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Selected Projects

 

 

 

Dr Zhang Hao Allen

 

Air purification and carbon sequestration by urban park trees in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr ZHANG Hao Allen (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Urban forests, air quality, ecosystem services


 

 

Dr Shum Chun Tat Terence

 

Asylum-seeking journeys among refugees in Hong Kong: processes, meanings and impacts 

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr SHUM Chun Tat Terence (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Asylum-seeking, refugee, migration

 

 

 

Dr LEUNG Ching Man Johnny

 

Career strategies of hotel senior managers in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Mr LEUNG Ching Man Johnny (Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Hong Kong hotel industry, human resources management, hospitality


 

 

Dr Wang Bei Helen

 

Chemical and toxicological characterization of particulate emissions from diesel vehicles

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr WANG Bei Helen (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  chassis dynamometer, particulate matter, toxicological evaluation


 

 

Dr LU Xiaoying Helen

 

Development of fluorinated Si/C composites with porous and micro/-nanoarchitectures for advanced Lithium ion batteries

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LU Xiaoying Helen (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Nano-bubble templates, porous materials, Si/C composites


  

 

 

Prof LEUNG Cheung Shing Sam
Expression of refusals by Cantonese preschoolers

 

Principal Investigator: Prof LEUNG Cheung Shing Sam (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  pragmatic development, preschool children, Cantonese


 

 

 

Sr Prof HO Chi Wing Daniel

 

How public are the public spaces? The effect of management regime on public space quality 

 

Principal Investigator:  Sr Prof HO Chi Wing Daniel (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Urban public space, publicly-owned, privately-owned


 

Prof LEE Kin Man Amazon

 

Improvement of indoor and outdoor air quality by clear photocatalytic-film-coated glass curtain walls for high-rise buildings

 

Principal Investigator: Dr WANG Yuanhao (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  outdoor air pollution, indoor air quality, glass curtain walls


 

Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul

 

Made-to-order: engineering and optimization of “tunable” yeasts for phytate hydrolysis

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Whole cell catalyst, Pichia pastoris, process development


 

 

Dr LAU Wai Kin Elvis

 

Modelling age composition and survival of high-rise building stock for sustainable urban management 

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAU Wai Kin Elvis (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Building lifetime, demolition, policy Delphi


 

 

Dr LAW Ho Yin Angus

 

Molecular characterization of endocytic recycling in plant cells

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAW Ho Yin Angus (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  plasma membrane recycling, protein trafficking, endosome


 

Dr LAW Man Yee Caroline

 

Seminar series on “Urban green infrastructure – enhancing ecosystem services and biodiversity”

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAW Man Yee Caroline (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Inter-Institutional Development Scheme

Keywords:  Healthy urban spaces, landscape design, biotechnical techniques, slope upgrading


 

  Dr Gorden LEUNG
Study on the use of high percentage reclaimed asphalt pavement materials in road construction in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LEUNG Lai Ming Gordon (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Perpetual pavement design, mechanistic analysis, fatigue resistance

 

 

Dr Emily Choi

  

Study of probiotic approach to reduce food process- induced toxicants using an in vitro digestion model

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHOI Siu Mei Emily (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Bioaccessibility, acrylamide, probiotics, LC-MS/MS, ethyl carbamate

 

 

Dr Dickson Yan

  

Development of a novel photocatalyic system for bacteria-resistant organics oxidation in wasterwater

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr YAN Yuk Shing Dickson (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Wastewater treatment, advanced oxidation process, filtration, pharmaceutical, fields 

 

 

Dr Emily Choi

  

Development of a method to quantify risks posed by multi-landslide hazards triggered by extreme rainstorm events

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr ZHANG Shuai Isabella (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Risk assessment, slope stability, landslide, extreme rainfall

 

 

Dr Dickson Yan

  

A mechanistic study on the combination uses of doxorubicin with Salvia Miltiorriza Bunge (Danshen) in treating drug-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro and in vivo

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHAN Shun Wan (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Herb-drug interaction, P-glycoprotein, synergistic effect, metabolomics

 

 

Dr Emily Choi

  

The mechanism study of mass transfer in the liquid desiccant dehumidifier and regenerator with experiment and molecular dynamics simulation

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LUO Yimo Constance (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Dehumidifier and regenerator, air-desiccant interface, mass transfer, mechanism study, molecular dynamical model

 

 

Dr Eve Chan

  

Modelling country attractive factors that affect Hong Kong's textiles and clothing trade potential  with One Belt One Road countries

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHAN Man Hin Eve (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Gravity trade model, Indicator of trade potential, One Belt One Road countries, country attractiveness

 

 

Dr CHAN Cho Yin, Joe

  

Study of a low energy input-high water recovery wastewater treatment technology by forward osmosis (FO) using a novel FO draw solution synthesized with hydrophilic and magnetic nanoparticles (MNP)

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHAN Cho Yin Joe (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Draw solution, hydrophilic magnetic nanoparticles (MNP), water resource and water reuse, wastewater treatment

 

 

Dr Dickson Yan

  

Development of a high-efficiency and low-cost UV-LED/chorine process for removal of antibiotic resistant bactreia and their resistance genes in municipal wastewater disinfection

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr WANG Chao Shirley (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Antibiotic resistant bacteria, antibiotic resistance genes, chlorine photolysis, UV-LEDs,  disinfection     

 

 

Dr Alex Tsang

  

Treatment and catalytic upgrading of mixed oil wastes and wood/paper wastes to transportation fuels in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr TSANG Chi Wing  Alex (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Heterogeneous catalytic system, wood wastes, cooking oil wastes, wastes conversion and management, bio-renewable fuels

 

 

Dr CHAN Cho Yin, Joe

  

The rise of youth activism

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr NG Vitrierat Sophia (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Youth, protest, activism, politics

 

 

Dr Tommy Zhong

  

Colour fading effect on cotton by plasma-induced ozone treatment

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr ZHONG Dan Tammy (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Plasma-induced ozone treatment, color fading, non-aqueous technology, cotton dyes

  

 

Dr Dickson Yan

  

Synthesis of PHAs using carbon source from ferrous activated persulfate oxidation combined with alkaline fermentation of excessive activated sludge

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LIU Yaohui Keane (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Carbon source, alkaline fermentation, advanced oxidation  

 

 

Dr Alex Tsang

  

A study of shear strength and seismic performance of non-seismically designed reinforced concrete eccentric beam-column joint

 

Principal Investigator:  Ir Dr WONG Ho Fai Simon (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords: Ductility, seismic performance, eccentric beam-column joint, reversed cyclic load

 

 

Dr CHAN Cho Yin, Joe

  

Sustainable start-ups - seminars on designing innovation for start-ups and crowd-funding

 

Principal Investigator:  Mr CHOY Yip Hong Sonny (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Inter-Institutional Development Scheme

 

 

 

Dr Dickson Yan

  

Sustainable placemaking - seminar series on strategic approaches in design and environment

 

Principal Investigator:  Ms KEE Yee Chun Tristance (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:   Research Grants Council - Inter-Institutional Development Scheme