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Selected Projects

 

Dr CHAN Cho Yin, Joe   
A study of a highly efficient carbon capture and utilization (CCU) approach for microalgae biofixation of CO2 enhanced by recombinant carbonic anhydrase immobilized onto magnetic nanocomposites

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 1,226,387

Keywords: Carbon capture and utilization, Carbon neutrality, Magnetic nanocomposites, Microalgae biofixation of CO2, Recombinant carbonic anhydrase

 

 

Mr CHAN Fuk Cheung, Edward
The Design and Development of a Vertical Remote Sensing System for Tailpipe Emissions (VRSE) System in Single-lane Applications

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHAN Fuk Cheung Edward (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - IDS Collaborative Research Grant

Grant total: HK$ 4,015,000

Keywords: Diesel vehicle emission, Facing-down remote sensing, Multi-lane interference, Inspection and maintenance, Computation fluid dynamics

 

 

 Dr Chan Shun Wan
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

Grant total: HK$ 809,010

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

 

 

 Dr CHAU Man lut
Imagination of Cityscape: A Study on Post-1997 Hong Kong Young Writers

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHAU Man Lut (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 384,200

Keywords:  Sense of place, Hong Kong Literature, Post-1997 Hong Kong Young Writers, Space,  Structure of Feelings

 

 

Prof Leslie Chen
Workshop cum Seminar on Resilient Cities – International Workshop on Urban Landscape (IWUL) 2021

 

Principal Investigator:  Prof CHEN Hung Chi Leslie (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Inter-institutional Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 523,350

Keywords: Urban Development, Environmental

 

 

 Dr Anna Cheung
Optimization of antioxidant activities of polysaccharides or polysaccharide-protein complexes from medicinal mushrooms by modulation of ultrasound-assisted extraction effect on the molecular structures and physicochemical properties

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHEUNG Yi Ching Anna (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 565,279

Keywords: Ultrasound, Polysaccharide, Antioxidant activities, Modulation, Medicinal mushrooms

 

 

 Dr CHOI Siu Mei Emily
Study of potential synergistic effect of probiotic formulas in reducing acrylamide and ethyl carbamate in selected foods

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 739,083

Keywords: Acrylamide, Ethyl carbamate, Synergistic effect, Probiotic formulas, In vitro digestion

 

 

Ms CHU Wai Ching Alice
Seminar Series on " Sustainable Fashion Development for the Greater Bay Area"

 

Principal Investigator:  Ms CHU Wai Ching Alice (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Inter-institutional Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 396,678

Keywords: Product Design, Management

 

 

 Dr CHOY Wai Chun Monica
Identifying Supply and Demand Gaps that Influence Employability and Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHOY Wai Chun Monica (Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 504,867

Keywords: Employability, Hospitality Industry, Supply and Demand, Sustainability, Vocational and professional education and training (VPET)

 

 

 Dr HOU Yun Aileen
Distributed Multi-hop C-V2X Self-Optimizing Network

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr HOU Yun Aileen (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 1,165,009

Keywords: 5G, Network Utility Maximization, Vehicle-to-everything (V2X), Wireless Communications, Wireless Networking

 

 

 Dr LAM Wai Yan William
Mechanistic studies of ferrate(VI) oxidation of pollutants and biological molecules in aqueous solutions

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAM Wai Yan William (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 823,500

Keywords: Mechanism, Ferrate, Iron, Amino acids, Antioxidants

 

 

 Dr LAU Wai Kin Elvis
Modelling building rehabilitation cost to combat the problems of ageing apartment buildings in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAU Wai Kin Elvis (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 729,605

Keywords: Artificial neural network, Building maintenance, Building rehabilitation, Prediction, Regression analysis

 

 

Dr LAW Ho Yin Angus
Molecular Characterisation of Lipid-associated Protein Trafficking Pathway in Plant Cells

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 746,304

Keywords: Endocytosis, Plasma membrane recycling, Protein trafficking, GPI-anchor proteins, Lipid Raft

 

 

Dr LAW Man Yee, Caroline
Seminar Series on "Finding our way out for our urban forest - the lessons learned from the aftermath after super typhoon"

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Inter-institutional Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 357,290

Keywords: Ecology, Urban Studies and Planning

 

 

Dr LIU Yaohui Keane
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

Grant total: HK$ 812,000

Keywords:  Carbon source, alkaline fermentation, advanced oxidation

 

 

Dr LU Xiaoying Helen
Development of composite separators with superior thermal characteristics for safety enhancement of next generation lithium-ion batteries

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LU Xiao-ying (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 943,440

Keywords: Composite separators, Plastic waste, Thermal conductivity, Battery safety, Electrospinning

 

 

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

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LUK Sung Hei Henry (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 847,420

Keywords:  Perpetual pavement design, mechanistic analysis, fatigue resistance

 

 

Dr Edith NGAI
Development of a high-efficiency and low-cost UV-LED/chlorine process for removal of antibiotic resistant bacteria and their resistance genes in municipal wastewater disinfection

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr NGAI King Wah Edith (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 911,475

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

 

 

Dr Pan Min
The fate and effects of PPCPs in soil-plant systems and their metabolization by plants with potential use in phytotreatment/remediation applications

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr PAN Min (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 1,058,123

Keywords: Degradation, Metabolization, PPCPs, Phytotreatment, Remediation application

 

 

Dr Angel TONG
Focus Interpretation and Prosodic Evidence of Nuclear Stress in Hong Kong Cantonese

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr TONG Man Shan Angel (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 859,862

Keywords:  Focus Interpretation, Nuclear Stress Rule, Prosodic (Re-)phrasing, Prosodic Syntax, Triadic Constructions

 

 

Dr Alex Tsang
Hydrogen on demand - Development of hydrogel-based hydrogen generator using single atom Strategy for flexible power devices

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 992,841

Keywords:  Heterogeneous catalysis, Hydrogel, Hydrogen storage materials, Lignin materials, Single atom catalyst

 

 

Dr Paul Tsang
Investigating the functional role of aryl alcohol dehydrogenase in Candida dubliniensis biofilm matrix synthesis via a proteomic approach

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 805,749

Keywords:  Biofilms, Candida dubliniensis, Extracellular matrix

 

 

Dr Edmond Tsang
Mapping the Development of Recording Studios in Postwar Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr TSANG Yik Man Edmond (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 381,900

Keywords:  Cantopop, Hong Kong Culture, Hong Kong History, Recording Studio

 

 

Dr WANG Bei
Investigation on effects of biodiesel blends on gas- and particulate-phase light duty diesel vehicle exhaust emissions

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 780,174

Keywords:  Particulate matter, Vehicle exhaust emission, VOCs, PAHs, Biodiesel

 

 

Ir Dr WONG Ho Fai Simon
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

Grant total: HK$ 697,000

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

 

 

Dr Jack Wu
Modelling Relevance using Document-Context and Deep Neural Networks in Ad-hoc Information Retrieval

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr WU Ho Chung Jack (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 565,836

Keywords: Information Retrieval, Learning-to-Rank, Deep Learning, Document-Context, Relevance Feedback

 

 

Dr Zhang Hao Allen
Soil Properties and Microbial Communities in Relation to Tree Performance across Urban Green Space (UGS) Types in Hong Kong

 

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

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Grant total: HK$ 881,426

Keywords:  Urban forests, air quality, ecosystem services