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Department of Construction Technology and Engineering

Academic Staff

TEACHING AREAS

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment
  • Biological Wastewater Engineering
  • Water & Wastewater Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environment, Development and Sustainability
  • Environmental Policy and Legislations
  • Carbon Management for Engineers
  • Calculus
  • Introduction to Ecology
  • Final Year Project I/II

QUALIFICATIONS

2006 PhD (Biology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2002 M.Phil (Biology), The Chinese University of Hong Kong
2000 BSc (Hons) (Environmental Science), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

EMPLOYMENT

2015 - Present Teaching Fellow (Faculty of Science and Technology, THEi)
2006 - 2014 Deputy Principal Scientist (Geneharbor (Hong Kong) Biotechnologies Ltd.)
2002 - 2005 Teaching Assistant (Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)/td>
2000 - 2002 Teaching Assistant (Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Development of an energy efficient-rapid microalgae cells harvesting and disruption method to facilitate the downstream processing of biofuel production by using a novel synthesized cationic polymer coated magnetic nanocomposites. Research Grants Council–Faculty Development Scheme (RGC/FDS) 2020-2021 (HK$806,250) Principal Investigator: Joe Chan
  • 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). Research Grants Council–Faculty Development Scheme (RGC/FDS) 2018-2019 (HK$860,268) Principal Investigator: Joe Chan
  • Bio-renewable vehicular fuels from wood waste in Hong Kong – a novel catalytic system. THEi-Seed Grant 2017-2018 (HK$76,920) Co-investigator: Joe Chan
  • Novel, Efficient, Economical and Environmentally Friendly Manufacture of Coenzymes Essential to Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Industries. Innovation Technology Fund-Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme (ITF-SERAP) granted to Geneharbor (HK) Biotechnologies Limited. 2013-2015 (HK$3,500,000) Co-investigator: Joe Chan

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Wastewater Treatment Process
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Membrane Separation Technology
  • Chemicals/Proteins Separation and Downstream Purification

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

  • Chan L.H.D. and *Chan C.Y. Development of a Biosensor for Real-time Analysis and Detection of Environmental Pollutants. AETI 2019 Student Applied Research, International Conference on Applied Education, Technology and Innovation, Hong Kong, 16-18 April 2019. (Abstract). (*corresponding author)
  • Chan C.Y. and *Wong P.K. Integrated Photocatalytic-Biological Treatment of Triazine-Containing Pollutants. The 4th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation. Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 16-18, August 2018. (oral presentation) (*corresponding author)
  • Tan E.X.R., Siddiq S.A.B., *Handojo D.U., Poon S.H., Lo L.Y. and *Chan C.Y. Potential Usage of Algal Biomass for Wastewater Treatment. Outstanding STEM Student Project Showcase, International STEM students’ Forum 2017, Hong Kong, 16-17 June 2017. (poster presentation). (*corresponding author)
  • Tan E.X.R., Siddiq S.A.B., Ding B., Fong S.T., *Handojo D.U., Chow T.Y., Poon S.H., Lo L.Y. and *Chan C.Y. Potential Usage of Algal Biomass for Wastewater Treatment. Joint VTC and Overseas Partners STEM Student Project Presentation. International STEM students’ Forum 2017, Hong Kong, 16-17 June, 2017. (oral presentation). (*corresponding author)
  • Chan C.Y. and *Wong P.K. Treatment of Triazine-containing Organic Compounds by Photocatalytic Oxidation. International Conference on Environmental and Public Health Management: Persistent Toxic Substances. Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. 17-19, November 2004. (oral presentation) (*corresponding author)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Chan C.Y., Chan H.S. and Wong P.K. 2019. Integrated photocatalytic-biological treatment of triazine-containing pollutants. Chemosphere. 222: 371-380.
  • Jin S., Guan W., Tsang C.W., Yan D.Y.S., Chan C.Y. and Liang C. 2017. Enhanced hydroconversion of lignin-derived oxygen containing compounds over bulk nickel catalysts though Nb2O5 modification. Catalysis Letters. DOI 10.1007/s10562-017-2085-6.
  • Yu Y., Yu J.C., Chan C.Y., Che Y.K., Zhao J.C., Ding L., Ge W.K. and Wong P.K. 2005. Enhancement of adsorption and photocatalytic activity of TiO2 by using carbon nanotubes for the treatment of azo dye. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 61:1-11.
  • Chan C.Y., Tao S., Dawson R. and Wong P.K. 2004. Treatment of atrazine by integrating photocatalytic and biological processes. Environmental Pollution. 131: 45-54.
  • Chan C.Y., Wong K.H., Qian P.Y. and Wong P.K. 2004. Isolation and characterization of an aerobic cyanuric acid-utilizing bacterium. In Ujang Z. and Henze M. (eds). Water and Environmental Management Series. Environmental Biotechnology: Advancement in Water and Wastewater Applications in the Tropics. International Water Association (IWA). London. pp. 331-338.