Introduction

Sustainable Technologies for Energy, Environment and Health

Sustainable Technologies for Energy, Environment and Healt

As core strength of the School of Energy and Environment, we employ interdisciplinary nature in developing various state-of-the-art technologies for future smart cities. These activities are structured in the themes of clean energy and water security. From photovoltaic conversion and solar hydrogen production, to wastewater treatment and air purification, the vision is to develop novel technologies that will enhance the energy and environmental sustainability of megacities. These clean technologies have further implications to improving the overall health of the city dwellers.

Key Research Areas:

1. Solar Energy Conversion (Walid DAOUD, Sam H. Y. HSU, Michael K. H. LEUNG, Patrick SIT)
2. Ultraclean Fuels (Sam H. Y. HSU, Patrick LEE, Jin SHANG)
3. Waste-to-Energy (Patrick LEE, Michael K. H. LEUNG, Carol LIN)
4. Energy Storage (Walid DAOUD, Patrick SIT, Denis Y. W. YU)
5. Air Purification (Patrick LEE, Jin SHANG, Patrick SIT)
6. Water Remediation (Alicia K. J. AN, Patrick LEE, Patrick SIT)
7. Policies for Sustainable Technologies (Masaru YARIME, Lin ZHANG)

Our Centres and Laboratories:

Latest Research:

The work by Dr. Sam Hsu
The work by Dr. Denis Yu
The work by Dr. W.Y. Teoh and Dr Denis Yu
Dr. Sam Hsu has developed a general method for re-solving the trade-off between effciency and stability of metal–insulator–semiconductor photoelectrodes...
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The work by Dr. Denis Yu and his group appears on the cover of ChemElectroChem...
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The groups of Dr. W.Y. Teoh and Dr. Denis Yu reviewed the advancements in functionalized graphene composites...
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The work by Dr. Sam Hsu    
Dr. Sam Hsu demonstrates a novel liquid junction solar cell...
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Urban Atmospheric and Aquatic Environment: Science and Policies

Urban Atmospheric and Aquatic Environment "Science and Policies"

The School of Energy and Environment is conducting cutting-edge research on climate change forecasting, pollution management and aquatic environment protection, as a contribution to the development of smart and healthy cities. Innovative research concerns air pollution monitoring to understand pollution from sources, including the formation of secondary air pollutants, to microenvironments and personal exposure. Atmospheric modelling is used to understand air pollution transport or global warming and their relationships with typhoon activity. The effects of air pollution on health and material damage are scientifically investigated and aquatic environment is considered as well in order to design environmental policies.

Key Research Areas:

1. Climate Diagnostics and Tropical Cyclone Prediction  (Johnny CHANWen ZHOU)
2. Impacts of Climate Change (Peter BRIMBLECOMBE, Masaru YARIME)
3. Urban and Mesoscale Meteorology (Peter BRIMBLECOMBE, Nicky Y. F. LAM, Keith NGAN)
4. Aerosols and Air Pollution (Chak K. CHAN, Peter BRIMBLECOMBE, Nicky Y. F. LAM, Zhi NING)
5. Water Environment Technologies (Alicia K. J. AN, Aude POMMERET)
6. Environmental Economics and Policies (Masaru YARIME, Lin ZHANG)

Our Centres and Laboratories:

Latest Research:

The work by Dr. Alicia An The work by Keith Ngan
The work by Peter
Dr. Alicia An and her group developed a hybrid polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) polymeric microspheres-PVDF superhydrophic membrane via electrospinning...
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Dr. Keith Ngan and collaborator reported their studies on the dispersion of air pollutants...
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Pollutant concentrations are halved by about 17m from the road edge...
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The work by Peter    
Prof. Peter Brimblecombe showed that the public perception of improved air quality...
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Smart and Healthy Cities

Smart and Healthy Cities

The successful creation of smart and healthy cities requires the application of scientific knowledge and innovative technologies, facilitated by policy and delivered by business and industry.  Research at the School of Energy and Environment takes a systems approach to develop innovative science and engineering solutions and to provide empirically based evidence and insight from the evaluation of these solutions to understand how they can be successfully applied to our cities. The research engages with stakeholders in industry, and government seeking to inform and critique policy and practice in the area of air and water pollution, food waste, energy efficiency and low carbon smart and healthy cities.

Key Research Areas:

1. Energy-efficient Buildings (Michael K. H. LEUNG, Ian A. RIDLEY)
2. Healthy Built Environment (Ian A. RIDLEY, Patrick LEE, Zhi NING)
3. Smart Transportations (Nicky Y. F. LAMChunhua LIU)
4. Assessment and Policies of Sustainable Development (Masaru YARIME, Lin ZHANG)

Our Centres and Laboratories:

Latest Research:

The work by Dr. Lin Zhang The work by Dr. Masaru Yarime
The work by Dr. Chunhua Liu
Dr. Lin Zhang presented his studies on the effects of an environmental tax reform using endogenous growth theory...
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Dr. Masaru Yarime examined the network of the stakeholders participating in developing smart cities in Japan and the United States...
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Dr. Chunhua Liu proposes a new electric magnetic-geared (EMG) machine...
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