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Hong Kong hammered by the coronavirus and protests must look to the Greater Bay Area for economic growth

LAM Zhi Kiet Harry

Step Out and Explore at UC Berkeley

Graduated from SEE in 2016, I started my career as an environmental engineer at ATAL, where I was involved in the design and operations of three water and wastewater treatment projects. Upon completion of the HKIE’s Graduate Scheme “A” Training, I decided to take a step forward, and go beyond my professional background in water engineering. I had the calling that I should create an impact not only within the context of my profession, but also in solving the pressing water security and water sustainability issues facing emerging nations these days. Currently, I am pursuing a MS degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley and working in a water research group at the Berkeley Lab. Our research is about zapping lead pipes with electricity, making them safer for drinking water uses. I truly enjoy the process of discovering groundbreaking solutions and I look forward to bringing tangible impacts and values to the real world. 


Step Out and Explore at UC Berkeley
LAM Zhi Kiet Harry
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science & Engineering (Class of 2016)

Hong Kong as a natural laboratory for experimenting hydrogen delivery by blending it into natural gas pipeline

WONG On Yi Annie

I don’t work in Engineering Field

Stepping out of my comfort zone for new opportunities was a difficult decision. I was doing quite good with my bachelor’s degree, could probably get an engineering job with my internship experience. The thing is, is it really the best option for me? University is a good place to explore your potentials and aspirations. I enrolled in a digital marketing programme called Google Ignite, where I found myself in love with the fast-paced digital world. I self learnt digital marketing, obtained accreditation and created mini projects to develop my portfolio. The analytical mindset that I have built from major study enabled me to become a data-driven marketer. I am now working as marketing analyst in an IT consultancy firm. Graduation doesn’t mean the end of learning, I took part-time courses to keep my competence. Three years since I started a brand-new career, I am delighted I made the move. To go where the university takes you, it’s better to make those decisions for yourself. My dear fellows, don’t wait your whole life to do something special!


I don’t work in Engineering Field
WONG On Yi Annie
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science & Engineering (Class of 2016)

Win the trade war and lose the world? Why US and China need to focus on war against climate change

CHOI Lai Yun Max

University of South Carolina – the BEST Exchange Experience Ever

I am glad to be a student of SEE.  In SEE, we are offered a lot of unique opportunities: internship programmes, exchange programmes and research opportunities. In my third year of study, I became an exchange student in the University of South Carolina for a semester. The five-month exchange study in the United States is unforgettable. The culture and way of learning there impressed me hugely. The enthusiasm of the local students in discussion is what inspired me the most. Apart from digging myself in the academic studies in the US, I spent my leisure time visiting cities nearby. Those time travelling has broadened my horizons. Without the support from SEE, I could not have such remarkable time in my university life.  Thank you, SEE!


University of South Carolina – the BEST Exchange Experience Ever
CHOI Lai Yun Max
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science & Engineering (Class of 2019)

Win the trade war and lose the world? Why US and China need to focus on war against climate change

YU Young Jin

Landing my Dream Job

Hi, I am Jin, an international student who graduated from SEE in 2019. My major was Energy Science and Engineering.

I am now working in SK innovation (SKI), Korea’s first and largest energy chemical company as a junior engineer. SKI is focusing on the electric car battery industry. Since environmental impact of the fossil fuel has become great issue, there are great efforts to replace petroleum cars by electric cars worldwide. Being a junior engineer of the “Battery Production Unit”, I am responsible for maintaining and improving the manufacturing environment at the formation process of the battery, to achieve maximum yield of production.

When I was preparing for the job application of SKI, I found that the experience in SEE came in a great help. The School and our professors provided with us the best study environment. The wide range of energy science and engineering courses also paved a solid knowledge foundation for me. Alongside with the courses, the laboratory internship and the final year project were great opportunities that enabled me to study the field of my own interest, which is to find alternative energy source to replace fossil fuel. Against this background, I am now working as an engineer of the electric car battery and I am determined to contribute more in the near future!


Landing my Dream Job
YU Young Jin
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science & Engineering (Class of 2019)

Students

Hong Kong hammered by the coronavirus and protests must look to the Greater Bay Area for economic growth

CHANG Man Hei Jeffrey

A Dream Come True

“The distance between your dreams and reality is called action.” Have you ever thought of spending a year learning and working in one of the world most reputable organisations? In SEE, you can make it with the great support and flexibility provided to the students. This statement sounds like an unrealistic advertisement on the television, but that’s real. This is my experience, my story.

Working in the Hong Kong Observatory has been my dream since childhood. I was very much into the activities of typhoons and atmospheric science. This also has paved the way for my study in energy and environment. After rigorous selection, I got the offer as a researcher intern in the Hong Kong Observatory for a year in 2019. During this gap year, I largely integrated my knowledge acquired from SEE and my enduring passion in meteorology into a project ranging from sensor network to numerical weather predictions, which well-equip me in this profession. I know it is now one step forward to my life career.

Believe in yourself. If you have a dream, preserve it and make it happen.


A Dream Come True
CHANG Man Hei Jeffrey
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering (Final-year Student)

Hong Kong as a natural laboratory for experimenting hydrogen delivery by blending it into natural gas pipeline

WAN Ho Ching Daniel

Supercharge Your Future

I believe engineers inspire the society, they are the ones who innovate, modernize the society and improve humanity. This is exactly why I aspire to become an engineer. My undergraduate study in SEE has been a wonderful journey all along. From my participation in societies and competitions, to the challenging yet enjoyable courses I have attended, to the memorable student exchange and internships, to the friendship and mentorship I had in SEE, I am now more towards the way to a professional engineer. All these experiences have made me a righteous person. More importantly, the main takeaway from all the experience in SEE should be the gust to challenge myself. I will continue to pursue my dreams and in no way underestimate my potentials. Time flies, my journey in SEE has reached its end, but it has also prepared me to embark my next new chapter.


Supercharge Your Future
WAN Ho Ching Daniel
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering (Final-year Student)

Win the trade war and lose the world? Why US and China need to focus on war against climate change

HO Shing Lai Nick

Gap Year before the Final-year

It was not an easy decision for me to take a gap year from study as an intern in the CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP). But when time goes by, I am glad that I have made this move. I have gained work experience and acquired new ideas, much more than I have ever expected.

My intern position right now in CLP is not purely about engineering. I am also spending half of my time on IT projects. It is my intention to learn more about the IT field. The world today is very fast-paced. Projects in different fields, including engineering field, require IT as a booster. During the past five months with CLP, I am inspired by many new ideas in how to utilise both engineering and IT knowledge. I am very eager to implement all these ideas in the coming future and in my final year of study!


Gap Year before the Final-year
HO Shing Lai Nick
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering (Year-3 Student)

Win the trade war and lose the world? Why US and China need to focus on war against climate change

MAK Wai Yu Nancy

Opportunities and Growth in SEE

School of Energy and Environment (SEE), as its name suggests, covers diverse fields including but not limited to engineering, science, economics, statistics and computing. Although I have faced some difficulties in handling some of these topics that are new to me, our SEE professors are always more than willing to provide prompt advice.

SEE is keen in offering out-of-classroom learning. In summer 2018, I took part in a Shenzhen field trip to learn about the newest existing solutions from several top Shenzhen engineering companies to tackle energy and environmental problems.

Apart from attending the regular career talks and workshops organized by SEE, I was also nominated to ATAL Building Service Engineering Ltd as summer intern. This is a fabulous opportunity for me to acquire new knowledge. I understand how big the world out there is! I recalled I was once too shy to raise questions at work, but it turned out that another trouble was created for my colleague. I am now trained to be curious and proactive. It is never embarrassing to show your obscurity. All in all, efficiency with accuracy is what demanded in engineering field and thank to this work experience, I am now better trained!


Opportunities and Growth in SEE
MAK Wai Yu Nancy
Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Science and Engineering (Year-3 Student)