CityU X Sino Grand Challenges Scholars Program

CityU X Sino Grand Challenges Scholars Program (CityU X Sino GCSP)

Overview

More than 120 U.S. engineering schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century. 14 Grand Challenges (GC) are identified through initiates including the White House Strategy for American Innovation, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges for Engineering, and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The GCs are a call to action and serve as a focal point for society's attention to opportunities and challenges affecting our quality of life.

The CityU X Sino GCSP is a combined curricular and extra-curricular elements to prepare students to be the future engineers and scientists that solves the 14 GCs facing the world in this century. The elements will be embedded into the curriculum so as to maximize the learning experience of students, through participation in research projects, Entrepreneurship schemes, interdisciplinary courses, service learning activities and overseas exchange program. The program was endorsed by the NAE in February 2009. For further information about GCSP (NAE), please visit the website below:

NAE Grand Challenges Scholars Program

Grand Challenges for Engineering (Video)

Five Curricular Components

  1. Hands-on Project or Research Experience: Related to a Grand Challenge
  2. Interdisciplinary Curriculum: A curriculum that complements engineering fundamentals with courses in other fields, preparing engineering students to work at the overlap with public policy, business, law, ethics, human behavior, risk, and the arts, as well as medicine and the sciences
  3. Entrepreneurship: Preparing students to translate invention to innovation; to develop market ventures that scale to global solutions in the public interest
  4. Global Dimension: Developing the students’ global perspective necessary to address challenges that are inherently global as well as to lead innovation in a global economy
  5. Service Learning: Developing and deepening students’ social consciousness and their motivation to bring their technical expertise to bear on societal problems through mentored experiential learning with real clients
  • A well-connected program would be one where a single component can be linked to one or more of the other components; e.g., interning at an organization (Entrepreneurship) and/or performing research (Research experience) on global health or clean energy (Grand Challenge(s) / Service Learning).
  • Each GC scholar should select or be assigned a faculty mentor to monitor student progress and ensure thematic continuity and connectivity.

The Steering Committee

Chairman

Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Jian Lu
Dean
College of Engineering
Email address 3442-4889 YEUNG-B6502

Program Director

Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor H P Chan, Andy
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-8444 YEUNG-G6512

Committee Member

Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor C W Lim
Professor
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Email address 3442-7285 FW-474
Professor Chia-Hung Chen
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-9547 YEUNG-P7726
Professor C K Siu, Andy   
Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Email address 3442-2272 YEUNG- G6622
Professor Linqi Song
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science
Email address 3442-4231 YEUNG-Y6425
Professor C Y Chung, Jonathan
Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Email address 3442-7835 BOC-R7123
Professor W C Ho, Daniel
Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-8652 YEUNG-Y6507
Professor Wing Cheong Lo
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-2578 YEUNG-Y6628
Professor Jun Liu
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Email address 3442-9520 YEUNG-B6625
Professor Condon Lau
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Email address 3442-7882 YEUNG-G6612
Professor Xiaohan Du
Assistant Professor
Department of Systems Engineering
Email address 3442-8306 YEUNG-P6616

Faculty Mentors

14 Grand Challenges

Sustainability Grand Challenge Theme

(1) Make solar energy economical
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Mei-yung Leung
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Email address 3442-7142 FW-412
Professor Wing Shing Chan
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-7804 YEUNG-G6360
Professor Jonathan C Y Chung
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Email address 3442-7835 BOC-R7123
Professor Ya Yan Lu
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-7436 YEUNG-Y6513
Professor Yinghao Chu
Department of Systems Engineering
Email address 3442-4703 YEUNG-G6607
 
(2) Provide energy from fusion

 

(3) Develop carbon sequestration methods
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Chi Kit Siu, Andy
Department of Chemistry
Email address 3442-2272 YEUNG-G6622
 
(4) Manage the Nitrogen Cycle

 

(5) Provide access to clean water
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Ting Hsuan Chen, Cecil
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-4114 YEUNG-P6415

 

Health Grand Challenge Theme

(6) Advance health informatics
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Minming Li
Department of Computer Science
Email address 3442-9538 YEUNG-Y6316
Professor Shuaicheng Li
Department of Computer Science
Email address 3442-9412 YEUNG-G6520
Professor Ho Man Chan, Rosa
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-7651 YEUNG-G6356
Professor Wing Shing Chan
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-7804 YEUNG-G6360
Professor Wing Cheong Lo
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-2578 YEUNG-Y6622
Professor Weiyin Ma
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Email address 3442-9548 YEUNG-Y6707
 
(7) Engineer better medicines
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Ting Hsuan Chen, Cecil
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-4114 YEUNG-P6415
Professor Dongan Wang
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-9542 YEUNG-Y7523
Professor Lidai Wang
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-6157 YEUNG-Y6619
Professor Hongyan Sun
Department of Chemistry
Email address 3442-9537 YEUNG-B6716
Professor Ho Man Chan, Rosa
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-7651 YEUNG-G6356
Professor Wing Cheong Lo
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-2578 YEUNG-Y6622

 

(8) Prevent nuclear terror

(9) Secure cyberspace
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Gerhard Petrus Hancke
Department of Computer Science
Email address 3442-9341 YEUNG-Y6409
 
(10) Restore and improve urban infrastructure
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor C W Lim
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Email address 3442-7285 FW-474
Professor Mei-yung Leung
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Email address 3442-7142 FW-412
Professor Cheng Liu
Department of Systems Engineering
Email address 3442-8431 YEUNG-P6603

 

Joy of Living Grand Challenge Theme

(11) Reverse-engineer the brain
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Chung Tin
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-5145 YEUNG-P6416
Professor Lidai Wang
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-6157 YEUNG-Y6619
Professor Antoni B Chan
Department of Computer Science
Email address 3442-6509 YEUNG-G7311
Professor Ho Man Chan, Rosa
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-7651 YEUNG-G6356
Professor Hongyu Liu
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-7155 YEUNG-Y6511
 
(12) Enhance virtual reality
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Ho Man Chan, Rosa
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-7651 YEUNG-G6356
Professor Hongyu Liu
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-7155 YEUNG-Y6511
Professor Xiaosheng Zhuang
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-5942 YEUNG-Y6510
Professor Weiyin Ma
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Email address 3442-9548 YEUNG-Y6707
 
(13) Advance personalized learning
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor Minming Li
Department of Computer Science
Email address 3442-9538 YEUNG-Y6316
Professor Shuaicheng Li
Department of Computer Science
Email address 3442-9412 YEUNG-G6520
Professor Ho Man Chan, Rosa
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-7651 YEUNG-G6356
Professor Hongyu Liu
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-7155 YEUNG-Y6511
 
(14) Engineer the tools of scientific discovery
Name Email Tel. no. Office
Professor C W Lim
Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Email address 3442-7285 YEUNG-B6406
Professor Ting Hsuan Chen, Cecil
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-4114 YEUNG-P6415
Professor Chung Tin
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-5145 YEUNG-P6416
Professor Lidai Wang
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email address 3442-6157 YEUNG-Y6619
Professor Chi Kit Siu, Andy
Department of Chemistry
Email address 3442-2272 YEUNG-G6622
Professor Hongyan Sun
Department of Chemistry
Email address 3442-9537 YEUNG-B6716
Professor Hau Ping Andy Chan
Department of Electrical Engineering
Email address 3442-8444 YEUNG-G6512
Professor Hongyu Liu
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-7155 YEUNG-Y6511
Professor Wing Cheong Lo
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-2578 YEUNG-Y6622
Professor Xiaosheng Zhuang
Department of Mathematics
Email address 3442-5942 YEUNG-Y6510
Professor Xiaoyan Zhong
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Email address 3442-6850 BOC-R7124
Professor Xiaohan Du
Department of Systems Engineering
Email address 3442-8306 YEUNG-P6616

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