Research

Research Grants Awarded in the Past Year

GRF / ECS Award (2022-23)

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Advanced Design and Systems Engineering Professor Andy Ho Fai CHOW Dynamic strategies for decentralised urban rail transit network operations under demand uncertainty
Advanced Design and Systems Engineering Professor Tony Shien Ping FENG Development of ionic-thermoelectric material and device for converting low-grade heat to electricity
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Kim Meow LIEW Fire Performance Evaluation of Sustainable Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Limestone Calcined Clay Cement Composites
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Sai On CHEUNG Toward Behaviour-based Construction Incentivisation
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Xiaoqiao HE A combined theoretical and experimental study on the fabrication of carbon nanotube networks
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Yu WANG Smart Sensing of Subsurface Soil Liquefaction Potential using Machine Learning and Virtual Reality
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Gongsheng HUANG Air-layer-integrated ceiling radiant-cooling panels for hot and humid climates: system dynamics, control and energy performance
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Qiusheng LI Nonstationary stochastic tropical cyclone model for regional wind hazard assessment under global warming
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Xiaowei LUO Automatic Detection of Safety Violations using Vision and Knowledge
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Cheuk-lun CHOW A Study on Operating Positive Pressure Ventilator in Room Fires
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Richard Kwok Kit YUEN Artificial Neural Network Based Dual-functional System for Thermal and Fire Safety Management for Lithium-ion Batteries
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Denvid LAU Artificial intelligence (AI) assisted reactive molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of cement hydration
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Jung In KIM OpenBIM-based integrated urban road maintenance planning framework
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Gianni TALAMINI Symbiotic Urbanism for a Horizontal Metropolis
Biomedical Engineering Dr Lidai WANG Wireless headmount photoacoustic tomography of the brain in free-moving animals
Biomedical Engineering Dr Kannie Wai Yan CHAN Imaging nose-to-brain drug delivery to brain tumors using multiple CEST MRI contrast
Biomedical Engineering Dr Chenjie XU The second generation of cryomicroneedles for transdermal cell delivery in cancer immunotherapy
Biomedical Engineering Dr Lu LIU Distributed optimal coordination of multiple dynamical systems under practical constraints and its applications
Biomedical Engineering Dr Chia-Hung CHEN Droplet Functional Barcoding Technology for Single-Cell Multidimensional Profiling Applied to Precision Immunotherapy
Biomedical Engineering Dr Xinge YU Intelligent skin-integrated haptic interface with multiple feedback modes
Biomedical Engineering Dr Pakpong CHIRARATTANANON Tensegrigami: Origami-Inspired Functional Resilient Structures for Aerial Robots
Biomedical Engineering Professor Peng SHI Closed-loop Hydrogel Electronics for Intelligent Neurotreatment
Biomedical Engineering Dr Jiachen ZHANG Computer-aided teleoperation system for millimetre-scale magnetic soft capsule robot in minimally invasive healthcare and targeted intervention
Building Science and Technology Dr Yongjun SUN Obstacle-incorporated spatiotemporal characterization of building solar-energy-potential and holistic design optimization of large-scale distributed PV systems in high-density cities
Building Science and Technology Dr John Zhang LIN Development and control of stratified micro-environments to maximise ventilation performance
Computer Science Dr Weitao XU Pushing the Boundaries of Wearable Sensing: A Tale of Two Modalities
Computer Science Dr Jun HUANG Tackling the Threat of Small Drones in Low Altitude Airspace Over Metropolises
Computer Science Dr Hau-san WONG Beyond data augmentation: Generative modeling of close-to-real training examples in machine learning through domain knowledge injection
Computer Science Dr Gerhard Petrus HANCKE Designing Distance-Bounding Protocols Resilient to Time-of-Flight Errors
Computer Science Dr Nan GUAN Managing Information Synchronicity in Real-Time Systems
Computer Science Dr Jason Chun XUE Towards Unified-storage-memory-enabled Mobile Devices
Computer Science Professor Jianping WANG Modelling and Handling Uncertainties in Autonomous Driving Systems
Computer Science Professor Xiaohua JIA Secure and Compressed Key-Value Store for Outsourced Data in Cloud Computing
Computer Science Dr Zhenjiang LI A Trinity Platform with Synthesized mmWaves for Human Motion Sensing
Computer Science Professor Qingfu ZHANG Few for Many: A Non-Pareto Approach for Many Objective Optimization
Computer Science Dr Jing LIAO Towards Controllable and Efficient Generation of High-Quality Visual Content with Transformers
Computer Science Professor Cong WANG Towards Bridging the Last-mile Gap of Multi-party Collaborative Statistics
Computer Science Dr Junhui HOU Deep Regular Geometry Representations for 3D Point Cloud Processing
Computer Science Dr Man Hon CHEUNG Strategic Information Disclosure and Recommendation for Crowdfunding
Computer Science Dr Zhimeng YIN Enabling Interference Resilience for Low-Power Wide-Area Networks through a Cross-Layer Framework
Electrical Engineering Dr Eric Wing Ming WONG Comprehensive Policymaking Framework for Sustainable Epidemic Response and Resilience
Electrical Engineering Dr Chaoliang TAN Growth of High-Quality Tellurium Thin Films via Substrate Engineering for High-Performance p-Type Field-Effect Transistors and Circuits
Electrical Engineering Professor Arindam BASU NEUCOME: Neuromorphic Compression and Memory Management for next-generation Implantable Brain-machine Interfaces
Electrical Engineering Professor Sze Chun CHAN FMCW Generation with Large Time-Bandwidth Product by Semiconductor Laser Cavity Tuning
Electrical Engineering Professor Moshe ZUKERMAN Internet Cable Path Planning - Overcoming Challenges of Excess Data Availability or Missing Ground Motion Data
Electrical Engineering Dr Cheng WANG An integrated millimeter-wave photonic phased array receiver system
Electrical Engineering Dr Man Hon WONG Toward Electromagnetic Near-Field Suppression and Enhancement with Janus Antennas
Electrical Engineering Professor Michael Chi Kong TSE Modeling and Design of Capacitive Power Coupling as a Practical Candidate for Wireless Power Transfer
Electrical Engineering Dr Bernard Chi Yuen CHIU Carotid vessel wall and plaque segmentation and characterization in 3D ultrasound images by a dual-stream centreline-guided network and domain adaptation
Electrical Engineering Professor Hing Cheung SO Advanced Factorization Approaches for Low-Rank Matrix Recovery
Electrical Engineering Professor Kin-seng CHIANG Compact electric-field sensor based on lithium-niobate waveguide grating
Electrical Engineering Dr Young Jin CHUN Tera-Hybrid: Integration of Intelligent Reflecting Surface and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle on Terahertz enabled Hybrid Network
Electrical Engineering Professor Jie CHEN Performance and Robustness of Multi-Agent Control Systems
Electrical Engineering Dr Hang WONG Investigation of Wideband Antenna-In-Package Designs for 6G Communications
Electrical Engineering Professor Henry S H CHUNG Use of Nonlinear Inductors in Source-Interface Converters to Compensate for Instability in DC Distribution Networks
Electrical Engineering Professor Kwai Man LUK Optically Transparent Antennas and Arrays for Wireless Connectivity
Electrical Engineering Dr Mu Ku CHEN Meta-lens for Vacuum Ultraviolet Light
Electrical Engineering Dr Haoliang LI Fighting AI-Camera-Captured Image Manipulation with AI-Enabled Solutions
Electrical Engineering Dr Chaoqian JIANG Enhancement of the newly developed Nanocrystalline ribbon bidirectional wireless EV charging system
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Feng WANG Multichromatic construction in self-powered interactive sensing display via triboelectrification-induced electroluminescence
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Derek HO Room-temperature high-performance gas sensors based on grafting of functional groups on MXene
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Zhaoxuan WU A Unified Model for Average Dislocation Behaviour in BCC Transition Metal Alloys
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Xiaoyan ZHONG Atomic scale imaging of magnetic circular dichroism in collinear antiferromagnets
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Juan Antonio ZAPIEN Cross-propagating Bloch surface waves: Guiding light to develop a photonic nano-CT scan analogue
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Yun CHI Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescent Organoboron Materials and Hyperphosphorescence
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Hin-Lap YIP Optical and Device Architecture Engineering for High-Performance White Perovskite Light-emitting Devices
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Qiyuan HE On-chip electrocatalytic microdevice based on 2D semiconductors for CO2 reduction reaction
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Chunyi ZHI Small dipolar molecules containing electrolytes for aqueous high-energy dual-ion batteries
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Wenjun ZHANG Dilute aqueous/aprotic electrolytes with broad electrochemical windows for Zn-ion hybrid supercapacitors
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alex Kwan Yue JEN Molecular Engineering of 1D Hybrid Perovskites for Improving the Performance and Stability of Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Andrey ROGACH Lasing from Chiral Microstructures Self-Assembled from Perovskite Quantum Dots
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Stephen Sai Wing TSANG Development of an In-situ Defects Measurement to Investigate the Degradation in Multiple-ion Composite Perovskite Solar Cells
Mechanical Engineering Professor Kaili ZHANG Development of Graphene Oxide Induced Nanoscale Energetic Coordination Polymer Based Propellant for Microthruster
Mechanical Engineering Professor Youfu LI Event-Based 3D Human Pose Estimation and Tracking
Mechanical Engineering Professor Wen Jung LI A Flexible Sponge-based Vibration Sensor for Conversion of Neck-skin Vibration to Digital Voice
Mechanical Engineering Dr Weiyin MA A novel unified λ-subdivision scheme with optimal G2 Bézier extraction and optimal convergence for isogeometric analysis using unstructured meshes
Mechanical Engineering Dr Zhengbao YANG New Piezoceramic Manufacturing Method Using the Surface Tension Effect for Energy Harvesting and Sensing
Mechanical Engineering Dr Jun LIU Development of A New Microrobotic System for Cryopreservation of Reproductive Cells

 

Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) (2022-23)

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Kim Meow LIEW An upcycling solution to the paradox of clean energy development
Biomedical Engineering Professor Jinlian HU Fundamental Study Towards Real Spider Dragline Silk Performance Through Artificial Innovative Approach
Computer Science Professor Cong WANG Enabling Metadata-private and Accountable Networks at Scale
Electrical Engineering Professor Chi-Hou CHAN An Enabling Technology for 6G Wireless Communications
Electrical Engineering Dr Cheng WANG Large-scale Lithium Niobate Photonic Integrated Circuits for Neuromorphic Computing

 

Germany/HK Joint Research Scheme

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Electrical Engineering Professor Din-ping TSAI

Plasmonic Nanoparticles Arrays for Functional Meta-devices

 

NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Mechanical Engineering Professor Yang LU Deep Strain Engineering of Structures and Functionalities of Twisted Bilayer Graphene

 

ITC Grants

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Yu WANG Artificial Intelligence Based Technology For Characterization Of Subsurface Rocks Surrounding Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) And TBM Automatic Control
Biomedical Engineering Dr Bee Luan KHOO Microfluidic Patient-Derived Tumor Models to Monitor Disease Response in Real-Time
Biomedical Engineering Dr Xinge YU Electronic Skin and Haptic Interfaces for Intelligent Prosthesis
Computer Science Dr Junhui HOU Wide FoV and High Resolution Video Perception and Efficient Coding
Computer Science Dr Rynson W H LAU An Automatic Coffee Capsule Classification System
Computer Science Dr Linqi SONG Development of a KOL Sentiment Analysis System in the Stock Market
Computer Science Professor Jianping WANG Mobile Application Engine: 5G Network Slice Management Platform
Computer Science Professor Qingfu ZHANG Investigation on Indoor Distributed System Planning Modeling and Fast Algorithm for 5G Mobile Communication Network
Electrical Engineering Dr Chaoqiang JIANG Multi-Site Integrated Power Converters for DC Distribution Networks of Data Centers
Electrical Engineering Professor Chi Sing Andrew LEUNG Global Illumination for Mobile Devices
Electrical Engineering Professor Kwok Wa LEUNG Transparent Planar Glass Resonator Antenna For Adding 5G Capabilities To Windows
Electrical Engineering Dr Wing Ming Eric WONG A Smart Communication System for 5G-IoT Networks
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Johnny Chung Yin HO Preparation of GaSb-based Artificial Visual Synapses with Ultra-low Energy Consumption
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alex JEN Development of Efficient and Stable Perovskite Solar Cell with Safe-to-Use
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alex JEN Using High-Throughput Optical Model to Design High Performance Thin Film Structures for Next-Generation Glass Materials and Products
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Abhijit PRAMANICK Multilayered Lead-free Textured Ceramics for Precision Actuator Applications
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Andrey ROGACH Core/shell Perovskite Quantum Dots with Excellent Stability and Their Application to Light-emitting Displays
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Wenjun ZHANG Three-dimensional Ni-based Layered Double Hydroxide/Vertical Graphene Array Electrodes for Integrating High-value Methanol Conversion and Energy-saving Hydrogen Production
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Xiaoyan ZHONG Atomic Scale Manufacturing and Testing of Bit Patterned Media for Magnetic Recording by Aberration Corrected Electron Beam
Mechanical Engineering Dr Walid DAOUD Bio-based Synthetic Leather for the Automotive Industry
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jian LU 4D Printed Cells' Mechanical Stress Loading Platform For Biomedical Research
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jian LU Supra-nano Optical Protective Films On Ultra-thin Flexible Glass For Smart Electronic Devices
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jian LU Tumor Microenvironment and Immune Cells in Biliary Tract Malignancies - Molecular Mechanism and Precision Modelling
Mechanical Engineering Dr Steven WANG Development of A Large Scale Outdoor Air-To-Water Harvester (OAH) for Various Applications
Mechanical Engineering Dr Steven WANG Development of A Novel Passive Super Hygroscopic System for Indoor Humidity and Apparent Temperature Control
Mechanical Engineering Dr Steven WANG Integrated In-situ Manufacturing and Application of Thermal Functional Structures of the Electrode for Power Batteries

 

Environmental and Conservation Fund (ECF)

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Biomedical Engineering Dr Bee Luan KHOO Identification and Removal of Small Microplastics from Wastewater Treatment Plants in Hong Kong
Electrical Engineering Dr Chaoqiang JIANG Development of a New Nanocrystalline Alloy WPT4 High Energy-efficiency Wireless Charger for Electric Vehicle

 

Green Tech Fund (GTF)

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Shiu Tong Thomas NG Low Carbon Road Pavement by Maximising Material Circularity and Adopting Sustainable Materials
Electrical Engineering Professor Shu Hung Henry CHUNG Smart Power Conditioners Using Second Life Electric Vehicle (EV) Batteries
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alex JEN Development of Printable Perovskite Solar Cells for Transformative Clean Energy and Sustainable Society

 

Public Policy Research (PPR)

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Division of Building Science and Technology Dr Lok Shun Apple CHAN Investigating the Appropriateness of Adopting a Single Limit in Overall Thermal Transfer Value Regulation for Buildings in Hong Kong

 

Other Government Grants

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Chung Wai Calvin KEUNG Unlocking the Full Potential of Building Information Modelling with openBIM
Mechanical Engineering Dr Walid DAOUD Study on Energy-harvesting System from Main Entrances

 

Mainland Grants

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Yu WANG 基於稀疏地質勘探數據和機器學習的智慧地下空間信息模型關鍵技術研發
Biomedical Engineering Dr Lu LIU Distributed Control of Multi-Agent Systems
Computer Science Dr Ying WEI Reliable Few-shot Learning towards Out-of-Distribution Tasks
Electrical Engineering Dr Chaoqiang JIANG 工業機器人用高度集成化新一代動態無綫供電系統的開發與應用
Electrical Engineering Professor Kwok Wa LEUNG 基於人工智能的大容量小型化5G小基站天綫系統
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Tao YANG 基於機器學習和增材製造的納米顆粒增強型異構高熵合金的優化設計及高溫工程應用
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Tao YANG Multicomponent Intermetallic Compound and Its High-Temperature Applications
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Xiaoyan ZHONG 深納米尺寸磁記錄比特的原子級製造、調控與測量
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Yuntian ZHU 寬溫域非均勻材料變形機制的原位散射研究及跨尺度模擬預測
Mechanical Engineering Dr Jun LIU 應用於介入治療的三維增強現實導航技術
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jiyun ZHAO 一體化小型鉛鉍快堆關鍵技術研究及實驗驗證

 

Contract Research

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Advanced Design and Systems Engineering Dr Andy CHOW Intelligent Traffic Control with Use of IoT and Reinforcement Learning Technologies
Advanced Design and Systems Engineering Professor Min XIE 智能機器人可靠性工程的設計與研究方法及評估
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Jianfeng Jeff WANG Provision of Services for Micro-CT Imaging and Numerical Simulation of the Strength Testing of Soils  
Biomedical Engineering Professor Dongan WANG Assembly of Functionally Integrated Human Spinal Cord Organoids
Computer Science Professor Antoni Bert CHAN Development of AI Models and Software for Classification of Recurrent Plots
Electrical Engineering Dr Kim Fung TSANG Service for Studying GWIN Efficiency and Development of IoT Harmonization Standard for EMSD
Electrical Engineering Dr Hang WONG 用於毫米波和太赫茲無線通訊的波束可重構天線的研發及產業化
Electrical Engineering Dr Hang WONG 雙波束矩形賦形場館天線研發與產業化
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Johnny Chung Yin HO A Theoretical Investigation of Using High-entropy Alloy Nanostructures for High-performance for Highly-efficient Ammonia Electrosynthesis
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Lawrence WU A Thermoplasmonic Lab-on-chip Microarray for In-vitro Diagnostics of SARS-CoV-2 RNAs
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Juan Antonio ZAPIEN Provision of Fabrication and Testing of the Metalens for 3D Sensing Applications
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Chunyi ZHI Highly Safe Large-Scale Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems with Long Lifespan and their Key Materials
Mechanical Engineering Professor Takashi HIBIKI Improvement of Constitutive Equations for Best Estimate Accident Analysis of Light Water Reactor
Mechanical Engineering Professor Xingjian JING New Generation Green and Healthy Jackhammers with Integrated Bio-Inspired Anti-Vibration Handles
Mechanical Engineering Professor Wen Jung LI AI Wearable Micro Data-logger for Motion Tracking and Performance Analytics - Swimming
Mechanical Engineering Professor Wen Jung LI AI Wearable Wireless Micro Motes for Real-time Motion Analytics of Gymnastics and Wushu Athletes
Mechanical Engineering Dr Steven WANG Development of an Aero-bike Integrated with a Novel Battery Pack
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jiyun ZHAO Studies on Molten Corium Jet Fragmentation Behavior and Mechanism in a Severe Accident of Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jiyun ZHAO 嚴重事故環境下冷凝傳熱與大氣污染擴散模型研究技術服務採購合同
Division of Building Science and Technology Dr Yongjun SUN Provision of Decision Supporting System and Data Connection for Power Quality and Energy Management System (PQEMS) and Health Index of Electrical Systems