Research

Research Grants Awarded in the Past Year

GRF / ECS Award (2019-20)

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Qiusheng LI Investigation of tropical cyclone wind characteristics and the effects of extreme winds on super-tall buildings
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Wai Ming LEE Development of a Dynamic Relative Competitive-Cooperative Behavioural Model for Building Evacuation Simulation
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Konstantinos SENETAKIS Experimental micromechanical study on the influence of environment-soil and fluid-soil interactions at the grain contact
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Hin Wa Danny LI Development of comprehensive solar radiation and daylight illuminance datasets by ameliorating the prediction models and categorizing standard skies using machine learning techniques
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Gongsheng HUANG Develop and investigate decoupled radiant cooling mechanism
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Yu WANG Development of Machine Learning Methods for Planning of Geotechnical Site Investigation and Analytics of Site
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Alvin Chi Keung LAI Resuspension of Bacteria from Walking Activities
Architecture and Civil Engineering Professor Siu Ming LO On the development of a smart elevator evacuation system
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Chung Man Carmen TSUI Shaping Architectural Modernism in Colonial Hong Kong: The Building Works of the Public Works Department from the 1930s to the 1970s
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Jung In KIM Q-learning-based schedule generation for excavating hard rock tunnels under resource constraints
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Gianni TALAMINI Towards sustainable peri-urbanization through stream renaturation: how farming improves following the upgrading of watercourses
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Ho Fai Andy CHOW Dynamic traffic signal timings for urban bus services in congested road networks with GPS data
Biomedical Engineering Dr Pakpong CHIRARAT TANANON Reconfigurable Quadrotors with Energetically Efficient Multimodal Locomotion
Biomedical Engineering Dr Raymond Hiu-wai LAM Microfluidic single-cell isolation and measurement for spatial profiling of cytokines secreted from different immune cell subtypes
Biomedical Engineering Dr Lu LIU Distributed Tracking Control of Networked Heterogeneous Dynamic Systems by Pure Output Feedback
Biomedical Engineering Professor Lixin DONG Memoristic Ambient Oxygen Nanosensors for Medical Microrobotic Agents
Building Science and Technology Dr John Zhang LIN Coupled Optimization of Non-Uniform Air Distributions and Air Conditioning System
Computer Science Professor Jun WANG Collaborative Neurodynamic Approaches to Portfolio Optimization
Computer Science Professor Xiaohua JIA A Secure and Verifiable P2P Storage Framework with Dynamic Encrypted Search using Blockchain
Computer Science Dr Minming LI Budget Feasible Facility Location Games: From Agents to Facilities
Computer Science Professor Kay Chen TAN Towards Advanced Transfer Learning in Complex Environments
Computer Science Professor Tak Wu Sam KWONG Intelligent Ultra High Definition Video Encoder Optimization for Future Versatile Video Coding
Computer Science Professor Lusheng WANG Efficient Algorithms for Identification of Modified Proteoforms  Using Top-Down Mass Spectra
Computer Science Professor Jianping WANG Task Allocation and Coding Design for Secure Coded Edge Computing
Computer Science Dr Cong WANG Towards Secure and Privacy-assured Truth Discovery from the Crowd
Computer Science Dr Junhui HOU Learning based Hyperspectral Image Reconstruction and Discriminative Representation
Computer Science Dr Jason Chun XUE Multi-layer Compression for Lean Flash Storage
Computer Science Dr Jing LIAO A Deep Learning Pipeline to Restore Images or Videos with Unknown and Mixed Defects
Computer Science Dr Linqi SONG Machine Learning Over Wireless: An Application in Wireless Recommender Systems
Electrical Engineering Dr Peter Wai Ming TSANG Enhanced quality holographic projection system
Electrical Engineering Dr Kwok Leung CHAN Visual information understanding framework with human perception model and machine learning
Electrical Engineering Dr En-yuan Joshua LEE Ultrasonic Power Transfer based on Aluminium Nitride Piezoelectric Diaphragm Architectures for Deep Wireless Powering of Sub-Millimetre Biomedical Implants
Electrical Engineering Dr Sze Chun CHAN Chaotic Timing for High-Speed Photonic Random Bit Generation
Electrical Engineering Professor Chi Hou CHAN 3D Printed Lens Antennas for a 3D Terahertz Imaging Platform
Electrical Engineering Professor Henry S H CHUNG Architecture for Grid-connected Inverters with Power Semiconductor Filters
Electrical Engineering Dr Yanni SUN Characterizing quasispecies of known and novel viruses from metagenomic data
Electrical Engineering Dr Lai Hang Leanne CHAN Aperiodic stimulation patterns for visual implants
Electrical Engineering Professor Ping LI Massive MIMO Systems with Low- Resolution Analogue to Digital Conversion
Electrical Engineering Professor Lin DAI Toward Efficient and Fair Coexistence in Unlicensed Bands: A Unified Analytical Framework for Optimal Access Design
Electrical Engineering Professor Stella W PANG Three-Dimensional Scaffolds with Porous Membrane for Cell Separation and Migration Through Small Openings
Electrical Engineering Dr Ho Man CHAN Building a Machine Learning-Driven High- Content Screening Platform for Fish Behavioral Studies: Investigation of the Influence of Millimeter-Wave Radiation and Chemical Library on the Light-Induced Locomotion of Zebrafish Larvae
Electrical Engineering Professor Kwok Wa LEUNG Design of Dielectric Resonator Antenna Using Dielectric Nanoparticle Paste for Wireless Communications
Electrical Engineering Professor Kwai Man LUK A wideband high-gain terahertz antenna based on the open resonator
Electrical Engineering Professor Edwin Yue bun PUN Rare earth doped core-shell structure bismuth vanadate nanofibers with enhanced photocatalytic performance
Electrical Engineering Dr Xin GAI A Mid-infrared Spectroscopic Microscope Utilizing On-chip Supercontinuum Generation
Electrical Engineering Dr Cheng WANG Integrated lithium niobate photonics for millimeter-wave applications
Electrical Engineering Dr Man Hon WONG Passive and Active Metasurface-Enabled Mm-wave Antenna Systems
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Feng WANG Constructing deep ultraviolet microlasers through photon upconversion in heavily- doped nanocrystals
Materials Science and Engineering Dr A L Roy VELLAISAMY Development of flexible MEMS pressure sensors using hierarchical surface structures for texture roughness identification.
Materials Science and Engineering Professor David Joseph SROLOVITZ Fundamentals of Metastability Engineering for Structural Materials
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Chain Tsuan LIU Alloy design of novel L12-type high- entropy intermetallic alloys (HEIAs) for advanced structural applications
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Derek HO CMOS microsystem for portable environmental gas monitoring applications
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Juan Antonio ZAPIEN Photonic, plasmonic, and magnetically coupled responsive photonic crystals for new sensing strategies
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Yun CHI Near-Infrared Emitting Platinum(II) Phosphors and Fabrication of OLEDs
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Jun FAN Molecular Insights into the Interactions between Lipid Membranes and Two- dimensional Nanomaterials
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Andrey ROGACH Anisotropic Carbon Nanorods with Polarized Emission for Two-Photon Fluorescence Bioimaging
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Wenjun ZHANG Doped diamond films with nanostructured surfaces for ammonia synthesis via electrochemical nitrogen fixation under ambient conditions
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Dangyuan LEI Unidirectional hot-electron injection induced out-of-plane second-harmonic generation in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Zhaoxuan WU Physics and Mechanism-based Predictive Modelling of Plastic Deformation and Fracture in Ti and Ti-6Al-4V Alloy
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Zhiyuan ZENG In Operando Multimodal Characterization of Electrode Electrolyte Interfaces for next-generation energy applications
Mechanical Engineering Professor Yong YANG Development of Strong-yet-Ductile Nanograined Alloys with Intergranular Amorphous Films Based on Metallic-Glass Templates
Mechanical Engineering Dr Weiyin MA Isogeometric collocation methods with structured constraints for PDE-based and field-aligned analysis suitable parameterization
Mechanical Engineering Professor Youfu LI Attention-Guided Robust Gaze Tracking for Enhanced Human-Robot Interactions
Mechanical Engineering Dr Jiyun ZHAO Investigation on Critical Heat Flux enhancement with nanocoated surface under different orientation
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jian LU Study the plastic deformation mechanism and thermal stability of ultra-strong
/ductile nano-dual-phase alloys
Mechanical Engineering Dr Patrick Pat Lam WONG New role of oil dewetting to promote lubrication under starved or limited lubricant supply conditions
Mechanical Engineering Professor Zuankai WANG Developing novel triboelectric nanogenerators with slippery liquid interfaces
Mechanical Engineering Dr Shijun ZHAO Effects of doping elements on the irradiation performance of concentrated solid-solution alloys (high entropy alloys)
Mechanical Engineering Dr Zhengbao YANG Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting in the Real Environment with Multiple Excitations
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Professor Min XIE Importance analysis and maintenance decisions of complex systems with dependent components
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Professor Hanxiong LI Parallel Models based Spatial Abnormal Detection for Distributed Parameter Process
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr Lishuai LI Data Intelligence & Fuel Efficiency: A Data- Driven Approach to Manage Uncertainties in Flight Fuel Planning for Airlines
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr Inez Maria ZWETSLOOT Effect of aggregation when monitoring social networks

 

Collaborative Research Fund

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Dangyuan LEI Non-Hermitian Systems in Optics and Acoustics
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Dangyuan LEI High Performance Photovoltaic Cells Integrating Perovskite and Polymers - Materials, Devices and Mechanism Studies

 

France/HK Joint Research Scheme

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Professor Min XIE

Modelling and Assessment of the Joint Effect of Ageing, Maintenance and Heterogeneity on Repairable System Reliability

 

Germany/HK Joint Research Scheme

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Computer Science Dr Minming LI Scheduling with Resource-dependent Processing Speeds & Uncertainty
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Andrey ROGACH Near-and Mid-Infrared Colloidal Semiconductor 2D Nanomaterials

 

Research Impact Fund

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Ho Fai Andy CHOW Reliability-based Intelligent Transportation Systems in Urban Road Network with Uncertainty
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Heung Fai LAM Enhancing Safety, Punctuality and Ride Comfort of Railway Transportation: From Local Metro System to Global High-speed Rail Network
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Denvid LAU New Prefabricated Composite Pavement Systems for Sustainable and Smart-city Development of Hong Kong: Key Scientific and Engineering Solutions
Building Science and Technology Dr Tin Tai CHOW Increasing the Resilience to the Health Impacts of Extreme Weather on Elderly People under Future Climate Change
Building Science and Technology Dr Kwong Fai Square FONG Increasing the Resilience to the Health Impacts of Extreme Weather on Elderly People under Future Climate Change
Electrical Engineering Dr Ho Man CHAN A Wearable for Post-stroke Rehabilitative Multi-muscle Stimulation Inspired by the Natural Organization of Neuromuscular Control
Electrical Engineering Professor Henry S H CHUNG Center for Wide-bandgap Semiconductor Power Electronics Research

 

RGC-Joint Laboratory Funding Scheme

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Mechanical Engineering Professor Wen Jung LI Development of 3D Integrated Robotics and Sensing Structures using Multi-layered Nano-ink Circuit Deposition
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jian LU System for 2/3/4D Additive Manufacturing of Supra-nano Metallic Materials for Biomedical and Lightweight Structure Applications

 

ITC Grants

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Ho Fai Andy CHOW Tools for Assessing and Optimising Transit Network Design with an Application to Hong Kong LRT Network
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Denvid LAU Trial: Experimental Validations of Our Developed Tree Defect Detection Device Using Local Trees
Computer Science Dr Wing Kwong CHAN Ethereum Smart Contract Fuzz Testing Service for Security Vulnerability Detection
Computer Science Dr Chi Yin CHOW Building Sophisticated Deep Learning Framework for Text Sentiment Analysis
Computer Science Dr Wai Jacky KEUNG Deep-learning based Artificial Intelligence Financial Portfolio Advisory Platform
Computer Science Professor Chong Wah NGO Sport Video Analysis and Retrieval
Computer Science Dr Shiqi WANG Intelligent Mobile Video Transcoding System in Cloud
Electrical Engineering Dr Bernard Chi Yuen CHIU Detection, Localization and Assessment of Prostate Cancer Lesions Using Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Electrical Engineering Professor Henry S H CHUNG Smart Split Charger
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alex JEN Development of Highly Efficient Perovskite/Polymer Hybrid Solar Cells
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Alex JEN Rational Design of Efficient and Stable Transporting Materials for High Efficiency Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells and Large-Scale Fabrication
Materials Science and Engineering Dr A L Roy VELLAISAMY Sensing Device for Six Common Phthalates in Plastic
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Juan Antonio ZAPIEN Versatile Polarimetric Platform for Analytical Optical Testing
Mechanical Engineering Professor Wen Jung LI A MEMS-based Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) System with Super-resolution Microlens for Enhanced Structured-light 3D Imaging and Mapping
Mechanical Engineering Professor Jian LU Dual-phase Nanostructured Optical Hard Coatings
Mechanical Engineering Dr Patrick Pat Lam WONG Gypsum Block Wall Laying System
Mechanical Engineering Dr Jiyun ZHAO Advanced Model Reference Thermal Sensing Technique for Detecting Rusty Gas Pipes Embedded Inside Concrete Walls
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr Wai Tat Peter TSE An Innovative System to Perform Health Management and Predict Remaining Useful Life for Critical Equipment that Serves Smart Cities (An artificial-intelligence- and smart-city-based project)

 

Other Government Grants

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Ho Fai Andy CHOW Road Network Assessment and Optimisation with Air Pollution Performance Measures
Architecture and Civil Engineering

Dr Chung Man Carmen TSUI

The Modernist Public Markets in Hong Kong
Biomedical Engineering Dr Peng SHI The Development of Upconversion-based Wireless Optogenetics as an All-optical Therapeutic Strategy to Study and Treat Parkinson's Disease
Building Science and Technology Dr Lok Shun Apple CHAN Investigation on Incorporating Adjacent Shading Effect into Overall Thermal Transfer Value Regulation for Energy-efficient Building Design in Hong Kong
Electrical Engineering Dr Wing Ming Eric WONG Design, Modelling, Evaluation, and Optimization of an Efficient and Cost-effective Intensive Care Network in Hong Kong

 

Mainland Grants

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Professor Min XIE

核電站智能故障診斷方法研究

Croucher Foundation Research Grant

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Andrey ROGACH

Perovskite Nanocrystals Enabled Devices

Contract Research

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Jung In KIM Investigation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Adoption  in Hong Kong by Survey
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Jung In KIM Identification of Challenges in the Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Infrastructure Development Projects
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Heung Fai LAM Structural Vibration Monitoring and Its Application in Structural Health Monitoring
Architecture and Civil Engineering Dr Yiu Tommy LO Technical Performance Review of the MatrixDeck System
Biomedical Engineering Dr Yajing SHEN 面向柔性薄膜器件的二維材料電磁特性研究
Building Science and Technology Dr Ming Lun Alan FONG Study and Installation of Condensing Water System of Immersion Cooling System
Building Science and Technology Dr Yongjun SUN Study on Immersion Cooling System for Data Centre
Computer Science Dr Junhui HOU Accurate Light Field Depth Estimation via Deep Learning
Computer Science Dr Ka Chun WONG The Research on DNA Computing Architecture and Key Issues
Computer Science Dr Hong XU Minimizing Network Footprint in Distributed Deep Learning
Electrical Engineering Dr Chak Chung Ray CHEUNG In-network Computation FPGA Platform Research Project
Electrical Engineering Professor Kwok Wa LEUNG Investigation of Microwave and Millimeter-wave Systems
Electrical Engineering Dr Lai Man PO Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) Based Image and Video Generations for Media Applications
Electrical Engineering Dr Yixuan YUAN Provision of Services for the Development of Capsule Endoscopy Video Analaysis Algorithm
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Chih-Ching HUANG 新型輕質高熵合金及其表面處理技術項目
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Sai Wing TSANG Development of Novel Molecular Sensing Method Based on Nano-pore Structured Platform
Materials Science and Engineering Professor Lawrence WU Engineering Analysis of Railway Materials and Structure
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Chunyi ZHI Zinc Based Batteries
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Chunyi ZHI 基於納米導電橡膠傳感技術的橋樑智能支座健康監控系統研發項目- -納米導電橡膠傳感技術研發子題
Materials Science and Engineering Dr Chunyi ZHI 橋樑結構智能健康監測和安全評估系統研發—智能型壓力監測橋樑支座開發子題
Mechanical Engineering Dr Kwok Yan LI Improvement of Mechanical Properties and Oxidation Resistance of A1CrN-based Coatings
Mechanical Engineering Dr Zhengbao YANG 基於身體運動能量獲取技術的自供電可穿戴設備研發項目
Mechanical Engineering Dr Jiyun ZHAO 放射性物質劑量強度評估模型及輻射監控系統研發
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr Hoi Shou Alan CHAN Human Factors of Psychological Assessment of Bus Drivers
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr Hoi Shou Alan CHAN An Integrative Study of Human Factors, Safety and Health on Risk Taking of Industrial Workers
Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr Hongyi SUN B2B環境下製造供應系統的重新設計和改造

 

Donations for Research Projects

Department Principal Investigator Project Title
Computer Science Dr Wai Jacky KEUNG Deep Probabilistic Reasoning and Statistical Analysis Using Deep-Learning
Computer Science Dr Wai Jacky KEUNG Deep-learning based Software Engineering for Practical Software Analytics
Computer Science Dr Jing LIAO 3D-Guided Video Face Shape Manipulation
Computer Science Dr Linqi SONG Event-based Natural Language Understanding
Electrical Engineering Professor Lin DAI Optimal Network Decomposition for Next-Generation Mobile Communication Systems: From Theory to Practice