Leidenford Limited


The global water crisis is a daunting challenge that has drawn increasing attention. According to a recent update by the United Nations, 2.3 billion people live in water-stressed areas, because of the lack of sizable natural lakes, rivers and usable ground water, as well as rapid population growth. Atmospheric moisture is an abundant water resource that remains to be explored. The team developed the first-ever Fog-powered Green Generator to harvest energy and freshwater from moisture, which combines a newly developed high-power density droplet-based energy generator (DEG) with a nature-inspired, superhydrophobic fog harvesting mesh.



Team members

Miss LING Chen* (PhD Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, CityU)
Miss YAO Xiaoxue (PhD Candidate, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, CityU)
Mr FU William (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
(Adviser) Professor WANG Zuankai (Associate Dean, College of Engineering, CityU)
(Adviser) Dr Steven WANG (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and School of Energy and Environment, CityU)

* Person-in-charge
(Info based on the team's application form)


1. Chun Wo Innovation Student Awards 2020 (CWISA) - Gold Award - Cash Prize: HK$100,000
2. Chun Wo Innovation Student Awards 2020 - Merit Award - The Best Engineering Solution Award
3. The 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition - Merit Award (Innovation: Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering)