Research Projects

Recently Sucessfully Granted and Funded Projects (Total HK$50,436,300)

PI (Sub-Total HK$3,148,300)

  • General Research Fund - University Grant Committee, Hong Kong SAR Government

A Novel Prognostic System for Predicting the Remaining Useful Life of Slurry Pumps that Exhibit High Fluctuation in Monitored Operating Signals

  • Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) offered by the Hong Kong SAR Government - Platform project.

Innovative Guided-Wave Sensor and System for Inspecting the Integrity and Corrosion Extent of Buried or Covered Pipes

  • Innovation and Technology Fund - ITF internal matching Fund

Quality Inspection and No-destructive Testing in Engineering Assets

  • Contract Research offered by Syncrude Canada Ltd.

A tailor-made prognostic system for slurry pumps by comparing the effectiveness of several popular prognostic methods

  • Strategic Research Grant

A Novel Prognostic System for Predicting the Remaining Useful Life of Slurry Pumps that Exhibit High Fluctuation in Operational Parameters and Unobvious Degradation Trends

Co-PI or Co-I (Sub-Total HK$47,288,000)

  • Theme-based Research Scheme - University Grant Committee, Hong Kong SAR Government.

Safety, Reliability, and Disruption Management of High Speed Rail and Metro Systems
(高速鐵路和鐵道系統的安全性、可靠性及應急管理研究)

  • Innovation and Technology Fund - Industrail Collabration Project Approved Jan. 2015. Sponsored by Alstom Ltd. (one of the largest energy companies in Europe) and CLP Power Co. Ltd.

Smart and Sustainable Campus (智能與可持續發展校園)

  • Contract Research with Alstom Holdings (one of the leading energy companies in the world and registered in France). The title on the agreement is 'Forecasting Flexibility of a Smart Campus'.

The establishment of strategic alliance on advanced open systems for smart cities (one year project)

  • Innovation and Technology Fund.

Sustainable conversion of food waste and agricultural residues to gamma-valerolactone and ammonium sulfate (從食物廢物和農業殘留物到γ-戊內酯和硫酸銨的可持續轉化)

  • Innovation and Technology Fund - ITF internal matching Fund

Sustainable conversion of food waste and agricultural residues to gamma-valerolactone and ammonium sulfate (CityU Matching Fund)

  • Strategic Research Grant

Modeling of Remaining useful life for prognostics and systems health management

Previously Obtained Grants:

    • Collaborative Research Fund (CRF 2012/13), Project No. CityU8/CRF/12G, Title: Syndromic Surveillance and Modeling for Infectious Diseases.
    • General Research Fund (GRF) 2013-2014. Title: The design of an enhanced magnetostrictive sensor and an advanced signal processing method for detecting corrosion in through-wall gas pipe risers.
    • Contract Research. A Novel Prognosis System that has Embedded with Effective and Intelligent Performance Indicators for Determining the Remnant Life of Slurry Pumps.
    • Contract Research Title 'Forecasting Flexibility of a Smart Campus'. The establishment of strategic alliance on advanced open systems for smart cities.
    • Innovation and Technology Fund (ITS) Title: Sustainable conversion of food waste and agricultural residues to gamma-valerolactone and ammonium sulfate
    • General Research Fund (GRF). Title: An innovative design for flexible magnetostrictive sensors with optimized parameters for the integrity inspection of ropes/cables.
    • Contract Research Title: A Novel Prognosis System that has Embedded with Effective and Intelligent Performance Indicators for Determining the Remnant Life of Slurry Pumps.
    • Contract Research Title: Use of an Ultrasonic Guided Waves System for Inspecting Embedded Gas Pipe in a Flat of a Building.
    • Croucher Foundation (Donations). Title: Development of Optical Nondestructive Testing and Quality Inspection Technology.
    • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/ Research Grants Council (RGC) Joint Research Scheme. Title: Pipeline Integrity Monitoring by Synthesizing the Foremost Technologies of Ultrasonic Guided Waves and Impedance Method and the Innovative Flexural Transducer Arrays
    • General Research Fund (GRF). Title: Ozone-catalytic Oxidation System and Process Optimization for Indoor Air Purification.

     

    Active Projects

    • The Design of an Enhanced Magnetostrictive Sensor and an Advanced Signal Processing method for Detecting Corrosion in Through-wall Gas Pipe
    • An innovative Design for Flexible Magnetostrictive Sensors with Optimized Parameters for the Integrity Inspection of Cables/ropes
    • A novel Prognosis System That Has Embedded with Effective and Intelligent Performance Indicators for Determining the Remnant Life of Slurry pumps
    • Development of Optical Nondestructive Test and Quality Inspection Technology
    • An Innovative Design of a Smart Ring-Shaped Energy Harvester that can Maximize the Conversion of Destructive Vibration to Useful Electricity and prolong the life of Machines

    Oil Equipment Monitoring System - a project with the world's largest oil sand corporation

    SEAM has been commissioned by the world's largest oil sand corporation, to develop a monitoring system for its oil exploration and production equipment.  The system ensures smooth operation of oil sand extraction and its highly efficient output....details


    Development of a Generator Health-monitoring and Performance-enhancement System that can Save Fuel Costs and Increase Its Reliability

    Because of tight budget, factory owners usually purchase second-hand power generators to ensure the continuity of power supply in factories. However, the owners do not have expertise in assessing the current health status of the generators. Hence, most of these generators are working in low efficiency and wasting expensive fuel...details

     

    On-road TRUCK's instantaneous safety evaluation system thru mobile/GPS based remote advisory and fleet management

    Today, automobiles are being maintained in garages. Automobiles under frequent servicing cannot guarantee them to escape from accidents if imminent defects occurr when the automobiles are running on road. Tremendous casualties and huge economic losses are caused by imminent failures. Expensive fuel is also lost due to leaking components....details

     

    The use of Novel Dual Transducers and Cylindrical Ultrasonic-guided Waves for Buried and Surface Pipeline Detect Inspection

    Pipelines are crucial infrastructure in any city. However, in service pipelines are prone to aggressive environments, rendering them subject to higher rates of corrosion and fatigue, which may cause them to deteriorate, leak, and eventually even rupture if not found at an early stage of development.... details


    Enhancing the Ability of Fault Diagnosis for Multi-wire Steel Strands Used in Supporting Heavy Structures through Advanced Guided Waves and a Novel NOFRF Method

    Multi-wire steel strands are critical components for supporting heavy structures such as bridges, cable cars, and buildings. They are subjected to corrosion, fatigue, and wear. Without prompt treatment, such deteriorations may result in sudden structure collapses and even human casualties...details

     

    Advanced and Active Pipeline Flaw Detection Method Using Lamb Wave Generated by Smart Transducer

    Development of a Hong Kong Micro-Robot Soccer Team and Participation in the World Championship of Micro-Robot Football

    Development of a Robust Machine Fault Diagnostic System by Adding Consistency into the Hybrid Neural Networks

    Comprehensive Machine Fault Diagnosis and Reliable Condition Prognosis Using Wavelet Analysis and Recurrent Neural Networks

    Web-based Remote Sensing, Fault Diagnosing and Collaborative Maintenance

    A Smart, Low-cost, and Fast-to-process Electronic Ear for Fault Diagnosis Using Machine Operating Sound and Analyzing by Wavelet Transforms and Neural Networks

    Smart Electronic Ear for Printing Machinery Fault Diagnosis and Intelligent Colour Printing Quality Enhancement System

    Embedded and Web-based Maintenance for the Multi-tasking and Multi-agent Type of Equipment Monitoring and Diagnosis

    Robust Blind Source Separation for Automatically Segregating Vibrations Generated from Numerous Components that Experiencing Mutual Interference in Complex Machines

    Development of Neuro-Fuzzy Systems for the Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis

    An Adaptive Pattern Recognition Approach in the Application of Quality Inspection

    Investigations into Intelligent Systems for the Diagnostics and Control of Manufacturing Machinery

    Feasibility Studies and Development of Fuzzy Controller for Mechatronic Consumer Products

    Industrial Technology Research in Manufacturing and Materials

    Design and Control of Hybrid Machines

    A Multi-media Case-Based Training System for Mechatronic Engineering Design

    Development of Vision-based Motion Centrol Systems with PMAC Motors for DSK's Wire Wedge Bonding Machines

    Modelling and Performance Evaluation of Multi-state Reliability Systems