Prof. Michael K. H. LEUNG

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
Staff title
Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Professor of Energy and Environment
Director, Ability R&D Energy Research Centre (AERC)

Prof. Michael Leung started his academic career as a Lecturer in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in 2000. In 2002, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong as a Research Assistant Professor and later became an Assistant Professor. In 2010, he joined the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) at CityU as an Associate Professor. In 2015, he became a Professor. He served as an Associate Dean in SEE in 2012-2018.

Prof. Leung is elected to be the Representative (China) in the International Solar Energy Society (ISES)/Board of Directors 2022-23. Prof. Leung is also a Registered Professional Engineer, Chartered Engineer, Fellow Member of HKIE, Past Chairman of HKIE Education and Examinations Committee, Past Chairman of the Energy Institute (Hong Kong Branch) and Editor of Applied Energy and HKIE Transactions.

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Prof. Leung's main research interests include solar photocatalysis, fuel cell, hydrogen power, advanced refrigeration/air-conditioning and carbon management. His research is well recognized as he is listed among the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists published by Stanford University. He is also listed in Highly Cited Researchers 2018 by Clarivate Analytics that recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance. He is also listed in The Most Cited Researchers in Energy Science and Engineering, Developed for ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by Elsevier. Prof. Leung has totally received HK$40M+ research funding as a PI from ITF, RGC, NSFC, ECF, SDF, industrial sponsorships, university internal grants, donations, etc. He has published 200+ journal papers, 80+ conference papers, 18 books/book chapters, and 10 patents.

Position(s) available

Post-doctoral Fellows / Research Associates / Research Assistants in the field of Energy Science and Engineering

  • Duties

    The appointee will conduct research in at least one of the following areas: solar photocataylsis, fuel cell and advanced refrigeration/air-conditioning.

  • Requirements

    Degree holder in relevant science or engineering fields: Ph.D. degree for Post-doctoral Fellow; Bachelor's or Master's degree for Senior Research Assistant / Research Assistant. Candidates with experience in theoretical modeling or experimental study are preferred.

  • Salary and Conditions of Service

    Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

  • Application

    Applications will be accepted until all the positions are filled. Please send completed application form and current CV to Prof. Michael K.H. Leung at more information, please contact Prof. Michael K.H. Leung by email. Please click here to download the Application Form.

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

Selected Journal Articles

  • X Li, G Hai, J Liu, F Zhao, Z Peng, H Liu, MKH Leung, H Wang, Bio-inspired NiCoP/CoMoP/Co (Mo3Se4) 4@ C/NF multi-heterojunction nanoflowers: Effective catalytic nitrogen reduction by driving electron transfer, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 121531.
  • Liu, J., Zhou, J. & Leung, M. K. H., Valence Engineering of Polyvalent Cobalt Encapsulated in a Carbon Nanofiber as an Efficient Trifunctional Electrocatalyst for the Zn-Air Battery and Overall Water Splitting, 26 Jan 2022, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 14, 3, p. 4399–4408.
  • Hu, J., Zhang, C., Sun, M., Qi, Q., Luo, S., Song, H., Xiao, J., Huang, B., Leung, M. K. H. & Zhang, Y., Ultrastable bimetallic Fe2Mo for efficient oxygen reduction reaction in pH-universal applications, 10 Mar 2022, (online published), Nano Research. 8 p.
  • He, Y., Chen, K., Leung, M. K., Zhang, Y., Li, L., Li, G., Xuan, J., Li, J., Photocatalytic fuel cell – A review, 15 Jan 2022, In: Chemical Engineering Journal. 428, 131074.
  • Asim, M., Kashif, F., Umer, J., Alvi, J. Z., Imran, M., Khan, S., Zia, A. W., Leung, M. K. H., Performance assessment and working fluid selection for novel integrated vapor compression cycle and organic rankine cycle for ultra low grade waste heat recovery, Nov 2021, Sustainability (Switzerland). 13, 21, 11592.
  • She, Y., Wang, A., Liu, J., Zhou, J., Li, L., Wang, H. & Leung, M. K. H., Hierarchical Carbon Nanocages Embedding High-loading Sulfur for Catalyzing Oxygen Reduction Reactions, 21 Apr 2021, ChemCatChem. 13, 8, p. 2045-2052.
  • Szeto, W., Leung, M. K. H. & Leung, D. Y. C., Recent developments of titanium dioxide materials for aquatic antifouling application, Mar 2021, Journal of Marine Science and Technology. 26, 1, p. 301–321.
  • J Hu, C Zhang, Y Zhang, B Yang, Q Qi, M Sun, F Zi, MKH Leung, B Huang, Interface Modulation of MoS2/Metal Oxide Heterostructures for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysis, Small 16 (28), 2002212.
  • J Liu, H Zhang, M Qiu, Z Peng, MKH Leung, WF Lin, J Xuan, A review of non-precious metal single atom confined nanomaterials in different structural dimensions (1D–3D) as highly active oxygen redox reaction electrocatalysts, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 8 (5), 2222-2245.
  • Y Zhang, L Liu, Q Chen, Y He, MKH Leung, Electricity generating & high efficiency advanced oxidation process including peroxymonosulfate activation in photocatalytic fuel cell, Chemical Engineering Journal 378, 122148.
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Contact Information
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Phone: +(852)-3442-4626
Fax: +(852)-3442-0688

Time slots for consultation

Research Interests
  • Solar Photocatalysis
  • Fuel-cell Electrochemistry
  • Hydrogen Production
  • Carbon Management
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Advanced Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning