Dr Patrio CHIU

Senior Education Development Officer

Dr Patrio CHIU

Contact Information

Office: B5-121B, YEUNG
Phone: +(852)- 3442-6723
Fax: +(852)- 3442-0605
Email: patrio.chiu@cityu.edu.hk

Dr. Pit Ho Patrio Chiu is a Senior Education Development Officer at the City University of Hong Kong - Talent and Education Development Office (TED). He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada, and PgD.Ed. from the Education University of Hong Kong. He is named on the Dean’s Honour List at both institutes and is also a Dean’s Scholar at Queen’s University, Canada. He worked in the R&D industry and served in the Canadian Space Agency. 

Dr. Chiu has taught Physics and Engineering at different higher education institutes in Hong Kong. Currently, he serves as the course coordinator of an institutionalized teaching & learning course for all Graduate Teaching Assistants: SG8001 Teaching Student First Steps.  He established the GE Laboratory, a technology-enriched Active Learning Classroom, for enhancing student interdisciplinary learning and supporting student innovations. His administrative duties include managing the GE programme and Teaching Development Grants at CityU. His current research interests are technology-enhanced learning and active learning classroom.

Journal Papers

  • Chiu, P.H.P., & Corrigan, P. (2019). A study of graduate teaching assistants’ self-efficacy in teaching: Fits and starts in the first triennium of teaching. Cogent Education, 6(1), 1–12. doi:10.1080/2331186X.2019.1579964 (WoS, Scopus)
  • Im, S. W. T., Chiu, P. H. P., & Ng, M. (2019). Comparative Study Between Traditional and Peer Assisted Learning of Business Management Students on Accounting Module. IAFOR Journal of Education, 7(2), 89–104. https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.7.2.05 (Scopus)
  • Chiu, P.H.P., Im, S. W. T., Liu, D. Y. W., & Wong, V. (2018). Does active learning classroom support student innovation across disciplines? Advanced Science Letters, 24(11), 8030–8033. doi:10.1166/asl.2018.12484 (WoS)
  • Chiu, P.H.P., & Cheng, S.H. (2017). Effects of active learning classrooms on student learning: A two-year empirical investigation on student perceptions and academic performance. Higher Education Research & Development, 36(2), 269–279. doi:10.1080/07294360.2016.1196475 (WoS, Scopus)
  • Im, S.W.T., Chiu, P.H.P., Shek, C.H. & Liu, D.Y.W. (2017). Performance evaluation of college of science and engineering students with the PALSI scheme. The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning, 24(1), 27-34. Retrieved from http://ijlsmtl.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.266/prod.120 (Scopus)
  • Chiu, P.H.P (2016). A Technology-Enriched Active Learning Space for a New Gateway Education Programme in Hong Kong: A Platform for Nurturing Student Innovations. Journal of Learning Spaces, 5(1), 52-60. Retrieved from http://libjournal.uncg.edu/jls/article/view/1047
  • Chiu, P.H.P., & Li, R.K.Y. (2015). Enhancing student motivation using LectureTools - a cloud-based teaching and learning platform. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 7(2), 250-264. Retrieved from http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/article/view/282 (Scopus)
  • Santandreu Calonge, D., Mark, K.-P., Chiu, P.H.P., Thadani, D. R., & Pun, C. F. K. (2013). Extreme-teaching-2 (XT²): Evaluation of an innovative semester-long intensive GTA training program based on microteaching. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(1), 129-143. Retrieved from http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE1452.pdf 
  • Mark, K.-P., Thadani, D. R., Santandreu Calonge, D., Pun, C. F. K., & Chiu , P.H.P. (2011). From neophyte to experienced facilitator: An interactive blended-learning course for Graduate Teaching Assistants in Hong Kong. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 3(2), 153-169. Retrieved from http://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/article/view/111 (Scopus)
  • Santandreu Calonge, D., Chiu, P.H.P., Thadani, D. R., Mark, K. P., & Pun, C. F. K. (2011). In-service development for Graduate Teaching Assistants: A blended-learning and formative approach. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 8(3). Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol8/iss3/3/
  • Chiu, P., & Shih, I. (2006). Nonlinear current-voltage characteristics of bismuth nanodot structures. Applied Physics Letters, 88(7). doi: 10.1063/1.2177539 (WoS, Scopus)
  • Chiu, P., & Shih, I. (2004). A study of the size effect on the temperature-dependent resistivity of bismuth nanowires with rectangular cross-sections. Nanotechnology, 15(11), 1489-1492. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/15/11/020 (WoS, Scopus)

Conference Papers (Selected)

  • Liu, D.Y.W., Leung, C.Y.A., Au, M.H., Luo, X., Chiu, P.H.P., Im, S.W.T., & Lam, W.M.W. (2019). Virtual Laboratory: Facilitating Teaching and Learning in Cybersecurity for Students with Diverse Disciplines. Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2019. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. doi:10.1109/TALE48000.2019.9225863(WoS, Scopus) [Best Paper Award]
  • Im, S.W.T., Chiu, P.H.P., Shek, C.H. Ng, M. & Li, L. (2018). Using Virtual Reality to Enhance Learning in a Chinese Architectures Course: A Flipped Classroom Approach. Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018 (pp. 624-629). Wollongong, Australia. doi: 10.1109/TALE.2018.8615369 (WoS, Scopus) [Outstanding Paper Award]
  • Chiu, P.H.P., Wong, S.K.C., & Im, S.W.T. (2018). Using Throwable Wireless Microphone Technology to Enhance Classroom Interaction in a Large Class. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Education Technology and Computers: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. (pp. 326–329). Tokyo, Japan. doi:10.1145/3290511.3290572 (Scopus)
  • Chiu, P.H.P., Fan, T.K.F, IM, S.W.T., Cheng, S.H., Chui, L.L. S., Liu, L.L., & Liu, D.Y.W. (2017). A project-problem based learning approach for appreciating ancient cultural heritage through technologies: Realizing mystical buildings in Dunhuang Mural. Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2017 (pp. 65-69). Bangkok, Thailand. doi: 10.1109/TALE.2016.7851772 (WoS, Scopus)
  • Chiu, P.H.P., Lai, K.W.C, Fan, T.K.F, & Cheng, S.H. (2015). A pedagogical model for introducing 3D printing technology in a freshman level course based on a classic instructional design theory. Proceedings of 45th Annual ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE): Launching a New Vision in Engineering Education, FIE 2015 (pp. 1-6). El Paso, TX. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2015.7344287(WoS, Scopus)
  • Mark, K.-P., Thadani, D. R., Calonge, D. S., Pun, C. F. K., & Chiu, P.H.P. (2011). In-service teaching assistant training (InsTAT) for engineering and computer science graduate students in Hong Kong: A blended-learning approach. Proceedings of 41st Annual ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE): Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 (F2E-1-F2E-6). Rapid City, SD. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2011.6142930 (WoS, Scopus)
  • Chiu, P., Shih, I., Shi, S., & Laou, P. (2003). Study of laser reflection of infrared cameras with germanium optics. Proceedings of SPIE 5075, Targets and Backgrounds IX: Characterization and Representation (pp. 190-199). Orlando, FL. doi:10.1117/12.497585 (WoS, Scopus)
  • Chiu, P. & Shih, I. (2002). Electric field distribution in InGaAs/InP PIN photodetector. Proceedings of SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (pp. 237-241). Quebec City, Canada. doi:10.1117/12.474403 (WoS, Scopus)

Invited Talks

  • Chiu, P.H.P. (2016, June). Vision and mission of CityU’s Gateway Education. Invited talk at FSTE General Education Seminar: GE Curriculum in Sub-degree Institutions – Expectations for direct admission into professional versus liberal arts programmes.  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Retrieved from http://www.fste.edu.hk
    (Keynote speaker)
  • Chiu, P.H.P. (2014, August). How tertiary education, the farm of tomorrow's talent, reacts to the rising 3D printing technology? Invited talk at 3D Printing Seminar: Build the World in 3D Today.  The ONE, Hong Kong. Retrieved from https://unwire.pro/2014/08/20/
    (Invited talk)
  • Chiu, P.H.P. (2014, July). Adopting 3D printing technology in CityU GE courses. Invited talk in the sharing session on 3D Printing @ Your Libraries? CUHK Library, Hong Kong. (Invited talk)
  • 趙必豪 (2009, 3月).「物料化學」課題重點 及IT 教學支援, 「化學教學資源分享」講座, 生產力促進局. (Invited talk)


  • Wong, Y. C., Wong, C. T., Hui, C. W., Lai, S. M., & Chiu, P.H.P. (2009). Discovering Chemistry (Book 10), Analytical Chemistry. Hong Kong: Manhattan Marshall Cavendish Education.
  • Chiu, P.H.P., Wong, C. T., Wong, Y. C., Hui, C. W., & Lai, S. M. (2009). Discovering Chemistry (Book 9), Materials Chemistry. Hong Kong: Manhattan Marshall Cavendish Education.
  • Hui, C. W., Lai, S. M., Wong, C. T., Wong, Y. C., & Chiu, P.H.P. (2009). Discovering Chemistry (Book 8), Industrial Chemistry. Hong Kong: Manhattan Marshall Cavendish Education.


  • Chiu, P.H.P. (2006). Voltage Applied Type Current Measuring System using Computer Based Data Acquisition Board. Patent Application No. CA 2499031, Canadian Intellectual Property Office.

Professional Services

  • Institutional Member Representative, Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2015 - Present
  • Member, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, 2011 – 2013
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2001 – 2012
  • Article (Guest) Editor, SAGE Open Journal, 2017
  • Reviewer, Educational Research, 2019
  • Reviewer, Studies in Higher Education, 2019
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017 - 2018
  • Reviewer, Teaching and Teacher Education, 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 2017
  • Reviewer, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 2015
  • Reviewer, UGC Competitive Research Funding for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, 2014
  • Reviewer, HKIE Transection, 2011
  • Reviewer, Nanotechnology, 2005 – 2007
  • Reviewer, International Network for Engineering Education & Research, 2004 – 2005