Research

 
Funded Research Project

Project 2016 (Sept 2015 to August 2016)
Central Policy Unit - Public Policy Research
Prof. S.C. Wong A Sustainable Tourism & Mobility Framework for Assessing the Effects of the Individual Visit Scheme on the Public Transportation System in Hong Kong


NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 15/16
Prof. S.C. Wong Advancing Transportation Systems Analysis by Integrating Safety Evaluation (with Central South University)


Environment & Conservation Fund
Dr. J. Chen Impact of suspended sediment, turbidity and streamflow conditions on river biodiversity in the Lai Chi Wo catchment in Hong Kong


RGC/DAAD HK/Germany Joint Research Scheme 2015/16
Dr. W. Pan Opportunities and challenges of utilizing automated and robotic technology for sustainable building construction: scenarios, stakeholders and technology transfer (ST2) via Germany-Hong Kong collaboration


Contract research
Dr. W. Pan A comprehensive productivity appraisal of the Hong Kong construction industry


GRF 2015-16
Dr. W.Y. Szeto



Professor T.S.T. Ng


Dr. K.L. Su


Dr. T.F.M. Chui

Dr. Q.Z.Q. Yue


Dr. T. Zhang



Dr. S.D. Nunes Lourenco

Dr. W. Pan


Professor X.Y. Li


Dr. K. Shih


Professor B. Young
A methodology to determine the dynamic system optimum and sustainable congestion and emission tolls based on a generalized multiclass link transmission model

An Agile Big Data Centered Inter-Network Infrastructure Asset Management Platform

Seismic Collapse Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Squat Walls under High Axial Loads

Incorporation of Hyporheic Zone into Stream Rehabilitation

Effect of micro-fluid inclusions on abnormally delayed mechanical behavior of intact rocks after excavation

Polyphosphate-accumulating Organisms in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Process: New - Insights from Metagenomics and Metatranscriptomics Approaches

Hydrologic Optimum of Water-Repellent Soils for Slope Protection

Implications of optimising prefabrication for the life cycle carbon emissions of high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong

Investigation of concentration polarization during crossflow membrane filtration using laser-based detection (LIF and LDA) techniques

Low-Temperature Reacting Glass-Ceramic Matrices for Incorporating Zinc and Lead in Waste Incineration Residues

Cold-formed steel members of very high steel grades subjected to combined axial load and bending


         
Projects 2015 (Sept 2014 to August 2015)
Innovation & Technology Commission - Innovation and Technology Fund
Dr. C.Y. Tang Highly permeable and highly selective antifouling nanofiltration membranes prepared using a simple and versatile coating method


NSFC Research Project
Dr. Ji Chen Integrated study of low flow, water quality, and anthropogenic impacts in dry periods over the East River, South China


RGC Collaborative Research Fund (Former Central Allocation Fund)
Prof. X.Y. Li Fe-enhanced primary sedimentation and sludge acidogenesis for resources (P and PHA) recovery during wastewater treatment


Central Policy Unit - Public Policy Research
Dr. May Chui


Dr. W. Pan
Developing Sustainable Hong Kong through Low Impact Development from Science to Innovation Policy

A Possible Zero Carbon Building Policy for Hong Kong: Opportunities, Risk and Recommendation


SFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2014/15
Dr. W. Pan Carbon Emission Modelling of Energy Systems for Retrofit Office Buildings


Contract Research
Prof. T.S.T. Ng



Dr. T. Zhang

Dr. J. Yang

Dr. W. Pan


Prof. Z.Q. Yue


Dr. K.L. Su


Dr. W.Y. Szeto


Dr. J. Yang

Dr. J. Yang

Prof. T.S.T. Ng
Agreement for Provision of Consultancy Services, Training and Quiz Materials for Applicants and Certified Scheme Verifiers for the Development of Green Building Product Labelling Scheme in Hong Kong – Phase II

Co-digestion of Food Waste with Sewage Sludge

川藏鐵路雅安段砂土液化動力學測試研究

Zero Carbon Building Partnership for Enhancing Public and Stakeholder Engagement

Monitoring, Recording and Analyzing of Geological Drilling Process at Complex Environments

Consultancy study on seismic resistant design standards for buildings in Hong Kong (Sub-consultant)

Provision of Road Management and Safety Audit Training for Hong Kong Police Force

Liquefaction Testing of Sandy Soils for Construction of the Sichuan Tibet Railway

Laboratory measurement and analysis of shapes and sizes of sand grains

Consultancy Services for Assessing the Performance of the Hong Kong Construction Industry, Key Performance Indicators (KPI): An International Comparison


GRF 2014-15
Dr. B.A. Baudet

Dr. T.F.M. Chui


Professor A.K.H. Kwan


Dr. C.Y. Kwok

Dr. K.M. Lam


Professor X.Y. Li


Dr. K. Shih


Dr. W.Y. Szeto


Dr. C. Tang


Professor S.C. Wong


Professor B. Young

Dr. T. Zhang
An experimental approach to map changes in soil particle morphology

Influence of Water and Energy Exchange between Vegetated Areas and Shallow Open Water on Wetland Evapotranspiration

Optimizing aggregate proportions for the production of high-performance concrete with low cementitious paste volume

Coupled Fluid-Particle Modeling for Debris Flows

Experimental investigation of settling mechanisms of fine heavy particles in turbulent flows

An innovative membrane bioreactor (MBR) process with iron dosing for phosphorus removal and recovery during biological wastewater treatment

Speciation Mechanisms of Lead in Glass-Ceramic Matrices: A Key for Effective Metal Stabilization and Recovery

A Simultaneous Route and Departure Time Choice Problem Formulation that Encapsulates a Probabilistic Cell Transmission Model (PCTM)

Multilayer-structured membranes for targeted removal of organic micropollutants during wastewater reclamation

A continuum modeling approach to sustainable land use and transportation planning for an urban city

Cold-formed high strength steel structural members

Exploring core keystone populations in activated sludge using network analysis based on next generation sequencing


         
Projects 2014 (Sept 2013 to August 2014)
Innovation & Technology Commission - Innovation and Technology Fund
Dr. T. Zhang The Study of Anaerobic Biohydrogen Production Technology from Cellulose-containing Biomass Material and Application (GHP/015/11SZ)


Contract Research
Prof. X.Y. Li


Dr. T. Zhang


Dr. K.M. Lam


Prof. T.S.T. Ng


Dr. J. Chen

Prof. T.S.T. Ng


Dr. W. Pan


Dr. R. Su


Prof. F.T.K. Au

Dr. J. Chen and Dr. May Chui


Prof. F.T.K. Au

Dr. Z.Q. Yue


Dr. T. Zhang
Study on the Cause and Solutions for the Letting-By of Valves in Salt Water Supply System in Hong Kong

Study on Anaerobic Digestion of CEPT Sludge and Metagenomic Analysis of Digester Sludge

Study and Site Trials on the Effectiveness of Porous Pavements in Reducing Surface Runoff under the Conditions in Hong Kong

Development of Training and Quiz Materials for Applicants and Certified Scheme Verifiers pertinent to Green Building Product Labelling Scheme

Study on Impacts of Climate Change on the Water Resources of Hong Kong

Comprehensive Hong Kong Based Carbon Labelling Scheme Covering Emission Intensive Construction Materials

Research on Feasibility of Delivering High Rise Low/Zero Carbon Buildings In Hong Kong

Research on Practical Guidelines on Seismic Detailing for Concrete Buildings in Hong Kong

Aerodynamic Behaviour of Medium-span Concrete Bridges

Training Services on Engineering Hydrological Study for Professional Staff of the Water Supplies Department

Training Programme on Seismic Design and Analysis of Bridge Structures

Monitoring, Recording and Analyzing of Geological Drilling Process at Complex Environments

Bacterial Aerosol in wastewater treatment facilities


GRF 2013-14
Dr. K.M. Lam


Dr. W.Y. Szeto
Wind flow field investigation to unveil excitation mechanisms for dynamic wind forces on two tall buildings under interference

A cell-based multi-class dynamic traffic assignment model that considers taxi cruising


         
Projects 2013 (Sept 2012 to August 2013)
Environment & Conservation Fund
Prof. X.Y. Li Dosing of Ferric Iron for the Control of Odour Problems in Typhoon Shelters


Innovation & Technology Commission - Innovation and Technology Fund
Dr. T. Zhang


Dr. K. Shih


Dr. W.Y. Szeto
Develop Diagnostic Platform for Important Microbial Groups in Biological Municipal Wastewater Treatment using Next Generation Sequencing

Next Generation Hollow Fiber Composite for Energy Saving Nanofiltration Membranes

A Software Tool with a Strategic Approach for Identifying Critical Transport Infractrctures and Building Resilience of Urban Transport Systems


Central Policy Unit - Public Policy Research
Dr. W.Y. Szeto Columbarium Development: Public Transport Policy Implications


The National Natrual Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
Dr. T. Zhang


Dr. W.Y. Szeto
Study of biodegradation of emerging pollutants using QTOF-MS/MS and high-throughput sequencing

A distribution-free approach for reliable transport network design


RGC Collaborative Research Fund (Former Central Allocation Fund)
Prof. L.G. Tham and Dr. R.W.M. Yan Green Slope Engineering: Bioengineered, Live Cover Systems for Man-made Fill Slopes and Landfill Capillary Barriers in Hong Kong


Contract Research
Dr. Z.Q. Yue


Prof. A.K.H. Kwan


Prof. X.Y. Li


Dr. R.K.L. Su


Dr. B.A. Baudet


Prof. A.K.H. Kwan


Prof. T.S.T. Ng
Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macao Bridge Hong Kong Boundary Crossing facilities- Reclamation works - Independent Review on Underwater Fill

Study to Assess the Compliance of Steel Bar Connection Systems with Current Local Standard for Joining Precast Concrete Units

Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for advanced wastewater treatment and reuse in Shenzhen

Provision of Consultancy Services for Pilot Study on the Implementation of Seismic Design in Housing Authority Buildings

Shaft grouting for the enhancement of pile capacity (sponsorship agreement for research studies)

Research on River Sand Substitutes for Concrete Production and Cement Sand Mortar Production (Phase Two)

Supplementary Work to the Agreement for Provision of Consultancy Service for the Development of a Green Building Product Labeling Scheme in HK


GRF 2012-13
Professor F.T.K. Au


Dr. J. Chen


Professor X.Y. Li


Dr. K. Shih


Dr. S.T. Smith


Dr. W.Y. Szeto


Professor S.C. Wong

Professor B. Young

Dr. T. Zhang
Performance-based design of post-tensioned high-strength concrete flat slabs under fire

Integration of remote sensing products and numerical model simulations for drought prediction and impact assessment over the East River basin in South China

Composite MoS2/Me/TiO2 Catalyst Film as a Visible Light-driven Photoelectrode for (MEC) Concurrent Hydrogen Generation and Waste Organic Degradation

Using Metakaolin to Promote Metal Incorporation under Thermal Conditions: Mechanisms of Copper, Zinc and Lead Incorporation

Rational Modelling and Design of Externally Bonded Strengthening Systems for Civil Infrastructure Incorporating Anchorage Devices

Development of an intersection movement-based modeling approach for the multi-class dynamic traffic assignment problem with queue spillback

Pedestrian safety at signalized intersections

Cold-formed stainless steel bolted connections at elevated temperatures

Exploring biodegradation pathway and associated genes for emerging pollutants using high-resolution LC-QToF-MS and high-throughput sequencing


         
Projects 2012 (Sept 2011 to August 2012)
Contract Research
Dr. Zhang Tong

Prof. X.Y. Li

Prof. X.Y. Li

Dr. K. Shih

Prof. X.Y. Li

Dr. K.M. Lam & Dr. Ken Wong



Dr. R.K.L. Su

Prof. A.K.H. Kwan
BOD5 measurement of CEPT effuent after chlorination

Catalytic degradation of disinfecton by-projects in drinking water

Nano Membrane Treatment Tudy - Pilot Trials (Phase 1)

Nano Membrane Treatment Tudy - Pilot Trials (Phase 2)

Study on Control of Odour Problem in KT-5 Channel at Kam Tin, Yuen Long

Provision of Service to review the distribution of Enterococci and Eschericha coli in local beaches and assess the die-off rates of these baterica in environmental waters

TECHNICAL PROOF REVIEW OF TRANSLATED CHINESE MARITIME CODE

Study to assess the compliance of steel bar connection systems with current local standard for joining precast concrete units


GRF 2011-12
Professor F.T.K. Au


Dr B.A. Baudet


Professor X. Li


Dr T.S.T. Ng


Professor S.C. Wong


Professor B. Young

Dr T. Zhang
Full-range behaviour of concrete bridges with corrugated steel webs and external prestressing

AN INNOVATIVE METHOD OF REINFORCING DECOMPOSED GRANITE WITH FIBRES

Investigation of continuous shape change and mass transport of biological flocs in water using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) and particle image velocimetry (PIV)

Devising Low Carbon-Cost-Contention Building Refurbishment Proposals using Case-based Reasoning Approach

Drink driving: Impairment of driving performance, injury risk, and effectiveness of countermeasures

Investigation of cold-formed steel built-up sections with web and edge stiffeners

Fates of Antibiotics Resistant Bacteria and Genes in Sewage Treatment Plants