Affiliated Faculty on Respective Expertise on Energy

HKUST has a wealth of expertise in energy from numerous disciplines. As part of a HKUST-wide initiative to promote energy research and education. The Institute brings together a board and diverse group of innovative, world-class scientists who are at the frontiers of research in sustainable energy.

Energy Generation

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering

Research Interests: Solid oxide fuel cells, lithium-based batteries

Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Materials for solar energy harvesting, energy storage devices with nanostructured materials

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests: Fuel Cell Membrane , Advanced Materials

Professor of Life Science

Research Interests: Post-translational modification (PTM) networks in energy plants, Genetic engineering of energy plants and microbes

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Materials, reflective coating, bipolar fuel-cell plates

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests: Advanced materials for energy conversion and storage devices

Dr William Mong Professor of Nanoscience and Chair Professor of Physics

Research Interests: Nano Materials, Soft condensed matter physics, Wave Functional Materials

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests: Organic synthesis, light-harvesting materials

Professor of Physics

Research Interests : Physics and device applications of semiconductor low dimensional structures and ferromagnetic semiconductors

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests: Organic / Polymer materials for solar cells

Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests: Physical and Materials Chemistry; Energy Generation and Storage; Nano Science and Technology

Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Division of Environment

Research Interests: Rational design and synthesis of functional
nanostructured and nanoporous materials for green chemical and energy production, environmental protection and pollution abatement, and biological research and medical applications

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: Energy engineering, computational modeling, LED, electronic packaging and lead-acid batteries

Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment/ Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering

Research Interests: Fuel cells and batteries

Energy Storage & Distribution

Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests : Energy and Built Environment, smart green buildings, mass transfer and chemical kinetics in catalytic reaction systems, adsorption cooling and refrigeration

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests: Advanced materials synthesis for long service life and high capacity lithium based batteries, efficient usage of thermal energy in drying and dewatering of wet materials, especially freeze drying for high value added products

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering

Research Interests:Morphology Evolution of Materials,
Nanoporous Metal Structures,Energy Storage, in particular, Redox Flow Batteries

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering

Research Interests: Solid oxide fuel cells, lithium-based batteries

Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Materials for solar energy harvesting, energy storage devices with nanostructured materials

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests: Fuel Cell Membrane , Advanced Materials

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests : Energy Product and Process

Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering

Research interest : Nanocarbon and nanostructured electrode materials for rechargeable Li batteries and supercapacitors

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: Energy engineering, computational modeling, LED, electronic packaging and lead-acid batteries

Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment/ Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aersopace Engineering

Research Interests: Fuel cells and batteries

Energy Efficiency

Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research Interests : Nano device technology, CMOS image sensors, SOI technology, high speed ICs, multimedia technology, RF circuits and biosensors for DNA analysis

Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests : Energy and Built Environment, smart green buildings, mass transfer and chemical kinetics in catalytic reaction systems, adsorption cooling and refrigeration

Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research Interests : Green power saving liquid crystal display and photonic devices

Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests : Energy Product and Process

Dr William M W Mong Chair Professor of Nanotechnology and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Energy and photonics, display technologies, thin film opto-electronic devices, nanotechnologies and photovoltaic technologies

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: Solid-state Lighting, LED Packaging, Wafer Level Packaging, 3D IC Integration

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests:
Bio-Microelectromechanical System (Bio-MEMS) and Lab-on-a-chip: micro biosensors, micro electroporation chips;
Nanoelectromechanical System (NEMS);
Micro chaotic mixing: micro spatial-temporal chaotic mixer;
MEMS key technology development: ICP Deep RIE process modeling and optimization using Design of Experiments;
Micro sensors using nanocomposite materials;
Fluorescence video microscopy for single molecule analysis;
Micro bubble actuators for integrated microfluidic systems

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Materials, reflective coating, bipolar fuel-cell plates

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests : Micro/nanofluidics, nanoscale mass and heat transfer; biosensing

Associate Professor of Physics

Research Interests: Novel superconducting materials for lossless energy transfer and high magnetic field applications

Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: System, control, information theory, and mathematics for information technology, as well as their applications in manufacturing industry and energy systems

Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research Interests : Energy-Efficient Information Systems; Thermal Management for Information Systems; Low-Power High-Performance Computing

Professor of Chemistry

Research Interests: Theoretical chemical physics and quantum statistical dynamics, excitation energy transfer in photosynthetic systems

Energy Policy

Professor of Social Science and Professor of Environment

Research Interests : National Innovation Systems in Asia and Europe,
China's Science & Technology Policy, Hong Kong Innovation System and
Policy, Innovation in Service Industries

Associate Professor of Social Science

Research Interests : environmental and energy policy and governance, climate change and global environmental governance, sustainable transportation, energy policy and technology development, and Chinese environmental and energy policy

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