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Ir Prof. Lin Lu
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Ir Professor Lu Lin Vivien



Ir Prof. Lu Lin Vivien received her BEng and MEng in HVAC&R engineering and PhD in renewable energy. After working for Parsons Brinckerhoff (Asia) Ltd for 2 years, she joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an assistant professor in 2006, and was promoted to Professor in July 2018. As a highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics in Engineering (2018) and a World’s Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University in Energy, Ir Prof. Lu is an active researcher in building energy fields with high local and international impact in both academia and industry. She is the main inventor of several international patents, and her research findings and novel technologies have been widely cited by researchers in over 60 countries, applied in local industry and employed by local government in its policy guidelines for renewable energy.

Ir Prof. Lu has published 5 books/handbook chapters and over 260 SCI-cited journal papers, and her work has been financially supported by the Research Grant Council (RGC) of Hong Kong (GRF, NFSC/RGC, HKPDF), Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission (ITF), Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (ECF), Hong Kong Policy Innovation and Coordination Office (PPR), Hong Kong Construction Industry Institute ( CII), the Society of Hong Kong Scholars and the China National Postdoctoral Council (Hong Kong Scholars), Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) and various industry partners.

Ir Prof. Lu has been the recipient of prestigious awards mostly as the first awardee, mainly including World’s Top 2% Scientist by Stanford University in Energy (2021), 2nd class innovation award of Ministry of Education of China (2019), PolyU FCE Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding (2012, 2014, 2019), PolyU FCE Dean’s Award for Highly-cited Papers (2019), PolyU FCE Awards for Outstanding PhD Thesis (2014, 2019) as chief supervisor, Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics in Engineering (2018), the Faculty Awards for Excellent Performance/Achievement 2017/2018 (Research and Scholarly Activities),  2017 Hong Kong Green Innovations Awards (HKGIA), TechConnect 2017 Global Innovation Award (USA), a Special Merit Award and a Gold Medal in 2017 from the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Hong Kong Green Building Award (2014), a Silver Medal from the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2012), etc.

Ir Prof. Lu is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE), and a Member of The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE) and Energy Institute (MEI), UK. She is a Registered Professional Engineer (R.P.E.) (Building Services) and a Chartered Engineer of the UK Engineering Council (CEng).          Currently, she is serving local industry and profession as chairman of the Energy Institute (Hong Kong Branch) and vice president of Solar Energy Society of Hong Kong,  and serving local government as The Project Management Committee (PMC) for Cleaner Production Partnership Programme (lauched by HKSAR EPD and the Department of Industry and Information Technology of Guangdong Province), Task Force Member for Energy Management System Certification under Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) and as Working Group Member for Building Energy Code (Electrical), Building Energy Code (Energy Audit) and Building Energy Code (Lighting) under Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance.      She is the Section Editor-in-Chief (Energy Sustainability) of International Journal of Sustainability (IF 3.889), Guest Editor for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF 16.799), Applied Energy (IF 11.446), and Asscoiate Editor for Frontiers in Built Environment. She is also sitting on the Editorial Board of several prestigious journals, including The International Journal of Energy (IF 8.857), Energy and Built Environment, Energy Storage and Saving (ENSS) and Journal of Discovery Mechanical Engineering.

呂琳教授工程師,2004-2006世界頂級機電工程顧問公司柏誠(亞洲)工作,2006年加入香港理工大學,現任職教授。她在綠色建築領域成績卓越,為2018年Clarivate Analytics高被引學者(工程) 和2021年全球前2%頂尖科學家(能源)。她同時為香港工程師學會資深會員,香港註冊專業工程師,英國屋宇設備工程師學會會員,英國能源學會會員,英國註冊工程師,英國能源學會香港分會會長,潔能100HK會長, 香港太陽能學會副會長。  公職主要包括香港清潔生產夥伴計劃 項目管理委員會(PMC)委員, 創新科技署企業支援計劃 評審委員會委員, 創新科技署香港認可處 能源管理體系認證 專案組成員,創新科技署科技創業培育計劃評審委員會委員等。


呂琳教授的科研成果在本地和國際學術界、工業界、政府新能源政策製定方面貢獻傑出,尤其在建築太陽能利用、風能利用和建築玻璃隔熱納米塗層開發的科研成果,廣獲獎項,得以工業界廣泛應用,並被全球和當地超過60多家媒體和電臺采訪報道和製作節目。  課題組獲獎無數,主要包括2012/2014/2019年度理大學院院長傑出研究獎;2012 第40屆瑞士日內瓦發明獎銀獎;2013香港工程學會工業界創新獎優異獎;2016 第44屆瑞士日內瓦發明獎金獎和特別大獎;2016 第68屆德國紐倫堡國際發明展金獎;2017美國TechConnect世界創新會議暨博覽會全球創新獎;2017 香港綠色創新大獎;2018年度學院傑出研究獎;2018 Clarivate Analytics高被引學者(工程); 2019 理大學院院長高論文引用獎; 2019年度教育部高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎(科學技術)科學技術進步獎二等獎;2021年全球前2%頂尖科學家(能源) 等。

Research Overview

• Renewable energy technologies and applications in buildings;
• Fundamentals of fluid mechanics and heat/mass transfer to enhance building energy systems;
• Engineered nanomaterial development towards energy smart building envelopes

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Building Services), Hong Kong
  • Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, UK
  • Member of The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (UK)
  • Member of Energy Institute (UK)

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