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Recent Major Research Grants Obtained

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Research Impact Fund

RGC Research Impact Fund 2018/19
(1) Project Title:
New prefabricated composite pavement systems for sustainable and smart-city development of Hong Kong: Key scientific and engineering solutions
Approved Budget:
HK$3,764,320
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Wang Yuhong
(2) Project Title:
Enhancing safety, punctuality and ride comfort of railway transportation: From local metro system to global high-speed rail network
Approved Budget:
HK$5,892,320
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Ni, Yiqing
(3) Project Title:
Reliability-based Intelligent Transportation Systems in Urban Road Network with Uncertainty
Approved Budget:
HK$6,340,600
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Lam, H.K., William
(4) Project Title:
Study of Super-fast Large-area Economical Marine Reclamations for Housing and Infrastructural Developments in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area
Approved Budget:
HK$9,876,160
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Yin Jianhua
 

Theme-based Research Scheme

Theme-based Research Scheme 2018/19 (Eighth Round)
Project Title:
Sustainable Marine Infrastructure Enabled by the Innovative Use of Seawater Sea-Sand Concrete and Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites
Approved Budget:
HK$52.463 million
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Teng Jin-Guang
Co-PI:
Prof. Ni Yiqing (CEE)
Prof. Poon Chi-sun (CEE)
Prof. Zhou Limin (ME)
Prof. Christopher K.Y. Leung (HKUST)
Prof. Sun Tong (University of London)
Prof. Li Zongjin (University of Macau)
Dr Florence Sanchez (Vanderbilt University, USA)
Mr. Wang Sheng-Nian (CCCC Fourth Harbour Engineering Institute Co Ltd., China)
 
Theme-based Research Scheme 2017/18 (Seventh Round)
Project Title:
Photochemical air pollution in highly urbanized subtropical regions: from micro environments to urban-terrestrial-oceanic interactions
Approved Budget:
HK$33.333 million
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Wang Tao
Co-PI:
Prof. Lee Shun-cheng (CEE)
Prof. Guo Hai (CEE)
Dr Wang Zhe (CEE)
Prof. Alexis Lau Kai-hon (HKUST)
Dr Ho Kin-fai (CUHK)
Dr Liu Chun-ho (HKU)
Prof. Guy Brasseur (Max Planck Institute)
Dr Peter Louie (HKSAR Government Environment Protection Department (EDP) 
Prof. Wang Xinming (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

 

Collaborative Research Fund

Collaborative Research Fund 2015/16 (Equipment Proposals)
Project Title:
Thermal Desorption Aerosol Gas Chromatograph and Time of Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer for research on airborne particles and their impact on health and the environment
Approved Budget:
HK$4.258 million
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Guo Hai
Co-PI:
Prof. Li Xiangdong (CEE)
Prof. Chan Chak K (CityU)
Dr Chan Man Nin (CUHK)
Dr Ho Kin-fai (CUHK)
Dr Ning Zhi (CityU)
Dr Tian Linwei (HKU)
Prof. Yu Jian Zhen (HKUST)

 

Green Tech Fund

Project Title:
Biochar-enhanced Construction Materials for Sustainable Waste Management and Decarbonisation
Approved Budget:
HK$8.78 million
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Daniel C. W. Tsang

 

Lantau Conservation Fund

Project Title:
Enhancement of marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning along Lantau eco-shoreline with low-pH sea-sand seawater eco-engineered seawall panels
Approved Budget:
HK$2.27 million
Project Coordinator:
Prof. Poon, C.S.

 

ANR/RGC Joint Research Scheme

ANR/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2016/17
Project Title:
Impact of Air-Sea Exchanges on Air Quality in Coastal Megacities
Approved Budget:
HK$2.5 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Wang Tao
French PI (Institution): 
Dr George Christian (The National Centre for Scientific Research)

 

EC/RGC Collaboration Scheme

EC/RGC Collaboration Scheme 2017/18
Project Title:
Holistic Investigation of Fate and Behaviour of Emerging Contaminants in Complex Environmental Matrices
Approved Budget:
HK$1.99 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Tsang Daniel Chiu-wa
European PI:   

Prof. Harrad Stuart (University of Birmingham)

 

EC/RGC Collaboration Scheme 2016/17
Project Title:
Development of New Integrated Porous Pavement Systems and Implementation of Urban Nature Labs (UNaLab) Demonstration Projects in Hong Kong
Approved Budget:
HK$2.5 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Wang Yuhong
European PI:
Prof. Airaksinen Mimu (Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy)

 

NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme

NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2020/21
(1) Project Title:
Organic Aerosols in Offshore Marine Atmosphere of Eastern and Southern China: Sources, Chemical Ageing, and Climate Consequence
Approved Budget:
HK$1.15 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Guo Hai
Mainland PI:

Prof. Xue Likun (Shandong University)

(2) Project Title:
Study of Multi-Physics Coupling Mechanism of Deep Sea Pipeline and Soft Marine Organic Deposits Interaction Considering Time and Temperature Effects
Approved Budget:
HK$1.15 million
Hong Kong PI:
Dr Yin Zhenyu
Mainland PI:

Prof. Gao Fuping (Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

(3) Project Title:
Research and Development on Waste Ash/Slag-based Artificial Aggregates for Applications in Concrete
Approved Budget:
HK$1.15 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Dai Jianguo
Mainland PI:

Prof. Dong Biqin (Shenzhen University)

(4) Project Title:
Research on Structural Behaviour of Stainless-Clad bi-metallic Steel Welded Connections and Joints under Monotonic and Cyclic Actions
Approved Budget:
HK$1.16 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Chung Kwok Fai
Mainland PI:

Dr Ban Huiyong (Tsinghua University)

 

NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2018/19
Project Title:
Fundamental Study on Turning of Incineration Sewage Sludge Ash (ISSA) and Heavy Metal Contaminated Sediment from Rivers or Coastal Areas as Low-carbon and Eco-friendly Construction Materials
Approved Budget:
HK$1.14 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. POON Chi Sun
Mainland PI:

Prof. Xue Qiang (Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

 

NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2017/18
Project Title:
Study on the Mechanism and Application of Energy Transfer in the Nonlinear Self-excited System for 10 MW Level Wind Turbine System
Approved Budget:
HK$0.948 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Zhu Songye
Mainland PI:

Dr Ke Shitang (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

 

NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2016/17
(1) Project Title:
Experimental and Numerical Studies on Geomechanics of Methane Hydrate-bearing Sediments in South China Sea During Gas Production
Approved Budget:d
HK$0.9 million
Hong Kong PI:
Dr Leung Yat-fai
Mainland PI:

Dr Li Dong-liang (Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion (GIEC), Chinese Academy of Sciences)

(2) Project Title:
Square Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Columns with Internal High-Strength Steel Confinement
Approved Budget:
HK$1.1 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Teng Jin-guang
Mainland PI:

Prof. Feng Peng (Tsinghua University)

 

Environment and Conservation Fund

ECF 2020-21
(1) Project Title:
Hydrothermal Carbonisation for Recycling Organic Waste into Biochar for Soil Improvement in Hong Kong
Approved Budget:
HK$1.216 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Tsang Daniel Chiu-wa

 

(2) Project Title:
Lightweight Multifunctional Noise Barriers/Noise Enclosures Incorporating Smart Fibre-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites
Approved Budget:
HK$1.1 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Yu Tao

 

ECF 2019-20
Project Title: Characterisation and Evaluation of the Feasibility of Miniaturised Gas Cleaning Devices as Control of Cooking Oil Fume from Different Styles of Restaurants in Hong Kong
Approved Budget:
HK$1.961 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Lee Shun-cheng

ECF 2017-18
Project Title:
Enhancing Water Resilience with Blue-Green Infrastructure: A Pilot-scale Study on Bioretention Systems for Stormwater Harvesting in New Development Areas
Approved Budget:
HK$2.459 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Tsang Daniel Chiu-wa

 

Innovation and Technology Fund

ITF-ITSP (2020-21)
Project Title:
A new Membrane-flood gate system for extreme weather hazardous mitigations for use in Hong Kong and worldwide
Approved Budget:
HK$2.74 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. CHAN Siu Lai

 

ITF-ITSP (2018-19)
Project Title:
Green Low-noise Skid-resistant Coating Layer for Bituminous Pavements using Water-borne Epoxy Modified Asphalt Emulsion
Approved Budget:
HK$0.999 million
Hong Kong PI:
Dr Leng Zhen

 

ITF-ITSP-Tier 2 (2017-18)
Project Title:
Cementless Production of Lightweight Aggregates from Incineration Bottom Ash (IBA) and Concrete Slurry Waste (CSW)
Approved Budget:
HK$2.09 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Poon Chi-sun

 

ITF-ITSP-Tier 3 (2017-18)
Project Title:
Research and Development on Geopolymer Cement-based 3D Printing Technology for Modern Building Industry
Approved Budget:
HK$1.97 million
Hong Kong PI:
Prof. Dai Jian-guo

 

ITF – UIM
Project Title:
New Solvent-Based Biorefinery Techniques to Extract Lignin from Timber Wastes for High Titer Biofuel Production
Approved Budget:
HK$1.99 million
Hong Kong PI:
Dr Leu Shao Yuan

 

Major China Grants

港澳台科技創新合作重點專項
(1) Project Title:
Structural Design of Quality Chinese Steel Material to Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures
Approved Budget:
HK$1.24 million
PI:
Prof. Chung Kwok Fai


(2) Project Title:
Condition Monitoring and intelligent Data Analysis Techniques for Operation and Maintenance Strategies of High-Speed Rail infrastructure System
Approved Budget:
HK$1.23 million
PI:
Prof. Ni Yiqing

 

國家科技部重點研發計劃
(1) Project Title:
Technologies and equipment for condition assessment and smart operation and maintenance of group across-sea infrastructure
Approved Budget:
RMB$3.75 million
PI:
Prof. Xia Yong


(2) Project Title:

Regional observation and source identification of toxic and harmful air pollutants in China

Approved Budget:
RMB$4.43 million
PI:
Prof. Guo Hai

 

國家自然科學基金委員會重大研究計劃項目
Project Title:

Joint toxicity mechanisms and contributions of key bioactive components in airborne fine particulate matters (PM2.5) from typical urban areas of China

Approved Budget:
RMB$15 million
PI:
Prof. Li Xiangdong

 

國家自然科學基金委員會項目
Project Title:

Unsaturated Soils and Problematic Soils

Approved Budget:
HK$1.76 million
PI:
Dr Zhou Chao

 

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