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Prof. Meng Ni
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Prof. Meng NI

Associate Dean (FCE) & Professor


Prof. Meng Ni received his Bachelor (2000) and Master (2003) degrees in Aero-engine Engineering.  He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2007.  Then Prof. NI stayed in HKU as a Post-doctoral researcher for 2 years, before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in July 2009.  Prof. Ni was promoted to Associate Professor and then Full Professor and Associate Head (Research) in July 2016.  He was appointed as Associate Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment in July 2021.  Prof. Ni conducted collaboration research at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany in 2017, as a Humboldt Fellow. 

Prof. Meng Ni’s research interests include fuel cells, rechargeable metal-air batteries, electrochemical water-splitting and electrochemical systems for low grade waste heat utilization.  Prof. Ni is serving as an active reviewer for over 80 academic journals including Science, Nature Communications, Joule, Advanced Materials etc.  He served as Associate Editor for Science Bulletin in 2015-2017.  Currently, he is a Senior Editor for Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Elsevier) and e-Prime (Elsevier) and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Green Energy(Taylor & Francis) and International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley).               

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University
  • Master of Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

Professional Qualifications

  • Humboldt Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • Fuel cells
  • Hydrogen energy
  • Rechargeable metal-air batteries
  • Electrochemical water-splitting
  • and Electrochemical systems for low grade waste heat utilization.

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