Experts join hands to tackle environmental and energy challenges
PolyU is strengthening its research collaboration with institutes in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) through the establishment of two joint laboratories focusing on environmental and energy challenges. Experts from PolyU will serve as Co-Directors at both laboratories.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Processes and Control
The University has co-founded the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory of Environmental Pollution Processes and Control in Guangzhou with the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Peng Ping’an from GIG and PolyU’s Professor Li Xiangdong, Chair Professor of Environmental Science and Technology and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment, will serve as Co-Directors of the joint lab. The Laboratory is focusing on large-scale collaborative research to address pressing environmental issues in the GBA, such as air quality improvement, the environment and health in city clusters, the remediation of contaminated urban land, municipal solid waste and sewage treatment in rural areas, and the ecological management of estuary and coastal areas.
Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory for Photonic-Thermal-Electrical Energy Materials and Devices
PolyU and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) have joined forces to establish the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory for Photonic-Thermal-Electrical Energy Materials and Devices. Professor Zhao Yusheng, Associate Vice President of SUSTech, is serving as Director and Professor Chen Guohua, Associate Vice President (Research Support) of PolyU, is Co-Director. The Laboratory’s research will focus on solar cells, fuel cells, thermal energy conversion and storage, and advanced batteries for energy storage. With support from the Guangdong provincial government and industrial partners, as well as the University of Macau, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong, the Laboratory offers a platform for experts in the GBA to work together to tackle major energy challenges, expediting the transfer of technology from universities to solve real-world problem.