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RISE is established, as a cross-disciplinary research platform in PolyU, for developing innovative and sustainable energy technologies and solutions.
RISE_Wang Shengwei-S_T
Director of RISE
Chair Professor of Building Energy and Automation & Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Professor in Smart Building

Prof. Shengwei WANG

Welcome Message

Energy is one of the most important global problems that humanities are facing today. Sustainable energy solutions are the fundamental means to comply with the national and global carbon-neutral policies. The depletion of fossil fuel and resilient energy supply call for the efficient conversion and harvesting of renewable energies, effective and smart use of energy at demand side, as well as effective energy storage and management. Scientists and engineers world-wide are putting their efforts in meeting these challenges. In The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the university-level Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Research Institute for Smart Energy (RISE) is established to bring the experts, with very diverse expertise, ranging from energy and power systems to material science distributed in various academic departments, together to develop innovative technologies and solutions to meet these challenges.

Thanks to the generous donation of Dr. Otto Poon and Otto Poon Charitable Foundation to support this university initiative in setting up RISE in May 2020, so that over 50 energetic faculty members with various research interests on energy issues from very different perspectives could come together to work cohesively, via interdisciplinary approaches, to make a much higher impacts on academia, industry and society.

With a mission of “to be a key node for the local, national and international network on smart and sustainable energy connecting academia, industry and government”, we are very pleased work together with you, from different distances and different sectors to exchange ideas and information, for a better and cleaner world and to overcome challenges ahead!

Prof. Shengwei WANG



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