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2019/8/27 RISUD Research Salon Series on Strategic Focus Areas
Speaker / SFA Topic: Prof. Jianguo DAI [CEE]/ Very Large Floating Structures
Date: 27 Aug 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00p.m. - 4:45p.m.
Venue: ZS1201s, Block Z, PolyU

2019/7/22 RISUD Research Salon on High Time-resolved Source Apportionment of PM2.5 and Measurements on Combustion Sources
Speaker: Prof. Yingjun CHEN (Abstract & Biography)
Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University
Date: 22 July 2019 (Monday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Venue: ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, PolyU

2019/7/11 RISUD Research Salon on Advances in Ferrate Technology: Elucidating Role of Activated Ferrate to Remove Organic Pollutants Rapidly
Speaker: Prof. Virender K. Sharma (Abstract & Biography)
Director, Program for the Environment and Sustainability
Texas A&M University, U.S.
Date: 11 July 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Venue: ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, PolyU

2019/6/22 Third Annual Forum of the University-Government-Industry Consortium for Sustainable Urban Development on “Enhancing Urban Sustainability – The Way Forward”
Date: 22 June 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: 3/F, Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)

2019/5/29 RISUD Research Salon Series on Strategic Focus Areas
Speaker / SFA Topic: Dr Charles Man-sing WONG [LSGI]/ Urban Ecology
Date: 29 May 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:30p.m. - 5:15p.m.
Venue: Z405, Block Z, PolyU

2019/5/28 Seminar on Toxic Air Emissions from Indoor and Outdoor Combustion Sources,
co-organized by RISUD & Hong Kong Waste Management Association
Date: 28 May 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Venue: Z205, Block Z, PolyU


2019/5/16 -
2019/5/18
6th Cross-Strait Forum on Sustainable Urban Development

The 6th Cross-Strait Forum on Sustainable Urban Development was held at Tongji University in Shanghai from 16th - 18th May 2019. The Forum was jointly organized by RISUD and Tongji University, drawing over 263 participants on Day 1 of the event, and 253 on Day 2. Representatives from RISUD’s partner institutions (National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Sichuan University, Tongji University and Tsinghua University) were in attendance alongside scholars from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).


2019/4/30 RISUD Research Salon Series on Strategic Focus Areas
Speaker / SFA Topic: 1. Prof. Xiangdong LI [CEE] / Urban Water Management
2. Prof. Shengwei WANG [BSE] / Smart Energy Efficient and Grid-Responsive Buildings
Date: 30 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Venue: Room ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, PolyU

2019/4/17 RISUD Research Salon Series on Strategic Focus Areas
Speaker / SFA Topic: 1. Prof. Xiaoli DING [LSGI] / Smart Utilities
2. Prof. Geoffrey SHEN [BRE] / Industrialization of Building Construction
Date: 17 April 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Venue: Room ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, PolyU

2019/4/11 Immediate Past Director of Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) Appointed Next President of PolyU

The Council of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced the appointment of Professor Jin-Guang Teng, currently a Vice-President of Dean of Graduate School of Southern University of Science and Technology in China, to be the next President of PolyU from 1 July 2019.

Prior to his current role, Professor Jin-Guang Teng was the Director of RISUD from January 2012 – June 2018. Under the effective leadership of Professor Teng, RISUD has developed and supported a significant number of strong Inter-disciplinary Research Projects related to sustainable urban development and established and strengthened networks and collaborations with other scholars, universities, industries and governments on local, regional and international scales.

RISUD is delighted to welcome Professor Teng to be PolyU's next President. We are confident that Professor Teng will set a clear and viable vision for PolyU's future development and steer the University to scale new heights. RISUD will continue to strive to further enhance the impact of PolyU in the development and dissemination of innovative solutions for sustainable high-density urban development in Hong Kong and the world under Professor Teng’s leadership at the University.


2019/4/9 3rd RISUD TOAF Distinguished Lecture on Comprehensive Strategies for Eco-environment Remediation on the Chinese Loess Plateau (Poster)
Speaker: Prof. Zhi-sheng AN
Chair, Academic Committee of Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS);
Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS);
Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS);
Foreign Associate of National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Date: 9 April 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (A tea reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Room M1603, 16/F, Block M (Li Ka Shing Tower), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English/Chinese

2019/4/3 RISUD Research Salon on Studies, Applications and Design Codes of Concrete Members with FRP Reinforcements
Speaker: Prof. Wei-chen XUE (Abstract & Bio)
Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, Tongji University
Distinguished Professor of Cheung Kong Scholar
Date: 3 April 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Room Y301, 3/F, Block Y (Lee Shau Kee Building), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English

2019/3/8 RISUD Distinguished Lecture on Water For All: Observations, Impediments and Solutions (Poster)
Speaker: Prof. David SEDLAK,
Plato Malozemoff Professor; Co-Director of Berkeley Water Center; Deputy Director NSF Engineering Research Center for Reinventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWlt), University of California, Berkeley
Date: 8 March 2019 (Friday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (A tea reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Room Y301, 3/F, Block Y (Lee Shau Kee Building), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English

2019/2/20 RISUD Research Salon Series on Strategic Focus Areas
Speaker / SFA Topic: 1. Prof. Hongxing YANG (BSE) / Offshore Wind Power Generation
2. Prof. Hai GUO (CEE) / Urban Air Pollution and Health
Date: 20 February 2019 (Wed)
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Room ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)

2019/2/18 RISUD Research Salon on Service Efficiency and Risk in Railway Capacity Utilization
Speaker: Prof. Yung-Cheng LAI
Professor, Railway Technology Research Center, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University
Date: 18 February 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Room ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English

2019/1/29 RISUD Research Salon on Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) Achievements in Tongji University
Speaker: Prof. Rui LIN (Abstract & Bio)
Professor, School of Automotive Studies, Tongji University
Date: 29 January 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Room ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English

2019/1/23 RISUD Research Salon on Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnostics of Wind Turbines
Speaker: Prof. Fu-lei CHU
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University
Date: 23 January 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Venue: Room ZS1215, 12/F, South Tower, Block Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English

2019/1/15 2nd RISUD TOAF Distinguished Lecture on MIT Innovations and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (Poster)
Speaker: Prof. Gang CHEN,
Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: 15 January 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (A tea reception will be held at 5:30 p.m.)
Venue: Room Y302, 3/F, Block Y (Lee Shau Kee Building), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English

2019/1/15 RISUD Research Salon on Innovations in Thermal Materials and Systems at the Energy and Water Nexus
Speaker: Prof. Gang CHEN (Bio & Abstract),
Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: 15 January 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00 n.n. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Room Z414, 4/F, Block Z, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Campus map)
Medium: English