Our research is in the cross-disciplinary fields of heterogeneous catalysis, electrocatalysis, nanoscience and nanotechnology, materials chemistry and science, transport phenomena, and process modeling and optimization. We focus on atomic-level understanding, design and improvement of functional nanomaterials for efficient energy harvest/storage/conversion and environmental remediation. Our on-going activities includes


  1. Fundamental understanding of catalytic ozonation process over functional nanomaterials for developing advanced air/water pollution control technology/system
  2. Development of a multiscale theoretical model to study the coupled mass transfer and reaction kinetics in catalytic ozonation process for reactor-design and operating-condition optimization
  3. Development of multi-microchannel microreactors with multi-scale microstructures for enhanced chemical reactions such as hydrogen production by ethanol steam reforming, catalytic combustion of methane, catalytic ozonation of organic compounds
  4. Development and reliability study of high-brightness LEDs
  5. Synthesis/Development of graphene-based functional materials for applications in Li/Na-ion batteries, metal-air batteries, fuel-cell, solar cell, and LEDs
  1. Topic Editors in Electrolytes for Non-Lithium Based Rechargeable Batteries and Ionic Capacitors, Frontiers, 2019, link

  2. Editorial Board Member, SF Journal of Nanochemistry and Nanotechnology, ScienceForecast Publications, USA, 2017- link

  3. Editorial Board Members, Nanomedicine & Nanotechnology Open Access (NNOA), MedWin Publishers, 2017- link

  4. Editorial Board Members, Current Alternative Energy, Bentham Science Publishers, ISSN: 2405-464X (Online), 2017-

  5. Editorial board, International Journal of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Graphy Publications, 2015-present

  6. Review Editor for Energy Storage, Frontiers in Energy Research, www.frontiersin.org, 2013-present

  7. Editorial Board: Energy, The Scientific World Journal, 2012-present

  1. Organizing Committee, 2nd International Conference on Materials Physics and Materials Science, Vienna, Austria, May 20-21, 2019 link

  2. Program committee, 5th International Conference on Machine Design and Manufacturing Engineering (ICMDME2018), Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia, November 22-23, 2018 link

  3. Organizing Committee, 5th World Congress on Chemical Engineering and Catalysis, Tokyo, Japan, September 5-6, 2018 link

  4. Scientific Committee/Organizing Committee, 2nd International conference on Petrochemical Engineering, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 23-25, 2018 link

  5. Program committee, International Conference on Metal Material Processes and Manufacturing (ICMMPM2018), Jeju Island, South Korea, July 19-21, 2018. link

  6. Organizing Committee, Energy Materials and Nanotechnology (EMN) Summer Meeting, Berlin, Germany, July 16 – 20, 2018 link

  7. Scientific Committee, The international conference on Advanced Nano Materials (ANM), University of Aveiro, Portugal, July 18-20, 2018 link

  8. Program Committee, International Conference on Energy Engineering and Smart Grids (ESG 2018), Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge city, United Kingdom, June 25-26, 2018 link

  9. Organizing Committee, 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Chemistry, Rome, Italy, May 17-18, 2018 link

  10. Organizing Committee, 4th Energy Materials and Nanotechnology (EMN) Meeting on Batteries/Catalysis, Novotel Casa City Center, Casablanca, Morocco, April 30 to May 4, 2018 link

  11. Organizing Committee, 2nd International Conference and Expo on Diamond And Carbon, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, April 16-17, 2018 link

  12. Reviewer, International Conference on Mechanical, Electric and Industrial Engineering, Hangzhou, China, May 12-14, 2018

  1. Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), USA

  2. Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (ASME), USA

  3. Member, International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), USA

  4. Committee member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), USA, Hong Kong Chapter, 2008-2009

Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Functional Materials, Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Carbon, Fuel Cells, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Science & Technology, Sensors, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, IEEE-IAS, Water Research, Powder Technology, Desalination and Water Treatment, Chemical Engineering Journal, Building and Environment, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Thin Solid Films, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Separation and Purification Technology, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Applied Surface Science, etc.
  • “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”  by Aristotle
  • “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” by Thomas Alva Edison. Meaning: Genius is largely the result of hard work, rather than an inspired flash of insight.



1. ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships: Scholarships for Master's Studies in Energy and the Environment in the UK or Spain

Applications for the 2017/2018 academic year are now being invited. Consult the Terms and Conditions [PDF]  for further information.

Those interested should complete the on-line registration form using the button below and enclose the requested information before 1pm on 7h April 2017.


2. PhD (self-funding and international students)


3. Development of all-inkjet-printed solid-state flexible supercapacitors (HUIO_U18SCI)


4. UEA-SUSTech Split-Site PhD Programme


5.国家留学基金管理委员会 China Scholarship Council 出国留学 --- 申报指南及综合项目专栏 http://www.csc.edu.cn


6. Newton Bhabha PhD Placements Programme

opportunity for the UK and Indian PhD scholars to spend a period of their study (2 to 4 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions taking place between March to December 2018. 


7. UKIERI Call for Research Proposals 2017-18

DST - UKIERI Call for Research Proposals 2017 for mentioned themes

  • Cyber Physical Systems
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Future Manufacturing


8. Rutherford Fellowships: a separate funding stream for postdoctoral fellowships for residents of Commonwealth countries was made available via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK. Up to 50 fellowships are available for projects starting no later than 31 March 2018 (projects may last one or two years); applications must be submitted by 12:30 on 11 December 2017. Candidates must apply directly to the CSC using the Electronic Application System (EAS), but will require a statement from the host institution (UK supervisor and “Head of Department and relevant university authorities”) accepting to make an offer to host a postdoctoral researcher. 


9. International fellows at postdoctoral level was yesterday by UUKi, through the Rutherford Fund, announced by Jo Johnson in July 2017 (likely to support up to three, 12-month fellowships) by 10 January 2018. a closing date of 5 January 2018. Candidates put forward for this award must hold a PhD and not reside in the UK at the time of application, and must not be UK nationals. Fellowships must begin no later than 31 March 2018.


10. Program for Institutional Internationalization of the Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutions of Brazil
Capes-PrInt, Public Call No. 41/2017


Consultancy Service

  • Energy and Environment

  • Green manufacturing technology and product development

  • Physical and chemical analysis (e.g. building materials, natural stone, metals, plastics, air, water, waste, etc.)

Collaboration/Consultancy with industries

  • Energy usage survey:

    • Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd. (2008-2009)

  • Water treatment system:

    • Hysan Development Company Ltd. (2013-)

    • CME Solutions Limited, Hong Kong (2013-)

  • Air treatment system:

    • Artenano Company Ltd., (2009-2013)

    • ASA Innovation & Technology Limited, Hong Kong (2016-)

If you are looking for further information on these services, then please contact me for discussion.


Departmental/Community Service


  • Engineering Student Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC): Chair (2017-present)

  • Research & External Affairs: IMechE (2016-2018)

  • MTH/ENG Health and Safety Committee: member (2018-)



  • Internationalization team, Committee Member, 2013-2016

    • I hosted some international visits to Hanyang University in 2013-2016

      • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia: 5 Nov 2013 (Bachelor of Mechanical Precision Engineering: 36 students)

      • University of Twente (UT), Netherlands: 13 Nov 2013 (Bachelor/Master of Mechanical Engineering: 33 students)

      • City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: 5 Jun 2015 (Bachelor of Total Quality Engineering: 30 students)

  • 2015 HY Get Together Program (organized activities with students from Malaysia, Sweden and South Korea)



  • Deputy Admission Tutor, SEEM/MBE, 2010-12

  • Admission Tutor, SEEM, 2011-13

  • Programme Committee Member, Year Tutor, BEng (Hons) in Total Quality Engineering (BETQE), SEEM, 2011-12

  • Student Mentor Coordinator, MEEM Student Mentoring Scheme, 2009-10

  • Departmental Executive Committee, Committee Member, 2008-10

  • ASHRAE-Hong Kong Chapter, Committee Member, 2008-09

  • Mentor, HKUST Mechanical Engineering Mentor Program, 2008-current

  • Mentor, ELMS program, 2008-09

  • Interviewer, Student Exchange Programme, 2008-09

  • Interviewer, Industrial Attachment Scheme & Co-operative Education Scheme, Co-operative Education Center, 2008-10

  • Interviewer, Year 2011 Admissions Exercise (UG): JUPAS School Principal's Nominations

  • Interviewer, Admissions interview for BEMTE (JA1614) non-Jupas applicants

  • Presenter, IVE(Chaiwan) Admission Talk



  • Guests in ‘exposures to community as well as to polish their interpersonal skills, 2005, 2008

  • Research Travel Grant, HKUST, 2006-08

  • The Best Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKUST, Fall Semester, 2005-06

  • DaimlerChrysler Scholarship, 2003; Postgraduate Studentship, HKUST, 2002-08