Re-union with former research graduates (young batch) on 13 Oct 2021
Re-union with former research graduates (old batch) on 14 Oct 2021
Hiking with current research students at Hoi Ha Wan, Sai Kung on 17 Oct 2021
Working with Sino group on their Net Zero Carbon projects. It will be mentioned in their Substainability Report 2021
Photo taken with David Ng, Sino Group Associate Director.
Photo taken at the roof top of Skyline Tower, Kowloon Bay.
HKIE Presidential Dinner Invitation
Receiving the award of 2021 HKIE Outstanding Paper Award from HKIE new president Ir Edwin Chung on 24 Sept 2021. It is a collaborative study with Drainage Services Department (left-Kenny Hui).
This research was conducted by my former PhD student, Dr. Andy HE.Dr. HE is now in China. Unfortuantely, he couldn't come to receive the award with me. Photo (left-HKIE Vice President-Ir Dr Barry Lee)
PhD defense on 17 Aug 2021-Mohammad Abu Hashnat BADSHA
Farewell hiking at Pak Shui Wun, Sai Kung.
Dr. Badsha gets an offer as postdoctoral researcher at State University of New York.
After finishing the setup, WSD staff and students let the unmanned surface vehicle go to the reservoir to take our mission
The movement of the vehicle is done according to our preset route
All real time data is recorded on the computer
New project with Water Supplies Department. We were on the speed boat on the water of Plover Cove Reservoir (船灣淡水湖) on 17 Aug 2021
This is an unmanned surface vehicle (無人船) installed with 9 water quality sensors and GPS, being used to measure the real time water quality of the reservioir
Also the unmanned surface vehicle can take water samples for lab measurement
Had a geological trip on 14 Aug 2021 to visit 西貢超级大火山 (吊鐘州，果州群島，饔缸群島).
吊鐘州 (Tiu Chung Chau) 的金魚擺尾/吊鐘洞
Supposed to go to the universities in Taiwan and London for a few months visiting in 2021, but all were in vain. So I decided to take “French Wine Tasting” and “Star Photography” introductory courses this summer to equip myself.
學了好多法國紅酒白酒甜酒的知識，至少看懂法國酒標，如何選支fine wine with reasonable price, 學會品嘗酒! 2009 Chateau Pontet-Canet, Pauilliac rated by Robert Parker- 100! But not expensive ~HK$1800.
A meeting on 25 Jun 2021 with Mr. David Ng, Associate Director of Sino Group and his team members in Corporate Marketing, Sustainability and Innovation Departments.
A collaborative project has been established. I also showed them around our innovative environmental projects in our lab.
My research students demonstrated our visitors about their experimental setup and findings
Research group farewell hiking in June 2021 for Dr. Saeed Ahmed.
Dr Ahmed had been serving as a postdoctoral fellow for 2 years under my supervision.
We also had a farewell party at our restaurant Passion with a wonderful sharing.
My effort on the preparation of zoom teaching for a large year 1 class of 170 students was not in vain.
The students' teaching evaluation comments are encouraging.
I get used to classroom teaching but zoom teaching requires different teaching skill. I am glad to develop my own skills for zoom teaching.
Our department 30th anniversary (1991-2021)- Colleagues in Environmental group
Profs. Im, Shang, Lau, Lo, Chen and Zhang
We all joined the department at different time
Our newly invented photocatalyst using solar light to disinfect three types of bacteria: E. coli and E. faecalis, S. typhimurium .
It is a green and sustainable water and wastewater treatment technology. It has been tested by using local wastewater and shows promising results
A farewell photo taken with my postdoctoral fellow, Dr. July Dong Chengcheng on 8 Feb after her 18 months work at HKUST.
My PhD student, Andy Juhua HE performed excellent in his PhD defense on 18 Dec 2020. We arranged a celebration and farewell party for him.
Time flies. Andy already spent 4.5 years in HKUST for his PhD study.
Andy was sharing his living and studying experience with our research group members.
My UG student, Kwok Wai Pong received the HKIE Environmental Division Prize for 2019-2020 Best Final-Year Environmental Project.
Photo with other winners_2020-12-22.
Invited to give a short speech.
This is my 4th time of receiving the teaching excellence award in my career. But this time is quite special to me because the teaching performance is based on zoom teaching rather than conventional classroom face-to-face teaching.
My motto of teaching is “A good teacher is like a candle-it consumes itself to light the way for students”.
Two books influence my philosophy of education- (1) Tuesday with Morrie” and “啟導人師“.
These 3 photos show the HKUST 14th Congregation in 2006. The Hooding Ceremony is a special recognition for graduates receiving a Ph.D. degree. During the congregation, the supervisor and the Ph.D. graduate wear academic regalia (cap and gown).
The Ph.D. graduate (Dr. Daniel Tsang, the current professor in PolyU) received his hood from his supervisor (me). It symbolizes the successful transfer of knowledge from the supervisor to the student. It is a very meaningful and memorable moment in our life.
Perhaps I would say that the hooding ceremony is equally important as (if not more important than) the wedding ceremony.
HKUST 28th Congregation on 20 Nov 2020. Unfortunately, it was a virtual (online) congregation. Dr.WU Baile, Barry
Dr. KUMAR Ashutosh
Dr. KHAN Musharib
Dinner with my early batch of former research students: Shelley and Alex-2020-10-19
Dinner with my former research students: Mark, Dickson and Sam-2020-10-20
Dinner with my youngest former research student: Chris-2020-10-22
Dinner with my former research students: Keith, Daniel, Ken (1)-2020-10-15
Dinner (at ATUM -K11) with my former research students (2)-2020-10-15
Nice tiramisu birthday cake
Research group for birthday celebration (1)-2020-10-14
Research group for birthday celebration (2)-2020-10-14
Hiking at Tung Ping Chau (to see 5500萬年的沉積岩-頁岩) with my current research students for birthday celebration-2020-10-11
Tung Ping Chau 更樓石
Tung Ping Chau 更樓石 (2 pieces at the back)
Tung Ping Chau-龍落水
Tung Ping Chau-海蝕柱1
Tung Ping Chau-海蝕柱2
The project for Engineers Without Boarder (EWB, 無國界工程師) in Myanmar has been cancelled this year due to COVID19. Hope we can go there next year!
We are supposed to help them build a simple drinking water treatment system because the current water that they are taking (as shown in the photo) is unacceptable
Today we had a webinar via zoom with the people in Myanmar. I really admire those young engineers, doing such meaningful engineering projects to assist people in need
After an intensive training course in early 2020, I passed the professional examination in Geotourism. I am now a qualified geo-tour guide （地質旅遊導賞員）! I hope to integrate my environmental knowledge into the geo-tour to make people understand our rocks in HK in various aspects. Of course, it is free.