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As an international research university, HKUST has clear positioning as a focused elite research and education institution with an international outlook, emphasizing interdisciplinary studies, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation, The University's achievements in research facilitate the transformation of discoveries into sustainable solutions.

In 2015-16, 33 environment-related research projects were conducted at HKUST, gaining over HK$50 million in funding. The scope of these projects covered a wide range of environmental issues including renewable energy production, wastewater treatment, food waste management, air quality, climate change, sewage treatment, green building, green transportation, green communications and others.

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Sustainability Projects Start Date from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

Project Title Faculty Unit
Development of Green Manufacturing Process for Performance Improvement in Lithium-ion Battery WONG, Ka Wai CBME
Sustainable Power Delivery Structures for High Renewables QIU, Li ECE
Hong Kong Branch of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Control & Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution CHEN, Guanghao CIVL
Development of green process technologies to produce chitosan from seafood shell waste HUI, Chi Wai CBME
Household water treatment in China BARFORD, John P CBME
Optimization of dechlorination to generate greener chlorinated saline sewage effluents ZHANG, Xiangru CIVL
Submersible Flume Model to Study Submarine Debris Flow Impact on Deep-Sea Structures CHOI, Clarence Edward CIVL
A novel enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) for warm temperature: performance evaluation, mechanism and microbial investigation CHEN, Guanghao CIVL
Trial: Large-scale study on realization and application of SANI process in sewage treatment in Hong Kong CHEN, Guanghao CIVL
Carbon trading in international climate cooperation and its implications to Hong Kong WANG, Susheng ECON
The Impact of Sustained Exposure to Particulate Matter on Life Expectancy: New Evidence from China's Huai River Policy HE, Guojun ECON
Near-inertial oscillations, internal tides and their interactions with mean circulation in the South China Sea GAN, Jianping ENVR
Modeling and Measurement of Micro-scale Variability in Air Pollutant Transport and Dispersion FUNG, Jimmy C H ENVR
Near-inertial oscillations, internal tides and their interactions with mean circulation in the South China Sea GAN, Jianping ENVR
Ionic liquid filtration system for air purification and disinfection HAN, Wei ENVR
An air quality study in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta LAU, Ngai Ting ENVR
吸煙對室內超細顆粒物污染的影響研究 (Proposal submitted by FYTRI in Nansha) WU, Chili FYTRI
基於硫循環的線路板廢水脫氮除磷工藝的研究與示範 (Proposal submitted by FYTRI in Nansha) WEI, Li FYTRI
Numerical studies of the source apportionment of secondary organic aerosol based on the volatility-basis-set approach LI, Ying FYTRI
Characterization of toxic organic components in Chinese aerosols using ultra high resolution mass spectrometry YU, Jianzhen FYTRI
Impacts of warming, acidification, and hyposalinity on physiology and behaviors of marine invertebrate larvae CHAN, Kit Yu Karen LIFS
Stoichiometric dynamics of carbon and nitrogen in two major hypoxia zones of Chinese coastal water LIU, Hongbin LIFS
Creation of Regenerative Electron-Fuels for Stationary Power Supplies and Electric Vehicles ZHAO, Tianshou MAE
Study of Cooling Effect by Surface Treatment and its Application to Smart Green Buildings CHAO, Christopher Y H MAE
Fundamental study of energy storage for intermittent electricity generated by solar and wind farm XU, Jianbo MAE
Diagnosis and prognosis of intensifying eutrophication, hypoxia and ecosystem consequences around Hong Kong waters: coupled physical-biogeochemical-pollution studies GAN, Jianping MATH
Multi-level Air Pollution Governance in Beijing and Hong Kong ZHAO, Jimin SOSC
Molecular target(s) of the antifouling butenolide in both target and non-target marine organisms and its potential environmental risk QIAN, Peiyuan SRI
The selection of Crasstrea hongkongensis with low accumulation ability of heavy metals WENG, Nanyan SRI
New Trends in Electrochemical Energy Technologies SHAO, Minhua CBME
Postgraduate Student Seminar on Catalytic Technologies for Clean Energy and Environment YEUNG, King Lun CBME
2016 International conference on organic photovoltaic materials and devices TANG, Ching W CHEM
Diagnosis and prognosis of intensifying eutrophication, hypoxia and the ecosystem consequences around Hong Kong waters: coupled physical-biogeochemical-pollution studies GAN, Jianping MATH