Our Team members
Department of Architecture
Department of Chemistry
Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. Ji Chen
Dr. Chen’s research is focused on water resources, climate change and urbanization effects, application remote sensing to hydrology, terrestrial hydrologic processes integrated watershed processes (water, sediment, and water pollutants). Currently, he also studies the influences of anthropogenic activities on freshwater discharge from the Pearl River Basin to the Pearl River Estuary and estuarine salinity.
Dr. May Chui
Dr. Chui studies coastal hydrodynamics and its interaction with ecology, particularly in coastal wetlands.
Dr. Mingfu Guan
Dr. Guan’s research has mainly focused on computational hydraulics, catchment hydrology, urban stormwater risk, sediment transport processes and their modelling techniques. He has expertise in computational fluid dynamics and its applications in various natural environments, including river, estuary, coastal and nearshore waters.
Dr. Manman Hu
Research interest: Subsurface complex system, coupled process of bio-chemical hydro-mechnical process,
Urban-coastal interactions/dynamics, coastal erosion by climate change, submarine energy extraction
Dr. Ye Qian
Dr. Qian studies smart construction materials and technologies, including for marine environment, such as using 3D printing to print coral reefs and underwater concrete.
Professor Tang is an environmental engineer and his research is focused on seawater desalination, pollution control, beneficial use of saline brine, and energy and resources harvest from the ocean (blue energy, precious metal recovery (e.g., lithium).
Prof. Zhang’s researches include environmental bioinformatics, omics technologies, anaerobic digestion and bioenergy from wastes/wastewater, biological wastewater treatment (N removal and P recovery), biodegradation of emerging pollutants (antibiotics, PPCP and EDCs), antibiotic and antibiotic resistance genes, etc. Prof. Zhang has always concerned about marine environmental pollution, carrying out investigation on microbial source track, microbiomes and ARGs in marine sediments in Hong Kong.
Department of Computer Science
Dr. Reynold C.K. Cheng
Dr. Cheng is a computer scientist and his research is focused on data engineering and data mining, including uncertain databases, sensor databases, and knowledge graph construction and analytics.
CV: Chinese English
Department of Earth Sciences
Prof. Jiao is interested in Submarine groundwater discharge and its environmental and ecological effects, Dynamic interaction between seawater and groundwater, Subsurface airflow induced by sea tides, Impact of land reclamation on coastal groundwater regimes and Offshore hydrogeology
Dr. Nicole Khan
The overarching theme of my research is the use of sedimentary, microfossil and geochemical indicators to produce and synthesize records of present and past storms, floods and sea levels, and their extent of geological and ecological impacts. These records provide means to assess future risk, reveal the spatial and temporal variability of coastal inundation and decipher the relationship of these events to global climatic changes. I am an international leader in bringing together regional sea-level databases spanning 20,000 years ago to present create a unified global database to answer questions about mechanisms driving local to global sea-level changes.
Dr. Liu is interested in Paleoceanography/Paleoclimatology, Cenozoic climatic and environmental changes and the evolution of Asian monsoon variability
Dr. Christelle Not is an environmental geochemist. Her research interests focus on the impact of human on the ocean and the climate. She is actively working in paleo-climate reconstruction, paleoceanography and plastic and microplastic pollution
Dr. Thibodeau is interested in Marine Biogeochemistry, Chemical Oceanography Pollution and Paleoceanography
Prof. Yongqiang Zong
Research interest: Ocean currents & sedimentation
CV: Chinese English
Dr Ran is a physical geographer and his research interests reside in water quality & pollution, carbon cycle, and greenhouse gas emissions from waterbodies
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Leung is interested in Air pollution control and policy, photocatalysis for antifouling, marine power and micro-plastic removal system
Dr. Song is interested in Climate change adaptation, land-atmosphere interactions, urban hydrometeorology, atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, environmental fluid dynamics
Jin Wu is a broadly trained ecologist and remote sensing scientist. His research is focused on harnessing cutting-edge satellite technology and wireless sensor technology to study the structure, composition and function of Mangrove ecosystems as well as the concentrations and biogeography of algae and its connection with water quality.
School of Biological Sciences / SWIMS
Prof. Kenneth Leung
Professor Leung is a marine ecologist and his research is focused on marine ecology, pollution, ecotoxicology, environmental risk assessment, marine biodiversity conservation and ecologically engineered shorelines
CV: Chinese English
Dr. Lee is interested in the relationship of environmental stressors, oxidative stress and marine ecosystem. In particular the association of food web using fatty acid and its oxidized metabolites as biomarkers, bioactive and signalling molecules.