Prof. Dan Tsang







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APBC2021 Conference (Chair)

BEEM2019 Conference (Chair)

CLEAR2018 Conference (Chair)

BWR2017 Conference (Chair)

FOODIE2020 Conference (Co-Chair)

IBI-BWC2019 Conference (Co-Chair)

BWR2019 Conference (Co-Chair)

APBC2018 Conference (Co-Chair)

BEEM2018 Conference (Co-Chair)

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Academic Positions


Associate Professor                                                                                                     

Assistant Professor                                                                                                       

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Honorary Associate Professor

Sustainable Minerals Institute, University of Queensland, Australia 

Visiting Professor

Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

IMETE Visiting Scholar                                                                                                 

Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium

Visiting Scholar                                                                                                            

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, USA

Senior Lecturer                                                                                                             


Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Post-Doctoral Fellow                                                                                                      

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Post-Doctoral Fellow                                                                                                     

Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

2021 – present

2017 – 2021

2012 – 2017

2019 – present

2018 – present


Nov 2015

Jan–Feb 2011, Jul–Aug 2012, Jun–Aug 2013

2011 –2012

2008 –2010


2007 –2008


2006 –2007

Research Interests

Our research emphasizes a strong link to societal needs and real-life environmental challenges. We strive to advance our fundamental knowledge and develop low-carbon engineering solutions to actualize Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We perform interdisciplinary and translational research in engineered systems:

  • Value-added utilization of food waste, wood/yard waste, agro-waste, manure/sludge, and CO2

  • Environmental assessment and green remediation of contaminated soil/sediment

  • Stormwater harvesting and industrial wastewater treatment for resilient water cycles

#carbon neutrality 


#food waste 

#wood/yard waste 

#green remediation 

#water resilience 


[78 articles selected as Highly Cited Papers (Top 1%) in

Web of Science as at September 2021]


[Selected as Highly Cited Researchers 2020 

in the academic field of Environment and Ecology]


"Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists,

Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000." (Clarivate, 2020)

Recent Updates

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Journal Covers

Industry Collaboration

Professional Recognition

Student Achievements

Societal Impact

International Conferences

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PhD in Civil Engineering                                                      The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK


BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering

Minor in Social Science (Dean's Award)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Professional Qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching           The University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)                            Society of Environmental Engineers, UK

Contact Me

ZS946, 9/F, Block Z, Phase 8, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China  |  Tel: 852-2766-6072