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Ir Prof. Dan Tsang





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Academic Positions


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

Pao Yue-Kong Chair Professor                                                                                                       

State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization, Zhejiang University, China


Associate Professor                                                                                                     

Assistant Professor                                                                                                       

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

Honorary Professor

Sustainable Minerals Institute, The 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, The University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Post-Doctoral Fellow                                                                                                      

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

Post-Doctoral Fellow                                                                                                     

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

2023 – present

2022 – present

2021 – 2023

2017 – 2021

2012 – 2017

2019 – 2022

2018 – present


Nov 2015

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

2011 –2012

2008 –2010


2007 –2008


2006 –2007

Our research and education emphasize a strong link to societal needs and real-life environmental challenges. We strive to advance our fundamental knowledge and develop carbon-negative engineering solutions to actualize Carbon Neutrality and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We conduct interdisciplinary research and foster knowledge transfer, e.g.,

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

  • Sustainable and green treatment of incineration ash, EV battery, e-waste, and contaminated soil/sediment

  • Stormwater harvesting and industrial wastewater treatment for resilient water cycles

#carbon neutrality 


#yard waste 

#food waste 

#green remediation 

#water resilience 

96.9% publications in Top 10% journals and 3.97 Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI) in Scopus

88 Highly Cited Papers (Top 1%) and 93rd overall citation percentile median in Web of Science 

Two PhD graduates and three Postdoc Fellows received NSFC/MOE Excellent Young Scholar Awards (2021, 2023)

Another two PhD graduates were selected as Highly Cited Researchers (Cross-Field, 2022, 2023)

Student Feedback Questionnaire – 12 times ranked Top 10% and 11 times ranked Top 10-25% in Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) 


University Mentorship Scheme for Teaching Excellence

FCE Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching (Team Award)

CEE Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual Award)

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Research & Education

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

RSC Fellow (FRSC) 

Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

HKIE Fellow (FHKIE) 

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, HK

Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching (PgD) 

The University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)                            Society of Environmental Engineers, UK

Contact Me

Office 4603, 4/F, Lift 29/30, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, China  |  Tel: 852-3469-3133

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