External Funding (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

2012- Present

  1. Tailoring Next-generation Biochar Catalyst for Biorefineries via Integrated Experimental-Computational Investigations. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF), PI, 2021-2024.

  2. Valorisation of Food/Paper Waste into Value-Added Chemicals and Energy. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Environmental Fund, PI, 2019-2022.

  3. Smart and Sustainable Drainage Network in Hong Kong Using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Techniques. Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), Co-I, 2019-2022.

  4. Engineered Biochar as Catalyst for Synthesis of Value-Added Chemicals: Manoeuvring Surface Functionalities and Pore Structure. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF), PI, 2019-2022.

  5. The 5th Asia Pacific Biochar Conference (APBC2021). Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), PI, 2019-2021. 

  6. Fundamental Study on Turning of Incineration Sewage Sludge Ash (ISSA) and Heavy Metal Contaminated Sediment from Rivers or Coastal Areas as Low-carbon and Eco-friendly Construction Materials. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, Co-I, 2019-2022.

  7. Holistic Investigation of Fate and Behaviour of Emerging Contaminants in Complex Environmental Matrices. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), EC/RGC Collaboration Scheme, PI, 2018-2021.

  8. Enhancing Water Resilience with Blue-Green Infrastructure: A Pilot-scale Study on Bioretention Systems for Stormwater Harvesting in New Development Areas. Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), PI, 2018-2021.

  9. The 3rd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology (BEEM2019). Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), PI, 2018-2019.

  10. Nanomaterials-impregnated Biochar for Wastewater Treatment. China National Postdoctoral Council, Hong Kong Scholars Program, PI, 2018-2020.

  11. Green Recycling of Dredged Contaminated Marine Sediment into Eco-Friendly Paving Blocks. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF), PI, 2018-2021.

  12. Value-added Collective Recycling of Waste Plastic and Waste Tyre Rubber into Durable Asphalt Pavements. Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), Co-I, 2018-2020.

  13. The 4th International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation 2018 (CLEAR2018). Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), PI, 2017-2018.

  14. Waste Management and Recycling for Sustainable Urban Development. K.C. Wong Belt and Road Visiting Fellowship Scheme, PI, 2017-2018.

  15. Development of A Novel Energy-efficient Nitrogen Removal Technology: A Techno-Economic Assessment of Treating Food Waste Digestate. Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), Co-I, 2017-2019.

  16. Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management (SINReM). European Commission for Erasmus Mundus funding, Non-European Partner, 2017-2022.

  17. Synergising International Research Studies into the Environmental Fate and Behaviour of Toxic Organic Chemicals in the Waste Stream. European Commission - Research & Innovation, EU Horizon 2020, Co-I, 2017-2020.

  18. Multi-scale Studies of Contaminant Slow-release Behavior in Low-permeability Media. Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), General Research Programme, Co-I, 2017-2020.

  19. Developing a High-Throughput Vegetable Waste Valorisation Technology to Produce High-Value Green Substitutes of Petroleum Derivatives. Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), PI, 2016-2018.

  20. The 2nd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2017 (BWR2017). Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), PI, 2016-2017.

  21. The 2nd International Conference on Biological Waste as Resource 2017 (BWR2017). K.C. Wong Education Foundation, PI, 2016-2017.

  22. Integrating Biodegradable Chelant-Enhanced Metal Extraction with Biochar Soil Amendment for Low-Impact Remediation. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund (GRF), PI, 2016-2019.

  23. Wastewater-derived Energy for Smart Towns. Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITF, Tier 2), Co-I, 2016-2018.

  24. Feasibility of Building Warm Mix Asphalt Pavements Using Synthetic Zeolite Derived from Sewage Sludge Ash. Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), Co-I, 2016-2018.

  25. Transforming Food Waste at the Hong Kong International Airport into Value-Added Chemicals. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) Environmental Fund, PI, 2015-2017.

  26. Bacteria Removal by Surface-modified Geomedia in Bioretention Basins. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, PI, 2015-2018.

  27. Recycling Used Timber Formwork into Lightweight, Thermal-insulating Cement-bonded Particleboards. Hong Kong Construction Industry Council (CIC) Research Fund, PI, 2014-2016.

  28. Fate and Transport of Chromium(VI)/Arsenic(V)-loaded Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron in Groundwater. Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Youth Programme, PI, 2014-2017.

  29. Tailoring Next-Generation Adsorbent for Selective Separation from Food Waste Fermentation. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, PI, 2014-2017.

  30. Regional Soil Contamination by Organic Compounds: Contamination Characteristics, Interfacial Processes, and Remediation Principles. National Basic Research Program (973 Scheme), Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, PI (Sub-project), 2014-2018.

  31. Sustainable Land Decontamination Methods for Application in Land Development Projects. Collaboration Research Study, Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD), HKSAR Government, PI (Sub-project), 2014-2015.

  32. Elucidating the Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals and Bacteria in Stormwater Harvesting. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Early Career Scheme (ECS), PI, 2014-2017.

  33. Fate and Transport of Organic Pollutants and Heavy Metals in Contaminated Groundwater. State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Open Project (Key Programme), PI, 2013-2015.‚Äč

  34. Recycling Timber and Bamboo Construction Waste into Activated Carbons and Wood-Plastic Composites. Construction Industry Institute-Hong Kong (CII-HK), PI, 2013-2015.

Internal Funding (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

2012- Present

  1. PolyU Project of Significant Importance Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2020-2022.

  2. PolyU Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2020-2022.

  3. FCE Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2019-2021.

  4. PolyU Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2018-2020.

  5. FCE Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2018-2020.

  6. PolyU Postdoctoral Fellowships Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2017-2019.

  7. PolyU Joint PhD Programmes Leading to Dual Awards, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2015-2017.

  8. RISUD Joint PhD Student Supervision Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2014-2015.

  9. FCE Start-up PhD Research Studentship, PI, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2013-2016.

  10. FCE Funding Support for Improvement in Journal Publication, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2012-2014.

  11. FCE Summer Attachment Scheme, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2012-2013.

  12. FCE Start-up Research Fund for Newly Recruited Assistant Professors, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PI, 2012-2016.

External Funding (University of Canterbury)

2008- 2012

  1. Humics for Acid Mine Drainage Treatment. Foundation for Research Science and Technology Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), PI, 2010-2012

  2. Improving Lyttelton Harbour's Sediment Quality with Low-Cost Materials. Brian Mason Science and Technical Trust (BMST), New Zealand, PI, 2011-2012

  3. Contaminated Sediment Stabilization Using Activated Carbon. Bilateral Research Activities Programme, Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ), PI, 2010-2011

  4. Sustainable Use of Wastes and Natural Materials for Agricultural and Industrial Site Management. Solid Energy New Zealand (SENZ), PI, 2010-2011

  5. Soil Decontamination with Humic Substances. Solid Energy New Zealand (SENZ), PI, 2010-2011

  6. Ex-Situ and In-Situ Remediation of Subsurface Cr(VI) Contamination Using Mesoporous Magnetic Fe2O3 Particles: Effectiveness, Kinetics, and Adsorbent Recovery. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund, Co-I, 2009-2012

  7. Laboratory and Pilot-Scale Study of Metal Extraction from Contaminated Soils by EDDS and Metal-EDDS Complexes: Kinetics, Effectiveness, and Soil Dissolution. Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), General Research Fund, Co-I, 2008-2011

Internal Funding (University of Canterbury)  

2008- 2012

  1. Sabbatical Allowance, University of Canterbury, PI, 2011.

  2. Capital Expenditure Fund, University of Canterbury, PI, 2009-2011.

  3. Research Consumables Funding, University of Canterbury, PI, 2009-2011.

  4. Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Canterbury, PI, 2009-2011.

  5. Travel and Conference Grants, University of Canterbury, PI, 2008-2011.

  6. Summer Scholarship Scheme, University of Canterbury, PI, 2008-2011.

  7. Bright Ideas Funding, University of Canterbury, PI, 2009-2010.

  8. Strategic Research Grant, University of Canterbury, PI, 2009-2010. 

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