Expert Talks for Secondary School Students

CityU is committed to nurturing and developing students' talent and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.

Our faculty members are recruited from around the world, each an expert in their profession. The following are the expert talks currently offered to secondary school students. The list is updated regularly. To arrange an expert talk, please contact the relevant offering unit. Talks are normally conducted on weekdays on CityU campus or at the secondary school, subject to the availability of the speaker.



Offering UnitSpeakerTitle and Brief DescriptionLanguage of TalkContact for Talk Arrangement
College of BusinessMr. LEUNG Hon WingJUPAS Application Workshop

• Exercises for students writing a JUPAS application
• Comments for individual students

English / CantoneseMr. LEUNG Hon Wing

Email: hwleung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2404

Website:
College of BusinessMr. LEUNG Hon WingIntroduction of Degree Programmes in College of Business

• Introduction of degree programmes in College of Business (11 majors)

English / CantoneseMr. LEUNG Hon Wing

Email: hwleung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2404

Website:
College of BusinessMr. LEUNG Hon WingFlagship Programmes For You – BBA Global Business, BSc Computational Finance

• Introduce our flagship programmes
• Explain who is suitable to join these programmes
• Provide tips on joining the flagship programmes

English / CantoneseMr. LEUNG Hon Wing

Email: hwleung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2404

Website:
Department of AccountancyDr. WONG Sai OnAccounting Frontiers: An Interactive Workshop

a) Gateway Education
“Living with the Unexpected and Unknown in Modern Society”
b) Accounting Ethics
“Ethical Dilemmas Facing Accountants”

After a short lecture, participants will form groups and engage in analysis and discussion of real-life cases under the speaker’s guidance.

EnglishDr. WONG Sai On

Email: acso@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8484

Remarks:
- the session will be 2 hours with no. of participants between 20-40
- on CityU campus only
Department of AccountancyMr. David YIP Nurturing Future Accounting Elites

a) Demand for Future Accounting Elites
• Quality and Attributes Expected of Accountants
b) Tailor-made Training and Developmental Activities
• Accounting Scholars Programme
• Coaching for professional competitions
• Graduate Employment Training Programme
• Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme with National Taiwan University
• Local/Singapore/Shanghai Internship Programme
• Social Enterprise Consultancy and Community Service Projects
• Study tour to mainland China, Singapore, or Korea

CantoneseMr. David YIP

Email: acdy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8548
Department of AccountancyDr. Raymond WONGToday's Accountant

• Tax, auditing, accounting and business community
• Accountants’ role in promoting competitive intelligence and economic growth efficiencies
• Internationalisation of accountants

English / Cantonese / PutonghuaDr. Raymond WONG

Email: ac.raymond@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8544
Department of Economics and FinanceDr. HO To MingUnifying Microeconomics: A Concept Mapping Approach

For the sake of teaching convenience, many economics textbooks divide the subject into different chapters or topics and focus more on these individual parts than on the connections among them. This weakens students’ understanding of the interrelationships embedded in economics, and adversely affects their ability to apply economic concepts to real-world economic problems, which are often interrelated. To overcome this weakness, the speaker has constructed a set of concept maps to help students unify different aspects of economics, including how they link to form a coherent economic structure. Students’ feedback shows that the concept mapping approach helps them to discover the interrelationships in economics, and enhances their holistic understanding of the real-world economy.

EnglishDr. HO To Ming

Email: efming@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7897
Department of Information SystemsProf. MA JianNew Trends in Doing Business in Hong Kong and Greater China Region

• Do you want to catch the new trends in doing business successfully in Hong Kong and the Greater China region, for example, in areas such as banking and finance, online business and global business?
• How can you stand out from your business competitors?
• Tips for the JUPAS interview.

English / Cantonese / PutonghuaProf. MA Jian

Email: isjian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8514
Department of ManagementDr. Andrew CHANIntroduction to the Degree Programmes in Department of Management and Gaining a Competitive Edge with a BBA Degree in Management

Introduction to the degree programmes in the Department of Management (two streams):
• BBA Management – Human Resources Management (BBAMGMT – HRM)
• BBA Management – Strategic International Management (BBAMGMT – SIM)

CantoneseDr. Andrew CHAN / Dr. Andy KWAN / Ms. Irene WONG

Email: mgandrew@cityu.edu.hk / mgakwan@cityu.edu.hk / mg.irene@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7984

Website:

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- may also be offered at secondary schools if more than 80 students attend
Department of Management SciencesDr. Stephen SHUMIs Business Education the Right Choice for You?

There are many myths about business education. Some people believe that business education is more appropriate for students who are weak in mathematics, while some believe that it leads to a career in banking. How true are these myths? What kind of students should pursue business education? What are the career opportunities? What qualities do companies look for? This talk will discuss these questions and explain what business education is about.

English / CantoneseDr. Stephen SHUM

Email: swhshum@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8571
Department of Management SciencesDr. Stephen SHUMIs “e” the Solution to Everything in Business?

There are a lot of myths about online business. Some people believe that it can hugely increase the profitability of many firms. Some believe that it will replace many existing industries. In this talk, the speaker will examine some of these myths, and discuss the challenges of online business and the increasingly important role of operations in the twenty-first century.

English / CantoneseDr. Stephen SHUM

Email: swhshum@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8571
Department of Management SciencesDr. SUN ZhankunPredicting the Future: Data Analytics in Healthcare and Beyond

Predictive analytics has become a popular topic in many areas, including but not limited to service systems, marketing and healthcare. In this talk, the speaker will discuss what predictive analytics is and how it can help the decision-making process.

English / PutonghuaDr. SUN Zhankun

Email: zhanksun@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8650
Department of Management SciencesDr. LU YeWhat is Management Science?

Managing various aspects of a company is very different today from in the past. In this presentation, the speaker will clarify what management science is and how ideas in the management science arena can be used to make decisions more efficiently and effectively.

EnglishDr. LU Ye

Email: yelu22@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8656

Website:
Department of MarketingMr. Alex THAMJUPAS Interview Skills and Future of Studies in 4-year BBA

• How to stand out in the JUPAS interview
• Dos and Don’ts in the JUPAS interview
• The CityU BBA learning experience

EnglishMr. Alex THAM

Email: mkalexth@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7851
Department of MarketingMs. Wisteria CHEUNGRetail and Business Today

Retail is one of the most important industries in Hong Kong. This workshop provides participants with a fundamental understanding of the retail business and its key success factors. The topics are:
• What is retailing?
• Key success factors for retailers
• How to establish a retail brand

CantoneseMs. Wisteria CHEUNG

Email: mkwister@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7501
Department of MarketingDr. Vincent FOKWhy You Need to Know about Marketing?

• Marketing is much more than sales and advertising
• Marketing is not only for business people
• Marketing can be applied in daily life
• Marketing’s future: Digital and China

English / CantoneseDr. Vincent FOK

Email: mkfokv@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7973

Offering UnitSpeakerTitle and Brief DescriptionLanguage of TalkContact for Talk Arrangement
Department of Applied Social SciencesDr. Alfred CHOIApplied Sociology and Criminology

An illustration of how theory and research in sociology and criminology can help to tackle such social problems as family violence and youth crime.

EnglishDr. Alfred CHOI

Email: alfred.choi@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5218

Website:
Department of Applied Social SciencesDr. Eileen TSANGBuilding Your Career Through a Professional Internship Programme

This introduction to the Applied Social Sciences internship programme focuses on how students can boost their future careers through participation in a professional internship programme.

EnglishDr. Eileen TSANG

Email: eileen@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8965

Website:
Department of Applied Social SciencesDr. CHEN Hui FangTest Fairness

This talk introduces the meaning and importance of test fairness. It will also suggest strategies for examining test fairness in various types of tests and solutions for resolving problems with such fairness.

EnglishDr. CHEN Hui Fang

Email: hfchen@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2972

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryMr. Calvin H T WONG入土為安:跑馬地香港墳場與香港歷史考察

生死有命,入土為安。生與死是人生必經的階段,墳場是生人與死人溝通的聖地,也是記錄歷史的地方。香港墳場記載的不單止是香港歷史,還有中國、東亞、英國和世界歷史。每一個墓碑,都是一個故事。在數以千計的故事中,有客死異鄉的年輕英國士兵,有救渡世人的傳教士和醫生,有接受過高等教育的華人精英,有無名無姓的革命先烈,有西來定居的日本人,有不畏種族歧視的跨族婚姻,不一而足。當中,有你我熟悉的名字,也有被遺忘了的烈士。今夕吾軀歸故土,他朝君體也相同。讓我們一起走進墳場,發現歷史,向前人致敬。
考察地點:香港跑馬地黃泥涌道1號

CantoneseMr. Calvin H T WONG

Email: hoitow@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2983

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. Crystal H QIAN九龍塘花園城市

九龍塘花園城市(Kowloon Tong Garden City Estate)為現存少數二十世紀早期“花園城市”的實例。為營造想像中的英國鄉村,區內所有道路都以英國的郡命名,現時區內很多舊樓都已被拆建,只剩數個地方,例如約道、多實街及金巴倫道仍存有昔日「花園城」的建築影子。是次活動專程帶同學考察城市花園規劃概念,欣賞當時歐式花園建築風貌。
集合地點:九龍塘港鐵站

PutonghuaDr. Crystal H QIAN

Email: ciqian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2379

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryMr. WONG King Chung小城故事:香港基督宗教

上世紀,基督宗教不同的派別在香港這個小城裡,致力從事社會福利工作,為當時來港移民提供教育、醫療及救濟援助。
是次考察,將從歷史、文化及宗教角度,以馬鞍山石礦場中天主教及信義會的社福工作為起點,探討宗教團體如何微妙地與香港社會發展產生互動關係。
考察地點:馬鞍山村小教堂:信義會恩光堂

CantoneseMr. WONG King Chung

Email: cikcwong@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2990

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryMr. LI Guo大埔碗窰:世界罕見的本土文化財富

香港發現唯一的青花瓷窰址,部分窰爐於1983年定為法定古蹟。考古調查發掘與研究顯示,遺址包含了從採礦到入窰裝燒的各項生產工序乃至拜祭遺蹟,序列完整,世界罕有。對研究香港明清工業、大埔歷史及廣東民窰有重大意義。也是本地文化遺產教育、運用與發展的珍貴資源。
考察地點:新界大埔上碗窰村

CantoneseMr. LI Guo

Email: ciguo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2813

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. Crystal H QIAN下筆如有神:聯想構思法

對於初中的大多數學生來説,作文最難的還是整體佈局。即使想好要寫什麽,但常常寫到一半也會有寫不下去的時候。這種現象總的來説,就是沒有打開佈局的思路,聯想斷了綫。學習聯想構思作文法,學生作文才能下筆如有神。本講座分享如何運用寫作思維導圖,教會學生寫出好文章。

PutonghuaDr. Crystal H QIAN

Email: ciqian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2379

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. LAM Hok Chung中國古典小說戲曲中的人鬼戀故事

傳統中國古典小說戲曲中的人鬼戀,多是女鬼凡男配搭,而且是女鬼自薦枕蓆,走去慰解精神苦悶的書生。這個講座將會談談傳統中國人鬼戀故事的流變,女鬼凡男背後的性別意識、男性的焦慮與欲望,以及人鬼相戀故事的社會文化的意義。

CantoneseDr. LAM Hok Chung

Email: cihclam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2473

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryMiss Dennice Y TSO中學生如何備考國家語委普通話水準測試

國家普通話水準測試在香港開展已經20周年,越來越多的在校中學生來嘗試這個認受性最高也最權威的語言考試,藉以提高自己的升學面試競爭能力和國內學習交流活動的溝通能力,拓寬學習視野。由資深國家級普通話水準測試員老師為學生講解考試的技巧和關鍵,以及如何突破難點等實用問題。

Cantonese / PutonghuaMiss Dennice Y TSO

Email: cttsoy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8796

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. Marianne P Y WONG古代中國繪畫的「儒」、「道」思想

老師和同學們曾否想過,傳統中國繪畫與西方繪畫在學習方法、風格特點、品評原則等很多方面的差別,歸根究底,乃源自於中西美學的不同?美學是哲學的一個分支,中國哲學史始自諸子百家。講者將重點分析諸子百家中「儒」、「道」思想對中國繪畫史的影響,並介紹傳統中國繪畫的原則、藝術精神、學習與欣賞方法。

CantoneseDr. Marianne P Y WONG

Email: ciwong@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2817

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. LO Kar Kee本地佛寺的文化承傳與人文精神:萬佛寺考察

佛教傳入中國後,經過學術化、藝術化與社會化,與本土文化多層面地融和與結合。香港的佛寺在宗教文化的承傳和融合上,獨具特色。位於沙田的萬佛寺,既見證著自1949年至今的社會變遷,也在社會功能、佛寺設計、人文精神上呈現著香港佛寺具有高程度融合性的特點。是次考察,將實地探索萬佛寺在設計布局、供奉對象及社會功能方面的特色,藉以了解本地佛寺如何彰顯中國傳統佛教文化。
考察地點:沙田萬佛寺 (新界沙田排頭村221號 )

CantoneseDr. LO Kar Kee

Email: karkeelo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2476

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryMiss Dennice Y TSO明珠藏珍—香港中學生中國古瓷器物欣賞探知之旅

香港是中國乃至世界的亞洲藝術品最為重要的集散地和交易中心。這裡有“雨過天晴雲破處”的北宋汝窯,有表現永樂大帝威鎮四海、霸氣十足的龍紋天球瓶;而成化皇帝的瓷器又為何燒制得如此柔美?這些傳世幾百年的藝術珍品背後又藏著什麼樣的歷史故事和滄桑?通過欣賞、探知,回溯所學的歷史知識,讓學生瞭解古代的人文景觀,體會中國的瓷器之美。從欣賞中去學習,從學習中熱愛!
考察地點:香港大學博物館及羅桂祥茶藝館陶瓷廳

Cantonese / PutonghuaMiss Dennice Y TSO

Email: cttsoy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8796

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryMr. LI Guo帝王嚮往的來世

中國歷代帝王的陵寢遺址,透露了這些墓主們(當時社會的統治階層)的世界觀,為了建造和享用這個來世樂園,可謂費盡心思。本講將選些早期的例子談談,需要時與國外資料比較。

CantoneseMr. LI Guo

Email: ciguo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2813

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. LO Kar Kee保良局與早期香港華人女性史

過去許多人認為香港保良局只是一個慈善機構,甚至是一所孤兒院而已,並未意識到保良局與十九世紀的販賣人口史、華僑史、香港女性史的關係。是次講座希望透過保良局歷史的探究,思考保良局的成立與早期香港女性的關係,及其社會角色及貢獻,有助認識早期香港女性的歷史。

CantoneseDr. LO Kar Kee

Email: karkeelo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2476

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. LO Kar Kee香港早期移民「客家人」的民居與生活:三棟屋考察

「客家人」是香港的早期移民,他們在港落地生根,成為香港最早的居民之一。現今新界地區仍保留不少傳統客家圍屋古蹟。荃灣是早期「客家人」聚居的地區,而三棟屋是著名的客家圍村。隨著城市發展,荃灣成為了新界最早發展的新市鎮,而三棟屋亦改建為博物館。是次考察將以荃灣三棟屋為對象,透過對全屋之建築、佈局及陳設的觀察,藉以觀察傳統香港客家人的宗族理念及純樸的生活風貌,繼而思考城市變遷對歷史文化古蹟的影響。
考察地點:荃灣三棟屋 (荃灣古屋里2號)

CantoneseDr. LO Kar Kee

Email: karkeelo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2476

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. ZHANG Wanmin從文學世界中探索中國文化

文學課程、文學閱讀有何意義?中國文學傳統豐富而精彩,它揭示了種種人生的境遇,能促進我們對於人生意義的思考,它還隱藏了中國文化的種種密碼,等待我們的探索,加深我們對中國文化的認識。

Cantonese / PutonghuaDr. ZHANG Wanmin

Email: ctzhangw@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-6530

Website:
Department of Chinese and HistoryDr. LAM Hok Chung誰為漢胡定分界──談談古代中國的華夷世界

《天龍八部》中「北喬峰」(蕭峰)的悲劇根源是什麼?要回答這疑問,我們必須了解所謂「華─夷」、「漢─胡」究竟是什麼東西。本講題將帶領同學思考傳統中國的民族觀、文化觀和世界觀,探討古代中國錯綜複雜的民族問題。

CantoneseDr. LAM Hok Chung

Email: cihclam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2473

Website:
Department of EnglishDr. Peter JORDANDrama and Performance in Everyday Life

Drama is not only an art form, but also a skill we can use to communicate, to understand, to empathise, to explore, and to express ourselves to the world. Many aspects of everyday life involve some kind of performance. If you stand up in front of a group of people and give a speech, you are already playing a role. How we use our voices and express ourselves non-verbally are examined in this talk.

EnglishDr. Peter JORDAN

Email: pejordan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8122

Website:
Department of EnglishDr. Anne PEIRSON-SMITHFashion and Our Lives: Which Style Tribe do You Belong to and Why?

Fashion is seen as frivolous, fickle and fun, but it is also a multi-billion-dollar global industry employing thousands of people worldwide. On a personal level, we use fashion to communicate our similarities to and differences from others. This talk examines the influence of fashion in our lives and the role it plays in identity formation.

EnglishDr. Anne PEIRSON-SMITH

Email: enanneps@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9613

Website:
Department of EnglishDr. Anne PEIRSON-SMITHFashion in My Life: What’s Your Fashion Story and Style Tribe?

This talk will examine fashion as a means of identity formation, examine the role of fashion in our lives and why we spend so much time and money on the sartorial presentation of the self. It will define key terms that we use in everyday conversation related to our appearance, e.g. clothes, dress, etc. The talk will also look at how scholars have analysed fashion as good or bad, and will showcase the speaker’s research in fashion studies and fashion communication before offering some concluding thoughts about the future of fashion in our lives.

EnglishDr. Anne PEIRSON-SMITH

Email: enanneps@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9613
Department of EnglishDr. Y-Dang TROEUNGThe Importance of Stories

Our lives are filled with stories: on TV, in books, poems and diaries, on Facebook, and in the conversations we have every day. What makes a compelling story? Why are stories – real, imagined and fantastical – so important in our lives?

EnglishDr. Y-Dang TROEUNG

Email: ytroeung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9877

Website:
Department of Linguistics and TranslationDr. LEE Wai SumEnglish Speech Sounds: Common Pronunciation Errors in English Made by Cantonese Students

Even after taking English lessons, many Cantonese-speaking students pronounce the sounds of English with a heavy Cantonese accent. This is primarily due to the considerable differences between the sound systems of English and Cantonese. While English is a stress and polysyllabic language, Cantonese is a tone and monosyllabic language. The two languages also differ in their sound inventories, arrangements of sounds in sequence and syllable structures. These and the other unique features of the English sound system may contribute to the Cantonese accent. This talk describes (i) the differences between the English and Cantonese sound systems, (ii) the differences between the stress system of English and the tone system of Cantonese, and (iii) Cantonese students’ common mispronunciations of English sounds and errors in stress.

English / CantoneseDr. LEE Wai Sum

Email: w.s.lee@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-6605
Department of Linguistics and TranslationDr. LI BoInterpreting in Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future

After a brief introduction to the Department of Linguistics and Translation, focusing on the study programmes and our research strengths, the talk will mainly focus on the interpreting profession in Hong Kong, the brief history of the profession and the training of interpreters here in Hong Kong. The talk will then go on to analyse current issues in the local training programmes with a focus on the future demand for qualified interpreters.

EnglishDr. LI Bo

Email: boli49@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5596
Department of Linguistics and TranslationProf. Jonathan WEBSTERTopic 1: Making Meaningful Choices with Whatever the Grammar Will Allow
Topic 2: Exploring 'The Adjacent Possible' in Verbal Art and Verbal Science


Topic 1: M.A.K. Halliday’s Systemic Functional Linguistic Theory describes language as a resource for making meaning. We make meaning to construe the phenomena of experience, to enact social relationships and to create discourse. Language provides the grammatical resources necessary not only for talking about our experiences of the world around us and what is going on inside us, but also for communicating our attitudes towards and expectations of those with whom we are interacting. Halliday's Systemic Functional Theory, which prioritises the study of function over form, provides the theoretical and methodological basis for investigating “the aesthetic and functional values that differentiate one text from another, or one voice from another within the frontiers of the same text” (Halliday Collected Works, Vol. 2, Chapter 6, P. 187).

Topic 2: Whether it is the “art” in verbal art, or the “science” in verbal science, what is being crafted through the metaphor-making potential available in language are hypotheses or models about the world that we experience around and within us, enabling us to define “the basic experience of being human”. Hasan refers to the hypotheses articulated in verbal art as themes about some aspect of social life achieved through one order of meaning acts as metaphor for second order of meaning” (Hasan 1985, P. 100). Scientific theorising likewise would not be possible except by means of the semogenic potential of language to re-construe our common-sense view of experience as the interplay between happenings and entities into a metaphorical world of things that can be observed, investigated and explained. Over the course of history, as the need arose for new ways to theorise the human experience, humankind came to rely on the power of language “to re-construe common-sense reality into one that imposed regularities on experience and brought the environment more within our power to control”.

EnglishProf. Jonathan WEBSTER

Email: ctjjw@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8775
Department of Media and CommunicationDr. Crystal Li JIANGHealth Communication

Contemporary health care has demonstrated a strong need to communicate accurate and reliable information and promote behavioural change to enhance individuals’ quality of life and well-being within the community. This need is highlighted within a global context where infectious diseases, food safety, nutrition and levels of physical activity have become common concerns worldwide. In the contexts of Hong Kong and Greater China, high population density and close interpersonal contact lead to the aggressive spread of diseases. Low health literacy, environmental risks, limited resources and poor governance and intervention also pose serious health threats to public health practices. Developing tailored health messages and communicating them with strategic media planning are particularly pertinent, given the increased competition for attention in our information age.

English / Cantonese / PutonghuaDr. Crystal Li JIANG

Email: crystal.jiang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9332

Website:
Department of Media and CommunicationMr. Peter Wai KWANThe Prospect and Development of the Media Industry in Hong Kong

Since the recent closure of the media companies ATV and DBC in Hong Kong, some people have predicted the end of our traditional media industry. However, more new media companies are opening up on the Internet or as mobile apps. Therefore, there is still a strong need for media professionals in the industry. The media industry in Hong Kong may be about to undergo various changes in the next few years.

English / CantoneseMr. Peter Wai KWAN

Email: pwkwan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5966

Website:
Department of Public PolicyDr. Hektor King Tak YANAnimal Welfare

How should we treat animals? Can animals feel pain? Why should we care about animal welfare? This talk focuses on a number of ethical issues related to the treatment of animals, ranging from whether it is morally acceptable to eat meat to controversies concerning the use of animals in scientific experiments.

English / CantoneseDr. Hektor King Tak YAN

Email: hktyan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8923

Website:
Department of Public PolicyDr. Glenn HUICoaching Adolescents and Young Adults to Discover their Ideal Career Paths

This talk covers:
• Discovering the changes from school to full-time work
• Solving the puzzle in searching for a career orientation
• Helping young adults to build confidence and a vision for their future careers
• Training in job interview skills and workplace etiquette
• Realising the meaning of work and a work/life balance
• Building work attributes, attitudes, skills and passion
• Finding happiness/satisfaction/self-fulfillment in the workplace

English / CantoneseDr. Glenn HUI

Email: glennhui@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7016

Website:
Department of Public PolicyDr. CHEUNG Chor YungCurrent Affairs and the Study of Politics

This talk explores how the study of politics enables us to better appreciate the importance of current affairs and gives us a profound understanding of the human world that goes far beyond a common sense understanding.

English / CantoneseDr. CHEUNG Chor Yung

Email: scccy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9702

Website:
Department of Public PolicyDr. Lawrence YUNGEthics and Public Policy

This talk examines how ethics are relevant in formulating and evaluating public policies.

CantoneseDr. Lawrence YUNG

Email: sayung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4890

Website:
Department of Public PolicyProf. Richard WALKER / Miss Janet WUMaking Better Public Policy

Around the globe, knowledge about human behaviour is being used to make better public policies. Using examples from the Laboratory for Public Management and Policy at CityU, the speaker will illustrate how the innovative use of norms, incentives, messages and priming can be used to influence public policies in a positive way.

EnglishMiss Janet WU

Email: shuiswu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5962
Department of Public PolicyDr. Hektor King Tak YANRace

What is racial discrimination? What makes racial discrimination morally unacceptable? This talk introduces students to some of the basic concepts related to racial discrimination while at the same time adopting a critical stance towards the very notion of “race”.

English / CantoneseDr. Hektor King Tak YAN

Email: hktyan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8923

Website:
Department of Public PolicyDr. WANG JunSaving Our Cultural Heritage: Issues in Urban Regeneration in the Greater China Region

This talk offers a project-based introduction to and discussion of different understandings of cultural heritage and different means of regenerating cultural heritage sites in the Greater China Region, including the mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Interesting cases such as the politics of conserving the old city walls of Beijing, public participation in the conservation of Taiwan’s Daoist tradition, establishing a Hong Kong heritage trail, the history of overseas Chinese labourers and the world heritage site of Diaolou in Kaiping are presented, supplemented by a discussion of various urban conservation and renewal policies.

EnglishDr. WANG Jun

Email: june.wang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8707

Website:
Department of Public PolicyDr. Arthur CHEUNGThe Role of Government in Promoting the Rule of Law in Hong Kong

An introduction to the concept of the Rule of Law and the practical requisites for achieving it, in particular, the role of the Hong Kong government.

English / CantoneseDr. Arthur CHEUNG

Email: saarthur@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8755

Website:
Department of Public PolicyProf. YIP Ngai MingWhy Housing in Hong Kong Is so Unaffordable

An overview of the housing system in Hong Kong, the factors that make housing so expensive and some thoughts on possible solutions.

English / CantoneseProf. YIP Ngai Ming

Email: sayip@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9366

Website:

Offering UnitSpeakerTitle and Brief DescriptionLanguage of TalkContact for Talk Arrangement
Department of ChemistryDr. CHEUNG Siu GinMarine Biodiversity in Hong Kong: Challenges and Opportunities

Although Hong Kong has a sea area of only 1,650 km2, it has very high marine biodiversity thanks to its characteristic topography, which creates different types of habitats including rocky shores, sandy shores, mudflats and mangroves. The talk will briefly describe various marine habitats and their representative biological species. The environmental threats to these habitats and the conservation measures that have been implemented will be discussed.

CantoneseDr. CHEUNG Siu Gin

Email: bhsgche@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7749
Department of Electronic EngineeringDr. Rosa CHANConnecting the Brain to the World

Can we upload our consciousness to the Internet? Are the technologies seen in sci-fi movies impossible? Does pop culture inspire front-end science, or vice versa? Today, the human brain can control a computer cursor and manipulate the direction of a wheelchair. Conversely, a machine can feed data into the human brain to enhance its performance.

This talk introduces neural interfaces as a communication channel in the contexts of the gaming industry, patient care, sports enhancement, military operations and daily routines. Students will be able to understand the basic working principles behind a neural interface.

Furthermore, the talk will also address the role of popular culture in shaping public perceptions of science, the regulations involved in technology transfer and the ethical considerations involved in brain-machine interactions. It is an introductory talk designed to promote awareness of the realisation of neural interfaces today.

CantoneseMs. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- maximum audience size: 40
- on CityU campus only
Department of Electronic EngineeringDr. Steve WONGMagic of Electromagnetic (EM) Wave
電波魅力


The aim of this talk is to equip students with a broader understanding of the role of recently developed electromagnetic (EM) technologies in our daily lives. After the talk, students will have a basic comprehension of the science and technologies related to various energy transfer and wireless communication systems. They will learn about the influence of EM technologies and related applications on modern society. The topics covered range from fundamental EM concepts and a history of EM to radio systems, communications and networks. Case studies and videos will be presented. This introduction to EM will contribute to enriching students’ creativity, knowledge of technology transfer and personal development.

CantoneseMs. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- maximum audience size: 40
- on CityU campus only
Department of Electronic EngineeringDr. Leanne CHANThe Bionic Eye: Reality, Not Science Fiction
跳出科幻:電子眼


Restoring vision to the blind is no longer a topic of science fiction, but is approaching a reality. Real-life experience has shown that the bionic eye improves both sharp sight and quality of life. What is a bionic eye and how does it work? What can people with a bionic eye actually see? Will superhuman vision soon become reality? Is a bionic eye suitable for everyone?

This talk will describe the basic working principles of the bionic eye, and will discuss its development and history, including the technologies behind its success. It will also look at how the device has impacted the lives of those that have been given a bionic eye. The bionic ear is now a reality that has helped many thousands of people; let’s hope the bionic eye is not too far behind.

CantoneseMs. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- maximum audience size: 40
- on CityU campus only
Department of Electronic EngineeringDr. Ricky LAUThe Story of Making a Solar Car – Apollon
「赤輪」– 太陽能車的誕生


It is well known that fossil fuel-driven vehicles cause severe air pollution that is hazardous to our health. A team of CityU students has designed and implemented a vehicle powered by solar energy without air pollutants, using a lightweight carbon fibre frame with an aerodynamic design, home-designed mechanical systems, solar energy harvested from photovoltaic panels, the selection of a suitable battery and motor, and circuits designed to operate the car under optimal conditions. Our solar car, Apollon, is lightweight and designed with aerodynamic considerations so that it can be powered with minimal energy. It also includes an intelligent circuit designed to maximise the energy efficiency of the entire vehicle. Apollon is able to run without a battery under sufficient sunlight conditions.

CantoneseMs. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- maximum audience size: 40
- on CityU campus only
Department of Electronic EngineeringDr. Alan YEUNGUnlocking the Myths of Hackers
揭開黑客的面紗


Hackers are out there. You don’t know who they are, but they know who you are. Who are they? How do they do the things they do, remaining hidden in the shadows? Are all hackers bad guys? Can they be ethical? How does one become a hacker? In this talk, all of these questions and more will be addressed.

CantoneseMs. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- maximum audience size: 40
- on CityU campus only
Department of Materials Science and EngineeringDr. Johnny HORoles of Materials Engineering in a High-tech Society
材料工程師在高科技社會下的角色


Who are materials engineers? What do they do? What are their career opportunities? How do they relate to Apple products and to Tesla Motors? In this talk, the speaker will go over the answers to these questions in detail and discuss the wonderful job opportunities that materials engineers have in today’s high-tech society.

English / CantoneseDr. Johnny HO

Email: johnnyho@cityu.edu.hk

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- may also be offered at secondary schools if more than 100 students attend
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical EngineeringDr. LIU LuAutomatic Control in Daily Life

This talk introduces the role played by automatic control in our daily lives. Have you ever imagined your life, or even one day of your life, without automatic control? Almost nothing would work properly or as you desired. For example, buses would not maintain speed or go up hills, air conditioners would not be able to adjust the room to the temperature you desire and helicopters would be unable to fly!

EnglishDr. LIU Lu

Email: luliu45@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5426

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical EngineeringDr. King Wai Chiu LAIHuman-Robot Interaction
人機互動


This talk introduces developments in robotic technology. Various robotic systems, such as nanorobots, biorobots and industrial robots, are discussed. The ultimate aim of the talk is to promote students’ innovation and creativity through the observation and exploration of current robotic studies and applications.

English / CantoneseDr. King Wai Chiu LAI

Email: kinglai@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9099

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical EngineeringDr. Raymond Hiu Wai LAMThe Intersection between Machines and Our Lives
機械與生物的交界點


The first single cell in the world formed approximately 3-4 billion years ago. That cell is believed to be the origin and simplest form of life, and yet it can be viewed as a highly complex system. Is there anything that we can learn from single cells and even whole living bodies that can be converted into engineering technologies?

In this talk, the speaker will introduce the links between machines and living organisms, from single cells to insects and animals, including humans. Understanding the functions of living organisms can inspire us to develop better designs for machines, robots and medical instruments. The talk will also address recent developments in biomedical technology, which is believed to hold great promise for improvements in human health. Our society will need many biomedical technology experts to meet future medical/clinical demands. It is our sincere hope that this talk will broaden students’ understanding of both science and engineering.

English / Cantonese / PutonghuaDr. Raymond Hiu Wai LAM

Email: rhwlam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8577

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical EngineeringDr. NIU XinruiWhy Teeth are Important in Our Lives: A View from a Mechanical Engineer

This talk discusses the importance of teeth to human life from a mechanical engineer’s perspective. First, dental health plays an important role in our overall health. Second, dental health is generally poor in Hong Kong. To improve the situation, it is crucial to educate teenagers on how to identify dental problems and improve their dental health. Finally, understanding the mechanical behaviour of teeth can assist the construction of lighter but stronger layer-to-layer structures, which can also be used in many other biomedical applications.

EnglishDr. NIU Xinrui

Email: xinrui.niu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8432

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of PhysicsProf. K S CHANBiomedical Physics
生物醫學物理


Biomedical physics has a significant influence on society, playing an important role in protecting our health. In this talk, a brief introduction to biomedical physics will be provided, and research in this area in the Department of Physics and Materials Science at City University of Hong Kong will be presented.

English / CantoneseMs. Mandi LAM

Email: suetmlam5@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4710

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- may also be offered at secondary schools if more than 100 students attend
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementDr. ZHANG ZijunData Analytics – An Emerging Science

The advancement of information technologies has allowed the collection of large volumes of data on many engineering and business processes. Data analytics aims to provide methodologies for discovering emerging knowledge through deep analysis of various types of collected data and to advance existing methods for use in various disciplines. Data analytics serves as a critical component in various areas including finance, management, engineering, health informatics and medicine.

EnglishMiss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementDr. Matthias Hwai Yong TANEngineering Statistics

The rapid growth of computing power has enabled the collection of large quantities of data on a myriad of variables via sensor technologies, physical experiments and complex computer simulations for the purpose of designing and improving engineering systems. Engineering statistics delicately blends statistical methods with the science and intuition of physical engineering, providing the tools for collecting and analysing data to solve complex engineering problems that are not amenable to physical analysis alone. It has been used to design biomedical devices, modern materials, automobile components, aerospace vehicle subsystems and many other engineering systems.

EnglishMiss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementDr. K S CHINQuality and Innovation

Quality management systems such as ISO9000 are now fundamental to running a business. Some people, however, consider innovation to be quite different from, and more important than, quality. They advocate that “Today is Quality but Tomorrow is Innovation”, and even argue that quality management systems may hinder the creativity for innovation. The speaker will discuss the relationship between quality and innovation and consider whether quality will be replaced by or partnered with innovation.

EnglishMiss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementDr. CHUAH Kong BeingUniversity: The Pathway to an Enlightened Life
大學道,人生路


An informal, interactive talk about university study, programme selection and personal development.

EnglishMiss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementDr. K S CHINWhat is Systems Engineering?

Systems Engineering is an interdisciplinary approach that enables the realisation of successful systems. It focuses on defining the customer’s needs and required functionality early in the development cycle, documenting requirements, then proceeding with design synthesis and system validation while considering the complete problem. The speaker will use real cases to explain how a systems engineer develops and implements successful systems through the integration of people, materials, information, equipment and energy.

EnglishMiss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Division of Building Science and TechnologyDr. Kenny CHANFrom Student to Professional in the Property, Building and Construction Industry

An introduction to different disciplines of the property, building and construction industry, such as building services engineering, construction engineering & management, estate surveying, building surveying and quantity surveying.

English / CantoneseMiss Rachel PANG

Email: rachel.pang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9121

Offering UnitSpeakerTitle and Brief DescriptionLanguage of TalkContact for Talk Arrangement
College of Veterinary Medicine and Life SciencesProf. Dirk PFEIFFER, Chair Professor of One HealthLinking Human Health with Animal and Environmental Health

The bird flu and SARS disease outbreaks in Hong Kong reminded us that despite all of our technological advances, our survival as human beings remains closely dependent on the health of the ecosystem in which we live. This is as true in urban as it is in rural areas. Humans are exposed to a wide variety of pathogens, most of them through direct or indirect contact with other humans, and some of them as a result of exposure to animals. The global human population is still growing rapidly, resulting in a continual demand for more land for humans to live on and to produce food. This situation provides new opportunities for transmitting infectious diseases from wild to domestic animals and to humans. This, together with the intense global interconnectedness through human travel and the food trade, allows for the rapid and potentially undetected spread of diseases. The aim of this talk is to examine the importance of the One Health approach in the context of human and animal disease control.

EnglishMiss Kathy CHEUNG

Email: svmbvm@cityu.edu.hk

Remarks:
- the session will be 1 hour with no. of participants between 20-40
- on CityU campus only
College of Veterinary Medicine and Life SciencesProf. Dirk PFEIFFER, Chair Professor of One HealthModels and Infectious Diseases

Despite the enormous scientific advances over the last 100 years, infectious diseases still cause significant human disease and death across the globe. In fact, Hong Kong was the starting point for the bird flu and SARS epidemics, which caused human deaths in the city. This talk will provide an introduction to the principles of disease spread at the population level. It will examine the influence of different disease control options on the spread of disease, based on modelling of the relative changes in the numbers of susceptible, infectious and recovered individuals. The aim of this lecture is to demonstrate the importance of recognising the dependence between individuals within a human or animal population in relation to the spread of infectious diseases and their control.

EnglishMiss Kathy CHEUNG

Email: svmbvm@cityu.edu.hk

Remarks:
- the session will be 1 hour with no. of participants between 20-40
- on CityU campus only

Offering UnitSpeakerTitle and Brief DescriptionLanguage of TalkContact for Talk Arrangement
School of Creative MediaDr. Shannon WALSHDocumentaries and Social Change

Can documentaries change the world? What power does art have to make a difference? This talk explores some of the powerful ways that documentary film and the fine arts have been used to tackle some of the most pressing social issues of our times. The speaker will look at clips from documentaries, engage in post-screening discussion and talk about how opening our eyes to the world around us can be a powerful force for integrated learning and for society at large.

EnglishDr. Shannon WALSH

Email: swalsh@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7204
School of Creative MediaDr. Olli Tapio LEINOOn the Academic Study of Computer Games

This talk constitutes an introduction to the multidisciplinary academic study of computer games. Citing examples from individual fields, it will show students that studying computer games is not only a serious academic endeavour, but can be fun too.

EnglishDr. Olli Tapio LEINO

Email: otleino@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4711
School of Creative MediaProf. Tamas WALICZKYThe World of Animation

Most Hong Kong youngsters are aware of only two types of animation: Japanese manga and the animated film productions of Pixar in the US. However, the world of animation is much wider than those two examples. This talk presents examples of various kinds of animation and animation technologies, showing video excerpts and giving proper explanations. The talk’s intention is to open up students’ minds and provide them with sound knowledge of animation. It is also hoped that the talk will arouse secondary school students’ interest in the activities of the School of Creative Media (SCM) at CityU.

EnglishProf. Tamas WALICZKY

Email: twaliczk@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5727
School of Creative MediaMr. Dick THUNGVideo Games: Past, Present and Future

This short talk covers the history of video games from the 1960s to the modern day. The speaker will adopt a chronicle approach within the talk, which covers some of the most famous video games: PONG, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Mario Bros, DOOM and World of Warcraft. In addition to the history of these games’ creation, the talk will also make predictions concerning the future direction of video gaming.

The second part of the talk will feature a number of video game projects created by SCM students and explain why SCM is a great place to learn video game and interactive development.

English / CantoneseMr. Dick THUNG

Email: ktdthung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2433

Website:

Offering UnitSpeakerTitle and Brief DescriptionLanguage of TalkContact for Talk Arrangement
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. NING ZhiAir Pollution in Hong Kong

This talk will briefly introduce the current situation of air pollution and its history in the last decade in Hong Kong. The topic covers the main sources, their regulations and standards and their impact on the public health. Lastly, the research work by CityU team to combat the air pollution will be introduced.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentProf. Johnny CHANAre Typhoons Unpredictable?

Typhoons affect Hong Kong every year, and yet predictions of their movements, intensities, etc sometimes appear to have large errors. Given our significant advances in computing power, with great satellite coverage of the typhoons, many people expect that such predictions should be rather accurate. So what causes uncertainties in these predictions?

In this talk, the speaker will start with understanding the basics of a typhoon, how it forms, moves, intensifies and dies. The speaker will then describe the tools with which forecasters use to predict the changes in the characteristics of each individual typhoon. Based on such knowledge, the speaker will discuss the factors that can lead to uncertainties in the predictions.

English / CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. SHANG JinCarbon Capture and Storage – An Effective Way to Combat Global Warming

To meet the high demand for energy, the burning of fossil fuels including coal, oil and gas has been increasing since the beginning of industrialisation and will continue to dominate the energy supply for the foreseeable future. Burning fossil fuels leads to emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which contributes to global warming. One effective way to mitigate global warming is to capture and store the emitted CO2 to prevent it from polluting the atmosphere. This talk will introduce carbon capture and storage technology with a particular focus on adsorption technology for CO2 capture.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentProf. Peter BRIMBLECOMBEConverting Air Pollution Science to Air Pollution Policy

Although the problems of air pollution have been known for a long time, it has not been easy to improve air quality in major cities. China has particularly struggled with the problem of air pollution and must meet more stringent guidelines by 2016. Hong Kong will also need to ensure that its air has less polluted air, despite rapid growth in the Pearl River Delta. This talk will examine the way in which a scientific understanding of the chemistry and the health impacts of air pollution affects the way it can be regulated most effectively.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. ZHANG LinEconomic Thinking in Energy and Environmental Policy

Pollution and global warming are two of the hottest issues in current public and policy debates. Governmental bodies – local, regional and international – have implemented a series of policies to tackle these issues. In this talk, the speaker will discuss how to understand and evaluate these policies from the perspective of economics.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. ZHOU WenEl Niño and Extreme Weather: Is There a Connection?

This talk aims to provide students with an understanding of contemporary climate issues, to broaden students' knowledge about El Niño, and to raise their awareness of extreme weather in a changing world. It covers issues such as weather and climate in our lives, the history of our changing climate, sea level rise and our future, El Niño events and disastrous climate, tropical cyclones, and response to climate change. It intends to enable students to contribute to the debate on global environmental change and societal adaption strategies, to connect scientific world with daily life and to help them become better informed citizens and decision makers.

CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Ian RIDLEYEnergy Efficiency in Buildings

Buildings use 89% of all electricity consumed in Hong Kong and are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In this talk, the speaker will discuss ways to design, build and operate buildings to make them more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Aude POMMERETEnergy, Climate Change and Economic Development

This talk will first focus on the relationship between energy, development and climate change. Second, it will address the question of which environmental policies should be implemented to manage energy and fight climate change.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410

Remarks:
for Form 3 students or above
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Aude POMMERETHow Does the Use of Natural Resources Affect the Environment?

In this talk, the speaker will tackle the following questions:
1. What is climate?
2. Why does the climate change?
3. What is the greenhouse effect?
4. What are greenhouse gases and where do they come from?
5. Is it a big problem?
6. What are the remedies?

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410

Remarks:
for Form 1 students or above
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Patrick SITHow is Energy Stored?

The intermittent nature of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind requires efficient and clean storage for later use and transport. This is one key to the continuous growth of the renewable energy industry and to a sustainable future. This talk will explore different ways of storing energy, from reservoirs and dams to modern technologies such as chemical fuels, batteries and thermal energy storage.

CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Masaru YARIMEHow to Make Innovation for a Smart and Sustainable City

Cities play a critical role in making progress towards sustainability. Currently, more than half of the world’s population is urbanised, and by 2050 the proportion is expected to reach more than two thirds. On the one hand, cities are the engines of economic growth, generating approximately 80% of global GDP and making significant contributions to the creation of wealth, innovation and societal advancement. On the other hand, cities are responsible for two thirds of global energy consumption, producing air pollutants and greenhouse gases, and exposing their vulnerabilities to the threat of natural disasters. Various stakeholders in the public and private sectors, including academia, industry, governments and local communities, are concerned with reducing air and water pollution, improving energy efficiency and securing the energy supply, and maintaining resilience to disasters. These challenges pose formidable challenges to effective and robust decision making on the design and implementation of smart and sustainable cities. The speaker will discuss how Hong Kong, as one of the most advanced and highly connected cities in the world, will be able to make the best use of its resources to become a global leader in promoting innovation for smart and sustainable cities.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Carol LINHow to Turn Food Waste into Chemicals and Materials?

Current technologies for the production of chemicals, materials and fuels depend mainly on fossilized hydrocarbons. However, the depletion of fossil resources and the increasing concern of environmental issues have created the need for the development of the sustainable alternatives based on renewable raw materials. Many chemicals that used to produce via chemical processes can now potentially be generated biologically from renewable raw materials. The talk will introduce a novel food waste-based biorefining strategy for the production of nutrient-complete feedstocks for the production of biochemicals, biofuels and biopolymers.

CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Sam H Y HSUHybrid Organic-inorganic Materials for Solar Energy Application

Hybrid organic-inorganic materials will play a critical role in the development of advanced functional materials. They can be broadly defined as molecular or nano-compositions with organic and inorganic components. Hybrid perovskite materials have been rapidly adopted for solar energy applications since 2009 because of their impressive features, such as a high absorption coefficient and long exciton diffusion length. We are right at the start of this material revolution, which is expected to have a positive influence on renewable and alternative energy. The speaker will introduce the basic knowledge related to hybrid materials, photophysical properties, photoelectrochemistry and solar cells.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. TEOH Wey YangNanotechnology: Plenty of Room at the Bottom, So What Lies Below?

Plenty of room at the bottom – Such was the quote that inspired many scientists and engineers alike to look into the infinite possibility of Nanotechnology. The art of manipulations at the smallest scale, i.e. of atoms and molecules, became the essential tool for the creation of new generation devices. Expectations are wild, ranging from ultra-efficient low cost solar cells, self-cleaning garments and surfaces, painless cancer therapy to abatement of greenhouse gases. While it is indeed true that there are plenty of room at the bottom, it is our constant pursuit of innovation and creativity that holds the key to unlocking more rooms as we strive forward.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Alicia ANNew Technology for Drinkable Seawater

Water is everywhere: in the air, clouds, rivers, oceans, ice, plants and inside the Earth. However, 97% of water is saline and in the oceans. Therefore, converting seawater into drinking water can be considered one of the best alternative water resources: a new desalination plant will be located in Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, in the near future. This talk will review water technologies and novel technologies that have the potential to achieve sustainability through desalination. It will also discuss three aspects of the next generation of desalination: increased water recovery (reduced brine/concentration), lower energy use and increased resource (minerals) recovery.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Nicky LAMOzone Air Quality in Hong Kong

In this talk, the speaker will discuss the current issues in relation to climate change and air quality in Hong Kong, consider the interaction between climate change and air pollution and explore the potential short-term solutions to these problems.

CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentProf. CHAN Chak KeungParticulate Matter (PM) Air Pollution

PM is widely recognised as a major air pollutant that poses severe health threats to millions of people worldwide. It also degrades visibility and affects the global climate. The speaker will discuss the sources and properties of PM and, based on real-time PM characterisation, present some recent findings on PM pollution in Hong Kong.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Keith NGANPredicting the Weather and Climate

Humans have been trying to predict the weather and climate for thousands of years. Thanks to developments in atmospheric science, computer science and mathematics, our ability to do so has improved dramatically over the last 50 years. Indeed the advent of accurate short-term weather forecasts, which are now taken for granted by everyone, represents one of the great scientific and technological triumphs of the 20th Century. However, many uncertainties remain. This talk will review the scientific basis for predicting the weather and climate. It will also discuss the outstanding challenges and the prospects for the future.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentProf. Michael LEUNGRenewable Energy - The Only Way to Go for a Sustainable Future

Our heavy reliance on fossil fuel and nuclear power has caused serious environmental impacts and energy crisis. The ultimate solution is to switch to renewable energy, such as solar, wind and ocean energy, for achieving a sustainable future. In this talk, the Speaker will give an overview of the renewable energy resources and technologies, followed by a discussion of the upcoming challenges and opportunities in the renewable energy industry.

CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Walid DAOUDSelf-cleaning Clothes: A Virtual Reality

In Hong Kong, high humidity favors the growth of mold and bacteria, making cleaning a daunting daily task. Moreover, with the high population density, the spreading of antibiotic-resistant pathogens remains a growing global concern. Therefore, with increasing demand toward hygienic, self-disinfecting, and contamination-free surfaces, interest in developing efficient self-cleaning, protective materials has grown. Using nanotechnology, nano-sized coatings of titanium dioxide on fibrous materials have been achieved. These fibres can clean themselves when exposed to light. Self-cleaning may one day become a standard feature of textiles and clothing. This would improve the environment through reduced use of water, energy and petroleum-derived detergents. There would be a benefit to the quality of life if cleaning clothes was as simple as hanging them on the line.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Patrick LEETurning Food Waste to Energy

Everyday Hong Kong generates 3,500 tons of food waste. Sending food waste to landfills will not be sustainable in the long run. Instead, we can use biological processes to turn these organic matters into energy. Let's find out together how we can make use of biology to make this happen.

CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. Denis YUWhat is Inside Your Cell Phone Battery?

Battery is a common device that is found in all mobile electronics such as cell phone, iPads and laptops. It is often regarded as a “black box” that allows us to play games, surf the web, whatsapp your friends, etc. Most people nowadays develop a very emotional attachment to it – anxiety rises when the battery power is low. Connection to the outside world seems to stop when the battery is dead. The talk will focus on what is inside the battery, what reactions are occurring, how the batteries are made, and some information on battery applications. It is a multidisciplinary field that involves electrical engineering, chemistry, materials science, physics and even economics.

EnglishMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410
School of Energy and EnvironmentDr. LIU ChunhuaWireless Power Transfer: Contactless Charging

The technology for wireless power transfer (WPT) was created by Nicolas Tesla over 100 years ago. After remaining quiet for nearly 100 years, WPT technology has been re-proposed for various applications including mobile phone charging, lighting and electric vehicle charging. The talk will introduce this interesting topic and reveal the possibility of electricity usage without wire constraints in our lives.

CantoneseMs. Ada AU

Email: ada.au@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2410

Offering UnitSpeakerTitle and Brief DescriptionLanguage of TalkContact for Talk Arrangement
School of LawDr. Jojo MOCyber Law

“On the internet, nobody knows you are a dog!”

Do you like to shop online? Do you like to talk online? Do you download materials on the internet? What is the difference between acts in the physical world and the online world? This talk focuses on the legal implications on common online activities that may attract civil and/or criminal liabilities. The objective is to enable audiences to appreciate these legal implications through day-to-day examples.

EnglishMs. YAN

Email: p.yan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7369

Last update date: 13 Sep 2017