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 Unit Speaker Title and Brief Description Language of Talk Contact for Talk Arrangement
College of Business Mr. LEUNG Hon Wing JUPAS Application Workshop

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

English / Cantonese Mr. LEUNG Hon Wing

Email: hwleung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2404

Website:
College of Business Mr. LEUNG Hon Wing Introduction of Degree Programmes in College of Business

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

English / Cantonese Mr. LEUNG Hon Wing

Email: hwleung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2404

Website:
College of Business Mr. LEUNG Hon Wing Flagship Programmes For You – BBA Global Business, BSc Computational Finance and Financial Technology

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

English / Cantonese Mr. LEUNG Hon Wing

Email: hwleung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2404

Website:
Department of Accountancy Dr. WONG Sai On Accounting 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 introduction, participants will form groups and engage in analysis and discussion of real-life cases under the speaker’s guidance.

English Dr. WONG Sai On

Email: acso@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8484

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- the session will be 2 hours with no. of participants between 20-40
Department of Accountancy Mr. 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

Cantonese Mr. David YIP

Email: acdy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8548
Department of Accountancy Dr. Raymond WONG Today's Accountant

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

English / Cantonese / Putonghua Dr. Raymond WONG

Email: ac.raymond@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8544
Department of Economics and Finance Dr. HO To Ming Unifying 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.

English Dr. HO To Ming

Email: efming@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7897
Department of Information Systems Prof. MA Jian Artificial Intelligence for Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the business today as it can perform tasks such as identifying business patterns more efficiently than humans can do, enabling the business to gain better insights with their big data. With the recent event of AlphaGo defeating a Go world champion, it is believed that over 40% of business jobs could be replaced by AI robots in 2040. AlphaGo uses advanced self-learning AI such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, which are useful technologies that will have a major impact on almost every aspect of the business today.
This talk is for those who are interested to know what artificial intelligence is and how it can help business to improve performance. It is also for those who want to think about how AI can be useful for them to plan their careers of the future.

English / Cantonese / Putonghua Prof. MA Jian

Email: isjian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8514
Department of Information Systems Prof. MA Jian Big Data for Business

It is believed that big data will have a major impact on every single business today, as data collection, data analysis and visualization are becoming readily accessible. For example, companies have websites, social media presences, business transactions and the customers, with big data analytics, they can have better insights on what customer wants and what channels customers use, etc.
This talk is for those who are interested to know what big data is, and how big data can help the business make smart decisions with customers using business intelligence. It is also for those who want to think about how big data can be useful for them to plan the careers of the future.

English / Cantonese / Putonghua Prof. MA Jian

Email: isjian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8514
Department of Management Dr. Andrew CHAN Introduction 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 and International Management (BBAMGMT – SIM)

Cantonese Dr. 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 Sciences Dr. Stephen SHUM Is 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 / Cantonese Dr. Stephen SHUM

Email: swhshum@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8571
Department of Management Sciences Dr. Stephen SHUM Is “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 / Cantonese Dr. Stephen SHUM

Email: swhshum@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8571
Department of Management Sciences Dr. SUN Zhankun Predicting 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 / Putonghua Dr. SUN Zhankun

Email: zhanksun@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8650
Department of Management Sciences Dr. LU Ye What 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.

English Dr. LU Ye

Email: yelu22@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8656
Department of Marketing Mr. Alex THAM JUPAS 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

English Mr. Alex THAM

Email: mkalexth@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7851
Department of Marketing Ms. Wisteria CHEUNG Retail 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

Cantonese Ms. Wisteria CHEUNG

Email: mkwister@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7501
Department of Marketing Dr. Vincent FOK Why 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 / Cantonese Dr. Vincent FOK

Email: mkfokv@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7973

Offering Unit Speaker Title and Brief Description Language of Talk Contact for Talk Arrangement
Department of Biomedical Engineering Dr. LIU Lu Automatic 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!

English Dr. LIU Lu

Email: luliu45@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5426

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Biomedical Engineering Dr. King Wai Chiu LAI Human-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 / Cantonese Dr. King Wai Chiu LAI

Email: kinglai@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9099

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Biomedical Engineering Dr. Raymond Hiu Wai LAM The 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 / Putonghua Dr. Raymond Hiu Wai LAM

Email: rhwlam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8577

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Electronic Engineering Prof. H C SO AI and Matrix
人工智能與矩陣


The history and development of artificial intelligence (AI) will first be reviewed. In the second part of this talk, the concept of matrix is presented, followed by its relevant applications in AI including image restoration, video background extraction and movie recommendation.

Cantonese Ms. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- maximum audience size: 40
Department of Electronic Engineering Dr. Rosa CHAN Connecting 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.

Cantonese Ms. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- maximum audience size: 40
Department of Electronic Engineering Dr. Steve WONG Magic 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.

Cantonese Ms. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- maximum audience size: 40
Department of Electronic Engineering Dr. K F TSANG Smart City Leap: Forward or Cliché?
智慧城市:奇謀高論還是老生常談?


Smart city is an urban development vision to use innovative technology like Internet of things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to tackle the challenges of city development. There are three distinct phases of how cities have embraced technology and development, namely moving technology company driven, to city government driven, to, finally, citizen driven economy (cited from Dr. Boyd Cohen). By 2050, 2/3 of the earth’s population (6.4 billion) will live in cities and this will impact much on city lives. This talk will address the smart city development in Hong Kong. Smart city’s goals on the followings will be brainstormed: enhancing the quality of life of citizens, fostering knowledge economy and creating a vibrant eco-system. Related development on Artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, cyber security and internet of things will also be briefed. Participants will learn the insights to position their focus for smart city development.

智慧城市為一個城市發展的願景,通過融合多種資訊和通訊技術、物聯網、資料分析解決方案來規劃和管理城市。智慧城市的建設與發展主要有三個階段:一是以數位科技為中心的科技型智慧城市,重點是先進資訊通信技術研發和基礎設施建設;二是以市政管理為中心的管理型智慧城市,提升城市管理和運營的效率;三是以人文科學為基礎的人文型智慧城市,提升城市的宜居度和人文關懷。有關資料顯示,2050年,全球三分之二(約64億)的人口將居住於城市,這將會為城市的建設與管理帶來巨大的挑戰。本次講座主要側重于香港的智慧城市建設與發展,參與者將有機會與主講人曾劍鋒博士面對面討論關於如何提高香港的宜居水準,促進香港智慧型經濟發展,形成香港獨有的開放創造型經生態系統等問題。此外,曾博士還將簡要介紹如何在智慧城市建設中運用人工智慧、機器人、大資料、網路安全以及物聯網等時下熱門科技。參與者將從中瞭解到智慧城市的來龍去脈,並且有機會為香港的智慧城市建設提出自己的意見。

Cantonese Ms. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- maximum audience size: 40
Department of Electronic Engineering Dr. Ricky LAU The 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 light weight 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 light weight 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.

Cantonese Ms. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- maximum audience size: 40
Department of Electronic Engineering Dr. Alan YEUNG Unlocking 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.

Cantonese Ms. Amy CHU

Email: eeachu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7718

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- maximum audience size: 40
Department of Materials Science and Engineering Dr. Johnny HO Roles 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 / Cantonese Miss Vivian HO

Email: vivian.ho@cityu.edu.hk

Phone:

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- may also be offered at secondary schools if more than 50 students attend
Department of Mechanical Engineering Dr. NIU Xinrui Why Teeth are Important in Our Lives: A View from a Mechanical Engineer

This talk discusses the importance of teeth to human life from the perspective of an engineer. Dental health plays an important role in people's overall health. Yet, dental health and its related education are generally poor in Hong Kong. To improve dental health, it is crucial to educate the young generation. This talk introduces some introductory knowledge on dental structures and material properties, as well as the recent progress in dental research.

English Dr. NIU Xinrui

Email: xinrui.niu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8432

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr. ZHANG Zijun Data 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.

English Miss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr. Matthias Hwai Yong TAN Engineering 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.

English Miss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr. K S CHIN Quality 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.

English Miss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr. Andy CHOW Smart City, STEM, and Future of Hong Kong
智慧城市, STEM, 與香港未來


Hong Kong government released its ‘smart city’ blueprint in 2017, which is a plan to make Hong Kong ‘smart’ with digital data, innovation, and technology. So, what is a smart city? How does our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in secondary school relate to the development of smart city? And why is the concept of smart city important to the future of Hong Kong? We will discuss these topics in the talk.

English / Cantonese Ms. Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

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


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

English Miss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171

Remarks:
on CityU campus only
Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Dr. K S CHIN What 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.

English Miss Joana LI

Email: joana.li@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2171
Division of Building Science and Technology Dr. Kenny CHAN From 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 and surveying.

English / Cantonese Miss Rachel PANG

Email: rachel.pang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9121

Offering Unit Speaker Title and Brief Description Language of Talk Contact for Talk Arrangement
Department of Chinese and History Mr. 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

Cantonese Mr. Calvin H T WONG

Email: hoitow@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2983

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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

Putonghua Dr. Crystal H QIAN

Email: ciqian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2379

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Mr. 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

Cantonese Mr. WONG King Chung

Email: cikcwong@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2990

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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。

Putonghua Dr. Crystal H QIAN

Email: ciqian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2379

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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。

Cantonese Dr. LAM Hok Chung

Email: cihclam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2473

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Miss 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 / Putonghua Miss Dennice Y TSO

Email: cttsoy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8796

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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。

Cantonese Dr. Marianne P Y WONG

Email: ciwong@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2817

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Mr. KWOK Kam Hung 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 )

Cantonese Mr. KWOK Kam Hung

Email: kk.hung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2991

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Miss 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 / Putonghua Miss Dennice Y TSO

Email: cttsoy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8796

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Mr. 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。

Cantonese Mr. LI Guo

Email: ciguo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2813

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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。

Cantonese Dr. LO Kar Kee

Email: karkeelo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2476

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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 (地址: 荃灣古屋里2號)

Cantonese Dr. LO Kar Kee

Email: karkeelo@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2476

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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 / Putonghua Dr. ZHANG Wanmin

Email: ctzhangw@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-6530

Website:
Department of Chinese and History Dr. 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。

Cantonese Dr. LAM Hok Chung

Email: cihclam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2473

Website:
Department of English Dr. Anne PEIRSON-SMITH Fashion in My Life: Examining Identity Though the Clothes that We Wear

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.

English Dr. Anne PEIRSON-SMITH

Email: enanneps@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9613
Department of English Dr. Y-Dang TROEUNG Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom

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?

English Dr. Y-Dang TROEUNG

Email: ytroeung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9877

Website:
Department of Linguistics and Translation Dr. John Sie Yuen LEE Computational Linguistics

This talk presents how computers can help analyse texts and assist in writing, through a demonstration of software tools.

English Dr. John Sie Yuen LEE

Email: jsylee@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5597

Website:
Department of Linguistics and Translation Dr. Paul LAW How are Human Beings Special?

This talk discusses some properties of human beings that distinguish them from other life forms in the biological world, among them are language and the complex psychology of reasoning. It will be shown that we are not always rational and sometimes make decisions that are in our interest.

English / Cantonese Dr. Paul LAW

Email: paul.law@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-6426

Website:
Department of Linguistics and Translation Dr. Edwin Cheng Yu TSAI Linguistics: The Scientific Study of Language

This talk will introduce how sentence structures, meaning and sound patterns of natural language (with a focus on English) can be analyzed in a systematic manner, and how logical reasoning plays an important role in linguistics as the scientific study of language. The connections between linguistics and other studies in humanities (translation, philosophy), social sciences (psychology), and engineering (computer science) will also be addressed, highlighting the cross-disciplinary nature of linguistics.

English Dr. Edwin Cheng Yu TSAI

Email: cytsai@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9771

Website:
Department of Media and Communication Mr. Sunny CHAN Creativity in Communication

This talk discusses the creative techniques used in communication media such as photos and videos. Some examples of students’ work will be presented.

English / Cantonese Mr. Sunny CHAN

Email: singchan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5771

Website:
Department of Media and Communication Dr. Crystal Li JIANG Health 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 / Putonghua Dr. Crystal Li JIANG

Email: crystal.jiang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9332

Website:
Department of Public Policy Dr. Hektor King Tak YAN Animal 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 / Cantonese Dr. Hektor King Tak YAN

Email: hktyan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8923

Website:
Department of Public Policy Dr. Glenn HUI Coaching 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 / Cantonese Dr. Glenn HUI

Email: glennhui@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7016

Website:
Department of Public Policy Dr. CHEUNG Chor Yung Current 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 / Cantonese Dr. CHEUNG Chor Yung

Email: scccy@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9702

Website:
Department of Public Policy Dr. Lawrence YUNG Ethics and Public Policy

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

Cantonese Dr. Lawrence YUNG

Email: sayung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4890

Website:
Department of Public Policy Prof. Richard WALKER / Miss Janet WU Making 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.

English Miss Janet WU

Email: shuiswu@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5962
Department of Public Policy Dr. Hektor King Tak YAN Race

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 / Cantonese Dr. Hektor King Tak YAN

Email: hktyan@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8923

Website:
Department of Public Policy Dr. WANG Jun Saving 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.

English Dr. WANG Jun

Email: june.wang@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-8707

Website:
Department of Public Policy Prof. YIP Ngai Ming Why 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 / Cantonese Prof. YIP Ngai Ming

Email: sayip@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9366

Website:
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences Dr. Rebecca WONG Criminology

This talk will address the followings:
• Green Criminology
• Crime against wildlife
• Criminal networks
• Trust
• Informal Banking

English / Cantonese Dr. Rebecca WONG

Email: rebecca.wyong@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7069

Website:
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences Dr. Jerf YEUNG Family Violence and Family Issues

Family violence and its influence on children.

English / Cantonese / Putonghua Dr. Jerf YEUNG

Email: jerf.yeung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-9989

Website:
Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences Dr. CHEN Hui Fang General Psychology

Examples of psychological studies from different areas of psychology and careers of psychology graduates.

English / Putonghua Dr. CHEN Hui Fang

Email: hfchen@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2972

Website:

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Department of Chemistry Dr. LAM Yun Wah Death Education: Experiences from City University of Hong Kong
生死教育: 城市大學的經驗


In 2012, City University of Hong Kong launched a Gateway Education (GE) course called “Death: A discovery approach”. The aim of this talk is to provide a multidisciplinary overview of death, the most fundamental issue of our existence. Over the years, many students have used this course to reexamine their lives and plan for their future. The talk offers students a micro-version of our course. We hope that it will help them to conceive of a healthier way of thinking about death and to build a positive life philosophy.

English / Cantonese Dr. LAM Yun Wah

Email: yunwlam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-6347
Department of Chemistry Prof. Michael H W LAM Forensics and Counter-Terrorism: Explosives and Bombs
科學鑑證與化恐: 炸藥和炸彈的化驗


The aim of this talk is to introduce basic knowledge of chemical explosives and why their chemical analysis is essential to counter-terrorism. This includes a brief review of the history of invention of various chemical explosives, classification of chemical explosives, and case studies of a number of terrorist attacks involving the use of explosives and bombs. This talk will not cover any information about synthesis of chemical explosives. The extreme hazards in the synthesis and handling of explosives will be stated throughout the talk.
本講座的目的是介紹關於炸藥的基本知識,以及炸藥化驗對反恐調查的幫助。講座內容包括炸藥的發明簡史、炸藥的分類、以及幾個涉及爆炸物的恐襲個案分析。這次演講不會涵蓋關於炸藥合成的任何信息。在整個講座過程中將會不斷說明合成和處理爆炸物的極端危險性。

English / Cantonese Prof. Michael H W LAM

Email: bhmhwlam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7329
Department of Chemistry Prof. Michael H W LAM Introduction to Forensic Science
鑑證科學睇真啲


Forensic science is the application of the natural sciences to matters of law. Forensic science draws upon the principles and methods of all of the traditional sciences, including physics, chemistry, biology and biochemistry, to reconstruct the events that took place at a crime scene and to provide factual information relevant to a legal proceeding. In addition to the application of various scientific principles and techniques, logical thinking and the exercise of common sense are also crucial to the understanding and organisation of all information gathered. This talk introduces students to the basic concepts of forensic science and its various disciplines.

English / Cantonese Prof. Michael H W LAM

Email: bhmhwlam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7329
Department of Chemistry Dr. CHEUNG Siu Gin Marine 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.

Cantonese Dr. CHEUNG Siu Gin

Email: bhsgche@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7749
Department of Physics Prof. K S CHAN Biomedical 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 at City University of Hong Kong will be presented.

English / Cantonese Miss Mandi LAM

Email: mandi.lam@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 Physics Dr. Sunny WANG The Exotic Quantum World
奇異的量子世界


This talk will give a brief introduction of the history of atomic theories which lead scientists to construct quantum mechanics, one of the foundations of modern physics. Applications including quantum communication and quantum computation will also be discussed.

English / Putonghua Miss Mandi Lam

Email: mandi.lam@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4710

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- may also be offered at secondary schools if more than 100 students attend

Offering Unit Speaker Title and Brief Description Language of Talk Contact for Talk Arrangement
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences Prof. Dirk PFEIFFER Linking 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.

English Miss Kathy CHEUNG

Email: cvmls.bvm@cityu.edu.hk

Phone:

Remarks:
- on CityU campus only
- the session will be 1 hour with no. of participants between 20-40
Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences Prof. Dirk PFEIFFER Models 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 talk 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.

English Miss Kathy CHEUNG

Email: cvmls.bvm@cityu.edu.hk

Phone:

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

Offering Unit Speaker Title and Brief Description Language of Talk Contact for Talk Arrangement
School of Creative Media Dr. Olli Tapio LEINO On 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.

English Dr. Olli Tapio LEINO

Email: otleino@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4711
School of Creative Media Prof. Tamas WALICZKY The 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.

English Prof. Tamas WALICZKY

Email: twaliczk@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-5727
School of Creative Media Mr. Dick THUNG Video 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 / Cantonese Mr. Dick THUNG

Email: ktdthung@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-2433

Website:

Offering Unit Speaker Title and Brief Description Language of Talk Contact for Talk Arrangement
School of Energy and Environment Prof. CHAN Chak Keung Air Pollution and Cooking

Particulate matter (PM) will induce health issues and hinder the visibility of the cities. Part of the “contributions” lies on the restaurants. Through the talk, you will understand how and why the cooking process in restaurants will create potentially hazardous PM and adversely affects the environment and human health.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. NING Zhi Air 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Prof. Johnny CHAN Are 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 / Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. SHANG Jin Carbon 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. ZHANG Lin Economic 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. ZHOU Wen El 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.

Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Ian RIDLEY Energy 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Shauhrat CHOPRA Fail-Safe vs. Safe-To-Fail Systems: How to Design Resilient Infrastructure?

Large direct and indirect impacts across national and international boundaries of natural disasters like 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, infrastructure failures, like the 2001 U.S. North-East blackout, epidemics like the H1N1 influenza, terrorist attacks like the 9/11, and social unrests like the Arab Spring are indicative of the vulnerability associated with growing complexity. There is an urgent need to understand resilience of complex systems to move from the fail-safe paradigm to safe-to-fail approached to engineering. This talk will introduce the concept of resilience along with its various definitions; discuss the relationship between resilience and sustainability; and present ways to build resilient systems of the future.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Patrick SIT How 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.

Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Masaru YARIME How 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Carol LIN How 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.

Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Sam H Y HSU Hybrid 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Prof. Peter BRIMBLECOMBE Interfacing 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 our perceptions of air pollution interface with scientific understanding and how this affects the way it can be regulated most effectively.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Alicia AN New 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: the 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 for desalination. It will also discuss the next generation of desalination in three folds: increase water recovery (reduce brine/concentrate), lower energy use, and increase resource (minerals) recovery.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Nicky LAM Ozone 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.

Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Keith NGAN Predicting 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Prof. Michael LEUNG Renewable 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.

Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Walid DAOUD Self-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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Patrick LEE Turning 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.

Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. Denis YU What 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.

English Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426
School of Energy and Environment Dr. LIU Chunhua Wireless 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.

Cantonese Miss Vivian KONG

Email: kong.vivian@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-4426

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School of Law Dr. Jojo MO Cyber 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.

English Ms. Vivian TSOI

Email: pmtsoi@cityu.edu.hk

Phone: 3442-7800

Last update date: 2 Jan 2019