Since Joining CityU

Provision of technical supporting services to the AFFS-GBA Scheme at HuiZhou (as PI)

Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department {NEW}

$ 1,399,980

July 2021 - June 2022

Occurrence and ecological risk of organotins in the marine environment of Hong Kong (as PI)
General Research Fund, RGC {NEW}
$ 666,015

Sep 2021 - Aug 2024

Shells for understanding Lantau sub-tidal ecosystem history: a conservation baseline (as Co-I, led by Moriaki Yasuhara)

Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund {NEW}

$ 448,320  ​

July 2021 - June 2022

The Croucher Foundation's Conference Sponsorship for the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME 2022) (as PI)

The Croucher Foundation Limited {NEW}

$ 100,000  ​

Nov 2021 - April 2022

Enhancing marine biodiversity on the artificial seawall of the Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) with innovative and environmentally friendly eco-engineered fixtures (as PI)

Environment and Conservation Fund {NEW}

$ 1,200,000

Jul 2021 - June 2023 (Tentative)

Revealing benthic habitats and sessile epibenthic biodiversity in Victoria Harbour: A preliminary study (as Co-I, led by Dr. Leo Chan)

Environment and Conservation Fund {NEW}

$ 699,713

Mar 2021 - Sep 2022

Post-construction marine ecological survey at Lung Mei Beach (as PI)

Civil Engineering and Development Department {NEW}

$ 1,300,000

Feb 2021 - Aug 2022 

Field sampling, species identification and data analysis of benthic infaunal communities of Hong Kong marine waters (as Co-I, with Dr. Jianwen Qiu)    

Environmental Protection Department {NEW}

$ 1,200,000

Feb 2021 - Jan 2022

ECF Conference Grant for the 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME 2022) (as PI)

Environment and Conservation Fund {NEW}

$ 500,000 (or 70% of total running cost and whichever would be the less) ​

Feb 2021 - Feb 2022


Microplastics survey in stormwater discharge (as Co-PI, with Dr. Kai Zhang)

Drainage Services Department {NEW}

$ 524,800

Jan 2021 - Dec 2021 

Juvenile fish studies in marine habitats at Port Shelter (as PI)

Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department {NEW}

$ 1,400,000 ​

Jan 2021 - Jun 2022

Assess antibiotic resistome flows from pollution hot-spots to environments and explore the control strategies (as Co-PI, led by Tong Zhang) 

Theme-based Research Scheme, Research Grant Council {NEW}

$ 34,213,000 ​ [allocated ca. $ 2,432,000]

Jan 2021 - Dec 2025

Ecological monitoring on evaluation of the effectiveness of the eco-enhanced seawall design: Preliminary study (as PI)

Mott McDonald Limited (funded by AAHK) 

$ 143,100 

Oct 2020 - Feb 2021

Before Joining CityU

Pilot site trials of sustainable measures at seawalls within Victoria Harbour - Tsuen Wan promenade (as Co-PI, led by Janet Chan)

Development Bureau


Dec 2019 - Feb 2023

Development of options for a fisheries monitoring programme in Hong Kong (as Co-I, led by Paul K. S. Lam)

Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department 


Aug 2019 - Dec 2021

Apelin receptor agonist – a novel oral therapeutic agent to treat Alzheimer’s disease (as Co-I, led by Roy Chun-laam NG)

Human and Medical Research Fund (HMRF)


Jul 2019 - Jun 2021 

SIRMS 2.0: Establishing Asia's premier stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry laboratory in Hong Kong (as Project Coordinator up to July 2020; as Co-PI thereafter)
Collaborative Research Fund (C7050-18EF), Research Grants Council
$3,804,007 (Same amount of matching fund be provided by HKU)
Jun 2019 - May 2022


Second Pilot Trial of Eco-shoreline at the Taishan Receptor Site (as Co-PI, led by Janet Chan)
Civil Engineering and Development Department
Jul 2018 - Apr 2021


Site Trials of Eco-shoreline on Seawalls at Sai Kung, Lung Kwu Tan and Ma Liu Shui (as Co-PI, led by Janet Chan)
Civil Engineering and Development Department
Feb 2018 - Dec 2021

Ecological risk assessment of retinoic acids in urbanized coastal marine ecosystems (as PI with Prof. Jae-Seong Lee, Dr. G.J. Zhou and Dr. Karen Chan)
General Research Fund for 2017/2018, Research Grants Council
Sep 2017 - Mar 2021

Enhanced separation and sludge refinery for wastewater treatment - Solving the nexus of pollution control and resource recovery in mega cities (as Co-PI, led by Prof. X.Y. Li) 

Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) for 2016/17, Research Grants Council (T21-711/16-R)

$32,000,000 [allocated 1,700,000]

Oct 2016 - Sep 2022

Completed Projects


Assessment of water quality of Tai Shui Hang River near WENT landfill (as PI) 

Environmental Protection Department


Jan - Nov 2019 (Competed)

Species identification and data analysis of epibenthic communities in Hong Kong marine waters (as PI)
Environmental Protection Department 
Jul 2018 - Jun 2019 (Completed)


The 9th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology (10-14 June 2019) (as PI)

Environment and Conservation Fund

$403,920 (Environment and Conservation Fund) 

$100,000 (Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong)

Jan - Dec 2019 (Completed)

Tung Chung New Town Extension (East) – Design and Construction (led by AECOM Asia Company Limited) (as Co-PI)
AECOM Asia Company Limited 
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018 (Completed)


Flipping the classroom to revitalize the biostatistics course: Enhancing teaching and learning effectiveness through e-learning (as PI with Drs. Edward Lau, Janet Chan and Mana Yung)
Teaching Development Grants of HKU
Sep 2017 - Aug 2018 (Completed)

Conceptual scheme for full-scale implementation of eco-shoreline at Taishan Receptor Site (as PI with Mr. Vincent Lai, Dr. Edward Lau and Dr. Mana Yung)
Civil Engineering and Development Department
May 2017 - Apr 2018 (Completed)


Assessing the marine biodiversity and ecology of Tolo Harbour and Channel, with particular reference to coastal marine environments of Ting Kok and Shuen Wan Hoi – Phase II (as Deputy PI, led by Prof. Gray A Williams)
Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF Project 2016-79)
Apr 2017 - Sep 2018 (Completed)


Study of biodiversity and ecology of the marine environment adjacent to Castle Peak and Black Point Power Stations (as PI with Vincent Lai)

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Mar 2017 - May 2018 (Completed)


Pilot trial of eco-shoreline at the Taishan Receptor Site (as PI with Vincent Lai)
Civil Engineering and Development Department
Oct 2016 - Feb 2018 (Completed)


Fishing Surveys at (1) Hoi Ha Wan, Tung Ping Chau, Yan Chau Tong Marine Parks and Cape D’Aguilar Marine Reserve, and (2) Shar Chau & Lung Kwu Chau, Brothers, Southwest Lantau and Soko Islands Marine Parks (as Co-I, led by Vincent La)

Agriculture Fisheries and Conservation Department  


Sep 2016 - Aug 2018 (Completed)