Built Environment & Energy Laboratory
Let the dream set sail

Grants

​Principal Investigator (total ~HK$11,310,000 or ~US$1,459,000):

2021

13. Developing an improved Lagrangian model for predicting the dispersion, deposition, and ultraviolet disinfection of bioaerosols in aircraft cabinsThe Boeing Company, Research and Development Project, No.2021-GT-326US$140,000 (~HK$1,089,000)10/2021 to 09/2022.

12. Enhancing the performance of electrospun nanofiber filters by structure optimization and their application in buildings for effective indoor PM2.5 control. Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, General Research Fund (GRF), No. 14204520, HKD873,99501/2021 to 12/2023.


2020

11. Effectiveness of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection of exhaled bioaerosols in aircraft cabins. The Boeing Company, Research and Development Project, No. 2020-GT-193, US$180,000 (~HK$1,395,000)10/2020 to 09/2021.

10. Airborne particle sizer. The Chinese University of Hong KongAcademic Equipment Grant (AEG), No. 3036066, HKD1,218,57007/2020 to 02/2021.

9. Fundamental study of airflow distribution in flexible ventilation ducts - RMG01. University Grants Council (UGC) of Hong Kong, Research Matching Grant Scheme (RMGS), No. 8601257, HKD405,28806/2020 to 07/2022.

8. Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins - Phase II - RMG01. University Grants Council (UGC) of Hong Kong, Research Matching Grant Scheme (RMGS), No. 8601256, HKD312,16006/2020 to 07/2022.


2019

7. Assessment of the total pressure loss in flexible ducts in the environmental control system of commercial airplanes. The Boeing Company, Research and Development Project, No. 2019-GT-120, USD130,000 (~HKD1,014,000)07/2019 to 06/2020.

6. Investigation of the air resistance of nanofiber window screens for reducing indoor exposure to PM2.5 of outdoor origin. Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Early Career Scheme (ECS), No. 24208518, HKD750,00001/2019 to 12/2021.


2018

5. Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins - Phase II. The Boeing Company, Research and Development Project, No. 2018-GT-131, USD300,000 (~HKD2,351,000)10/2018 to 12/2019.

4. Development of a novel cooling tower with free daytime radiative cooling for reducing energy consumption in buildings. Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering (SHIAE), RNE-p1-18, HKD756,00007/2018 to 06/2020.

3. A method for estimating indoor PM2.5 of both outdoor and indoor origin based on monitoring data. National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Young Scientist Program, No. 51708474, RMB250,000 (~HKD293,000)01/2018 to 12/2020.


2017

2. Developing a new nozzle for reducing particle deposition in aircraft cabins. The Boeing Company, Research and Development Project, No. 2017-GT-105, USD90,000 (~HKD702,000)10/2017 to 09/2018.


2016

1. Modeling residential infiltration of outdoor PM2.5 with combined physical and statistical models. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Direct Grant, No. 4055068, HKD150,00011/2016 to 10/2018.




Co-Investigator:

2021

3. Characterizing airborne pathogen transmission in the built environment by computer simulations: prevention and controlThe Chinese University of Hong Kong, Direct Grant, HKD32,000 (Chen's share: N.A.)06/2021 to 06/2022. (PI: Prof. Kin Fai Ho)


2020

2. Hong Kong Centre for Logistics Robotics. Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of Hong Kong, InnoHK ClustersHKD300,500,000 (Chen's share: N.A.)01/2020 to 12/2024. (PI: Prof. Yunhui Liu)


2017

1. Project-based teaching and learning with hands-on experience on nanotechnology for innovation and design. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG)HKD100,000 (Chen's share: N.A.)11/2017 to 06/2019. (PI: Prof. Li Zhang)



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