Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringRESEARCH & fACILITIES
Energy/Thermal Fluid and Environment Engineering
Research in energy, thermal/fluids and environmental engineering includes fuel cells and batteries, advanced renewable energy storage systems, thermoelectric materials and devices, nanoscale heat and mass transfer, transport in multicomponent and multiphase systems, innovative electronics cooling systems, energy efficient buildings, contaminant transport in indoor environments and control.



Faculty
Prof Christopher Y H CHAO
Prof Francesco CIUCCI
Prof Baoling HUANG
Prof Yi Kuen LEE
Prof Zhigang LI
Prof Huihe QIU
Prof Qingping SUN
Prof Shuhuai YAO
Prof Wenjing YE
Prof Matthew M F YUEN
Prof Tianshou ZHAO
Representative Research Projects
  • Characterization of Resuspension of Expiratory Aerosols and Their Associated Infection Risk
  • Dual-Scaled Hybrid Nanowicks for Enhanced Fluid Transport and Heat Transfer in Heat Pipes
  • Dynamics and Coalescence of Thermal Microbubbles in Heterogeneous Mini/Microchannels
  • Mass Transport in the Nano-Structured Electrode of Polymer Electrolyte-Based Fuel Cells
  • Pump-Free Micro/Nanofluidic Systems for Chip-Level Cooling


Significant Impacts Areas
Environmental concerns and sustainable development call for a new generation of energy-conversion technologies to replace the existing fossil-fuel, combustion-based energy systems. The faculty members in the area of Energy, Thermal/Fluids and Environmental Engineering focus their research on developing and understanding cutting-edge energy technologies. The outcomes of these research projects will put Hong KongĀ  at the forefront of sustainable energy production with the capability of producing a next-generation sustainable energy-conversion technology with excellent working efficiency but low greenhouse gas emissions.