Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018
The Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards were introduced in 2011 in order to recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations.
Nominations in each Faculty were considered by an Ad Hoc Faculty KE Award Selection Committee chaired by the Dean, and members included the Faculty representative serving on the KE Working Group, one of the Associate Directors of the Knowledge Exchange Office (KEO), and a member from outside the University.
The selection criteria include evidence of the KE project’s link with excellence in research or in teaching & learning of HKU; evidence of an effective engagement process with the non-academic sector(s); and evidence of demonstrable benefits to the community, business/industry, or partner organisations.
The following colleagues have won the Faculty KE Awards 2018 of their respective Faculties:
Faculty of Architecture:
Dr Weisheng LU, Department of Real Estate and Construction, and team members – Professor Guo Quan HUANG, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering; and Professor Thomas Shiu Tong NG, Department of Civil Engineering
‘RFID-Enabled Building Information Modeling (BIM) Platform for Prefabrication Housing Production in Hong Kong’
Faculty of Business and Economics:
Mr David Lorin BISHOP, Faculty of Business and Economics
‘Enhanced Employment Agency Enforcement: A Step Towards Eliminating One of Hong Kong’s Largest Black-market Industries’
Faculty of Dentistry:
Professor Edward Chin Man LO and team members – Professor Chun Hung CHU and Dr Duangporn DUANGTHIP, Faculty of Dentistry
‘Managing Tooth Decay in Preschool Children through Community Engagement, Prevention and Caries Arrest Treatment with Silver Diamine Fluoride’
Faculty of Education:
Professor Nirmala RAO and team members – Dr Diana Pui-ling LEE, Faculty of Education; Professor John BACON-SHONE, Social Sciences Research Centre; and Dr Patrick IP, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
‘Impacting Early Childhood Policy in East Asia and the Pacific through Contextually-appropriate Assessment of Early Child Development’
Faculty of Engineering:
Professor Tak Wah LAM and team members – Professor David Wai Lok CHEUNG and Dr Ruibang LUO, Department of Computer Science
‘Bioinformatics Algorithms and Next-Generation-Sequencing (NGS) Data Analysis’
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine:
Professor Richard Man Fung YUEN, Department of Medicine, and team members – Dr Kevin Sze Hang LIU, Dr Walter Wai Kay SETO, Dr Danny Ka Ho WONG, Dr Siu Yin WONG, Dr Michael Ka Shing CHEUNG, Mr John YUEN, Mr Chi Hang WU and Mr Charles Tze Kin CHENG, Department of Medicine; Professor Joseph Tsz Kei WU and Dr Eric Ho Yin LAU, School of Public Health
‘A Population Based Study on the Seroprevalence of Viral Hepatitis in Hong Kong’
Faculty of Social Sciences:
Professor Ngai PUN, Department of Sociology
‘Changing the Practices of iSlave Producers and the Working Condition of Student-labourers in Apple Supplier Factories in China’
My heartiest congratulations to all the colleagues concerned on their achievements in KE.
Professor Andy Hor
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Director, Knowledge Exchange Office