I was a team leader in the Low–carbon Ambassadors Programme 2018-19 under the HKBU Sustainability department.
Lo Yan, Crystal, graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Green Energy Science from HKBU. She joined a Summer Internship at the Hong Kong Jockey Club and belonged to the Energy and Building Control Team, which helped to support the planning of Energy Management Plan 2017-19 and Ventilation Optimization. Besides, she was a team leader in the Low–carbon Ambassadors Programme 2018-19 under the HKBU Sustainability department. She is currently working as a Management Trainee at an NYSE-listed American IT firm and won the Hong Kong Cyberport Greater Bay Area Young Entrepreneurship Programme Competition in 2019.
I am a student with environmental science background.
I am a student with environmental science background. Although it was difficult for me to learn the specialized green energy courses at the beginning, I was able to quickly catch up with help from the professors and tutors. In semester 2 of 2017, I had the opportunity to learn Energy Management from my BSc course in Green Energy Science. In that summer, I also joined the internship program of Shun Hing Engineering Contracting Co Ltd. It was the great chance for me to practice the knowledge of energy analysis and management techniques.
To me, physics is not only something I enjoy and I excel at, but it also enables me to serve the community.
In my high school, when my physics teacher solved the Maxwell Equations step by step and showed the existence of electromagnetic wave as Maxwell did more than two hundred years ago, I was shocked. This was how my enthusiasm for physics was first developed. Eventually, I joint the Physics Department of the Hong Kong Baptist University.
To me, physics is not only something I enjoy and I excel at, but it also enables me to serve the community. Physics is where technology breakthroughs and social evolutions originated. In particular, nowadays energy is a worldwide issue. Limited resources and high energy consumption make it more and more important to develop more efficient and sustainable energy source. By studying physics, I sincerely hope to contribute my part to the world.
Physics department encourages me to gain overseas experiences, but also helps me lay a basic foundation of energy management and science study.
Miss Wong Hoi-yan obtained her BSc in Green Energy Science at HKBU in 2017. She was an exchange student in Austria and attended the 2016 World Energy Engineer Congress in Washington DC. “Physics department encourages me to gain overseas experiences, but also helps me lay a basic foundation of energy management and science study.” She has abundant working experience in the field of renewable energy and environmental management.
She is currently working as an environmental protection inspector in the Environmental Protection Department, and is responsible for conducting and overseeing compliance inspections under various environmental legislative requirements. Previously, she was an officer and team leader at a public trade company which offers broadband network service. There, she was in charge of energy and environmental audits, and consultancies, educational and environmental programmes coordination.
All in all, I enjoy U-life and is grateful to the Department of Physics for setting up my career goal in green jobs.
Lau Ying Suet (Vicky) is a Green Energy Science major in the Department of Physics. In 2015, she joined the summer research supervised by Prof. Jeffrey Cheung and carried out the research project called “Diagnosis of a bus engine performance with an iPhone”. In the same year, she was invited to attend the 38th World Energy Engineering Congress 2015 (WEEC 2015) in Orlando, Florida. It was a great opportunity for her to learn the latest development in green energy technologies and management. In the summer 2016, she was employed as a summer trainee for Energy & Building Control Team in the Property Department of The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Vicky is also active in extra-curricular activities. She holds a post of General Secretary of HKBU Physics Society. She is opted for Energy Management direction.
For me, I opted for Energy Management direction.
My name is Li Zeguang (Ted) and I have recently graduated from HKBU. As a student who enrolled in Green Energy Science program, I would like to share some of my experience and opinions about this new program with potential students.
First, this program provides a wide range of major or elective courses to the students, from theoretical physics to lab researches. If you don’t want to study too much physics, no problems– there are two other streams that you can choose from. For me, I opted for Energy Management direction.
Besides, the most significant advantage of our program is the small-size classes. Every students can actively participate in the lecture through discussion. The teachers are all very enthusiastic and willing to response to any questions. I have to say that learning experience was truly extraordinary and I did benefit a lot from it.
Furthermore, plenty of opportunities that can expand students’ global outlook are offered by the department. For example, I went to the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in 2014 as a student ambassador. It was that trip that enabled me to set up my career goal– to become an outstanding energy manager.
It was my pleasure to study at HKBU and belong to the Department of Physics.
I was one of the first BSc graduates in Green Energy Science in 2016. It was my pleasure to study at HKBU and belong to the Department of Physics. Our department provided lots of opportunities and supports to me. In 2015, I was given the opportunity to conduct summer research, which strengthened my academic knowledge as well as my exposure to research. I was also invited to join the international event World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in October of the same year. I gained rare experience from WEEC and people from there inspired me greatly in energy topics. In 2016, I received the Hong Kong & Kowloon Electrical Appliances Merchants Association Limited Scholarship, which was a great encouragement to further my study. Therefore, I plan to pursue MPhil in HKUST and research in nanotechnology after graduation.
In the summer of 2014, I joined HKBU’s Organic Electronics Research Group to start my first research project, Organic Solar Cells.
Chiu Ka Lok received his BSc in Physics in 2016. During his undergraduate studies in HKBU, he showed excellent performance in physics courses. He is passionate about scientific research. In the summer of 2014, he joined HKBU’s Organic Electronics Research Group to start his first research project, Organic Solar Cells. After graduation, he worked as research and project assistant in HKBU for one year, studying Organic Solar Cells and Organic Thermoelectric devices. He is now a Physics MSc student in the University of Bonn, a historic University located in the Bonn city of Germany.
I am passionate about green energy science and aspire to utilize my knowledge into the green energy industry in the future.
Ma Lik Kuen, Martin, received his BSc with 1st Class Honors in Green Energy Science in 2016. He is passionate about green energy science and aspire to utilize his knowledge into the green energy industry in the future. During the study in HKBU, he was active in academic area and university’s promotional activities. In 2014, he was invited to participate in World energy engineering congress (WEEC) 2014, Washington DC, USA. At the same year, he joined Young Scientist Challenge Cup 2014-15 and also joined the HKBU Student Ambassador program to responsible for the promotional activities of HKBU. In 2015, he joined HKBU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2015. He worked with Prof. S.K. So’s research team and started his very first research project – organic solar cell. After graduation, he is planning to pursue PhD in HKUST and study organic solar cell continuously.
I plan to continue as a PhD student at Michigan.
Michael Huang Zhengyu received his BSc (1st Class Hons) in physics in 2015 and is currently pursuing his MEng at the University of Michigan specializing in optics and photonics when he scored straight A in all his courses. At the same time, he is doing research in Prof. Ted Norris's lab when he used pump-probe spectroscopy to study ultrafast electron dynamics in graphene and other interesting materials. He co-authored two manuscripts, one submitted for publication and the other in the final round of revision. He plans to continue as a PhD student at Michigan.
I hold great interest of understanding the underlying physical principles and their applications in the real world.
Dong Qi obtained his Bachelor degree in Physics in HKBU in 2014. He holds great interest of understanding the underlying physical principles and their applications in the real world. During the study in HKBU, he was very active in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. His final year project was entitled organic solar cells and he studied the effects of solvent additives on device performance through investigations on the transport properties of organic semiconductors. After graduating from HKBU, he received a M.Phil degree in Physics from HKU, with research interest in perovskite solar cells.
I learned not only the academic knowledge but how to be an outgoing science student.
During my undergraduate studies in HKBU, I learned not only the academic knowledge but how to be an outgoing science student. I would like to express my thanks to Dr. Alex W.K. Mok, who let me work with him in high energy physics as working in theoretical physics was my dream when I was a high school student.
I joined Prof S.K. So’s group to continue my master degree which specialized at organic electronics. I sincerely thank Prof. So because he provides a friendly working environment in which I can express my point of views freely. I also got an opportunity to work on perovskite solar cell, a potential material that could solve the energy problem and I believe the experience I got here is undoubtedly useful for my future studies and career path.
Recently, I was admitted by the University of Oxford to pursue PhD degree. Without the guidance from the professors in the Physics department, studying in Oxford would still remain as a dream to me. I felt warm that I have close relationship with the professors, teaching staffs, administrative staffs and lab partners in HKBU. I will never forget the precious time I had in the physics department for past 7 years.
As the lyrics of Under the Lion Rock (獅子山下) goes, I hope that, along the journey of science, 「我哋大家用艱辛努力寫下那不朽香江名句」.
My name is Weihan Li. I’m currently a postdoctoral fellow in Robert H. Singer’s lab at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I still remember the first day when I arrived at HKBU physics department, the faculty members invited all the first-year students from mainland China, including me, for a welcome lunch. From then on, the physics department has been an academic home to me. In addition to learning in classes, I have had valuable research experience in Professor Lei-han Tang’s lab for over 3 years and in Professor Mogens H. Jensen’s lab at Niels Bohr Institute for a summer. The training from HKBU ignited my curiosity and led me to journey in science. After graduating from HKBU, I pursued a PhD in Peter Walter’s lab at University of California San Francisco, where I reinvented myself and became a biochemist and cell biologist. My PhD work resulted in two first-author publications on eLife and a number of oral presentations at major conferences, including Cold Spring Harbor meeting, Gordon Research Conference, annual meeting of American Society of Cell Biology, and annual meeting of American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. As a postdoctoral fellow, I am using single-molecule imaging method to study the life of RNA molecules. My journey in science started from HKBU physics department, which will always hold a special place in my heart.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to all my professors and my lab partners for their guidance and supports in these years.
Today is special because it is my last day in HKBU. I just finished my PhD oral defense, and I’m going to England to work for 3 years in a Research Institute in organic thin film transistors.
I came to HKBU more than 7 years ago as a Freshman in Applied Physics. I wanted to be an engineer, and was not sure about my future. Then in the 1st summer I was offered a summer intern and worked for Prof. S.K. So on solar cells. I enjoyed it very much and I realized all good engineers need to have good science training. After my BSc degree, I decided to stay on and pursued a PhD degree on plastic solar cells. It was a great learning experience. I got opportunities of traveling to Europe, the US, and China to present my research findings as well as meeting potential employers.
Finally, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all my professors and my lab partners for their guidance and supports in these years.
I am an assistant professor in Beijing Computational Science Research Center and a recipient of the Young 1000-talent plan (2014).
Haiguang Liu joined physics department in HKBU in 2000, with the fellowship from Hong Kong Jockey Club. He studied physics with a concentration of computer science, and participated computational physics research in Prof. Lei-Han Tang’s group. In 2009, Haiguang was awarded Ph.D. degree in Department of Applied Science, University of California, Davis. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Arizona State University. He developed open source software package, SASTBX, for small angle X-ray data analysis, and de novo approach for structure determination using X-ray free electron lasers. He has 17 research papers published in peer reviewed journals.
Haiguang is assistant professor in Beijing Computational Science Research Center and a recipient of the Young 1000-talent plan (2014).
She published in Nature Neuroscience, Nano Letters and was cited by Nature etc.
Dr Jiayi Zhang studied applied physics in HKBU. She received her Ph.D. degree in physics from Brown University in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Brown-Coxe postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. She joined the Institute of Brain Science as a Principle Investigator in Fudan University at 2012. She published in Nature Neuroscience, Nano Letters and was cited by Nature etc. Her work is supported by Young 1000 Plan, Distinguished Young Researcher grant at NSFC, 863 project at MOST and several other local grants from Shanghai.
As a former member of the BU physics society, I want to say again “go BU physics!”
My name is Tony Hui. I’m an assistant professor at the T. H. Chan School of Public Health of Harvard University. My scientific journey started right here at the Department of Physics of HKBU, where I got my Bachelor of Science and Master of Philosophy. The rigorous physics training I received prepared me well to venture into different fields of scientific research. My lab’s current research focus is to understand important diseases such as obesity by taking the unique approach of quantifying metabolic fluxes, which is only possible with a good understanding of physics modeling principles. In addition to the course work, I also benefited tremendously from the research experiences in the department. They instilled on me a persevering spirit of pursuing scientific knowledge. It has led me through many challenges in my scientific journey till this day. I am also grateful to the physics department for a very nurturing environment. No matter where I am, the fond memories of people in the department always bring a warm feeling to me. As a former member of the BU physics society, I want to say again “go BU physics!”.
Tommy Chan is Vice President of Operations/ New Product Introduction Engineering in NeoPhotonics-China.
Tommy Chan is Vice President of Operations/ New Product Introduction Engineering in NeoPhotonics-China. He joined NeoPhotonics-China (2,000+ employees) in Jul 2008. His role is to work with operational and commercial staff to develop and execute the strategic operational plan to enable company growth and profitability.
New frontiers of physics research have been carried out, and I am very proud of the progresses.
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In the fall of 1975, I started my undergraduate study in physics at the then Hong Kong Baptist College. Looking back, this is also the start of my journey in exploring the world of physics. Ever since then, I have been involved in academic research in physics. I have also been keeping my visits to the Department whenever I have the chance. It is exciting to see that both the University and the Department have changed and strengthened over these years. New frontiers of physics research have been carried out, and I am very proud of the progresses.
I began to learn the very fundamentals of physics both theoretical and applied in this small department in those days. I was also given the opportunity to help in the physics laboratory as a student helper in my senior year. The experience has strengthened my interest and ability in physics research. I still remember very clearly the first time that I actually helped in measuring the light pattern of a lamp. Today, I considered much of my research work still related to light and measurement! The solid teaching of engineering mathematics and the theories of physics has always become handy today during my daily work. I think learning with clear understanding of the subject is very important not only in science but also in almost every profession. The many hours that I spent in the library to study together with my dear classmates will always be a joyful memory!