PROJECTS - PHASE 1
Blockcerts for ARO and DSTO
Project lead: Samuel KWAN & James PRINCE
Blockchain will be applied to student transcripts, underpinning the development of tools for students to create CVs
Facial Recognition for Library Services
Project leaders: Samuel KWAN, KT LAM, & Edward SPODICK
Facial recognition software to be implemented for Library access and book checkout
Smart Mini-grid of 100% Renewable Energy
Project leaders: Tianshou ZHAO
Demonstrate a 100% renewable energy power system on campus with a mini-grid composed of solar panels and an innovative e-fuel energy storage system.
Smart Mobility: Indoor Navigation and Bus Queue Analytics
Project leaders: Gary CHAN
Employ WiFi sensing and machine learning analytics technology to understand the current waiting time and level of people at our bus stops and create Path Advisor 2.0 to discover one's current location in real time on campus.
Project leaders: Kellee TSAI, King CHOW, & Anna KWONG
A broad “arts belt” comprising static and multimedia installations that extend throughout the campus to enhance productivity and promote wellbeing
Upgrading the Pond Water Treatment System
Project leaders: Yiu Wing HA, Allan LEUNG, & Vincent WANG
Revitalization of the Chinese garden (pond) with modern filtration systems to achieve a healthy pond ecosystem
Projects - Phase 2
Aquaponics in HKUST
Project leaders: LING Li, Miranda MAN
The aquaponic farm developed by many undergraduates and faculty members serves as an educational, living laboratory as well as a green business platform. The farm specifically yields fishes and vegetables with least consumption of resources.
Solar Cell-Driven and WiFi-functioned Clocks
Project leaders: He YAN
Organic solar cell-powered and Wi-Fi functioned clocks, unlike the analogue clocks we use today, are much accurate and efficient in terms of maintenance. With organic photovoltaic materials, clocks will be self-powered without any battery source.
Smart Campus Air Network (SCAN) for Community Environmental Awareness
Project leaders: Zhi NING, Jimmy FUNG, Alex LAU
With cutting-edge technology of Air Quality Health Index sensors as well as Indoor Air Quality sensors, campus community will gain an accurate information on the indoor air quality, thereby improving environmental awareness and gaining educational materials.
Internet of Tree Things
Project leaders: WANG Yu-Hsing
Among the various kinds of wildlife, trees are an indispensable part for the sustainable development of the HKUST campus. Unfortunately, trees can be attacked by various kinds of diseases and in particular are vulnerable to natural disasters. Internet of Tree Things will provide for an efficient system to maintain and monitor trees.
Digital Twin for HKUST Campus
Project leaders: Jack CP CHENG, Edward KL CHAN
Digital twins give us a glimpse into what is happening, and what can happen, with physical assets now and far into the future. Digital twin technology can be used to design, test, and build intelligent systems for everything in the physical world; monitor and maintain day-to-day operations; and build immersive location experiences.
GGT Smart Campus
Project leaders: Derry FONG, Alan HUI
As the campus becomes smarter and new technologies flourish, so should the student halls. Making use of IoT sensors and data platforms to improve convenience for both residents and management.
Projects - Phase 3
Self-cleaning Multipurpose Nano-coatings
Project leaders: Jinglei YANG
Maintaining clean buildings' appearance through in-house developed self-cleaning multipurpose nanocoating that is innovative and saves labor.
Autonomous Greywater Treatment
Project leaders: Frank LEUNG, Desmond TSOI, Xijun HU
This project aims to develop a practical unit for water reclamation from the greywater effluents of the HKUST campus facilities, effectively removing the pollutants and disinfecting the reclaimed effluent in the greywater.
Urban Spring Smart Dispenser Meter
Project leaders: Janice WONG, Katherine LAM, Meike SAUERWEIN, Hung LAU, Chi Sing WONG
Integration of Urban Spring Smart Meters to existing water dispensers across HKUST campus to enable more efficient drinking water facility management and demystify water quality to community