RGC Funded Projects

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1. Funded projects under Institutional Development Scheme (IDS)

Year Title
2019/20 University Research Facilities for Basic and Applied Coastal Wetland Research in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
2018/19 Establishment of a Public and Social Policy Research Centre
2017/18 Expertise and Infrastructure Development for Advancing Research Capacity in Selected Strategic Areas
2016/17 Third phase of institutional research capacity development: Strategic research development in three focused areas
2015/16 Second phase of institutional research capacity development — Establishment of three research institutes
2014/15 First phase of institutional research capacity development

2. Funded projects under Faculty Development Scheme (FDS)

Year Unit Principal Investigator Title Grant
2021/22 A&SS Dr Venus CHAN Wing Man XR MALL: Developing learners’ interpreting and public speaking skills via an extended reality app 794,099
2021/22 A&SS Dr Vincent CHENG Shing The boomerang effect in anti-drug advertisements in Hong Kong 502,075
2021/22 A&SS Dr Amy CHEUNG Ho Nam Depression in high ability adolescents: A cross-cultural study 1,149,824
2021/22 A&SS Dr Terence SHUM Chun Tat The waste trade and the informal street economy: Negotiating identity, value, and social integration among Pakistani migrants in Hong Kong 719,874
2021/22 B&A Dr Kelly CHEN Xing The wisdom to choose: Family CEO’s birth order across institutional contexts 250,800
2021/22 B&A Dr Samuel CHOI Ping Man Learning Analytics Intervention System for Python Programming Courses 1,290,920
2021/22 B&A Dr WOO Ka Shing Examining the impact of moving mediation (Tai Chi) on relieving emotional exhaustion and physical fatigue for emotional labour in shift work 782,284
2021/22 E&L Dr Edsoulla CHUNG Hiu Yui Towards a reflective approach to developing academic vocabulary: An intervention case study in the higher education context 768,300
2021/22 E&L Dr Christy QIU Xuyan Learner engagement in listening-and-speaking tasks in the face-to-face and the synchronous computer-mediated communication conditions 655,953
2021/22 E&L Dr Jessie WONG Ming Sin Developing a National Identity in Young Children: Values and Practices of Kindergartens, Local Chinese and Non-Chinese Families of Different Backgrounds in Hong Kong 647,550
2021/22 S&T Dr CHEN Jianlin Heterogeneous reaction kinetics of resazurin bio-reduction on paper-based microfluidics for bacteria detection and toxicity measurement 1,581,875
2021/22 S&T Dr Patrick CHEN Xi Interactions between urban microclimates and high-rise commercial buildings integrated with photovoltaic envelopes to optimize energy and indoor environmental performances 1,513,450
2021/22 S&T Dr FU Yaru An Investigation of Reliability-Aware Wireless Edge Caching Networks (WECNs) with Bundle Recommendation 810,850
2021/22 S&T Dr Kevin HUNG King Fai Modelling of Pupillary Muscles’ Range Nonlinearity Effects on Pupil-based Evaluation of Autonomic Nervous System 761,400
2021/22 S&T Dr Keith LEE Lap Kei Multimodal Deep Learning for Rumor Detection on Social Media 1,248,950
2021/22 S&T Prof. Fred LEE Wang Fat Community Structure and Metaproteomics of Microorganism Assemblages Collected from Pneumatohpores of Avicennia marina in Mangrove Ecosystem 1,321,400
2021/22 S&T Dr Wyman WANG Weiming Accurate 6D Object Pose Estimation for Automatic Robotic Manipulation in Complex Industrial Environments 860,300
2020/21 A&SS Dr Grand CHENG Hak Land Transitions across productive engagement patterns in late adulthood: Antecedents and consequences $954,370
2020/21 A&SS Dr Christine LO Man Chi Tian Han, the Le Midi Movement, and the Cultural Salon in 1920s Shanghai: Bohemianism and Transcultural Modernity $445,150
2020/21 B&A Mr Jacky CHEUNG Pat Yan Audit Fee and Political Connections: The Moderating Effects of Local Institutional Environment and Gender Diversity $824,944
2020/21 B&A Dr Dawn CHOW Yi Lin Sail away from the safe harbour? Examining the socio-psychological factors influencing Hongkongers to stay in Hong Kong and/or the Greater Bay Area, or to relocate elsewhere for work $826,605
2020/21 B&A Dr Ray HUI Tak Yin A Relational-cognitive Perspective on E-coaching: A Multi-level Moderated Mediation Model of Self-efficacy and Leader-member Exchange $620,243
2020/21 B&A Dr LEUNG Tak Yan Demystifying Audit Pricing: Is There Auditor’s Optimistic Bias? $847,406
2020/21 B&A Dr Gary NG Ting Tat Linking moral dilemmas and social dilemmas: Examining moral principles that drive cooperation $986,057
2020/21 N&HS Professor Linda LEE Yin King “Dirty work”: A photovoice study of residential aged care in Hong Kong $803,490
2020/21 S&T Dr Sidney CHAN Man Ngai Chitosan-flocculated microalgal biomass as a supplement of food waste fish feed and its enhancement effects to growth and immunity of Scortum barcoo $871,800
2020/21 S&T Dr Crystal HAN Jie Improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management through Scientific IAQ monitoring and App Survey with an indication of energy demand reduction $1,386,950
2020/21 S&T Professor Fred LEE Wang Fat Mechanism Underlying Algicidal Activity of P4, a Novel Bacterium Isolated from an Algal Bloom in Hong Kong, against Icthtyotoxic Dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi $894,800
2020/21 S&T Professor Andrew LUI Kwok Fai Modelling the social aspects of interactive objects for pedestrian trajectory prediction in urban areas $832,700
2020/21 S&T Dr MAK Shu Lun The development of polylactide green composites with coffee grounds and tea leaf powder waste $1,303,000
2020/21 S&T Dr Christie NG Ching Man Investigation of metal oxide-based nanofiber as cost-effective catalyst for biodiesel synthesis $874,675
2020/21 S&T Dr Ernest TSANG Kin Wai An investigation of daylight-linked lighting control system in urban area by simulation approach and development of weather database for daylighting assessment $1,314,119
2020/21 S&T Dr Emily WONG Sze Wan New Development of Rapid and Easy Authentication Method of Single Drug Concentrated Chinese Medicine Granules using Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) coupled with Chemometrics $1,015,550
2019/20 A&SS Dr Thomas CHAN Kwok Ho The Motives of Intergenerational Transfers in China $511,850
2019/20 A&SS Mr Michael CHEUK Ka Chi Escaping Prestige: The Transmedia Aesthetics of Gao Xingjian’s Post-Nobel Works $638,350
2019/20 A&SS Dr HO Amic Garfield Guiding Emotion: Constructing New Approach for Design Studies $596,663
2019/20 A&SS Dr Terence SHUM Chun Tat Food and music: negotiating diasporic culture, identity and integration among South Asians in Hong Kong $690,698
2019/20 A&SS Dr Gary TSANG Chi Chung Study of Ci Annotation in Republican China (1911-1949) $310,020
2019/20 B&A Dr Maggie CHU Ying Ying On encouraging green living – When does a positive role model backfire $331,737
2019/20 B&A Dr Agol HO Wai Ming The influence of environmental concern on green bond yield $578,550
2019/20 B&A Dr Emmy VAN ESCH The Effects of Expatriate Empowering Leadership on Host Country National Knowledge Sharing: A Self-Expansion Perspective $578,550
2019/20 B&A Dr Matthew YEUNG Chi Hei The Effects of Improved Trade Facilitation and Physical Connectivity of OBOR’s Six Economic Corridors on Trade and the Spillovers Effects from the Economic Corridors $736,675
2019/20 E&L Dr Emily GE Haoyan The impact of bilingual exposure on the language development of Cantonese-speaking children with Autism Spectrum Disorder $659,438
2019/20 E&L Dr Cindy LAM Man Fong Perception and Production of the Putonghua Tone of Non-Chinese Speaking South Asian Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong $575,100
2019/20 S&T Dr Panda CHAN Ping Lung Microbiological and Metagenomic Analysis of the Microbiome and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Manure from Organic Farms (Phase 1) $1,206,991
2019/20 S&T Dr Crystal HAN Jie Study on Microplastics Pollution and Its Interactions with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Mangrove Wetlands $999,450
2019/20 S&T Professor Andrew LUI Kwok Fai On effective utilization of small training sample for computer short answer grading based on semi-supervised clustering algorithms $894,800
2019/20 S&T Dr MAK Shu Lun The modelling and development of Twin-screw type extrusion system for making recycled filament materials in additive manufacturing $875,250
2019/20 S&T Professor Philips WANG Fu Lee Online Topic Modeling with Applications to Fine-grained Sentiment Analysis $1,605,450
2018/19 A&SS Dr Vicky HO Wing Ki Creativity in Popular Music: A Study of Music-making Practices in the Busking Scene and the YouTube Scene $524,960
2018/19 A&SS Dr LAM Wai Man Traditionalism, Regime Support and Democratic Legitimacy in Hong Kong $968,400
2018/19 B&A Mr Kevin CHU Wing Ki Investigating Impacts of Problem Ownership and Ascription of Responsibility on Sustainable Consumption Behaviour $429,048
2018/19 B&A Dr Louisa LEE Yee Sum Are City Tourism Destinations Prepared for the Touristification of their Intangible Cultural Heritage? $540,600
2018/19 B&A Mr Christophor TSUI Sai Kit An Empirical Study on Relationship between IPO Prospectus Readability and IPO Underpricing $461,250
2018/19 E&L Dr Jessie WONG Ming Sin The Development of Kindergarten Practitioners’ Professional Identity under the Free Kindergarten Education Policy in Hong Kong $784,745
2018/19 S&T Dr Fred LEE Wang Fat Molecular Responses of Fish Gills Experimentally Exposed to Ichthyotoxic Dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi $699,523
2018/19 S&T Dr Douglas NG Kei Shing Radial Basis Functions Method for Medical Imaging Problems $1,165,000
2018/19 S&T Dr Eric SZE Tung Po Investigating the Potential of Using Probiotic Bacteria in Making Traditional Chinese Foods with Health-Promoting Effects and Reduced Carcinogenicity $782,100
2018/19 S&T Dr Steven XU Jingliang Seasonal Succession of Microalgae and their Relationship with Environmental Factors in the Sources of Hong Kong Drinking Water $882,150
2017/18 A&SS Dr HUNG Chi Kum Study of Daren (1970–1973) and Dacheng (1973–1995) and a Discourse on Post-War Hong Kong Culture $446,300
2017/18 A&SS Dr Rebecca LEUNG Mo Ling Shaping and Being Shaped by Multiple Cultural Fields: An Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Eileen Chang in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan $496,900
2017/18 A&SS Dr WONG Chi Hung A Study of Edo Annotated Editions of Du Fu’s Eight-line Regulated Verse $443,577
2017/18 A&SS Dr YU Xuying Fevers of National Learning in 20th Century China : Post-enlightenment Phenomena $200,200
2017/18 B&A Dr Samuel CHOI Ping Man Quantifying the Impact of Limit Order Book Transparency on Trading Profitability $473,900
2016/17 B&A Dr Maggie CHU Ying Ying Halting wasteful consumption: The differential impact of guilt and shame $460,668
2016/17 B&A Dr Franklin LAM Sze Sing The relationship between corporate philanthropy and corporate financial performance in Hong Kong-listed companies $598,675
2016/17 E&L Dr Vanliza CHOW Mei Yung A study of the language specificness of two nursing specialties $363,500
2016/17 S&T Professor HO Kin Chung Design and development of a big data system for predicting harmful algal blooms $698,725
2015/16 A&SS Dr Eden LI Sum Hung Political discourses in Hong Kong: A systemic functional perspective $690,719
2015/16 A&SS Professor TAM Kwok Kan Revisioning Ibsen: The aesthetics and politics of staging the self in China and Hong Kong $452,216
2015/16 A&SS Dr Anna TSO Wing Bo An investigation of Hong Kong students’ perceptions and experiences of English academic writing: A case study at The Open University of Hong Kong $523,825
2015/16 B&A Dr Toro CHEN Tao Round number biases, buy-sell imbalances and transaction time: The international evidence $460,575
2015/16 B&A Ms Pauline HUNG Hie Yiin CEO compensation and dividend policy in family firms* $439,493
2015/16 B&A Dr Rebecca LAU Suk Yin Why don’t they return the favor? A study of antecedents to team-member exchange and its impact on work-life balance $479,550
2015/16 B&A Dr Eddie LAW Kuok Kei Situated knowledge in power relations: Its legitimization, sharing and appropriation $416,173
2015/16 E&L Dr Polly LAO Kam Ling Teacher knowledge of early childhood teachers in Hong Kong, with a focus on Mathematics in early childhood education $695,405
2015/16 S&T Dr Kevin HUNG King Fai Development of an Exergaming System with Haptic Feedback for the Investigation of Energy Expenditure and Muscle Activities during Sports Training $663,519
2014/15 A&SS Mr Edmund CHENG Wai The dynamics of activism in Hong Kong 2006–2015: An interactive approach $451,545
2014/15 A&SS Professor CHIU Yu Lok Modern South-coming intellectual’s impression of Hong Kong and their nationalist awareness $286,626
2014/15 A&SS Dr Winnie CHOR Oi Wan Epistemic modulation and speaker attitude in Cantonese: A discourse-pragmatic perspective $666,421
2014/15 B&A Dr WOO Ka Shing Deciphering the myth of Chinese emotional display: The impact of Chinese cultural values and norms on emotional labour strategies and customer service evaluation $572,700
2014/15 E&L Dr CHAN Chi Wai A study on strategic leadership in Hong Kong kindergartens $688,713
2014/15 E&L Dr Robin YANG Ruo Wei Analysis of repair practice and its relationship with L2 Chinese learning in online tutorial $522,300
2014/15 N&HS Dr Sandy CHOI Pin Pin A phenomenological study of the attributes of the practice environment in Hong Kong residential care homes for the elderly $591,100
2014/15 S&T Dr Eric SZE Tung Po Development of rapid testing methods for the authentication of Chinese Materia Medica (CMM) by mass spectrometry $707,250
2014/15 S&T Dr Angus WONG Kin Yeung Enabling adaptive and secure cloud connectivity for cognitive radio networks $584,200
2014/15 URC Dr LI Kam Cheong Evaluating the effectiveness of mobile learning in nursing education $429,525

3. Funded projects under Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS)

Year Principal Investigator Title Grant
2021/22 Dr Fanny TANG Wai Fan Digital Revolution: Blockchain Technology for facilitating trusted data exchange for Jewellery Industry 447,910
2020/21 Dr Jimmy LI Chi Ho The International Symposium on Virtual /Augmented Reality (V/AR) Inspection Training and Education in Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) $370,860
2016/17 Dr Danny LEUNG Chung Hong Harnessing the latest corpus-based approaches for research $337,131
2015/16 Dr LI Kam Cheong Learning analytics and higher education development: Towards a research agenda $465,952
2015/16 Dr Andrew LUI Kwok Fai Mobile learning: Innovative research topics and applications $443,587
2014/15 Professor IP Yiu Keung Research capability enhancement programme (1) for the self-financing degree sector of Hong Kong $425,500