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Dr. Cheung Ka Tik 張家廸博士
BSc ENU, MMedSc HKU, PhD PolyU
FIBMS, MRSB, SC (ASCPi), Registered MLT (HK)
Assistant Professor
School of Science and Technology


Dr. Ka Tik Cheung is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Science and Technology at the Hong Kong Metropolitan University. He has completed a doctoral degree in Medical Microbiology and has several years of working experience in the clinical laboratory. He has also acquired the license to practice, certified by The Hong Kong Medical Laboratory Board. Dr Cheung started his career in the tertiary education sector at Tung Wah College. He has over eight years’ high education experience. His research focuses on infectious disease and antibiotics susceptibility. He is also actively involved in zoonotic disease research. He has been exposed to the field of veterinary science. Dr Cheung is a fellowship member in the Institute of Biomedical Science (UK) and a member of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK and the Hong Kong Society of Clinical Chemistry.


Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Virology

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Poling Wong and Ka Tik Cheung. (2018) Prevalence of Foodborne Pathogen in Fresh Sushi at Sushi Take-Out Stores in Hong Kong. Oct 01. EC Microbiology, 15(9), 1060-1068
  • Cheung KT, Sze DM, Chan KH, Leung PH. (2017) Involvement of caspase-4 in IL-1 beta production and pyroptosis in human macrophages during dengue virus infection. Immunobiology. S2985(17), 30185-7.
  • Cheung TK, Wong KC (2017) Evaluation of MRSA Colonization Epidemiology before and after Practical Training in Hospitals and Healthcare Settings among Health Profession Students in Hong Kong. Clin Res Open Access 3(2):

Modified Date: 11 Apr, 2022
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Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5