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Dr. Tsang Kin Wai Ernest 曾建偉博士
BEng(Hons) CityUHK, PhD CityU
Assistant Professor
School of Science and Technology


Dr. Tsang worked as an engineer in private sector before take up his lectureship.  He is currently a research assistant professor in the School of Science and Technology at the Open University of Hong Kong.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Building Services Engineering
  • Daylighting & Solar radiation
  • Building & Urban Energy Modeling
  • Green and Wellness Buildings

Academic & Professional Experience

2019 - Present Research Assistant Professor Hong Kong Metropolitan University
2016 - 2019 Teaching Fellow The Technological and Higher Education Institution of Hong Kong
2010 - 2015 Sustainablility Specialist WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
2008 -2009 Teaching Assistant The City University of Hong Kong
2002 - 2005 Graduate Engineer Meinhardt (M&E) Limited


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Aghimien, E. I., Li, D. H. W., Chen, W., & Tsang, E. K. W. (2021). Daylight luminous efficacy: An overview. Solar Energy, 228, 706–724.
  • Aghimien, E. I., Li, D. H. W., & Tsang, E. K.-W. (2021). Bioclimatic architecture and its energy-saving potentials: A review and future directions. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print).
  • Tsang EKW, Kocifaj M, Li DHW, Kundracik F, Mohelníková J (2018). Straight light pipes’ daylighting: A case study for different climatic zones. Solar Energy; 170:56-63.
  • Lou, SW, Tsang EKW, Li DHW, Lee EWM, Lam JC (2017). Towards zero energy school building designs in Hong Kong. Energy Procedia; 105: 182-187.
  • Li DHW, Li C, Lou SW, Tsang EKW, Lam JC (2015). Analysis of vertical sky components under various CIE standard general skies. Indoor and Built Environment; 25(4): 703-711.
  • Li DHW, Tsang EKW, Edmonds IR (2011). Performance of Light Redirection Systems in Model Buildings Under Typical Sky and Building Obstruction Conditions Encountered in Hong Kong. Indoor and Built Environment;12(6): 638-648

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Observer, Building Services Division, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Modified Date: 01 Feb, 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