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Dr. Chan Man Ngai Sidney 陳文藝博士
BSc (Hons) CityU, PhD CityU
Assistant Professor
School of Science and Technology


Dr Chan graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a degree with honors in Applied Chemistry. He then completed his PhD study in Environmental Biology in the same university. Dr Chan has good experience in the Testing and Certification industry, and taught subjects in applied sciences in multiple higher education institutes in Hong Kong. His research interests include bioremediation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) by microalgae and applications of analytical technologies in environmental monitoring.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical and Microbiological Testing Standards
  • Bioremediation of Organic Pollutants
  • Environmental Monitoring

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Tse, Y.-T., Chan, S. M.-N., & Sze, E. T.-P. (2022). Quantitative Assessment of Full Size Microplastics in Bottled and Tap Water Samples in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(20): 13432
  • Ng, K.L., Suk, K.F., Cheung, K.W., Shek, R.H.T., Chan, S.M.N., Tam N.F.Y., Cheung, S.G., Fang, J.K.-H, Lo, H.S. (2022). Macroalgal morphology mediates microplastic accumulation on thallus and in sediments. Science of The Total Environment, 825: 153987
  • Leung L. Y.-L., Chan S.M.-N., Tam H.L., Wong E.S-W. (2022). Astaxanthin Influence on Health Outcomes of Adults at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients, 14(10):2050
  • Tse, Y.-T., Lo, H.-S., Chan, S. M.-N., & Sze, E. T.-P. (2022). Flow Cytometry as a Rapid Alternative to Quantify Small Microplastics in Environmental Water Samples. Water, 14(9), 1436
  • Yu, Y.-M., Poon, P. M.-Y., Sharma, A. A., Chan, S. M.-N., Lee, F. W.-F., Mo, I. W.-Y., & Sze, E. T.-P. (2022). Colonization of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG in Cirrhinus molitorella (Mud Carp) Fingerling: Evidence for Improving Disease Resistance and Growth Performance. Applied Microbiology, 2(1), 175–184
  • Jin, J., Yang, L.H., Chan, S.M.N., Luan, T.G., Li, Y. and Tam, N.Y.F. (2011) Effect of nutrients on the biodegradation of tributyltin (TBT) by alginate immobilized microalga, Chlorella vulgaris, in natural river water. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 185(2-3): 1582-1586
  • Luan, T.G., Fang, S.H., Zhong, Y., Lin, L., Chan, S.M.N., Lan, C.Y. and Tam, N.F.Y. (2007) Determination of hydroxy metabolites of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by fully automated solid-phase microextraction derivatization and gas chromatography–mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1173(41671): 37-43
  • Chan, S.M.N., Luan, T.G., Wong, M.H. and Tam, N.F.Y. (2006) Removal and Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by Selenastrum capricornutum. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 25(7): 1772-1779
  • Luan, T.G., Jin, J., Chan, S.M.N., Wong, Y.S. and Tam, N.F.Y. (2006) Biosorption and biodegradation of tributyltin (TBT) by alginate immobilized Chlorella vulgaris beads in several treatment cycles. Process Biochemistry, 41: 1560-1565

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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 Code Title Credits
  COMP S321F Advanced Database and Data Warehousing 5
  COMP S333F Advanced Programming and AI Algorithms 5
  COMP S351F Software Project Management 5
  COMP S362F Concurrent and Network Programming 5
  COMP S363F Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing 5
  COMP S382F Data Mining and Analytics 5
  COMP S390F Creative Programming for Games 5
  COMP S492F Machine Learning 5
  ELEC S305F Computer Networking 5
  ELEC S348F IOT Security 5
  ELEC S371F Digital Forensics 5
  ELEC S431F Blockchain Technologies 5
  ELEC S425F Computer and Network Security 5
 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