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Dr. Mak Shu Lun 麥樹麟博士
BEng (Hons) CityU, LLB UIBE, MSc CityU, MEC OUHK, DEng OUHK
Assistant Professor
School of Science and Technology


Ir Dr. SL Mak is Assistant Professor in the School of Science and Technology. He received his M.Sc in Automation System & Management, B.Eng(Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering from City University of Hong Kong, Master of Electronic Commerce (MEC) and Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng) from The Open University of Hong Kong. He is the Chartered Engineer in United Kingdom, Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control (UK), Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Registered Professional Engineer, Certified QMS Lead Auditor and Certified Testing Professional (Toys and Children Products, Hardlines) in Hong Kong.
Ir Dr. Mak had worked in the testing and certification industry for 20 years before he joined the Hong Kong Metropoliltan University. Ir Dr. Mak is the programme leader of Civil and Environmental Engineering Programme.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Control, Automation and Instrumentation
  • Product Safety Testing and Engineering Design
  • Quality Engineering and Management
  • Innovation Technology Adoption

Academic & Professional Experience

Research Grants

  • PI, “Investigation on Borax in toys and children’s products in China”, OUHK R&D Fund (2018/1.13, HK$101,168), 2019
  • Co-I, “Smart Measurement and Data Management System with IoT Technology in the Testing Laboratory”, OUHK R&D Fund (2018/1.12, HK$86,480), 2019
  • PI, “Development of Virtual Reality (VR) Based Training Platform for Physical and Mechanical Testing Technologists in Testing and Certification Industry”, Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust (KS 2018/2.4, HK$84,447), 2019
  • PI, “The modelling and development of Twin-screw type extrusion system for making recycled filament materials in additive manufacturing”, RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E05/19, HK$ 875,250), 2019
  • Co-I, “A Study on Virtual Reality (VR) Based Training Platform for Metal Casting in Jewelry Industry”, OUHK R&D Fund (2019/1.9, HK$196,708), 2020
  • Co-I, “A Study on Dental Brace Development Using Digital Light Processing (DLP) Additive Manufacturing Technology”, OUHK R&D Fund (2018/1.12, HK$182,936), 2020
  • PI, “The development of polylactide green composites with coffee grounds and tea leaf powder waste” RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E01/20, HK$1,303,000), 2020
  • Co-PI, “The International Symposium on Virtual /Augmented Reality (V/AR) Inspection Training and Education in Modular Integrated Construction (MiC)”, RGC IIDS (UGC/IIDS16/E02/20, HK$370,860), 2020
  • PI, “A Study on Hazardous Chemical Emissions and Particle from Fused filament fabrication (FFF) Machine”, OUHK R&D Fund (     2020/1002, HK$110,000), 2020
  • Co-I, "Investigation on Recycling Methods of wasted Non-Woven Fabric Face Mask (NFM)", Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust – Research and Publication Fund (Applied Research), (KS 2020/05, HK$71,408), 2020
  • PI, "Development of Safety Evaluation System for Toys and Children's products based on hybrid fuzzy entropy and the analytic hierarchy process", RGC RMGS (2020/3004, HK$3,000,000), 2021
  • Co-I, "An Empirical Study on Mixed Reality Training Platform for Property and Building Service Management", RGC RMGS (2020/3003, HK$2,006,400), 2021
  • PI, "Development of Integrative Platform for the Intelligent Asset Management and Power Maintenance Decision Supports", RGC RMGS (HK$3,500,000), 2021
  • PI, "An Experimental Study and Safety Analysis on Pet Toys", RGC RMGS (HK$3,140,000), 2022

Paper Awards

  • Outstanding Paper Award, HKIE CAD 2016/17 Annual Paper Context, HKIE, 2017
  • Outstanding Paper Award, HKIE CAD 2017/18 Annual Paper Context, HKIE, 2018
  • Outstanding Paper Award, HKIE CAD 2018/19 Annual Paper Context, HKIE, 2019
  • Best Design Award, The 2019 International Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering – Asia, IEEE, 2019
  • Outstanding Paper Award, HKIE CAD 2018/19 Annual Paper Context, HKIE, 2021


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • S. L. Mak and H. K. Lau, ‘Toy Safety Regulations and Standards in the United sates’, Annual Journal of Institute of Industrial Engineers (Hong Kong), ISSN 1609-3208, Aug 2012
  • S. L. Mak and H. K. Lau, ‘A Study on Causes of Toy Recall Cases in the United States’, Annual Journal of Institute of Industrial Engineers (Hong Kong), ISSN 1609-3208, Aug 2013
  • S. L. Mak and H. K. Lau, ‘Safety Risk Assessment Methods for Toy Products’, Annual Journal of Institute of Industrial Engineers (Hong Kong), ISSN 1609-3208, Sept 2014
  • S. L. Mak and H. K. Lau, ‘Hazard Based Safety Engineering (HBSE): A Tool of Design for Safety’, Annual Journal of Institute of Industrial Engineers (Hong Kong), ISSN 1609-3208, Sept 2015
  • P. K Sum and S. L. Mak, ‘Alcohol sensitive car starting system’, The HKIE CAD 2018/19 Paper Context, HKIE, 2019, ISBN 9-789627-619741
  • C H Li and S. L. Mak, ‘An implementation of Industry 4.0 Assessment Model in Product Safety’, The HKIE CAD 2018/19 Paper Context, HKIE, 2019, ISBN 9-789627-619741
  • Y.T. Tung, W.K. Ko, S.M. Mok, W. H. Chiu, S. L. Mak , W. F. Tang, C.H. Li and D.M. Ke, ‘A Critical Review on Safety of Slime Toys”, The HKIE CAD 2018/19 Paper Context, HKIE, 2019, ISBN 9-789627-619741
  • C. W Kwong, S. L. Mak, C. H. Li, ‘A Critical Review on China Toy Factories Dealing with US and European Toy Safety Requirements’, The HKIE CAD 2018/19 Paper Context, HKIE, 2019, ISBN 9-789627-619741
  • Fanny Tang, S. L. Mak, Jimmy Li. A Review of Science and Engineering Curriculum Design for Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry. Higher Education Research, 2019 ISSN: 2578-9341 (Print); ISSN: 2578-935X (Online)
  • S. L. Mak, C. H. Li, W. F. Tang, C. W. Lai. Design and Verification of Acoustic Room for Consumer Product Safety Testing. Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp. 50-55. doi: 10.11648/j.eas.20200503.11
  • S. L. Mak, C. H. Li, Fanny W. F. Tang, ‘A Critical Review on the Adoption of Information Technology in Modern Manufacturing Operation’. 2020 Annual Journal of HKIE CAD, HKIE, 2020, ISBN 9-789627-619741
  • C.H. Li, S. L. Mak, L.Y. Kwok. H.Y. Yuen, T.K. Lee, Fanny Tang, ‘Evaluating the integration of Blockchain Technology in Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry (TIC)’. 2020 Annual Journal of HKIE CAD, HKIE, 2020, ISBN 9-789627-619741
  • S. L. Mak, Fanny W. F. Tang, C. H. Li, and Geddy T W, Lee, ‘The Influence and Good Practice of Product Recall on Brand Image and Customer Perceived Product Quality’, International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology (IJBHT) Vol. 7 No. 2., 2020 ISSN 2162-1357(Print); ISSN 2162-1381 (Online); DOI: 10.30845/ijbht.v10n2p1
  • C. W. Kwong, S. L. Mak and C. H. Li, "The Exploration of a Technical Model for Toy Factories in China to Deal with European and US Toy Safety Requirements", International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology (IJBHT) Vol. 7 No. 2., 2020 ISSN 2162-1357(Print); ISSN 2162-1381 (Online); DOI: 10.30845/ijbht.v10n2p4
  • S. Mak, W. Chiu, W. Tang and C. Li, "An Investigation and Optimization Study of Borax Content in the Slime Products," Journal of Testing and Evaluation. Published 21 October 2020,
  • C. W. Kwong, S. L. Mak and C. H. Li, ‘The evaluation of a technical model for small and medium sized toy factories in China to deal with European and US toy safety requirements’, International Journal of Engineering Business Management, 8 July 2021,
  • Keung, K. L., Chan, Y. Y., Ng, K. K. H., Mak, S. L., Li, C. H., Qin, Y., & Yu, C. W. (2022). Edge intelligence and agnostic robotic paradigm in resource synchronisation and sharing in flexible robotic and facility control system. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 52, 101530. doi:
  • M. Y. T. Wu, S. L. Mak, W. F. Tang, C. H. Li, and T. W. Chan (2022), A Review on Melt Flow Index Characteristics of Polylactide (PLA) for Recycle Use in 3-D Printing, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Published on 2022,

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Vice Chairman and Treasuer, The Institute of Measurement and Control, Hong Kong Section
  • Chairman (2016-2017) and Hon Secretary (2018-), The IEEE – Product Safety Engineering Society, Hong Kong Chapter
  • Panel Member (2017-) - Food and Health Bureau (FHB) - Fishermen Claims Appeal Board (Trawl Ban)
  • Panel Member (2017-2020) - Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) – Appeal Board Panel of the Amusement Rides (Safety) Ordinance
  • Hon. Secretary (2021-2022), Youth Development Coordinator (2017-2020), The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Panel Member (2015-2018), Electrical and Mechanical Service Department - Appeal Board Panel under the Builders' Lifts and Tower Working Platforms (Safety) Ordinance, Cap 470
  • Scheme A External Engineering Supervisor (2014-) and Professional Interviewer (2015-) , The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Committee member (2014-2020), Co-opt member (2020-2021), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Control, Automation and Instrumentation Division
  • Committee member (2013-19, 2020-), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Manufacturing, Industrial and Systems Division
  • Technical Assessor - Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS)

Further Information

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Modified Date: 18 Jun, 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