To Inspire. To Be Inspired. – 30 Stories on HKUST Faculty, Alumni and Students

Prof. Yeung’s engineering mindset is evident in all his work and is a part of the research culture of HKUST. Thinking bigger, broader and with real-world impact front of mind, he continues to push possibilities to benefit people in all walks of life. He has also co-led an HKUST collaborative team to invent a mini pulsed electric field device that could reduce more than 90 percent of bacteria in running tap water in a few seconds, and led a team to develop a multifunctional hydrogel that is effective in treating odors at drainage locations. This technology is now being applied at drainage sites in collaboration with the Drainage Services Department. His team is also working with the relevant departments in Hong Kong to test new coatings on the inner walls of water pipes and sewers to prevent microbial contamination and pipe corrosion. Today, more than 300 educational, social welfare, and retail organizations in Hong Kong have used Prof. Yeung’s innovations. Perpetually celebrated and recognized for his research, and with his growing list of achievements yielding great impact, Prof. Yeung shows no signs of slowing and will continue to innovate to benefit future generations and society at large. It is remarkable to think that this homegrown Hong Kong can play an important part in combatting one of the world’s deadliest pandemics. What Prof. Yeung has accomplished is a shining example of cooperation between industry, academia, research institutions, and government bodies to accelerate the commercialization of research and development achievements. The HKUST-CIL Joint Laboratory of Environmental Health Technologies has been instrumental in translating laboratory research and concepts for innovative environmental health technologies into tangible products that address urgent community needs, creating tremendous societal and commercial value. 7