Buildings & Facilities Theatre

Tech Talks: Sustainable Technology

Day 2 : 15:05 – 15:25

Speakers

Dr Ken Leung

Hong Kong Baptist University

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Dr. Leung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Hong Kong SAR, P. R. China. He concurrently holds the Honorary Associate Professorship in the Faculty of Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is a Chartered Scientist (CSci), Chartered Chemist (CChem) and Fellow (FRSC) of the Royal Society of Chemistry (United Kingdom) and a member in the State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis at HKBU. He was elected as a Founding Member of The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (FMYASHK) and named as a Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (FIAAM, Sweden).

His research interests are in the fields of nanomaterials chemistry, supramolecular materials, catalysis, sensors, and nanomedicine. He gained his postdoctoral training at the University of California Los Angeles with Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. He was also a visiting scientist at RIKEN, Japan.

Dr. Leung has published over 140 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals with about 8,000 citations and an h-index of 45. He holds 7 patents. He was the recipient of Asian Core Program Lectureship Awards (Japan-2010, South Korea-2012&2019, Mainland China-2017, Singapore-2017, Taiwan-2018), Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Technology Advancement, First Class) from the Ministry of Education of China (2011), Materials Research Contribution Award from the Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research (2013, 2014 and 2015), Asian Rising Stars Award from the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (2013), HKBU President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision (2018) and HKU Research Output Prize (2019). In 2022, Dr. Leung was listed in the Global Scholars Academic Influence Ranking.

He is the founding director of the Bright Hub Technology Company Limited.

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production

Chris Lau

evMega Technology Limited

Chief Executive Officer

Chris holds a Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering – BEng (Hon) degree. He is a Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) in the Electrical & Manufacturing Disciplines, a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council UK (CEng), a Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE) in the Electrical Discipline, a Registered Professional Engineer (RPE) in the Electrical Discipline, and a Registered Electrical Worker (REW).

Currently, Chris serves as the Vice President of the Hong Kong E-Vehicles Business General Association from 2024 to 2026. He is also the Managing Director of the NLSE Group. In 2017, Chris was awarded the prestigious CEO of the Year award by Capital Magazine. Before his current role, he was a former Member of the CPPCC Tianhe Guangzhou 廣州天河區政協委員(第四屆).

With over 28 years of extensive experience in Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, Chris has established himself as a respected leader and expert.

My Sustainability Goals for 2024:

As the Vice President of the Hong Kong E-Vehicles Business General Association, Chris will work closely with local authorities and real estate developers to facilitate the installation of public charging stations across Hong Kong. His goal is to increase the number of available charging points, making it more convenient for EV owners to charge their vehicles and encouraging more residents to switch to electric mobility.

Additionally, Chris will propose policies that incentivize the installation of home and workplace charging stations. He plans to advocate for the purchase subsidies and tax incentives that would make EVs more affordable for individual consumers.