A School of Engineering team won the Grand Prize in the HKIE Innovation Awards for Young Members (Category I). PhD candidate To Hung Tsui and postdoctoral research fellow Dr Tian Wei Hao, both Civil and Environmental Engineering, won the 2016 prize for developing cost-effective technologies for wastewater treatment.
The award initiative is open to all young engineers and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) members across all engineering fields in Hong Kong. The two researchers broke through past limitations to devise a simple yet effective method to reengineer conventional anaerobic bioreactors. Their invention increases operational flexibility but reduces complications in building bioreactors.