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Major research interests

  • Non-Newtonian fluid dynamics in aqueous two phase microsystem with ultralow interfacial tension
  • Emulsion formation in micro-device for biomaterial synthesis, and drug delivery applications
  • Investigation of drug release kinetics using phase change material
  • Flow and mixing in centrifugal microfluidics with applications in cell culture and lysing
  • Cell/particle sorting in microfluidic system
  • Synthesis of functional material by microextrusion
  • Synthesis of functional materials by microfluidic emulsification for water treatment
  • Biosensor for water quality detection
  • Cell response to interstitial flow for applications in tissue engineering and wound dressing
  • Sub-micron aerosol filtration by micro/nano fiber
  • Heat and mass transfer in microchannel



  • Computer Programming with Matlab (MM1CPM), Module Convenor
  • Computer Programming (MM2CPM), Module Convenor
  • BEng Individual Project (MM3BPR), Module Convenor
  • Electromechanical Devices (MM2EMD), Module Convenor
  • Management Studies 1 (MM2MN1), Module Convenor
  • Thermodynamics & Fluid Mechanics 1 (MM1TF1)
  • Design & Manufacture 1 (MM1DM1)
  • Design & Manufacture 2 (MM2DM2)

Principal supervisor of PhD projects:

Synthesis of functional materials using microfluidic platform for carbon capture; Droplet fission and emulsion templated microparticle mechanics in bifurcated bilayer microfluidic system with application in waste water treatment

Co-supervisor of PhD project:

Fluid dynamics of controllable synthesis of high performance micro-fine powder particles using a novel Tylor-couette reactor

Internal assessor of annual review reports of PhD candidates:

  • CFD based investigation of multiphase process in IC engine
  • Structured pinholes beyond confocal microscopy
  • Dynamic simulation and modeling of chemical vapour deposition process
  • Modelling and simulation on multi-phase flows in PEM fuel cells
  • Simulation of bubble column reactors

Supervised undergraduate BEng individual projects:

  1. Investigation of heat transfer between polymer pairs
  2. Design and analysis of new suspension system for e-cars
  3. Numerical simulation of plastic extruding process of light weight die
  4. Development of conformable tools for aerospace components
  5. Synthesis of functional materials by microextrusion and investigation of spinning effect
  6. Fabrication of bifurcated single-layer microchannel for droplet formation and fission
  7. Investigation of coupled solid and fluid problems in micro-extrusion process
  8. Organic solvent absorption by polydimethylsiloxane bulky material
  9. Synthesis and characterization of polydimethylsiloxane microparticles for water purification
  10. Investigation of rheology effect and solidification of PVC melt in micro-extrusion process subject to different conditions

Supervised summer research projects:

  1. Numerical investigation of droplet fission in bifurcated microchannel
  2. Applied mathematical modelling and simulations on moving boundary problems in microextrusion
  3. Fabrication and characterization of bifurcated microchannel for droplet formation and fission test
  4. Formation of core/shell microcapsule by double emulsion in microchannel via phase change approach
  5. A water based synthesis of polymeric nanoparticle composite for water purification

Prior to UNNC:

Undergraduate (HKPU)

  • Product modeling, simulation and analysis (teaching assistant)
  • Design for packaging and assembly (teaching assistant)
  • Engineering thermodynamics (teaching assistant)
  • Heat and mass transfer (teaching assistant)
  • Computational fluid dynamics (teaching assistant)

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