PROJECTS - Round 1
Blockcerts for ARO and DSTO
Project lead: Samuel KWAN & James PRINCE
Blockchain will be applied to student transcripts, underpinning the development of tools for students to create CVs
Facial Recognition for Library Services
Project leaders: Samuel KWAN, KT LAM, & Edward SPODICK
Facial recognition software to be implemented for Library access and book checkout
Smart Mini-grid of 100% Renewable Energy
Project leaders: Tianshou ZHAO
Demonstrate a 100% renewable energy power system on campus with a mini-grid composed of solar panels and an innovative e-fuel energy storage system.
Smart Mobility: Indoor Navigation and Bus Queue Analytics
Project leaders: Gary CHAN
Employ WiFi sensing and machine learning analytics technology to understand the current waiting time and level of people at our bus stops and create Path Advisor 2.0 to discover one's current location in real time on campus.
Project leaders: Kellee TSAI, King CHOW, & Anna KWONG
A broad “arts belt” comprising static and multimedia installations that extend throughout the campus to enhance productivity and promote wellbeing
Upgrading the Pond Water Treatment System
Project leaders: Yiu Wing HA, Allan LEUNG, & Vincent WANG
Revitalization of the Chinese garden (pond) with modern filtration systems to achieve a healthy pond ecosystem
Projects - Round 2
Aquaponics in HKUST
Project leaders: LING Li, Miranda MAN
The aquaponic farm developed by many undergraduates and faculty members serves as an educational, living laboratory as well as a green business platform. The farm specifically yields fishes and vegetables with least consumption of resources.
Solar Cell-Driven and WiFi-functioned Clocks
Project leaders: He YAN
Organic solar cell-powered and Wi-Fi functioned clocks, unlike the analogue clocks we use today, are much accurate and efficient in terms of maintenance. With organic photovoltaic materials, clocks will be self-powered without any battery source.
Smart Campus Air Network (SCAN) for Community Environmental Awareness
Project leaders: Zhi NING, Jimmy FUNG, Alex LAU
With cutting-edge technology of Air Quality Health Index sensors as well as Indoor Air Quality sensors, campus community will gain an accurate information on the indoor air quality, thereby improving environmental awareness and gaining educational materials.
Internet of Tree Things
Project leaders: WANG Yu-Hsing
Among the various kinds of wildlife, trees are an indispensable part for the sustainable development of the HKUST campus. Unfortunately, trees can be attacked by various kinds of diseases and in particular are vulnerable to natural disasters. Internet of Tree Things will provide for an efficient system to maintain and monitor trees.
Digital Twin for HKUST Campus
Project leaders: Jack CP CHENG, Edward KL CHAN
Digital twins give us a glimpse into what is happening, and what can happen, with physical assets now and far into the future. Digital twin technology can be used to design, test, and build intelligent systems for everything in the physical world; monitor and maintain day-to-day operations; and build immersive location experiences.
GGT Smart Campus
Project leaders: Derry FONG, Alan HUI
As the campus becomes smarter and new technologies flourish, so should the student halls. Making use of IoT sensors and data platforms to improve convenience for both residents and management.
Projects - Round 3
Self-cleaning Multipurpose Nano-coatings
Project leaders: Jinglei YANG
Maintaining clean buildings' appearance through in-house developed self-cleaning multipurpose nanocoating that is innovative and saves labor.
Autonomous Greywater Treatment
Project leaders: Frank LAM, Desmond TSOI, Xijun HU
This project aims to develop a practical unit for water reclamation from the greywater effluents of the HKUST campus facilities, effectively removing the pollutants and disinfecting the reclaimed effluent in the greywater.
Urban Spring Smart Hub
Project leaders: Janice WONG, Katherine LAM, Meike SAUERWEIN, Hung LAU, Chi Sing WONG
Integration of Urban Spring Smart Hub to existing water dispensers across HKUST campus to enable more efficient drinking water facility management and demystify water quality to community
Projects - Round 4
Digital Twin+ for HKUST Campus
Project leaders: Jack C P CHENG
An extension of the Digital Twin for HKUST Campus project, this project explores the different uses of HKUST’s digital twin, a digital replica of HKUST’s living and nonliving physical assets and systems.
Total LED Circadian Rhythm On Bluetooth Mesh
Project leaders: Gary WAN, Arthur LAU, Tom CHONG
The human circadian rhythm is driven by the color temperature and intensity of sunlight throughout the day. Circadian lighting mimics such changes, which can help users realign their circadian rhythm to the clock, or increase focus during an otherwise energy dip at a specific time window.
A Sustainable Movable Vertical Garden
Project leaders: Marshal LIU, Francesco CIUCCI
Due to off-grid energy generation and sequestration of CO2 by plants, growing hydroponically or aeroponically, under weather proof conditions, this vertical farm will be net-carbon-negative, all while only taking up less space than a quarter of a badminton court.
Digital Transformation of Laboratories with Smart Tracking Tray and IoT Technologies
Project leaders: Jinglei YANG, Nathan XU
The X-Tray automatically updates the inventory status and chemical usage history data in seconds by detecting the RFID tag and measuring the change in weight after each take-return action.
Food Waste Analytics And Visual Feedback For Benchmarking And Behavior Changes
Project leaders: Tim CHENG, Huamin QU
The primary objective is to derive accurate information about the quantity and temporal pattern of food waste for different food categories, as well as other relevant food waste patterns in our dining halls.
Upcycling Yard and Food Wastes into New Resources: Hydrochar for Supporting HKUST Greening
Project leaders: Anthony LEUNG, Tim Chung LEE
A sustainable way to deal with food and yard waste by converting them into hydrochar, which is a high quality resource that can be used as a soil amendment agent for carbon sequestration, improving soil quality, plant health and ecological restoration.
Project leaders: Kellee TSAI, Andrew Brian HORNER, Kim-Pong TAM
As an artistic and micro-therapeutic extension of SmART Steps, our proposed SmART Sounds project seeks to introduce acoustic interventions in select areas of the campus.