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Biography

Dr. Oscar K.C. Chan is a Research Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his Bachelor, MPhil, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2009, 2011 and 2015. His supervisor is Prof. Christopher Y.H. Chao in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of HKUST. After graduation, he was appointed as Research Assistant Professor in HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School and engaged in postdoctoral research at the postdoctoral workstation of Nansha Information Technology Park, Guangzhou in 2016. The postdoctoral research mission was completed in 2019. He was elected to Young Overseas Talents Introduction Plan of the Pearl River Talent Program in 2016. He received a postdoctoral research fund in 2016, School of Engineering (SENG) PhD Fellowship Award in 2014, Hong Kong PhD Fellowship in 2011, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Fire Division) Scholarship in 2010 and HKUST Academic Achievement Medal in 2009. With his research achievements, he and his team members won the 3rd prize in The Grand Final of HKUST One Million Dollar International Entrepreneurship Competition and the winning award of Guangzhou Nansha HKUST One Million Dollar International Entrepreneurship Competition in 2018, Bronze Award of JEC Outstanding Engineering Project Award in 2013 and the 2nd prize of HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition in 2012. His research area includes energy and thermal systems, adsorption technology, energy sustainability and thermal fluidic simulation.

Research interests

Solar and waste heat driven cooling and refrigeration system
Passive radiative cooling
Nanofluid heat transfer
Bio inspired heat transfer
Building energy management

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Master of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

External positions

Research Associate, The University of Hong Kong

1 Mar 201930 Nov 2022

Research Associate, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

1 Mar 201528 Feb 2019

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