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Biography

Prof. Meng Ni received his Bachelor (2000) and Master (2003) degrees in Aero-engine Engineering.  He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2007.  Then Prof. NI stayed in HKU as a Post-doctoral researcher for 2 years, before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in July 2009.  Prof. Ni was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 and then Full Professor and Associate Head (Research) in July 2016.  He was appointed as Associate Dean of Faculty of Construction and Environment in July 2021.  Prof. Ni conducted collaboration research at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany in 2017, as a Humboldt Fellow. 

Prof. Meng Ni’s research interests include fuel cells, rechargeable metal-air batteries, electrochemical water-splitting and electrochemical systems for low grade waste heat utilization.  Prof. Ni is serving as an active reviewer for over 80 academic journals including Science, Nature Energy, Nature Communications, Joule, Advanced Materials etc.  He served as Associate Editor for Science Bulletin in 2015-2017.  Currently, he is a Co-Editor-in-Chief for Energy Reviews (Elsevier), a Senior Editor for Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments (Elsevier) and e-Prime (Elsevier) and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Green Energy(Taylor & Francis) and Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (Wiley).               

Research interests

 Fuel cells; Hydrogen energy; Rechargeable metal-air batteries; Electrochemical water-splitting; and Electrochemical systems for low grade waste heat utilization.

Teaching

BRE294 - Construction Technology and Structure; 

BRE2031 - Environmental Science; 

BRE453 - Building Services II; 

BRE587 - Research Methods for Construction and Real Estate; 

BRE632 - Advanced Energy Technologies and Analytics; 

BRE666 - Numerical Methods for Engineers; 

BRE680 - Advanced Research Methods for Real Estate and Construction. 

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University

Master of Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

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