Dr. Chi-Wai Hui

Rm 4567, Chemical Engineering Department,

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

 

Tel:         +852 2358 7137                                                                                              

Fax:         +852 2358 0054

Email: kehui@ust.hk

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Working Experience:

 

Aug'97 - Present                Department of Chemical Engineering, HKUST.

                                                Assistant Professor

                                                Main Research Areas:                

·         Model Large-Scale Chemical Production Complex (Site-modeling)

·         Energy System Design and Optimization

·         Design and Modeling Advance Process Systems

·         Wastes Reduction, Management and Processing

Mar’92 - Aug'97                Development and Engineering Research Center,

                                                Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan.

Senior Consultant

·         Performed energy conservation and management projects.

·         Worked on process design, debottlenecking and optimization.

·         Worked on production, logistic and maintenance planning and scheduling and optimization.

·         Project leader/coordinator on research and development projects with external university research groups (UMIST, CMU, UMASS, Imperial College, etc.) and companies (Linnhoff March, GAMS, etc.).

·         Organized company wide and nation wide training courses.

·         Have process experiences from the following studies:

·         Developed a site-model with more than 20 processes including an Ethylene and a utility plant (1996-1997).

·         New Alpha Olefin (AO) process synthesis (1996-1997). – Awarded a process patent.

·         New L-Aspartic acid (L-ASP) process development (1997).

·         Power Plant operation and configuration optimization (1991, 1993, 1996, 1997)

·         Para-Xylene  (PX) Crystallization process energy reduction and debottlenecking (1996). – Awarded a patent.

·         1,4 Butyleneglyco (14BG) process synthesis (1995)

·         VCM plant energy reduction and debottlenecking (1991, 1993, 1996)

·         Ethylene plant energy reduction and debottlenecking (1991, 1993) – Adwarded two process patents.

·         PVC plant energy reduction and cooling system improvement (1993). Adwarded two process patents.

·         Pinch analysis on MIBK, H2, OXO, NaOH, HDPE, 2EH, BTX, CML, GBL, AN and AO processes (1991 - 1992).  – Awarded a process patent on CML plant.

·         Total site pinch analysis for MCC’s Mizushima Site (1992)

 

 

 

EDUCATION:     

Sep’87 – Nov’91                   PhD in Engineering

                                                Department of Process Integration,

                                                University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, U.K. (UMIST)

                                                Thesis Title: Heat Integration between areas of integrity

Advisor: Prof. Bodo Linnhoff and Dr. Su Ahmad.

Research Area: Developed systematic design procedure for minimizing energy cost and capital investment for chemical processes that are divided into several physical and/or logical regions.

Sep’86 - Sep’87                     MSc in Computing Science

                                                Department of Computation, UMIST

                                                Thesis Title: Use Ada as a Hardware Description Language

                                                Advisor: Dr. Martin Edward

Research Area: Use Ada (a concurrent computing language) to describe and simulate computer hardware. 

Sep’81 – Jul’83                     MSc in Chemical Engineering

                                                Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuen Christian University, Taiwan.

                                                Thesis Title: Use Micro-computer for Process Control

                                                Advisor: Professor B. Y. Chen

                                                Research Area: Designed and developed a liquid levels control system (Hardware and Software) using a single board micro-computer.  

Sep’77 – July’81                   BSc in Chemical Engineering

                                                Chemical Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

 

 

RESEARCH OUTPUTS:           

 

Patents:

Under Preparation (Work done after joining HKUST):

1.        Hui, Chi Wai & Allied Process Engineering Ltd. “Floc Enricher for Wastewater Treatment”, Feb 2003.

2.        Hui, Chi Wai & Allied Process Engineering Ltd. “Sedimentation Unit for Soil-Water Separation”, Feb 2003.

3.        Hui, Chi Wai & Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. “Fluidization Combustion Unit for Wastewater Incineration”. Feb 2003.

 

Granted Patents (Prior to Joining HKUST):               

4.        Hui, Chi-Wai, H. Inokuchi, M. Uramodo, “Method for Controlling Reaction Temperature”, Japanese Patent no. JP 8-259606 A, European Patent no. EP 723808 A1, Australian Patent no. AU 9642129 A., U.S. Patent no. US 5576602 A, Canadian Patent no. CA 2157247.

5.        Tanaka, M, Chi-Wai Hui, “Fluidized-Bed Reactor  and A Temperature-Controlling Method for the Fluidized-Bed Reactor”, Japanese Patent no. JP 7-515533 X., Taiwanese Patent no. TW 314476 A., U.S. Patent no. US 5700432A, Chinese Patent no. CN 1124465 A, European Patent no. EP 695576 A, Worldwide Patent (CN, JP, KR, US) WO 9521692 A1.

6.        Hui, Chi-Wai, M. Hasegawa, T. Nishiini, “Separated Methane from Hydrocarbon Gas Mixtures”, Japanese Patent no. JP 7-196537 A

7.        Hui, Chi-Wai, M. Hasegawa, T. Nishiini, “Separated Ethylene from Hydrocarbon Gas Mixtures”, Japanese Patent no. JP 7-145087 A.

8.        Hui, Chi-Wai, H. Inokuchi, M. Uramodo, “Method for Controlling Reaction Temperature”, Japanese Patent no. JP 8-169904 A.

9.        Araki, Y, T. Ishikawa, Chi-Wai Hui, “Production Method for 1-Hexene”, Japanese Patent no. JP 10-045638 A.

10.     Hui, Chi-Wai, M. Okazaki, “ParaXylene Crystallization Method”, Japanese Patent no. JP 10-120601 A.

 

Publications after Joining HKUST:

 

Published/Accepted: 

 

[Area 1: Modeling Large-scale Chemical Production Site]

11.     Li# Wenkai, C.W. Hui*, A. Li@, Marginal Values Analysis for Refinery Planning, Accepted by Hydrocarbon Processing, Dec. 2002.

12.     Li# Wenkai, C.W. Hui*, H. Ben+, Z. Tong@, Scheduling Crude Oil Unloading, Storage and Processing, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 41, p6723-6734, 2002.

13.     Hui*, C.W., A. Gupta#, “A Bi-Index continuous time MILP model for Short-term Scheduling of Single-stage Multi-product Batch Plants with Parallel Line”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, No. 25, Vol 40, P5960-5967, 2001.

14.     Hui*, C.W., “Determine Marginal Values of Intermediate Material and Utility using a Site Model”, Comput. & Chem. Engng., Vol. 24, p1023-1029, July 2000.

15.     Hui*, C.W., A. Gupta# and H. Meulen@, “An Novel MILP formulation for Short Term Scheduling of Multistage Multi-Products Batch Plants”, Comput. & Chem. Engng., Vol. 24, p1611-1617, July 2000.

16.     Hui*, C.W., Buning Chen%, “Modeling Chemical Processes with discontinuous function”, Manufacturing Automation (Chinese), ISSN 1009 - 0134, Vol. 21, p335-337. 1999.

17.     Hui*, C.W.,, Buning Chen%, “Optimizing Utility System using a Site Model”, Manufacturing Automation (Chinese), ISSN 1009 - 0134, Vol. 21, p329-334. 1999.

18.     ShangF, Z., A. Kokossis*+, C.W. Hui, "Synthesis, Optimal Planning and Scheduling for Process Plant Utility Systems", Comput. & Chem. Engng., Vol. 23, S137-S142, 1999.

19.     Cheung# K.Y. and C.W. Hui*, Total-site Scheduling for Better Energy Utilization, In press, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Jan 2003.

 

Elsevier Book Series:

20.     Cheung# K.Y., C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto@, K. Hirata@, L. O’Young@, Short term Site-wide Maintaining Scheduling, Computer-aided Process Engineering, Elsevier Book Series, Vol. 12, P655-660, May 2002.

21.     Y. Kwok#, C. Hui*, “Site-wide Energy Optimization with Steam Pressure Changes”, Computer-aided Process Engineering, Vol. 9, P1029-1034, Elsevier Book Series, May 2001.

22.     Gupta#, A. and C.W. Hui*, "A Bi-Index Continuous Time MILP Model for Short-Term Scheduling of Single-Stage Multi-Product Batch Plants with Parallel Units", Vol.8, Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, Elsevier Book Series, p133-138, (May 2000)

 

[Area 2: Energy System Design and Optimization]

23.     K.Y. Cheung# and C.W. Hui*, “Heat Exchanger Network Optimization with Discontinuous Exchanger Cost Function”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 21, Issue 13-14, Oct 2001.

24.     Kin-Lung Ma#, Chi-Wai Hui*, T. F. Yee&, "Constant Approach Temperature Model for HEN Retrofit", Applied Thermal Engineering, 20, 1505-1533, 2000.

 

[Area 3: Design and Modeling Advance Separation and Reaction Systems]

25.     Hui* C.W., B. Chen% and G. McKay&, Pore-Surface Diffusion Model for Batch Adsorption Processes, Accepted, Langmuir, Feb 2003.

26.     Chen%, Buning,  Hui, C.W., G. McKay*&, “Film-Pore Diffusion Modeling for the Adsorption of Metal Ions from Aqueous Effluents onto Peat”, Water Research, 35, 14, pp 3345 – 3356, 2001.

27.     Chen%, Buning,  Hui, C.W., G. McKay*&, Pore-Surface Diffusion Modeling for Dyes from Effluents on Pith.”, Langmuir, 17, pp. 740-748,2001.

28.     Chen%, Buning,  Hui, C.W., G. McKay*&, “Film-Pore Diffusion Modeling and Contact Time Optimization for the Adsorption Dyestuffs on Pitch”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 84, pp. 77-94, (2001).

29.     Hui, C.W., B. Chen% and G. McKay*,”Contact Time Optimization of Two-Stage Batch Adsorber systems using the Modified Film-Pore Diffusion Model”, Chemical Engineering Science, 57, 2863-2873, 2002.

30.     ChengF Y.S., M. A. Pena+, J. L. Fierra+, D.C.W. Hui, K.L. Yeung*&, “Performance of Alumina, Zeolite palladium Pd-Ag alloy membranes for hydrogen separation from Town Gas Mixture”, J. Membrane Sci., 204(1-2), 329-340,July 15, 2002.

 

[Area 4: Wastes Reduction, Processing and Management]

31.     Baohong Li%, C.W., Hui*, and R. Smith+, “Wastewater Equalization for Batch Production Plants”, Engineering in Life Science (A sub-issue of Chemical & Engineering Technology), Wiley-VCH, 2, p190-194, July 2002.

32.     Hui*, C.W., Baohong Li% and R. Smith+, “Cutting the Wastewater Peaks for Cyclic Batch Production Plants”, Engineering in Life Science (A sub-issue of Chemical & Engineering Technology), Wiley-VCH, 3, p77-84, Feb 2003.

33.     Hui*, C.W. and R. Smith+, "Targeting and Design for Minimum Treatment Flowrate for Vent Streams", CHEM ENG RES DES (Trans IChemE.), 79 (A1): 13-24 JAN 2001.

34.     Hui*, C.W., J. Porter& and Gordon McKay&, R. Cheung@ and P. Leung@, “An Integrated Plant for Municipal Solid Waste Co-combustion in Cement Production”, Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 28, No. 4, P175-181, 2002.

 

Invited non-refereed articles [in area 4]:

35.     Lee@*, S. and C.W. Hui, “Energy to Waste Integration – An Environmental Rose Garden Scheme”, Green Productivity (An periodic journal published by Hong Kong Productivity Council), invited article to be published in the 2nd quarter of 2003.

36.     Hui* David, S. Lee@ and J. Ip@, The Environmental Rose Garden – An integrated waste treatment scheme, Hong Kong Engineer (Periodic Journal Published by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers), p16-17, Nov. 2002.

 

Prior to Joining HKUST:

37.     Hui*, C.W. and Y. Natori@, “An industrial application using mixed-integer programming technique: A multi-period utility system model”, Computers Chem. Engng. Vol. 20, pp. S1577-S1582 (1996)

38.     Hui*, C.W. and S. Ahmad@, “Total Site Heat Integration using the utility system”. Computers Chem. Engng. 18, 729 - 742 (1994)

39.     Hui*, C.W. and S. Ahmad@, “Minimum Cost heat recovery between Separate Plant Regions”. Comput. & Chem. Engng. 18, 711-728 (1994)

40.     Hui*, C.W., S. Hasegawa@ and Y. Natori@, “Pinch Analysis and Simulation for Energy Conservation”, Japanese Aromatic Journal, Vol. 46.1.2, 11-16 (1994)

41.     Ahmad*@ S. and C. W. Hui, “Heat recovery between areas of integrity”. Computers Chem. Engng. 15, 809-832 (1991)

 

Conference Presentations:

44.     Li# Wenkai and C.W. Hui*, Debottlenecking and Retrofitting for a Refinery Using Marginal Value Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Programming, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

45.     Li# Wenkai, C.W. Hui*, B. Hua+  and Z. Tong@, Material and Energy Integration in a petroleum Refinery Complex, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

46.     Li*+ Weimin, Li# Wenkai, C.W. Hui, Integrating Neural Network Models for Refinery Planning, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

47.     K.Y. Cheung#, C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto, K. Hirata, Electricity Contract Optimization for a Large-Scale Chemical Production Site, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

48.     Li# Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui*, B. Hua+, Z. Tong@, Marginal Values Analysis for Chemical Industry, PSE2003, June 22-27 2003, Kunming, China.

49.     K.Y. Cheung#, C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto@, K. Hirata@, Site-Modelling and its Applications, FOCAPO2003, Coral Spring, Florida, Jan 12-15 2003.

50.     Li# Wenkai, Chi-Wai Hui*, B. Hua+, Z. Tong@, Plant-wide Scheduling and Marginal Costs Analysis on Refinery, FOCAPO2003, Coral Spring, Florida, Jan 12-15 2003.

51.     Cheung# K.Y., C.W Hui*, H. Sakamoto@ and K. Hirata@, Universal Plant Model for Production Planning, Proceedings of the Conference on Process Integration Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'2002), August 2002, Praha, Czech Republic.

52.     Li# Wenkai, C.W Hui* and B. Hua+, Supply Chain Optimization of Refinery, Proceedings of the Conference on Process Integration Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'2002), August 2002, Praha, Czech Republic.

53.     Cheung# K.Y., C.W. Hui*, H. Sakamoto@, K. Hirata@, L. O’Young@, Short term Site-wide Maintaining Scheduling, Paper presented in the 12th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-12), May 2002, The Hague.

54.     Hirata@ K., H. Sakamoto@, L. O’Young@, K.Y. Cheung#, C.W. Hui*, Multi-site Utility Integration – An Industrial Application, Paper presented in the 12th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-12), May 2002, The Hague.

55.     Mingang ZengF, B. Hua*, Q. Yin, Jinping Liu, Xin’an Xie, C. W. Hui, Decision-making of investment projects for Optimal Retrofit of Utility Systems in Petrochemical Corporations, IDPT 2002.

56.     Hui*, C.W., J. Porter&, G. McKay&, R. Cheung@ and P. Leung@, “An Integrated Design of Municipal Solid Waste Co-combustion in Cement Production and Power Generation for Optimum Energy Usage and Waste Minimization”, International Conference on: Asian Energy in the New Century: Issues and Polices, Hong Kong, August 2001.

57.     K. Cheung# and C. Hui*, “Total-Site Maintenance Scheduling”, Proceeding of the 4th Conference Process Integration Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES’01), P355-363, Florence 20-23 May 2001.

58.     K. Cheung# and C. Hui* “Heat Exchanger Network Optimization with Discontinuous Exchanger Cost Function”, Proceedings of the Conference on Process Integration Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'2000), 27-31 August 2000, Praha, Czech Republic.

59.     C. Téllez+, Y.S. Cheng#, C.W. Hui*, K.L. Yeung, M.A. Peña+, A. Varma+, "Performance of Packed Bed Membrane Reactor for Ethylene Epoxidation: Experimental Results and Model Prediction",  ICCMR-2000, 3 July 2000, Zaragoza. SPAIN.

60.     Hui*, Chi-Wai and A. Gupta#, "A Bi-Index Continuous Time MILP Model for Short-Term Scheduling of Single-Stage Multi-Product Batch Plants with Parallel Units", 10th European Symposium of Computer Aided Process Engineering, Florence, May 2000.

61.     Hui*, Chi-Wai, A. Gupta#, “Determine Marginal Values of Intermediate Material and Utility using a Site Model”, Presented at the 7th Process Engineering Conference, Colorado, July 16-20, 2000.

62.     Hui*, Chi-Wai, A. Gupta#, “An Novel MILP formulation for Short Term Scheduling of Multistage Multi-Products Batch Plants”, Accepted for the 7th Process Engineering Conference, Colorado, July 16-20, 2000.

63.     Gupta# A. and Chi-Wai Hui*, "A continuous time MILP model for Short-term Scheduling of Single-stage Multi-product Batch Plants with Parallel Lines", Proceedings of the 4rd Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Texas, 17-20 November 1999.

64.     Hui*, Chi-Wai, Buning Chen%, “Modelling Chemical Processes with discontinuous function”, 2nd National Conference of Process Design and Integration (Chinese), Beijing, 2-5 August 1999.

65.     Hui*, Chi-Wai, Buning Chen%, “Optimising Utility System using a Site Model”, 2nd National Conference of Process Design and Integration (Chinese), Beijing, 2-5 August 1999.

66.     Ma#, Ronald, Chi-Wai Hui*, T. Yee&, "Constant Approach Temperature Model for the Retrofit of Heat Exchanger Networks - Simultaneous Optimization for Energy, Structural Modifications & New Area Cost”, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'99), Budapest, Hungary, June 1999.

67.     Gupta#, A., and C.W. Hui*, “An efficient Linear Model for Logistic Optimization with Change Over Constraints”, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Hong Kong, Dec 28-31, 1998.

68.     Ma#, R., C.W. Hui* and T. Yee&, "A Simultaneously method for Heat Exchanger Network Retrofit", Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA'98)/1st Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pullution Reduction (PRES'98), Praha, Czech Republic, 23-28 August, (1998).

69.     Hui*, Chi-Wai, T. Asakura@, I. B. Tjoa@, "Minimizing Site-wide Utility Cost Using a Site Model", Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Process Integration, Modeling and Optimization for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES'98), Praha, Czech Republic, 23-28 August, (1998).

70.     ShangF, Z., C.W. Hui and A. Kokossis*+," Utility Network Optimisation: a Simultaneous and Systematic Approach", Proceedings of the international symposium of Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes (ECOS'98), Nancy-France, July 8-10, (1998).

71.     Turkay*, M., Asakura@, T., Fujita@, K., Hui, D., Natori@, Y., Masaiwa@, Y., Oonishi@, H. and Tjoa@, B., "Total Site Optimization of a Petrochemical Complex", Proceedings of the FOCAPO'98, Utah on Jul 5-10, (1998).

72.     Gupta# A. and Chi-Wai Hui*," Scheduling batch production and logistics", INFORM99, Philadelphia, 6-10 November 1999.

73.     M. GunaratnamF, C. W., Hui and R. Smith*+, “Total Water System Design”, paper presented in AIChE annual meeting, New Orleans, March 11 2002.

 

Prior to Joining HKUST:

74.     Hui*, C.W. and Y. Natori@, “Improving Safety, Efficiency and Cost Reduction on Utility system by using thermodynamic and Modeling approaches - activities in Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Mizushima Plant”, Proceedings of the TAIES’97 conference, Beijing (June 1997).

75.     Hui*, C.W. and T. Nishiiri@, “Apply Pinch Analysis to ParaXylene Process”, Proceedings of the 30th Japanese Aromatic Conference, November 1996.

76.     Hui*, C.W., Sadao Hasegawa@ and Yukikazu Natori@, “Total Site Energy Optimization”, Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Vol. 2, P733-P738 (1994).

 

Invited lectures

1.        Hui, C.W., "Modelling for Production Planning and Scheduling for Process Industry", South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, 14 December 1999.

2.        Hui, C.W., “Managing Solid Wastes as a Resource”, China Light and Power, Oct 4 2002.

3.        Hui, C.W., Process System Engineering and Its applications, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, 30 Oct 2002.

4.        Hui, C.W. & Stephen Lee@, “Total Integration of Waste, Renewable Energy and Land from the Existing Landfill Sites”, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Feb 25 2003.

 

 


Research Projects and Grants:

 

 

Investigator

Project Title

Amount and Source (HK$)

Duration

Completed and On-going Projects

1

PI[1] & PM[2]

 

Site Modeling - Integrating thermodynamic analysis and mathematical programming for site-wide targeting and Optimization

 

[420,000][3]

RGC[4]-CERG

1st Sep. 1998 - 31st Aug. 2001

(Completed)

2

PI & PM

Modeling Chemical Process with Discontinuous Functions

 

[100,000]

RGC-DAG

1st Feb. 1998 -31st Dec. 1999

(Completed)

 

3

PI & PM

Develop a targeting and optimisation approach for minimizing site-wise gas emissions

 

[69,796]

HK/UK Grant – JRS99/33

(British Council)

16th Mar. 1999 - 15th Mar. 2000

(Completed)

4

PI & PM

Site Modeling, Simulation, Optimization, Targeting and Management

 

[405,000]

RGC-CERG

 

1st Sept. 1999 - 31st Aug. 2002

(Submitted Final Report)

 

5

PI & PM

Develop a Targeting and Optimisation Approach for Minimizing Wastewater from the Process Industries

 

[72,000]

(HK/UK Grant – JRS00/12)

(British Council)

1st March 2000 -

28th Feb. 2000

(Completed)

 

6

PI

Design of an integrated MSW Iincinerator and Cement Plant.

(With Green Island Cement)

 

<19,000,000>[5]

[3,166,666]

(ITF[6])

 

1st July 2000 -

30th June 2003

(On-going)

7

CI[7]

Study on Matesynthesis of Technology and Management of Process Systems

1,000,000 (RMB)

[50,000 RMB]

NSFC, China

(Grant 79931000)

 

1st Sept. 1999 -

31st Aug. 2003

(On-going)

8

CI

The Key Scientific Problems in High Efficiency Energy Conservation

 

27,000,000 (RMB)

[100,000 RMB]

973 Project - The Major State Basic Research Development Program (G2000026308), China

 

April 2000 – March 2004

(On-going)

 

9

PI & PM

Supply Chain Optimization of Batch Production Process

 

[62,988.07]

RGC-DAG (DAG00/01.EG05)

 

1 Dec 2000 – 30 Nov 2002

10

PI & PM

 

Emission Control Technologies for Removing, Modelling of Dioxin and Dioxin-like compounds from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration

 

[360,000]

 PDF[8].

 

Aug 2001 – Aug 2002

(Completed)

 

 

11

PI & PM

Feasibility Study to Design, Install, Test and Operate

a Power Generating MSW Gasifier at HKUST

 

[100,000]

HKUST, EMO

 

 

January 2002 – March 2002

(Completed)

 

 

12

PI & PM

Site-wide modeling and its applications

[2,500,000 Yen]

[=156,800 HKD]

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

 

July 1 2001 – May 31 2003

(On-going)

13

PI & PM

 

Design an Wastewater Treatment Unit for Soil Water

 

[82,000]

Allied (International) Process Engineering Ltd.

 

May 2002 -

(On-going)

14

PI & PM

Planning and Scheduling Shutdown Maintenance for a Large Scale Chemical Complex

 

[65,417]

RGC-DAG

 

Mar 2003 – Feb 2005

15

PI & PM

Site-Wide Energy Optimization

[9,000,000[9] Yen]

[=585,000 HKD]

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

 

April 2003 – Mar 2004

16

CI

Nanocatalytic systems for air and water quality control

10,000,000

[198,000]

RGC-ITF

 

September 2002 – Feb 2004

(On-going)

17

PI & PM

Site-wide Maintenance Scheduling, PRES-99, Budapest, Hungary

 

[4,778]

UGC-RTG

May – June 1999

(Completed)

18

PI & PM

Site-wide Energy Optimization with Steam Pressure Changes, ESCAPE-11, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

[5,937]

UGC[10]-RTG

May – June 2001

(Completed)

19

CI

Thermo Chemical Treatment of Hydrolyzed Sewage Sludge,

100,000 NOK

(120,000 HKD)

GRANT No. 150480/210       

Norwegian Research Council.

Collaborate with Organic Power Inc., Norway.

 

12 Dec 2001 – 11 Dec 2003

(On-going)

20

CI

Environmental Applications of Mesoporous Silica with Engineered Pore Structure and Tailored Chemistry

 

400,000

RGC-CERG

 

September 1999 – August 2001

(Completed)

 

 

21

CI

Separation Properties of Engineered Zeolite Membranes

 

485,000

RGC-CERG

1st Sept. 1998 -

31st Aug. 2000

(Completed)

 

Pending Projects:

22

PI

Development of Energy Saving Wastewater Treatment System

 

112,000,000 Yen

(7,280,000 HKD) from MITI[11], Japan.

[2,426,666 HKD]

Collaborators:

Mr. K. Hirata, MCC. Japan.

Prof. Kunio Kato & Prof. T. Nakazato, Gunma University, Japan.

 

2003 - 2004

22

PI & PM

Marginal Cost Analysis for Process Industry

RGC-CERG

[1,342,000]

2004-2006

               

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

Autumn 1997:                CENG391 – Process Design Simulation (FYP)[12]

Winter 1997:                Industrial Training: Process Simulation (ASPEN+)

 

Spring 1998:                CENG202 – Process Design and Integration

CENG397 – Final Year Design Project (FYP)

Summer 1998:                 CENG398 - Summer Investigation Project

Autumn 1998:                CENG391 – Process Design Simulation (FYP)

Winter 1998:                Industrial Training: Process Simulation (ASPEN+)

 

Spring 1999:                CENG202 – Process Design and Integration

CENG397 – Final Year Design Project (FYP)

Summer 1999:                 CENG398 - Summer Investigation Project

Autumn 1999:                CENG391 – Process Design Simulation (FYP)

 

Spring 2000:                CENG202 – Process Design and Integration

CENG397 – Final Year Design Project (FYP)

Summer 2000:                 CENG398 - Summer Investigation Project

Autumn 2000:                CENG391 – Process Design Simulation (FYP)

 

Spring 2001:                CENG202 – Process Design and Integration

CENG397 – Final Year Design Project (FYP)

Summer 2001:                CENG398 - Summer Investigation Project

Autumn 2001:                CENG391 – Process Design Simulation (FYP)

 

Spring 2002:                CENG202 – Process Design and Integration

CENG397 – Final Year Design Project (FYP)

Summer 2002:                 CENG398 - Summer Investigation Project

Autumn 2002:                CENG391 – Process Design Simulation (FYP)

 

 

HONORS and AWARDS            

1.        Visiting Professor, College of Chemical Engineering, South China University of Technology (Feb 2003-)

2.        Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award, HKUST (2001).

3.        General Manager Award, “Pinch Analysis and Process Rationalization Studies”, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.(1994).

4.        Director Award, “Improving Temperature Control of CML Reactor”, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (1994).

5.        Honorary Lectureship, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (1991-1992).

6.        Research Assistantship, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (1987-1991).

7.        Rotary Club Research Student Award, Rotary Club, ChungLi Taiwan (1982).

8.        Nature & Science Research Student Award, Chung Yuen Christian University (1982).

 

 



# Research student of the faculty (BOLD)

* Corresponding Author

@ Industrialist

+ Faculty at other research institutes

% Research Fellow or Assistant of Chi-Wai Hui at HKUST

& Faculty member at HKUST

F Research Student of collaborator

[1] Principal Investigator (PI) in charge of research activities of one or all of the main research areas.

[2] Project Manager (PM) in charge of the use of the research funding

[3] Number in bracket [ ] is the amount managed by Chi-Wai Hui

[4] Hong Kong Research Grant Council

[5] Number in  < > is the overall funding for the project

[6] The Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission

[7] Co-investigator (CI) takes responsibility of one of the proposed research topics.

[8] Postdoc matching fund offered by the School of Engineering

[9] The fund has been approved by MCC and will be sent to HKUST in April and Oct 2003.

[10] University Grant Council

[11] Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)

[12] FYP: Final Year Design Project