Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow, European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Fellow, European Academy of Sciences

Fellow, The Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS)

Fellow, The Institution of Engineers, Australia (FIEAust).

Fellow, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE)

Fellow, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)

Fellow, The Institute of Engineering Designers (FIED)

Fellow, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE)

Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council (CEng)

Chartered Professional Engineers, Australia (CPEng)

Registered Professional Engineer, HKIE (RPE)



Working Experience


04/16 - now


Pro Vice-Chancellor

(Research Performance and Development; International and Digital Research)


Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

01/20 - now


Honorary Professor in Design


Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.

12/19 - now


Honorary Professor


Shandong University, China.

12/14 - now


Independent Non-Executive Director


King’s Flair International (Holdings) Limited (Stock Code: 6822).

01/14 - 04/16


Associate dean


Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

12/14 - 04/16


Endowed Professor in Product Design Engineering


Alex Wong Siu Wah & Gigi Wong Fook Gi Endowed Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

09/02 - 04/16


Assistant, Associate and Full Professor


Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.





James Hsioung Lee Foundation Product Testing and Analysis Centre (through HSBC Donation).

09/01 - 11/16


School Manager


Wa Ying College (Band 1A school in Hong Kong)

08/10 - 05/12


Executive Director and Professor


Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, Queensland, Australia.

02/08 - 12/08


Visiting Research Fellow


University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

14/01- 08/02


Post-doctoral Research Fellow


Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

06/97- 09/97


Engineering Designer


PolyU Technology & Consultancy Company Limited (Welding specialist).

01/97 - 06/97


Mechanical Engineer


Dynaweld Limited, Hong Kong.

02/96 - 11/96


Research Assistant

(Composite manufacturing)


Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite (Aerospace) Structures (CRC-ACS) Australia.

11/95 - 2/96


Engineer Trainee

(Aircraft repair)


General Aviation Maintenance Pty. Ltd. Australia.

1987 - 1990


Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice (Airframe)


Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company, Aircraft



Adjunct and Visiting Appointments


03/17 - now


Adjunct Professor


Southwest Jiaotong University, China

01/18 - now


Academic Advisor


Asia University

12/10 - 11/13


Visiting Chair Professor


Harbin Institute of Technology, China (Under 100 scholars’ scheme)

06/10 - 05/14


Visiting Chair Professor


London South Bank University, London, UK (Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Programme)

07/09 - 06/14


Visiting Chair Professor


Chonbuk National University, Korea (Under the World Class University (WCU) Programme)

06/12 - 05/18


Adjunct Professor


University of Southern Queensland, Australia

04/10 - 04/13


Adjunct Professor


Shanghai Maritime University, China.

10/06 - 09/09


Adjunct Professor


Ocean University of China, China.

11/06 - 10/08


Adjunct Professor


Lanzhou University, China.

05/03 - 05/07


Adjunct Professor


University of New Orleans, USA.



Academic Qualifications



9/97   04/01


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Mechanical Engineering

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Thesis: Mechanical Performance and Structural Health Monitoring of Composite-strengthened Structures


2/96 – 11/96


Master of Engineering (MEng), Aerospace Engineering

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT University

Thesis: The Use of Ultrasonic Welding for Carbon Fiber Preforms for RTM Process.
Group Project: Design of an Unmanned Air Vehicle.


2/91 – 11/95


Bachelor of Engineering (BEng (Hons)), Aerospace Engineering

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, RMIT University

Thesis: Investigation on a Cutout Effect for Aircraft Structures