Date(s) - August 5, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
As the fastest-growing plant on earth, bamboo is one of the most sustainable building materials available. Neither pesticides nor chemicals are required when growing bamboo, hence cultivation is natural and never harms the environment.
In this webinar, experts from across both industry and academia will talk about bamboo from four different aspects:
• Bamboo in building construction
• Bamboo and the environment
• Bamboo and science
• Bamboo as a business case
Date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Time: 12.30 – 2.00 PM
CES: 1.5 LUs/HSW
Please sign-up HERE.
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1. Please use your real name for registration so that we can credit 1.5 LUs/HSW to you.
2. All attendees should mute their audio during the presentation to avoid signal interference.
3. On this occasion, only the host and panellists will be allowed to speak.
4. You may, however, type questions in the Q&A box at the bottom of your zoom screen.
5. The panellists will review your questions and provide responses, time allowing.
6. The presentation will be recorded
Alex Chui is the Managing Director of Bamboo International (Group) Co. Ltd (BIL) and has more than 30 years’ experience in the property and building industry. After a highly successful career in real estate development and investment with Sun Hung Kai Properties, Portman Holdings, Prologis and Tishman Speyer, Alex decided to dedicate the next phase of his life to environmental sustainability. He has chosen to promote the application of bamboo in our daily lives, not just because of the sustainability of the material, but also to improve the conditions of bamboo farmers in China. For Alex, bamboo promotion is a win-win-win endeavour – environmentally, socially and commercially.
Dr Dong Liang
Dr Dong Liang is currently an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). His research interests include life cycle assessments, carbon footprints, and the circular economy and its applications for urban sustainability. He is one of the most productive and active scholars in this field with over 120 publications and he has been engaged at multiple levels on sustainability projects throughout the EU, Japan and Mainland China. He also acts as a consulting expert to UN-ESCAP, UNIDO, the Energy Foundation (USA), the Korean Industrial Complex Cooperation (KICOX) and the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE).
Dr Liang is the Associate Editor of Cleaner Environmental Systems and Circular Economy and Sustainability.
Dr Fan Rong
Dr Fan Rong is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong and an Associate Research Professor at the Shenzhen Research Institute of CityU. She received her Ph.D. from Dalian University of Technology (China) (DUT) during which time she also studied at Northwestern University for more than two years. Before joining CityU, Dr Fan was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Automotive Engineering at DUT. Her research interests focus on bio- inspired structures, green technology, and advanced manufacturing. She has co-authored more than thirty papers in prestigious journals, including Science, Materials Today, and Nano Research.
Andy Ong graduated from City University of Hong Kong with a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and co-founded Super Bamboo in 2021. He led the start-up through a round of seed funding that raised HK$2.49 million and received support from HK Tech300, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, and the Hong Kong Startup Council. He was a finalist in the global HKSTP elevator pitch competition (2021) and voted as the favourite start-up in City University’s pitching event. Andy has been invited to speak at various events to introduce the Super Bamboo technology, including HKTDC Entrepreneur Day, as well as to be interviewed for journals such as Sing Tao, The Standard, Headline Daily and others.