The leading research platform in clean energy & environment (CEE) interdisciplinary study in Asia.
Our mission is to provide a strategic and effective platform to enable scholars and students from HKU and the University of Cambridge to collaborate in interdisciplinary research on CEE, to engage industry so research results are relevant, and to engage citizens and the government to facilitate the implementation of policies to benefit the public.
One of the grand challenges of the 21st century is to overcome the problems of climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions. HKU has taken the lead in addressing this challenge by establishing the Initiative on Clean Energy and Environment (ICEE) in 2008, and our efforts have been quite successful, resulting in major grants on Sustainable Energy (USD 6M), LED (USD 2.5M), and Smart Grid (USD 0.7M). Our interdisciplinary focus has also led to research grants on Nuclear Safety Contingency Governance in China (USD 0.4M), and Technology Empowerment via Smart Energy Management (USD 0.17M).
Strategic Alliance //
To have impact on the world, we need truly interdisciplinary efforts, so that our proposed solutions will be better understood and supported by the public and the government. We are working with Energy@Cambridge as a strategic partner. Not only is Cambridge the major international centre in this area, but it is also strategically connected with other major research centres in Europe and North America. Therefore, we collaborate with Cambridge with the goal of establishing the leading research platform in CEE in Asia.
CEERP Invited to Give Keynote and Join Panel Discussion at the Finland - Hong Kong Summit on AI and 5G for Smart and Sustainable Cities
Prof. Victor OK Li, Director of CEERP, was invited to give a keynote speech on “AI to Advance Well-being and Society” and Dr. Jacqueline CK Lam, Co-Director of CEERP, was invited to join the panel discussion in March 2019.
RGC-TBR and HKU-Cambridge Symposium on Integrating Knowledge Graph and Deep Learning in Air Pollution Modeling
Prof. Markus Kraft gave a keynote speech on "Integrating Knowledge Graph and Deep Learning in Air Pollution Modeling" at HKU in Feburary 2019.
RGC-TBR and HKU-Cambridge Symposium on "What is the Future of AI? Socially Beneficial AI?”
Prof. Martin Beniston gave a keynote speech on "What is the Future of AI? Socially Beneficial AI?" at HKU in January 2019.
Are the Socially Deprived Exposed to More Air Pollution in Hong Kong? HKU-Cambridge CEERP reveals air pollution-induced environmental injustice
Poor air quality can result in extremely detrimental health consequences, such as cancer, stroke, asthma or heart disease [1, 2]. Interdisciplinary research conducted by the HKU-Cambridge Clean Energy and Environment Research Platform (HKU-Cambridge CEERP) revealed that there is a statistically significant, positive relationship between ambient PM2.5 (Particulate Matter of width 2.5 microns or less) concentration and the Social Deprivation Index in Hong Kong, and showed the existence of air pollution-induced environmental injustice at the constituency area level in the territory.
Prof. Victor OK Li and Dr. Jacqueline Lam celebrated the first of its kind MOU on PhD Pathway reached between HKU and Cambridge
In Dec 2017, HKU and Cambridge, under HKU-Cambridge Clean Energy and Environment Research Platform, has finally reached a MOU to kickstart a PhD pathway, which allows HKU PhD students registered under our HKU-Cambridge CEERP Programme to undertake a one-year MPhil programme in Technology Policy at the Judge Business School, the University of Cambridge.
HKU-Cambridge Big Data and Clean Energy and Environment Workshop
Prof. Ian Leslie gave a keynote speech on "Platforms for Understanding Environmental Risks" at HKU in August 2017.
Opportunities and Challenges of Wind Power in China's Low Carbon Transition
Prof. Xi Lu gave talk on "Opportunities and Challenges of Wind Power in China's Low Carbon Transition" at HKU in March 2017.
Quantification of Air pollution in London and Beijing
Dr. Jacqueline Lam, Co-Director of CEERP, gave a talk at University of Cambridge.