Research Projects

(As Principle Investigator)

Conference Organization

(and Proceedings/Journal Editorial)

Consultancy Projects


Uncertainties Modelling on Depth Measurements of Buried Circular Objects in Ground Penetrating Radar Survey, General Research Fund from Research Grant Council


Next-generation Imaging Technologies of Rapid Leakage Diagnosis of Underground High-Pressure and Large Water Mains in Carriageway, Innovation Technology Fund and LSCM


Unfolding the lost WWII heritage: promotion of geo-spatial and geophysical technologies, Innovation Technology Fund and PolyU RILS matching fund


Multi-scale and Multi-array Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Diagnosis of Underground Hazards, General Research Fund from Research Grant Council


Time-lapse Imaging and Diagnosis of Urban Subsurface Hazards by Ground Penetrating Radar. General Research Fund from Research Grant Council


Multi-channel and multi-static Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). Large Equipment Grant (research) from PolyU


Development of gas pipe diagnostic technology by nondestructive thermographic and ultrasonic methods (PRP/014/19FX) , from Innovation Technology Fund and Hong Kong and China Gas Company Ltd.


Waveguide characterization of shallow subsurface damages in infrastructure materials by dispersive behavior of ground penetrating radar wave, General Research Fund from Research Grant Council


Developing Quantifiable Defect Record for Tall Building Envelop with Quantitative Infrared Thermography and Building Information Modelling (UIT/141), Innovation Technology Fund as PI, from Innovation Technology Fund and MES Services Ltd.


Development of specifications and certification standards for Underground Utility (UU) Survey based on Nondestructive Testing, Surveying, Imaging and Diagnostic (NDTSID) Approaches (GSP/016/18), from Innovation Technology Fund and industrial sponsorship and income


A Study of Water Seepage in Construction Materials with Phase Velocity Dispersion of Wide-Band Ground Penetrating Radar Wave and Spectral Analysis of Surface Wave (SASW), General Research Fund from Research Grant Council


Developing ground penetrating radar as a spectral analyzer for in-situ evaluation of construction material properties, funded by Research Grant Council, General Research Fund and PolyU's matching grant.


Investigation of Inhomogeneous Water Distribution (IWD) in Soil and Concrete Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), funded by Research Grant Council, Early Career Scheme and PolyU's Faculty of Construction and Environment postdoctoral matching grant.


Survey of Debonds in High-rise External Wall of Buildings with Infrared Camera (IR) Carried by Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), funded by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (RICS).


Accurate Depth Estimation of Embedded Objects as Compliance Check of Concrete Structures by Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), by Construction Industry Institute (Hong Kong) / PolyU Innovation Fund.


Integration of Underground Features Mapped by Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Positioning System, by PolyU start-up fund.


















7/2020 - 3/2021




































Chairman of the international advisory, local steering and local technical committees of the Innovation and Technology Fund project ‘Development of specifications and certification standards for Underground Utility (UU) Survey based on Nondestructive Testing, Surveying, Imaging and Diagnostic (NDTSID) Approaches. >>


Conference Chair of 16th International conference of ground penetrating radar (GPR) 2016 held on 14-17 June 2016 in Hong Kong, editor of the conference proceedings (121 papers in IEEE Xplore library);


Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (JSTARS) and NDT&E International, special issue of GPR 2016










Study for Application of Imaging Technologies for Leak Detection for Underground Large Diameter Water Mains Underneath Carriageway in Urban Areas of Hong Kong, Water Supplies Department (WSD) of HKSARG


Special Course of Underground Utility Mapping and Leak Detection. Land Surveyor Board Malaysia


Study of Thermal Infrared Imaging for Geotechnical and Geological Studies, Ambit Geospatial Solution Limited and Civil Engineering and Development Department (CEDD) of HKSARG


Supervising Detection and Identification of Existing Utilities in Singapore, T.Y. Lin International Pte Ltd., Singapore


Consultancy Service for Training Development of Leak Detection Trade, Water Supplies Department, HKSARG


Training course in enhancement in ground penetrating radar (GPR) acquisition and data processing, Geospatial Science and Technology College, Malaysia


Survey of sky ceiling panel at Shoppes At Venetian (SAV), Venetian Cotai Ltd.


Investigation of Water Loss for Underground Water Supply System at Royal Palms, Wo Shang Wai, Yuen Long, NT


Study on the Effectiveness of the Non-structural Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) Lining Rehabilitation Works, Water Supplies Department, HKSAR Government


Consultancy Service of Infrared Thermography Survey on Condition Assessment on the Ceiling Panels of The Venetian, Macau


Pilot Study of 3D Baseline Mapping of Underground Utilities at Lamma Power Station (Contract No. 17/7498), Hong Kong Electric Co. Ltd.


Collaboration Study on Application of GPR for Void Detection Under Footways, funded by Highways Department, HKSAR Government


Non-destructive structural survey and diagnosis of reinforced concrete structures, Civil Engineering Development Department (CEDD), HKSAR Government.


The use of microwave technology in moisture measurement in concrete, Buildings Department (BD), HKSAR Government.


Collaboration study on application of ground penetration radar for void detection under footways, Highway Department (HyD), HKSAR Government.


Survey of water leak in a rising main in Island Road by ground penetrating radar, Drainage Services Department (DSD), HKSAR Government.


Introductory Training Course in Underground Utility Survey Technologies, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Hong Kong)


Introductory Course in Underground Utility Survey Technologies for Professional Land Surveyor Grade Staff of the Survey and Mapping Office, Lands Department and other Engineering Departments, HKSAR Government


Macao Training Program 2014 on Geomatics Technologies.


Pilot Study on The Use of Ground Penetrating Radar To Detect Void around Water Mains at Carriageway (Stage 1), Water Supplies Department, HKSAR Government.


Non-Destructive Site Investigation Report for Bailey Street and Mok Cheong Street, To Kwa Wan Water Supplies Department, HKSAR Government.









































10/2015 - 4/2017


















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