(852) 3917 8534
I hold a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, a postgraduate diploma and a MA in Higher Education. I have been an active participant in conducting engineering education, generic skills, as well as teaching and learning related workshops. To motivate participation, my workshops are always fun and highly interactive.
I believe in ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ attitude. I enjoy networking and organizing team building activities with my colleagues off work. At work, I am able to come up with lots of creative ideas and I love sharing them with my team members.
Life goals: Still searching
My proudest achievement so far: Lost 30 pounds of weight and becoming inspirational for others to follow!! ☺
Indulgences: My research; my workshops/seminars (I get a bit high presenting); discussion with my husband, my team and other smart people; investing in properties; romance
Inspirational quote: “Work Hard Play Hard and Stay Young!”
My favourite food: Food with love and meaning
|2020||Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award|
|2020||HEA Principal Fellowship|
|2016||36th Round Post-doctoral Fellow Scheme (Research Area: Generic Skills in Education)|
|2016||HKU Outstanding Young Researcher Award|
|2011||King’s/HKU Fellowship Awards|
|2006||DIT Engineering Staff Excellence Achievement Award for the contribution in Student Recruitment and Achievement|
|2005||DIT Engineering Staff Excellence Achievement Award for the contribution in Student Motivation and Retention|
|1998||SMART AWARD (Surface Mount and Related Technology Award) National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC) and SMART group|
|1996-2000||PhD Research Scholarship, Forbairt, Irish Enterprise Board|
|1996-1998||Postgraduate Scholarship Awards Trinity College Dublin|
|1996||Best Student of the Year Award, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMech E)|
|1996||Jeffcott Prize Award, Trinity College Dublin|
|1995||Stanford Smith Prize Award and Book Prize, Trinity College Dublin|
|1994||Book Prize, Trinity College Dublin|
Being immersed in cultures that are so diverse in ideology, I have always asked myself, “What about me? What do I want to be?”. In search of answers, I hiked seven hours to teach children in rural China, switched major from art history to psychology, dived in the deep sea of the Bau Bau Island, reveled with the Pacific from the sky of Honolulu. It turned out that the answer has always been laid out in front of me – it is what I am doing; it is where I am.
Life goals: Constantly exploring and learning and be grateful.
My proudest achievement so far: Switched major thrice during undergraduate studies and graduated on time.
Indulgences: daydreaming and journaling
Inspirational quote: ” The path was written in the omens, and there was no way I could go wrong. ” – the boy from ” The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho
My favorite food: breakfast with eggs in general, whether it be Beijing crepe or American breakfast.
(852) 3917 5193
Life goals: Have a meaningful life. Live by myself and have a cat
Proudest achievement so far: Traveling to New York City and Boston alone for a month without a smartphone
Indulgences: Reading, tennis, watching football, piano, guitar
Inspirations: The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates)
(852) 3917 4539
After deciding to pursue a career in educational research, I have been working as a researcher since 2010, during which I has been involved in a wide range of research projects and have also completed a PhD in Education at The University of Hong Kong. My research interests lie in the area of experiential learning (especially on internship), engineering education, student motivation, generic skills development and assessment.
I enjoy travelling, and I am a dog lover.
Life goal: To have lots of fun and enjoy life, while making a little contribution to the society through my work.
My proudest achievement so far: To be one of the speakers at The 7th International Workshop on Innovative Engineering Education (IEE 2016) held in Jeju, South Korea.
Indulgences: Travelling, Movies & Television Dramas, Korean Pop Music & Concerts, Japanese Character Goods
Favourite food: Nasi Lemak & Laksa, Sushi, Spicy Soft Tofu Stew (sundubu-jjigae), because they makes me feel nostalgic, bringing back good memories of my stay in different countries.
(852) 3917 6071
Life goals: To write a journal about my experiences abroad
My proudest achievement so far: Having seen the Northern Lights at Rovaniemi, Finland
Indulgences: Korean Pop Music, Anime, Reading and Travelling
Inspirational quote: Love yourself, love myself.
My favourite food: Bubble Tea, Egg Tart
(852) 3917 6195
Life goals: To become a teacher in higher education, and to write a novel
Proudest achievement so far: Producing a documentary with a small team about ‘Bananas’ – third-culture kids who are Chinese but grew up in a Western country (myself included)
Indulgences: Manga/anime, videogames, bubble tea
Inspirations: I am driven by my two main goals in life, by my desire for more knowledge, and my mom!
Favourite book and why? The entirety of the Harry Potter series. I grew up reading the books and became completely invested in the wizarding world and its characters – the story taught me a few lessons on being a person and I love that the fan community is still vibrant and thriving, even years after the main series ended. (#RavenclawPride!)
(852) 3917 5272
Life goals: Live Simply, Dare to Dream, Be Grateful, Give Love and Laugh Lots
My proudest achievement so far: To have successfully completed my master’s degree in Korea
Indulgences: Fine Arts and Korean Pop Music
Inspirational quote: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
My favourite food: Singapore Yong Tau Foo, Laksa, Hong Kong Fish Ball Noodles, Dim Sum, Korean Baked Chicken, Spicy Seafood Tofu Soup, Japanese Sushi and Udon Noodles
(852) 3917 0114
My proudest achievement so far: Travelling to 18 countries in my exchange year/ Serving as a voluntary teacher in a poverty-stricken area in Guizhou, China / A fully-funded Cambridge experience
Indulgences: Korean Pop Music, Anime, Reading and Travelling
Life goals: To live seriously within and simply without. To stay genuine, caring, and be sensitive enough to appreciate beauty and have spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings
Indulgences: Exotic experiences; flowers; piano; beautiful writings; Chibi Maruko-chan; antique libraries
Inspirations: The great possibilities one could have in life to make a difference; quiet and sober moments alone
Thesis: “Generic Competencies Development through Experiential Learning: Investigating Diversity in First-year Residential Experiences”
Thesis: “Engineering Students’ Experiential Learning Journey: Nurturing Generic Competencies through Internship Experience”