Frontier Technologies Seminars 2021 by HKUST-BDR Joint Research Institute – on topics in Green Buildings for Dual-Carbon Goals & Indoor Positioning

2:30pm - 5:30pm

HKUST-BDR Joint Research Institute (HBJRI) will organize an online Frontier Technologies Seminar on 16 Sept 2021 (Thursday). Prof. Jinglei YANG from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and Dr. Min GAO from Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute (FYTRI) will give seminars on topics as below:


Preliminary Review on the Integrative Innovation Systems in Green Buildings for Dual-Carbon Goals

Professor Jinglei YANG

Building carbon emissions account for a significant proportion of the national total industrial chain carbon emissions. Therefore, quantifying the distribution of energy consumption and carbon emissions at each stage of the life cycle of a typical building and exploring an effective integrated innovation system for green buildings is a necessary path to achieve the Dual-Carbon Goal. This report systematically reviews the carbon-neutral technology approach from an academic perspective, quantifies and evaluates the potential of different integrated innovation strategies for building energy conservation and emission reduction throughout the life cycle. Based on the cutting-edge interdisciplinary research results of the professors at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in this direction, the green building integrated innovation system and plan are initially proposed, which provides cutting-edge exploration and guidance for the transition to the dual-carbon goal.



Indoor Positioning and Indoor Map

Dr. Min GAO

This report introduces how to use the existing light footprint indoor map engine to upgrade and optimize the large-scale Building Information Modelling (BIM) data model and cooperate to complete the data verification of the BIM data conversion system to realize the docking of BIM data and the mobile terminal map engine. Let BIM data be smoothly loaded and rendered on the mobile map engine. Realized the mobile terminal operation and maintenance platform, terminal map, and road network data construction and verification. Deploy Bluetooth positioning terminals in the use area to meet the accuracy requirements of mobile terminal operation and maintenance management services and provide location and equipment facility (spatial) data services for mobile terminal operation and maintenance management scenarios.



All UST staff and students are welcome to attend the seminar and explore potential ways of collaboration on mutually interesting research projects.

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Speakers / Performers:
Prof. Jinglei YANG
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professor Jinglei YANG is an Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and concurrently serving as the Acting Head of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), the Executive Director of the HKUST-Bright Dream Robotics Joint Research Institute, and the Director of Engineering Materials and Reliability Research Center of Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute. He is now a fellow of the Royal Society of Aeronautical Engineering and the Royal Society of Chemistry. Long engaged in interface science and its basic and applied research in microcapsule synthesis and nano-functional materials, high-safety smart battery systems, and metal-fiber composite lightweight integration, and the development of material genes based on physical principles and data-driven Combining technology and automated high-throughput equipment to accelerate the design of new materials, intelligent manufacturing, online characterization, and applications in aerospace, green buildings, intelligent transportation, and other fields.


He is currently an editorial board member or associate editor of multiple international journals such as Composites Communications, Engineered Science, Functional Composites and Structures, Journal of Micromechanics, and Molecular Physics. In addition, he has undertaken several projects supported by governments and enterprises at all levels in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Mainland. In recent years, he has published more than 150 SCI academic papers in materials chemistry-composite materials-mechanics and other interdisciplinary subjects, with a total of more than 7,000 citations, obtained more than ten international and domestic patents, and made keynote reports at important international academic conferences (Keynote) And invited talk (Invited Talk) more than 20 times. In addition, he has been awarded the Ensinger Award by the German Federation of Professors of Polymer Materials, the Best Poster Award of the 17th International Ocean Corrosion and Pollution Conference, the Nanyang Technological University Teaching Inspiration Award, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering "Outstanding Youth in Frontiers of Chinese Engineering Scholar," ranked as the World’s top 1% materials scientists by Stanford University and other honors.

Speakers / Performers:
Dr. Min GAO
Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute

Dr. Min GAO is the Director and the division manager of the Internet of Things R&D division of the Guangzhou HKUST Fok Ying Tung Research Institute. In recent years, his research directions mainly include key Internet of Things technologies such as mobile perception and computing, indoor positioning and navigation, cross-field collaboration, and commercial applications of related cutting-edge technologies. He has rich experience and achievements in innovative technology research and development, application, and industrialization. The products and technologies developed by his team have many applications, including Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Provincial Museum, Guangzhou South Railway Station, Nansha International Cruise Homeport, Shenzhen Bay Science and Technology Ecological Park, Jinan Hanyu Jingu Business Center, etc.; and Incubate several high-tech enterprises to promote the application and promotion of related innovative technologies.

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