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2016/17 Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector - List of Funded Projects

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (FDS)

No. Project Reference No. Project Title Principal Investigator Institution Funding Period (Months) Amount Awarded by RGC (Inclusive of On-costs) (HK$)
1 UGC/FDS25/M06/16 The synergistic effect of using pioglitazone in combination with piceatannol in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in rats
Dr CHAN Shun-wan
THEi
36
999,910
2 UGC/FDS11/M02/16 Potential involvement of NUCB2/nesfatin-1 in emesis and feeding in Suncus murinus
Dr CHAN Sze-wa
Caritas
36
1,271,537
3 UGC/FDS14/B19/16 The Evolutionary Trend of International Income Inequality: An Analysis of Decomposition and Transitional Dynamics Dr CHEONG James Tsun-se
HSMC
36
421,177
4 UGC/FDS15/H03/16 Exploring how self-control training improves self-control performance: An experience sampling study
Dr CHOW Tak-sang
Shue Yan
18
614,890
5 UGC/FDS16/H08/16 A study of the language specificness of two nursing specialties
Dr CHOW Vanliza Mei-yung
OUHK
24
363,500
6 UGC/FDS16/B02/16 Halting wasteful consumption: The differential impact of guilt and shame
Dr CHU Maggie Ying-ying
OUHK
24
460,668
7 UGC/FDS14/P05/16 Statistical Inference of Sensitive Randomized Dichotomous Responses with Applications to Information Management and Healthcare Management Dr CHU Man-ying
HSMC
36
1,182,250
8 UGC/FDS15/B01/16 Is social media a distraction or an enhancement for organisations? A social media and team creativity model (SMTCM) Dr CUI Xiling
Shue Yan
24
755,650
9 UGC/FDS13/E02/16 Digitalized Assessment Developmental Coordination Disorder with Integrated Eye-Motion Tracking Technology: System and Algorithms Dr FU Hong
Chu Hai
36
1,035,675
10 UGC/FDS17/M04/16 Characterising and Fingerprinting Biomarkers of Urolithiasis: A Case Control Study (Stage 1 of 2) Prof GOHEL Mayur Danny I
TWC
24
1,169,269
11 UGC/FDS25/E02/16 How public are the public spaces? The effect of management regime on public space quality Prof HO Daniel Chi-wing
THEi
24
687,996
12 UGC/FDS16/E01/16 Design and development of a big data system for predicting harmful algal blooms Prof HO Kin-chung
OUHK
24
698,725
13 UGC/FDS17/M05/16 (Withdrawn) A community-based nurse-led diabetes prevention programme Dr HO Man
TWC
24
1,018,328
14 UGC/FDS17/H01/16 Effectiveness of the Mental Health First Aid Programme for nursing students in Hong Kong Dr HUNG Shuk-yu
TWC
24
617,234
15 UGC/FDS16/B08/16 The relationship between corporate philanthropy and corporate financial performance in Hong Kong-listed companies Dr LAM Sze-sing
OUHK
36
598,675
16 UGC/FDS25/E13/16 Modelling age composition and survival of high-rise building stock for sustainable urban management Dr LAU Wai-kin
THEi
21
594,517
17 UGC/FDS17/M01/16 Effects of combined cognitive and exercise training for older adult with mild cognitive impairment Dr LAW Lan-fong
TWC
36
1,086,435
18 UGC/FDS15/B02/16 Are Asset Impairment and Earnings Management for Tunneling? Evidence from Connected Transactions in Hong Kong Dr LEE Hua
Shue Yan
24
553,250
19 UGC/FDS14/P03/16 Analysis and Application of Bounds in Insolvency Problem Dr LEE Wing-yan
HSMC
24
733,800
20 UGC/FDS25/H02/16 Psycho fit: A new method of apparel sizing system in mass customization Dr LI Travis Wang-hei
THEi
18
352,000
21 UGC/FDS14/B10/16 Identify the Uniqueness of Idiosyncratic Deals: A Comparison with Similar Practices and An Empirical Investigation Dr LIAO Yi
HSMC
24
339,815
22 UGC/FDS12/H04/16 (Withdrawn) Between Sweden and China: Gender Dynamics and Practices in the Chinese Transnational Family in Sweden Dr LIONG Mario Chan-ching
Centennial
36
798,494
23 UGC/FDS11/H04/16 A Qualitative Exploration of Leadership and Management Styles among Management Staff and How They Influence the Care Providers Caring for the Older People in Residential Care Homes Dr LOW Lisa Pau-le
Caritas
30
604,195
24 UGC/FDS25/E07/16 Development of fluorinated Si/C composites with porous and micro/-nanoarchitectures for advanced Lithium ion batteries Dr LU Xiaoying
THEi
24
791,300
25 UGC/FDS11/B01/16 Economic Consequences of the Anti-Corruption Campaign in China Dr MAN Paul Ho-yin
Caritas
36
496,325
26 UGC/FDS14/E05/16 Adaptive Process Optimization Strategies: Sustaining the Best-in-class Performance of Spare Parts Services Dr MO Yiu-wing
HSMC
36
985,650
27 UGC/FDS11/H03/16 Exploring the Sexual Self of Female Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Dr NG Hoi-nga
Caritas
36
667,100
28 UGC/FDS14/B20/16 Is the Investor-pays Model an Effective Solution to Problems in the Credit Rating Industry? Dr SHEN Jianfu
HSMC
24
793,997
29 UGC/FDS25/H05/16 Asylum-seeking journeys among refugees in Hong Kong: processes, meanings and impacts Dr SHUM Chun-tat
THEi
24
626,726
30 UGC/FDS14/P01/16 Advanced Statistical Methods for Complex Longitudinal Data Analysis Prof TANG Man-lai
HSMC
36
1,114,450
31 UGC/FDS24/H04/16 Revisiting Public Relations Functions and Values in the Digital Era Dr TONG Suk-chong
PolyU SPEED
24
562,163
32 UGC/FDS25/M02/16 Made-to-order: engineering and optimization of "tunable" yeasts for phytate hydrolysis Dr TSANG Wai-kei
THEi
24
754,500
33 UGC/FDS14/H08/16 Developing the Model of Inoculated Spiral of Silence (ISoS) for the Insight of Public Opinion in Hong Kong Prof TSO Scarlet Hung
HSMC
24
752,200
34 UGC/FDS23/H02/16 Dismantling the Gender Binary - Developing Competence Enhancement Program in recognizing Intersexuality for Social Worker and Teacher Trainees Dr TSUI Elaine Yin-Ling
HKBU SCE
36
759,100
35 UGC/FDS24/H05/16 The Use of Urban Green Spaces (UGS): The Impacts of Perceived UGS Characteristics and Socio-psychological Factors Dr WAN Kar-ho
PolyU SPEED
36
637,660
36 UGC/FDS11/E04/16 Structural Modeling, Characterization and Analysis of New Receptor-Ligand Systems: Applying Computational Methods in Molecular Binding Affinity Analysis Dr WANG Dan
Caritas
36
1,147,621
37 UGC/FDS25/H06/16 Language use and attitudes towards it by teachers and students in Chinese as a second language classrooms in Hong Kong Dr WANG Danping
THEi
24
654,096
38 UGC/FDS11/E03/16 Sentiment Analysis based on Multi-source Social Network Data Prof WANG Fu-lee
Caritas
36
789,000
39 UGC/FDS24/E01/16 Design and Implementation of an Induction Program to Encourage Teachers to Adopt Mobile Phone-based Student Response System Dr WONG Adam Ka-lok
PolyU SPEED
24
525,101
40 UGC/FDS14/B16/16 Consumer Carbon Label: Development of Supply Chain Product Carbon Footprint and Consumer Carbon Index for Beverage Merchandise Dr WONG Eugene Yin-cheung
HSMC
24
967,227
41 UGC/FDS25/E04/16 Study of the performance of asphalt with high-volume plastic waste for highway pavement in Hong Kong Dr WONG Ho-fai
THEi
36
1,059,710
42 UGC/FDS13/B05/16 A Monetary History of Hong Kong, 1871 - 2015 Dr WONG Kin-ming
Chu Hai
24
786,700
43 UGC/FDS14/E03/16 Secure Cloud Database System using Communication-Efficient Multi-Party Computation Dr WONG Wai-kit
HSMC
36
712,209
44 UGC/FDS25/E11/16 Enhanced biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons and energy harvest from field contaminated marine sediment by coupling sediment microbial fuel cell with nitrate induced biostimulation Dr YAN Yuk-shing
THEi
24
956,440
45 UGC/FDS14/B25/16 Motivating Loyalty Program Members toward Reward Pursuit: A Cross-Cultural Perspective Dr YANG Xin
HSMC
24
492,300
46 UGC/FDS14/B03/16 Acquirers' Transparency and Market Reactions to M&As in Emerging Markets - Evidence from China Dr YIP Wing-yue
HSMC
36
526,800
47 UGC/FDS13/B01/16 Corporate Social Responsibility, Income Distribution and Social Welfare Prof YU Eden Siu-hung
Chu Hai
36
975,691
48 UGC/FDS14/P02/16 On the Uncertainty of Value-at-Risk of Individual Risk Dr YUEN Fei-lung
HSMC
36
1,152,383
49 UGC/FDS25/M05/16 Air purification and carbon sequestration by urban park trees in Hong Kong Dr ZHANG Hao
THEi
24
823,022
50 UGC/FDS25/E10/16 Study on the transient response performance of liquid desiccant dehumidifier and regenerator under the coupling effect of different control algorithm Dr ZHONG Dan
THEi
36
835,028