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CHEN, Cindy

Dr CHEN, Cindy



  • BEng (Huazhong U.S.T.)
  • MEng (Harbin I.T.)
  • PhD [PolyU (H.K.)]

Dr Chen obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Building Services Engineering from PolyU in 2016 with the Outstanding Thesis Award. Her research interests include heat and mass transfer modeling of indirect evaporative cooler, desiccant enhanced evaporative cooling air-conditioning system and combined cooling, and heating and power system optimisation.


Dr Chen joined this institution in 2019, teaching the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering after nine months of postdoctoral research at PolyU and two years of teaching and research at the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi).


Dr Chen is active in research in the areas of heat and mass transfer and air-conditioning system modeling. Up to 2019, she has published 18 Science Citation Index journal papers, 7 international conference papers and 1 monograph. Most of her papers were published in top refereed journals. She obtained Research Grants Council General Research Fund as Co-investigator in the 2019/20 Exercise and THEi Seed Grant in 2017/18 as Principal Investigator. Over the years, Dr Chen has participated actively in applied research projects in collaboration with local industries and government departments including the Hong Kong Housing Authority and Drainage Services Department to advance sustainable building service technology.


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