Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) Public Symposium 2017


The CUHK cross-institutional theme-based research scheme (TRS) project “Smart Solar Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Utilization” led by Prof. Ching-ping Wong, Dean of Engineering was presented at the “TRS Public Symposium” on 9 December 2017. In the Symposium, a total of 14 projects funded from the first 3 rounds of the scheme were showcased to 270 stakeholders from the research community, industry and government representatives.

The objective of this scheme is to focus academic research efforts of the UGC-funded universities on themes of strategic importance to the long-term development of Hong Kong. So far a total of 7 rounds of projects has been funded.

The team reported substantial progress in various areas of solar energy technology, putting Hong Kong on the map. They include the best-performing energy harvesting and storage technologies worldwide, development of various new materials, a highly efficient online energy generation scheduling algorithm for microgrids,  the first-ever smart energy management online system “Woo Sing Power” in CUHK student hostel, as well as the first-of-its-kind smart microgrid laboratory in Hong Kong.  

The Theme-based Research Scheme (TRS) is one of the prominent research funding schemes administrated by the Research Grants Council (RGC) with the objective to focus academic research effort of the University Grants Council (UGC)-funded universities on theme of strategic importance to the long-term development of Hong Kong.

For more details, please visit the project website at