Ms. Yany Lo-Quiroz
Bachelor of Laws, University of London
Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia.
Master of Science in Environmental Management, The University of Hong Kong.
Ms. Yany Lo-Quiroz leads the non-profit making organization and provides a platform in assisting Government and private sector to solve the solid waste problem by innovation technology and education. Raise the community’s awareness the importance of having a “green Hong Kong”. In 2016, Yany successfully secured close to 2 million dollar worth of funding from the Environmental Conversation Fund to lead as one of the pioneers in carrying out the Municipal Waste Charge Scheme with overwhelming results.
Dr. Thomas Lo
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Biology & Chemical Technology
Deputy Director, Lo Ka Chung Centre for Natural Anti-Cancer Drug Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Thomas Lo Wai-hung has received his PhD from Purdue University, United States during the period of 1991. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the recipient of a Gold Award, 33rd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products, Geneva, 2005 on the invention and development of an anti-cancer protein drug.
His research interests also include bioprocesses for efficient production of enzymes, protein drugs and biomaterials, environmental bio/technology for the removal of pollutants, and biosensors for monitoring and control of environmental and biochemical processes. He has co-authored 60 research publications in SCI journals, 29 papers in referred proceedings, 4 book chapters, 1 US patent and 5 pending patents. He has also co-authored the Environmental Science and Technology’s Second Runner-up Environmental Technology Paper of 2007, Best Paper Award of 2007. He received the President’s Award for Excellent/Achievement in Research Scholarly Activities, 2 Technology Transfer Awards and the 2009 High Impact Achievement Award for Research Achievement from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Dr. Patrick Lee
Ph. D. in Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Assistant Professor, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Associate Dean, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
Dr. Patrick Lee’s academic background is in biochemical engineering, environmental engineering and environmental microbiology. He often works at the interface of fundamental and applied sciences. Dr. Lee’s previous research was centered on studying microbes that can transform the carcinogenic chlorinated-ethenes to harmless products. This research involved using a systems biology approach and various molecular and culturing techniques to study the genome, physiology and metabolism of laboratory model bacteria as well as complex microbial communities from the environment and bioreactor.