Leung D.Y.C.

Professor, Head of Department


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Prof. Dennis Y.C. Leung received his BEng (1982) and PhD (1988) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He had worked with the Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd. for five years heading the air pollution section of the company before joining the University of Hong Kong in 1993. Professor Leung is now a full professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering specializing in environmental pollution control and renewable & clean energy development. He has published more than 450 articles in this area including 300+ peer reviewed top SCI journal papers. He was invited to publish more than 20 review articles in leading energy and environment related journals. His current h-index is 73 and total citations are more than 30000. He is one of the top 1% highly cited scientists in the world in energy field since 2010 (Essential Science Indicators) and named as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics since 2017. Prof. Leung has delivered more than 70 keynote and invited speeches in many conferences as well as public lectures.

Prof. Leung is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the HKIE, IMechE, Energy Institute and FIAAM. He is also the Past Chairman of the Institute of Energy (HK Branch), and serves/served as an editorial board member of a number of journals including Progress in Energy (Associate Editor), Applied Energy, Applied Sciences, Energy Conversion and Management, Frontiers in Environmental Science (Specialty Chief Editor). He currently serves as a board member of the Hong Kong Institution of Science and NAMI Centre, chairman and member of a few government committees and appeal panels related to sustainable energy and environment, and an external examiner of the THEi BSE Programme. Professor Leung received numerous awards including the Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award and Outstanding Earth Champion Hong Kong award in recognizing his contributions in protecting the environment.

Research Areas

Energy conversion and conservation

Renewable energy

Electrochemical energy


Air pollution and emission control

Air dispersion modelling

Vehicular emission control

Research Projects