Visiting address
Phone: +852 34426475

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes


Ir Dr Alan Fong obtained his bachelor (1996) & master degree (2004) in Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his PhD (2015) in De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Before he has joined City University of Hong Kong in August 2007, he has over fifteen years practical experiences in the building services consultancy and contracting industry. He is expert in system design and project management of building services systems installation involving institutional, infrastructural projects, hotel, industrial, offices, commercial and residential development in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.


His mission is to broaden student’s interest and horizon on aspect of building services, energy and fire engineering by means of his academic knowledge, intensive design practical experience, management and real-life industrial worldwide practices related to building development services engineering.


Academic Qualifications:

  • BEng (1996) in Building Services Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  •  MSc (2004) in Construction and Real Estate Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • PhD (2015) in De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Professional Qualifications:

  • MCIBSE CEng (1999) (Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers)
  • MHKIE (Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers in Building Services (2000), Fire (2006), Energy (2014) Disciplines)
  • MASHRAE (2001) (Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • RPE (2001) Registered Professional Engineer (Building Services Discipline)

Research Interests/Areas

Life cycle cost analysis, building energy efficiency, thermal comfort, air distribution strategy.


Education Grants (internal)

  • 2/2012-1/2013, Development of a discovery-enriched teaching and learning system for engineering students of energy audit by in-class and out-class learning activities, Project number: 6000367, Teaching Development Grant (Principle investigator)
  • 9/2011-9/2012, Environmental sustainability "Headcount Index for CityU's air conditioned area for engineering students in project studio 2, Project number: 6986002, Campus Sustainability Fund, Communities of Practice (Principle investigator)

Research Grants (internal)

  • 2/2009-4/2010, Full scale experimental investigation on comparison of the mixing ventilation system and localized ventilation system, BST Divisional Research Grant (DRG) for small scale projects (Principle Investigator)
  • 12/2007-6/2008, BST20542 Course Teaching Material Development to upgrade the course material and develop new teaching and learning activities and assessment task for implementation in the OBTL approach. (Principle Investigator)

Other Grants (internal)

  • 3/2013-3/2014, Real-time mobile App to discover Energy Management Opportunity, DEC Mobile App Development Grant (Principle investigator)


5/2014, As supervisor of Graduate- Mr. Lai Chun Tak (2011 cohort) won the first prize (Tertiary Institution Category) of Samsung Smart Education competition named "Samsung Solve for Tomorrow" contest by designing new energy-saving ventilation and air conditioning system and awarded a total HK$350,000 of cash and Samsung's product.