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Hong Kong Student Chapter for the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) was found on December. 22, 2019. It is the first student chapter in China, and the third in Asia. The chapter is set to promote fire safety engineering amongst students by hosting workshops, lectures, and events targeted at university students in Hong Kong. The chapter won Golden Awards for Chapter Excellence from SFPE Board of Directors for contributing to the needs of their members and the Society in both 2021, and 2022. For the latest updates, please see the official Website or Twitter.

SFPE HK Student Chapter has about 40 members from different universities, if you have interest in joining us, please contact: yanhui2021.liu@connect.polyu.hk (Y. Liu) or yan-fu.zeng@connect.polyu.hk (Y. Zeng)

See our Monthly Webinar events and Photo Gallery

Chapter Officers

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Mr. Yanhui Liu

President

Yanhui is the current president of the SFPE Hong Kong Student Chapter. He is a 2nd-year PhD student under the supervision of Dr Xinyan Huang. He received his MSc degree from the Department of Building Services Engineering at HK PolyU in 2020 and his B.Eng. from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2017. His research fields include fire dynamics and battery fire safety.

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Mr. Yanfu Zeng

Vice President

Yanfu is the Vice President of the SFPE Hong Kong student chapter. Yanfu is currently a PhD student of Fire Safety Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received his master’s degree from the University of Leeds (2018) and bachelor’s degree from Southwest Jiaotong University (2017). Prior to joining PolyU, Yanfu was a fire engineer in the Arup Shenzhen Office (2018-2021), where he provided consulting services of fire safety design for projects, including super high building, train station, hotel, etc. His research interests include smart firefighting and performance-based fire engineering design. 

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Mr. Yunzhu Qin

Treasurer

Yunzhu is the current treasurer of the SFPE Hong Kong student chapter. He received his bachelor’s degree from the School of Chemical Engineering at Sichuan University (SCU) in 2021. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD in the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering at HK PolyU. His research focuses on smouldering, wildland fire, fire ecology, and fire Emission.

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Miss HouMan Kwok

Secretary

HouMan Kwok currently serves as a secretary of the SFPE Hong Kong Student Chapter. She is a final year student pursuing her undergraduate degree in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and her final year project focuses on the extinguish performance of carbonated drinks. She was also a committee member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Student’s Society of the PolyU. Her research interests include smart firefighting and fire modelling. 

Former Leadership

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Mr. Tianhang Zhang

President

(2021-2022)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Compartment fire, Smart firefighting, and Tunnel fire dynamics

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Mr. Xiaoning Zhang

Vice President

(2021-2022)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas:

Smart firefighting, Tunnel fire, and Fire modelling.

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Mr. Cheng Chen

Treasurer

(2021-2022)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas:

Timber-steel composite system, Fire-safe timber buildings 

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Miss Gulzhan Aldan

Secretary

(2021-2022)

Ph.D. student at

University of Pennsylvania

with full scholarship

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Dr. Shaorun Lin

President

(2020-2021)

Postdoc at

UC Berkeley

Research Areas:  Smoldering fire, Wildland fire, Fire ecology.

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Miss Zhuojun Nan

Vice President

(2020-2021)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Travelling fire, Structural fire.

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Miss Siyan Wang

Secretary

(2020-2021)

Ph.D. student at

UC Berkeley

Research Areas: Wildland fire, Smoldering fire.

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Dr. Atif Ali Khan

President

(2019-2020)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Structural fire, Façade fire.

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Dr. Mhd Anwar Orabi

Vice President

(2019-2020)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Structural fire engineering.

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Dr. Peiyi (Sally) Sun

Treasurer

(2019-2020)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Dripping fire.

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