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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. 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: tianhang.zhang@connect.polyu.hk (T. Zhang) or xiaon.zhang@connect.polyu.hk (X. Zhang)

See our Monthly Webinar events and Photo Gallery

Chapter Officers

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Mr. Tianhang Zhang

President

Tianhang is the current president of the SFPE Hong Kong Student Chapter. He is a 2nd-year Ph.D. student at PolyU and received his B.Eng. from Zhejiang University in 2017 and MSc from Zhejiang University in 2020. His research fields include compartment fire, smart firefighting, and tunnel fire dynamics. He is the winner of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme, 9th ISTSS Best Paper Award, Chinese National Scholarship, and Zhejiang Province Outstanding Graduate Award.

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Mr. Xiaoning Zhang

Vice President

Xiaoning is the Vice President of the SFPE Hong Kong student chapter. He received his MSc Degree in fire safety field from the Department of Building Services Engineering at HK PolyU in 2020. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. at HK PolyU. His research interests include smart firefighting, tunnel fire and fire modelling.

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Mr. Cheng Chen

Treasurer

Cheng Chen is the current treasurer of the SFPE Hong Kong student chapter. He received his B.Eng. from Hunan University in 2019 and MSc from City University of Hong Kong in 2020. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering at HK PolyU, and his research focuses on timber-steel composite system, fire-safe timber buildings and structural response of timber elements under coupled load and fire effect.

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Miss Gulzhan Aldan

Secretary

Gulzhan currently serves as a secretary of the SFPE Hong Kong Student Chapter. She is a final year student pursuing her undergraduate degree in Building Services Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and her final year project focuses on visibility through the smoke. She is also a winner of the PolyU FCE International Student Scholarship, Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme Scholarship, CIBSE Hong Kong Region Student Award and so on

Former Leadership

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Mr. Shaorun Lin

President

(2020-2021)

Postdoc at

HK PolyU

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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Mr. Atif Ali Khan

President

(2019-2020)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Structural fire, Façade fire.

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Mr. Mhd Anwar Orabi

Vice President (2019-2020)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Structural fire engineering.

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Miss Peiyi (Sally) Sun

Treasurer

(2019-2020)

Ph.D. student at

HK PolyU

Research Areas: Dripping fire.