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. PolyU Ph.D. student Aatif Ali Khan is the first and founding president. 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.

    Currently, SFPE HK Student Chapter has about 30 members from different universities, if you have interest in joining us, please contact:flynn.lin@connect.polyu.hk or zhuojun.nan@connect.polyu.hk

Chapter Officers


Mr. Shaorun Lin


Shaorun is the current president of SFPE Hong Kong Student Chapter. He is a 3rd-year Ph.D. candidate at PolyU and received his B.Eng. from Shenzhen University in 2018. His research fields include fire dynamics, smoldering fire, wildland fire, fire ecology and so on. He has co-authored more than 10 journal papers. He is the winner of SFPE Student Research Grant, The Great Bay Area STEM Excellence Award, Tree Grants, Outgoing PolyU Scholarship, HKIE Student Essay Competition (top award) and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Outstanding Graduate Award.

Miss Zhuojun Nan

Vice President

Zhuojun is the current vice president of the SFPE Hong Kong student chapter. She was first introduced to structural and fire safety engineering during her MSc and has one and a half years of professional experience working on key projects in Arup, Shanghai. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in PolyU. Her research interest includes travelling fire, structural fire safety analysis, connections behaviour under fire, and smart firefighting.

Mr. Xiaoning Zhang


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

Miss Siyan Wang


Siyan currently serves as secretary of the SFPE Hong Kong Student Chapter. She is a final year student pursing her bachelor's in Building Services Engineering at HK PolyU, and her research focuses on fire safety engineering, wildland fire and smoldering fire. She is also the winner of HKSAR Government Scholarship, President Emeritus Professor Poon Chung-Kwong Scholarship and so on. 

Former Staff

Mr. Atif Ali Khan



PhD in HK PolyU

Research Areas: Structural fire, Façade fire.

Mr. Mhd Anwar Orabi

Vice President (2019-2020)

PhD in HK PolyU

Research Areas: Structural fire engineering.

Miss. Peiyi (Sally) Sun



PhD in HK PolyU

Research Areas: Dripping fire.

Mr. Shaorun Lin Secretary (2019-2020)

PhD in HK PolyU

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