In Focus - Issue 29 (Spring 2018)

06 IN FOCUS heong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment Prof Tianshou Zhao is well suited to the mission of pioneering alternative energy research. His own stored reserves of vim and vigor are seemingly inexhaustible as he powers on through each day, determined to realize his dream of one day ushering in a self-sustaining net zero energy community, with Hong Kong leading the way. Such drive has seen Prof Zhao, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of the HKUST Energy Institute, receive HK$ million funding from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council to lead a ve-year theme-based research project to develop a remarkable e-fuel storage system. C Cover Story Fueling change A sustainable net zero community is the lifetime goal of Prof Tianshou Zhao, and his ground-breaking e-fuel energy storage system is set to power this quest forward