Prof YEUNG, Yau Yuen   楊友源
Adjunct Professor
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 7650
Fax No: (852) 2948 7676
Email: yyyeung@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-3605-0988
Phone
(852) 2948 7650
Fax
(852) 2948 7676
Email
yyyeung@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
7006608750
Research Interest
  • Physics (condensed matter physics, materials science, atomic spectroscopy of rare earths and transition metals, energy technology, crystal field theory)
  • Computational Science (atomic physics, molecular dynamics simulation, learning theory)
  • Science Education, Physics Education and STEM education (informal science learning, remote-controlled experiments, affective domain of science learning, social network analysis in education)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (also known as Information and Communications Technology in Education) (Web-based learning, ICT-mediated experiments, mobile learning, virtual reality & 3D visualization)
External Appointment

Public Services and Consultancies

1. Government and NGO Committees

  • Ÿ Vice Chairman, Working Committee at Central and Southern Region, Steering Committee for Physics Teaching in Higher Education, Ministry of Education, PR China (2018-2022).
  • Secretary and Council Member, Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society (4/97 – 11/2004)
  • Ÿ Chief Editor, “Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching”. [Online] http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt. Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong (2000 – present)
  • Ÿ Board Chairman, Selection Board for Scholarships 2015/16, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council, Hong Kong (2015/16)
  • Ÿ Honorary Adviser (Education), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (5/2006 – 3/2020)
  • Ÿ Member, Interview Panel, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government (2016)
  • Ÿ Member, Education Committee of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong (12/2001 – now)
  • Ÿ Member, The CDC-HKEAA Committee on Integrated Science, Curriculum Development Council and Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority (10/2013-9/2015)
  • Ÿ Member, Sixth Form Physics Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority (9/1995-10/2013)
  • Ÿ Member of the Executive Committee, East-Asian Association for Science Education (2011-2015)
  • Ÿ Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Turkish Science Education, Turkey (1/2004 – now)
  • Ÿ Syndic, National Association of Research in Advanced Physics Education, P.R. China (11/2005 – 4/2012).
  • Ÿ Member, Focus group for developing depository for junior secondary science, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government (2010/11-2011/12).
  • Ÿ Museum Affair Adviser (Science), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (11/2002 – 3/2005)
  • Ÿ Consultant, “Preparing students for the NSS Liberal Studies: A school-based approach to enhancing enquiry learning at Key Stage 3”, one of the University-School Support Programmes funded by Education Development Fund, HKSAR Government (2008/09-2009/10).
  • Ÿ Council Member and Regional Representative, Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society (2010-2012).
  • Ÿ Deputy Leader, “Research on the new mode of curriculum enhancement as driven by technological innovation” (Project approval number: FHB070423), an “Eleventh 5-Year Plan”project of China’s national science education, China National Institute for Educational Research. (3/2008 – 2011)
  • Ÿ Member, Physics Subject Committee (Sixth Form), Curriculum Development Council (9/95-8/99)

2. Referee for reviewing papers and projects

  • Ÿ Journal referee, Assessment of over 60 research papers submitted to journals called Physical Review B, Physical Review E and Physical Review Letters, (3 top-rank physics journals published by the American Physical Society, USA, 1994 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Acta Physica Polonica A (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, AIP Advances (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Canadian Journal of Physics (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Chemical Physics Letters (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Chemical Physics (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Cogent Education (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Computational Condensed Matter (2017 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Crystal Research & Technology (2018 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Crystal Growth & Design (2019 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Education 3-13 (2019 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Educational Technology and Society (2016 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Applied Physics (2017 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Computers in Education (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Crystal Growth (2019 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Curriculum Studies (2004).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Educational Technology & Society (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Luminescence (2008 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Materials Chemistry C (2017 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Materials Science (2020 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Pure & Applied Physics (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Turkish Science Education, Turkey (2004 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Learning and Individual Differences (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Nukleonika (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Optical Materials (2013 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Philosophical Magazine (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Philosophical Magazine Letters (2011 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Physica B (2010 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Physica Status Solidi (2012 - now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Polyhedron (2017 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Pure and Applied Physics (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (2010 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Research in Science Education (2015 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Science and Education (2015 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Spectroscopy Letters (2008).
  • Ÿ Referee, Assessment of research grant proposals in education/science education, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (1998/99, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, and 2013/14)
  • Ÿ Reviewer, Assessment of a multi-year research grant proposal, University of Macau, Macau (2012)
  • Ÿ Reviewer, assessing over 30 applications for Internal Research Grants and RGC General Research Fund, Committee on Research and Development of HKIEd (2009/10-now).
  • Ÿ External Reviewer, evaluation of 3 projects funded by Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government (10/2001 – 12/2003)
  • Ÿ Reviewer, reviewing a book proposal on science education for the Spriner (2013).
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, June 23-27, 2014, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 2 papers submitted for presentation in the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, November 30 – December 4, 2014, Nara, Japan.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the International Conference on Technology in Education, July 2-4, 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, November 18-22, 2013, Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 2 papers submitted for presentation in the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 26-30, 2012. Singapore.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 4 papers submitted for presentation in the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 28 - December 2, 2011. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 4 papers submitted for presentation in the 18th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 26-30 May, 2014. Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the 17th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 27-31 May, 2013. Beijing, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 6 papers submitted for presentation in the 16th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 28 May - 1 June, 2012. Kenting, Taiwan.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 9 papers submitted for presentation in the 15th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 29-31 May, 2011. Hangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the XIV International Organisation of Science and Technology Education Symposium 2010, 14-18 June, 2010, Bled, Slovenia.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the XIII International Symposium of International Organisation of Science and Technology Education, Izmir, Turkey (2007-2008).
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Teaching 2008 (2007).
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the 15th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 5-9, 2007. Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 5 papers submitted for presentation in the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 30 – December 4, 2009. Hong Kong, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the Conference on Research and Practices in Science Education, 16-17 Dec., 2005. Hong Kong, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the 14th International Conference on Computers in Education, 30 Nov. – 4 Dec., 2006. Beijing, China.
  • Ÿ Reviewer, assessing paper submissions for Teachers’ Handbook of the Conference on Research and Practices in Science Education (CRPSE 2005) (2006).

3. Higher Degree Examination

  • ŸŸ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Fabrication of DMS materials doped with transition metal ions in ZnS nanocrystals: Application to spintronic and LED devices”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (2019-2020)
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Spectroscopic study of Mn2+ doped II/VI semiconductor nanocrystals”, University of Allahabad, India (2018)
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Structural and optical properties of rare earth ions doped NaCaAIPO4F3 nanophosphors”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (2017-18)
  • External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Investigations on VO2+, Mn2+, Fe3+, and Cu2+ doped calcium borophosphate nanophosphors”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (12/2015-4/2016).
  • External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Effect of Divalent and Trivalent Transition Metal Ion Dopants on CdO/ZnS Nanocomposite”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (8/2015-11/2015).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and Optical Study of Mn2+ doped Single Crystals”, University of Allahabad, India (12/2014-5/2015).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Mechanochemical synthesis and spectral characterization of transition metal ions doped Ca-Li hydroxyapatite nanpowder”, Acharya Nagarjuna University , India (12/2014-5/2015).
  • Chairman, Thesis Examination Panel, assessment of an EdD degree candidate’s thesis “To investigate the extent of using mobile devices to facilitate formal and informal learning for university students studying at Guangzhou", Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong (2014).
  • Internal Examiner, assessment of an EdD degree candidate’s thesis “Teacher Education: A study of pre-service teachers’ scientific epistemological views and implementation of argumentation in science classrooms Teacher Education: A study of pre-service teachers’ scientific epistemological views and implementation of argumentation in science classrooms", Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong (2014).
  • External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and optical study of Mn-doped nanocrystals”, University of Allahabad, India (1/2012-5/2012).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Transition Metal Ions Doped Chlorocadmiumphosphate Cd (HPO4) Cl.(H3N(CH2)6 NH3)0.5 Nanocrystals”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (10/2011-12/2011).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and UV/visible absorption spectra of transition ion doped single crystals”, Gautam Budh Technical University, Lucknow, India (7/2011-10/2011).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and Optical Study of Fe3+ and Cr3+ Ions Doped Single Crystals”, University of Allahabad, India (12/2010-3/2011).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “ESR Absorption of Transition and Lanthanide Ions Doped Single Crystals”, University of Allahabad, India (3-7/09).
  • Ÿ Syndic and member of Oral Examination Committee, examination of a master degree candidate, South China Normal University (6/06).
  • Ÿ External examiner, Assessment of a master degree candidate’s thesis, South China Normal University (5/05).
  • Ÿ Syndic and member of Oral Examination Committee, Oral examination of a master degree candidate, South China Normal University (5/04).
  • Ÿ MPhil Examiner, Examination of a MPhil candidate, City University of Hong Kong (4/03).
  • Ÿ MPhil Examiner, Examination of a MPhil candidate, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (7/93).
  • Ÿ Additional Examiner, Oral examination of a PhD candidate, The University of Hong Kong (9/94).

4. Conference organisation

  • Ÿ Chairman, HKIEd’s 20th Anniversary Featured Symposium 8b: e-learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education: Practices and Evaluation, Asia Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference 2014, Hong Kong (19-21 Nov., 2014).
  • Ÿ Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Hong Kong Symposium 2013 on Recent Advances in Energy Technology and the Environment: Rare Earths, Transition Metals, Synchrotron Radiation and VUV (5 December, 2013, Hong Kong).
  • Ÿ Executive Chair, Global Chinese Conference on Science Education 2013. Guanghzou: South China Normal University (7-9 July, 2013).
  • Ÿ Vice Chair, International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education 2013, Hong Kong (4-6 July, 2013).
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society Symposium 2012, Beijing (11-15 Oct., 2012).
  • Ÿ Chair, Global Chinese Conference on Science Education 2010. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2009-2010).
  • Ÿ Member of International Advisory Board, 2011 International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Change and the 2011 International Technology, Education and Environment Conference, Omoku, Nigeria (2011).
  • Ÿ Member, Programme Committee, International Conference on Computers in Education (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Ÿ Member, Programme Committee, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Ÿ Member, Programme Committee, 2014 International Conference on Technology in Education (2014).
  • Ÿ Chair, Roundtable Workshop on Effective Methods of Scientific Computation, Modelling and Visualisation. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2009).
  • Ÿ International Advisor, World Conference on New Trends in Science Education (WCNTSE), 19-23 September 2011. Kusadasi, Turkey (2011).
  • Ÿ Member, International Scientific Committee, XIII International Symposium of International Organisation of Science and Technology Education, Izmir, Turkey (2007-2008).
  • Ÿ Conference Co-ordinator, Organising Committee for the Tenth National Association of Research in Advanced Physics Education Conference, Guangzhou and Hong Kong (8/2006)
  • Ÿ Member, International Organising Committee, 4th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium 2004. Bangalore, India: Indian Institute of Science.
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, Science and Technology Education Conference 2002. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2002)
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, Science and Technology Education Conference 1996. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong (95/96)
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, First Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium 1997. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong (95/96-96/97)

5. Speaker for Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

  • ŸSpeaker, “Online (Remote-controlled) Experiments for Effective Science Learning in Hong Kong and China: Low-cost Approach and Preliminary Findings”, Dean’s Research Seminar, 19 Sept., 2019.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Shatin”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 18 June 2019.
  • Seminar speaker, “Innovative Mobile Logger for Effective Learning and Teaching of Science and Environmental Studies”, a seminar delivered for around 100 teachers and students at the South China Normal University, 27 April, 2019.
  • Seminar speaker, “Introducing STEM Education – International and Hong Kong Practices”, a seminar delivered for around 100 teachers and students at the South China Normal University, 27 April, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Wong Tai Sin”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 11 April 2019.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Causeway Bay”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 8 Nov 2018.
  • Speaker, “Sharing on the Invention of the Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies”, a public seminar delivered to over 200 school teachers and students at the InnoTech Expo 2018 as organized by Our Hong Kong Foundation, 27 Sept 2018.
  • Invited exhibitor, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies”, exhibition of an educational technology invention at the InnoTech Expo 2018 (with a total of 150,000 visitors) as organized by Our Hong Kong Foundation, 23 Sept – 2 Oct, 2018.
  • Presenter, “Pedagogy-embedded, multi-purpose and low-cost learning device for effective Science and STEM education in schools”, a presentation delivered to the UGC visitors and senior management of EdUHK, 6 Sept., 2018.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Tin Shui Wai”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 3 July 2018.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Tseung Kwan O”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 19 June 2018.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Cheung Sha Wan”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 19 April 2018.
  • Ÿ Invited panellist, “Sharing of Innovative Practices of Physics/STEM Education in Hong Kong“, speech delivered in The 9th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide: International Conference on Physics & Education (OCPA9), 17-20 July 2017, Tsinghau University, Beijing.
  • Speaker, “STEM Education with a Smiling Face: Feasible ways and effective practices for implementation in Hong Kong”, speech delivered to around 30 school principals and teachers in the inaugural ceremony of the STEMex Ltd., 16 March 2017.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Feasible ways and effective practices for implementing STEM education in Hong Kong”, Teachers’ professional development workshop delivered to around 30 teachers of Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School, 10 March 2017.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Sharing of views and practical ways (with demos) for the effective implementation of STEM education in Hong Kong”, STEM Education Conference-cum-Carnival (STEMCC) 2016, 16-17 December 2016.
  • Ÿ Keynote speaker, “Effective ways of implementing STEM education: Goals and sharing of experiences in practice”, speech delivered to around 600 school principals and teachers in the Yan Chai Education Conference 2016, 1 December 2016.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Forum on Ways to Implement STEM Education in HK”, teachers’ professional development programme in the Hong Kong STEM Olympiad 2016, 8 July 2016.
  • Speaker, “Teacher educators’ professional development on mobile learning: Innovative use of mobile technology in science and environmental studies”, public talk delivered to the staff and students of HKIEd, Sharing Session on Funding on Professional Development in e-Learning Initiative, 7 Dec 2015.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Innovative implementation of mobile learning in science and environmental studies at HKIEd”, public talk delivered to the staff and students of HKIEd, Sharing Sessions on the Completion of Teaching Enhancement Initiatives Fund Projects, 30 Sept 2015.
  • Speaker, “Innovative ways of technology-enhanced learning of university physics and science”, public talk delivered to the staff and students of Sichuan University, 8 April 2015, Chengdu, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Theoretical study of the lanthanide spectroscopy: Methods and recent findings”, public seminar delivered to the staff and students of Chongqing University of Technology, 3 April 2015, Chongqing, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Sharing on innovative use of mobile technology for effective teaching and learning of science and environmental studies within and outside the classroom environment”, oral presentation delivered in the Learning and Teaching @ HKIEd Festival 2015 - SES Departmental Forum, 19 March 2015, Hong Kong.
  • Speaker, “Innovative use of Arduino (an open-source platform) for scientific investigation in schools”, HKIEd’s 20th Anniversary Featured Workshop 8a, Asia Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference 2014, 19-21 Nov., 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Keynote speaker, “Innovative use of ICT in school science curricula: Implementation case of teachers’ professional development and effectiveness in Hong Kong”. Second Summit Forum on Science Teacher Education in Greater China region, 24-25 Oct., 2014, Zhengzhou, China (信息科技在中小学科学课程的革新运用:香港在职教师培训的实践个案和成效. 第二届海峡两岸四地科学教师教育高峰论坛).
  • Ÿ Speaker, Welcoming speech for the Opening Ceremony of “Monitoring the Urban Heat Island of Hong Kong”, Science News Corner, Hong Kong Science Museum, 27 June 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Parametrization of the atomic structure for lanthanide ions: A critical review and recent progress”, an oral presentation delivered in the BIT’s 3rd Annual Conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014 - Push the Limits in Analytical Sciences, April 25-28, 2014, Dalian, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “A New User-Friendly Software for Effective Analysis of Rare Earth Spectroscopy”, an invited speech delivered in the Hong Kong Symposium 2013 on Recent Advances in Energy Technology and the Environment: Rare Earths, Transition Metals, Synchrotron Radiation and VUV, 5 December, 2013, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Students’ affective domain of science learning: Major findings from international and Chinese communities”, Kunlun International Frontier 49, a public seminar delivered to staff and students of Xinjiang Normal University, 25 Nov., 2013, Urumqi, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Technology-enhanced Learning of Contemporary Physics and Science: Innovative Use of Digital Technology for Effective Teaching”, an academic seminar delivered to staff and students of College of Physics and Electronics, Xinjiang Normal University, 25 Nov., 2013, Urumqi, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Technology-enhanced learning of elementary and middle school science”, a special talk delivered to around 40 school teachers from Zheijiang as invited by the College of Continuing Education, Hangzhou Normal University, 8 July, 2013.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Study of the Defect Structure and Crystal-Field Parameters of α-Al2O3:Yb3+”, an invited lecture delivered in the 8th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium (APES 2012), 11-15 Oct., 2012, Beijing.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Crystal Field Parameters and EPR Parameters for V3+ and Cr3+ in Al2O3”, an invited lecture delivered in The 7th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium (APES2010), Oct. 10-14, 2010, Jeju, Korea.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “How to use innovative teaching methods and digital technology to enhance Physics Education”, a public seminar delivered to the students and teaching staff of the Sichuan Normal University, 30 March, 2010, Chengdu, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics Education: Overview and Exemplars”, a public seminar delivered to the students and teaching staff of the Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, 29 March, 2010, Baoji, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Open-source software and technologies for scientific visualisation, computation and applications”, a seminar delivered in Roundtable Workshop on Effective Methods of Scientific Computation, Modelling and Visualisation as held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, 14 Dec., 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Students’ affective domain of science learning: The ROSE project in Mainland China & Hong Kong”, a seminar delivered to the school science teachers and students and teaching staff of the Zhejiang Normal University, 26 Nov., 2009, Jinhua/Hangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Use of user-friendly technology in enhancing inquiry learning”, a workshop delivered to school teachers participating in the EDB-tendered project “Preparing students for the NSS Liberal Studies: A school-based approach to enhancing enquiry learning at Key Stage 3”, 14 Nov., 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics and Science Education: Overview and Exemplars in the Early 21st Century”, a seminar delivered to the master degree students and teaching staff of the Zhejiang Normal University, 29 June, 2009, Jinhua/Hangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Low-cost Computer-Mediated Experiments in Physics and Science Education”, a workshop delivered to the master degree students and teaching staff of the South China Normal University, 5 June, 2009, Guangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics and Technology Education: Overview and Exemplars in the 21st Century”, a seminar organized by the Experiment Centre of the Guangdong University of Technology, 5 June, 2009, Guangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Innovative Use of Information Technology in Science Education: Computer-based Low-cost Approach”, a talk for the secondary school science teachers in Shenzhen as organized by a curriculum development office of the Shenzhen government, Shenzhen, 3 April, 2009, Shenzhen, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Innovative Use of Handheld Digital Devices for Teaching, Learning and Teaching Practice Supervision”, a seminar for the THIRD Sharing Session in Blended Learning Practices organized by the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, HKIEd, 25 March, 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Technology-enhanced Field-based Learning”, a professional development workshop organized for Liberal Studies teachers, HKIEd, 28 Feb., 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited key speaker, “How to regulate the energy resources in Mainland China and HK and respond to sustainable development”, a seminar for the Teacher Training Programme on NSS Liberal Studies as organized for about 100 LS teachers by the Centre for Assessment Research and Development, HKIEd, 25 April, 2008, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Exemplars of Enhancing Physics Learning through the Use of Information Technology – Low-cost Computer-mediated Physics Experiments”, a seminar presented at the plenary session of the 11th National Association of Advanced Physics Education Conference, 11-14 April, 2008. Shanghai, CHINA.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “The affective beliefs of science learning amongst junior secondary students in mainland China and Hong Kong: The ROSE research project”, a seminar delivered for research students of Nanjing Normal University and teachers of Nanjing Shuren International School, 17 March, 2008. Nanjing, CHINA.
  • Ÿ Key speaker, Energy Technology & the Environment in the NSS LS Subject, a half-day reunion function of the School Outreach Program as organized by the Council for Sustainable Development, 26 Jan., 2008, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Lecturer, Information technology in the Science and Technology of Primary General Studies, a workshop for an EDB tendered course for in-service General Studies teachers in primary schools, 2008.
  • Ÿ Speaker, Briefing Session for school teachers, HK Budding Scientists Awards (2007-2008), EDB Gifted Education Section (10/2007)
  • Ÿ Speaker, Online Resources for NSS LS: Public Health and Energy Technology & the Environment, a workshop delivered at the Conference on Integrated Learning, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 14-15 Dec., 2007.
  • Ÿ Keynote speaker (invited), a keynote speech on “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics Education in the 21st Century: Overview and Exemplars”, Conference of Physics Teaching and Demonstration, 23-24 August, 2007. Taichung, TAIWAN.
  • Ÿ Speaker, a public seminar on “Innovative and Effective Applications of Information Technology in Science/Physics Education: An Overview on Current Status of Research and Development” (資訊科技在科學或物理教育的創新和有效運用:當今研究與發展的趨勢概論) delivered to the research students and academic staff at East China Normal University, April, 2007, Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, a workshop on “Nature of Science and its Implication in Physics and Science Education” (科學的本質及其在科學和物理教育方面的意義) delivered to the research students and academic staff at East China Normal University, April, 2007, Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, a workshop on “Innovative and Effective Applications of Information Technology in Science/Physics Education: Hands-on Practice” (資訊科技在科學或物理教育的創新和有效運用:上機實習) delivered to the research students and academic staff at East China Normal University, April, 2007, Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker and coordinator, Program for Training Nature Interpreter, co-organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (Hong Kong) and HKIEd Student Affairs Office (2-7/2007), Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Lecturer, “Science and Technology in Daily-Life”, 6 repeated workshops (each of two modules) for an EMB tendered course for in-service General Studies teachers in primary schools, 2006.
  • Ÿ Lecturer, “Nature of Science”, 2 repeated workshops a module in the EMB-tendered Curriculum Leadership Courses of Science Education KLA – Science (S.1-3) for in-service secondary science teachers, 2005.
  • Ÿ Key speaker, 3 repeated workshops on “Creative Use of Digital Cameras for Innovative Teaching of Primary General Studies” organized by Fanling Public School and EMB (May – Nov., 2005).
  • Ÿ Key speaker, 3 repeated workshops on “Virtual reality and 3D visualization for interactive learning of specific secondary science topics” organized by Immanuel Lutheran College and EMB (June – Nov., 2005).
  • Ÿ Speaker, an EMB tendered course on “Living in Virtual Reality” delivered for in-service teachers (April, 2002).
  • Ÿ Speaker, 3 repeated one-day workshops on "Effective Use of Information Technology in the Teaching of Physics", jointly organized by HKIEd Science Department and the HKSAR Education Department for school physics teachers (4/2000 – 5/2000).
  • Ÿ Speaker, a seminar on “Applications of the Internet in Education" delivered to the students and academic staff at South China Normal University (April, 1998).
  • Ÿ Speaker, a seminar on “Point Defects in Computational Materials Science” delivered to the research students and academic staff at City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (Feb., 1994).

6. School and Student Activities

  • Ÿ Co-Organizer, The 4th Rise-China International STEM Study Contest (HK) Special Preliminary, 16-17 July 2019, Hong Kong (2019).
  • Chair, Organizing Committee, Hong Kong STEM Olympiad 2016 (2016)
  • Reviewer and adjudicator, Secondary School Science Quiz Competition 2013, Hong Kong Science Museum (2012-13)
  • Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2016, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (3/2016)
  • Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2015, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (3/2015)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2014, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2014)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2013, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2013)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2012, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2012)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2011, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2011)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2010, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2010)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 13th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (4/2010)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 12th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (5/2009)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2009, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2009)
  • Ÿ Reviewer and adjudicator, Secondary School Science Quiz Competition 2009, Hong Kong Science Museum (11/2008-3/2009)
  • Ÿ Final Adjudicator, Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award 2008-09, Gifted Education Section, EDB (4/2009)
  • Ÿ Advisor and Judge (Slogan Competition), Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2008, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (2-5/2008)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2007, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EMB (2-3/2007)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Intervarsity Debating Competition 2007 (2 events in 1/2007)
  • Ÿ Chief Adjudicator, Joint School Interactive Science Project on Net Competition, Joint School Information Technology Association (2-3/2004)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Final of HK Budding Scientists Awards (2006-2007), EMB Gifted Education Section (5/2007)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Heng Sang Bank-JPC Environmental Detective Competition, organized by Heng Sang Bank, Hong Kong Police Force and WWF (HK) (7/2005)
  • Ÿ Mentor, Mentoring Scheme – Cultivating Future Scientists Program「良師啟導計劃-未來科學家培育計劃」(2006-2007), Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre (2006/2007)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2006, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Education and Manpower Bureau (2-3/2006)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2004, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Education and Manpower Bureau (2-3/2004)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 10th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (4/2007)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 9th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (5/2006)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 8th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (3/2005)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 6th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (2003)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 5th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (7/2002)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Water Rocket Competition 2002, HKeducationCITY.net and Education Department (6/4/2002)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Water Rocket Competition 2001, HKeducationCITY.net and Education Department (17/3/2001)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 3rd Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, Education Department, and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (7/2000)

7. Others

  • Ÿ Adjunct Professor, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, China. (2013 - now)
  • Ÿ Visiting Professor, Sichuan Normal University (2011 - now)
  • Ÿ Adjunct Professor, East China Normal University (2008-2011)
  • Ÿ Consultant, A-Level Physics textbooks, SNP Panpac HK (2005)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Primary General Studies textbooks, Modern Educational Research Society Ltd (2003 – 2005)
  • Ÿ Research Associate, University of Hong Kong (1995 – 1998)
  • Ÿ Coordinator, Production of the Induction CD-ROM (Sixth Form Electronics), Curriculum Development Institute, Education Department (1996-1997)
  • Ÿ Translator, "Introductory Science", Longman Asia Ltd. (1997)
  • Ÿ Course Developer, "Foundations in Microcomputing", Open University of Hong Kong (1997-1998)
  • Ÿ Visiting Research Fellow, Sichuan Normal University (1992 – 1994)
  • Ÿ Visiting Research Fellow, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1992 - 1995)
Professional Profile

Professor Yeung is a multidisciplinary scholar in two distinct academic disciplines, namely science and education. As a scientist, his research areas have been mainly related to the atomic spectroscopy of transition metal and rare earth elements, computational science and materials science. As a teacher educator, he actively conducts research in various fields of information technology and science education. The foci of his current research interest include energy technology in luminescent materials, crystal field theory, molecular dynamics simulation, science/STEM education, technology-enhanced learning (including 3D visualisation, virtual reality, remote-controlled experiments) and social network analysis in education. Apart from the full-time post at EdUHK, he is a visiting professor at the Sichuan Normal University (Chengdu, China) and an adjunct professor at Xinjiang Normal University (Urumqi, China) and has been an adjunct professor in the East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) during 2008-2011. He was the Head/Acting Head in the Department of Science in 2001-2002 and was the associate head of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies during 2010-2015. He was the Coordinator for the Science Education and Education for Sustainability Specialisation (formerly Science Education) of the Doctor of Education Programme for a decade. Formerly, he was the Programme Leader of the Bachelor of Science Education (Science & Web Technology) Programme and the Chair for the Programme Development Committee of the new dual major Bachelor of Education in Science programme. He has been serving as the supervisor and external examiner for a number of PhD candidates over the last few years. He served as the Secretary and Council Member of the Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society during 1997-2004 and then was conferred with the Distinguished Service Award. He is a senior member of The Association for Computing Machinery (New York, USA) since 2007. Over the last 20 years, he has been leading or participating in more than 70 funded projects in research, teaching development, knowledge transfer and consultancy work with more than 200 pieces of academic publications or output, including over 110 refereed journal papers, 70 presentations in local or international conferences and around 50 book/monograph chapters, professional articles/reports, or computer software etc. In addition to teaching and research, he has been extensively promoting public understanding of science, technology and environment to the young children, teenagers, adults, corporates and elderly through founding the open-access journal called “Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching” (ISSN 1609-4913) of which he has been the Chief Editor since 2000 and actively serving in various government and NGO committees, functions (including being invited speaker for delivering talks, seminars, exhibitions and workshops) or competition activities (as advisor, judge, adjudicator and/or mentor). Besides, he has served as vice chair, chair or executive chairperson in organising a number of international conferences. His latest adventure was to serve as the chair of the organising committee for the Hong Kong STEM Olympiad 2016. Recently, he won a Gold Medal Award and a Special Inventor Award in the 2017 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada for the invention and innovation of a new educational device called Mobile Logger for effective learning and teaching of science and environmental studies. The invention was further converted into a STEM education kit which was conferred with a Silver Medal in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2018. He also got the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer (Individual Award) from The Education University of Hong Kong in 2018. He was conferred with a Gold Medal and a Special Prize (from The Association of Thai Innovation and Invention Promotion) in the 2018 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada for the invention of an innovative method for easy and rapid development of online experiments to facilitate effective STEM education. He is currently serving as Vice Chairman, Working Committee at Central and Southern Region, Steering Committee for Physics Teaching in Higher Education, Ministry of Education, PR China (2018-2022).

Teaching Specialism:

Primary Science; Physics; Science, Technology and Environment; Information and Communications Technology, and Teaching Methods with the following courses recently taught at undergraduate, postgraduate, master degree and doctoral degree levels:

  • Technology for effective learning and teaching of science, Full-Time and Part-Time Doctor of Education Program
  • Developing Innovative and Technology-enhanced Science Teaching, Science Education Specialisation in the Master of Education Program
  • Issues and Trends in the Development of Liberal Studies, Liberal Studies Specialisation in the Master of Education Program
  • Foundations of Science Education, Science Major PGDE(S) Program
  • Learning Science in our Community, Elective of PGDE(S) program
  • Teaching and Learning Integrated and Applied Science, Science Major of PGDE(S) Program and BSc(Sc Ed) Program
  • Teaching of Junior Secondary Science, Elective of PGDE(S) Program and Science Minor of BEd(S) Program
  • Teaching and Learning of Science and Technology, Science & Technology Major of BEd(S) Program
  • Computers in Physics: Coding Techniques and Instrumentation, Physics Major of Bed (Science) Program
  • Essential Concepts in Physics II, Science & Technology Major of BEd(S) Program and BScEd(Science & Web Technology) Program
  • Telecommunication: Principles and Practices, Science & Technology Major of BEd(S) Program
  • Information Technology in Science and Society, Science & Technology Major of BEd(S) Program
  • Living in the Information Age, General Studies Major of BEd(P) Program
  • Exploring Science, General Studies Major of BEd(P) Program

Supervision of Research Students:

  • ŸŸ Supervisor, PhD supervision of a Hong Kong PhD Fellowship awardee, EdUHK (9/2019 - now)
  • Ÿ Principal supervisor, supervision of EdD students, EdUHK (2014 – now)
  • Ÿ Associate supervisor, supervision of PhD students, EdUHK (2015 – now)
  • Ÿ Associate supervisor, supervision of EdD students, EdUHK (2017 – now)
  • Ÿ Principal supervisor, supervision of EdD students, EdUHK (2014 – 2020)
  • Ÿ External co-supervisor, supervision of a PhD student, Sichuan University (10/2016-6/2018)
  • Ÿ Principal supervisor, supervision of a PhD student, Hong Kong Institute of Education (2/2012 – 2015)
  • Ÿ External co-supervisor, supervision of two master degree students, South China Normal University (7/2019 - now)
  • External co-supervisor, supervision of two master degree students, South China Normal University (7/2012-6/2013)
  • Ÿ External co-supervisor, supervision of a PhD student, South China Normal University (4/08-6/2010)
  • Ÿ External co-supervisor, supervision of two PhD students, East China Normal University (3/07-6/08)
  • Ÿ External co-supervisor, supervision of two master degree students, South China Normal University (6/06-6/07)
  • Ÿ External co-supervisor, supervision of a master degree student, South China Normal University (6/05-6/06)
  • Ÿ External co-supervisor, supervision of a master degree student, South China Normal University (9/03-6/04)

Major Contributions to EdUHK:

Functional Post and Special Task

  • Ÿ Associate Head, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education (2010 - 2015)
  • Ÿ Acting Associate Head, Department of Science and Environmental Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education (2009)
  • Ÿ Acting Head of Department, Department of Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology, Hong Kong Institute of Education (July, 2007)
  • Ÿ Head of Department, Department of Science, Hong Kong Institute of Education (2002)
  • Ÿ Acting Head of Department, Department of Science, Hong Kong Institute of Education (2001)
  • Ÿ Member, Grievance Committee, HKIEd (2011-12)
  • Member, Disciplinary Committee, EdUHK (2016-17)
  • Ÿ Member, Selection Panel of President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching, HKIEd 2015/16 (2015-16)
  • Ÿ Member, Task force on formal recognition and support for non-formal learning, EdUHK (2016-2017)
  • Ÿ Member, Steering Committee on Assessment Records and Tracking System, EdUHK (2015-2017)
  • Ÿ Member, Committee on Scholarships and Prizes, HKIEd (2013-2015)
  • Ÿ Member, Steering Group on Undergraduate Common Curriculum, HKIEd (2013/14)
  • Ÿ Radiation Source Custodian, Department of Science, HKIEd (97/98 – 2004/05)

Academic Administration

  • Ÿ Chair, Departmental Review Committee, EdUHK (2018/19)
  • Program Leader, Bachelor of Science Education (Honours)(Science and Web Technology), HKIEd (2011/12 - 2012/13)
  • Ÿ Coordinator, Doctor of Education Program (Science Education and Education for Sustainability), EdUHK (2008/09-2019/20)
  • Ÿ Associate Program Leader, MMBEd(P) and MMBEd(S), HKIEd (2012/13)
  • Ÿ Chairman, Departmental Research and Development Committee (2016/17-17/18)
  • Ÿ Program Coordinator, MMBEd(P) and MMBEd(S), HKIEd (2010/11-2011/12)
  • Graduate Programmes Leader, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, HKIEd (2009/10)
  • Ÿ Member, Master of Education Programme Committee, HKIEd (2015/16)
  • Ÿ Chairman, Departmental Research and Development Committee (2009/10-12/13)
  • Ÿ Coordinator, Master of Education Program (Science Education Specialisation), HKIEd (2008/09-2009/10)
  • Ÿ Member, Faculty Board of Arts and Sciences, HKIEd (2009/10-2012/13, 2016-2018)
  • Ÿ Elected Member, Faculty Board of Arts and Sciences, HKIEd (2008/09)
  • Ÿ Elected Member, Faculty Executive Committee, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, HKIEd (2008/09-2009/10)
  • Ÿ Acting Head of Science Division, Department of Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology,, HKIEd (2008/09 First Semester)
  • Ÿ Chairman, Departmental Budget Committee (2004/05)
  • Ÿ Chairman, Departmental Research & Staff Development Committee (95/96-00/01)
  • Ÿ Chairman, Departmental IT in Science Education Committee (00/01-01/02)
  • Ÿ Chairman, Departmental Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee (01/02)
  • Ÿ Member, Departmental Research Committee (05/06-07/08)
  • Ÿ Appointed Member, Departmental Review Committee (July-Sept., 07)
  • Ÿ Member, School Board, SFE (5/01 – 8/02)
  • Ÿ Member, Academic Board, HKIEd (5/01 – 8/02)
  • Ÿ Member, Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee, HKIEd (01/02)
  • Ÿ Member, Banner Project Committee, HKIEd (01/02)
  • Ÿ Member, Occupational Health and Safety Committee, HKIEd (01/02)
  • Ÿ Member, Selection Panel for Dean(SFE), HKIEd (2002)
  • Ÿ Staff Representative, UGC 2nd TLQPR visit (2002)
  • Ÿ Member, Admissions Committee, HKIEd (99/00-00/01)
  • Ÿ Member, Performance Planning and Review Team, HKIEd (97/98)
  • Ÿ Member, Library and Learning Support Services Committee, HKIEd (97/98)
  • Ÿ Member, Steering Committee, CRUCIAL Project, HKIEd (97/98-98/99)

Program Development and Management

  • Chairman, Program Development Committee for Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Science), HKIEd (2015-16).Ÿ
  • Chairman, Program Development Committee for Bachelor of Science Education (Honours) (Science and Web Technology), HKIEd (2010/11-2011/12).
  • Ÿ Project Coordinator, “NSS Learning and Teaching Strategies for Liberal Studies – in the Modules 5 & 6 (Web Course)”, an EDB course tendered by the MSST Department (online e-lecture plus tutorial taught by 4 HKIED teaching staff) for 20 classes of in-service teachers.
  • Ÿ Coordinator, development of a new area called Science Education in the Doctor of Education Programme at HKIEd (2008-2009).
  • Ÿ Course Coordinator, In-Service Teacher Development Course - “Science and Technology Workshops in General Studies (2008-2009)”, an EDB course tendered by the MSST Department (with six 3-hour workshops taught by 6 HKIED teaching staff) for 4 classes of teachers.
  • Ÿ Faculty Representative, Review Group on International and Mainland Activities, Program Development Committtee (Undergraduate Programs), HKIEd (2008/09)
  • Ÿ Course Coordinator, In-Service Teacher Development Course - “Science and Technology Workshops in General Studies (2007-2008)”, an EDB course tendered by the MSST Department (with six 3-hour workshops taught by 6 HKIED teaching staff) for 8 classes of teachers.
  • Ÿ Subject Representative, Revamping of the Mixed Mode BEd(S) Science and Technology Major for admitting laboratory technicians (2007/08-2008/09)
  • Ÿ Departmental Subject Representative, BEd(S) Program Committee, HKIEd (00/01-08/09)
  • Ÿ Member, Board of Examiners for BEd(S) Programs (01/02-07/08)
  • Ÿ Subject Representative (Science), Revalidation of the 4-Year Full Time BEd(S) Program (IVP and EVP), HKIEd (2003-04)
  • Ÿ Second Subject Representative (Science), Revalidation of the One-Year Full Time and Two-Year Part-time PGDE(S) Program (IVP and EVP), HKIEd (2002-03)
  • Ÿ Subject Representative (Science), 4-Year Full Time BEd(S) Program Development Committee and Validation Exercise (IVP and EVP), HKIEd (98/99-99/00)
  • Ÿ Subject Representative (Science (Physics), 3-Year Mixed Mode BEd(S) Program Development Committee and Validation Exercise (IVP and EVP), HKIEd (00/01)
  • Ÿ Chairman, Departmental Secondary Curriculum Development Committee (98/99-00/01)
  • Ÿ Departmental Representative, CE(S) Program Committee, HKIEd (98/99-00/01)
  • Ÿ Departmental Representative, Further Program Committee, STSE (96/97)
  • Ÿ Member, STSE Divisional Committee (1997/98)
  • Ÿ Science Subject Coordinator/Representative, CE(Sec.) Courses (95/96-97/98)
  • Ÿ Leader, Module Review Group for the Technical Teacher's Certificate Course, STSE Division (6/97-7/97)
  • Ÿ Science Representative, Review Teams for Elective Module Outlines, CE(Sec.) Course Restructure (8/97-9/97)

Research Interest

  • Physics (condensed matter physics, materials science, atomic spectroscopy of rare earths and transition metals, energy technology, crystal field theory)
  • Computational Science (atomic physics, molecular dynamics simulation, learning theory)
  • Science Education, Physics Education and STEM education (informal science learning, remote-controlled experiments, affective domain of science learning, social network analysis in education)
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (also known as Information and Communications Technology in Education) (Web-based learning, ICT-mediated experiments, mobile learning, virtual reality & 3D visualization)
External Appointment

Public Services and Consultancies

1. Government and NGO Committees

  • Ÿ Vice Chairman, Working Committee at Central and Southern Region, Steering Committee for Physics Teaching in Higher Education, Ministry of Education, PR China (2018-2022).
  • Secretary and Council Member, Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society (4/97 – 11/2004)
  • Ÿ Chief Editor, “Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching”. [Online] http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt. Hong Kong: The Education University of Hong Kong (2000 – present)
  • Ÿ Board Chairman, Selection Board for Scholarships 2015/16, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council, Hong Kong (2015/16)
  • Ÿ Honorary Adviser (Education), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (5/2006 – 3/2020)
  • Ÿ Member, Interview Panel, Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government (2016)
  • Ÿ Member, Education Committee of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong (12/2001 – now)
  • Ÿ Member, The CDC-HKEAA Committee on Integrated Science, Curriculum Development Council and Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority (10/2013-9/2015)
  • Ÿ Member, Sixth Form Physics Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examination and Assessment Authority (9/1995-10/2013)
  • Ÿ Member of the Executive Committee, East-Asian Association for Science Education (2011-2015)
  • Ÿ Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Turkish Science Education, Turkey (1/2004 – now)
  • Ÿ Syndic, National Association of Research in Advanced Physics Education, P.R. China (11/2005 – 4/2012).
  • Ÿ Member, Focus group for developing depository for junior secondary science, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government (2010/11-2011/12).
  • Ÿ Museum Affair Adviser (Science), Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (11/2002 – 3/2005)
  • Ÿ Consultant, “Preparing students for the NSS Liberal Studies: A school-based approach to enhancing enquiry learning at Key Stage 3”, one of the University-School Support Programmes funded by Education Development Fund, HKSAR Government (2008/09-2009/10).
  • Ÿ Council Member and Regional Representative, Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society (2010-2012).
  • Ÿ Deputy Leader, “Research on the new mode of curriculum enhancement as driven by technological innovation” (Project approval number: FHB070423), an “Eleventh 5-Year Plan”project of China’s national science education, China National Institute for Educational Research. (3/2008 – 2011)
  • Ÿ Member, Physics Subject Committee (Sixth Form), Curriculum Development Council (9/95-8/99)

2. Referee for reviewing papers and projects

  • Ÿ Journal referee, Assessment of over 60 research papers submitted to journals called Physical Review B, Physical Review E and Physical Review Letters, (3 top-rank physics journals published by the American Physical Society, USA, 1994 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Acta Physica Polonica A (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, AIP Advances (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Asia-Pacific Education Researcher (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Canadian Journal of Physics (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Chemical Physics Letters (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Chemical Physics (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Cogent Education (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Computational Condensed Matter (2017 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Crystal Research & Technology (2018 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Crystal Growth & Design (2019 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Education 3-13 (2019 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Educational Technology and Society (2016 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Applied Physics (2017 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Computers in Education (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Crystal Growth (2019 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Curriculum Studies (2004).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Educational Technology & Society (2016 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Luminescence (2008 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Materials Chemistry C (2017 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Materials Science (2020 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Pure & Applied Physics (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Journal of Turkish Science Education, Turkey (2004 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Learning and Individual Differences (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Nukleonika (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Optical Materials (2013 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Philosophical Magazine (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Philosophical Magazine Letters (2011 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Physica B (2010 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Physica Status Solidi (2012 - now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2014 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Polyhedron (2017 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Pure and Applied Physics (2015 – now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (2010 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Research in Science Education (2015 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Science and Education (2015 – now)
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2012 - now).
  • Ÿ Journal referee, Spectroscopy Letters (2008).
  • Ÿ Referee, Assessment of research grant proposals in education/science education, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (1998/99, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2005/06, and 2013/14)
  • Ÿ Reviewer, Assessment of a multi-year research grant proposal, University of Macau, Macau (2012)
  • Ÿ Reviewer, assessing over 30 applications for Internal Research Grants and RGC General Research Fund, Committee on Research and Development of HKIEd (2009/10-now).
  • Ÿ External Reviewer, evaluation of 3 projects funded by Quality Education Fund, HKSAR Government (10/2001 – 12/2003)
  • Ÿ Reviewer, reviewing a book proposal on science education for the Spriner (2013).
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, June 23-27, 2014, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 2 papers submitted for presentation in the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, November 30 – December 4, 2014, Nara, Japan.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the International Conference on Technology in Education, July 2-4, 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the 21st International Conference on Computers in Education, November 18-22, 2013, Denpasar Bali, Indonesia.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 2 papers submitted for presentation in the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 26-30, 2012. Singapore.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 4 papers submitted for presentation in the 19th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 28 - December 2, 2011. Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 4 papers submitted for presentation in the 18th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 26-30 May, 2014. Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 3 papers submitted for presentation in the 17th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 27-31 May, 2013. Beijing, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 6 papers submitted for presentation in the 16th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 28 May - 1 June, 2012. Kenting, Taiwan.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 9 papers submitted for presentation in the 15th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 29-31 May, 2011. Hangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the XIV International Organisation of Science and Technology Education Symposium 2010, 14-18 June, 2010, Bled, Slovenia.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the XIII International Symposium of International Organisation of Science and Technology Education, Izmir, Turkey (2007-2008).
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the Annual Conference of the National Association for Research in Teaching 2008 (2007).
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the 15th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 5-9, 2007. Hiroshima, Japan.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing 5 papers submitted for presentation in the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, November 30 – December 4, 2009. Hong Kong, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the Conference on Research and Practices in Science Education, 16-17 Dec., 2005. Hong Kong, China.
  • Ÿ Referee, reviewing papers submitted for presentation in the 14th International Conference on Computers in Education, 30 Nov. – 4 Dec., 2006. Beijing, China.
  • Ÿ Reviewer, assessing paper submissions for Teachers’ Handbook of the Conference on Research and Practices in Science Education (CRPSE 2005) (2006).

3. Higher Degree Examination

  • ŸŸ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Fabrication of DMS materials doped with transition metal ions in ZnS nanocrystals: Application to spintronic and LED devices”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (2019-2020)
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Spectroscopic study of Mn2+ doped II/VI semiconductor nanocrystals”, University of Allahabad, India (2018)
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Structural and optical properties of rare earth ions doped NaCaAIPO4F3 nanophosphors”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (2017-18)
  • External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Investigations on VO2+, Mn2+, Fe3+, and Cu2+ doped calcium borophosphate nanophosphors”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (12/2015-4/2016).
  • External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Effect of Divalent and Trivalent Transition Metal Ion Dopants on CdO/ZnS Nanocomposite”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (8/2015-11/2015).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and Optical Study of Mn2+ doped Single Crystals”, University of Allahabad, India (12/2014-5/2015).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Mechanochemical synthesis and spectral characterization of transition metal ions doped Ca-Li hydroxyapatite nanpowder”, Acharya Nagarjuna University , India (12/2014-5/2015).
  • Chairman, Thesis Examination Panel, assessment of an EdD degree candidate’s thesis “To investigate the extent of using mobile devices to facilitate formal and informal learning for university students studying at Guangzhou", Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong (2014).
  • Internal Examiner, assessment of an EdD degree candidate’s thesis “Teacher Education: A study of pre-service teachers’ scientific epistemological views and implementation of argumentation in science classrooms Teacher Education: A study of pre-service teachers’ scientific epistemological views and implementation of argumentation in science classrooms", Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong (2014).
  • External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and optical study of Mn-doped nanocrystals”, University of Allahabad, India (1/2012-5/2012).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterization of Transition Metal Ions Doped Chlorocadmiumphosphate Cd (HPO4) Cl.(H3N(CH2)6 NH3)0.5 Nanocrystals”, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India (10/2011-12/2011).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and UV/visible absorption spectra of transition ion doped single crystals”, Gautam Budh Technical University, Lucknow, India (7/2011-10/2011).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “EPR and Optical Study of Fe3+ and Cr3+ Ions Doped Single Crystals”, University of Allahabad, India (12/2010-3/2011).
  • Ÿ External Examiner, assessment of a PhD degree candidate’s thesis “ESR Absorption of Transition and Lanthanide Ions Doped Single Crystals”, University of Allahabad, India (3-7/09).
  • Ÿ Syndic and member of Oral Examination Committee, examination of a master degree candidate, South China Normal University (6/06).
  • Ÿ External examiner, Assessment of a master degree candidate’s thesis, South China Normal University (5/05).
  • Ÿ Syndic and member of Oral Examination Committee, Oral examination of a master degree candidate, South China Normal University (5/04).
  • Ÿ MPhil Examiner, Examination of a MPhil candidate, City University of Hong Kong (4/03).
  • Ÿ MPhil Examiner, Examination of a MPhil candidate, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (7/93).
  • Ÿ Additional Examiner, Oral examination of a PhD candidate, The University of Hong Kong (9/94).

4. Conference organisation

  • Ÿ Chairman, HKIEd’s 20th Anniversary Featured Symposium 8b: e-learning in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education: Practices and Evaluation, Asia Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference 2014, Hong Kong (19-21 Nov., 2014).
  • Ÿ Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Hong Kong Symposium 2013 on Recent Advances in Energy Technology and the Environment: Rare Earths, Transition Metals, Synchrotron Radiation and VUV (5 December, 2013, Hong Kong).
  • Ÿ Executive Chair, Global Chinese Conference on Science Education 2013. Guanghzou: South China Normal University (7-9 July, 2013).
  • Ÿ Vice Chair, International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education 2013, Hong Kong (4-6 July, 2013).
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society Symposium 2012, Beijing (11-15 Oct., 2012).
  • Ÿ Chair, Global Chinese Conference on Science Education 2010. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2009-2010).
  • Ÿ Member of International Advisory Board, 2011 International Conference on Teaching, Learning and Change and the 2011 International Technology, Education and Environment Conference, Omoku, Nigeria (2011).
  • Ÿ Member, Programme Committee, International Conference on Computers in Education (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Ÿ Member, Programme Committee, Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Ÿ Member, Programme Committee, 2014 International Conference on Technology in Education (2014).
  • Ÿ Chair, Roundtable Workshop on Effective Methods of Scientific Computation, Modelling and Visualisation. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2009).
  • Ÿ International Advisor, World Conference on New Trends in Science Education (WCNTSE), 19-23 September 2011. Kusadasi, Turkey (2011).
  • Ÿ Member, International Scientific Committee, XIII International Symposium of International Organisation of Science and Technology Education, Izmir, Turkey (2007-2008).
  • Ÿ Conference Co-ordinator, Organising Committee for the Tenth National Association of Research in Advanced Physics Education Conference, Guangzhou and Hong Kong (8/2006)
  • Ÿ Member, International Organising Committee, 4th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium 2004. Bangalore, India: Indian Institute of Science.
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, Science and Technology Education Conference 2002. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education (2002)
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, Science and Technology Education Conference 1996. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong (95/96)
  • Ÿ Member, Organising Committee, First Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium 1997. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong (95/96-96/97)

5. Speaker for Seminars, Conferences and Workshops

  • ŸSpeaker, “Online (Remote-controlled) Experiments for Effective Science Learning in Hong Kong and China: Low-cost Approach and Preliminary Findings”, Dean’s Research Seminar, 19 Sept., 2019.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Shatin”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 18 June 2019.
  • Seminar speaker, “Innovative Mobile Logger for Effective Learning and Teaching of Science and Environmental Studies”, a seminar delivered for around 100 teachers and students at the South China Normal University, 27 April, 2019.
  • Seminar speaker, “Introducing STEM Education – International and Hong Kong Practices”, a seminar delivered for around 100 teachers and students at the South China Normal University, 27 April, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Wong Tai Sin”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 11 April 2019.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Causeway Bay”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 8 Nov 2018.
  • Speaker, “Sharing on the Invention of the Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies”, a public seminar delivered to over 200 school teachers and students at the InnoTech Expo 2018 as organized by Our Hong Kong Foundation, 27 Sept 2018.
  • Invited exhibitor, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies”, exhibition of an educational technology invention at the InnoTech Expo 2018 (with a total of 150,000 visitors) as organized by Our Hong Kong Foundation, 23 Sept – 2 Oct, 2018.
  • Presenter, “Pedagogy-embedded, multi-purpose and low-cost learning device for effective Science and STEM education in schools”, a presentation delivered to the UGC visitors and senior management of EdUHK, 6 Sept., 2018.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Tin Shui Wai”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 3 July 2018.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Tseung Kwan O”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 19 June 2018.
  • Speaker, “Mobile Logger for Science and Environmental Studies – Use in Senior Secondary Liberal Studies and Field Trip at Cheung Sha Wan”, a workshop conducted for school Liberal Studies teachers as organized by the EDB, 19 April 2018.
  • Ÿ Invited panellist, “Sharing of Innovative Practices of Physics/STEM Education in Hong Kong“, speech delivered in The 9th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists Worldwide: International Conference on Physics & Education (OCPA9), 17-20 July 2017, Tsinghau University, Beijing.
  • Speaker, “STEM Education with a Smiling Face: Feasible ways and effective practices for implementation in Hong Kong”, speech delivered to around 30 school principals and teachers in the inaugural ceremony of the STEMex Ltd., 16 March 2017.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Feasible ways and effective practices for implementing STEM education in Hong Kong”, Teachers’ professional development workshop delivered to around 30 teachers of Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School, 10 March 2017.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Sharing of views and practical ways (with demos) for the effective implementation of STEM education in Hong Kong”, STEM Education Conference-cum-Carnival (STEMCC) 2016, 16-17 December 2016.
  • Ÿ Keynote speaker, “Effective ways of implementing STEM education: Goals and sharing of experiences in practice”, speech delivered to around 600 school principals and teachers in the Yan Chai Education Conference 2016, 1 December 2016.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Forum on Ways to Implement STEM Education in HK”, teachers’ professional development programme in the Hong Kong STEM Olympiad 2016, 8 July 2016.
  • Speaker, “Teacher educators’ professional development on mobile learning: Innovative use of mobile technology in science and environmental studies”, public talk delivered to the staff and students of HKIEd, Sharing Session on Funding on Professional Development in e-Learning Initiative, 7 Dec 2015.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Innovative implementation of mobile learning in science and environmental studies at HKIEd”, public talk delivered to the staff and students of HKIEd, Sharing Sessions on the Completion of Teaching Enhancement Initiatives Fund Projects, 30 Sept 2015.
  • Speaker, “Innovative ways of technology-enhanced learning of university physics and science”, public talk delivered to the staff and students of Sichuan University, 8 April 2015, Chengdu, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Theoretical study of the lanthanide spectroscopy: Methods and recent findings”, public seminar delivered to the staff and students of Chongqing University of Technology, 3 April 2015, Chongqing, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Sharing on innovative use of mobile technology for effective teaching and learning of science and environmental studies within and outside the classroom environment”, oral presentation delivered in the Learning and Teaching @ HKIEd Festival 2015 - SES Departmental Forum, 19 March 2015, Hong Kong.
  • Speaker, “Innovative use of Arduino (an open-source platform) for scientific investigation in schools”, HKIEd’s 20th Anniversary Featured Workshop 8a, Asia Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference 2014, 19-21 Nov., 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Keynote speaker, “Innovative use of ICT in school science curricula: Implementation case of teachers’ professional development and effectiveness in Hong Kong”. Second Summit Forum on Science Teacher Education in Greater China region, 24-25 Oct., 2014, Zhengzhou, China (信息科技在中小学科学课程的革新运用:香港在职教师培训的实践个案和成效. 第二届海峡两岸四地科学教师教育高峰论坛).
  • Ÿ Speaker, Welcoming speech for the Opening Ceremony of “Monitoring the Urban Heat Island of Hong Kong”, Science News Corner, Hong Kong Science Museum, 27 June 2014, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Parametrization of the atomic structure for lanthanide ions: A critical review and recent progress”, an oral presentation delivered in the BIT’s 3rd Annual Conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014 - Push the Limits in Analytical Sciences, April 25-28, 2014, Dalian, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “A New User-Friendly Software for Effective Analysis of Rare Earth Spectroscopy”, an invited speech delivered in the Hong Kong Symposium 2013 on Recent Advances in Energy Technology and the Environment: Rare Earths, Transition Metals, Synchrotron Radiation and VUV, 5 December, 2013, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Students’ affective domain of science learning: Major findings from international and Chinese communities”, Kunlun International Frontier 49, a public seminar delivered to staff and students of Xinjiang Normal University, 25 Nov., 2013, Urumqi, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Technology-enhanced Learning of Contemporary Physics and Science: Innovative Use of Digital Technology for Effective Teaching”, an academic seminar delivered to staff and students of College of Physics and Electronics, Xinjiang Normal University, 25 Nov., 2013, Urumqi, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Technology-enhanced learning of elementary and middle school science”, a special talk delivered to around 40 school teachers from Zheijiang as invited by the College of Continuing Education, Hangzhou Normal University, 8 July, 2013.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Study of the Defect Structure and Crystal-Field Parameters of α-Al2O3:Yb3+”, an invited lecture delivered in the 8th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium (APES 2012), 11-15 Oct., 2012, Beijing.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Crystal Field Parameters and EPR Parameters for V3+ and Cr3+ in Al2O3”, an invited lecture delivered in The 7th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium (APES2010), Oct. 10-14, 2010, Jeju, Korea.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “How to use innovative teaching methods and digital technology to enhance Physics Education”, a public seminar delivered to the students and teaching staff of the Sichuan Normal University, 30 March, 2010, Chengdu, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics Education: Overview and Exemplars”, a public seminar delivered to the students and teaching staff of the Baoji University of Arts and Sciences, 29 March, 2010, Baoji, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Open-source software and technologies for scientific visualisation, computation and applications”, a seminar delivered in Roundtable Workshop on Effective Methods of Scientific Computation, Modelling and Visualisation as held at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, 14 Dec., 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Students’ affective domain of science learning: The ROSE project in Mainland China & Hong Kong”, a seminar delivered to the school science teachers and students and teaching staff of the Zhejiang Normal University, 26 Nov., 2009, Jinhua/Hangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Use of user-friendly technology in enhancing inquiry learning”, a workshop delivered to school teachers participating in the EDB-tendered project “Preparing students for the NSS Liberal Studies: A school-based approach to enhancing enquiry learning at Key Stage 3”, 14 Nov., 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics and Science Education: Overview and Exemplars in the Early 21st Century”, a seminar delivered to the master degree students and teaching staff of the Zhejiang Normal University, 29 June, 2009, Jinhua/Hangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Low-cost Computer-Mediated Experiments in Physics and Science Education”, a workshop delivered to the master degree students and teaching staff of the South China Normal University, 5 June, 2009, Guangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics and Technology Education: Overview and Exemplars in the 21st Century”, a seminar organized by the Experiment Centre of the Guangdong University of Technology, 5 June, 2009, Guangzhou, China.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Innovative Use of Information Technology in Science Education: Computer-based Low-cost Approach”, a talk for the secondary school science teachers in Shenzhen as organized by a curriculum development office of the Shenzhen government, Shenzhen, 3 April, 2009, Shenzhen, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Innovative Use of Handheld Digital Devices for Teaching, Learning and Teaching Practice Supervision”, a seminar for the THIRD Sharing Session in Blended Learning Practices organized by the Centre for Learning, Teaching and Technology, HKIEd, 25 March, 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Speaker, “Technology-enhanced Field-based Learning”, a professional development workshop organized for Liberal Studies teachers, HKIEd, 28 Feb., 2009, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited key speaker, “How to regulate the energy resources in Mainland China and HK and respond to sustainable development”, a seminar for the Teacher Training Programme on NSS Liberal Studies as organized for about 100 LS teachers by the Centre for Assessment Research and Development, HKIEd, 25 April, 2008, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “Exemplars of Enhancing Physics Learning through the Use of Information Technology – Low-cost Computer-mediated Physics Experiments”, a seminar presented at the plenary session of the 11th National Association of Advanced Physics Education Conference, 11-14 April, 2008. Shanghai, CHINA.
  • Ÿ Invited speaker, “The affective beliefs of science learning amongst junior secondary students in mainland China and Hong Kong: The ROSE research project”, a seminar delivered for research students of Nanjing Normal University and teachers of Nanjing Shuren International School, 17 March, 2008. Nanjing, CHINA.
  • Ÿ Key speaker, Energy Technology & the Environment in the NSS LS Subject, a half-day reunion function of the School Outreach Program as organized by the Council for Sustainable Development, 26 Jan., 2008, Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Lecturer, Information technology in the Science and Technology of Primary General Studies, a workshop for an EDB tendered course for in-service General Studies teachers in primary schools, 2008.
  • Ÿ Speaker, Briefing Session for school teachers, HK Budding Scientists Awards (2007-2008), EDB Gifted Education Section (10/2007)
  • Ÿ Speaker, Online Resources for NSS LS: Public Health and Energy Technology & the Environment, a workshop delivered at the Conference on Integrated Learning, Hong Kong Institute of Education, 14-15 Dec., 2007.
  • Ÿ Keynote speaker (invited), a keynote speech on “Information and Communications Technology for Enhancement of Physics Education in the 21st Century: Overview and Exemplars”, Conference of Physics Teaching and Demonstration, 23-24 August, 2007. Taichung, TAIWAN.
  • Ÿ Speaker, a public seminar on “Innovative and Effective Applications of Information Technology in Science/Physics Education: An Overview on Current Status of Research and Development” (資訊科技在科學或物理教育的創新和有效運用:當今研究與發展的趨勢概論) delivered to the research students and academic staff at East China Normal University, April, 2007, Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, a workshop on “Nature of Science and its Implication in Physics and Science Education” (科學的本質及其在科學和物理教育方面的意義) delivered to the research students and academic staff at East China Normal University, April, 2007, Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker, a workshop on “Innovative and Effective Applications of Information Technology in Science/Physics Education: Hands-on Practice” (資訊科技在科學或物理教育的創新和有效運用:上機實習) delivered to the research students and academic staff at East China Normal University, April, 2007, Shanghai, China.
  • Ÿ Speaker and coordinator, Program for Training Nature Interpreter, co-organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (Hong Kong) and HKIEd Student Affairs Office (2-7/2007), Hong Kong.
  • Ÿ Lecturer, “Science and Technology in Daily-Life”, 6 repeated workshops (each of two modules) for an EMB tendered course for in-service General Studies teachers in primary schools, 2006.
  • Ÿ Lecturer, “Nature of Science”, 2 repeated workshops a module in the EMB-tendered Curriculum Leadership Courses of Science Education KLA – Science (S.1-3) for in-service secondary science teachers, 2005.
  • Ÿ Key speaker, 3 repeated workshops on “Creative Use of Digital Cameras for Innovative Teaching of Primary General Studies” organized by Fanling Public School and EMB (May – Nov., 2005).
  • Ÿ Key speaker, 3 repeated workshops on “Virtual reality and 3D visualization for interactive learning of specific secondary science topics” organized by Immanuel Lutheran College and EMB (June – Nov., 2005).
  • Ÿ Speaker, an EMB tendered course on “Living in Virtual Reality” delivered for in-service teachers (April, 2002).
  • Ÿ Speaker, 3 repeated one-day workshops on "Effective Use of Information Technology in the Teaching of Physics", jointly organized by HKIEd Science Department and the HKSAR Education Department for school physics teachers (4/2000 – 5/2000).
  • Ÿ Speaker, a seminar on “Applications of the Internet in Education" delivered to the students and academic staff at South China Normal University (April, 1998).
  • Ÿ Speaker, a seminar on “Point Defects in Computational Materials Science” delivered to the research students and academic staff at City Polytechnic of Hong Kong (Feb., 1994).

6. School and Student Activities

  • Ÿ Co-Organizer, The 4th Rise-China International STEM Study Contest (HK) Special Preliminary, 16-17 July 2019, Hong Kong (2019).
  • Chair, Organizing Committee, Hong Kong STEM Olympiad 2016 (2016)
  • Reviewer and adjudicator, Secondary School Science Quiz Competition 2013, Hong Kong Science Museum (2012-13)
  • Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2016, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (3/2016)
  • Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2015, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (3/2015)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2014, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2014)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2013, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2013)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2012, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2012)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2011, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2011)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2010, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2010)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 13th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (4/2010)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 12th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (5/2009)
  • Ÿ Judge, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2009, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (5/2009)
  • Ÿ Reviewer and adjudicator, Secondary School Science Quiz Competition 2009, Hong Kong Science Museum (11/2008-3/2009)
  • Ÿ Final Adjudicator, Hong Kong Budding Scientists Award 2008-09, Gifted Education Section, EDB (4/2009)
  • Ÿ Advisor and Judge (Slogan Competition), Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2008, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EDB (2-5/2008)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2007, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and EMB (2-3/2007)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Intervarsity Debating Competition 2007 (2 events in 1/2007)
  • Ÿ Chief Adjudicator, Joint School Interactive Science Project on Net Competition, Joint School Information Technology Association (2-3/2004)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Final of HK Budding Scientists Awards (2006-2007), EMB Gifted Education Section (5/2007)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Heng Sang Bank-JPC Environmental Detective Competition, organized by Heng Sang Bank, Hong Kong Police Force and WWF (HK) (7/2005)
  • Ÿ Mentor, Mentoring Scheme – Cultivating Future Scientists Program「良師啟導計劃-未來科學家培育計劃」(2006-2007), Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre (2006/2007)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2006, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Education and Manpower Bureau (2-3/2006)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 2004, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and Education and Manpower Bureau (2-3/2004)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 10th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (4/2007)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 9th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (5/2006)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 8th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (3/2005)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 6th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (2003)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 5th Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (7/2002)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Water Rocket Competition 2002, HKeducationCITY.net and Education Department (6/4/2002)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, Water Rocket Competition 2001, HKeducationCITY.net and Education Department (17/3/2001)
  • Ÿ Adjudicator, 3rd Primary Science Project Competition, HKIEd, Education Department, and Leisure & Cultural Services Department (7/2000)

7. Others

  • Ÿ Adjunct Professor, Xinjiang Normal University, Urumqi, China. (2013 - now)
  • Ÿ Visiting Professor, Sichuan Normal University (2011 - now)
  • Ÿ Adjunct Professor, East China Normal University (2008-2011)
  • Ÿ Consultant, A-Level Physics textbooks, SNP Panpac HK (2005)
  • Ÿ Advisor, Primary General Studies textbooks, Modern Educational Research Society Ltd (2003 – 2005)
  • Ÿ Research Associate, University of Hong Kong (1995 – 1998)
  • Ÿ Coordinator, Production of the Induction CD-ROM (Sixth Form Electronics), Curriculum Development Institute, Education Department (1996-1997)
  • Ÿ Translator, "Introductory Science", Longman Asia Ltd. (1997)
  • Ÿ Course Developer, "Foundations in Microcomputing", Open University of Hong Kong (1997-1998)
  • Ÿ Visiting Research Fellow, Sichuan Normal University (1992 – 1994)
  • Ÿ Visiting Research Fellow, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (1992 - 1995)
Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Fok, Lincoln, Cheng, N.Y.I., & Yeung, Y.Y. (2019). Mismanaged plastic waste: Far side of the moon. W. W. M. So, C. C. Chow, & J. C. K. Lee, Environmental Sustainability and Education for Waste Management (57-71). Singapore: Springer Nature.
Yeung, Y. Y., & Cheng, M. M. H. (2017). Hong Kong students’ characteristics of science learning in relation to ROSE. In M. M. H. Cheng, A. Jones, & C. Buntting (Eds.),, Studies in science education in the Asia-Pacific region (61-74). London: Routledge.
Irene Chung Man Lam, Chi Ho Yeung, & Yau Yuen Yeung (2016). Mobile learning in Hong Kong teacher education: Pilot implementation and evaluation. In M. Carmo (Ed.), Education Applications & Development II (Chapter 11) (112-122). Lisboa, Portugal: inScience Press.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2015). Characteristics of Chinese learners as revealed from their affective domain and choices of science learning in China. M. S. Khine (Ed.), Science Education in East Asia: Pedagogical Innovations and Best Practices (123-146). Netherlands: Springer.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2015). General Science Teacher Education. Richard Gunstone (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Science Education (442-444). Heidelberg, New York, London: Springer.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2013). Superposition model and its applications. In M.G. Brik and N.M. Avram, Optical Properties of 3d-Ions in Crystals: Spectroscopy and Crystal Field Analysis (Chapter 3) (95-121). Beijing, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Tsinghua University Press and Springer.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2011). Web-based applications of 3D visualization and virtual reality in science education. In A. Méndez-Vilas (Ed.), Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts (615-623). Badajoz, Spain: Formatex Research Center.
李陳潔蘭、楊游婉詩、馬文康、黃晶榕、楊友源(2010):透過校本教材《專題探究學習歷程手冊》的開發推動教師專業發展,輯於羅天佑(編),探究學習:校本發展與實踐,(145-171),香港,香港教育學院。
譚莊陵、王詠詩、勞麗詩、黃嘉慧、黃晶榕、楊友源(2010):專題探究——不一樣的定題,不一樣的學習表現,輯於羅天佑(編),探究學習:校本發展與實踐,(213-232),香港,香港教育學院。
Yeung, Y. Y. (2009). Effective applications of information and communications technology in science education - An overview of the early 21st century development. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Association for Computer Education.
Yeung, Y. Y. (2008). Effective infusion of Chinese culture into the science-related curriculum: An outline and some exemplars. Integrated Learning in Secondary Schools: Theories and Practices, Article 4 (pp.67-82). Hong Kong: Marshall Cavendish Education, Time Publishing Ltd.
Cheng, M. H. M., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2008). The changing role of teachers: Enhancing development in the teaching profession through the learning centre scheme. In C. K. Lee, & L. P. Shiu (Eds.), Development Teachers and Development Schools in Changing Context (pp.379-399). Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Wu Xianqiu, Yeung Yau-yuen & Kong Siu-cheung (2007). Application of the LabVNC Open-Source Software in Web-based Remote-controlled Experiments. In Jimmy Lee, Timothy Shih, Qiong Wang & Yong Zhao (Eds.), Research in IT and Education: a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective (The Proceedings of the 11th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, 27-30 May, 2007, Guangzhou, China) (pp.218-221). Beijing, China: Beijing Normal University Press.
Yeung, Y. Y. (2007). Use of digital cameras in primary and junior secondary science lessons: Innovative activities for learning. In W. W. M. So, & M. M. H. Cheng (Eds.), Science Education Research in Chinese Societies (pp.147-161). Hong Kong: Seedland Pulishing Limited.
Yeung, Yau Yuen(2007):"Online peer assessment of projects",In Leung, P.W. & Berry, S.Y. (Eds.),Learning-Oriented Assessment: Useful Practices. Unit 17,(pp. 74-76),Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press。
楊友源(2007):網上互評專題研習,輯於梁佩雲、張淑賢編《導向學習的評估:教育實務匯編》,(頁74-76),香港,香港大學出版社。
Yeung, Yau-yuen (2006). "Scientific Modeling of Technology-Mediated Collaborative Learning Processes". In Mizoguch, R., Dillenbourg, P. & Zhu, Z. (Eds.), Learning by Effective Utilization of Technologies: Facilitating Intercultural Understanding (Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computers in Education, 30 Nov. - 4 Dec., 2006, Beijing, China) (pp. 249-256). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
Yeung, Yau-yuen (2005). "An Evaluation on Using Virtual Reality and 3D Visualisation in Science Education". In Looi, Chee-Kit, Jonassen, D. & Ikeda, M. (Eds.), Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed by the Learning Sciences (Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computers in Education, 28 Nov. - 3 Dec., 2005, Singapore) (pp. 942-945). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
NG, Pun-hon and YEUNG, Yau-yuen (2002). Implications of Data-logging on A.L. Physics Experiments: A Preliminary Study. In Y.Y. Yeung (Ed.), Innovative Ideas in Science Teaching: Theories and Exemplars. Chapter 12 (127-135). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education and Hong Kong Teachers’ Association.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2002). An alternative Chinese input method for science education. In Y.Y. Yeung (ed.), Innovative Ideas in Science Teaching: Theories and Exemplars. Chapter 15 (147-151). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education and Hong Kong Teachers’ Association.
Yeung, Y.Y., & Chan, S.L. (Eds.) (2002). Innovative Ideas in Science Teaching: Theories and Exemplars. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education and Hong Kong Teachers’ Association.
Yeung, Y.Y., Lee, Y.C. and Ng, P.H. (2002). IT Training for Science Teachers Through a Subject-based Approach: Framework and Needs Analysis. In Y.C. Cheng, T.T. Tsui, K.W. Chow and M.C. Mok (Eds.),, Subject Teaching and Teacher Education in the New Century: Research and Innovation. Chapter 5 (93-121). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education and Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2000). Invariants and moments. In D.J. Newman and B. Ng (Eds.), Crystal Field Handbook. Chapter 8 (160-175). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Yeung, Y.Y., Reid, M.F. and Newman, D.J. (2000). Accessible program packages. In D.J. Newman and B. Ng (Eds.), Crystal Field Handbook (254-258). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
Yeung, Y.Y. (1998). An Alternative Parametrization of S-State Ion EPR Spectra. In C.Z. Rudowicz, K.N. Yu and H. Hiraoka (Eds.), Modern Applications of EPR/ESR: From Biophysics to Materials Science (542-545). Singapore: Springer.

Journal Publications
Hu, X.-K., Wu, B., Yang, Y., Yeung, Y. Y., Ma, C.-G., & Brik, M. G. (2020). An old system revisited: Al₂O₃:Ti³⁺: Microscopic crystal field effects explored by the crystal field and first-principles calculations. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 847, 156459.
Xiao, Y., Kuang, X., Yeung, Y., & Ju, M. (2020). Unraveling the local structure and luminescence evolution in Nd³⁺-doped LiYF₄: A new theoretical approach. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 22(37), 21074-21082.
Ju, M., Xiao, Y., Sun, W., Lu, C., & Yeung, Y.-Y. (2020). In-depth determination of the microstructure and energy transition mechanism for Nd³⁺-doped yttrium oxide laser crystals. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 124(3), 2113-2119.
Xiao, Y., Kuang, X., Yeung, Y., & Ju, M. (2019). Investigation of the structure and luminescence mechanism of Tm³⁺-doped LiYF₄: New theoretical perspectives. Inorganic Chemistry, 59(2), 1211-1217.
Cai, J., Jing, W., Cheng, J., Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., Yin, M., . . . Duan, C.-K. (2019). First-principles calculations of photoluminescence and defect states of Ce³⁺-doped (Ca/Sr)₂B₅O₉Cl. Physical Review B, 99(12), 125107.
Ju, M., Xiao, Y., Zhong, M., Sun, W., Xia, X., Yeung, Y.-Y., & Lu, C. (2019). New theoretical insights into the crystal-field splitting and transition mechanism for Nd³⁺-doped Y₃Al₅O₁₂. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(11), 10745-10750.
Luo, Yuxia, Chun-Kit Hau, Yau Yuen Yeung, Ka-Leung Wong, Kwok Keung Shiu, and Peter A. Tanner. (2018). Massive Stokes shift in 12-coordinate Ce(NO2)6 3−: crystal structure, vibrational and electronic spectra. Scientific reports, 8(1), 16557.
Tho, S. W., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2018). An implementation of remote laboratory for secondary science education. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 34(5), 629-640.
Ju, M., Zhong, M., Lu, C., & Yeung, Y.-Y. (2018). Deciphering the microstructure and energy-level splitting of Tm³⁺-doped yttrium aluminum garnet. Inorganic Chemistry, 58(2), 1058-1066.
Xiao, Y., Ju, M., Kuang, X.-Y., & Yeung, Y.-Y. (2018). A systematic study of the microstructure and laser characteristics of Pr³⁺-doped lithium lutetium fluoride. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 749, 391-398.
Feiyang Chen, Meng Ju, Xiaoyu Kuang, and Yauyuen Yeung (2018). Insights into the microstructure and transition mechanism for Nd³⁺-doped Bi₄Si₃O₁₂: A promising near-infrared laser material. Inorganic Chemistry, 57(8), 4563-4570.
Luo, Y., Liu, Z., Hau, S. C., Yeung, Y. Y., Wong, K. L., Shiu, K. K., Chen, X.Y., Zhu, H.M., Bao. G.C. & Tanner, P. A. (2018). Electronic Spectra of Cs2NaYb(NO2)6: Is There Quantum Cutting?. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 122(17), 4381-4388.
Tho, S. W., Yeung, Y. Y., Wei, R., Chan, K. W., & So, W. W. M. (2017). A systematic review of remote laboratory work in science education with the support of visualizing its structure through the HistCite and Citespace software. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 15(7), 1217-1236.
Jun Wen, Qingqing Zhou, Lixin Ning, Chang-Kui Duan, Yucheng Huang, Min Yin, Yau-Yuen Yeung (2017). Geometric, electronic and optical properties of undoped and cerium-doped La(SiB)(ON) solid solutions: A theoretical investigation. Journal of Luminescence, 192, 1026-1032.
Meng Ju, Guo-liang Sun, Xiao-yu Kuang, Cheng Lu, Yong-sheng Zhu and Yau-yuen Yeung (2017). Theoretical investigation of the electronic structure and luminescence properties for NdxY1-xAl3(BO3)4 nonlinear laser crystal. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5(29), 7174-7181.
Wen Jun, Yeung Yau-yuen, Ning Lixin, Duan Changkui, Huang Yucheng, Zhang Jie, Yin Min (2017). Thermal stabilities, electronic structures and optical properties of intrinsic defects and dopant cerium in Ca4F2Si2O7. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 713, 28-37.
Bang-xing LI, Chi-fai LEUNG, Yau-yuen YEUNG (2017). First-principles calculations and re-analysis of optical spectra and electron paramagnetic resonance parameters for Yb3+ in YAl3(BO3)4 crystal. Journal of Rare Earths, 35 (3), 254-258.
F. Y. Chen, M. Ju, G. L. Gutsev, X. Y. Kuang, C. Lu, Y. Y. Yeung (2017). Structure and luminescence properties of a Nd3+ doped Bi4Ge3O12 scintillation crystal: new insights from a comprehensive study. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5(12), 3079-3087.
Ju, M., Lu, C., Yeung, Y.Y., Kuang, X., Wang, J., & Zhu, Y. (2016). Structural Evolutions and Crystal Field Characterizations of Tm-Doped YAlO3: New Theoretical Insights. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8(44), 30422-30429.
Wen, Jun; Yeung, Yau-yuen; Ning, Lixin; Duan, Changkui; Huang, Yucheng; Zhang, Jie; Yin, Min (2016). Effects of vacancies on valence stabilities of europium ions in β-Ca2SiO4: Eu phosphors. Journal of Luminescence, 178, 121-127.
Tho, S. W., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2016). Technology-enhanced science learning through remote laboratory: System design and pilot implementation in tertiary education. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 32(3), 96-111.
Hui Li, Xiao-Yu Kuang, Yau Yuen Yeung (2016). Theoretical calculations of energies, and radiative rates for parity-forbidden transitions within the 4f3 configuration in La-like ions Pr2+ and Nd3+. Journal of Luminescence, 170(2), 380-386.
Meng Ju, Xiaoyu Kuang, Cheng Lu, Hui Li, Jingjing Wang, Chuanzhao Zhang, Yongsheng Zhu and Yauyuen Yeung (2016). Determination of the microstructure, energy levels and magnetic dipole transition mechanism for Tm3+ doped yttrium aluminum borate. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 4, 1988-1995.
Siew Wei Tho, Ka Wing Chan and Yau Yuen Yeung (2015). Technology-enhanced Physics Programme for Community-Based Science Learning: Innovative Design and Programme Evaluation in a Theme Park. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24(5), 580-594.
Yau Yuen YEUNG and Yufeng LI (2015). Chinese students’ science-related experiences: Comparison of the ROSE study in Xinjiang and Shanghai. Research in Science and Technological Education, 33(2), 218-236.
Zhang C.B., Wang Y.L., Zhou S.N., Xiao H, Yeung Y.Y., Tho S.W.(2015):Using a mobile phone acceleration sensor in physics experiments on spring oscillation,《College Physics(Education Monograph)》,34(7),15-19。
Yau Yuen Yeung and Peter A. Tanner (2015). Trends in Atomic Parameters for Crystals and Free Ions across the Lanthanide Series: the Case of LaCl3:Ln3+. (online first). The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 119(24), 6309-6316.
Siew Wei Tho and Yau Yuen Yeung (2015). Innovative IP camera applications for scientific investigation. School Science Review, 96(356), 58-62.
張春斌、楊友源、肖化、周少娜、王妍琳和Tho, S.W.(2014):巧用手機測量重力加速度,《中學物理教學參考》,43(12),48-49。
Peter A. Tanner, Yau-Yuen Yeung, Lixin Ning (2014). Some Aspects of Configuration Interaction of the 4fN Configurations of Tripositive Lanthanide Ions. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118(38), 8745-8752.
Hui Li, Xiao-Yu Kuang, Yau Yuen Yeung (2014). Semi-empirical calculations of radiative rates for parity-forbidden transitions within the 4f2 configuration of Ba-like ions La+, Ce2+, Pr3+ and Nd4+and 4f12 configuration of Dy-likeYb4+. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 47, 145002.
Tho, S.W., & Yeung, Y.Y. (2014). Innovative use of smartphones for a sound resonance tube experiment. Teaching Science, 60(1), 39-42.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2014). Reduced matrix elements of spin-spin interactions for the atomic f-electron configurations. Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables, 100 (2), 536-576.
Yeung, Yau Yuen and Tanner, Peter A. (2013). Parametrization of free ion levels of four isoelectronic 4f2 systems: insights into configuration interaction parameters. Chemical Physics Letters, 590(18), 46-51.
Yufeng LI and Yau Yuen YEUNG (2013). ROSE study of Urumqi ninth grade students’ interests in learning physics and the underlying factors. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching 亞太科學教育論壇, 14(2), Article 2.
Yeung, Yau-Yuen, & Tanner, Peter (2013). New analyses of energy level datasets for LaCl3:Ln3+ (Ln = Pr, Nd, Er). Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 575, 54-60.
Tanner, Peter A. and Yeung, Yau Yuen (2013). Nephelauxetic Effects in the Electronic Spectra of Pr3+. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 117(41), 10726-10735.
C. Rudowicz, P. Gnutek, S. Kimura, M. Açıkgöz, and Y.Y. Yeung (2013). Modeling spectroscopic properties of Ni2+ ions in the Haldane gap system Y2BaNiO5. Applied Magnetic Resonance,, 44(8), 899-915.
XIE Lin-Hua and YEUNG Yau-Yuen (2013). Study of the Defect Structure and Crystal-Field Parameters of α-Al2O3:Yb3+. Applied Magnetic Resonance, 44(8), 917-925.
Peter A. Tanner, Yau Yuen Yeung, and Lixin Ning (2013). What Factors Affect the 5D0 energy of Eu3+? An Investigation of Nephelauxetic Effects. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 117(13), 2771-2781.
Yau-Yuen YEUNG, Yeung-Chung LEE and Irene Chung-Man LAM (2012). Curriculum reform and restructuring of senior secondary science education in Hong Kong: Teachers’ perceptions and implications. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 13(2), 11.
T. Qin, G. Mountjoy, N. D. Afify, M. F. Reid, Y.Y. Yeung, A. Speghini, & M. Bettinelli. (2011). The link between optical spectra, crystal field parameters, and local environments of Eu3+ ions in Eu2O3 doped sodium disilicate glass. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 84(10), 104206-(16pp).
Xiao Huang, Yau Yuen Yeung, Siu Cheung Kong and Wei Gao (2011). Application of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in Science Education. International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 1(3), 254-260.
Xie, L.H. & Yeung, Y.Y. (2011). Modeling of Spin Hamiltonian Parameters for vanadyl doped K2SO4-Na2SO4-ZnSO4 Glass. Applied Magnetic Resonance, 40(4), 441-448.
Zhou S N, Yeung Y Y, Xiao H and Wang X J (2011). Experimental Designs for Inquiry with Problem-Based Strategy. Research in Education, Assessment, and Learning, 2(1), 12-16.
吳肖,楊友源,周少娜(2011):基於音效卡和MMUSE軟體的電腦輔助單擺實驗,《實驗室研究與探索》,30(6),75-76。
WU Xiao, YEUNG Yau-yuen and ZHOU Shaona(2010):Study on the Classroom Implementation of Computer-Mediated Experiments on Non-conventional Simple Pendulum Motion,《College Physics》,22(5),69-74。
May-hung Cheng and Yau-yuen Yeung (2010). Identifying professional development environment for mentor teachers at a Learning Centre. Teacher Development, 14(3), 351-363.
ZHOU Shaona and YEUNG Yau-yuen.(2010):Computer-Mediated Experiments for Simple Pendulum Motion - Low-cost Approach for Unconventional Design,《College Physics》,22(4),67-71。
Lee Yeung Chung, Lam Chung Man and Yeung Yau Yuen (2010). From changes in education system to curriculum reform: A critique of the new Hong Kong senior secondary science curriculum. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 11(1), 13.
黃曉, 楊友源, 江紹祥(2009):無線射頻識別技術應用於教育述評,《電化教育研究》,119,73-77。
Chang, S.N., Yeung Y.Y. & Cheng M.H.M. (2009). Ninth graders’ learning interests, life experiences and attitudes towards science and technology. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 18(5), 447-457.
Shili Hou, Yeung Yau Yuen, Huibing Mao, JiqingWang, & Ziqiang Zhu (2009). Photoluminescence Properties of the Eu3+-doped ZnS Nanocrystals and the Crystal Field Analysis. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 42, 215105.
Li, Y. F., Xiong, J., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2009). Application of video analysis software to physics experiments. Research and Exploration in Laboratory, 28 (4), 62-64.
Kong, S. C., Yeung, Y. Y., & Wu, X. Q. (2009). An experience of teaching for learning by observation: Remote-controlled experiments on electrical circuits. Computers and Education, 52 (3), 702-717.
Brik, M. G., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2008). Semi-ab initio calculations of superposition model and crystal field parameters for Co2+ ions using the exchange charge model. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 69 (10), 2401-2410.
Wu, H., Yeung, Y. Y., & Cheng, M. H. M. (2008). The science assessment in the national assessment of educational progress (NAEP) of USA. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 9 (1).
Yeung, Y. Y. (2008). Exemplars of enhancing physics learning through the use of information technology - Low-cost computer-mediated physics experiments. Collaege Physics, 20(2), 68-72.
Brik, M. G., Avram, N. M., Avram, C. N., Rudowicz, C., Yeung, Y. Y., & Gnutek, P. (2007). Ground and excited state absorption of Ni ions in MgAlO: Crystal field analysis. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 432, 61-68.
吳肖、廖文及楊友源(2006):自由及開源軟件在物理教育中應用的初步探討,《大學物理》,第18卷第4期,頁73-77。
Rudowicz, C., Brik, M. G., Avram, N. M., Yeung, Y. Y., & Gnutek, P. (2006). Crystal field analysis of the energy level structure of Cs2NaAIF6: Cr3+. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 18, 5221-5234.
Yau-Yuen Yeung, Timon Cheng-Yi Liu, and Pun-Hon Ng (2005). A social network analysis of research collaboration in physics education. American Journal of Physics, 73(2), 145-150.
Cheng, M. H., So, W. M., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2005). An effective web-based approach to support the initial training of science teachers. Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 9 (1), 13-22.
Zi-Yuan Yang, Czeslaw Rudowicz and Yau-yuen Yeung (2004). Microscopic spin-Hamiltonian parameters and crystal field energy levels for the low C3 symmetry Ni2+ centre in LiNbO3 crystals. Physica B-Condensed Matter, 348, 151-159.
Zi-Yuan Yang, Yue Hao, Czeslaw Rudowicz, and Yau-yuen Yeung (2004). Theoretical investigations of the microscopic spin Hamiltonian parameters including the spin-spin and spin-other-orbit interactions for Ni2+(3d8) ions at trigonal crystal fields. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 16, 3481-3494.
劉承宜,殷建玲,楊友源,吳本韓(2004):中外物理教育研究與發展的初步比較,《物理》,33(7),534-540。
劉承宜,陳侃貞,楊友源,吳本韓(2004):中國和國際物理教育合作網的比較與分析,《物理》,33(2),146-152。
Czeslaw Rudowicz, Zi-Yuan Yang, Yau-yuen Yeung and Jian Qin (2003). Crystal field and microscopic spin Hamiltonians approach including spin–spin and spin–other-orbit interactions for d2 and d8 ions at low symmetry C3 symmetry sites: V3+ in Al2O3. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 64, 1419-1428.
Zi-Yuan Yang, Czesław Rudowicz, Yau-yuen Yeung (2003). Spin Hamiltonian and structural disorder analysis for two high temperature Cr3+ defect centers in α-LiIO3 crystals - low symmetry effects. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 64, 887-896.
Czeslaw Rudowicz, Yau-yuen Yeung, Zi-Yuan Yang, and Jian Qin (2002). Microscopic spin Hamiltonian approaches for 3d8 and 3d2 ions in trigonal crystal field - Perturbation theory methods vs complete diagonalization methods. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 14, 5619-5636.
王笑君、楊友源(2001):虛擬現實技術在物理課件開發中的應用,《大學物理》,20(11),35-38。
LEE, Yeung-chung, Kai-ming LI, Yau-yuen YEUNG, (1997). Use of Visual Aids in Teaching Science: Practices and Attitudes of Hong Kong Secondary Science Teachers. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 20(2), 21-36.
Tong-Zhong Li, Jian-Ping Peng, Xue-Hua Wang, Shi-Wei Gu, W.S. Li and Y.Y. Yeung (1995). Induced voltage in a 2DEG caused by a moving inhomogeneous magnetic field. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 7, 345-351.
J. Qin, C. Rudowicz, Y.M. Chang and Y.Y. Yeung (1994). Correlation of Spectroscopic Properties and Substitutional Sites of Cr3+ in Aluminosilicates: II. Andalusite and Sillimanite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 21, 532-538.
Y.M. Chang, C. Rudowicz and Y.Y. Yeung (1994). Crystal Field analysis of the 3dN ions at low symmetry sites including the 'imaginary' terms. Computers in Physics, 8, 583-588.
Y.Y. Yeung, C. Rudowicz, Y.M. Chang and J. Qin (1994). Model Calculation of the Spectroscopic Properties for Cr3+ in Kyanite. Journal of Luminescence, 60&61, 108-111.
Y.Y. Yeung, J. Qin, Y.M. Chang and C. Rudowicz (1994). Correlation of Spectroscopic Properties and Substitutional Sites of Cr3+ in Aluminosilicates: I. Kyanite. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 21, 526-531.
Xue-Hua Wang, Jian-Ping Peng, Tong-Zhong Li, Shi-Wei Gu, W.S. Li and Y.Y. Yeung (1994). A sequential approach to resonant magnetotunnelling in double-barrier heterostructures. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 6, 10031-10042.
C. Rudowicz, M.L. Du and Y.Y. Yeung (1993). Crystal Field Levels and Fine Structure of the Ground Orbital State for High-Spin Fe2+ and Fe4+ ions in YBa2(Cu1-xFex)3O7-δ. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 54, 733-744.
C. Rudowicz, M.L. Du, Y.Y. Yeung and Yi-yang Zhou (1993). Crystal Field Levels and Zero-Field Splitting Parameters of Cr2+ in mixed system Rb2MnxCr1-xCl4. Physica B, 191, 323-333.
T.L. Choy and Y.Y. Yeung (1993). Calculations of Vacancy Induced Properties in Palladium Using the Decoupling Transformation Approach. Solid State Communications, 85, 569-572.
Y.M. Chang, T.H. Yeom, Y.Y. Yeung and C. Rudowicz (1993). Superposition Model and Crystal Field Analysis of the 4A2 and 2E states of Cr3+ ion at C3 sites in LiNbO3. Journal of Physics : Condensed Matter, 5, 6221-6230.
Y.Y. Yeung and C. Rudowicz (1993). Crystal field energy levels and state vectors for the 3dN ions at orthorhombic or higher symmetry sites. Journal of Computational Physics, 109, 150-152.
Yeung, Y.Y. (1993). Spin Parameters for the Rare Earth ion Gd3+ in some Fluorite Complexes. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 193, 213-215.
W.S. Li, Shi-Wei Gu, T.C. Au-Yeung and Y.Y. Yeung (1992). Effects of the Parabolic potential and Confined Phonons on the Polaron in a Quantum Wire. Physical Review B, 46, 4630-4637.
Y.Y. Yeung and C. Rudowicz (1992). Ligand Field Analysis of the 3dN ions at Orthorhombic or Higher Symmetry Sites. Computers and Chemistry, 16, 207-216.
Yeung, Y.Y. (1992). Local Distortions and Spin Parameters of Gd3+ in some Orthorhombic CaF2 Complexes. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 4, 9741-9750.
Yeung, Y.Y. and Shin, F.G (1991). Pulse response functions for various dielectric susceptibility models. Journal of Materials Science, 26, 1781-1787.
T.L. Choy and Y.Y. Yeung (1990). Local Distortion and Crystal Field Parameters for Cr3+ at Orthorhombic sites in MgO. Physica Status Solidi (b) Basic Research, 161, K107-K110.
Yeung, Y.Y. (1990). Ligand positions and crystal field parameters for Cr3+ at tetragonal sites in MgO. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 2, 2461-2464.
Shin, F.G. and Yeung, Y.Y. (1989). On an empirical dielectric loss formula with real susceptibility integrable from Kramers-Kronig relations. Journal of Materials Science Letters, 8, 879-881.
Y.Y. Yeung and M.F. Reid (1989). Crystal-field and superposition-model analyses of Pr3+ : LaF3 in C2 symmetry. Journal of Less Common Metals, 148, 213-217.
Y.Y. Yeung (1988). Lattice relaxation around lanthanide impurities at cubic sites in Fluorites. Journal of Physics C : Solid State Physics, 21, L549-L553.
Y.Y. Yeung and D.J. Newman (1988). Local distortion and spin-Hamiltonian parameters for Eu2+ sites in the alkali halides. Journal of Physics C : Solid State Physics, 21, 537-551.
Yeung, Y.Y. (1988). Local distortion and zero field splittings of 3d5 ions in oxide crystals. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 21, 2453-2461.
Yeung, Y.Y. and Newman, D.J. (1987). Orbitally Correlated Crystal Field parametrization for Lanthanide Ions. Journal of Chemical Physics, 86, 6717-6721.
Y.Y. Yeung and D.J. Newman (1986). A new approach to the determination of lanthanide spin-correlated crystal field parameters. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics, 19, 3877-3884.
Y.Y. Yeung and D.J. Newman (1986). High order crystal field invariants and the determinations of lanthanide crystal field parameters. Journal of Chemical Physics, 84, 4470-4473.
Yeung, Y.Y. (1986). Decoupling transformation approach to the lattice vibrations of molecular crystals. Journal of Chemical Physics, 84, 6376-6382.
Yeung, Y.Y. and Newman, D.J. (1986). Superposition-model analyses for the Cr3+ 4A2 ground state. Physical Review B, 34, 2258-2265.
Y.Y. Yeung and D.J. Newman (1985). Angular Overlap and Superposition Models of the Orbit-lattice interaction. Chemical Physics Letters, 122, 415-417.
Y.Y. Yeung and D.J. Newman (1985). Crystal field invariants and parameters for low-symmetry sites. Journal of Chemical Physics, 82, 3747-3752.

Conference Papers
Yeung, Y.-Y., Wu, P. Y., Tsang, C. Y.-F., Cheang, C.-C. F., & Lee, H.-M. S. (2017, November). Development and implementation of case study teaching in Hong Kong STEM education: Preliminary findings from an education university. Paper presented at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017 (WERA-HKERA 2017): Innovation, Hong Kong.
Irene C.M. Lam, C.H. Yeung, and Y.Y. Yeung (2015, June). Mobile learning in Hong Kong teacher education: students’ level of readiness and receptivity. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015 (pp. 539-541), Porto, Portugal.
Y.Y. Yeung, Frank C.C. Cheang and Lincoln Fok (2015, June). Development and evaluation of an innovative Arduino-based datalogging system for enhancing field-based learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015 (pp.170-174), Porto, Portugal.
CHAN, Ka Wing, THO, Siew Wei, and YEUNG, Yau Yuen (2015, May). Innovative Use of Wiimote Controller for Circular Motion Experiments: Design and Preliminary Findings. 19th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Taipei, China.
Chan Ka Wing, Yeung Yau Yuen & Tho Siew Wei (2014, November). Innovative application of Wiimote for technology-enhanced learning of physics: An exemplar on the learning and teaching of circular motion. Asia Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference 2014, Hong Kong.
Siew Wei Tho and Yau Yuen Yeung (2014, November). Remote Laboratory System for Technology‐Enhanced Science Learning: The Design and Pilot Implementation in Undergraduate Courses. Proceedings of The 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, Nara, Japan.
楊友源(2014,10):資訊科技在中小學科學課程的革新運用:香港在職教師培訓的實踐個案和成效,第二屆海峽兩岸四地科學教師教育高峰論壇,Zhengzhou, China。
Yeung, Y.Y. (2014, April). Parametrization of the atomic structure for lanthanide ions: A critical review and recent progress. BIT’s 3rd Annual Conference and EXPO of AnalytiX-2014 - Push the Limits in Analytical Sciences, Dalian, China.
Su, P.; Yeung, Y.Y.; and Tanner, P.A. (2013, December). Comparative Analysis of the 4fN Energy Levels and Crystal Field Calculations for Y3Al5O12: Ln3+ (Ln=Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm). Hong Kong Symposium 2013 on Recent Advances in Energy Technology and the Environment: Rare Earths, Transition Metals, Synchrotron Radiation and VUV, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y.Y. (2013, December). A New User-Friendly Software for Effective Analysis of Rare Earth Spectroscopy. Hong Kong Symposium 2013 on Recent Advances in Energy Technology and the Environment: Rare Earths, Transition Metals, Synchrotron Radiation and VUV, Hong Kong.
Chan, K.W., Yeung, Y.Y. and Lam, C.M. (2013, July). Educational Implications of e-learning materials in secondary mathematics and science education. Second Global Chinese Conference on Science Education, Guangzhou, China.
Li, Yufeng and Yeung, Yau-yuen (2013, July). Urumqi ninth-grade students’ interest in Physics learning. East-Asian Association for Science Education 2013 International Conference, Hong Kong.
Tho, S.W. and Yeung, Y.Y. (2013, July). Innovative use of smartphones for scientific investigation within and outside school environment. Second Global Chinese Conference on Science Education, Guangzhou, China.
Tho, S.W., Yeung, Y.Y. and Chan, K.W. (2013, July). Community-Based Science Learning: Developing a Technology-enhanced Physics Programme for Ocean Park and Evaluation. East-Asian Association for Science Education 2013 International Conference, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y.Y., Cheung, K.L. and Sjøberg, S. (2013, July). University students’ choices of science and mathematics related programmes in Mainland China. East-Asian Association for Science Education 2013 International Conference, 4-6 July 2013, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Rudowicz, C., Gnutek, P., Kimura, S., Açikgöz, M. and Yeung, Y.Y. (2012, October). Theoretical modeling of spectroscopic properties of Ni2+ ions in Haldane gap systems - case study: Y2BaNiO5. 8th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium (APES 2012), Beijing.
Yeung Y.Y. and Lam CM Irene (2012, July). Commercial Development of e-Learning Materials for Science and Mathematics Subjects in Hong Kong: Preliminary Evaluation. International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012), Sidney, Australia.
Yeung Y.Y., Wan Z.H. and So W.M. Winnie (2012, July). Developing a technology-enhanced scientific inquiry curriculum in a primary school: Outcomes of the school-based support. International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2012), Sidney, Australia.
Yeung Y.Y. & Cheng M.H. (2011, October). Redefining the underlying structure of the ROSE instrument and its application to understand Chinese students’ affective domain of science learning. Paper presented in the East-Asia Association of Science Education 2011 International Conference, Gwangju, South Korea.
Yeung Y.Y. & Wan Z.H. (2011, October). School-based support for immersing digital technology into the inquiry-based project learning of science in a primary school. iry-based project learning of science in a primary school”. Paper presented in the East-Asia Association of Science Education 2011 International Conference, Gwangju, South Korea.
Lin-Hua XIE and Yau-yuen YEUNG (2010, October). Study of the EPR Spectra of Vanadyl Doped K2SO4-Na2SO4-ZnSO4 Glass. 7th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium (APES2010), Jeju, Korea.
Yau-Yuen YEUNG and Qun WEI (2010, October). Crystal Field Parameters and EPR Parameters for V3+ and Cr3+ in Al2O3. The 7th Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Symposium (APES2010), Jeju, Korea.
Huang Xiao, Yeung Yau-yuen and Kong Siu Cheung (2010, June). RFID Technology and Scientific Investigation. Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Singapore.
YEUNG Yau-yuen and CHENG May-hung May (2010, June). Factor analysis and Rasch model analysis of the ROSE study on Chinese students’ interest of science learning. Proceedings of XIV International Organisation of Science and Technology Education Symposium, Bled, Slovenia.
YEUNG Yau-yuen and WU Xiao (2009, July). Rasch Model Analysis of Hong Kong Senior Secondary School Students' Views and Understandings of Nature of Science. Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Symposium, Hong Kong.
YEUNG Yau-yuen, LI Yufeng and WU Xiao (2009, May). Innovative Design of Low-cost Computer-mediated Experiments for Effective Teaching and Learning of Science. Hong Kong IT in Education Symposium 2009, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y. Y. (2009, March). Learning science through a web-based virtual reality courseware: An evaluation of students' outcomes of learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Web-based Education of International Association of Science and Technology for Development, Phuket, Thailand.
Yeung, Y. Y., & Brik, M. G. (2008, July). A new method for determining the superposition model parameters from the crystal field invariants. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter, Lyon, France.
Yeung, Y. Y., & Cheng, M. H. M. (2008, February). Secondary school students' affective domain of science learning: Comparsion of preliminary ROSE findings in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. Paper presented at the Conference of Asian Science Education: Science Education from an Asian Perspective, Taiwan.
Yeung, Y. Y., Kong, S. C., & Wu, X. Q. (2007, July). Innovative use of free and open-source software to support students' effective learning: Exemplars in science education. Paper presented at the Proceedings of International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning 2007(CD-ROM), Hong Kong.
Wu, X. Q., Yeung, Y. Y., & Kong, S. C. (2007, May). Application of the LabVNC open-source software in web-based remote-controlled experiments. Proceedings of the 11th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, Guangzhou.
Cheng, M. H. M., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2006, November). What do teachers gain through their participation in the learning centre scheme?. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y. Y. (2006, November). Scientific modeling of technology-mediated collaborative learning processes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education, Beijing, China.
Yeung, Y. Y., & Ng, P. H. (2006, November). Evaluation of Hong Kong secondary school students' views and understandings of nature of Science. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y. Y., & Wu, X. (2006, April). Research collaboration between Science educators: A social network analysis of the sociological structure. In Proceedings of the Annual Conference of National Association for Research in Science Teaching, USA.
Yeung, Y. Y. (2006, February). A feasibility review on using free and open-source software in science education. Paper presented at the Hong Kong International IT in Education Conference, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y. Y., & Cheng, M. H. M. (2006, February). A new scheme to empower teachers with IT through a subject-based approach. Paper presented at the Hong Kong International IT in Education Conference, Hong Kong.
Cheng, M. H. M., & Yeung, Y. Y. (2005, December). Changing role of teachers: Enhancing development in the teaching profession through the Learning Centre Scheme. Paper presented at Faculty of Education of Chinese University of Hong Kong 40th International Conference, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y. Y., & Ng, P. H. (2005, December). Exploring Hong Kong junior secondary school students' understandings of the nature of science: A new research tool and initial findings. Paper presented at the Conference on Research and Practices in Science Education, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y. Y. (2005, November). An evaluation on using virtual reality and 3D visualisation in science education. Towards Sustainable and Scalable Educational Innovations Informed by the Learning Sciences, Singapore.
C.Z. Rudowicz, M.G. Brik, N.M. Avram and Y.Y. Yeung (2005, August). "Two approaches to the crystal field analysis of the impurity ion energy levels in crystals: comparative study". Lecture presented in the Workshop on Functional Materials, FMA 2005, 25-30 Sept.,2005.
Yau-Yuen Yeung (2005, August). "Macroscopic Study of the Social Networks Formed in Web-based Discussion Forums". In Koschmann, T., Suthers, D.D., & Chan, T.W. (eds.). Proceedings of the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005 Conference: The next 10 years [CD-ROM], May 30 - June 4, 2005.
Yau-Yuen Yeung, Timon Cheng-Yi Liu, and Pun-Hon Ng (2005, August). "Dissemination of classroom teaching ideas and methods through some social networks: The sociological structure of the collaboration networks of Physics teachers". Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2005 Conference [CD-ROM], April 4-7,2005.
Yeung, Y. Y. (2005, August). A virtual reality courseware for removing common misconceptions in learning basic optics. Paper presented at the International Conference on Physics Education - World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focusing on Change, India, India.
Yeung, Y. Y., Ng, P. H., Fong, M. W., & Tang, K. Y. (2005, August). Use of history of physics in the research and teaching of nature of science. Paper presented at the International Conference on Physics Education - World View on Physics Education in 2005: Focusing on Change, India, India.

Creative and Literary Works, Consulting Reports and Case Studies
Yeung, Y.Y., Cheng, M.Y., Mok, T.M., Tho, S.W. and Chan, K.W. (2013). Summary and Evaluation Report for the New Physics Education Programme at Ocean Park. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education.
Yeung, Y. Y., Cheng, M. H. M., So, W. W. M., Cheng, V. M. Y., Kong, S. C., & Ng, P. H. (2006). Evaluation Report of the Project "Diffusion of Learning Centre Scheme to Schools in Hong Kong: Immanuel Lutheran College-Learning Centre in Secondary Science (S1-S3)". Hong Kong: Education and Manpower Bureau.
Yeung, Y. Y., So, W. M. W., Cheng, M. H. M., Cheng, V. M. Y., Kong, S. C., & Ng, P. H. (2006). Evaluation Report of the Project "Diffusion of Learning Centre Scheme to Schools in Hong Kong: Fanling Public School-Learning Centre in Primary General Studies". Hong Kong: Education and Manpower Bureau.

All Other Outputs
Yeung, Y.Y. (Chief Editor); Cheng, MH; Lee, Y.C.; Ng, P.H. and So, W.M. (2013). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 14, Issue 1 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2012). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 12 Issue 2 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2011). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning & Teaching, Volume 12 Issue 1 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2011). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 11, Issue 2 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2010). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning & Teaching, Volume 11 Issue 1 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2010). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 10, Issue 2 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2009). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning & Teaching, Volume 10 Issue 1 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2009). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning & Teaching, Volume 9 Issue 2 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2008). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning & Teaching, Volume 9 Issue 1 . Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2008). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 8 Issue 2 [Online available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] . The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2007). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching [Online available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] . The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2007). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching [Online available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] . The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2006). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching [Online available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/] . The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Hong Kong.
(2006). Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 6 (2) . [online available: http://www.ied.edu.hk/apfslt/]. Hong Kong.

Project

Educational Effectiveness and Processes of Online Laboratory for STEM Education: Implementation and Evaluation in Secondary Schools
Based on our past design-based research in this field, we have formulated an innovative low-cost and open-source approach for rapidly developing new online experiments in which appropriate pedagogies can be incorporated for seamless integration with the courseware. This online laboratory system recently won a gold medal and a special prize in an international invention and innovation competition. It allows teachers and students easy access to online experiments with a lightweight web browser in . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Environmental Health Impact Assessment on Crucial Environmental Contaminants and Associated STEM Education
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Chung Wah James 林忠華 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
Molecular Catalysis for Electro- and Photochemical CO2 Reductive Functionalization
The projects concerns the study on molecular transition-metal catalysts for the reductive coupling of CO2 with nucleophilic substrate bearing various donor atoms. The reductive coupling reactions will be investigated under electro- and photocatalytic condition.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Chi Fai 梁致輝 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
Theoretical Study of the Physical Properties and Defect States of Lanthanide Ions Doped in New Luminescent Materials
The findings of this proposal will likely render significant scientific contributions to this field of study, especially for an in-depth understanding of the valence states of lanthanide ions, and a critical analysis the luminescent and photophysical properties of the lanthanide system. Furthermore, this theoretical study will provide useful hints and models for many technological applications by accelerating and reducing the cost for enhancing and revamping the design and synthesis of new lumin . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Low-cost Online Experiments for Science Education in Hong Kong and China: Trial Implementation and Evaluation of Learning Effectiveness
In many disciplines of science and engineering education, online (or called remote-controlled) experiments are recently emerging as another important exemplar of technology-enhanced learning because it can support not only e-learning for engaging students with authentic experiments but also break through the spatial and temporal constraints of conducting experiments. Over the last two decades, there exist a number of famous remote-controlled experiments for engineering and science (mostly in phy . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Maintenance for Secondary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (NSCIO1301)
Basically, it is a knowledge transfer project to provide a maintenance service for Secondary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (NSCIO1301) with the suggested title of “Gifted Students’ Effective Mastery of Secondary Science through Online Learning”
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Application and Promotion of an Innovative Mobile Logger for Effective Teaching and Learning of Science and Environmental Studies
An innovative, multi-functional and low-cost datalogging system (called mobile logger with its specific app called SESlogger for any Android devices) was invented by the Project Leader in which some crucial strategies for student-centred learning and collaborative learning were specifically embedded in the design and development of this digital device for enabling learners to conduct many kinds of scientific experiments or field trip activities within or outside the schools. It is much cheaper t . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
First-principles Study of New Luminescent Materials Formed From Lanthanide Ions and Neighboring Point Defects: Characteristics and Formation Mechanisms
By constructing local structures around selected lanthanide ions and simulating the variations of the conditions of sample preparation, first-principles calculations combined with hybrid density functional theory and multi-configuration interaction method are adopted to obtain thermodynamic, electronic and spectroscopic properties of solid materials with lanthanide ions and/or various point defects. Apart from direct comparison with some limited experimental data as available in the literature, . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Joint University Collaboration to Develop Students’ Competence and Leadership in Promoting Integrated STEM Education
This project facilitates STEM undergraduates and pre-service teachers to cross programme and subject boundaries between different majors of the university partners so that students in different universities could collaborate with each other in undertaking problem solving projects characteristic of STEM. The project involves two stages. The first stage is to provide the necessary inputs of a wide range of content knowledge from different STEM disciplines to further the students’ understanding of . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津, YEUNG, Chi Ho 楊志豪 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of School-based Professional Support (SBPS) under University-School Support Programmes (USP) Financed by Education Development Fund - Promoting STEM Education at the Upper Primary and Secondary Levels by Using Self-directed Learning as a Strategy
This project aims to develop upper primary and secondary teachers’ capacity to promote STEM education in their schools using SDL as the major strategy. It provides school based support for teachers to master the essential content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and pedagogical skills for promoting STEM education in general, and developing teachers’ competence in using SDL to empower students learning and applying STEM knowledge and skills in particular.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
Case Study Teaching in Hong Kong STEM Education: Development of Pilot Cases and Evaluation of Learning Effectiveness
Educational research reveals that case studies can be a pedagogically powerful method for teaching scientific concepts and contents as well as scientific investigation skills and critical thinking. However, there has been rather little use of case study teaching in local science education. In response to the Chief Executive 2015 Policy Address in enriching the curricular and learning activities of Science, Technology and Mathematics, and thereby allowing primary and secondary students to fully r . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Acid-assisted strategy for efficient carbon dioxide reduction on molecular transition-metal catalysts
This project is mainly concerned with the fundamental studies of transition metal-catalyzed carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction as a means of energy conversion. This reaction may convert CO2 into useful compounds such as carbon monoxide (CO), formate, formaldehyde and fuels such as methanol and methane. The stability of CO2, however, imposes a high energy barrier for its reduction and a catalyst is required for it to occur under mild conditions. Various homogeneous/heterogeneous organic and metal cat . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LEUNG, Chi Fai 梁致輝 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Collaborator)
 
Bimetallic Donor-acceptor Ensembles for Detection, Signal Amplification and Degradation of Toxic Pollutants (UGC/GRF)
The extensive use and the improper disposal of organic/inorganic chemicals from various industries have led to significant pollution problems throughout the world. Over the past decades, several incidents involving significant contamination of water sources have resulted in severe financial, political, and health costs. In this context, a multifunctional device that can selectively monitor the level of organic pollutants and can magnify weak detection signal and subsequently degrade pollutants i . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHOW, Cheuk Fai Stephen 周卓輝 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
New luminescence applications of transition metal ions: Theory and experiment
This is a preliminary study for a full research project which aims to discover, characterize and understand new luminescent materials containing low-cost, abundant transition metal element ions using a proof of concept approach. Rather than attempt to identify suitable candidates by trial and error experimental synthesis, this project will adopt a more thorough dual theoretical approach incorporating ab initio hybrid density functional calculations of these ions, and also an alternative new semi . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Primary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (SCIO1391)
Online Learning for Nurturing Little Scientists’ Fundamental Concepts in Science
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Secondary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (SCIO1301)
Gifted Students’ Effective Mastery of Secondary Science through Online Learning
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Theoretical calculations of the luminescence properties of transition metals for developing eco-friendly optical devices
Luminescence (or spectroscopic) properties of open-shell ions like transition metals (TMs) and rare earths play a crucially important role in many optical devices such as plasma display panels (PDPs); field emission displays (FEDs); white LED (light-emitting diode) lamps, optical communication amplifiers, optical sensing, optical data storage, solid state lasers and solar panels (as quantum cutters or downconversion materials for maximization of solar energy). The past applications lead to two i . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Innovative ways of using mobile devices for supporting e-learning in science and environmental studies within and outside the classroom environment
For nearly two dozen e-Learning devices which have been or are being acquired by the SES Department, there are a number of built-in sensors (e.g. microphone, light sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, magnetic sensor and GPS etc.) and external sensors (e.g. CO and CO2 sensors, temperature and pressure sensors, infrared temperature sensor etc) and corresponding Apps which could be innovatively used for carrying out various scientific experiments in various science-related courses within and outside . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
New lighting and display sources using transition metals
Current studies on luminescence mostly focus on the use of phosphors as scintillators, in plasma display panels (PDPs), in field emission displays (FEDs) and as quantum cutters (QCs) or down-conversion materials for solar energy maximization. These applications have previously utilized lanthanide ions as the light-emitting activator ions. However, lanthanide chemicals have recently become expensive as the major exporter—China—has curtailed its supply of such chemicals by 72% in 2008. These chemi . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Professional development on innovative use of mobile technology for effective teaching and learning of science and environmental studies
While mobile devices have been commonly used for communication and entertainment purpose in almost everyone’s daily-life and the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Policy Address 2014 indicates the government’s determination to broadly implement e-learning in schools in the next few years, many schools and their teachers are not yet ready and confident enough (in terms of their teaching methods, strategies and approaches) to adopt mobile devices in their classroom activities. Being a prominent teacher . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Mainland Visiting Scholars Exchange Programme - Dr. Bing-Ming Cheng
The exchange activities aim: (i) To share and exchange research ideas and findings between National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center of Taiwan and HKIEd (ii) To establish a formal platform for future research collaboration and exchange between National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center of Taiwan and HKIEd for strengthening HKIEd’s research in physical sciences (including environmental studies and materials science) (iii) To enrich and update Hong Kong science teachers’ and students’ kno . . .
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Plastic packaging environmental index (PPEI) for food products in Hong Kong: index development and environmental education
The project involves the development of a Plastic Packaging Environmental Index (PEEI) and a pilot study assessing the applicability of the PPEI upon food products in Hong Kong. The output of the research will be disseminated by an interactive webpage. This webpage will also serve as a platform for environmental education, with a particular focus upon waste management issues in the territory.
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): FOK, Lincoln 霍年亨 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
Developing interdisciplinary units related to science and environment that promote critical thinking, democratic processes and action-oriented knowledge
Interdisplinary learning units with focuses on science and environment can help learners develop critical thinking skills and act in responsible ways. This project will base on Gooch, Rigano, Hickey and Fien’s work (2008) with concepts and action competence as the crucial elements for the complex interdisciplinary issues that involve the environmental and scientific aspects of the society. The project will work on the construction of a framework to support the development of learning units with . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Nga Yee Irene 鄭雅儀, SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
Production of a new Physics Education Programme for Ocean Park and Evaluation
This is a knowledge transfer project invited by the Ocean Park to specifically develop a new physics education programme for Ocean Park so that the student visitors could learn some physics topics in a more effective and interesting way when they are playing with the newly installed games. Besides, we shall carry out the subsequent evaluation of the programme.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Provision of Services for Developing Teaching Resources on Indoor Air Quality for Primary and Secondary Schools
We spend over 70% of our time indoors and the quality of air in the indoor environment has a significant impact on our health and performance. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to discomfort and ill health; and absenteeism and lower productivity in the workplace, especially for youngsters. Good IAQ, on the other hand, safeguards the health of the building occupants and contributes to their comfort and well-being. The Government is dedicated to promote good IAQ and public understanding of it . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): DENG, Wenjing 鄧文靖 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
RG7/12-13R Physical properties of rare earth ions in nanocrystals and glasses: A Semi-ab Initio Approach
Based on several appropriate and well-accepted theories and models, such as the crystal field theory, superposition model, density functional theory, and molecular dynamics model, the present paper attempts to adopt a new integrated approach to semi-ab initio computer simulation/calculations. The present research aims to study various physical properties (e.g., the optical/spectroscopic and magnetic properties considered scientifically and technologically important) of RE ions doped in various t . . .
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Cultivating active learning through a video-based learning community with General Studies and Liberal Studies teacher education
This project works with a Video-based Learning Community for upload of teaching videos, sharing of teachign videos to the group, and comment or feedbacks on selected segments of the shared videos. Full time student teachers enrolled to courses on teachign methdos of General Studies and Liberal Studies in 2011/12 academic year will be invited to participate in the study.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Team Member)
 
Evaluation of effectiveness of e-learning materials in senior secondary science and mathematics subjects
The provision of quality and sufficient resources of interactive self-learning is one of the main foci of the third round of Hong Kong Government’s strategic policy to integrate ICT (Information and Communications Technology) in learning and teaching – “The Third Strategy on IT in Education: Right Technology at the Right Time for the Right Task “. It is in fact built upon the earlier strategies of empowering learners and teachers with IT, enhancing educational leaders to integrate IT in schools . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Provision of Services for Conducting the New Senior Secondary Liberal Studies Curriculum Implementation Study
The Study aims to answer research questions on the preparation for, and the implementation and impact of the NSS Liberal Studies Curriculum, including Independent Enquiry Study (IES), in senior secondary education.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
The Affective Domain of Science Learning among Chinese School Pupils: Further Undertaking of the ROSE Project in Sichuan Province
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Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源, Zhou Xiao-Lin
 
The Affective Domain of Science Learning among Chinese School Pupils: Further Undertaking of the ROSE Project in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
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Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源, Li Yufeng
 
Undertaking of the International Project on ‘Interests and Recruitment in Science’ in Hong Kong and Guangzhou
This is a pilot study of a large proposal which is based on the international comparative research project called Interests & Recruitment in Science (IRIS), which aims to help improve recruitment, retention, and gender equity patterns within STM education and careers. The IRIS project has been funded (with a total budget of about 1.3 million Euros) by the EU (European Union) under the “Science in Society” category of the Seventh Framework Programme (7FP) for research and technological developmen . . .
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Evaluation of technology-enhanced learning of General Studies
During the last decade, different types of ICT or digital devices, including pocket PC, MP3/PMP, digital cameras, webcameras, netbook computer, ipod, ipad, handheld dataloggers, RFID, Wiimote, GPS and smart phones (or mobile phones) etc., have been employed (in conjunction with some appropriate or innovative pedagogy) by a number of researchers and proactive teachers to enhance the learning of science or other subjects within and outside the classroom environment. Recently, a primary school whic . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Inquiry-based project learning of General Studies in a technology-enhanced environment
Inquiry-based learning and project learning are often considered capable of increasing students’ interest of learning science, developing their scientific investigation and thinking skills, and cultivating their ability for independent and collaborative learning. On the other hand, digital technology can further enhance the learning effectiveness of those pedagogies. However, there still lacks sufficient research findings and implementation experience on incorporating digital technologies into t . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Scientific Computation and Modeling of the Physical Properties of Transition Metal Ions in Laser Host Materials and Nanocrystals
This project was funded by the Croucher Foundation and Dr. XIE Lin-hua of the Sichuan Normal University (SNU) was invited to visit the HKIEd SES Department (Department of Science and Environmental Studies) for six months (from 13 Sept., 2010 to 12 Mar., 2011). During his period of staying at HKIEd, Dr. Xie had completed or participated in the following list of major activities: 1. Research collaboration – Collaborating with Dr. Yau-yuen YEUNG to investigate (a) the electron paramagnetic resona . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Strategic development and implementation of OBL modules in General Studies and Liberal Studies
This TDG project is a continuous part of the previous TDG project on “Blueprint – Departments’ Special Initiatives for Strategic Development on OBL” (project code - H052) which consisted of three stages and to be completed in December 2009. The present TDG project will base on the outcome of “stage 3 – piloting of OBL embedded modules” of the previous TDG project (Semester 1 of 2009-2010). The suggestions and recommendations resulted from the data collected on student learning outcomes by . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): SO, Wing Mui Winnie 蘇詠梅 (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Investigator)
 
The affective domain of science learning among Chinese school pupils: Further undertaking of the ROSE project in Hong Kong and mainland China
In the past few years, there has been growing demand to refocus research efforts on the affective dimension of science learning to remedy the recent crisis in science education in many developed countries, which has resulted in a continuing decline in the numbers of young students pursuing further study in science subjects and science- and technology-related careers. This project is closely linked with an international project called the Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) which was launched i . . .
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Atomic Energy Levels of Transition Metal Ions as Doped in Technologically Important Host Crystals
A visiting scholar from Boaji University of Arts and Sciences (BUAS) will stay at HKIEd SES Department for 6 months to conduct the following types of research and scholarly activities: (a) Further development and testing of the Crystal Field Analysis package; (b) Application of the updated Crystal Field Analysis package to analyse the optical and EPR spectra of some technologically important systems; (c) Use of various 3D visualisation and virtual reality technologies to depict the structures of . . .
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Low-Cost Approach for Conducting Computer-Mediated Science Experiments in Secondary School and Universities: A Pilot Evaluation in Mainland China
The basic aim is to carry out a pilot evaluation of the actual implementation in some Mainland secondary schools or universities for our innovative low-cost design of certain computer-mediated experiments in science. The main objectives are to (a) refine the design of experimental activites and relevant worksheets for matching with the science curriculum in Mainland China; (b) develop a set of evaluation instrument for assessing the learning effectiveness and changes in attitudes as induced by c . . .
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Information and Communications Technology for Enhancing Students’ Learning in the Real and Virtual World
A visiting scholar from Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU) will stay at HKIEd MSST Department for 6 months to conduct various research and scholarly activities with the IT and Science colleagues. The expected benefits and deliverables include (a) further research work on the establishment of a computer-supported ubiquitous learning environment in the real world and innovative use of FOSS for effective teaching and learning of science; (b) better knowledge about the science education system in Mai . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
The Affective Domain of Science Learning among Chinese School Pupils: Further Undertaking of the ROSE Project in Hong Kong and Mainland China
The project aims to undertake the pioneer work of collecting preliminary data on the affective domain of science learning among Chinese students for the international Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) project in Hong Kong and mainland China. Currently, we shall start to undertake the ROSE on a full-scale basis in Shanghai to inform (a) local and national education policymakers and other relevant stakeholders about the betterment of science curriculum reform and science teaching and (b) inter . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
The Interface between the New Senior Secondary Curriculum and the Tertiary Education
The endorsement of the HKSAR to adopt a 3-year senior secondary and 4-year undergraduate academic system to be implemented in 2009-2012 will mark a new page of the Hong Kong education system. Under the new sywstem, a new curriculum, namely, the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum will be adopted. The NSS curriculum is found different from the existing secondary curriculum in terms of curriculum goals, learning contents, teaching and learning strategies and students' learning outcomes. It is an . . .
Project Start Year: 2008, Principal Investigator(s): LAM Chi Chung, CHAN Kin Sang Jacqueline (YEUNG Yau Yuen as Co-Investigator)
 
Problem-based Learning in Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Technology
The proposed project aims to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning in the subject areas of MSST and to extend staff's repertoire of teaching strategies through trialing of the problem-based learning approach (PBL). The strengths of PBL in enhancing the quality of knowledge acquisition and development of higher order skills are well documented in some educational contexts like medical education. The project is structured in several coherent phases which progressively lead staff thr . . .
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung (YEUNG Yau Yuen as Co-Investigator)
 
The ROSE Project for Revealing Chinese School Pupils' Attitudes towards Science: Preliminary Studies in Hong Kong and Mainland China
There is a recent crisis on science education as arisen from the continuing decline in the numbers of young students pursuing further study in science subjects and pursuing science and technology related careers. In order to fix and remediate the problem, there is a need to re-focus research on the affective dimension of science learning which includes the study on the students' attitudes towards science and their interests of learning science. This proposal will be the first project aimed at . . .
Project Start Year: 2007, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG Yau Yuen
 
Applications of Free and Open-Source Software for Supporting the Effective Teaching and Learning of Science
The visiting scholar stayed at HKIEd MSST Department for 6 months and to conduct the following kinds of research and scholarly activities with the IT and Science colleagues: 1) innovative design of computer-mediated experiments as based on FOSS for enhancing students' science process skills; 2) editorial work of the online science journal called Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching with an aim to promote it to more science educators and teachers in various regions of mainland Chin . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG Yau Yuen
 
Development of Resources and Activity Materials for the Teaching of Science and Technology in Ancient China (Part of the departmental TDG project "Developing Resources for Enhancing the Teaching and Learning of Major Subject of MSST)
There has been an increasing demand for both primary and secondary students to understand and appreciate the relationships between science, technology and society in a historical context through the study of primary General Studies and secondary science in Hong Kong and similar curricula elsewhere in the world. This proposal is intended to develop in the first place a resource bank to facilitate the design of teaching activities on scientific and technological development in ancient China. Based . . .
Project Start Year: 2006, Principal Investigator(s): LEE Yeung Chung (YEUNG Yau Yuen as Co-Investigator)
 
Diffusion of Learning Centre Scheme to Hong Kong Schools - General Studies KLA (Primary)
As appointed by the Quality Education Division, EMB of HKSAR Government, the Fanling Public School is carrying out the Learning Centre scheme. The HKIEd team is contracted to act as a partner from the tertiary education sector to support and facilitate the school's role in enhancing the teaching and learning of the General Studies subject in any Hong Kong schools through the effective use of information teachnology. The HKIEd team will provide academic advices and resources from existing proje . . .
Project Start Year: 2005, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Diffusion of Learning Centre Scheme to Hong Kong Schools - Science KLA (Secondary)
As appointed by the Quality Education Division, EMB of HKSAR Government, the Immanuel Lutheran Collage is carrying out the Learning Centre scheme. The HKIEd team is contracted to act as a partner from the tertiary education sector to support and facilitate the school's role in enhancing the teaching and learning of the secondary Science subject in any Hong Kong schools through the effective use of information technology. The HKIEd team will provide academic advices and resources from existing . . .
Project Start Year: 2005, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源
 
Students’ and student-teachers’ knowledge of the nature of science: An initial study on the current status in Hong Kong and mainland China
The current trends of education reform in Hong Kong and mainland China embrace the nature of science (NOS) elements in the school science curricula. However, there lacks a comprehensive study on the current status of NOS knowledge level amongst students and student-teachers in both places. This project aims to construct some NOS research instruments appropriate for the Chinese context and to administer them to some school students in Hong Kong and some student-teachers in both places. The res . . .
Project Start Year: 2004, Principal Investigator(s): (YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Prizes and awards

Gold Medal and Special Award in 2020 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada
A Gold Medal and a Special Award (Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills) were conferred in the 2020 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada for the invention of a Remote-controlled Digital Hydrometer.
Date of receipt: 30/8/2020, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills
 
Gold Medal in the 2018 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada

Date of receipt: 1/9/2018, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advanced Skills and Organizing Committee of the 2018
 
Special Prize in the 2018 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada

Date of receipt: 1/9/2018, Conferred by: The Association of Thai Innovation and Invention Promotion and Organizing Committee of the 2018
 
President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer (Individual Award)

Date of receipt: 14/5/2018, Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Silver Medal in International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2018

Date of receipt: 13/4/2018, Conferred by: International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2018
 
Special Inventor Award in 2017 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada
The award is for a piece of multi-purpose, low-cost (around USD30) and pedagogy-embedded apparatus to support students’ effective learning of science and environmental studies. Some effective pedagogies were purposely embedded for student-centred learning in the design and development of this innovative datalogging system as built upon the Arduino open-source microcontroller platform and bundled with various kinds of sensors for enabling children to conduct many kinds of scientific experiments or field trip activities within or outside the schools. Besides, an Android app called SESLogger was specifically programmed for seamless integration with smart phones or tablets to facilitate students’ collection, recording and analysis of experimental data and sharing their findings between learners located in distant places as a means for collaborative learning.
Date of receipt: 26/8/2017, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advanced Skills and Organizing Committee of the 2017
 
Gold Medal Award in 2017 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada
The award is for a piece of multi-purpose, low-cost (around USD30) and pedagogy-embedded apparatus to support students’ effective learning of science and environmental studies. Some effective pedagogies were purposely embedded for student-centred learning in the design and development of this innovative datalogging system as built upon the Arduino open-source microcontroller platform and bundled with various kinds of sensors for enabling children to conduct many kinds of scientific experiments or field trip activities within or outside the schools. Besides, an Android app called SESLogger was specifically programmed for seamless integration with smart phones or tablets to facilitate students’ collection, recording and analysis of experimental data and sharing their findings between learners located in distant places as a means for collaborative learning.
Date of receipt: 29/6/2017, Conferred by: Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advanced Skills and Organizing Committee of the 2017
 
Long Service Award

Date of receipt: /2/2016, Conferred by: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
 
Long Service Award

Date of receipt: 25/1/2011, Conferred by: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
 
APES Distinguished Service Award
The award was presented by the 2 Presidents of the Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society in to recognise my distinguished service in fostering the aims of the Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society as member of the APES Council and APES Secretary 1997-2004.
Date of receipt: /1/2005, Conferred by: Asia-Pacific EPR/ESR Society