Prof. D.Y.C. Leung

Professor and Head of Department







Research areas:


Energy conversion and conservation; renewable energy; electrochemical energy; fuels; air pollution control; wind engineering; air dispersion modelling; vehicular emission control; combustion engineering;


Recent journal/book publications (2011-2019):


Fuel Cell and electrochemistry:


1.      Chi Him Alpha Tsang, Haibao Huang, Jin Xuan*, Huizhi Wang*, DYC Leung* “Graphene Materials in Green Energy Applications: Recent Development and Future Perspective” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (in press)

2.      Fang, Li, Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Highly enhanced performance of heterojunction Bi2S3/BiVO4 photoanode for photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen production under solar light irradiation” Chemical Engineering Science (in press).

3.      Yifei Wang*, Holly Y.H. Kwok, Wending Pan, Yingguang Zhang, Huimin Zhang, Xu Lu, Dennis Y.C. Leung* “Printing Al-air batteries on paper for powering disposable printed electronics” J Power Sources (in press)

4.      Yifei Wang, Wending Pan, Holly Kwok, Huimin Zhang, Xu Lu and Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Liquid-free Al-air batteries with paper-based gel electrolyte: A green energy technology for portable electronics” J Power Sources 437 Oct. 2019. 2019.226896

5.      Li, F., Zhao, W., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Enhanced photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen production via Bi/BiVO4 photoanode under visible light irradiation“ Appl. Catalysis B: Environment 258, 5 December 2019,

6.      Yifei Wang, Holly Kwok, Wending Pan, Yingguang Zhang, Huimin Zhang, Xu Lu and Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Combining Al-air battery with paper-making industry, a novel type of flexible primary battery” Electrochimica Acta 319 (2019) 947-957.

7.      Wending Pan, Yifei Wang, Yingguang Zhang, Holly Yu Ho Kwok, Muyan Wu, Xiaolong Zhao, Dennis Y.C Leung*, “A low-cost and dendrite-free rechargeable aluminium-ion battery with superior performance“ J. Materials Chemistry A 2019, 7, 17420 – 17425.

8.      Yifei Wang, Holly Kwok, Wending Pan, Huimin Zhang, Xu Lu and Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Parametric study and optimization of a low-cost paper-based Al-air battery with corrosion inhibition ability” Applied Energy 251, Oct. 2019,

9.      Yifei Wang, Holly Kwok, Yingguang Zhang, Wending Pan, Huimin Zhang, Xu Lu and Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “A flexible hydrogen paper-based fuel cell with embedded aluminium as fuel source for small power applications” IJHE 44 (2019) 29680-2969.

10.  Tsang, C.H. Alpha, Zhakeyev, Adilet, Leung, Dennis Y.C., Xuan, Jin. “GO-modified flexible polymer nanocomposites fabricated via 3D stereolithography” Frontiers in Chemical Science & Engg (in press).

11.  Y.F. Wang, Holly Kwok, Wending Pan, Huimin Zhang, Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Innovative paper-based Al-air batteries as a low-cost and green energy technology for the miniwatt market” J Power Sources 414, 278–282, Feb 2019.

12.  Pan, W., Wang, Y., Kwok, H.Y. and Leung, D.Y.C.* “A low-cost portable cotton-based aluminum-air battery with high specific energy.” Energy Procedia, 158, 179-185, Feb. 2019.

13.  Yifei Wang, Wending Pan, Holly Kwok, Xu Lu, Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Low-cost Al-air batteries with paper-based solid electrolyte” Energy Procedia, Volume 158, February 2019, 522-527. 

14.  Fang Li, Haibao Huang, Guisheng Li, Dennis Y. C. Leung*, “TiO2 nanotube arrays modified with nanoparticles of platinum group metals (Pt, Pd, Ru): enhancement on photoelectrochemical performance” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, February 2019 21-29.

15.  Y.H. Kwok, Y. Wang, M Wu, F. Li, Y. Zhang, H. Zhang, D.Y.C. Leung*. “A dual fuel microfluidic fuel cell utilizing solar energy and methanol” Journal of Power Sources 409, 58-65, Jan. 2019.

16.  Hao Zhang, Huizhi Wang, Xiaojiao Luo, Dennis YC Leung, Qishou Pang, Hong Xu, Li Zhang, Jin Xuan. “Toward a mechanistic understanding of microfluidic droplet-based extraction and separation of lanthanides” Chemical Engineering Journal 356, 673-679, Jan. 2019.

17.  Hui Min Zhang, Yi Fei Wang, Yu Ho Kwok, Zu Cheng Wu, De Hua Xia, Dennis Y. C. Leung “A Direct Ammonia Microfluidic Fuel Cell using NiCu Nanoparticles Supported on Carbon Nanotubes as an Electrocatalyst” Chemsuschem 11(17),  2889-2897, July 2018.

18.  Xu, Lu, Dennis Y.C. Leung, Huizhi Wang, Jin Xuan. “Microfluidics-based pH-differential reactor for CO2 utilization:A mathematical study” Applied Energy 227, 525-532, Oct. 2018.

19.  Xu Lu, Yifei Wang, Dennis Y.C. Leung*, Jin Xuan, Huizhi Wang. “A Counter-Flow-Based Dual-Electrolyte Protocol for Multiple Electrochemical Applications” Applied Energy 217 (2018) 241-248.

20.  Y.H. Kwok, Y.F. Wang, Alpha C.H. Tsang, Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Graphene-carbon nanotube composite aerogel with Ru@Pt nanoparticle as a porous electrode for direct methanol microfluidic fuel cell” Applied Energy 217 (2018) 258-265.

21.  Yifei Wang*, Dennis Y.C. Leung*, Hao Zhang, Jin Xuan, Huizhi Wang “Numerical investigation and optimization of vapor-feed microfluidic fuel cells with high fuel utilization” Electrochimica Acta 261 (2018) 127-136.

22.  Tsang, A.C.H., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Use of Pd-Pt loaded graphene aerogel on nickel foam composite in direct ethanol fuel cell” Solid State Sciences 75, 21-26, 2018.

23.  Lu, Xu, Dennis Y.C. Leung, Yifei Wang, Huizhi Wang, Jin Xuan. “An Up-scaling Strategy for Counter-flow Based Microfluidic Network: A Numerical Study” Energy Procedia 142, Dec. 2017, 661-666.

24.  Wang, Y.F., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Hu, S.Y. “Durability and stability of vapor-feed microfluidic fuel cells, a preliminary study” Energy Procedia 142, Dec. 2017, 1340-1345.

25.  Zhang, Hao; Xuan, Jin; Leung, Dennis Y.C. “Wang, Huizhi; Xu, Hong; Zhang, Li. "Advanced gas-emission anode design for microfluidic fuel cell eliminating bubble accumulation" Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 27 (2017) 105016 (6pp).

26.  Huimin Zhang, Yifei Wang, Zucheng Wu, Dennis Y.C. Leung, “A direct urea microfluidic fuel cell with flow-through Ni-supported-carbon- nanotube-coated sponge as porous electrode” J Power Sources 363, 30 September 2017, 61–69.

27.  Yifei Wang*, Dennis Y.C. Leung*, Hao Zhang, Jin Xuan, Huizhi Wang. "Numerical and experimental comparative study of microfluidic fuel cells with different flow configurations: Co-flow vs. Counter-flow cell" Applied Energy 203, 1 October 2017, 535–548.

28.  Wang, Y.F., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, H.Z., Xuan, J. “A review on unitized regenerative fuel cell technologies, part B: unitized regenerative alkaline fuel cell, solid oxide fuel cell, and microfluidic fuel cell” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 75, 775-795 Aug. 2017.

29.  Y.H. Kwok, Alpha C.H. Tsang, Yifei Wang, Dennis Y.C. Leung* “Ultra-fine Pt nanoparticles on graphene aerogel as a porous electrode with high stability for microfluidic methanol fuel cell” Journal of Power Sources 349, 75-83, May 2017.

30.  Ojeda, Manuel, Chen, Binbin, Leung, D.Y.C., Xuan, J., Wang, Huizhi, “A hydrogel template synthesis of TiO2 nanoparticles for aluminium-ion batteries” Energy Procedia 105, 3997 – 4002, 2017.

31.  Lu, X., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, H.Z., Xuan, J. “A high performance dual electrolyte microfluidic reactor for the utilization of CO2” Applied Energy 194, 549-559, 2017

32.  Xu Lu, Dennis Y.C. Leung*, Huizhi Wang, Jin Xuan. “Numerical Modelling of a Dual Electrolyte Membraneless Electrolytic Cell for CO2 to Fuel Conversion” Energy Procedia 105, May 2017, 4053-4058.

33.  Wang, Y.F., Leung, D.Y.C.*. “Optimization of Cathode Flooding in Scaled-up Microfluidic Fuel Cells” Energy Procedia 105, May 2017, 1454–1460.

34.  Tsang, A.C.H., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Pd-Pt loaded graphene aerogel on nickel foam composite as binder-free anode for a direct glucose fuel cell unit” Solid State Sciences 71, 123-129, 2017.

35.  Tsang, A.C.H., Kwok, H.Y.H., Leung, D.Y.C.* “The use of graphene based materials for fuel cell, photovoltaics, and supercapacitor electrode materials”. Solid State Sciences 67, A1-A14, 2017.

36.  Lu, X., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, H.Z., Xuan, J. “Characterization of a Microfluidic Reactor for CO2 Conversion with Electrolyte Recycling” Renewable Energy 102, Part A, March 2017, 15–20.

37.  Chen, B.B., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Xuan, J., Wang, H.Z. “A mixed-pH dual-electrolyte microfluidic aluminium-air cell with high performance” Applied Energy 185, 1303-1308, 2017.

38.  Chen, B.B., Xuan, J., Wang, H.Z., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Microfluidic Aluminum-air Cell with Methanol-based Anolyte” Energy Procedia 105, 4691-4697, 2017.

39.  Wang, Y.F., Leung, D.Y.C.* “A high-performance aluminum-feed microfluidic fuel cell stack” Journal of Power Sources 336, 427-436, 2016.

40.  Wang, Y.F., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Toward the scaling up of microfluidic fuel cells, investigation and optimization of the aggravated cathode flooding problem” Electrochimica Acta 222, 312-322, 2016. 10.175

41.  Chen, Binbin, Leung, D.Y.C.*, Xuan, J., Wang, H.Z. “A high specific capacity membraneless aluminum-air cell operated with an inorganic/organic hybrid electrolyte” J. Power Sources 336, 30 December 2016, 19–26.

42.  Lu, X., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, H.Z., Maroto-Valer, M.M., Xuan, J. “A pH-differential Dual-Electrolyte Microfluidic Electrochemical Cells for CO2 Utilization” Renewable Energy 95, 277-285, 2016.

43.  Chen, B.B., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, H.Z., Xuan, J. “Scaling Up Microfluidic Aluminum-Air Cell with Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) Assisted Performance Analysis” J. Electrochem. Soc. 2016 163(9): F1032-F1037;

44.  Lu, X., Xuan, J., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Zou, H.Y., Li, J.T., Wang, H.L, Wang, H.Z. “A switchable pH-differential unitized regenerative fuel cell with high performance” J. Power Sources 314, 76-84, 2016.

45.  Chen, B.B., Leung, D.Y.C.* “A low-cost rechargeable aluminum-air cell for energy conversion using low-grade aluminum foil” J. Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage 13, 011001-1 to 5, 2016.

46.  Wang, W., Li, F., Zhang, D., Leung, D.Y.C., Li, G.S. “Photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen generation and simultaneous degradation of organic pollutant via CdSe/TiO2 nanotube arrays” Applied Surface Science 362, 490-497 2015. DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.11.228.

47.  Chen, B.B., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Xuan, J., Wang, H.Z. “A mixed-pH dual-electrolyte microfluidic aluminium-air cell with high performance” Applied Energy

48.  Xu, H., Zhang, H., Wang H.Z., Leung, D.Y.C., Zhang, L., Cao, J., Jiao, K., Xuan, J. “Counter-flow formic acid microfluidic fuel cell with high fuel utilization exceeding 90%” Applied Energy 160, 930-936, 2015.

49.  Micro & Nano-Engineering of Fuel Cells Eds: Dennis Y.C. Leung & Jin Xuan. CRC Press Inc.  ISBN 9780415644396 - CAT# K16363, May 2015, 304 pages.

50.  Wang, Y.F., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, H.Z., Xuan, J. “A vapor feed methanol microfluidic fuel cell with high fuel and energy efficiency” Applied Energy 147, 456-465, 2015.

51.  Wang, W., Li, F., Zhang, D., Leung, D.Y.C., Li, G.S. “Photoelectrocatalytic hydrogen generation and simultaneous degradation of organic pollutant via CdSe/TiO2 nanotube arrays” Applied Surface Science 362, 490-497 2015  DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.11.228.

52.  Wang, Huizhi, Luo, Xiaojiao, Leung, M.K.H., Leung, D.Y.C., Tang, Zhiyong, Wang, Hailiang,, Luque, Rafael, Xuan, Jin. “In-situ photogalvanic acceleration of optofluidic kinetics: a new paradigm for advanced photocatalytic technologies" RSC Advances RSC Adv., 5, 791-796, 2015. DOI: 10.1039/C4RA14032J.

53.  Zhang H, Xuan J, Xu H, Leung MHK, Wang H, Leung DYC, Zhang L, Lu X. “A numerical study on microfluidic fuel cell: improving fuel utilization and fuel operation concentration”, Energy Procedia, 61, 250-253, 2014.

54.  Lu, X., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, H.Z., Leung, M.K.H., Xuan, J., “Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Formic Acid” ChemElectroChem 1, 836-849, 2014.

55.  Wang, H.Z., Gu, Shunjie, Leung, D.Y.C., Xu, H., Leung, M.K.H., Zhang, L., Xuan, J. “Development and characteristics of a membraneless microfluidic fuel cell array” Electrochimica Acta 135, 467-477, 2014.

56.  Zhang, H., Leung, M. K.H., Xuan, J., Xu, H., Zhang, L., Leung, D.Y.C., Wang, H.Z. “Energy and exergy analysis of microfluidic fuel cell” Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy 38, 6526-6536, May 2013.

57.  Zhang, H., Xuan, J., Xu, H., Leung, M.K.H., Leung, D.Y.C., Zhang L., Wang, H.Z.,  Wang, L., “Enabling high-concentrated fuel operation of fuel cells with microfluidic principles: A feasibility study” Applied Energy 112, 1131-1137, Dec. 2013.

58.  Xuan, J., Wang, H.Z., Leung, D.Y.C., Leung, M.K.H., Xu, H., Zhang, L., Shen, Y., “Theoretical Graetz-Damköhler modeling of an air-breathing microfluidic fuel cell” J. Power Sources 231, 1-5, 2013.

59.  Xuan, J., Leung, D.Y.C., Wang, H.Z., Leung, M.K.H., Wang, B., Ni, M., “Air-breathing membraneless laminar flow-based fuel cells: Do they breathe enough oxygen?” Applied Energy, 104, 400–407, 2013.

60.  Wang, H.Z., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Xuan, J., “Modeling of a microfluidic electrochemical cell for CO2 utilization and fuel production. Applied Energy 102, 1057-1062, 2013.

61.  Wang, H.Z., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Xuan, J., “Modeling of a micro auto-electrolytic cell for hydrogen production” Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 37, 10002-10009, 2012.

62.  Xuan, J., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Leung, M.K.H., Ni, Meng, Wang, H.Z., “Chemical and Transport Behaviors in a Microfluidic Reformer with Catalytic-Support Membrane for Efficient Hydrogen Production and Purification” Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 37, 2614-2622, 2012.

63.  Xuan, J., Leung, M.K.H., Leung, D.Y.C., Wang, H.Z., “Laminar Flow-Based Fuel Cell Working Under Critical Conditions: the Effect of Parasitic Current”, Applied Energy 90, 87-93, 2012.

64.  Xuan, J., Leung, M.K.H., Leung, D.Y.C., Wang, H.Z., “Towards orientation-independent performance of membraneless microfluidic fuel cell: understanding the gravity effects”, Applied Energy 90, 80-86, 2012

65.  Wang, H.Z., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Leung, M.K.H., “Energy analysis of hydrogen and electricity production from aluminum-based processes” Applied Energy 90, 100-105, 2012.

66.  Wang, H.Z., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Xuan, J., “Modeling of an air cathode for microfluidic fuel cells: transport and polarization behaviours”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 36, 14704-14718, 2011.

67.  Xuan, J., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Leung, M.K.H., Wang, H.Z., Ni, M., “Chaotic flow-based fuel cell built on counter-flow microfluidic network: predicting the over-limiting current behaviour” J. Power Sources, 196, 9391– 9397, 2011.

68.  Leung, D.Y.C.*, Yang, H., Yan, J., “Novel studies on hydrogen, fuel cell and battery energy systemsInt. J Energy Research 35, 1, 2011.

69.  Xuan, J., Leung, M.K.H., Leung, D.Y.C., Ni, Meng, Wang, H.Z., “Hydrodynamic focusing in microfluidic membraneless fuel cells: breaking the trade-off between fuel utilization and current density”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 36, 11075-11084, 2011.

70.  Xuan, J., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Leung, M.K.H.,  Ni, Meng, Wang, H.Z., “A computational study of bifunctional oxygen electrode in air-breathing reversible microfluidic fuel cells” Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 36, 9231-9241, 2011.

71.  Xuan, J., Leung, M.K.H.,  Leung, D.Y.C., Ni, Meng, “Density- induced asymmetric pair of Dean vortices and its effects on mass transfer in a curved microchannel with two-layer laminar stream” Chemical Engineering Journal, 171, 216-223, 2011.

72.  Wang, H.Z.; Leung, D.Y.C.*, Leung, M.K.H., Ni, Meng, Chan, K.Y., “Modeling and analysis of an aluminium-water electrochemical generator for both electricity and hydrogen production” Int. J. Energy Research 35, 44-51, 2011.



Photocatalysis for Energy and Pollutant Reduction:


73.  Wai Szeto, W.C. Yam, Haibao Huang, Dennis Y.C. Leung. “The efficacy of vacuum-ultraviolet light disinfection of some common environmental pathogens” BMC Infectious Diseases (in press).

74.  Wai Szeto, W.C. Yam, Haibao Huang, Dennis Y.C. Leung* “The efficacy of vacuum-ultraviolet light disinfection of some common environmental pathogens” BMC Infectious Diseases (in press).

75.  Zhang, YG, Wu, MY, Kwok, YH, Wang, YF, Zhao, W, Zhao, X., Huang, HB, Leung, DYC*. “In-situ Synthesis of heterojunction TiO2/MnO2 nanostructure with excellent performance in Vacuum Ultraviolet Photocatalytic Oxidation of Toluene” Applied Catalyst B:Environmental 259 (in press).

76.  Wei Zhao, Jing Li, Benlin Dai, Zhipeng Cheng, Jiming Xu, Kuirong Ma, Lili Zhang, Ni Sheng, Guangxiu Mao, Hongwei Wu, Kexia Wei, Dennis Y.C. Leung*. “Simultaneous removal of tetracycline and Cr(VI) by a novel three-dimensional AgI/BiVO4 p-n junction photocatalyst and insight into the photocatalytic mechanism” Chemical Engineering Journal 369,  August 2019, 716-725.

77.  Muyan Wu, Yingguang Zhang, Wai Szeto, Wending Pan, Haibao Huang, Dennis Y.C. Leung* “Vacuum ultraviolet (VUV)-based Photocatalytic oxidation for toluene degradation over pure CeO2” Chemical Engineering Science 200, 203-213, June 2019.

78.  Zhao Wei, Feng Yue, Huang Haibao, Zhou Pengcheng, Li Jing, Zhang Lili, Dai Benlin, Xu Jiming, Zhu Fengxia, Sheng Ni, Dennis Y.C. Leung*, “A novel Z-scheme Ag3VO4/BiVO4 heterojunction photocatalyst: Study on the excellent photocatalytic performance and photocatalytic mechanism” Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental Volume 245, 15 May 2019, Pages 448-458.

79.  Zhao Wei, Zhang Jin, Zhu Fengxia, Mu Feihu, Zhang Lili, Dai Benlin, Xu Jiming, Zhu Anfeng, Sun Cheng, Dennis Y.C. Leung* “Study the photocatalytic mechanism of the novel Ag/p-Ag2O/n-BiVO4 plasmonic photocatalyst for the simultaneous removal of BPA and chromium(VI)” Chemical Engineering Journal ( 361, 1352-1362, April 2019.

80.  Yajie Shu, Miao He, Jian Ji, Haibao Huang, Shengwei Liu, Dennis Y.C. Leung. “Synergetic degradation of VOCs by vacuum ultraviolet photolysis and catalytic ozonation over Mn-xCe/ZSM-5” J Hazardous Materials 364 770-779, Feb. 2019.

81.  Ruimei Fang, Wenjun Huang, Haibao Huang, Qiuyu Feng, Miao He, Jian Ji, Biyuan Liu, Dennis Y.C. Leung. “Efficient MnOx/SiO2@AC catalyst for ozone-catalytic oxidation of gaseous benzene at ambient temperature” Applied Surface Science 470, 439-447, March 2019.

82.  Muyan Wu, Dennis Y.C. Leung*, Yingguang Zhang, Haibao Huang, Ruijie Xie, Wai Szeto , Fang Li. “Toluene degradation over Mn-TiO2/CeO2 composite catalyst under vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) irradiation” Chemical Engineering Science 195, 985-994, Feb. 2019

83.  Dehua Xia, Wenjun Xu, Yunchen Wang, Jingling Yang, Yajing Huang, Lingling Hu, Chun He, Dong Shu, Dennis Y. C. Leung, and Zhihua Pang. “Enhanced Performance and Conversion Pathway for Catalytic Ozonation of Methyl Mercaptan on Single-Atom Ag Deposited Three-Dimensional Ordered Mesoporous MnO2” Environmental Science Technology 52 (22), 13399–13409, Nov. 2018.

84.  Yajie Shu,Yin Xu, Haibao Huang, Jian Ji, Shimin Liang, Muyan Wu, Dennis Y.C. Leung “Catalytic oxidation of VOCs over Mn/TiO2/activated carbon under 185 nm VUV irradiation” Chemosphere, 208, 550-558, Oct. 2018.

85.  Zhao Wei, Dai Benlin, Zhu Fengxia, Tu Xinyue, Xu Jiming, Zhang Lili, Li Shiyin, Dennis Y.C. Leung*, Cheng Sun. “A novel 3D plasmonic p-n heterojunction photocatalyst: Ag nanoparticles on flower-like p-Ag2S/n-BiVO4 and its excellent photocatalytic reduction and oxidation activities” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 229, 171-180, August 2018.

86.  Dehua Xia, Wenjun Xu, Lingling Hu, Chun He, Dennis Y.C. Leung, Wanjun Wang, Po Keung Wong. “Synergistically catalytic oxidation of toluene over Mn modified g-C3N4/ZSM-4 under vacuum UV irradiation” Journal of Hazardous Materials 349, 91-100, 2018.

87.  Ruimei Fang, Haibao Huang, Jian Ji, Miao He, Qiuyu Feng, Yujie Zhan, Dennis Y.C. Leung. “Efficient MnOx supported on coconut shell activated carbon for catalytic oxidation of indoor formaldehyde at room temperature” Chemical Engineering Journal 334, 2050-2057, 2018.

88.  Wai Szeto, Jiantao Li, Haibao Huang, Dennis Y.C. Leung, “VUV/TiO2 photocatalytic oxidation process of methyl orange and simultaneous utilization of the lamp-generated ozone” Chemical Engineering Science 177 (2018) 380-390.

89.  Yajie Shu, Jian Ji, Ying Xu, Jiguang Deng, Haibao Huang, Miao He, Dennis Y.C. Leung, Muyan Wu, Shengwei Liu, Shuilian Liu, Gaoyuan Liu, Ruijie Xie, Qiuyu Feng, Yujie Zhan, Ruimei Fang, Xinguo Ye. “Promotional role of Mn doping on catalytic oxidation of VOCs over mesoporous TiO2 under Vacuum Ultraviolet (VUV) irradiation“ Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 220, 78-87, 2018.

90.  Jian Ji, Ying Xu, Haibao Huang, Miao He, Shuilian Liu, Gaoyuan Liu, Ruijie Xie, Qiuyu Feng, Yajie Shu, Yujie Zhan, Ruimei Fang, Xinguo Ye, Dennis Y.C. Leung. “Mesoporous TiO2 under VUV irradiation: Enhanced photocatalytic oxidation for VOCs degradation at room temperature” Chemical Engineering Journal 327, 1 November 2017, 490-499.

91.  Fang Li, Wai Szeto, Haibao Huang, Jiantao Li, Dennis Y.C. Leung * “A Photocatalytic Rotating Disc Reactor with TiO2 Nanowire Arrays Deposited for Industrial Wastewater Treatment” Molecules 22 (2) 337, 13pp, Feb. 2017.

92.  Manuel Ojeda, D. Kishore Kumar, Binbin Chen, Jin Xuan, M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Leung, D.Y.C.*, Huizhi Wang "Polymeric Templating Synthesis of Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles from Low-Cost Inorganic Titanium Sources" ChemistrySelect 2, 702-706, 2017.

93.  Haibao Huang, Huiling Huang, Qiuyu Feng, Gaoyuan Liu, Yujie Zhan, Muyan Wu, Haoxian Lu, Yajie Shu, Dennis Y.C. Leung “Catalytic oxidation of benzene over Mn modified TiO2/ZSM-5 under vacuum UV irradiation" Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental 203, April 2017, 870-878.

94.  Huang, H.B., Lu, H.X., Huang, H.L.,Wang, L., Zhang, J., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Recent development of VUV-based processes for air pollutant degradation” Frontiers in Environmental Science doi:10.3389/fenvs.2016.00017, 2016.

95.  Huiling Huang, Haibao Huang, Yujie Zhan, Gaoyuan Liu, Xuemei Wang, Haoxian Lu, Liang Xiao, Qiuyu Feng, Dennis Y.C. Leung* “Efficient degradation of gaseous benzene by VUV photolysis combined with ozone-assisted catalytic oxidation: performance and mechanism” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 186, 5 June 2016, 62-68.

96.  Szeto, W., Li, J.T., Huang, H.B., Xuan, J., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Novel urchin-like Fe2O3@SiO2@TiO2 microparticles with magnetically separable and photocatalytic properties” RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 55363 – 55371. DOI: 10.1039/c5ra08070c.

97.  Wang, Huizhi, Luo, Xiaojiao, Leung, M.K.H., Leung, D.Y.C., Tang, Zhiyong, Wang, Hailiang,, Luque, Rafael, Xuan, Jin. “In-situ photogalvanic acceleration of optofluidic kinetics: a new paradigm for advanced photocatalytic technologies" RSC Advances RSC Adv., 5, 791-796, 2015. DOI: 10.1039/C4RA14032J.

98.  Huang, H.B., Xu, Y., Feng, Q., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Low temperature catalytic oxidation of volatile organic compounds: a review” Catalysis Science & Technology 5, 2649-2669, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C4CY01733A.

99.  Huang, H.B., Huang, H.L., L. Zhang, Hu, P., Ye, X.G., Leung, D.Y.C.*, “Enhanced degradation of gaseous benzene under vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) irradiation over TiO2 modified by transition metals. Chemical Engineering Journal 259, 534-541, 2015.

100.Huang, H.B., Hu, P., Huang, H., Chen, J., Ye, X., Leung, D.Y.C.*, “Highly dispersed and active supported Pt nanoparticles for gaseous formaldehyde oxidation: Influence of particle size” Chemical Engineering Technology 252, 320-326, Sept. 2014.

101.Fu, X.L., Leung, D.Y.C., Chen, S.F., “Sodium titanate nanowires as a stable and easily handled precursor for the shape controlled synthesis of TiO2 and their photocatalytic performance” CrystEngComm 16, 616-626, 2014.

102.Huang, H.B., Ye, X.G., Huang, H.L., Hu, P., Zhang, L., Leung, D.Y.C.*, “Photocatalytic oxidation of gaseous benzene under 185nm UV irradiation” Int. J. Photoenergy Article ID 890240,, 6pp, Vol. 2013.

103.Huang, H.B., Huang, H.L., Hu, P., Ye, X.G., Leung, D.Y.C.*, "Removal of formaldehyde using highly active Pt/TiO2 catalysts  without irradiation" Int. J Photoenergy, Vol. 2013, Article ID 350570, 6 pp,

104.Huang, H.B., Ye, X.G., Huang, H.L., Zhang, L., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Mechanistic study on formaldehyde removal over Pd/TiO2 catalysts: Oxygen transfer and role of water vapor” Chemical Engineering Journal 230, 73-79 Aug. 2013.

105.Huang, H.B., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Kwong, P.C.W., Xiong, J., Zhang, L., “Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue under vacuum ultraviolet irraditation”, Catalysis Today 201, 189-194, 2013.

106.Leung, D.Y.C., Fu, X.L., Ye, D.Q., Huang, H.B. “Effect of the oxygen mobility in the lattice of Au/TiO2 on formaldehyde oxidation” Kinetic and Catalysis 53, 239-246, 2012.

107.Huang, H.B., Leung, D.Y.C.*, “Vacuum ultraviolet-irradiated photocatalysis: Advanced process for toluene abatement” J Environmental Engineering 137, 996-1001, 2011.

108.Huang, H.B., Leung, D.Y.C., Li, G., Leung, M.K.H., Fu, X. “Photocatalytic destruction of air pollutants with vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) irradiation” Catalysis Today 175, 310-315, 2011.

109.Fu, Xianliang, Wang, X.X., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Gu, Q., Chen, S.F., Huang, H.B. “Photocatalytic reforming of C3-polyols for H2 production: Part (I). Role of their OH groups” Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental 106, 681-688, 2011.

110.Gu, Q., Fu, Xianliang, Wang, X.X., Chen, S.F., Leung, D.Y.C., Xie, X.Q., Photocatalytic reforming of C3-polyols for H2 production: Part (II). Part II. FTIR study on the adsorption and photocatalytic reforming reaction of 2-propanol on Pt/TiO2” Applied Catalysis B:  Environmental 106, 689-696, 2011.

111.Huang, H.B., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Daiqi Ye, "Effect of reduction treatment on structural properties of TiO2 supported Pt nanoparticles and their catalytic activity for formaldehyde oxidation" Journal of Materials Chemistry 21, 9647-9652, 2011

112.Huang, H.B., Leung, D.Y.C.* "Complete elimination of indoor formaldehyde over the Pt/TiO2 catalyst with extremely low Pt content at ambient temperature" J. Catalysis 280, 60-67, 2011

113.Huang, H.B., Leung, D.Y.C.* "Complete oxidation of formaldehyde at room temperature using TiO2 supported metallic Pd nanoparticles" ACS Catal.,1, 348–354, 2011.

114.Huang, H.B., Ye, D., Leung, D.Y.C., Feng, F., Guan, X. "Byproducts and pathways of toluene destruction via plasma-catalysis" Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 336, 87-93, 2011.

115.Huang, H.B., Ye, D.Q., Leung, D.Y.C., Guan, X.J., “Abatement of toluene in the plasma-driven catalysis process: Mechanism and reaction kinetics” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39, 877-882, 2011.

116.Huang, H.B., Ye, D.Q, Leung, D.Y.C.,” Plasma-driven catalysis process for toluene abatement: Effect of water vapour”, IEEE Trans on Plasma Science 39, 576-580, 2011.

117.Fu, X.L., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wang, X.X., Xue, W.W., Fu, X.Z., “Photocatalytic reforming of ethanol to H2 and CH4 over ZnSn(OH)6 nanocubes" International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36, 1524-1530, 2011.



Biofuels and other renewable energy:


118.Hu, S.Y., Leung, D.Y.C.*. “Numerical Modelling of the Compressible Airflow in a Solar-Waste-Heat Chimney Power Plant” Energy Procedia 142, Dec. 2017, 642-647.

119.Zhanjun Cheng; Yaoyao Tan; Lixia Wei; Lili Xing; Jiuzhong Yang; Lidong Zhang; Yanan Guan; Beibei Yan; Guanyi Chen; Dennis Y.C. Leung. “Experimental and kinetic modeling study of furan pyrolysis: Fuel decomposition and aromatic ring formation.” Fuel 206, 239-247, 2017.

120.Leung, D.Y.C.*, Laura C. Yu, Gabriel C.K. Lam, Holly Y.H. Kwok, W.K. Cheng. “Bioethanol: Is It a Suitable Biofuel for Hong Kong for Reducing Its Vehicular Emissions and Carbon Footprint?”  Energy Procedia 142, Dec. 2017, 2892–2897.

121.M Asim, MKH Leung, Z Shan, Y Li, DYC Leung, M Ni. “Thermodynamic and Thermo-economic Analysis of Integrated Organic Rankine Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery from Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycle” Energy Procedia 143, Dec. 2017, 192-198

122.Guanyi Chen, Sirong He, Zhanjun Cheng, Yanan Guan, Beibei Yan, Wenchao Ma, Dennis Y.C. Leung. “Comparison of kinetic analysis methods in thermal decomposition of cattle manure by themogravimetric analysis” Bioresource Technology 243, 2017, 69-77.

123.Hu, Siyang, Leung, D.Y.C.*, Chan, John C.Y. “Numerical Modelling and Comparison of the Performance of diffuser-type Solar Chimneys for Power Generation” Applied Energy 204, 948-957, 2017.

124.Hu, Siyang, Leung, D.Y.C.*, Chan, J.C.Y. “Impact of the Geometry of Divergent Chimneys on the Power Output of a Solar Chimney Power Plant” Energy 120, 1-11, 2017.

125.Hu, S.Y., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Chen, M.Z.Q. “Effect of Divergent Chimneys on the Performance of a Solar Chimney Power Plant” Energy Procedia 105, 7 – 13, 2017.

126.Hu, Siyang, Leung, D.Y.C., Chen, M.Z.Q., Chan, J.C.Y. “Effect of guide wall on the potential of a solar chimney power plant Renewable Energy” Renewable Energy 96: 209-219, 2016.

127.Chan, C.Y., Hu, Si-yang, Raynald, Marc., Leung, D.Y.C., Chang, A.P.S., Yao, J.B. “A telescopic divergent chimney for power generation based on forced air movement: principle and theoretical formulation” Applied Energy 136, 873-880, 2014.

128.Yang, Y.C., Leung, D.Y.C., Toy, P.H. “Rasta Resin-TBD as a Reusable Catalyst for Transesterification Reactions” Synlett 24, 1870-1874, 2013.

129.Chang, Y.Y., Wu, Z.C., Bian, L., Feng, D.L., Leung, D.Y.C.* “Cultivation of Spirulina platensis for biomass production and nutrient removal from synthetic human urine” Applied Energy 102, 427–431, 2013.

130. Zhang, Y., Yu, L., Yung, K.F. Lim, Leung, D.Y.C., Sun, F., Lim, B.L., “Over-expression of AtPAP2 in Camelina sativa leads to faster plant growth and higher seed yield” Biotechnology and Biofuels 5:19, 1-10, 2012.

131. Leung, D.Y.C.*, Yang, Y., “Wind energy development and its environmental impact: a review" Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 16, 1031-1039, 2012.

132. Leung, D.Y.C.*, Deng, Y., Leung, M.K.H., “Parametric study of a fan-bladed micro-wind turbine” Proc. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A, Journal of Power and Energy 225 Part A, 1120-1131, 2011.

133. Wu, X., Leung, D.Y.C.*, “Biodiesel production from camelina oil: Process optimization using orthogonal experiment” Applied Energy 88, 3615-3624, 2011.



Air Pollution Studies and others:


134.Chi Him A. Tsang, H.Y.H. Kwok, Zhanjun Cheng, D.Y.C. Leung* “The applications of graphene-based materials in pollutant control and disinfection” Progress in Solid State Chemistry 45-46, 1-8 2017.

135.Leung, D.Y.C.* “Outdoor-indoor air pollution in urban environment:challenges and opportunity” Frontiers in Environmental Science Vol. 2, Article 69, 2015.

136.Leung, D.Y.C.*, Caramanna, G., Maroto-Valer, M.M., “An overview of current status of carbon dioxide capture and storage technologies” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 39, 426-443, Nov. 2014.

137.Niu, H., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Wong C.F.,, Zhang, T., Chan, M.N., Leung, F.C.C., “Nitric oxide removal by wastewater bacteria in a biotrickling filter” Journal of Environmental Science 26, 555-565, 2014.

138.Wong, C.F., Niu, H.J.Y., Jiang, J.W., Chan, C., Leung, D.Y.C., Leung, F., “Genome sequence of Pseudomonas mendocina DLHK, isolated from a bio-trickling reactor.”  Journal of Bacteriology 194, 6326 Nov. 2012.

139.Tong, Y.O., Leung, D.Y.C.*, "Effects of building aspect ratio, diurnal heating scenario, and wind speed on reactive pollutant dispersion in urban street canyons" J.  Env. Sci. 24, 2091-2013, 2012.

140.Tong, Y.O., Leung, D.Y.C.*, "Ozone diurnal characteristics in areas with different urbanizations " Int. J. Environment & Pollution 49, 100-124, 2012.

141.Leung, D.Y.C.*, Lo, W.Y., Chow, W.Y., Chan, P.W., ”Effect of terrain and building structures on the air flow in an airport”  Journal of Zhejiang University Science A 12, 461-468, 2012.

142.Rizwan Ahmed Memon, Leung, D.Y.C.*, “On the heating environment in street canyon” Environmental Fluid Mechanics 11, 465-480, 2011.

143.Leung, D.Y.C.*, Tsui, J.K.Y., Chen, F., Yip, W.K, Vrijmoed, L.L.P., Liu, C.H., “Effects of urban vegetations on urban air quality – A review”, Landscape Research 36, 173-188, 2011.

144.Liu, Chun-Ho, Cheng, W.C., Leung, T.C.Y., Leung, D.Y.C., “On the Mechanism of Air Pollutant Re-entrainment in Two-Dimensional Idealized Street Canyons” Atmo. Environment 45, 4763-4769, 2011.

145.Rizwan Ahmed Memon, Leung, D.Y.C.*, Liu, C.H., Leung, M.K.H., “Urban heat island and its effect on the cooling and heating demands in urban and suburban areas of Hong Kong” Theoretical & Applied Climatology,103, 441- , 2011.

146.Tong, N.Y.O., Leung, D.Y.C.*, Liu, C.H., “A review on ozone evolution and its relationship with boundary layer characteristics in urban environments", Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 214, 13-36, 2011.