Dr. L. T. Wong graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a BEng(Hons, First Class) degree in Building Services Engineering in 1992, and a PhD in 1997. He received industrial practical experience in building services designs and project management in an international electrical and mechanical consulting company before he joined the department of Building Services Engineering as an Assistant Professor in 1996. He was the programme leader of BEng(Hons) in Building Services Engineering (with specialism in Fire Engineering) in 1997-2002, and MSc/PgD in Fire and Safety Engineering in 2003-2008. His research interests include environmental systems, water systems and safety systems in buildings.


He is a recipient of the Hans B. Thorelli Award of the 2006 Awards for excellence, and 2011 the highly commended award winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence by Emerald Literati Network. With Dr. KW Mui, he has founded an IAQ bioaerosols laboratory in 2007. He his a founding member of the Asian Saving Water Council. He is a member of the technical working group (Control of Moisture and Molds) of ASHRAE and a working commission member (W062-water supply and drainage for buildings) of the Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and corporate member of some local and international professional institutions. Meanwhile, he had organized the 34th CIBW062 International Symposium of Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings in Hong Kong (2008). He had been listed in 2009 Whos Who in World. He also serves as a member for a number of local and international committees, including editorial board of academic journals, scientific committee of symposium and management committee of some local and regional primary and secondary schools, and university court. 


Academic and Professional Qualifications

BEng(Hons, First Class) PhD CEng MCIBSE MHKIE RPE


Teaching Experience

Piped and gas services; Fire service engineering; Research project; Design project


Selected Research and Development Grants

P         Occupant load influences on air pressure transients in drainage and ventilation stacks in a dense high-rise residential built environment (RGC funded)

P         Video fire and smoke detection system with automatic flame tracing technique for a large space (RGC funded)

P         The impact of indoor air pollutants on elderly with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Hong Kong (Inter-faculty funded); Press Summary

P         Indoor air quality express sampling protocol in Hong Kong (RGC funded)

P         Influence of occupant load on potable water consumption in residential high-rise buildings (RGC funded)

P         Modelling occupant load variation in residential buildings for building drainage system designs (RGC funded)

P         Experimental scale studies in smoke control strategy in large linear atria in HKSAR (RGC funded)


Selected High-level Consultancy

P         Indoor Air Quality (Fungi) Assessment for the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department

P         Indoor Air Quality certification scheme in Sun Hung Kai Building

P         Energy analysis and benchmarking system (EABS) in Hong Kong for the China Light and Power Hong Kong Limited

P         Drainage optimization for healthy drainage design of public housing redevelopment for the Hong Kong Housing Authority


Symposium organized

P         The 34th CIBW062 International Symposium on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings

P         The First Hong Kong-Taiwan workshop on Water Systems in High-rise Buildings



P         Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

P         School of the Built Environment, Heriot Watt University, UK

P         Department of Architecture, NTUST

P         Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU

P         Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKUST

P         Department of Building and Construction, City University of Hong Kong

P         Research Centre for Fire Engineering, PolyU

P         Research Centre for Building Environmental Engineering, PolyU

P         Kowloon City Baptist Church