Brief

Dr. Fong is an Associate Professor of the Department of Building Services Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy. He graduated from University College of North Wales, Bangor, U.K with a BSc degree in Applied Mathematics and Computing in 1986. He obtained his PhD degree in Fire Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1991. 

 

Academic and Professional Qualifications

¡P         1986 Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Computing, University College of North Wales, Bangor, U.K.

¡P         1991 Doctor of Philosophy (Fire Engineering), Hong Kong Polytechnic

¡P         2006 Member of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

 

Research and Academic Experiences

¡P         1987 ¡V 88          Research Assistant, Department of BSE, HKPoly

¡P         1988 ¡V 91          Research Student, Department of BSE, HKPoly

¡P         1991 ¡V 91          Research Assistant, Department of BSE, HKPoly

¡P         1991 ¡V 92          Research Associate , Department of BSE, HKPoly

¡P         1992 ¡V 95          Lecturer, Department of BSE, HKPoly

¡P         1995 ¡V 10          Assistant Professor, Department of BSE, The HKPolyU

¡P         2010 -               Associate Professor, Department of BSE, The HKPolyU

 

Teaching Experience

Class                Subject

¡P         MSc                  Fire Dynamics

¡P         MSc                 Design Considerations for Fire Safety Management

¡P         MSc                  Fire Engineering System

¡P         MSc                 Computational Fire Modelling in Building Design

¡P         BE2                  "Piped Services (subject examiner)

¡P         PTBE1              Mathematics (subject examiner)

¡P         PTBE2              Piped and Fire Services (subject examiner)

¡P         PTBE2              Mathematics (subject examiner)

¡P         PTBE4              Design Project supervisor

¡P         PTBE4              Design and Simulation Software (Design Project)

¡P         SFFTBE2          Piped and Fire Services (subject examiner)

 

Overseas Attachment

¡P         November 1999 Duty visit to the University of California, Santa Barbara and meet Professor Yuen for discussion in fire experiments and future co-operation.

¡P         November 1999, Duty visit to the University of California, Berkeley and meet Professor R.B. Williamson for discussion in fire experiments and future co-operation.

¡P         Summer 1997, Duty visit to the University of Science and Technology of China for the opening ceremony of the full scale burning facility for Atrium studies.

¡P         Summer 1996, Duty visit to the University of Technology in Australia and study the full scale burning facility

¡P         July 1996, Duty visit to Factory Mutual Research Co-operation, U.S.A. and meet the fire research experts.

¡P         Summer 1996, Duty visit to Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

¡P         1994 and 1995, Duty visit to the University of Science and Technology of China and meet the fire research experts.

¡P         Summer 1995, Duty visit to Victoria University of Technology in Australia and meet the fire research experts.

¡P         Summer 1995, Duty visit to The Building Research Association of New Zealand, New Zealand

¡P         Summer 1995, Duty visit ro University of New South Wales in Australia

¡P         Summer 1995, Duty visit Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

¡P         1991, Attachment to Building Research Institute (Japan) to study the smoke filling problem.

 

Selected Major Publications

 

2015

CH Lui, NK Fong, S Lorente, A Bejan, WK Chow

 

¡§Constructal design of evacuation from a three-dimensional living space¡¨, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 422, 47-57

 

 

2014

AKK Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Experimental study of video fire detection and its applications¡¨, Procedia engineering 71, 316-327, 2014

 

 

 

TK Tam, HL Tsang, GCH Lui, NK Fong, WK Chow

 

¡§Fire safety strategies for existing rock caverns in Hong Kong¡¨, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 43, 78-87, 2014

 

 

2013

H To, N Fong

 

¡§Investigation of the performance and improvement of optical smoke detectors¡¨, Procedia engineering 62, 985-993, 2013

 

 

 

A KK Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Experimental Study of Induction Cooker Fire Hazard¡¨, Procedia Engineering 52, 13-22, 2013

 

 

 

WK Chow, NK Fong, CH Lui, TK Tam, TK Yue

 

¡§Fire safety strategies for super tall buildings in Hong Kong¡¨, CTBUH Journal, issue 1p. 26-31, 2013

 

 

2012

FWH Yik, JHK Lai, NK Fong, PHM Leung, PL Yuen

 

¡§A case study on the application of air-and water-cooled oil-free chillers to hospitals in Hong Kong¡¨, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 33 (3), 263-279 1 2012

 

 

 

CH Lui, NK Fong, S Lorente, A Bejan, WK Chow

 

¡§Constructal design for pedestrian movement in living spaces: Evacuation configurations¡¨, Journal of Applied Physics 111 (5), 054903, 2012

 

 

2011

YG Cao, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Solutions to Buoyancy¡XDrag Equation for Dynamical Evolution of Rayleigh¡XTaylor and Richtmyer¡XMeshkov Mixing Zone¡¨, Communications in Theoretical Physics 56 (4), 751, 2011

 

 

 

WK Chow, KC Lam, NK Fong, SS Li, Y Gao

 

¡§Numerical simulations for a typical train fire in china¡¨, Modelling and Simulation in Engineering 2011, 4, 2011

 

 

2010

KW Mui, LT Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Optimization of indoor air temperature set-point for centralized air-conditioned spaces in subtropical climates¡¨, Automation in Construction 19 (6), 709-713 2010

 

 

2009

X.Q. Sun, L.H. Hu, Y.Z. Li, R. Huo, W.K. Chow, N.K. Fong, C.H. Lui, K.Y. Li

 

¡§Studies on smoke movement in stairwell induced by an adjacent compartment fire¡¨, Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 29, no. 13, September, p. 2757-2765

 

 

 

L.T. Wong, N.K. Fong, W.H. Sui

 

¡§A survey of occupant response towards an audible fire alarm¡¨, International Journal for Housing Science and Its Application, vol. 33, no.4, p.249

 

 

2007

LH Hu, NK Fong, LZ Yang, WK Chow, YZ Li and R Huo,

 

¡§Modeling fire-induced smoke spread and carbon monoxide transportation in a long channel: Fire Dynamics Simulator comparisons with measured data¡¨, Journal of Hazardous Materials, vol. 140, no. 1-2, February, p. 293-298.

 

 

 

LT Wong, KW Mui, NK Fong, PS Hui

 

¡§Bayesian adaptive comfort temperature (BACT) of air-conditioning system in subtropical climate¡¨, Building and Environment vol. 42 p. 1983¡V1988

 

 

2006

NK Fong, LY Wong, LT Wong

 

¡§Fire services installation related contributors of construction delays¡¨, Building and Environment, Building and Environment, vol.41, no. 2, February, p.211-222.

 

 

 

L.T.Wong, K.W. Horace Mui , N.K. Fong

 

¡§A humanized adaptive baseline information technology (HABIT) algorithm for a building management system¡¨, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, vol. 27, no. 4, 2006, p. 341-347.

 

 

2005

R.Huo, WK Chow, XH Jin, YZ Li, NK Fong

 

¡§Experimental studies on natural smoke filling in atrium due to a shop fire¡¨, Building and Environment, vol.40, no 9, September 2005, p. 1185-1193

 

 

 

YH You, WK Chow, YZ Li, R Huo, GX Liao, NK Fong, GCH Lui

 

¡§Survey on geometrical aspect ratios of supertall buildings¡¨, Journal of Applied Fire Science, vol. 14, issue 4, 2005, p. 327-338

 

 

 

CL Shi, YZ Li, R Huo, B Yao, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Mechanical smoke exhaust for small retail shop fires¡¨, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, vol. 44, no. 5, May, p,477-490

 

 

 

L.T. Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Risk analysis of escape time from buildings¡¨, Facilities, vol. 23 no. 11/12, p. 487-495

 

 

2004

P.Z. Gao, S.L. Liu, W.K. Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Large eddy simulations for studying tunnel smoke ventilation¡¨, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 19, no. 6, November, p.577-586

 

 

 

WM Choy, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Assessing the clean agent heptafluoropropane by the CUP burner test¡¨, Journal of Applied Fire Science, Vol. 12, issue 1, p. 23-40

 

 

2003

N Zhu, NK Fong

 

¡§Experimental studies on the effect of mechanical ventilation on performance of water mist spray¡¨, Journal of Applied Fire Science, vol.11, no.2, p.143-157

 

 

 

LT Wong, J.Li, NK Fong

 

¡§Review on video image processing technique in fire detection and possibility of application in controlling atrium smoke management system¡¨, Journal of Applied Fire Science, Vol.11, Issue 2, p.183-193

 

 

 

CL Chow, NK Fong, WK Chow

 

¡§Assessment of materials by toxic potency data: A preliminary study¡¨, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Fire Science and Fire Protection Engineering (2003 ISFSFE), p. 12-15

 

 

2002

NK Fong, Gigi C.H. Lui and C.W. Yue,

 

¡§Preliminary studies on smoke filtering for a fire engineering laborartory¡¨, International Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes, vol. 4 no. 1 p. 23-29

 

 

2001

NK Fong, WT Chan

 

¡§On the properties of a water curtain discharged from a drencher system¡¨, International Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes, Vol. 3, No. 2 p. 87-91 (2001)

 

 

 

NK Fong, WK Chow, WT Chan

 

¡§Preliminary studies on smoke spreading prevention and thermal radiation blockage by a water curtain¡¨, International Journal on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes, Vol. 3, No. 3, p. 98-103

 

 

2000

 

 

¡§Reliability study on sprinkler system to be installed in old high-rise buildings¡¨, International Journal on engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes, Vol.2, No.2, p.60-67

 

 

1999

WK Chow, NK Fong, CC Ho

 

¡§Analysis of unwanted fire alarm: A case study¡¨, ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol.5, No.2, p.62-65

 

 

 

W.K. Chow, L.T. Wong, K.T. Chan, NK Fong, P.L. Ho

 

¡§Fire safety engineering: comparison of a new degree programme with model curriculum¡¨, Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 32, no.1, February, p.1-15

 

 

1998

R Huo, WC Fan, LM Yuan, H Dong, WKChow, NK Fong, PL Ho

 

¡§Construction of a large space experimental burning hall and preliminary tests¡¨, Fire Safety Science, Vol. 7, issue 1, p. 8-13

 

 

1993

WK Chow, NK Fong

 

"Application of field modelling technique to simulate interaction of sprinkler and fire-induced smoke layer", Combustion Science & Technology, Vol. 89, p.101-151

 

 

 

WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Numerical studies on the interaction of sprinklers and the hot layer¡¨, Architectural Science Review, Vol 36, issue3, p.103-p.111

 

 

1992

WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Atrium sprinkler performance analysis¡¨, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 13, issue 4, p. 183-196

 

 

1991

WK Chow , NK Fong

 

"Numerical simulation on cooling the fire-induced air flow by sprinkler water sprays", Fire Safety Journal, Vol.17, p.263-290

 

 

 

WK Chow , NK Fong

 

¡§A study of the effect of a line of sprinklers on the fire induced air flow using two-dimensional field modeling technique¡¨, Mathematical and Computer modeling, Vol. 15, no.7 p. 63-81

 

Research-related prizes and awards

 

2005

2005 Outstanding paper award presented to L.T.Wong and N.K.Fong for ¡§Risk analysis of escape time from buildings¡¨, Facilities, vol.23, Issue 11/12

 

Conference paper

 

2015

YK Woo, TK Tam, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Domestic sprinkler: It is time to consider mandatory requirement in Hong Kong¡¨, 10th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, 2015

 

 

 

L Yi, DY Sun, YZ Li, R Huo, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Discussion on heat lost through solid boundaries in modeling atrium fires under mechanical exhaust¡¨, 10th Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, 2015

 

 

2014

AKK Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Study of Pool Fire Heat Release Rate Using Video Fire Detection¡¨, International High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, 2014

 

 

 

X Dong, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Experimental Fire Studies on Load Bearing Steel Structures with Common Protective Coatings Used in China¡¨, International High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University, 2014

 

 

2013

X Dong, NK Fong, WK Chow

 

¡§Experimental fire studies on non-load bearing steel structures with protective coatings¡¨, 2013 ASCE Texas Section Fall Conference and Centennial Celebration with Construction Institute Summit 11-September 2013- 14 September 2013

 

 

2012

KW Lau, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Selection of fuel in different occupancy types by computational fluid dynamics¡¨, ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the ASME 2012

 

 

2011

FSC Tsui, WK Chow, NK Fong, Y Gao, GW Zou

 

¡§Experimental room fire studies with perforated suspended ceiling¡¨,
Fire Safety Science, 2011, p. 1235-1248

 

10th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, College Park, MD, U.S., 19th June, 2011 through 24June2011, Code 88367

 

 

 

CT Cheung, KW Mui, LT Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Bias air temperature set-point for occupant thermal complaints via Bayesian algorithm¡¨, 7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning ¡V Proceedings of ISHVAC 2011, vol 4, 2011, p. 1207-1212.

 

 

2010

LT Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Risk analysis of escape time in buildings of Hong Kong¡¨, 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management 2010, PSAM 2010, vol 2, 2010, p.1107-1115.

 

 

 

WK Chow, NK Fong, J Li

 

¡§Performance Evaluation of Atrium Smoke Exhaust System by Two Fire Models¡¨, 10th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, 4771, 2010

 

 

2009

¡§Performance-based design for building fire safety in Hong Kong¡¨, The 9th IIASA-DPRI Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management : Scientific Challehges in Implementing Integrated Disaster Risk Management in a Changing World, October 12-16, Kyoto, Japan

 

 

 

CH Ko, NK Fong

 

¡§Study of smoke stratification in atrium halls using scale model¡¨, 2009 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, July 19-23, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

 

 

 

SM Leung, NK Fong, WK Chow, SL Chan, SW Yuen, AKW So

 

¡§Integration of structural engineering into fire engineering design¡¨, ASCCS 2009 9th International Conference on Steel-Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, 8th-10th July, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, U.K.

 

 

2007

LT Wong, KW Mui, NK Fong

 

Development of humanized adaptive baseline information technology (HABIT) for environmental control systems¡¨, IAQVEC 2007 Proceedings- 6th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, Sustainable Built Environment, vol 1, 2007, p.937-943

 

 

2006

N. Zhu, W.K. Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§Correlating Experimental Data on Water Mist Fire Suppression System¡¨, Annals of the Assembly for International Heat Transfer Conference 13, 13-18 August, Sydney, Australia.

 

 

2005

NK Fong, LT Wong, WH Siu,

 

¡§Behavioral Responses to an Audible Fire Alarm in High-Rise Buildings in Hong Kong¡¨, presented at Asia Pacific Conference on Risk Management and Safety, 1-2 December, Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel . Hong Kong

 

 

 

J Li, P Lu, NK Fong, WK Chow, LT Wong

 

¡§Automatic flame tracking technique for atrium fire from video images¡¨, Proceedings of the SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering, February, vol. 5637, no.1, p.257-67

 

 

2004

LT Wong, NK Fong

 

"A new approach on risk analysis for evacuees in residential buildings", Proceedings of the Fire Conference 2004 ¡V Total Fire Safety Concept, 6-7 December, Public Safety Forum, 7 December, pp.1-10.

 

 

 

GW Zou, NK Fong, WK Chow, Y Gao & H Dong

 

¡¨Field measurement of optical smoke density in studying water curtain¡¨, The 7th International Symposium on Building and Urban Environmental Engineering 2004 Proceedings, p. 354-358.

 

 

 

L Yi, R Huo, YZ Li, WK Chow, NK Fong

 

¡§On evaluating static smoke exhaust system in an atrium¡¨, Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer/ Fluids Engineering Summer Conference 2004, HT/FED 2004, vol 4. 2004, p. 165-160.

 

 

2003

2003 CL Chow, NK Fong, WK Chow,

 

¡§Assessment of materials by toxic potency data: A preliminary study.¡¨ International Symposium on Fire-protecting Engineering, 12-15 October 2003, Bejing, China.

 

 

 

N.K. Fong, C.Y. Ma,

 

¡§Research on evacuation design: railway station as an example¡¨, Presented in Education Symposium on Advanced Fire Research, 10-15 January 2003.

 

 

 

J.Li, LT Wong, NK Fong

 

¡§Smoke and fire image segmentation using Shannon¡¦s entropy method and mathematical morphology¡¨ Shandong-Hong Kong Joint Symposium 2003, p.A198-A207

 

Conference attended

¡P         1998 First International Symposium on Engineering Performance V Based Fire Codes, Hong Kong, September 8

¡P         1995 ASIAFLAM, 1995

¡P         1995 International Seminar on Fire Safety Frontier, Hefei, USTC, China, October 1995

¡P         1995 Meetings with members from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, October 1995

¡P         1995 Meetings with Officials from State Bureau of Foreign Experts, China, October 1995

 

Thesis/Invited papers and presentations

¡P         2004 + L.W. Wong, Professional Lecture Series in Fire Safety Engineering,HKIE, 23 September, 2004 - lecture presented.

¡P         1999 +W.K. Chow " The PolyU/USTC Atrium and preliminary experiments on natural smoke filling", HKIE-MMC/ASME Seminars, 8 May 1999, Hong Kong - Paper presented.

¡P         1998 +W.K. Chow The PolyU/USTC Atrium : a full scale burning facility for atrium fire studies, Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Engineering Performance-Based Fire Codes, 8 September, Hong Kong - Paper presented

¡P         1991 "A Study of Building Fire Extinguishing Mechanism using field modelling Technique" PhD thesis, Hong Kong Polytechnic

¡P         1990 +W.K. Chow "BSECONT: A three-dimensional contouring subroutine", The Engineering Technologist, Vol. 10, No. 1, 69-77

 

Technology transfer activities

Consultancy

 

2011

Technical Assessment on installation on installation configuration, testing methods and test results

2009-2010

Consultancy study on the use of Air cooled air conditioning and water cooled air conditioning system (CFD simulation)

2003-2005

Study of drencher performance for KCRC.

2004

Study of long throw sprinkler for atrium for K2 project.

2004

Study of water discharge density from side wall sprinklers in hotel rooms in a hotel.

2004

Study of passenger traffic pattern of KCRC platform

1994

Ice Rink Project for Swire Property Management Ltd

1993

Attachment to Swire Property to study the false alarm problem

1992

AutoCAD Training Course for Ryoden Staff