Professor Mak Cheuk-ming
Professor

Department of Building Services Engineering,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Room: ZS852

Tel: 27665856, Fax: 27657198
E-mail: cheuk-ming.mak@polyu.edu.hk

Brief

Professor Mak Cheuk Ming received his Bachelor degree in Building Services and Environmental Engineering and his Doctor of Philosophy (in Acoustics) from the University of Liverpool and received his Postgraduate Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control from the Institute of Acoustics of United Kingdom. Professor Mak started his academic career as Assistant Professor II in the Department of Building Services Engineering (BSE) in Feb 1997. He was promoted to Assistant Professorship in May 1999, to Associate Professorship in May 2005, and to Professorship on 1 July 2012. He was the programme leader of the full-time self-financed bachelor degree programme in Building Services Engineering from 2006 to 2011. Professor Mak’s research interests include acoustics, noise and vibration, and the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to the studies of building and urban environments. He has committed to research works for over 20 years and has produced over 100 publications. With his dedication to quality teaching and teaching development, he received the Faulty (Individual) Awards for Outstanding Performance/Achievement in teaching 2004/2005. He has contributed to the professional community through his involvement in various professional institutions. He is the Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). He was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA) from 2006 to 2008 and served the HKIOA executive committee from 2001 to 2012. He was the Building Services Discipline Advisory Panel Member of HKIE from 2009 to 2011. He was the member of Training Review Sub-committee (Group II) of HKIE from 2009 to 2011 and the member of Education & Examinations Committee of HKIE from 2010 to 2011. He was the PolyU Student Branch Advisor of the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers from 2008 to 2010. Apart from his roles in professional institutions, Professor Mak has been speakers for professional training courses such as HKIOA short courses and local and overseas seminars/international conferences.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • BEng, Dip, PhD, FHKIE, CEng, MCIBSE, MASHRAE, MIOA, MASA, MHKIOA
Research Interests
  • His main research interests are the fields of acoustics, noise and vibration in buildings and the applications of CFD in buildings. Acoustics research includes the prediction methods for flow-generated noise in ventilation system and the assessment of the performance of vibration isolation for building services equipments. CFD research includes studies of ventilation performance of green features in buildings and nature ventilation in buildings.
Research and Academic Experiences
  • Chairman, Building Acoustics Sub-committee 2011-2012, Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA)
  • Member, Education & Examinations Committee (Session 2010/2011), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
  • PolyU Student Branch Advisor, 2008-2010, ASHRAE-HK Chapter
  • Member, Training Review Sub-committee (Group II), 2009-2011, HKIE
  • Building Services Discipline Advisory Panel Member, 2008-2011, HKIE
  • Chairman, Building Acoustics Sub-committee 2009-2010, HKIOA
  • Immediate Past Chairman, 2008-2010, HKIOA
  • Chairman, 2006-2008, HKIOA
  • Chairman, Membership Sub-committee 2005-2006, HKIOA
  • Chairman, Membership Sub-committee 2004-2005, HKIOA
  • Honorary Secretary, Executive Committee 2003-2004, HKIOA
  • Honorary Secretary, Executive Committee 2002-2003, HKIOA
  • Honorary Secretary, Executive Committee 2001-2002, HKIOA
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Advances in Applied Acoustics
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the “The Scientific World Journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the “Open Journal of Acoustics (OJA)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of “Journal of Technical Acoustics声学技术
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of “The Open Construction & Building Technology Journal”
  • Member of the Editorial Board of “World Journal of Modeling and Simulation
Invited speaker

  • Keynote Speaker, Topic on “Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to the study of the ventilation performance of green building features”, 4-6 June 2010, The 3th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ICMS2010), Wuxi, China. (4 June 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Topic on “Prediction method for flow-generated noise from in-duct elements in ventilation system", a technical seminar in ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter 25th Annual General Meeting, Y303, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (15 May 2009)
  • Invited Speaker, Topic on “Development of green features for sustainable buildings”, a technical seminar and a forum on use of green energy organized by National Taipei University of Technology. (28 Nov 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Topic on “A delayed coupled room model for predicting the performance of early energy decay in churches”, 2008 Annual meeting and 21st Symposium of Acoustical Society in Taiwan,  China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan. (台湾音響學會九十七年會員大會暨第二十一屆學術研討會) (21 Nov 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Topic on “Building Acoustics Research”, Symposium on “Architectural & Environmental Acoustics in Hong Kong, Shanghai & Taipei” jointly organized by Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics and Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (20 June 2008)
  • Invited Speaker, Topic on “ Numerical studies of the ventilation performance of architectural features used in residential buildings”, a technical seminar jointly supported by Taipei Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer Association, Taiwan Air Cleaning Association, and the Department of Energy and Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Engineering National Taipei University of Technology. (24 Nov 2007)
  • Invited Speaker, Topic on “Experimental and theoretical studies of flow-noise noise in ductwork” , a technical seminar jointly supported by Taipei Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineer Association, Taiwan Air Cleaning Association, and the Department of Energy and Refrigeration Air-Conditioning Engineering National Taipei University of Technology. (24 Nov 2007)
  • Keynote Speaker, Topic on “A Power-based prediction method for assessing the performance of vibration isolators of building services equipment”, 2007 Annual meeting and 20th Symposium of Acoustical Society in Taiwan, China University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. (台湾音音響學會九十年會員大會暨第二十屆學術研討會) (23 Nov 2007)
  • Keynote Speaker, Topic on “Development of a Prediction Method for Flow-generated Noise Produced by In-duct Elements in ventilation systems”, 2007 International Conference on Building Acoustics, Department Architecture, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. (2007 國際建築聲學學術研討會) (22 Nov 2007)
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, Topic on “Prediction methods for flow-generated noise produced by in-duct elements in ventilation systems”, 2006 Annual meeting and 19th Symposium of Acoustical Society in Taiwan, Cheng Kung University, Tai Nam, Taiwan.(台湾音響學會九十五年會員大會暨第十九屆學術研討會) (25 Nov 2006)
  • Speaker, 2nd round of the Short course on “Advanced level course on road traffic noise measurement”, organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics and supported by the Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government. (March 2006)
  • Speaker, 1st round of the Short course on “Advanced level course on road traffic noise measurement”, organized by the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics and supported by the Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government. (1-7 Dec 2005)
  • One of invited speakers, Half-day technical seminar on “Building Services Noise and Vibration Control” jointly organized by HKIOA, ASHRAE-HKC, HKIE-BSD, CIBSE-HKB and BSE HKPolyU. (13 Aug. 2005)
  • Invited speaker, Technical seminar on “Noise and Vibration Control Engineering inside Buildings” on Saturday 5 October 2002 at HKIE headquarter seminar room, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA) (5 Oct 2002)
Teaching Experiences
  • Programme leader, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Building Services Engineering (Full-time Self-financed programme) in 2006-2011
  • Teaching subjects/areas:
  • Noise and Vibration in Sustainable Built Environments, Building Acoustics, Acoustics Control Engineering, Research project development and execution, Design project I and II.
Research Work and Development Funding (Except PhD Projects)

Selected Recent Publications

Over 100 publications

Acoustics, noise and vibration

X. Wang and C.M. Mak, “Acoustic performance of a duct loaded with identical resonators”, (2012), EL316-EL322, 131(4), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

X. Wang and C.M. Mak, “Wave propagation in a duct with a periodic Helmholtz resonators array”, (2012), pp.1172-1182, 131(2), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

D.Y. Ou and C.M. Mak, “The effect of elastic supports on the transient vibroacoustic response of a window caused by sonic booms”, (2011), pp.783-790, 130(2), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

D.Y. Ou and C.M. Mak, “Experimental validation of the sound transmission of rectangular baffled plates with general elastic boundary conditions”,(2011), EL274-EL279,129(6), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Y. Yun and C.M. Mak, “A study of coupled flexural-longitudinal wave motion in a periodic dual-beam structure with transverse connection”, (2009), pp.114-121, 126(1), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

C.M. Mak, J. Wu, C. Ye and J. Yang, “Flow noise from spoilers in ducts”, (2009), pp.3756-3765, 125(6) Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

C.M. Mak and W.M. Au, “A turbulence-based prediction technique for flow-generated noise produced by in-duct elements in a ventilation system”, (2009), pp.11-20, 70 Applied Acoustics.

C.M. Mak, “A prediction method for aerodynamic sound produced by multiple elements in air ducts”, (2005), pp.395-403, 287(1-2) Journal of Sound and Vibration.

C.M. Mak and J.X.Su, “A power transmissibility method for assessing the performance of vibration isolation of building services equipment” (2002), pp.1281-1299, 63(12), Applied Acoustics.

C.M. Mak and J. Yang, A prediction method for aerodynamic sound produced by closely spaced elements in air ducts. (2000) pp.743-753, 229(3), Journal of Sound and Vibration.

Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to the studies of building and urban environments

B.R. Hughes and C.M. Mak, “A study of wind and buoyancy driven flows through commercial wind towers”, (2011), pp.1784-1791, 43(7), Energy and Buildings.

S.C. Liu, C.M. Mak and J.L. Niu, “Numerical evaluation of configuration and ventilation strategies for the windcatcher system”, (2011), pp.1600-1615, 46, Building and Environment.

C.M. Mak, J.L.Niu, C.T. Lee and K.F.Chan, “A numerical simulation of wing walls using Computational Fluid Dynamics”, (2007), pp.995-1002, 39(9), Energy and Buildings.

L. Liu and C.M. Mak, “The assessment of the performance of a windcatcher system using Computational Fluid Dynamics”, (2007), pp.1135-1141, 42(3) Building and Environment.