Our Team

Sarah Tong
Co-founder

Sarah loves science and is a physics enthusiast. Her years of studying Engineering in Cambridge has impressed upon her the importance of a good education. She realized that her passion in science subjects has helped her developed an informed curiosity and a passion for learning. Sarah believes that science is for everyone and no one should feel excluded, even for early age children. With Big Bang Academy, Sarah wishes to redefine science as a fun and impactful experience.

Sarah has working experience in various industries including civil engineering and investment banking. Having worked in sectors that are traditionally underrepresented by women, Sarah thrives on being an advocate in empowering girls in STEM education and career.

Nixon Chan
Co-founder

Nixon has been passionate in science since a very young age when he was inspired how scientists in apocalyptic movies are always the ones who invent new solutions to save the mankind. Realising the world has been dramatically re-shaped by technology over the past decade, he believes the next generation could get future-prepared by developing an early interest in STEM and more kids would fall in love with science with Big Bang Academy.

Nixon holds a Bachelor Degree in Natural Sciences (Biological) from University of Cambridge and a Master Degree in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing at The University of Hong Kong. Before founding Big Bang Academy, he also had working experience in various industries such as banking, leasing and railway.

Tim Cheng
Education Director

Tim has attended boarding school in the UK since he was 9 years old. He then moved on to study chemistry at University of Loughborough. Having studied both in the UK and HK, he has a great understanding of both educational systems. He realised there are flaws in the systems. In HK kids are rushed into the answer and forced to remembering things. We should focus on the journey to the answer and guide the kids into the destination.

Since returning back to HK, Tim has taught at two international kindergarten. As well as teaching, he has worked freelance on outward bound and taught at boarding camps both in the HK and the UK.

Joyce Ting
Content and Marketing Manager

Joyce is a qualified Early Childhood Educator. Her interest in children’s development stemmed from her time researching and studying Criminology in England whereby she was inspired by famous Sociologists’ and Pyshcologists’ ecological theory – the importance of education, family and surroundings towards a child’s life-long path. She then moved on to study Early Childhood Education at CUHK. Joyce is now a qualified Kindergarten Teacher, Social worker and SEN worker. Over the past years, she has taught at multiple international schools. Joyce believes that we inspire and are inspired by the little ones around us everyday.

Our Advisors

Dr. William Lo
Business Advisor

• Founding Governor of The ISF Academy
• Advisory Committee Member – Cyberport
• INED & Chairman of Audit Committee - TVB
• Chairman - Junior Achievement Hong Kong
• INED of various listed companies in US & HK
• M.Phil. & PhD, Pharmacology and Molecular Neuroscience – University of Cambridge

Professor Winnie So
Education Advisor

• Over 30 years of experience in driving science education research in Hong Kong
• Professor - Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
• Director - Center for Education in Environmental Science
• Advisory Committee - Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education
• Convener and Founder - Large scale inter-school event ‘Primary STEM Project Exhibition’ since 1998
• Member of the Curriculum Development Council

Ms. Jeanne Tse
Education Advisor

• Founder of Birdy & Kids (Online parenting platform on WeChat)
• MA, Early Childhood Education – University of Oxford
• BA & PhD, Psychology & Educational Psychology– The University of Hong Kong

Dr. David Yu
Science Advisor

• Lecturer - Faculty of Science of HKU
• PhD in Astrophysics from Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics
• Programme Host - RTHK TV31 “Science Night” (五夜講場 – 真係好科學)
• Science Consultant - Stand News, Hong Kong
• Author of books “宙” (2019) and “星海璇璣” (2017)

Dr. Andy Lai
Science Advisor

• Scientific Officer – Hong Kong Observatory
• M.Phil. & PhD, Nuclear Energy Engineer and Climate Science – University of Cambridge
• Visiting Scholar – Max Planck Society, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
• Associate – Associateship Royal College of Science (ARCS)
• Fellow – Royal Metrological Society