Dr. YU Xianghao, a 2018 PhD graduate from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named the winner of the School of Engineering (SENG) PhD Research Excellence Award 2018-19.
Fang Professor of Engineering Prof. Kei May LAU, Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, was elected a 2019 Fellow by The Optical Society (OSA) for “exceptional contributions to hetero-epitaxy of III-V on silicon by MOCVD for photonic devices”.
These alumnae graduated a decade apart, and since then they have traveled very different career paths. But WONG Hiu-King Kyna and CHAN Kiu-Kei Bella retain much in common – and that’s apart from their obvious delight at being back in their beloved campus. They were both eager at an early age to explore the secrets of science and technology, they both graduated from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, and have since maintained their close linkage through their proactive engagement with their alma mater’s student and alumni groups.
Prof. KWOK Hoi-Sing, Chair Professor from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and Dr. William MW Mong Professor of Nanotechnology, has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Jan Rajchman Prize by the Society for Information Display (SID). The honor recognizes an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or contribution to, research on flat panel displays.
Prof. CHEN Guanghao, Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Control and Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution (Hong Kong Branch), received a prestigious award for innovation from the hands of Mr. Matthew CHEUNG Kin-Chung, Acting Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the presentation ceremony of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence 2018 held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 29, 2019.
Walking through the HKUST campus, alumni Associate Professor YEUNG Sai-Kit and Assistant Professor CHEN Qifeng are almost indistinguishable from the students surrounding them. Both scholars returned to their alma mater and joined the School of Engineering (SENG) in 2018. In addition to being passionate about teaching and research, both are of an entrepreneurial bent and have founded innovative start-ups.