Prof. Philip K. T. MOK, the newly-inaugurated Associate Dean of Engineering (Undergraduate Studies), is a student-centered educator who likens teaching to raising children. Having been awarded the Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award three times by the School of Engineering during his 23-year career as a professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, and a recipient of the Teaching Assistant Award from his alma mater the University of Toronto, Prof. Mok has good stories to tell about his passion in education.
From basic science to engineering with an impact, from building huge computers as a college boy to solving current problems involving hot virtual reality technologies, HKUST’s Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) Prof. Richard H. Y. SO talks passionately about the importance of finding one’s own dream in science and technology.
With aerospace engineering becoming a new strategic area of the School of Engineering few years ago, Prof Rhea Liem joined HKUST to drive the development of this field with other faculty members. Growing up, she has been totally free in exploring her engineering interest in an open environment and she hopes female students alike enjoy the same opportunities as she did.
Prof Mansun Chan from HKUST’s Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering is a lover of board games. He first extended his sense of playing board games to his engineering studies. Now he is materializing his passion in engineering education and his dream of founding the International Olympics of Technology inspired by sportsmen’s Olympic Games.