Jan. 30, 2014
-- Professor Philip C.H. Chan, PolyU’s Deputy President and Provost, Professor Hau-chung Man, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and Professor Jin-Guang Teng, Chair Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, have recently been elected Fellows of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES). The HKAES Fellowship is a recognition of distinguished achievements in serving Hong Kong with top quality engineering expertise.
Professor Chan's research interests embrace VLSI devices, circuits and systems, microelectronics, electronic packaging, integrated sensors, semiconductor device and material research. He is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). In Hong Kong, he has served on various Innovation and Technology Commission and HKIE committees, the Electronics Committee of the Industry and Trade Department Council. He has advised the Government on the set up of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Ltd and currently serves in its board and as Chair of the Technology Committee. He has also served as panel members on the Research Grant Council and University Grants Committee's Research Assessment Panel.
Professor Man's research interests are mainly in the area of high-power laser welding, cutting and surface engineering, advanced manufacturing technologies, corrosion and materials technologies. He has published over 210 journal papers, 70 conference papers, and obtained 4 patents. In addition to his academic research, he is also active in carrying out high-level consultancy works for our local industries and has good relation with the industrial sectors. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and a Fellow of the Laser Institute of America. He is active in serving the community and has served the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as team chairman to validate a number of university engineering programmes in Hong Kong.
Professor Teng's research interests include emerging structural materials and systems, the structural use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in construction, seismic assessment and retrofit of structures, life-cycle structural engineering, steel structures, and thin-walled structures. He is the author/co-author of over 400 publications. In addition to a large number of publications, Professor Teng has played a major role in the development of the National Standard for Infrastructure Application of FRP Composites. Professor Teng served as the founding President of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) from 2003 to 2006. He is the current Chairman of the Advisory Committee of IIFC.
Founded in 1994, HKAES is formed by distinguished engineers to promote science advancement and the practice of engineering for the benefits of Hong Kong. Apart from supporting education and research programmes, it regularly organizes conferences and seminars, and provides expert advice on engineering matters to government and other organizations.
No more than eight individuals will be honoured with HKAES Fellowship each year for their distinguished achievements and commitment to serving the society with their expertise. Among the current Fellows are the Hon. Sir S.Y. Chung, the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Polytechnic (PolyU’s predecessor);
Professor Timothy Tong, President of PolyU; Ir Professor Alexander Wai Ping-kong, PolyU Vice President (Research Development);
and Professor Chow Wan-ki, Chair Professor and Head of PolyU’s Department of Building Services Engineering;
and Professor J. M. Ko, Professor Emeritus & Senior Advisor of PolyU's Faculty of Construction and Environment.