Professor Philip C. H. Chan is Deputy President and Provost of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) as from March 2010. He was appointed Interim President of PolyU from January to June 2019 before the new President was in post. He is also Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at PolyU. During his tenure, Professor Chan strives to develop and steer the strategic initiatives of the University in respect of teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship, as well as internationalisation and engaging the nation. Professor Chan’s research interests embrace VLSI devices, circuits and systems, microelectronics, electronic packaging, integrated sensors, semiconductor device and material research. He has also been a key player in the commercialisation of university knowledge and technology.
Columbia University, US
Professor Peter R. Kinget received an engineering degree in electrical and mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He has worked in industrial research and development at Bell Laboratories, Broadcom, Celight and Multilink before joining the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, NY in 2002, where he currently is the Department Chair and Bernard J. Lechner Professor in Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in analogy, RF and power integrated circuits and the applications they enable in communications, sensing, and power management. Peter is widely published and received several awards. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a "Distinguished Lecturer" for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS).
North Carolina State University, US
Professor Franky So started his career as a research scientist working on polymer optical modulators at Hoechst Celanese Research Division. In 1993, he joined Motorola and then became the Head of the OLED research group. In 2001, and he joined OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and became the Head of OLED Research. He joined the University of Florida in 2005 and became the Rolf E. Hummel Professor in Electronic Materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. In 2015, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the North Carolina State University where he is currently the Walter and Ida Freeman Distinguished Professor. So is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Photonics Society, a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a Fellow of IEEE, OSA and SPIE. So’s current research focus is on electronics properties and photophysics of organic semiconductors and quantum dots used for OLEDs, solar cells, photodetectors, sensors and transistors.
City University of Hong Kong
CityU has established itself as one of the most innovative universities in Asia, pioneering research in diverse fields that are of high relevance on pressing issues. The success of its research programmes is reflected in both the amount of funding received and the number of projects funded as well as the quality of its research output.