Eminent Engineering Professors Recognized in HKUST Faculty Recognition Ceremony

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Eminent Engineering Professors Recognized in HKUST Faculty Recognition Ceremony

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The Fifth HKUST Faculty Recognition Ceremony acknowledged the outstanding achievements of 24 faculty members in the 2022-23 academic year, including nine from the School of Engineering or who have a joint position in the School.
The Fifth HKUST Faculty Recognition Ceremony acknowledged the outstanding achievements of 24 faculty members in the 2022-23 academic year, including nine from the School of Engineering or who have a joint position in the School. [Download Photo]
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The Fifth HKUST Faculty Recognition Ceremony was held on December 1, 2023 to acknowledge and applaud the outstanding research and teaching achievements of the University’s faculty members in the 2022-23 academic year. Among the 24 honorees, nine of them are from the School of Engineering (SENG) or have a joint position in the School. All of them were recipients of prestigious awards and honors or major research funding in the past year, demonstrating their sustained efforts and excellence in research and teaching.

The honorees from SENG are (in alphabetical order of last names):

 

Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF
New Bright Professor of Engineering
Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

  • IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award 2022
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Major funding support from the RGC Areas of Excellence Scheme 2022/23
 

Prof. CHEN Hao
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

  • Asian Young Scientist Fellow 2023
 

Prof. Kevin CHEN Jing
Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

  • Major funding support from the RGC Strategic Topics Grant 2023/24
 

Prof. FAN Zhiyong
Chair Professor, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering and Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

  • Xplorer Prize 2022, supported by Tencent Foundation
  • BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize 2022
 

Prof. SUN Fei
Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

  • RGC Research Fellow 2023/24
 

Prof. SUN Qingping
Head and Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

  • Major funding support from the RGC Strategic Topics Grant 2023/24
 

Prof. Desmond TSOI Yau-Chat
Assistant Professor of Engineering Education, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

  • 2022 HKUST Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching
 

Prof. ZHANG Limin
Head and Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Major funding support from the RGC Theme-based Research Scheme 2023/24
 

The honoree who has a joint position in SENG:

Prof. Alexis LAU Kai-Hon
Head and Chair Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability
Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Gold Award in the Public Sector and Social Innovation category of the Asia Smart App Awards 2022/23


Four short talks were delivered by the honoree professors during the ceremony. These included Prof. Fan Zhiyong who talked about “Acquiring Inspiration from Nature” and Prof. Desmond Tsoi who spoke on “Maximizing Student Potential with Project-Based Learning and Technology in Education”.

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