The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) held the First Inauguration Ceremony of Named Professorships today to confer named professorships on 13 outstanding faculty members. Made under the University’s newly launched “HKUST Named Professorship Program”, the named professorship appointments are intended to foster the University’s education and research excellence by giving due recognition to the exceptional faculty.
Addressing the ceremony, President Prof Tony F Chan said the professorship holders all excel in a diverse range of disciplines encompassing science, engineering, business, social science, life science, nanotechnology and others. Their education and research accomplishments have constantly been placed at the forefront of international scholarship, helping the University develop into a world-class research university. The honorees’ passion for teaching and research also sets an inspiring example for students’ learning and personal development.
Prof Chan believed the community’s contribution is indispensable to the making of world-class universities. He expressed his wholehearted gratitude to donors and supporters for their generosity in creating the named professorships. HKUST will continue its relentless pursuit for innovation in education and research, in addition to garnering support from society and recruiting talents for the good of the University, and the greater good of the community and the country.
Among the officiating guests at the Inauguration Ceremony were HKUST Council Chairman Dr Marvin K T Cheung and President Tony F Chan. Donors, corporate sponsors and their representatives were also present at the ceremony. They are: Dr Helmut Sohmen, Dr & Mrs Hari Harilela, Mr Ronnie Chan, Mr & Mrs Kenneth Fang, Dr Geoffrey Yeh, Mr & Mrs Thomas Liang, Ms Cynthia Mong, Mr Ming-wai Lau, Ms Claudine Ying, Ms Ching-leun Teo, Prof Paul Cheung, Mr Anthony Cheong, and others.
List of the First Inauguration Ceremony of Named Professorships:Existing professorship holders:Prof Kalok Chan, Department of Finance
Synergis – Geoffrey YEH Professor of Business
|Prof Ping Sheng, Department of Physics|
Dr William M W Mong Professor of Nanoscience
|Prof Hoi-Sing Kwok, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering|
Dr William M W Mong Professor of Nanotechnology
|Visiting professorship holder:|
|New professorship holders|
|Prof Albert Ha, Department of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations|
Wei Lun Foundation Professor of Business
|Prof Mingjie Zhang, Division of Life Science|
Kerry Holdings Professor of Science
|Prof Benzhong Tang, Department of Chemistry|
Stephen Kam Chuen Cheong Professor of Science
|Prof Nancy Ip, Division of Life Science|
The Morningside Professor of Life Science
|Prof James Kung, Division of Social Science|
Yan Ai Foundation Professor of Social Science
|Prof Chung-Yee Lee, Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management|
Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering
|Prof Tongyi Zhang, Department of Mechanical Engineering|
Fang Professor of Engineering
|Prof Matthew McKay, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering|
Hari Harilela Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering
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