Professor Chan Che Ting was appointed Associate Vice-President for Research and Development at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in September 2020.
Professor Chan is Daniel C K Yu Professor of Science and Chair Professor in the Department of Physics. He received his BSc degree from the University of Hong Kong and his PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Since joining HKUST in 1995, he has served the university in various capacities including the Director of the Institute of Nano-Material and Nano-Technology, the Executive Director of the HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study, and the Director of the Research Office.
His primary research interest is the theory and simulation of material properties. He is now working on the theory of advanced materials, including photonic crystals, metamaterials and nano-materials. He is a highly cited researcher and has been the principal investigator of several multi-institutional research projects. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Hong Kong Physical Society. He is also a dedicated teacher and was a winner of the Michael Gale Medal of Distinguished Teaching at HKUST.