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Head of Department and Chair Professor of Physics

Prof X L Wang My profile
PhD Iowa State University, USA
BSc Peking University, China
Fellow, American Physical Society

Neutron and synchrotron scattering
Phase transformation, deformation, magnetism, residual stress determination
Metallic glasses, nanostructured materials, magnetic shape memory alloys

Office : G6717 Tel: 34427707/34429140
E-mail: aphead@cityu.edu.hk (for departmental matters)
xlwang@cityu.edu.hk
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Associate Head and Professor

Prof K S Chan My personal webpage
BSc PhD University of Hong Kong

Semiconductor Physics
Photonics technology
Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Spintronics
Superconductivity

Office : G6708 Tel: 34427814
E-mail: apkschan@cityu.edu.hk
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Assistant Head and Professor; Director, Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE)

Prof C H Shek
BSc(Eng) PhD University of Hong Kong

Phase transformation in metallic materials
Nanostructured materials
Bulk metallic glasses

Office : G6720 Tel: 34427798
E-mail: apchshek@cityu.edu.hk
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Provost; Chair Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science

Prof Alex Jen
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BS National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
PhD University of Pennsylvania, USA
Fellow, The Materials Research Society
Member, Washington State Academy of Sciences
Fellow, The American Chemical Society
Fellow, The American Chemical Society, Div. of Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering
Fellow, The Optical Society of America
Fellow, The International Society of Optical Engineering
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member of Advisory Board, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Utilizing molecular, polymeric, and biomacromolecular self-assembly to create ordered arrangement of organic and inorganic functional materials for photonics, opto-electronics, nanomedicine, and nanotechnology.
Employing the "molecular engineering" approach to tailor size, shape, sequence, and functionality of organic/hybrid functional materials and explore their applications.

Office : CYC-6218 Tel: 34428080
E-mail: alexjen@cityu.edu.hk

Chair Professor of Materials Engineering

Prof Paul K Chu My personal webpage
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MSc PhD Cornell University, USA
BSc The Ohio State University, USA
Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Vacuum Society
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Fellow, Materials Research Society
Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Plasma science and engineering
Surface engineering of functional materials
Biomaterials and nanobiology
Energy and sensor materials
Nanostructured thin films and interfaces 

Office : G6714 Tel: 34427724
E-mail: paul.chu@cityu.edu.hk
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Chair Professors of Materials Science

Prof Joseph K L Lai
PhD City University, UK
BA MA Oxford University, UK
Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK
Chartered Engineer, UK
Fellow, Institute of Physics, UK
Chartered Physicist, UK
Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Properties of steels and aluminium
Failure analysis of engineering components
Temperature measurement
Expert witness on accident investigations
Litigations and arbitrations involving metals

Office : G6721 Tel: 34427808
E-mail: apjoelai@cityu.edu.hk

Chair Professor of Photonics Materials

Prof Andrey L Rogach My personal webpage
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Dr habil Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
PhD Belarusian State University, Belarus
Diploma Belarusian State University, Belarus

Nanoscience and nanotechnology
Advanced functional materials
Optical spectroscopy 

Office : G6616 Tel: 34429532
E-mail: andrey.rogach@cityu.edu.hk
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Professor and Associate Dean (Education), College of Science and Engineering (CSE)

Prof Robert K Y Li
BA BAI MA PhD Dublin University, Ireland

Polymer engineering
Composite materials

Office : G6707 Tel: 34427785
E-mail: aprkyl@cityu.edu.hk
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Professors

Prof S C Tjong My personal webpage
MSc PhD University of Manchester, UK
BSc National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Chartered Engineer, UK
Chartered Scientist, UK
Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Surface Science
Electron microscopy
Polymer Composites
Biomaterials
Nanostructured materials

Office : G6709 Tel: 34427702
E-mail: aptjong@cityu.edu.hk
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Prof Lawrence C M Wu My personal webpage
BSc(Eng) PhD University of Bristol, UK
PgDMS University of West of England, UK
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Engineering failure analysis
Nano-materials for solar cells and biosensor

Office : G6761 Tel: 34428668
E-mail: apcmlwu@cityu.edu.hk
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Prof Kin Man Yu My personal webpage
My research
BSc PhD University of California, Berkeley, USA

Ion Beam Analysis and Modification of Materials
Defects in Semiconductors
Photovoltaic Materials
Nitride and Oxide semiconductors
Transparent Conductors

Office : P6422 Tel: 34427813
E-mail: kinmanyu@cityu.edu.hk
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Prof Peter K N Yu Related Link
BSc PhD University of Hong Kong
Chartered Scientist, UK
Chartered Physicist, UK
Fellow, Institute of Physics, UK
Chartered Radiation Protection Professional
Member, Society of Radiological Protection, UK
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Radiation Biophysics
Medical Physics
Biointerfaces

Office : G6752 Tel: 34427812
E-mail: appetery@cityu.edu.hk
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Prof R Q Zhang My personal webpage
BSc MSc PhD Shandong University, China

Surface, Interface and Microstructures of
functional materials
Vapor-solid interactions
Computational materials science
Nanoscience

Office : G6719 Tel: 34427849
E-mail: aprqz@cityu.edu.hk
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Prof W J Zhang My personal webpage
BSc MSc PhD Lanzhou University, China

Surface and interface analysis
Thin films
Diamond and superhard materials
Nanomaterials

Office : G6755 Tel: 34427433
E-mail: apwjzh@cityu.edu.hk
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Associate Professors

Dr ST Chu My personal webpage
MSc PhD University of Waterloo, Canada
BSc Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Integrated photonics
Sensors and sensing systems
Numerical methods

Office : G6762 Tel: 34424968
E-mail: saitchu@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Jonathan C Y Chung
BSc(Eng) PhD University of Hong Kong
Member, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Materials & Biomedical)

Metallic materials
Shape memory alloy
Powder metallurgy
Battery materials

Office : G6713 Tel: 34427835
E-mail: appchung@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Johnny C Ho My personal webpage
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BSc MSc PhD University of California, Berkeley, USA

Synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials
Assembly and heterogeneous integration of nano-materials
Nano-scale devices and processing for technological applications (electronics, energy-harvesting, photonics, sensors)

Office : G6754 Tel: 34424897
E-mail: johnnyho@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Y Y Li My personal webpage
MSc PhD University of California, San Diego, USA
BSc Peking University, China

Electrochemical nanofabrication
Functional porous nanomaterials
Sensors
Electrode materials
Smart biomaterials

Office : G6705 Tel: 34427810
E-mail: yangli@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Antonio Ruotolo My personal webpage
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MEng PhD University of Naples (IT) “Federico II”, Italy

Magnetism and Spintronics
Superconductivity
Semiconductor oxides
Thin film Technology
Nano-lithography

Office : G6756 Tel: 34424675
E-mail: aruotolo@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr A L Roy Vellaisamy My personal webpage
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PhD Nagpur University, India
MSc Loyola College, India
BSc St Xavier’s College, India

Molecular electronics
Molecular self-assembly
Photonics
Nano-materials science
Bio-electronics
Renewable energy(Solar and Fuel Cells) and printed electronics

Office : G6612 Tel: 34422729
E-mail: val.roy@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr J Antonio Zapien
PhD The Pennsylvania State University, USA
BSc UNAM, Mexico

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
Nano-photonics and nano-optoelectronics
Optical properties of materials
Nucleation and growth of thin films

Office : G6753 Tel: 34427823
E-mail: apjazs@cityu.edu.hk
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Assistant Professors

Dr Jun Fan My personal webpage
Ph. D., Princeton University, Princeton, USA
M. Sc., McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
B. Eng., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Theoretical and Computational Materials Science and Biophysics
Assembly Molecular Self-assembly
Structure, Function and Dynamics of Cell Membranes and Proteins
Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Phase Field Modeling
Free Energy Calculations

Office : GP6712 Tel: 34429978
E-mail: junfan@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Derek Ho My personal webpage
Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
M.A.Sc. B.A.Sc., University of British Columbia, Canada
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Smart chemical, optical, and bio-sensors
CMOS computational image sensors
Lab-on-a-chips and instrumentation for time-resolved luminescence imaging
Materials synthesis and device fabrication of metal-oxide semiconductor
Circuits for sensor interface and signal processing
Sensor system integration for medical, industrial, and environmental applications

Office : G6757 Tel: 34424617
E-mail: derekho@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Condon Lau My personal webpage
MSc PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
BSE Princeton University, USA

Optics
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Biophysics
Spectroscopy
Imaging

Office : P6708 Tel: 34427882
E-mail: condon.lau@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Suresh M.Chathoth My personal webpage
Ph. D., Technical University of Munich, Germany
M. Tech., National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India
M. Phil., University of Madras, India
M. Sc., Andhra University, India

Neutron Scattering
Dynamics of liquid in confinements
Energy storage
Glass transition

Office : G6523 Tel: 34424967
E-mail: smavilac@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Abhijit Pramanick
Ph. D., University of Florida, USA
ME, Indian Institute of Science, India
BE, National Institute of technology, India

Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials
Ceramics
X-ray and Neutron Scattering

Office : G6758 Tel: 34427052
E-mail: apramani@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Stephen Tsang My personal webpage
PhD University of Toronto, Canada
MPhil, BEng The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Advanced materials for photovoltaic application
Solution processed electronic materials
Semiconductor device physics
Spectroscopy techniques

Office : P6706 Tel: 34424618
E-mail: saitsang@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Feng Wang My personal webpage
BEng PhD Zhejiang University, China

Luminescent Nanomaterials
Photon Upconversion
Optical Spectroscopy

Office : G6760 Tel: 34424898
E-mail: wang.feng@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Xin Wang My personal webpage
BSc Peking University, China
MA, MPhil, PhD Columbia University, USA

Theoretical condensed matter physics
Spin quantum computation
Correlated electron system
Computational methods

Office : G6601 Tel: 34427815
E-mail: x.wang@cityu.edu.hk
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Dr Chunyi-Zhi My personal webpage
PhD IOP, CAS, China
BSc ShanDong University, China

Wearable energy harvesting & storage devices
Wearble sensors
Polymer composites
BN/BCN nanomaterials

Office : G6759 Tel: 34427891
E-mail: cy.zhi@cityu.edu.hk
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Emeritus Professor

Prof Czeslaw Z Rudowicz
Quantum mechanics
Condensed matter physics
Magnetism
Electron magnetic resonance (EMR)
Crystal (Ligand) Field Theory
Computational physics
Scientific databases
E-mail: crudowicz@ps.pl

Honorary Professors

Prof Thomas Kuech My personal webpage
Solid-state materials synthesis and characterization
Electronic and semiconductor materials
Solar energy and photovoltaics
Oxide materials
Nanostructure formation

Prof Y W Mai My personal webpage
Advanced engineering materials including bio, nano and functionally graded materials
Fracture and fatigue mechanics
Fiber composites science and technology
Tribology and surface engineering
Failure mechanics and analysis

Prof L J Wan Related Link
Molecule nanoscience and nanotechnology
Surface science
Materials chemistry
Electrochemistry
Scanning probe microscopy

Adjunct Professors

Prof Yeshayahu Lifshitz Related Link
Diamond and related materials
Nanomaterials
Space environmental effects
Ion beam deposition and modification of materials

Dr S K Chan
B.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D., The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Certified Medical Physicist (Radiotherapy Physics), The Hong Kong Association of Medical Physics

Medical Physics
Radiotherapy
Brachytherapy
Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Protection

Dr C Y Ng
Radiation therapy treatment planning techniques and quality assurance
Radiation therapy dose calculation algorithms
Radiation dosimetry

Dr M C Ng
Radiotherapy
Brachytherapy
Nuclear medicine patient dosimetry
MRI

Dr H W Pang
BSc(Eng) University of Hong Kong
MSc(Construction) Singapore University
MBA University of Hong Kong
PhD City University of Hong Kong
Member, Institution of Engineers Singapore
Member, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK
Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers, UK
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Concrete
Service life of concrete structures
Investigation and repair of aged concrete buildings

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Recent Past Members

Prof C H Woo
DSc University of Hong Kong
PhD University of Waterloo, Canada
MSc University of Calgary, Canada
BSc (Special Honours) University of Hong Kong
Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences
Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Nuclear materials
Reactor aging due to irradiation damage

Dr Z K Xu
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
MSc California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, USA
BSc Shanghai University of Science and Technology, China

Electron microscopy
Materials characterization
Processing of advanced materials
Electroceramics

 

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