Dr WANG Cheng, Assistant Professor, has published the journal paper “Integrated lithium niobate electro-optic modulators operating at CMOS-compatible voltages” in Nature on 24 September 2018.
Nature is regarded as one of the world's top academic journals and the world's most cited scientific journal. It is so excited that Dr Wang is our first EE faculty member having paper published in Nature.
The outstanding paper can be found at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0551-y. To give you a glimpse of the research work, here is a quote from the abstract: Here we overcome these limitations and demonstrate monolithically integrated lithium niobate electro-optic modulators that feature a CMOS-compatible drive voltage, support data rates up to 210 gigabits per second and show an on-chip optical loss of less than 0.5 decibels. We achieve this by engineering the microwave and photonic circuits to achieve high electro-optical efficiencies, ultra-low optical losses and group-velocity matching simultaneously.
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Prof K M Luk has been elected the Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering 2018, which is a supreme recognition of his pioneering work on antennas.
The citation for Prof K M Luk by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering is: "Prof Luk is world-renowned for his pioneering work on antennas. For decades, he has perceptively investigated the design of microstrip antennas, small antennas, dielectric antennas and complementary antennas, all of which have found application worldwide in wireless communications. His research has featured on Chinese television and many other Asian outlets. He has published 350 papers in leading international journals, together with three highly regarded books and 15 international patents.”
The UK Royal Academy of Engineering is a national academy which aims to bring together the most successful and talented engineers from across the engineering sectors to advance and promote excellence in engineering for the benefit of the society. The Academy's Fellowship represents the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders. Election to the Academy is by invitation only and about 50 Fellows are elected each year by peer review from nominations made by existing Fellows. They are distinguished by the title Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the postnominal FREng.
More about the successful story can be found at City NewsCentre.
Prof K S Chiang (Chair Professor) and his PhD student, Mr Chang Zeshan, have won the Best Paper Award at the 13th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Pacific Rim 2018). The winning paper is titled “All-optical control of propagation loss with a graphene-embedded polymer waveguide”.
The Conference is organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and co-sponsored by the Optical Society, IEEE Photonics Society Hong Kong Chapter and the IEEE Hong Kong Section. The Optical Society is the Technical Co-sponsor of the Conference and accepted papers for the Conference shall be eligible for inclusion in the OSA Digest. There were around 600 contributed papers and Prof Chiang’s team is one of the five award recipients.
Prof K S Chiang has won the 1st Runner-up in the Global Couplet Competition organized by Soochow University. The competition has been launched since 2005 which aims to promote Chinese culture and literature. This year, the first line of the couplet is “一例一休休得正” and the winning second line proposed by Prof Chiang is “無權無勢勢難翻”. More than 10,000 submissions were received and Prof Chiang is one of the three awardees. The prize was presented by Mr Ma Yingjiu, the former President of Taiwan, to Prof Chiang on 5 June 2018.
For more details, please refer to the news report by Soochow University at http://www-ch.scu.edu.tw/october/news/7875.
Prof K S Chiang has been conferred the CityU Outstanding Research Award 2018 in recognition of his exceptionally outstanding research achievements. The award will be formally presented to him at the University Congregation in November 2018.
The President's Awards aim to recognize the awardees' remarkable achievements in their respective academic arena in support of the University's enhancement and development. Prof Chan has provided extensive support and excellent contributions to the department and the University, and he well deserves this special award and recognition.