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.