Staff Achievements 2018

Prof Ron Chen on Highly Cited Researchers List 2018

Prof Ron Chen has been put on the Highly Cited Researcher List 2018 for the field “Engineering” once again, the 5th consecutive year being put on the list. He has also been put on the list of other fields for different years.

Engineering – 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2001
Mathematics – 2017, 2016, 2015
Physics - 2014

Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics is an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. Scholars who are named Highly Cited Researchers write the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers, those rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year during 2006-2016 in the Web of Science.

IEEE PELS Best ECCE Paper on Emerging Technology Award

The team consisting of Prof Henry Chung (Professor), Dr Leanne Chan (Associate Professor), Dr Tang Sai Chun (Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; EE PhD graduate 2000), Dr Chow Po Wa (EE PhD graduate 2017), and Prof Nathan Judson McDannold (Professor of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School) has received the IEEE PELS Best ECCE Paper on Emerging Technology Award. The winning paper published in the proceedings of the 9th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2017) is titled “Design of a Wireless Power Transfer System for Devices Carried by a Freely Moving Animal in Cage”.

The award was presented to the team by the IEEE Power Electronics Society at the ECCE 2018 held at Portland, Oregon, USA where a multi-disciplinary group of researchers, engineers and scientists from all over the world gathered to present and exchange break-through ideas relating to the energy conversion systems and technologies.

Journal Paper by Dr Wang Cheng being Published in Top Journal - Nature

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 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.

More information about this great achievement and the technology can be referred here:

Prof Luk
Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering 2018

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
1st Runner-up in Global Couplet Competition Organized by Soochow University

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

CityU Outstanding Research Award

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.

Prof Henry Chung
Prof Henry Chung Received the CityU Teaching Excellence Award 2017/18

Prof Henry Chung, Professor of EE, has been selected to receive the CityU Teaching Excellence Award 2017/18 in recognition of his innovative and influential teaching. A total of 22 nominations were received and Prof Chung is one of the 2 award recipients.

Prof Chung has been teaching in CityU and EE for over 20 years. He is very committed in teaching. In particular, he is passionate on coaching and supervising students’ project or research works leading to a number of student awards, commercial products or patents over the years. The award was presented to him at the Opening Ceremony of CityU Discovery Festival 2018 held yesterday. You may learn more the teaching experience and philosophy of Prof Chung from the CityU News Report.

Prof C H Chan has been conferred The President's Award 2017

The President's Awards, established by the University, 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.