Prof. Che Ting Chan was appointed Associate Vice-President (Research & Development) (now renamed as Associate Vice-President for Research and Development (Research)) with effect from 1 September 2020.
Prof. 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 NanoMaterials and NanoTechnology, the Director of the William Mong Institute of Nano Science and 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 of the Physical Society of Hong Kong. He has been elected as Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences in 2021. He is a dedicated teacher and has been awarded the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching at HKUST.