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Three More SENG Faculty Received Named Professorships

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Three more School of Engineering faculty have been appointed to named professorships: (from left) Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief, Prof. Chan Man-Sun, and Prof. Li Zexiang.
Three more School of Engineering faculty have been appointed to named professorships: (from left) Prof. Khaled Ben Letaief, Prof. Chan Man-Sun, and Prof. Li Zexiang. [Download Photo]
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Three leading faculty members of the School of Engineering, all from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, were recognized with prestigious named professorships at HKUST’s fifth inauguration ceremony for such honors today. They were among a group of 11 outstanding academics across the University to receive named professorships.

HKUST Council Chairman Mr. Andrew LIAO Cheung-Sing and President Prof. Wei SHYY officiated at the ceremony – conducted online this year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donors and friends of the University also participated in the ceremony in celebration of the inauguration.

Mr. Andrew Liao expressed deep gratitude for the donors’ benevolence, “In an era of global competition for talents, our donors’ continued support reinforces our efforts in attracting and retaining distinguished academics from around the world, helping the University in advancing its mission to offer quality education. With their generous donation, HKUST, as a research university, will continue to fulfil the shared vision of addressing the global challenges and contributing to the economic and social development with innovation and creativity.”

Prof. Wei Shyy said in his opening remarks, “Faculty member is one of the key pillars of HKUST. They not only teach, but also mentor, support and advise our students. We are very proud of having this opportunity to recognize our outstanding faculty colleagues, whose commitment and accomplishments will allow HKUST to continue to break new ground. We are also grateful for the donor’s generosity and strong support to our faculty members.”

The professorships were made possible by generous donations rendered to HKUST from long-standing contributors to higher education. The three engineering-related ones are (in alphabetical order according to their first names): Dr. Colin Lam Ko Yin, King’s Flair Development Limited, and Wong Check She Charitable Foundation.

The appointed professors from the School of Engineering are:

New Bright Professor of Engineering 
Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF
Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Alex Wong Siu Wah Gigi Wong Fook Chi Professor of Engineering
Prof. CHAN Mansun
Chair Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Colin Lam Ko Yin Professor of Engineering 
Prof. LI Zexiang
Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

They joined seven other SENG named professors to bring the School’s total to 10.

(This news was adopted from a press release on the HKUST Public Affairs Office website.)

 

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