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IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching Tang is awarded 2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology
14 Jun 2019
The Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, Japan announced that Prof. Ching W. Tang, the IAS Bank of East Asia Professor of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is the recipient of the 2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology. Prof. Tang is honored for his “Pioneering Contributions to the Birth of High-Efficiency Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) and Their Applications”. He is a Hong Kong native and the first person of Chinese descent to win the Kyoto Prize since it was established in 1985.

The Kyoto Prize is awarded by the Inamori Foundation annually to individuals who have made global achievements in the categories of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. Each laureate will receive a diploma, a 20K gold Kyoto Prize medal, and a prize money of 100 million yen. The formal award ceremony will be held on Nov 10, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan.

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IAS Senior Fellow Professor Tianshou Zhao is awarded the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress presented by The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation
6 Nov 2018
IAS Senior Fellow Tianshou Zhao, Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment and Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was one of the two scientists who received the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress from The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, in recognition of his contributions to energy-efficient technologies and research achievements in clean, renewable energy storage devices and innovative e-fuel storage system which have positive impact on the environment.

The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, which bestows prizes upon outstanding Chinese scientists who have achievements in science and technology development, is founded by donations from charitable foundations of Ho Sin Hang, Leung Kau Kui, Ho Tim, and Lee Quo Wei.


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IAS Senior Fellow Professor Kei May Lau elected 2019 Fellow of Optical Society of America
22 Oct 2018
IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Kei May Lau, Fang Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA) in the Class of 2019 for her exceptional contributions to hetero-epitaxy of III-V compounds on silicon by MOCVD for photonic devices.


This distinction was awarded to OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. The Society's bylaws allow the Fellows number to be no more than 10% of the total OSA Membership and only approximately 0.5% of the current membership total would be elected as Fellows annually.

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IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W Tang receives the 2018 C&C Prize by NEC C&C Foundation
10 Oct 2018
Prof Ching W. Tang has been recently selected as one of recipients of the 2018 C&C Prize by NEC C&C Foundation in recognition of his "discovery and pioneering development of thin-film organic light-emitting devices leading to the progress of organic electronics industry". The award honors Prof Tang’s outstanding contributions to R&D activities that brings impactful developments in the field.

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IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W Tang Receives Honorary Degree for His Contribution to Science
18 May 2018
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) conferred the award of Doctor of Science honoris causa to IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W. Tang for his impactful invention of the OLED technology. At HKU’s 199th Congregation, Prof Tang was the only scientist receiving the honor this year. The honorary degree conferred by Mrs Carrie Lam, HKU’s Chancellor and the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, represents a significant recognition from the local community.

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