Date: 01 Mar 2018 (Thursday)


HKBU Endowed Chair Professor Cheah Kok-wai to speak on Materials to Produce and Control Light at Inaugural Lecture


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) bestowed Endowed Chairs 2017 upon three prominent academics at HKBU in recognition of their accomplishments. Professor Cheah Kok-wai, Associate Head of the Department of Physics of HKBU, who was awarded the title of Dr Elizabeth K S Law Endowed Chair of Advanced Materials, will speak on “Materials to Produce and Control Light” at the Inaugural Lecture to be held next Monday. The lecture will present selected works of Professor Cheah’s research group on both the production and control of light.

The guests of honour attending the ceremony include HKBU donor, also Chairman of Park Hotel Property Management Limited Dr Elizabeth K S Law, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU Mr Cheng Yan-kee, and President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roland Chin.

Details are as follows:

Date:         5 March 2018 (Monday)
Time:         4:30 – 6 pm
Venue:       Dr Hari Harilela Lecture Theatre (WLB 103),  The Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, HKBU Shaw Campus (new campus), Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong
Language:     English supplemented with Cantonese

Among Professor Cheah Kok-wai’s most notable works is the invention of ArmoGlass, an ultra-hard anti-scratch sapphire cover for touch screen devices. The invention won him the top prize, the Grand Prix Award at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in 2016. He received HK$2 million from the HKSAR Government to start up a company to facilitate knowledge transfer to the community. The company beat 99 other finalists and was named champion in a global Elevator Pitch Competition in 2017.

You are cordially invited to send reporters/photographers to cover the above event.




日期:        2018年3月5日(星期一)
時間:        下午4:30至6時
地點:        九龍塘聯福道 香港浸會大學 逸夫校園 (新校)  永隆銀行商學大樓 夏利萊博士演講廳 (WLB 103室)
語言:        英語輔以廣東話

在謝國偉教授多項發明中,最矚目的是「超硬抗刮強韌薄膜——鐵甲玻璃」。這項革命性的發明於2016年「第44屆日內瓦國際發明展」奪得全場最高榮譽大獎。謝教授獲特區政府撥款200萬港元,成立公司促進知識轉移,造福社會。2017年,該公司擊敗99 間入圍企業奪得國際「電梯募投」比賽冠軍。

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