Professor Cheah Kok-wai gives an overview of his team’s work and thanks all the supporters over the years.


謝國偉教授分享團隊的科研成果,並感謝多年來的支持者。

The guests of honour at the ceremony include (front row, centre) HKBU donor, also Chairman of Park Hotel Property Management Limited Dr Elizabeth K S Law, (front row, left) Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU Mr Cheng Yan-kee, and (front row, second from right) President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roland Chin.


出席就職講座的嘉賓包括捐款人及百樂酒店物業管理有限公司主席羅嘉穗博士(前排中)、浸大校董會暨諮議會主席鄭恩基先生(前排左)和浸大校長錢大康教授(前排右二)。

Date: 06 Mar 2018 (Tuesday)

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HKBU Endowed Chair Professor Cheah Kok-wai shares on novel materials to produce and control light

浸大冠名講座教授就職講座 謝國偉教授分享嶄新發光及調光材料研究成果

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, spoke on “Materials to Produce and Control Light” at the Inaugural Lecture yesterday (5 March).

Professor Cheah highlighted an impressive array of selected works developed by his research group over the years on the production and control of light, from invention to application and commercialisation.

Professor Cheah said his research team’s interest in light interaction with matter triggered them to investigate a broad range of materials that can either emit light or manipulate light. Their aim is to understand the fundamental physics and explore if the knowledge can be applied as a technology. The team’s investigation has given them insight into how nature evolves structures that can manipulate light.
 
Among Professor Cheah Kok-wai’s most notable works is the invention of ArmoGlass, an ultra-hard anti-scratch sapphire cover for touchscreen devices. Professor Cheah said that this invention is curiosity driven and is grateful to have the opportunity to apply it to the industry. The invention won him many accolades, including the top prize, the Grand Prix Award at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in 2016. To commercialise the technology, Professor Cheah sets up the HKBU spin-off company Cathay Photonics.

香港浸會大學早前向三位傑出教授頒授2017年度冠名講座教授席,表揚他們的傑出成就。獲頒授羅嘉穗博士先進材料研究講座教授榮銜的物理系副系主任謝國偉教授,於昨日(3月5日)的就職講座上,分享「發光及調光的材料」。

講座上,謝教授討論一系列與研究團隊多年來在製造光及調控光方面的科研成果、應用和商品化。

謝教授表示,研究團隊對物質與光的互動,誘發他們研究廣泛的可發光或調控光的物料。過程中,團隊旨在探討基礎物理、將專業知識應用到技術層面,並發現大自然可令物料的結構演變至可調控光。

在謝教授多項發明中,最矚目的是「超硬抗刮強韌薄膜——鐵甲玻璃」。謝教授表示,是項發明由好奇心驅使,亦十分高興可應用到業界。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。謝教授並成立浸大科技初創企業國泰光電有限公司,將科研技術商品化。
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