Professor Chau, Kwok Tong 鄒國棠
Ir Professor K.T. Chau received his B.Sc.(Eng.) degree with First Class Honours, M.Phil. degree, and Ph.D. degree all in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from The University of Hong Kong. He joined the alma mater in 1995, and currently serves as Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Director of the International Research Centre for Electric Vehicles, and Director of BEng degree in Electrical Engineering.
He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET, and Fellow of the HKIE. He is elected Fellow of the IEEE for Contributions to Energy Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles. He has served as chairs and organizing committee members for many international conferences, especially in the area of Electric Vehicles. Currently, he serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles, and Editorial Board Member of the IET Electric Power Applications, the International Journal of Vehicle Design, and the Progress in Electromagnetics Research. He is also an international consultant for electric vehicle technologies. Professor Chau has published 5 books, 8 book chapters and over 200 refereed journal papers as well as many conference papers and industrial reports. His teaching philosophy follows the Confucian classic "Li Ji" – Teaching and learning are mutually motivating.
Professor Chau has received many awards: including the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education, China; Natural Science Award (First Prize) by the Ministry of Education, China; the Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award for Education, Training and Public Awareness by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International; the Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology at the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning; and the University Teaching Fellow Award by The University of Hong Kong.
In community service, he has served as Member of the Electrical Safety Advisory Committee for the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Member of the Accreditation Advisory Board for the Hong Kong Accreditation Service of Innovation and Technology Commission, Member of the Appeal Board Panel under Energy Efficiency (Labelling of Products) Ordinance, Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal Panel under Electricity Ordinance, and Member of the Disciplinary Board Panel under Building Energy Efficiency (Registered Energy Assessors) Regulation. He has also served as Member of Engineering Panel for the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), Member of Innovation and Technology Support Program Panel for the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), and Member of Incu-Tech/ Incu-Bio Technology Program Panel for the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP).
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2003-10-01||Consulting Professor: Shanghai University, Shanghai, China||Research Achievement|
|2004-11-01||University Teaching Fellowship Award 2003-2004: The University of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2007-09-01||National Overseas Young Researcher Award 2007: National Natural Science Foundation of China||Research Achievement|
|2004-05-01||Guest Research Professor: Southeast University, Nanjing, China||Research Achievement|
|2014-01-01||Natural Science Award (First Prize): Ministry of Education, China, 自然科学一等奖, 中国教育部||Research Achievement|
|2003-11-01||Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2002-2003: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2005-03-01||Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology 2005: 16th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2008-06-01||Chang Jiang Chair Professor Award 2007: Ministry of Education, China||Research Achievement|
|2007-06-01||Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award for Education, Training and Public Awareness 2006: International Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)||Research Achievement|
|2016-07-01||IEEE Distinguished Lecturer: IEEE Vehicular Technology Society||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|01/2013 - present||Fellow||IEEE|
|01/2004 - 12/2012||Senior Member||IEEE|
|04/2000 - 10/2006||Member||IEE|
|10/2006 - present||Fellow||IET|
|03/2012 - present||Fellow||HKIE|
|08/2000 - 03/2012||Member||HKIE|
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