Electronic Engineering Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Prof. TSANG, Hon Ki is elected a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) and is awarded the Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering

Prof. TSANG, Hon Ki is elected a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) and is awarded the Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering

Prof. TSANG, Hon Ki from the Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), is elected a Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) for “For contributions to nonlinear silicon photonics, sub-wavelength silicon waveguide gratings, and hybrid integration of graphene on silicon waveguides. (Engineering and Science Research)”. Fellows are nominated by existing Fellows, and elected by the Fellows Committee. According to the Optical Society, “the number elected each year is limited to approximately 0.5% of the membership total.” In 2018 there were only about 100 Fellows elected from around the world. The Optical Society (OSA) was formerly called Optical Society of America but was renamed as Optical Society to reflect the truly international nature of its membership. Professor Tsang’s group is well known for their contributions to silicon photonics and this award is a recognition of their work including the first silicon waveguide two photon absorption autocorrelation detector, high gain silicon waveguide Raman amplifier, sub-wavelength waveguide grating couplers and graphene on silicon waveguide heterostructure photodetectors.

Prof. Tsang is also awarded the Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK and was only one of two professors to receive the outstanding fellowship from among the different faculties in CUHK in 2017-18.

Prof. Tsang studied Engineering at Cambridge University, where he obtained the B.A. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees and is a member Queens College Cambridge. He is also a Life Fellow of Clare Hall College, Cambridge. Prof Tsang has also served as chairman of the Department of Electronic Engineering 2010-16 and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter in 2012-2014. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and serves on technical program committees of various conferences related to integrated photonics, silicon photonics and optical communications.

For details, please visit http://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~hktsang/

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