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2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

For significant contributions to fast electromagnetic analysis of scattering, antennas and interconnects, and to engineering higher education in Hong Kong.

Chi Hou Chan

Chi Hou Chan

PhD 1987

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Chi Hou Chan received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, in 1987.

From 1987 to 1989, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois. From 1989 to 1998, he was a Faculty Member with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. In 1996, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and was promoted to Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering in 1998. From 1998 to 2009, he was first Associate Dean and then Dean of College of Science and Engineering. He also served as Acting Provost of the university from July 2009 to September 2010. He is currently the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves, CityU. His current research interests include computational electromagnetics, millimeter-wave circuits and antennas, and terahertz science and technology.

Dr. Chan received the U.S. National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1991 and the Joint Research Fund for Hong Kong and Macao Young Scholars, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, China, in 2004. He was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 2002.  His citation reads, “For contributions to computational electromagnetics”.  He received the Harrington-Mittra Award in Computational Electromagnetics from the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society in 2019.