Chi Ming Chan

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Chi Ming Chan
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Chi Ming Chan
Born Chi Ming Chan
(1949-04-21) 21 April 1949 (age 67)
Hong Kong
Residence Hong Kong
Nationality Hong Kong
Alma mater

Chi Ming Chan, (simplified Chinese: 陈志明; traditional Chinese: 陳志明; born 21 April 1949) is a Chinese chemical engineer at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).[1]


Chan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (High Distinction) from the University of Minnesota in 1975. He then pursued research and received his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1977 and 1979 respectively.


Chan joined the HKUST in 1993 as a reader and became a professor in 1998. He is currently a chair professor of the Division of Environment and Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He is also the director of the Interdisciplinary Programs Office and co-director of the Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management.[2] He served as the associate Dean of the School of Engineering during July 2002 to June 2005 and was the acting department head of the Department of Chemical Engineering during July 2005 to September 2007.

Professional memberships[edit]

Chan is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and member of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, American Vacuum Society and Society of Plastics Engineers. He is also an honorary chairman of the Society of Plastics Engineers (Hong Kong section).

International awards and honors[edit]

  • National Science Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1974
  • Earle C. Anthony Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 1975 - 1976
  • American Vacuum Society Scholar, 1977 - 1979
  • Advisory Professor, South China University of Technology, 1995 -
  • Visiting Professor, London South Bank University, 2010 - 2015
  • Top Most Cited 50 Authors (2002 - 2008) in Polymer[3]
  • Appointed Panel of Assessor for Innovation and Technology Support Programme (ITSP), 2007 - 2009[4]

Selected publications[edit]