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Prof. K.T. Chau
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Prof. CHAU Kwok-tong

Chair Professor of Electrical Energy Engineering

B.Sc. (Eng.), M.Phil., Ph.D. H.K.; CEng, FIEEE, FIET, FHKIE


Professor K.T. Chau received his B.Sc. (Eng.) degree with First Class Honours, M.Phil. degree, and Ph.D. degree all in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He worked at HKU for 28 years, with various positions including the Director of International Research Centre for Electric Vehicles, Associate Dean of Engineering and Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Starting from June 2023, he serves as Chair Professor of Electrical Energy Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE). He is elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE) for Contributions to Energy Systems for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.

His research interests are focused on Electrical Energy Engineering, with emphasis on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Renewable Energy Systems, and Power Electronics & Drives. Currently, he serves as Editor of the Studies in Science and Technology, Co-Editor of the Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles, and Section Editor-in-Chief of the Energies. Professor Chau has published 9 books, 9 book chapters, over 350 refereed journal papers and over 360 international conference papers. He has received the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education, China, and the Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award for Education, Training and Public Awareness by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. He has also been honoured the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer and Distinguished Speaker.

In community service, Professor Chau 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 Ordinance, Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal Panel under Electricity Ordinance, and Member of the Disciplinary Board Panel under Building Energy Efficiency 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 Program Panel for the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (HKSTP).

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Chartered Engineer
  • Chartered Engineer

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