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Staff retirement announcement

After many years of dedicated service, the following staff members retired in 2019 and 2020: Dr Frankie Ng, Ms Gloria Wong, Mr Jackie Leung, Ms Sun Mow-nin, Mr Tam Wing-kwong, Mr Wong Wang-wah and Mr Ng Yui-fat. ITC wishes them all the best and thank them for their service.

Dr Frankie Ng retired in October 2019 after serving PolyU for 29 years. He was Associate Professor in fashion and textiles design and taught the following specialties: fashion and textile design, design management, design strategy, OBM and OSM, practice-led PhD, research in design, etc. His research focus included using technologies for innovative ends, e.g., full-colour digital Jacquard textiles, seamless woven fashion, interactive fashion creations, innovative lace with foam polymers, seamless self-grown fashion, design theories and semiotics, etc. Dr Ng published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed academic and trade journals, and international conference proceedings, held some 40 design exhibitions and shows, and won many design and research awards. He had also held various positions in the design industry and is a member of various professional associations.

Ms Gloria Wong retired in June 2019 and was Senior Teaching Fellow in fashion and textiles design. Her areas of specialization included fashion design, innovative textile design, fiber art, fashion history and trends, cultural and sustainability issues, postmodernism, deconstructivism and globalization.

Mr Jackie Leung retired in October 2019, after serving ITC for 32 years. He was promoted to Instructor in 1992 and specialized in flat pattern construction, garment manufacturing, CAD in pattern design, and clothing production management.

Ms Sun Mow-nin and Mr Tam Wing-kwong were Scientific Officers and retired in January 2020 and April 2020 respectively.

Mr Ng Yui-fat and Mr Wong Wang-wah were technicians in the knitting and weaving laboratories respectively. Mr Ng retired in November 2019 whereas Mr Wong retired in January 2020.