Chiang Kin Seng

  • Senior Research Fellowship in 2000 at the City University of Hong Kong

Professor K. S. Chiang, Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong, is a leading expert in the field of optical fibre technology and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He received the B.E. (with first-class honours) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 1982 and 1986, respectively. After spending six months in the Department of Mathematics, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, he joined the Division of Applied Physics (also known as the National Measurement Laboratory), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, in 1986, and worked there as a Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist till he joined CityU in 1993. In 1987, with the sponsorship of a Japanese Government Research Award for Foreign Specialist, he visited the Electrotechnical Laboratory in Tsukuba City, Japan, for six months. During 1992 – 1993, he worked concurrently for the Optical Fibre Technology Centre (OFTC) of the University of Sydney. He was a recipient of the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in 2000, a recipient of the K. C. Wong Education Foundation Sponsorship in 2005, and a Chang Jiang Chair Professor (2007 – 2010) at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.


Professor Chiang has made extensive contributions in optical fibre and waveguide theory, fibre and waveguide devices, optical sensors, and nonlinear guided-wave optics. He is known, in particular, for a method he developed for refractive-index profiling of graded-index planar optical waveguides and his more recent studies on fibre and waveguide gratings. Among his many research activities, he is leading a project on the development of optical printed circuit boards to solve the bottle-neck problem on high-speed data transmission.