- Senior Research Fellowship in 2000 at City University of Hong Kong
Professor Kin Seng Chiang, Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), is a leading expert in the field of optical fiber and waveguide technology and a Fellow of Optica (the former Optical Society of America). He received the B.E. (with first-class honors) 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 Defense Force Academy, Canberra, he joined the Division of Applied Physics (also known as the National Measurement Laboratory), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (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 Fiber Technology Centre (OFTC) of the University of Sydney. Professor Chiang has published over 600 papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings, as well as a number of book chapters. His research achievements have been recognized by a Croucher Award (2000), a K. C. Wong Education Foundation Sponsorship (2005), a Changjiang Chair Professorship (2007), a National Thousand Talents Program Award (2012), a Sichuan Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Award (2013), and a CityU Outstanding Research Award (2018).
Professor Chiang has made far-reaching contributions to the optical fiber and waveguide technology for communication and sensing applications. He is particularly well known for his works in fiber/waveguide theory, optical thin-film characterization, fiber/waveguide devices and sensors, and nonlinear guided-wave optics. His most recent works on 3D integrated optics, graphene photonics, and optical printed circuit boards are generating new impacts on fundamental studies and industrial applications in relevant areas. He is an editor of the Nature-Springer Group journal Light: Science & Applications.