David S Y Tong

  • Senior Research Fellowship in 1997 at the The University of Hong Kong

David S.Y. Tong holds B.Sc. HKU (1964), M.S. (1967), Ph.D. (1969), U. California-Irvine.

He served as NSF Fellow (1969-72), Cornell University.

He was Professor, SUSTech (2011-15); Deputy President, City University of Hong Kong (2003-2008); Vice-President for Academic Affairs, City University of Hong Kong (2002-03); Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong (2001-2009); Head, Department of Physics and Chair Professor, the University of Hong Kong (1994-01); and Director, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, China.

Prior to returning to Hong Kong in 1994, he served as Distinguished Professor, the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee (1988-2000); Director, Laboratory for Surface Studies, the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee (1980-1994); Senior Scientist, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Synchrotron Radiation Center, Stoughton, WI. (1982-84); Professor, Physics Department, the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee (1979-88); Associate Professor, Physics Department, the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee (1977-79); Assistant Professor, Physics Department, the University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee (1973-77).

Professor Tong was consultant at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY (1974, 1975, 1981, 1983); Naval Research Laboratory, Semiconductor and Surface Physics Division, Washington, DC (1973, 1975, 1977, 1980); Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Solid State Division, Oak Ridge, TN (1981); NASA Space Epitaxy Program, Houston, Texas (1990-94); Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (1990-92).

 He was President, Surface Science Division, American Vacuum Society (1986); Vice President, Surface Science Division, American Vacuum Society (1985); Director, Condensed Matter Section, Division of Materials Research, National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. (1988-89); Selection Committee Member, Presidential Young Investigators Program, National Science Foundation Panel, Washington, DC (1990). 

Among awards and honors received, Professor Tong was awarded the Croucher Foundation Senior Research Fellowship (1997-98); Royal Society Distinguished Professorship (1993); Distinguished Lecturer, China Center of Advanced Science and Technology (CCAST), Beijing (1991); Distinguished Lecturer, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (1987); Fellow, the American Physical Society (2000); Member, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2001); Member, The World Academy of Sciences (2010); Shenzhen Top Professional Talent (2011-2020). He was invited to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physics (1986) and the Japan Prize in Materials Technology (1992).            


Current Employment:

 eCreative : CEO 2009-present, in charge of developing AI and machine learning products for education applications.

Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.