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Professor Choy, Wallace Chik Ho 蔡植豪

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Professor Choy, Wallace Chik Ho 蔡植豪

Title:
Professor

Also Cited As:
Choy, Chik-ho

Biography

Research Interest: the design, physics, and mechanism of organic/inorganic optoelectronic devices; plasmonic nanostructures, nanoscale structures and the hybrid systems with organic/inorganic materials; the multi-physical (optical, electrical and thermal) properties and applications of the hybrid systems.

Wallace C. H. Choy received his PhD Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK in 1999. He then joined National Research Council of Canada as a member of research staff to work on optical device structures of polarization independent optical amplifiers and modulators. He joined Fujitsu at San Jose, US in 2001 to develop real-time wavelength tunable lasers and optical transmitter modules.

He is currently a professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Dr. Choy has published over 175 internationally peer-reviewed journal papers, contributed to one book and five book chapters, as well as a number of US and China patents. Among his publications, 12 papers have been featured as cover-story articles such as Adv. Mater., Adv Energy Mater., and Chem Comm., and 14 articles have been highlighted in research new/scholarly articles. Details of publication can be found in http://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=GEJf9dAAAAAJ. He was the recipient of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, the Croucher Foundation Fellowship, and the Outstanding Achievement Award from National Research Council of Canada and HKU Research Output Prize. He received overseas visiting fellowships from HKU to take a sabbatical leave at George Malliaras’s Group, Cornell University in 2008, a visit to Prof. Yang Yang, UCLA in summers of 2009 and 2011, Prof. Karl Leo, Institut fuer Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP), Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany in the summer of 2010, and Prof./Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Lab, Cambridge University, UK.

Wallace Choy is a fellow of OSA and senior member of IEEE. He has been recognized as Top 1% of most-cited scientists in Thomson Reuter’s Essential Science Indicators (ESI) three years in a row 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has been recognized as prolific researcher on organic solar cells in the index (WFC in physical sciences) in Nature Index 2014 Hong Kong published by Nature. He has been serving a technical consultant of HK-Ulvac (a member of stock-listed Ulvac Corp) since 2005. He has served as editorial board member for Nature Publishing Group of Scientific Reports and IOP Journal of Physics D, senior editor of IEEE Photonics Journal, topical editor of OSA Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA founded in 1917), and guest editor of OSA Journal of Photonic Research, and Journal of Optical Quantum Electronics. He has delivered over 60 invited talks and served as a committee member in internationally industrial and academic conferences organized by various organizations such as IEEE, OSA and Plastic Electronics Foundation.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2009-01-01- Merit award for the GRF research project of “Enhanced light emission of multilayered fluorescence nanoparticles by the Purcell effect”: HKU
Research Achievement
2011-01-01- Merit award for the GRF research project of “Theoretical and experimental studies of the plasmonic resonance enhanced polymer thin-film solar cells”, the University of Hong Kong: HKU
Research Achievement
2014-01-01- Merit award for the GRF research project of “Exploring functionalities of plasmonic-electrical nanostructure incorporated metal oxides as buffer layers for enhancing the performances of organic photovoltaics”: HKU
Research Achievement
2000-09-01Inventor and Innovator Award: National Research Council of Canada
Research Achievement
1999-09-01Croucher Foundation Fellowship: The Croucher Foundation
Research Achievement
2014-01-012013 Research Output Prize: HKU
Research Achievement
1994-09-01Sir Edward Youde Postgraduate Fellowship: Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council
Research Achievement
2013-01-01- Merit award for the GRF research project of “Effects of plasmonic nanostructures on the electrical properties of organic solar cells": HKU
Research Achievement
2006-01-01Merit award for the GRF research project of “Wavelength tunable organic light emitting diodes for high resolution color display applications”, the University of Hong Kong: HKU
Research Achievement
1996-09-01Croucher Foundation Scholarship: The Croucher Foundation
Research Achievement
1996-09-01First Prize, IEEE HK section PGS paper competition: IEEE
Research Achievement
2001-03-01Outstanding Achievement Award: National Research Council of Canada
Research Achievement
2016-10-01Top 1% of most-cited scientists in Thomson Reuter's Essential Science Indicators (ESI) 2016: Thomson Reuters
Research Achievement
2017-04-01Best Presentation award in the China PV Technology International Conference, China: 中国国际光伏技术大会(CPTIC) 2017, 中国国际光伏技术大会(CPTIC) 2017
Research Achievement
2017-01-01OSA Fellow 2017: The Optical Society
Research Achievement
2016-12-01The Best Poster Award of TRS workshop on Smart Materials for Solar Energy Harvesting 2016: CUHK
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
12/2001 - presentmemberInstitute of Engineering and Technology
03/2002 - presentChartered EngineerRoyal Engineering Council
2017FellowOSA
06/2007 - presentSenior memberInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
6/2014 - presentmemberOSA
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Semiconductor Nanostructures半導體納米結構
Organic optical electronic device有機材料光電子器件
Optical components / Devices for optical network光通信 / 光電子器件
Light emitting devices發光器件
Lasers激光器件
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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