Professor Wong Ching Ping (汪正平教授)
BS(Purdue), PhD(Pennsylvania State), Member of NAE, FIEEE
Prof. C.P. Wong, a world-renowned scholar in electronic and material engineering and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, was appointed as the new Dean of Engineering in 2010.
Professor Wong received primary and secondary education in Hong Kong and furthered his education in the US. He received his BS degree from Purdue University, and his MS and PhD degrees from the Pennsylvania State University. After his doctoral study, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship under Nobel laureate Prof. Henry Taube at Stanford University. Prior to joining CUHK, Prof. Wong was a Regents’ Professor and the Charles Smithgall Institute Endowed Chair at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (GT). Prior to joining GT, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories for many years and became an AT&T Bell Laboratories Fellow in 1992.
Professor Wong’s research interests lie in the fields of polymeric electronic materials, electronic, photonic and MEMS packaging and interconnect, interfacial adhesions, nano-functional material syntheses and characterizations, nano-composites such as well-aligned carbon nanotubes, graphene, lead-free alloys, flip chip underfill, ultra high k capacitor composites and novel lotus effect coating materials. Professor Wong has published widely with over 1000 technical papers. He has yielded fruitful research results and holds over 50 US patents. Professor Wong is considered an industry legend and has made significant contributions to the industry by pioneering new materials, which fundamentally changed the semiconductor packaging technology.
With excellent achievements in both teaching and research, Professor Wong has successfully motivated and nurtured numerous inquisitive young minds over the years. As a distinguished scholar, Professor Wong was awarded numerous international honours, such as the IEEE CPMT Field Award and David Feldman Outstanding Contributions Award, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and the IEEE EAB Education Award. He also received the Georgia Tech Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award in 2004, the Pennsylvania State University Outstanding Science Alumni Award in 2009 and the 2012 International Dresden Barkhausen Award.
Professor Wong made the following remark upon accepting the appointment of the new Deanship, ‘Hong Kong is the place where I grew up. I am most pleased to return to my hometown after so many years and to contribute to the education sector and give back to society. I look forward to working with all the great colleagues at the Chinese University’s Faculty of Engineering, to continue to lead in engineering education and research in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta and all of China.’