Dear Colleagues and Students,
It was with great sadness that we received the news that Professor Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2009 and former VC of the University, has passed away yesterday. Professor Kao has been an outstanding scholar, a great scientist, an innovator, a visionary and above all, a kind and upstanding human being. He was the founding Chairman of the Department of Electronics Engineering in 1970, and the then VC of CUHK establishing the Faculty of Engineering in 1991. To this day, the Faculty is greatly motivated by his vision, his lasting achievements and his exemplary leadership. His statue located on the 5th floor of the HSH Engineering Building is a constant reminder of the proud history underlying the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK.