Prof. Chan, from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) visited C-UFO on 4th July, 2014 and gave the public talk on "The Zero Refractive Index and Dirac Cone Dispersion ". Prof. Hai-Yu Wang hosted the talk.
Prof. Che Ting Chan received his BSc degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1980. He completed his PhD degree at the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. He joined the Physics Department of HKUST in 1995. Before coming to HKUST, Professor Chan worked at Ames Laboratory in the United States.
Prof. Chan was a co-winner of an Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award (Solid State Physics) in the U.S. Department of Energy Materials Science Research Competition. He has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1996. In 1999, he was awarded the Michael Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching, HKUST. In 2000, he was awarded the Achievement in Asia Award by the Overseas Chinese Physics Association.
Prof. Chan's main research interests include application of first principles and related methods to study the electronic, structural and other physical properties of matter; surface physics; photonic band gaps; and material physics.