Fellow of 2012, WAI, Professor, Ping Kong Alexander 衛炳江

FHKEng (2013) 

Academic degrees:
Ph D in Physics 1988, Maryland

Professional qualifications:
FOSA 2009, FHKIE 2010, IEEE Fellow 2012, Fellow

Honours, affiliations and other appointments:
– Fellow of Optical Society of America, 2009;
– Fellow Member of Council of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Since Mar 2010);
– Senior Vice President of Council of The Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science & Technology for 2010/11 (Dec 2010 –  Dec 2014);
– Honorary Adviser of Construction Professional’s Development Centre (Dec 2010 – Mar 2015);
– Member of Vocational Education and Training Advisory Committee (Feb 2010 – Sep 2015);
– Guest Professor of Jinan University (June 2010 – June 2013);
– Member of Engineering Panel of Research Grant Council (Apr 2011 – Mar 2015);
– IEEE Fellow, January 2012;
– Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, Dec 2012;
– With the approval of the State Ministry of Science and Technology, selected for the “National Science and Technology Programmes Expert Database” since Feb 2012;
– Member of Assessment Panel in APAS Subgroup for Information Technology Support Programme (ITSP) (2013 – 2014);
– Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology;
– Member of International Advisory Group of Optic Electronic Communication Conference of Lasers and Electro Optics – Pacific Rim since 2013;
– At large member of Board of Director of Conference of Lasers and Electro Optics – Pacific Rim since 2013;
– Visiting Professor of Beijing Shenzhen Graduate School (Jul 2013 – Jul 2016);
– Member of Tripartite Taskforce on Manpower Training (Aviation) (May 2014 – April 2016)

Area of Expertise:
Optical fiber communications and optical networks

Ir Professor Ping-kong Alexander Wai is currently Vice President (Research Development) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also Chair Professor of Optical Communications.

His research interests include optical fiber communications and optical networks and is an active contributor to the technical field, having over 160 refereed international journal publications. He has contributed to the organization, served an invited speaker and keynote speakers of many international conferences. He is a fellow of Optical Society of America since 2009.   In January and December 2012, Professor Wai elevated to IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences respectively. With the approval of the State Ministry of Science and Technology, Professor Wai has been selected for the “National Science and Technology Programmes Expert Database” since February 2012.