Two HKU graduates received the Croucher Fellowship 2016 for postdoctoral research at MIT and CalTech

Feb 16, 2017

Dr. Christopher Lee received the Croucher Fellowship Award in December 2016

Dr. Christopher H. T. Lee, our alumni, has recently received the Croucher Fellowship to support his postdoctoral research in Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The prestigious fellowship, over USD120,000 as maintenance and research allowances, offered by the Croucher Foundation Limited is intended to provide financial support for promising young scientists and engineers in the fields of natural sciences, technology and medicine.

Christopher was born and raised in Hong Kong. With the dedication and diligence, he received the B.Eng. (first class honours), and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. During the Ph.D. study, he was co-supervised by Prof. C. C. Chan and Prof. K. T. Chau. His major research interests include electric motors and drives, renewable energies, and electric vehicle technologies. Christopher is the author and co-author of 2 book chapters, 2 patents, and 50 international referred papers.

With the support by the Croucher Foundation, Christopher currently serves as the Postdoctoral Fellow in MIT, under the supervision by Prof. James Kirtley, the Fellow of National Academy of Engineering (NAE). At the same time, he also takes up the Honorary Assistant Professorship in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering to co-supervise Ph.D. candidates with Prof. Chau. Upon the new roles in both world-class universities, Christopher has planned to explore a new research area on the development of spherical motors for robotic applications.



Dr. Antony C.S. Chan received the Croucher Fellowship in 2016 to support his postdoctoral research in the Engineering & Applied Science Division at California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Antony received the B. Eng. (first class honours) degree in Medical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2012. Later, Antony obtained the Ph.D. degree from the same university for the work on optical high-throughput microscopy with a single pixel detector. 

Antony's research interests include real-time cellular microscopy and computational image restoration for biomedical application. He was selected to participate the Siegman International School on Lasers in 2014. He also received the Newport Spectra-Physics Research Excellence Travel Award in the Photonics West conference in 2016.