HO-KEI CHAN
Address:
G810, HIT Campus, Shenzhen University Town, Xili, Nanshan, Shenzhen 518055, P. R. China ()
Email:
hokeichan@hit.edu.cn
Phone:
(国内手机)15546742284
PERSONAL PROFILE
 
Ho-Kei Chan is an Associate Professor at the Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen, China. After completing his undergraduate degree at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Chan moved to the University of Manchester for a PhD in physics. This was followed by post-doctoral research in the Hong Kong Baptist University, Trinity College Dublin, and then the University of Nottingham. Chan has published a variety of scientific articles in the fields of statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, most notably his work on a template-based method of sequential deposition for generating a wide range of densest columnar packings of spheres.
RESEARCH INTEREST
 
Feb 2016 - now||Associate Professor, School of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China.##Jan 2013 - Jan 2016||Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, U. K.##Sep 2009 - Dec 2012||Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Foams & Complex Systems research group, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland##Aug 2007 - Aug 2009||Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Nonlinear Studies, Department of
Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.##Dec 2002 - Jul 2003||Research Assistant, Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
EDUCATION  
Sep 2003 - May 2007
PhD in Nonlinear & Liquid Crystals Physics,School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester, U. K.
Sep 1999 - Jun 2002
BSc in Engineering Physics (1st Class Honours), Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
RESEARCH & WORK EXPERIENCE  
Feb 2016 - now
Associate Professor, School of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China.
Jan 2013 - Jan 2016
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, U. K.
Sep 2009 - Dec 2012
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Foams & Complex Systems research group, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Aug 2007 - Aug 2009
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Nonlinear Studies, Department of
Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China.
Dec 2002 - Jul 2003
Research Assistant, Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION & ACADEMIC SERVICE
 
RESEARCH PROJECTS
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018
Grant for Fundamental Research, Shenzhen Government
RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT & AWARDS
Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Irish Research Council EMPOWER Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Sep 2004 - Sep 2006
U. K. Overseas Research Students (ORS) Award
PATENT
   
Coming soon...
PAPER & BOOK PUBLICATIONS
A list of my publications can be found on my Linkedin page:

https://hk.linkedin.com/in/ho-kei-chan-3b715a36
CONFERENCE PAPERS/TALKS
 
Conference presentations (invited):

- "Engineering columnar crystals: A novel, template-based method of sequential deposition", International Soft Matter Symposium 2017 & 6th China Soft Matter Day, South University of Science & Technology, Shenzhen, China, 2017.05.18 - 2017.05.20 [25-min talk]

- "The scientific adventure of packing: from space saving to material design", 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Science and Engineering, Atlanta, U. S. A., 2016.09.12 - 2016.09.14 [25-min keynote presentation]

- "Dense columnar packings of hard spheres from sequential deposition - a route to new architecture in the scientific world", 3rd International Conference on Packing Problems, Shanghai, China, 2016.08.29 - 2016.09.01 [20-min talk]

- "Dense columnar packings of spheres - a simple route to chirality", BIT's 4th Annual World Congress of Advanced Materials, Chongqing, China, 2015.05.27 - 2015.05.29 [20-min talk]

- "Dense columnar packings of hard spheres - an application to nanotube-confined fullerenes", 4th International Conference on Nanotek and Expo, San Francisco, U. S. A., 2014.12.01 - 2014.12.03 [20-min talk]

- "A unified conductivity expression for Ohmic and space-charge conduction in solid dielectrics "", 4th International Conference on Nanotek and Expo, San Francisco, U. S. A., 2014.12.01 - 2014.12.03 [20-min talk]

- "Dense packings of hard spheres from sequential deposition - a route to new architecture in the nano-world", 3rd International Conference on Nanotek and Expo, Las Vegas, U. S. A., 2013.12.02 - 2013.12.04 [20-min talk]

University seminars (invited):

- "Theoretical studies of negative differential thermal resistance", School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2017.10.19 [1-hour seminar]

- "Theoretical studies of columnar crystals", School of Science, Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2017.10.19 [1-hour seminar]

- "Some new ways to control heat flow", College of Environmental and Energy Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, China, 2016.07.27 [1-hour seminar]

- "Dense columnar packings of hard spheres from sequential deposition - a route to new architecture in the scientific world", Department of Physics, Xiamen University, China, 2015.06.03 [1-hour seminar]

- "Dense columnar packings of hard spheres from sequential deposition - a route to new architecture in the scientific world", Institute of Fluid Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, 2012.11.23 [1-hour seminar]

- "Dense columnar packings of hard spheres from sequential deposition - a route to new architecture in the scientific world", Institute for Systems based on Optoelectronics & Microtechnology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2012.10.31 [1-hour seminar]

- "Dense columnar packings of hard spheres from sequential deposition - a route to new architecture in the scientific world", Department of Physics & Applied Mathematics, Universidad de Navarra, 2012.10.29 [1-hour seminar]

Outreach talks (invited):

- "The scientific adventure of packing", School of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China, 2017.07.14 [(30-min seminar for prospective postgraduate students]

- "The bubble structure of the Water Cube: product of a centuries-old mathematical problem", School of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China, 2016.07.20 [(30-min seminar for prospective postgraduate students]

- "Oranges and fullerenes, packed like sardines", Science Public Lecture, University of Nottingham, U. K., 2014.06.19 [1-hour seminar]

- "Research in physics and physical chemistry - my experience in the United Kingdom and Ireland", Wah Yan College Kowloon (WYK), Hong Kong, China, 2013.09.11 [75-min alumini talk]

- “The scientific adventure of packing”, Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, London, U. K., 2012.11.14 [1-hour seminar]
TEACHING/SUPERVISING EXPERIENCE
Dec 2017 - now
Research supervision of 1st year undergraduate students
To be commenced in 2018
Research supervision of undergraduate students for their participation in an innovation-based research project
Aug 2017 - now
Research supervision of undergraduate students for their participation in national and provincial physics tounaments, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Sep 2016 - now
Research supervision of postgraduate students for their work on packing problems, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Laboratory classes on experimental physics for 1st year engineering majors (with about 16 undergraduate students in each group), Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
Tutorials on university physics for 1st year students (2 groups of engineering majors, with about 30 undergraduate students in each group), Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
Tutorials on calculus for 1st year students (3 groups of engineering majors & 1 group of economics majors, with about 30 undergraduate students in each group), Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Sep 2013 - Jan 2016
Research co-supervision of a master student and a PhD student, University of Nottingham, U. K.
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
Research co-supervision of a visiting undergraduate student, University of Nottingham, U. K.
Nov 2013 - Nov 2015
Tutorials on physical chemistry for 1st year & 2nd year chemistry majors (with 7 undergraduate students in each group), University of Nottingham, U. K.
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012
Tutorials on general physics for 1st year physics majors (with 5 undergraduate students in each group), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Research co-supervision of an undergraduate student and a master student, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mar 2009
Lecture classes on quantum mechanics for a group of about 30 2nd year undergraduate students, University of Houston, U. S. A.
Updated:2018-09