12 November 2017

CUHK Faculty of Engineering to Hold Book Launch of “Engineering DreamCatchers: Getting Listed” to Share Distinguished Alumni Stories
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On the occasion of its silver jubilee, the Faculty of Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is proud to honour 25 of its distinguished alumni whose achievements in their professional fields have made a remarkable impact on the University and society.  Dr. Alan Hiu Fung LAM, the founding chairman of the Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association, interviewed the distinguished alumni and put their stories into a series of publications – CUHK Engineering DreamCatchers, which divides into five chapters, namely Getting Listed, Leading Ahead, Pioneering Entrepreneurship, Pursuing Academic Excellence, and Going Beyond Adventure. The first chapter Getting Listed will be released at the end of year 2017 and the other four chapters in 2018. This publication is raising fund for the Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association Scholarship to support engineering students’ learning. By donating HK$100 or above from now until 31 December 2017, a complimentary print of CUHK Engineering DreamCatchers: Getting Listed will be given as a token of thanks.

The Faculty of Engineering will hold the launch of the first chapter of the book – stories about alumni working hard to get their companies listed – next Saturday (25 November). Prof. Cliff C. K. CHAN, Chairman, TeleEye Founders' Charity Foundation Ltd, Mr. Stephen CHAU, Chief Technology Officer, SmarTone, and Mr. Wai Kwong LEE, Chief Executive Officer, ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. will join Dr. Alan LAM to talk about their good old days at CUHK and the key to success in pursuing their career goals. 

Graduates of the Department of Electronic Engineering, Prof. Chan, Mr. Chau and Mr. Lee have made outstanding accomplishment in video surveillance technology, mobile communications, and the electronics industry.  Prof. Cliff CHAN is devoted to the research and technology transfer of video surveillance. With over 15 years of teaching experience at City University of Hong Kong, he has been a keen mentor to many students. He has also served on a number of professional advisory boards for many years.  Mr. Stephen CHAU joined SmarTone as Head of Operations in 1993 and has been Chief Technology Officer since 1999. He is responsible for the information and communications technology strategy, roadmap and deployment while leading a number of commercial initiatives by the company. His leadership has shaped SmarTone’s technological innovations, impacting all areas of business operations and establishing sustainable competitive advantages.  Mr. Wai Kwong LEE joined ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. in 1980 and currently is the Chief Executive Officer with over 30 years of working experience in the semiconductor industry. He also serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK, giving great support to his alma mater.  The three alumni have set good examples at the Faculty. 

The publication of this book is coordinated by Dr. Alan LAM with the aim of increasing youngsters’ understanding of the role of engineering in making the world a better place, and spreading words of wisdom from the 25 CUHK distinguished engineering alumni. Full of enthusiasm, Dr. Lam spent over a half year interviewing the alumni to write the stories which lie behind their achievements. He hopes the book will guide youngsters to learn from failures and achieve what they want in the future. All are welcome to attend the book launch and pre-order the collection.  Details are as follows:

Date: Saturday, 25 November 2017
Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: TY Wong Hall, 5/F, Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building, CUHK
Language: Cantonese
Host: Dr. Alan Hiu Fung LAM, Chief Executive Officer, Sengital Limited
Speakrs:

Prof. Cliff C. K. CHAN, Chairman, TeleEye Founders' Charity Foundation Ltd.
Mr. Stephen CHAU, Chief Technology Officer, SmarTone
Mr. Wai Kwong LEE, Chief Executive Officer, ASM Pacific Technology Ltd.

Registration: www.erg.cuhk.edu.hk/erg/node/1406

The list of 25 distinguished alumni can be viewed at: www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press_detail.php?id=2491

Publication Schedule of CUHK Engineering DreamCatchers:

Chapter 1.       Getting Listed                              Winter 2017
Chapter 2.       Leading Ahead                             Spring 2018
Chapter 3.       Pioneering Entrepreneurship         Summer 2018
Chapter 4.       Pursuing Academic Excellence       Fall 2018
Chapter 5.       Going Beyond Adventure              Winter 2018


About the Author:

A successful engineer, entrepreneur and Top Ten Outstanding Young Person 2015, Dr. Alan Lam has been actively engaged in community service, innovation and IT development, and investment in the local design industry.  He also promotes the importance of education, customization of story books, and, in recent years, digital quality printing. To promote the positive and core values of Hong Kong people, he explores and writes inspiring stories about locals and engineers.   

Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the book launch of CUHK Engineering DreamCatchers – Getting Listed.

Book Launch of CUHK Engineering DreamCatchers: Getting Listed
Book Launch of CUHK Engineering DreamCatchers: Getting Listed

Dr. Alan Hiu Fung LAM
Dr. Alan Hiu Fung LAM

Prof. Cliff C. K. CHAN
Prof. Cliff C. K. CHAN

Mr. Stephen CHAU
Mr. Stephen CHAU

Mr. Wai Kwong LEE
Mr. Wai Kwong LEE

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