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HKBU to present Distinguished Alumni Award to Prof Zheng Wanhua from the Department of Physics

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) announced today (14 May) that it will present its 9th Distinguished Alumni Award to PHYS Alumni Professor Zheng Wanhua in recognition of her professional and scholarly achievements, as well as her service and contributions to the University and society. Congratulations to Professor Zheng!
Professor Zheng Wanhua
Professor Zheng Wanhua graduated from the Department of Optics at Shandong University and subsequently received her Master’s degree at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In 1994, she pursued her studies at HKBU and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics in 1998.  Professor Zheng currently serves as a researcher at the Institute of Semiconductors and as the Director of the Key Laboratory of Solid-State Optoelectronics Information Technology at CAS.
Professor Zheng’s research focuses mainly on artificial microstructure materials and semiconductor laser. She led her research team in pioneering the research on photonic crystal semiconductor lasers in the Mainland. Their work focused on developing the key principles and technological systems of high-performance photonic crystal laser chips. The independent intellectual property rights of the technology they established have laid a solid foundation for the development of high-end laser chips in the Mainland. Her achievements have been widely recognized with national, ministry and provincial level scientific awards and honours, including the second prize of the Beijing Science and Technology Award in 2013; the second prize of the National Technology Invention Awards, and the first prize of the Technology Innovation Award from the Chinese Society for Optical Engineering in 2017; the China Patent Gold Award in 2018, and the first prize of the Ministry-level Scientific and Technological Progress Award in 2020. She was also elected as an academician of the CAS in 2021, and as a deputy to the 14th National People’s Congress.
As a doctoral supervisor, Professor Zheng has spared no effort in nurturing outstanding talents in the field of optoelectronic technology in the Mainland and has supervised over 50 Doctoral and Master’s degree students. She has always maintained a strong connection with her alma mater and currently serves as an Honorary Professor in the Department of Physics at HKBU.