Education: MPhil, HK; PhD, Surrey, Senior M.I.E.E.E., C.Eng., M.I.E.T.
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In 1999, Wallace Choy joined National
Research Council of Canada as a member of research staff to work on optical device structures of polarization independent
optical amplifiers and modulators. He joined Fujitsu at San Jose, US in 2001 to develop real-time wavelength tunable lasers
and optical transmitter modules.
He is currently an associate professor of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of
Hong Kong (HKU). His current research interests are concerned with the design, physics, and mechanism of organic/inorganic
optoelectronic devices; plasmonic nanostructures, nanoscale sophisticated structures and the hybrid systems
with organic/inorganic materials; the multi-physical (optical, electrical and thermal) properties and applications of the
hybrid systems. Dr. Choy has published over 135 internationally peer-reviewed journal papers, contributed to one book and
five book chapters, as well as a number of US and China patents. Details of publication can be found
He was the recipient of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, the Croucher Foundation Fellowship, and the Outstanding Achievement
Award from National Research Council of Canada and HKU Research Output Prize. He received overseas visiting fellowships from HKU to
take a sabbatical leave at George Malliaras's Group, Cornell University in 2008, a visit to Prof. Y. Yang, UCLA in summers of 2009 and
2011, Prof. Karl Leo, Institut fuer Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP), Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany in the summer of 2010,
and Prof./Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Lab, Cambridge University, UK for studying organic LEDs and solar cells.
Wallace Choy was recognized as the Top 1% Scientists in the field of Materials Science based on Thomson Reuter's
Essential Science Indicators (ESI) in 2014. He has served a technical consultant of HK-Ulvac (a member of stock-listed Ulvac
Corp) since 2005. He has served as topical editor of OSA Journal of the Optical Society of America B (JOSA B), associate
editor of IEEE Photonic Journals and guest editor of OSA Journal of Photonic Research, and Journal of Optical Quantum
Electronics. He has delivered a number of invited talks and served as a committee member in internationally industrial and
academic conferences organized by various organizations such as IEEE, OSA and Plastic Electronics Foundation. He is now a
senior member of IEEE.