In Memory of Professor S.Y. King (1919-2018)

Message from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dear colleagues, students, alumni and friends,

The Department is sad to announce that Professor S.Y. King, a former Head of our Department, passed away in Vancouver on 21 February 2018.

Professor King was a pre-war HKU electrical engineering graduate of 1940. After the war, he joined the Engineering Faculty in 1948 as an Assistant Lecturer, teaching electrical engineering to civil engineering students since there was only a Civil Engineering programme then. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1955 and appointed Head of Department. When the Department of Electrical Engineering was re-established in 1960, he was promoted to Reader and appointed the first Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering. He became a Professor in 1966 and remained Head of the Department until his retirement in 1980, after which he was appointed Emeritus Professor.

We are deeply grateful for Professor King’s dedication, support and encouragement over the years. He will be dearly missed by all whose lives he touched, and we offer our deepest condolences to his family.

The Celebration of Life of The Reverend Professor Sing Yui King will be held at Fraser Lands Church (3330 S.E. Marine Drive, Vancouver, Canada) on 24 March 2018. 


Professor K.T. Chau
Head of Department