Prof. C. C. Chan (Qingquan Chen) (Link)
University of Hong Kong
Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
C. C. Chan (Qingquan Chen), male, native to Zhangzhou (a city of Fujian Province, China), was born on 14th January, 1937 in Magelang, Indonesia. He is expert in electric machine, electronic drive, electronic vehicles, and smart energy system. In 1957, he graduated from Beijing Institute of Mining and Technology, and from 1957 to 1959, he studied in Tsinghua University to get his Master’s degree. In 1982, he got his Ph.D. in the University of Hong Kong. Besides, he was honored with the doctor of science and technology of Odessa National Polytechnic University in 1993 and the doctor of technology of Loughborough University in 2008. In 1997, he was designated as Professor of Chinese Academy of Engineering. Chen is Professor of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Ukrine National Academy of Sciences, Honorary Professor of Hungary Academy of Engineering, Professor and Senior Advisor of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow and former President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and Honorary Chair Professor of the University of Hong Kong. He is also the founder and presidency of the World Electric Vehicle Association and honored as one of “the Three Magi of Electric Vehicles”. Given his great innovation, he is considered as one of the best innovators in Asia. Chen wrote a book, Modern Electronic Vehicle Technology, which summarizes the system of studies on modern electronic vehicles. In terms of awards, he has got the international Outstanding Technology Award for several times. He also won a medal in the outstanding international academic speech of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He won the second prize of S&T Achievements Granted with National S&T Progress Awards, the highest honor gold medal of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and the medal of Excellence in Engineering Achievement by World Federation of Engineering Organizations of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Additionally, he earned the Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award of Chinese Academy of Engineering and a Prince Philip Medal of Royal Academy of Engineering. He is honored “the father of electronic vehicles”.