Press Releases

Physics Alumna Elected as Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences


At conference PECS VIII, Sydney, April 2009 From left to right: Prof. K. W. Cheah, Physics alumni Ms Fionhamada Wong and her husband, Prof. Zheng Wanhua

Prof. Wanhua ZHENG, alumna from the Department of Physics, has just been elected as academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Zheng received her Ph. D. in 1998 from Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Physics. Her supervisor is Prof. Kok Wai CHEAH, and her work then was in photoluminescence of porous Silicon. Shen then did her postdoc work in University of New South Wale, working on microstructure fabrication and semiconductor laser. She re-joined Institute of Semiconductor, CAS after her postdoc. When she went back to China she started working on high performance photonic crystal laser, making significant breakthrough in this area. She is now one of the professors in Institute of Semiconductors. She has already more than 40 Ph. D and master students, and have received national achievement awards: including in 2017 China technology invention second prize and China optical engineering technology innovation first prize. Gold medal in 2018 from China patent etc.

She is an example for us. In fact, altogether 5 professors have come out from Prof. Cheah’s group; they are now in Institute of Semiconductors, CAS; The Hong Kong University, Fudan University, Southern University of Science and Technology and Harbin Institute of Technology. This reflects the strength and depth of our education and research in the department.

We wish her all the best and whole heartedly congratulate her. Below is an abridged extract of the announcement, in Chinese, from the website of Institute of Semiconductors, CAS.


Nov 2017 at Southern University of Science & Technology, an informal workshop was organized by Prof. Li Guixin, gathering some of the Ph. D.s graduated from Prof. Cheah’s lab and are doing similar research. Standing row are all Ph. D. graduated from Prof. Cheah’s group from left to right: Dr. Li King Fai, Prof. Chen Shumei, Prof. Zheng Wanhua (red –circled), Prof. K. W. Cheah, Prof. Li Guixin, Dr. Tam Hoi Lam