Distinguished Visiting Professors at HKU

The Distinguished Visiting Scholars Scheme (DVSS) was introduced in December 1996, and includes the Mok Hing-Yiu Distinguished Visiting Professorships (introduced in 2009) and the Sin Wai-Kin Distinguished Visiting Professorships in the Humanities (introduced in 2012). The scheme aims to enhance the University's visibility in the international academic community; provide opportunities for our academics to interact with world-class scholars; provide the impetus to promote the development of targeted academic areas; and establish links with institutions leading in the discipline. Over seventy prominent scholars who are at the forefront of their discipline have been appointed under the scheme as Distinguished Visiting Professors:

 

Distinguished Visiting Professor

Host Faculty / Department

2017-18
Professor Gregory C. Fu Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
Professor Tak W. Mak (Mok Hing-Yiu Distinguished Visiting Professor) LKS Faculty of Medicine (Pathology)
Professor Daniel G. Nocera Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
Professor Lorraine K. Tyler (Sin Wai-Kin Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities) Faculty of Arts (School of Humanities (Linguistics))
   
2016-17  
Professor David A. Cardwell Faculty of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)
Professor Rey Chow Faculty of Arts (Modern Languages and Cultures)
Professor Christopher Martin Dobson Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
Professor Reinhard Fässler (Mok Hing-Yiu Distinguished Visiting Professor) LKS Faculty of Medicine (SRT of Development and Reproduction)
Professor Andrew Hargreaves Faculty of Education
Professor Kenneth N. Raymond Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
   
2015-16  
Professor John P. Giesy Faculty of Science (School of Biological Sciences)
Professor William David Marslen-Wilson Faculty of Education
Professor Andrew Michael Spence Faculty of Business and Economics
   
2014-15  
Professor Johannes Carolus Clevers LKS Faculty of Medicine
Professor David Grahame Hardie LKS Faculty of Medicine (Anatomy)
Professor Urban Lendahl LKS Faculty of Medicine (Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Consortium)
Professor David Y.H. Pui Faculty of Science (Chemistry and Earth Sciences)
Professor Mark A. Ratner Faculty of Science (Chemistry and Physics)
   
2013-14  
Professor Y.W. Mai Faculty of Engineering
Professor J.L. Perry Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor S.I. Stupp LKS Faculty of Medicine (Biochemistry)
   
2012-13  
Professor G. Humphreys Faculty of Education
Professor P.J. Sadler (Mok Hing Yiu Distinguished Visiting Professor) Faculty of Science
   
2011-12  
Professor H. Gao Faculty of Engineering
Professor A. A. Long Faculty of Arts
Professor Y.T. Siu Faculty of Science
Professor P. Tam (Mok Hing Yiu Distinguished Visiting Professor) LKS Faculty of Medicine (Biochemistry)
Professor F.F. Wu Faculty of Engineering
   
Appointed before 2011-12   
Professor J.R. Yates III

Department of Chemistry, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy

Professor L.J. Hunt Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor H. Jin Faculty of Arts

Professor H. Siu (Mok Hing Yiu Distinguished Visiting Professor)

Hong Kong Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor P. Goodfellow (Mok Hing Yiu Distinguished Visiting Professor)

Department of Biochemistry
Professor H. Tong

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Professor S.Y. Kung Faculty of Engineering
Professor T. Hwa

Department of Physics, Department of Biochemistry

Professor R. Belk School of Business
Professor P. Varaiya

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor N. Block School of Humanities (Philosophy)
Professor R.H. Lovell-Badge LKS Faculty of Medicine (Biochemistry)
Professor W. Young Department of Anatomy
Professor M. Rice Department of Physics
Professor K. King Faculty of Education, Faculty of Arts
Professor T.Y.C. Cheng LKS Faculty of Medicine
Professor J. Pethica Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor S. Lok LKS Faculty of Medicine
Professor P. Vanhoutte Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Professor R.G. Webster Department of Microbiology
Professor D. Hodson Faculty of Education
Professor Y.W. Mai Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor F. Dikotter School of Humanities (History)
Professor N.L. Chappell

Department of Social Work and Social Administration

Professor P.T. Robinson Department of Earth Sciences
Professor P.C. Sham Department of Psychiatry
Professor R. Hood Department of Sociology
Professor M.A.K. Halliday Faculty of Education
Professor S. Heaney School of English
Professor R. Pinsky School of English
Professor A. Motion School of English
Professor V. Mair School of Chinese
Professor M.L.H. Green Department of Chemistry
Professor P. Malanczuk Faculty of Law
Professor D.C. Tsui Department of Physics
Professor L.O. Lee

School of Humanities (Comparative Literature)

Professor G.W. Greenleaf Faculty of Law
Professor R.A. Levine Faculty of Education
Professor S. Wang Department of Civil Engineering
Professor P. Pang LKS Faculty of Medicine
Professor P.J. Mittler Faculty of Education
Professor E. Zelmanov Department of Mathematics
Professor A. Borel Department of Mathematics
Professor F. Marton Faculty of Education
Professor J. Norton Department of Law
Professor J. Child School of Business
Professor L.T. White III Centre of Asian Studies
Professor H.B. Gray Department of Chemistry
Professor M.M.W. Chan Department of Medicine
Professor V.O.K. Li Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Professor N. Browne School of English

 

Note: For more information on individual Distinguished Visiting Professors, please contact the respective host unit.