IAS Newsletter - Feb 2015 - page 13

At a forum organized by the Undergraduate Recruitment and
Admissions Office (URAO) for high school principals, IAS
Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W. Tang shared his success
story as the inventor of organic light emitting diodes (OLED).
More than 50 representatives from local secondary schools
attended the URAO forum on 8 January 2015 and shared
experience on JUPAS admissions. At the ensuing luncheon
hosted by President Tony F. Chan, Prof Tang delivered a
keynote speech titled “The Story of OLED (Born in Hong
Kong, Made in USA)”. Grown up in a Yuen Long village
where scarcity of electricity used to be common, an
innovative mindset has been nurtured within Prof Tang
since his childhood. He revealed the evolution of OLED
and how it took more than 50 years to emerge as a
prominent display technology. Amongst the audience
were current principals of Prof Tang’s almae matres,
King’s College and Yuen Long Public High School.
Lobby. Around 140 people, including IAS directorate, faculty,
postdocs and staff, IAS Senior Fellows and Fellows, IAS visitors
in residence, colleagues from the Institute for Emerging Market
Studies, and Leadership and Public Policy Executive
Education, as well as participants of the IAS Focused
Programs on Physics Approach to Simplifying Complexity in
Biology, and Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Defect
Problems in Materials Science gathered under the same
roof, mixed and mingled light-spiritedly with one another
while enjoying local delicacies and festive cuisine.
To celebrate the joy of the winter holidays, IAS threw a casual
stand-up buffet lunch party on 15 December 2014 at IAS G/F
Round Trip of the Father of OLED:
IAS Community
Feb 2015
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