LKC FES academician awarded CAS PIFI

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Prof Dr Chong Kok Keong, has been honored with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President’s International Fellowship Initiative (PIFI). This international recognition is a testament to Prof Chong's exceptional research output related to tailoring organic solar cells under local spectral irradiance.

The CAS President's International Fellowship Initiative is an esteemed funding program aimed at attracting talented researchers from across the world to engage in scientific exchanges and research collaborations at CAS. The program offers various types of fellowships to cater to different levels of scientific research personnel, including Distinguished Scientists, Visiting Scientists, Postdoctoral Researchers, Special Experts, Young Staff, PhD Students, and Master Students.

Prof Chong's fellowship falls under the "Visiting Scientists" category, which will facilitate an international research collaboration between him and Prof Huiqiong Zhou from the National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, CAS. The fellowship comes with a generous monthly stipend worth RMB 45,000, which will cover Prof Chong's living expenses during his stay in China, health insurance, and economy-class round-trip international travel.

Prof Chong is deeply grateful for the support he has received from UTAR Vice President for R&D and Commercialisation, Prof Ts Dr Faidz Bin Abd Rahman, and the Director of Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research (IPSR), Assoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok. Their unwavering support, particularly with respect to the UTAR Special Research Fund (UTARSRF), has been instrumental in his research success. Additionally, Prof Chong expresses his sincere appreciation to the Dean of LKC FES Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, and the Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chang Yoong Choon, for their invaluable administrative support.

UTAR wish Prof Chong every success in his endeavor.

Prof Chong

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