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Prof. Chan Ching Chuen

Senior Fellow (Alumni)

Prof. C C Chan holds BSc, MSc, PhD, HonDSc, HonDTech degrees. He has had over 50 years academic and industrial experience. He is currently the Honorary Professor and the former Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. He is the Founding President of the International Academy for Advanced Study. He served as Visiting Professor of a number of well-known universities around the world, including MIT, University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, etc. He is Founding President of the World Electric Vehicle Association and the Electric Vehicles Association of Asia Pacific, and Past President of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He serves as Senior Consultant to governments and industries worldwide. Prof. Chan is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K., the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Ukraine Academy of Engineering Sciences, IEEE, IET and HKIE. He received the IEE International Lecture Medal in 2000 and delivered lectures on electric vehicles worldwide. He was selected as one of Asia’s Best Technology Pioneers by Asiaweek; named as “Father of Asian Electric Vehicles” by Magazine Global View; named as “Pitamaha (Grandfather) of Electric Vehicle Technology” in India; received the “Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award” from the Society of Automotive Engineers U.S.A.; Honour of “China Automobile Industry Character”; Gold Medal of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO): Medal; and Prince Philip Medal of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He authored and coauthored 11 books, over 300 technical papers and holds 9 patents. His mission is to promote the global collaboration for the advancement of science and technology for global sustainable development.

Prof. Chan has worked at the IASS as Senior Fellow in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, Modern Power Electronics and Electric Drives, Integration of Energy and Information, Intelligent Transportation System, Smart City, Technology and Policy Analyses, Engineering Philosophy, Science and Technology Strategy, Creative Education.

Publications prior to joining the IASS


  • C.C. Chan and K.T. Chau, Modern Electric Vehicle Technology, Oxford University Press. ISBN019-850416-0, 2001.
  • C.C. Chan, Electric Vehicles, a Chapter in the theme of “Electrical Engineering”, Encyclopedia of Life Support System (EOLSS), UNESCO, 2004.


  • C.C. Chan, A. Bouscayrol, Keyu Chen, “Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Architectures and Modeling,” IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 59, No. 2, Feb. 2010, pp. 589 – 598.(Received the IEEE Best Paper Award)
  • C.C. Chan, Y.S. Wong, A. Bouscayrol, Keyu Chen, “Powering Sustainable Mobility: Roadmap of Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles,” IEEE Proceedings, Vol. 97, No. 4, Apr. 2009, 603-607.
  • C.C. Chan, “The State of the Art of Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles,” IEEE Proceedings, Vol. 95, No. 4, Apr. 2007, pp. pp. 704-718.
  • C.C. Chan, Z.M. Zhao, S. Meng, E.W.C. Lo, “Strategy and Implementation for Design and Analysis of Induction Machines Supplied by Power Electronic Inverters”, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Vol.48, No.6, December 2001, pp. 1272-1274.
  • C.C. Chan and K. T. Chau, “An Overview of Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, Special Section on Electric Vehicle Technology, Vol. 44, No. 1, Feb. 1997, pp. 3-13.
  • C.C. Chan and K. T. Chau, “An advanced permanent magnet motor drive system for battery-powered electric vehicles,” IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 45, No. 1, Feb. 1996, pp.180-188.
  • C.C. Chan, L.T. Yan, K.T. Chau: “Analysis of EM and Thermal Fields for Induction Motors During Starting,” IEEE Trans. on Energy Conv., Vol-9, No. 1, March 1994, pp. 53-60, Reference of IEEE Guide.
  • C.C. Chan, W.S. Leung, and C.W. Ng, “Adaptive Decoupling Control of Induction Motor Drives,” IEEE Trans. on Industrial Electronics, IE-37. No.1, January 1990, pp. 41-47. (Received Best Paper Award).
  • 2014: Prince Philip Medal, Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K.
  • 2013: Medal for Engineering Excellence, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO).
  • 2013: Best Paper Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vehicular Technology Society.
  • 2010: Gold Medal, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
  • 2008: Confered the title “China Automotive Industry Character” by Chinese Automotive Engineering Society & Federation of Auto Industry.
  • 2007: Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award, by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), U.S.A.
  • 2006: Confered the title “Pitamaha (Grandfather) of Electric Vehicles Technology” by the Principal Scientific Advisor of the Government of India.
  • 2002: Named as “Father of Asian Electric Vehicles” by Magazine Global View.
  • 2001: Elected as “ Best Tech Pioneer” by Asiaweek.
  • 2000: IEE International Lecture Medal, U.K.
  • 1998: Alcan Award of Technical Excellence , Canada.
  • 1997: Faraday Memorial Lecture Award, India.
  • 1996: Outstanding Award, Hungarian Electrotechnical Association.
  • 1996: Distinguished Scientist Award, Japan National Institute of Environmental Studies.
  • 1990: Trophy for contribution to the founding of World Electric Vehicle Association.