Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Kam Chan Hin

Deputy Provost (Education)

Prof Kam Chan Hin

Professor Kam Chan Hin is Professor of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He was appointed Associate Provost(Undergraduate Education) with effect from 1 July 2011. As Associate Provost (Undergraduate Education), he has overall responsibility for undergraduate education in NTU, managing academic matters such as enrolment, curriculum, examinations and convocation. He is also responsible for the implementation of NTU’s new undergraduate education initiatives, such as the Blue Ribbon Commission recommendations and the Renaissance Engineering Programme.

Professor Kam received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from University of Singapore in 1974, Master of Science in Physics from Nanyang University in 1976, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in 1986 and Doctor of Philosophy in High Energy Physics from National University of Singapore in 1984.

He joined the Nanyang Technological Institute in 1984 and was Vice‐Dean (Academic), School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1996 to 2005); Dean, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (2005‐2006); and Chair, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (2006‐2011). During his tenure as Dean/Chair, Professor Kam managed one of the largest EE schools in the world with a 200‐strong faculty and enrolment of 3200 undergraduate and 1500 graduate students.

In 1985‐86, he did post‐doctoral research at the Centre for Laser Studies in the University of Southern California. He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Melbourne University and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Monash University for several months in 1992 and 1993 respectively.

He has served on numerous university and school committees. He was a founding member of the Photonics Research Lab in 1994 which became the Photonics Research Centre in 2003. Since 1988, he has received more than S$8 million in research grants, as Principal Investigator and Collaborator. He has published more than 250 journal and conference papers in the area of Photonics, Optics and High Energy Physics. He holds 8 international patents in surface acoustic wave devices and sol‐gel photonics. He continues to be active in research and his current research interests are in the areas of sol‐gel photonics, quantum optics of nanostructures, quantum transport and nanophotonics.

Prior to his appointment at NTU, Professor Kam was Divisional Manager and Professional Engineer at Fujitec Corporation Singapore from 1977 to 1984. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK) and a Registered Professional Engineer with the Singapore Professional Engineers Board. He is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK) and Institute of Physics (Singapore), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (USA). For his outstanding service to NTU, he was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008.

Professor Kam’s contributions to education extend beyond NTU. He has served in various professional, industry and institutional committees. He served on the advisory committees of the University of Hong Kong, Temasek and Singapore Polytechnics, Institute for Technical Education and the Public Service Commission Scholarship Board. In 2002, he served on the Professional Engineers Board’s Task Force to draw up the blueprint for the accreditation of engineering education in Singapore and the establishment of the Engineering Accreditation Board Singapore.
Research Interests
His current research interests are mainly in the area of sol-gel photonics, non-linear optics, quantum transport and spectroscopy of rare-earth doped glasses. He has contributed more than 200 international journal and conference publications in the area of Photonics and High Energy Physics. He holds 6 international patents in surface acoustic wave devices and sol-gel photonics.
Current Projects
  • Monetary Academic Resources for Research
Selected Publications
  • Q. G. Du, G. Alagappan, H. T. Dai, H. V. Demir, H. Y. Yu, X.W. Sun, and C. H. Kam. (2013). UV-blocking ZnO nanostructure anti-reflective coatings. Optics Communications, 285(3238).
  • Q. G. Du, K. Sathiyamoorthy, L. P. Zhang, H. V. Demir, C. H. Kam and X. W. Sun. (2012). A two-dimensional nanopatterned thin metallic transparent conductor with high transparency from the ultraviolet to the infrared. Applied Physics Letters, 101.
  • Q. G. Du, F. F. Ren, C. H. Kam, and X. W. Sun. (2009). Second-harmonic generation in photonic crystals with a pair of epsilon-negative and mu-negative defects. Optics Express, 17, 6682-86687.
  • P. Jaguiro, C. H. Kam, and X. W. Sun. (2009). Eurodisplay 2009: Electrolyteless electrochemiluminescence displays. (pp. 12.5)Rome, Italy.
  • XM Zhang, QW Zhao, AQ Liu, J Zhang, John H Lau, CH Kam. (2008). Asymmetric Tuning Schemes of MEMS Dual-Shutter VOA. Journal of Lightwave Technology , 26(5), 569 - 579.

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