Prof. Che Ting Chan received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1980 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. Prof. Chan is currently the Daniel CK Yu Professor of Science and a Chair Professor of Physics at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1996. He received the Achievement in Asia Award of the Overseas Chinese Physics Association (2000) and Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (2010). He received the Michael Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching at HKUST (1999) and was a co-recipient of Brillouin Medal for his research in phononic metamaterials (2013). His primary research interest is the theory and simulation of material properties. He is now working on the theory of a variety of advanced materials, including photonic crystals, metamaterials and nano-materials.