Professor Che Ting Chan received his BSc degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1980. He completed his PhD degree at the University of California at Berkeley in 1985. He joined the Physics Department of HKUST in 1995. Before coming to HKUST, Professor Chan worked at Ames Laboratory in the United States.
Professor Chan was a co-winner of an Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award (Solid State Physics) in the U.S. Department of Energy Materials Science Research Competition. He has been a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1996. In 1999, he was awarded the Michael Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching, HKUST. In 2000, he was awarded the Achievement in Asia Award by the Overseas Chinese Physics Association.
Professor Chan's main research interests include application of first principles and related methods to study the electronic, structural and other physical properties of matter; surface physics; photonic band gaps; and material physics.
"Anomalous Doppler effects in phononic crystals", X.H. Hu, Zhi Hang Hang, Jensen Li and C.T. Chan, Physical Review E 73, 015602 (2006).
"Diamagnetic response of metallic photonic crystals at infrared and visible frequencies", X.H. Hu and C.T. Chan, Physical Review Letters 96, 223901 (2006).
"Optical properties of photonic crystals composed of metal-coated spheres", Jensen Li, G. Sun and C.T. Chan, Physical Review B 73, 075117 (2006).
"Electromagnetic metamaterial with built-in microstructures", Jensen Li and C.T. Chan, Physical Review B 72, 195103 (2005).
"First-principles studies of Au(100)-hex reconstruction in an electrochemical environment", Yongjia Feng, K.P. Bohnen and C.T. Chan, Physical Review B 72, 125401 (2005).
"Photonic clusters formed by dielectric microspheres: Numerical simulations", Jack Ng, Z. Lin, C.T. Chan and P. Sheng, Physical Review B 72, 085130 (2005).
"Polarization gaps in spiral photonic crystals", C.W. Jeffrey Lee and C.T. Chan, Optics Express 13, 8083 (2005).
"Refraction of water waves by periodic cylinder arrays", X.H. Hu and C.T. Chan, Physical Review Letters 95, 154501 (2005).
"Electromagnetic-wave tunneling through negative-permittivity media with high magnetic fields", L. Zhou, W.J. Wen, C.T. Chan and P. Sheng, Physical Review Letters 94, 243905 (2005).
"Vortex-like surface wave and its role in the transient phenomena of meta-material focusing", L. Zhou and C.T. Chan, Applied Physics Letters 86, 101104 (2005).
"Lattice dynamics and electron-phonon interaction in (3,3) carbon nanotubes", K-P. Bohnen, R. Heid, H.J. Liu and C.T. Chan, Physical Review Letters 93, 245501 (2004).
"Double-negative acoustic metamaterial", J. Li and C.T. Chan, Physical Review E 70, 055602 (2004).
"Focusing of sound in a 3D phononic crystal", S.X. Yang, J.H. Page, Z.Y. Liu, M.L. Cowan, C.T. Chan and P. Sheng, Physical Review Letters 93, 024301 (2004).
"Photonic band gap from a stack of positive and negative index materials", J. Li, L. Zhou, C.T. Chan and P. Sheng, Physical Review Letters 90, 083901 (2003).
"Subwavelength photonic band gaps from planar fractals", W.J. Wen, L. Zhou, J. Li, W.K. Ge, C.T. Chan and P. Sheng, Physical Review Letters 89, 223901 (2002).
"Superconductivity in Single-Walled 4 Angstrom Carbon Nanotubes", Z.K. Tang, Lingyun Zhang, N. Wang, X.X. Zhang, G.H. Wen, G.D. Li, J.N. Wang, C.T. Chan and Ping Sheng, Science 292, 2462 (2001).
"Locally Resonant Sonic Materials", Z.Y. Liu, X.X. Zhang, Y. Mao, Y.Y. Zhu, Z. Yang, C.T. Chan and Ping Sheng, Science 289, 1734(2000).
"Robust photonic band gap from tunable scatterers", W.Y. Zhang, X.Y. Lei, Z.L. Wang, D.G. Zheng, W.Y. Tam, C.T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 2853-6 (2000).
"Fields induced structural transition in mesocrystallites", W. Wen, N. Wang, H. Ma, Z. Lin, W.Y. Tam, C.T. Chan, and P. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4248 (1999).
"Change of Ground State Configuration Induced by the Stark Shift of Surface in Some bcc(001) Surfaces", J.G. Che, Z.Z. Zhu and C.T. Chan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 3292 (1999).
"Photonic Band Gaps in Two Dimensional Photonic Quasi-Crystals", Y.S Chan, C.T. Chan and Z.Y. Liu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 956 (1998).
"Faceting Induced by Ultrathin Metal Films: a First Principles Study", J.G. Che, C.T. Chan, C.H. Kuo and T.C. Leung, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 4230 (1997).
"Surface Reconstruction: Metal Surfaces and metal on semiconductor surfaces", C.T. Chan, K.M. Ho, and K.P. Bohnen,
Handbook of Surface Physics: Volume I, Volume Editor: W N Unertl (North-Holland, 1996).