Appointments of Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Science
(From left) Professor Mai-har Sham, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor Chunshan Song, Dean of the Faculty of Science
CUHK is delighted to announce the appointments of Professor Mai-har Sham as Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1 August 2020, and Professor Chunshan Song as Dean of the Faculty of Science from mid-July 2020.
Professor Mai-har Sham completed her undergraduate and MPhil studies at CUHK in the 1980s, and her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge in the UK. Before joining CUHK, she was Associate Vice-President (Research) at The University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. Professor Sham is a well-recognised developmental biologist in the region and internationally. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of mammalian development and human congenital disorders.
Professor Chunshan Song received his PhD in Applied Chemistry in 1989 and his MS in Applied Chemistry in 1986 from Osaka University, Japan, and his BS in Chemical Engineering in 1982 from Dalian University of Technology, China. His research focuses on the catalysis and chemistry of energy and fuels. Before joining CUHK, he was a Distinguished Professor of Fuel Science, a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Director of the EMS Energy Institute at the Pennsylvania State University in the US. He was also the founding Director of the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research.