For some, fame is secondary.
Meet Professor Ching Chuen Chan, Honorary Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong.
Up until now, we'd not heard of Chan, but his work in the field of electric vehicles is so exemplary that Chan is receiving one of the highest honors for his contributions to electric vehicles.
As E&T reports:
"A champion of electric vehicles has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering's highest individual award for his contribution to the profession."
"Professor Ching Chuen Chan, Honorary Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, will receive the Prince Philip Medal during the academy’s awards dinner in London on July 2 for his pivotal role in furthering the field of electric vehicles."
For a detailed look at the achievement of Chan, follow this link to E&T's article. Here's a snippet of what you'll find there:
"Referred to as one of the ‘Three Wise Men’ of the electric vehicle industry, Chan has authored 300 research papers, published 11 books – including the seminal Modern Electric Vehicle Technology – co-founded the World Electric Vehicles Association and is a consultant to several major car manufacturers."
"He was instrumental in the development of the E2O, Mahindra REVA’s low cost electric car for the Indian market, advised Honda on the development of their electric vehicles from 1992 until 2002 and is also chief advisor on the development of new energy vehicles to FAW – China’s largest automotive manufacturer."
Chan's 40-year career, much of which was spent in the electric vehicle industry, is worthy of recognition. We praise Chan for what he's done for electric vehicles and are thrilled to learn that he's receiving the Royal Academy of Engineering award. Congrats!!!
Source: E & T