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Prof. Kok Wai CHEAH

Dr. Elizabeth K. S. Law Endowed Professor in Advanced Materials Chair Professor, Department of Physics Director, Institute of Advanced Materials

Prof. Kok Wai CHEAH is the former Head and Chair Professor in Department of Physics, as well as Director of Institute of Advanced Materials, Hong Kong Baptist University. He took his B.Sc. Hon degree in Physics, then M. Sc. and DIC in Science of Materials, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering all at Imperial College, London. After his Ph.D., Prof. Cheah spent 10 years in UK industry, including 8 years in Astrium Space, working on various satellite projects including meteological satellites and the Space Station. He joined the Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University in 1990. He is Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK. He also holds Visiting Professor position in Fudan University, Shanghai, China, Sun Yat-sen University and Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.


He is one of the founders of Cathay Photonics Limited, a spin-off company from Hong Kong Baptist University, and he is the main person behind invention of the ultra-hard anti-scratch thin film.


Prof Cheah

Ultra-hard ArmoGlass Protect Screens

Screens of electronic portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are prone to scratches, cracks and even breakage. ArmoGlass, invented by Professor Cheah Kok-wai, Associate Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Physics, is an ultra-hard non-fragile and scratch-resistant material considered to be the best screen protector. Read More


Research & Impact @HKBU Issue 01, Knowledge Transfer Office, HKBU (2020) 

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