May 29, 2014

Professor Tak-Wah Lam Receives Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2013-14

Professor Tak-Wah Lam is selected for the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2013-14 (Individual Award) of the Faculty of Engineering in recognition of his excellence in teaching.

Professor Lam first joined our Department as a Lecturer in 1988. He was presented the Department's Teaching Excellence Award for 7 times during 1996-2013, the Best Teacher Award and Research Output Prize by the Faculty of Engineering in 2005, and the HKU Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award in 2008.

Professor Lam is widely respected by both students and colleagues for his tremendous passion in teaching and research. His teaching philosophy focuses on how to engage students into the process of deep thinking for challenging problems, putting emphasis on the understanding of the process for arriving at a non-trivial solution rather than just the solution itself.

Professor Lam has chaired the Department's curriculum review and development committee for many years making significant contributions in enhancing the existing curriculum, initiating new courses, creating new programmes, and exploring innovative teaching and learning approaches.

A big congratulations to him for receiving this respectable award.