Charles Surya

Optoelectronics Devices

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Electronic and Information Engineering
Yuk Choi Road
Hong Kong

Phone: 852 2766 6220
   Fax: 852 2362 4711



Charles Surya received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester.  He was associated with Northeastern University before joining The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994 and had remained there since. In 2002 he was promoted to full professor. Professor Surya’s research interests include: optoelectronic materials and devices including GaN-based optoelectronics; organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials and the fabrication of advanced perovskite based photovoltaic cells; and low-frequency noise in electron devices. Since 2013 he was appointed Clarea Au Endowed Professor in Energy. Professor Surya had served in various administrative posts including Associate Head of the EIE Department (2002-2005), Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2007 – 2010) and the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2010 – 2012) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. While serving as the Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the Engineering Faculty he was responsible for the implementation of outcome-based approach in the Engineering Faculty. From 2007 – 2013 Professor Surya was the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University representative to the Hong Kong University Grants Council Panel for Outcome-based Education to oversee the implementation of Outcome-based Approach in the Engineering Faculties in Hong Kong. He had been active in EDS and had served in various capacities including conference co-chair and chapter chair in the past. He is presently serving as the Chairman of the Optoelectronic Devices Technical Committee.