Date: 3rd May (Monday)
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Fee: HKD220 for member and HKD250 for non-member (dinner included)
Venue: 香港華商銀行會 Chinese Banks' Club,
Address: 中環咸雲街華南大廈五樓 5/F South China Building, Wyndham Street, Central, HK
9622 0207 (WONG Chuen-fai) or
9106 9072 (LI Siu-kei)
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Brief Biography of Guest Speaker:
Professor Johnny Chan started his career as an Adjunct Research Professor at the US Naval Postgraduate School. Afterwards, he joined the then Royal Observatory Hong Kong as a Scientific Officer before becoming a Senior Lecturer at the then City Polytechnic of Hong Kong in 1989. He has since then been with the institution (now the City University of Hong Kong), where he is now Chair Professor of Applied Physics (Atmospheric Science) and Dean of the School of Energy and Environment, as well as the Director of the Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre. Between 2002 and 2008, he was also the Director of the Shanghai Typhoon Institute of the China Meteorological Administration.
Prof. Chan is internationally renowned in the research areas of typhoons and monsoons. Recently, he has been working on the problem of global warming and typhoon activity relationships, as well as on tropical cyclone and monsoon climate. He has published over 130 international journal articles and given more than 200 invited talks and conference papers. According to the Essential Science Indicators, he ranks the top in the number of SCI-listed journal articles related to tropical cyclones, and is the ninth most-cited author in this field during the 1996-2006 period.
Prof. Chan is currently a member of the Tropical Meteorology Research Working Group and the Expert Team on Climate Impacts on Tropical Cyclones of the World Meteorological Organization. He is also an editor of these journals: International Journal of Climatology, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters and Acta Meteorological Sinica.