Prof. Michael Sung is a high-tech innovator and entrepreneur, and has started a number of successful ventures in the advanced materials and semiconductor industries, and is a recognized expert in diamond/LED/CMP technologies. He has a proven track record in building start-up companies from the ground up, capable of leading early-stage R&D development through large-scale manufacturing build out to profitability. Prof. Sung has a strong focus in intellectual property strategy and technology roadmap development. He has lead various high-profile technology joint-development projects between the US/Taiwan into China and Japan.
Prof. Sung is focused on developing the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at HKUST as well as in Greater China by providing linkages to key technology innovation centers around the world. A regular invited speaker at technical conferences and industry events, Prof. Sung is the author of over 10 patents & 50 conference/journal papers. He has received various awards for technology entrepreneurship including Jiangsu Province's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talent People and MIT Enterprise Forum's Most Visionary Technology Award. Prof. Sung received his Ph.D in EECS while working at the MIT Media Lab/CSAIL and also has an advanced financial engineering degree from MIT Sloan Business School.