Professor Norman C. Tien is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Hong Kong.
Professor Tien is an expert in the area of micro and nanotechnology including micro-electromechanical (MEMS) systems. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, Professor Tien was Dean and Nord Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Before that, he was Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Davis and held a joint appointment as Professor at University of California, Berkeley.
Professor Tien has also received the distinction of honorary Professor of Tianjin University and has been a guest professor at Peking University. Professor Tien has published over 115 scientific articles and supervised 13 PhD students. He helped establish the International Networked Sensor Systems Conference and served as editor for the leading MEMS publication, the IEEE/ASME Journal of Micro electromechanical Systems. Professor Tien received his Doctor of Philosophy from University of California, San Diego, Master of Science from University of Illinois, and Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley.