June 9, 2017

Prof John Kao

Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), The University of Hong Kong

Professor Kao assists the President/Vice-Chancellor in leading and strengthening the University’s global networks of collaboration, building key relationships with relevant stakeholders in Mainland China and overseas, maximizing opportunities across teaching and learning, research, knowledge exchanges and technology transfer, and deepening the University’s presence and engagement worldwide.

Professor Kao’s research focuses on developing therapeutics for cancer and wound healing. He is an elected fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, where he also has served as the Secretary for the College of Fellows. He is on several editorial boards and his extensive involvement with industry, regulatory and policy bureaus has enabled him to build a successful record in translating enabling technologies to the market. His research has been funded continuously by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other federal and private agencies. He has published 80 peer-reviewed papers in top journals and 170 other publications including abstracts, book chapters, and patents. He has mentored more than 60 undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students, and clinician scientists from around the world.