Professor K.W. Chow is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at HKU. His research interests focus on wave propagation, fluid mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, especially on the topics of solitons and rogue waves. He has also worked extensively in biomedical engineering fields, e.g. the applications of continuum mechanics to blood flow diseases (aneurysms and stenosis). He has served on the Editorial Board of the journal Wave Motion and the Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Bureau of the Government. In terms of teaching, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in fluid mechanics, differential equations, complex variables, numerical analysis, probability and statistics.