The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBME) has established the Chan Tak Kei & Wong Kwai Ying Scholarship scheme following a generous donation from alumna Dr Joan Chan, BEng 1998, MPhil 2001, Chemical Engineering, HKUST; PhD 2009, University of Delaware. The scholarships, named for Dr Chan's parents, seek to encourage student research activities in the Department. They will be awarded annually in four categories: undergraduate research; sponsorship for undergraduate participation in a design competition or paper presentation; sponsorship for undergraduate industrial training; and best postgraduate student. Two students, Sandra Hei Tung Lin and Carolina Garcia Henriquez, have already benefited from awards under the undergraduate research category of the scheme.
A special scholarship establishment ceremony was held in December 2014 to recognize Dr Chan's support and the achievements of the first awardees. Participants at the event included Dean of Engineering Prof Khaled Ben Letaief, CBME Department Head Prof Guohua Chen, Dr Chan and her parents.