George Chan


Co-founder and Executive Director
AKOS Advanced Technology Limited


George and his wife Teresa are "builders of green intelligence" who found their calling at HKUST.  They formed a company in pursuit of their dream — to improve the quality of life with imagination, innovation and intelligence.

As the innovators, George and Teresa invented many technologies and owned over 130 worldwide invention patents on smart data management, internet of things (ioT), air purifications, healthcare and environmental monitoring. They developed the world's first indoor environment analyzer, and the world's first machine-to-machine interconnected air purification system, which enables organizations like schools, hotels and elderly homes, as well as individuals to monitor and improve the indoor air quality intelligently.  Their innovations earned them a Technology Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Awards for Industries and recognition from the industries.

A dedicated alumnus, George actively serves the HKUST community as a mentor of the Redbird program, a student development and leadership program. He also served previously as Vice President (University Development) for the HKUST Alumni Association.