IET Deputy President
Danielle George is a Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience at the University of Manchester's Faculty of Science and Engineering. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2016 Queen’s honours list for services to engineering through public engagement. In 2016 she received the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Medal for services to engineering and in 2017 received the Harold Hartley Medal for outstanding contribution to the field of Measurement and Control. Danielle’s research is dedicated to solving one the 14 world engineering grand challenges of the 21st century; engineering the tools for scientific discovery. Her research is delivering class-leading ultra-low noise receivers for Space and Aerospace applications. She is involved in the $1B astronomical instrument, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), is the UK lead for amplifiers for the $1B Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA) telescope and has worked with NASA and ESA on the development of instrumentation for researchers exploring the Big Bang. Professor George is passionate about raising public awareness, in such ways as how positive impact engineering and science has on all aspects of our everyday lives, as well as highlighting to young people the immense depth and breadth of opportunities a career in science and engineering can offer. This has led to her numerous current high-profile Ambassadorial roles. She presented the 2014 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures and has delivered a number of TED and TEDx talks. Her hometown of Newcastle recognised her as a ‘Great North Contemporary Great’ in the 2015 Great North Culture Exhibition. Her recent television programmes include BBC Four ‘Rise of the Robots’, BBC Two ‘Search for a New Earth’ with Professor Stephen Hawking, BBC One North West ‘Nation of Inventors’. All three series are part of the BBC Tomorrow’s World season. MR. ALBERT WONG HAK-KEUNG Albert Wong was appointed CEO of HKSTP in August 2016. The purpose of Science Park is to accelerate the development of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Hong Kong. Committed to the success of Hong Kong’s future, Albert and his team are responsible for providing world-class services at the Park, to achieve their objective of helping technology companies and talents to realise their commercial potential. These services include technology incubation programmes, tools and research labs for application and product development, early-stage investments, mentoring and business consulting, and connecting Park companies with local industry and trade associations. Albert holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Hong Kong and an MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The 30-plus years of commercial, industrial and leadership roles with various multinationals have provided Albert with the critical appreciation and understanding of building companies, investment networks and solving market needs. The 15 years spent with GE in the US headquarters, Asia-Pacific and China – where he was responsible for M&A, Business Development, Product Management, and Business Operations – were especially significant for him, providing Albert with the knowledge and connections to lead HKSTP today. Outside of work, Albert actively contributes to the community. He is a member of The Court of The University of Hong Kong and a board member the Hong Kong Sports Institute. An avid runner, Albert regularly takes part in marathons around the world.