Director, Laboratory for Space Research, HKU
Quentin Parker obtained a PhD from the University of St. Andrews in 1986 and joined the faculty at the University of Hong Kong in March 2015 to take up the Headship of the Department of Physics. In 2017 he became Associate Dean (Global) of the Faculty of Science and Director of the Laboratory for Space Research. Prior to that Quentin worked at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, Anglo-Australian observatory, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh and then in joint position with the AAO and Macquarie University where he developed and was director of the MQ research centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics. He has published more than 563 papers and articles of which 247 are refereed and has more than 18116 citations and h-index of 63. He has supervised and co-supervised a significant number of PhD, MSc and honours students to successful completion and is always keen to attract students. Quentin also has a long-term interest in Chinese Bronze artifacts and cultural heritage, interdisciplinary studies and science pedagogy. More recently Quentin has been engaged in promoting STEM education from a Space and entrepreneurial direction and is currently Vice Chairman of OASA – the Orion Astropreneur Space Academy. From an OASA and tertiary education STEM focused perspective, he will identify the emerging opportunities in high tech in the GBA and the burgeoning Space Ecosystem in his talk under Future of Economy session.
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