Quotes by Charles K. Kao

About Charles K. Kao:

The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao is a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered in the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao, known as the "Godfather of Broadband", "Father of Fiber Optics" or "Father of Fiber Optic Communications", was jointly awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication". Kao holds multiple citizenship of Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Author Bio

  • NameCharles K. Kao
  • DescriptionChinese physicist and engineer
  • AliasesCharles Kao
  • BornNovember 4, 1933
  • CountryUnited States Of America; United Kingdom; Hong Kong
  • ProfessionPhysicist; Engineer; Scientist; Inventor; Entrepreneur
  • AwardsIEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award; IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal; Marconi Prize; C&C Prize; Faraday Medal; James C. McGroddy Prize For New Materials; SPIE Gold Medal; Prince Philip Medal; Japan Prize; 3463 Kaokuen; Charles Stark Draper Prize; Asian Of The Century; Nobel Prize In Physics; Grand Bauhinia Medal; Fellow Of The Royal Society; Knight Commander Of The Order Of The British Empire; Stuart Ballantine Medal