Professor Norman C. Tien is the Taikoo Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Microsystems Technology of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also currently the Head of Innovation Academy of Faculty of Engineering and the Managing Director of the Centre for Transformative Garment Production. He served as the Dean of Engineering from 2012 to 2018, and as the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Institutional Advancement) (VP(IA)) from 2019 to 2021 at HKU.
Prior to joining HKU, Professor Tien was the Nord Professor of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, US, where he was the Dean of Engineering from 2007 to 2011. He previously held faculty positions at University of California at Davis, University of California at Berkeley and Cornell University.
Professor Tien received his Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego, MS from the University of Illinois, and BS from the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests are in the area of micro and nanotechnology, microelectromechanical (MEMS) systems, and robotics.