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The Cambridge Strategic Research Initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Fung Sing Choi

Technology; Lighting; Solar power; Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy; School of Physical Sciences

Fung Sing ChoiFung Sing Choi is a PhD candidate at Cambridge Centre for Gallium Nitride- Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, which has pioneered affordable and high quality LEDs technology and successfully transferred it to Plessey Semiconductors. He is also a Co-Founder of HALO, a social enterprise that aims to provide low-cost lighting solutions for developing countries and which is a member at Centre for Global Equality Cultivator. 

Fung Sing’s research focuses on optimising lighting and electronic devices structures through various characterisation techniques. 

His work on affordable lighting technology has the potential to improve the lives of the world’s poorest 3 billion people through the creation of learning and work opportunities.

Fung’s belief in human equality and his consequent contribution to HALO underlies his participation in the Global Challenges Forum, which he believes is an excellent platform for people to communicate and work together in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. 


The Global Challenges Initiative is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


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