Professor Kit Fai Pun
PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Tel: (868) 662-2002 ext 2068/2069 • Email: KitFai.Pun@sta.uwi.edu
Professor Kit Fai Pun was educated in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. He graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1985 and holds four Master’s degrees. He earned two doctoral degrees, one in Management and another in Engineering Systems. Before joining The University of the West Indies, Professor Pun held several academic positions at City University of Hong Kong. Starting in 2001, he worked his way from Senior Lecturer to full Professor in the Faculty of Engineering. He obtained tenure in 2004, and is currently a Professor of Industrial Engineering (IE) and the Coordinator of the IE Group in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering of the University. He was the Deputy Dean in Research and Postgraduate Student Affairs, 2006-2007. In 2006, Professor Pun was a recipient of the UWI Guardian Life Preimum Teaching Award. He has also received several honours for his endeavours in research and in recognition of achievements in scholarly publishing, the noteworthy ones being the Literati Club Awards for Excellence 2003, and the Emerald Literati Network 2006 Highly Commended Award. His biography has been selected for inclusion in The Marquis Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering since 2005.
Since Professor Pun joined UWI in 2001, he has written and contributed to writing more than 140 journal articles, research and technical papers, reports and teaching aids in Industrial Engineering and related areas, such as Engineering Management, Quality Management, Performance Measurement, and Information Technology/Systems. At present, he has two research projects underway. One is a collaborative project with overseas researchers and the other a research project supported by UWI. The former project investigates the strategy formulation and performance measurement in manufacturing enterprises, whereas the latter looks into the commercialisation of acquired radical innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises in the Caribbean.