In 2003, Kao was named a Chair Professor by special appointment at the Electronics Institute of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University.  Kao then worked as the chairman and CEO of Transtech Services Ltd., a telecommunication consultancy in Hong Kong.
Charles Kuen Kao. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009. Born: 4 November 1933, Shanghai, China. Died: 23 September 2018, Hong Kong, N/A. Affiliation at the time of the award: Standard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow, United Kingdom; Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
In 1965, the then young scientist Charles Kao doing an early experiment on optical fibers at the Standard Telecommunication Laboratories in Harlow, U.K. However, It Was Not To Be Someone in senior management had noticed how I had worked on the microwave projects and felt the promise I showed should not be lost to the company.
Charles Kao, in full Charles Kuen Kao, Pinyin Gao Kun, (born November 4, 1933, Shanghai, China—died September 23, 2018, Hong Kong), physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2009 for his discovery of how light can be transmitted through fibre-optic cables.
Charles Kuen Kao was born on this day in 1933 in Shanghai, China. Drawn to intellectual work early in life with notable academic success, he went on to study electrical engineering in England.
Charles K. Kao was a “visionary Chinese-born, British-American physicist and educator” whose invention changed how society communicates. He is honored with a Google Doodle on November 4, 2021.
Charles K. Kao was a noted electrical engineer and a physicist, who developed the use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Raised in Hong Kong, at that time under British rule, he moved to England after matriculation. There he studied Electrical Engineering, eventually joining Standard Telephones & Cables.
HONG KONG — Charles Kuen Kao, a Nobel laureate in physics whose research in the 1960s revolutionized the field of fiber optics and helped lay the technical groundwork for the information age ...
Charles K. Kao. The Honorable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM,  KBE,  FRS,  FREng  (November 4, 1933 – September 23, 2018) was a Chinese -born American and British electrical engineer and physicist. He helped discover the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for " groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication ". 
Born on this day in 1933 in Shanghai, Kao studied electrical engineering in the U.K. and earned a PhD in the field in 1965. He later worked as an engineer at a research center for Standard ...