Ir Prof. Kei May Lau received the J J Thomson award from Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
Sir Gordon Wu and Prof. Yangsheng Xu were elected 深圳经济特区建立40周年创新创业人物和先进模范人物,
Prof Charles Ng and Naeem Hussain elected to Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
Prof Hoi Sing Kwok elected to National Academy of Inventors, USA
Dr Otto Poon appointed Expert Reviewer of AR6 (6th Assessment Report) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of UN.
Prof Joseph Lee was appointed President of Macau University of Science and Technology in January 2021
Prof Alexander Wai was appointed President of Baptist University in February 2021
Prof Xu Yangsheng and Prof Khaled Ben Letaief were elected as Members of National Academy of Engineering, USA, in February, 2021.
Dr. Nip Kam Fan passed away in March, 2021, and the President sent a condolence letter to Dr. Nip’s family on March 22, 2021.
This was announced by the Chinese Academy of Engineering on 8th November.
Ir Prof Alfonso Ngan is Acting Vice President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) of the University of Hong Kong. He is also Chair Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and Kingboard Endowed Professor in Materials Engineering of HKU.
Ir Prof Alfonso Ngan is a Council Member of the HKAES.
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Prof. Jian Lu delivered an online lecture titled “Progress in Additive Manufacturing: From 2D Printing to 4D Printing of Structural Materials and Functional Devices” for the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at CityU on 6 October 2020. Press Release.
The Nick Holonyak, Jr. Award was established in 1997 to honor Nick Holonyak Jr., who has made distinguished contributions to the field of optics through the development of semiconductor based light emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers. It is endowed by SDL Ventures, LLC, and Donald and Carol Scifres. Further information.
Congratulations to Prof. Lau on her well-deserved honour.
The Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize is the highest prize of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. This biennial national prize aims to reward Chinese engineers and scientists who have made outstanding achievements and important contributions to engineering technology and engineering management.
Congratulations to both Prof. Lu and Prof. Wu on their well-deserved honour.
Election to the CAE is one of the highest academic honours that China bestows on a citizen of a foreign country.
Professor Mai was one of 18 foreign engineers and scientists from eight countries – including Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates – elected as CAE Foreign Members in 2017.
Professor Mai was recognised for his distinguished contributions to engineering mechanics and to the promotion of China-Australia exchanges and co-operation in technological sciences and engineering.
“Since 1979, for more than three decades, I have successfully supervised many doctoral students, worked with numerous research fellows and advised a great many visiting academics from China. Exchanges and research collaborations have continued even many years after they returned home,” Professor Mai said.
“As an ethnic Chinese, I am very pleased my significant efforts to engineering and to nurturing research talents for the Chinese technical professions and universities have been recognised by the Chinese Academy of Engineering.”
Professor Mai will be inducted to the CAE at a special ceremony that will take place next June in Beijing during the 2018 CAE Annual Meeting.
This is not Professor Mai’s first international research recognition. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2008 and International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2011.
Prof. Teng Jin-guang, Hon. Secretary of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences and Chair Professor of Structural Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU),has recently been elected a Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The highest national academic title in science and technology, the CAS membership is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to the cause of science and technology in China.
Professor Teng has conducted research for more than three decades on a wide range of topics across the broad field of structural engineering, including the structural use of fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in construction and steel & thin-walled structures. Many of his research findings have been adopted by relevant design codes and guidelines in China, the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia. His research contributions have been recognized by many awards and prizes, including the State Natural Science Award of China, Distinguished Young Scholar Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the IIFC Medal from the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC), and the State-of-the-Art of Civil Engineering Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Professor Teng’s current research interest lies mainly in the innovative combination of structural materials, particularly emerging structural materials such as FRP composites, high-strength steel and ultra-high performance concrete, to achieve high-performance structures.
Prof. Kei May Lau has been selected as the 2017 honoree of the IEEE Photonics Society Aron Kressel Award for “exceptional contributions to hetero-epitaxy of highly mismatched III-V photonics devices by MOCVD”.
The Aron Kressel Award recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to opto-electronic device technology. The device technology cited is to have had a significant impact on their applications in major practical systems. The intent is to recognize key contributors to the field for developments of critical components, which lead to the development of systems enabling major new services or capabilities. These achievements have been accomplished in a prior time frame sufficient to permit evaluation of their lasting impact.
In the citation, IEEE Photonics Society highlighted that “Prof. Lau’s research in compound semiconductor materials and devices has had a major and singular impact on today’s high-performance and energy-saving photonics technologies ranging from lasers for ubiquitous communication to energy-efficient displays and lighting.”
She was commended for “not only strategically targeting technological challenges and goals that produced the high-performance light-emitting devices and III-V transistors directly grown on silicon, but with an eye to ultimate manufacturability and volume production as well. Thus, her long-term and consistent investment in direct growth of III-V devices on silicon by MOCVD has not only demonstrated record performance devices, but also facilitates natural device integration that leverages mature and cost-effective Si IC manufacturing.”
Her contribution to the industry was also highly praised as “her early reports of III-V/GaN on Silicon photonic devices and transistors stimulated and reinforced industrial commitments in the pursuit of commercialization of these devices. Companies worldwide have invested heavily in these directions in recent years. Her work on III-V lasers and transistors on silicon has generated tremendous interests in major corporations including Intel, TSMC, IMEC and Huawei.”
The annual award has been presented since 2000 and is given to an individual or group, up to three in number. Prof. Lau is the only honoree this year and she has received the award at the 2017 IEEE Photonics Conference in Florida, US in October.
The Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award is the highest prize of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, aimed at rewarding Chinese outstanding engineers and scientists who has made outstanding achievements and significant contributions to the field of engineering technology and engineering management.
(1) The UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining’s 2016 AA Griffith Medal
2016 AA Griffith Medal and Prize by the UK Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) for outstanding contributions to fracture mechanics and advanced engineering materials. The Griffith Medal is given in recognition of distinguished work that has made or is making a notable contribution to any branch of materials science.
(2) The Engineers Australia Mechanical College’s 2016 AGM Michel Medal
2016 AGM Michell Medal by the Mechanical College, Engineers Australia for outstanding service to mechanical engineering through “long-standing eminence relating to the science and practice of Mechanical Engineering, with a good balance of ingenuity, a vast range of theoretical knowledge and applications”. The Award perpetuates the memory of Anthony George Maldon Michell FRS (1870-1959), an outstanding Australian Mechanical Engineer who was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1934 and was awarded the Kernot Medal in 1938 and the James Watt Medal in 1943.
The Prince Philip Medal awarded bi-annually to an engineer of any nationality who has made an exceptional contribution to engineering as a whole through practice, management or education.
Professor Way Kuo, President of City University of Hong Kong, was elected a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering during the general meeting of the Academy on 23 May, 2014 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of engineering science and practice and promoting modern technological innovations. Professor Kuo is a pioneer in designing the reliability of electronics and nuclear systems. His book, Optimization of Systems Reliability, is deemed a classic in reliability studies.
Prof. Wong Ching-ping, Dean of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been elected a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), in recognition of his remarkable contributions in the field of electronic engineering. He will be officially inducted into the Academy at the 2014 CAE Annual Meeting in Beijing in June 2014.
Foreign CAE academicians are elected by all current academicians of CAE. They must be internationally recognized scholars or experts with extraordinary technical knowledge and accomplishments in the art and science of engineering. They have also made significant contributions in promoting the development and international collaboration of engineering in China.
Prof. Jin-Guang Teng, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science sand Chair Professor of Structural Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), together with his collaborators (Prof. Lu Xinzheng of Tsinghua University, Dr Lik Lam of PolyU and Prof. Ye Lieping of Tsinghua University), was honored at the National Science & Technology Award Conference held in Beijing on 10 January 2014 with a State Natural Science Award (second-class), China’s most prestigious award in the field of natural science. They were recognized for their pioneering research on the behavior and design of structures strengthened with advanced fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites. Their research outcomes have been widely cited by researchers around the world, and have been adopted by civil engineering design guidance documents in China, the US, the UK, and Australia.
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) has awarded its 2013 Medal of Engineering Excellence to Prof. C C Chan for his contributions to the advancement of theory, practice, commercialization of electric vehicles and creative engineering education. It cited his “constructive psyche” shaping his engineering career, which, at every prospect, is driven to uncover improvements. This is supported by a mind of exceptional clarity, speed, and wisdom of judgment, as well as accompanied by creativity and a seemingly inexhaustible energy and quiet determination. At the World Engineers Summit on 13 September in Singapore last year, Prof. C C Chan was presented the Medal which will be presented biennially hereafter, to spot the practice, theory and public contributions of engineering. Subsequently, Prof. C. C. Chan was elected Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering on 18 September 2013. In a recent press release of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the U.K. Prof. C C Chan again made the headlines. Dubbed the “Father of electric vehicles”, he has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering‘s highest individual award, the Prince Philip Medal, for his contribution to engineering. He will be receiving the Medal on 2 July 2014 at the Royal Opera House in London.
Prof. C C Chan honored by WFEO, HAE and RAE
The World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) has awarded its 2013 Medal of Engineering Excellence to Prof. C C Chan for his contributions to the advancement of theory, practice, commercialization of electric vehicles and creative engineering education. It cited his “constructive psyche” shaping his engineering career, which, at every prospect, is driven to uncover improvements. This is supported by a mind of exceptional clarity, speed, and wisdom of judgment, as well as accompanied by creativity and a seemingly inexhaustible energy and quiet determination. At the World Engineers Summit on 13 September in Singapore last year, Prof. C C Chan was presented the Medal which will be presented biennially hereafter, to spot the practice, theory and public contributions of engineering.
Subsequently, Prof. C. C. Chan was elected Honorary Member of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering on 18 September 2013.
In a recent press release of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the U.K. Prof. C C Chan again made the headlines. Dubbed the “Father of electric vehicles”, he has been awarded the Royal Academy of Engineering‘s highest individual award, the Prince Philip Medal, for his contribution to engineering. He will be receiving the Medal on 2 July 2014 at the Royal Opera House in London.