Dean's Message
Summer 2012  No.22
Faculty Honors, Awards and Achievements

Prof Kei May Lau, Electronic and Computer Engineering, won the second prize in the Guangdong Province Science and Technology Awards 2012 for her project entitled "GaN-Based and the Development of AlGaInP-Based LED". The study was completed in collaboration with Prof Guanghan Fan, Director of the Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) Laboratory at South China Normal University.

Prof Ricky Lee, Mechanical Engineering, received an Outstanding Paper Award at the 12th International Conference on Electronics Packaging in Tokyo in April 2012. The paper, "Investigation of PWB Laminate Resin and Its Relation with the Pad Cratering Resistance", was co-authored by postdoctoral fellow Dr Fubin Song and PhD student Chaoran Yang.

Prof Irene Lo, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and her former PhD student Prof Kelvin Ng have been awarded the 2012 Best Practice-Oriented Paper Award for all American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Environmental & Water Resources Institute journals.

A paper by Prof Huihe Qiu, Mechanical Engineering, was selected as a Highlight of 2011 by the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. "Effects of Acoustic Vibration on Microheater-Induced Vapor Bubble Incipience in a Microchannel" was co-authored with PhD graduate Dr Xiaopeng Qu, 2010 Mechanical Engineering.

Prof Limin Zhang, Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). His research interests include geotechnical risk and reliability, embankment dams, landslides and debris flow, centrifuge modeling and numerical methods. The ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide. Less than 5% of the total ASCE membership holds Fellow status.

Prof Qian Zhang, Computer Science and Engineering, was awarded the Electronics Information Science and Technology Award, 1st Class, by the Chinese Institute of Electronics. She received the award for her collaborative work with Tsinghua University researchers on wireless multimedia transmission model and performance optimization.