Staff Achievements 2017

Best Paper Award at Les Journées Nationales Microondes (JNM) 2017

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13 Jun 2017

Dr Steve Wong, Assistant Professor of EE, has received the Best Paper Award at Les Journées Nationales Microondes - JNM2017 (National Microwaves Conference 2017) which was held on 16 - 19 May in Saint-Malo, France. The winning paper, co-authored with his collaborators from XLIM, University of Limoges, is titled “The Optical Activation of Phase Change Materials and Demonstration of an Optically-controlled Agile Antenna at Millimeter Waves”.

JNM is a national conference involving 28 major laboratories from France. This year, there were 515 participants and 395 papers presented. Two Best Paper Awards were given by European Microwave Association and Dr Wong is one of the award recipients.

Prof K M Luk has won 2017 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award

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22 Apr 2017

Prof K M Luk, Chair Professor of EE, has been selected to receive the 2017 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award for his invention of “L-shaped Probe Fed Microstrip Antenna and the Magnetoelectric Dipole Antenna for Wireless Communications”. This award shows Prof Luk’s distinguished career in antenna theory and design technologies.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S) is recognized as the leading Society in antenna field in the world. Established by John D. Kraus, an American physicist known for his contributions to electromagnetics, radio astronomy and antenna theory, this award aims to honor an individual or team that has made a significant advance in antenna technology.

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Winning First and Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2016 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology)

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28 FEB 2017

Prof K W Leung and Prof Ron Chen have won the First and Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2016 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

  • Prof K W Leung – First Class Award for the project “Theory and Application of Dielectric Resonator Antenna”, a collaborative research project with a scholar from South China University of Technology.

  • Prof Ron Chen – Second Class Award for the project “Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems”, a collaborative research project with three scholars from Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

The Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology), which were set up by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievements in fundamental and applied research of natural science conducted by scientists.


Prof Ron Chen has won the 2016 State Natural Science Award – Second-class Award

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10 JAN 2017

Prof Ron Chen has won the Second-class Award under the 2016 State Natural Science Award (SNSA) for the project titled “Complex network synchronization, control and identification theories and methodologies” (複雜動態網絡的同步、控制與識別理論與方法), which is a joint research with four scholars from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Southeast University in China and Wuhan University.  One of the scholars, Prof YU Wenwu (Southeast University in China) is our PhD graduate in 2010 and was supervised by Prof Ron Chen during his studies with EE.

This is the third time that Prof Chen has won the SNSA – the most prestigious award in the field of natural science, bestowed by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in recognition of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the scientific and technological progress.  Prof Chen received the same award in 2008 and 2012.

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