Prof Xu Qingsong in the Department of Electromechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Macau (UM) was elected as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). It is a recognition of his outstanding contributions in the research of micro-nano mechatronics, automated robots and intelligent robotic control over the past years. He is the first Macau scholar to receive this respective title.
The ASME is one of the most authoritative and influential academic organisations in the world. It focuses on mechanical engineering and related technology, and has more than 64,000 members in 160 countries. The ASME fellowship is the highest honour bestowed on ASME members and recognises scholars who have made significant achievements and outstanding contributions to the field of mechanical engineering. The selection process is extremely rigorous, with no more than one in a thousand members selected for their outstanding performance and years of relevant work experience by the society’s experts. The number of ASME fellows currently stands at just over 3,300 worldwide.
Prof Xu has more than ten years of experience in teaching and research. He has served on the editorial boards of several top international journals and has won the Macao Science and Technology Award and the best paper award at international conferences for many times. He developed the first intelligent disinfection robot in Macao, which has been put into use in local hospitals and government buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic. He has been approached by companies for the purpose of commercialising his patented research results, which are expected to promote the development of service-robot-related industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the diversification of Macao’s economy.
澳門大學科技學院機電工程系教授徐青松近期獲選成為‘美國機械工程師協會會士’ (ASME Fellow)，表彰他過去多年在微納機電、自動化機器人及智能控制等研究上傑出的貢獻，是首位獲此殊榮的澳門學者。
美國機械工程師協會是全球最具權威和影響力的學術組織之一，主要發展機械工程及其相關領域的科學技術，目前在全球各地160個國家擁有超過六萬四千多名會員。ASME會士是 ASME授予成員的最高榮譽，旨在嘉許在全球機械工程領域獲重要成就及突出貢獻的學者。評選過程極為嚴謹，候選人須具備傑出表現及多年相關工作經驗，並經學會專家嚴格評選，當選人數不會超過會員總人數的千分之一。全球目前ASME 會士人數僅為3,300多人。