Mr. Weng Kin CHAN, a UM Ph.D student from the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, has been conferred the prestigious 2012 Young Researcher Award by the Instituto Internacional Macau (IIM), for his outstanding M.Sc thesis, which was jointly supervised by Prof. Chi Tat KWOK and Dr. Kin Ho LO. Mr. CHAN will receive his award in January 2013, and he will deliver a speech on his research work to the audience attending the award ceremony.

Mr. CHAN graduated with outstanding performance for his B.Sc and M.Sc in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D in Electromechanical Engineering. Over the years, Mr. CHAN has published several SCI papers and one book chapter. He was also the recipient of many academic awards and scholarships.

IIM is a local non-profit organization that aims to serve Macau. It was established in 1999 in Macau and is headquartered here, with representative office in Lisbon, Portugal. The Young Researcher Award was established in 2002, with the aim of encouraging young (under 30 of ages) students, teachers and those who specialize in creative work to explore ways that are conducive to Macau’s development. Those that have made outstanding contributions in this regard will be conferred the prestigious awards. The field in which Mr. CHAN has received applause lies in applied sciences.