AsianScientist (Oct. 2, 2019) – The Royal Academy of Engineering, UK, has elected four scientists from Asia into its ranks of International Fellows. Selected from industry and academia, the Fellows are recognized for their outstanding and continuing contributions to the field of engineering.
Foremost among the four Asian scientists is Professor Shuji Nakamura, professor of materials, electrical and computer engineering and the Cree Distinguished Professor in solid state lighting and displays at the University of California, Santa Barbara, US. Nakamura is known for his work in the invention of the bright-blue light emitting diode (LED), which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2014. The innovation was key to the creation of the white LED, which, thanks to its low power consumption, versatility and durability, has revolutionized lighting and energy efficiency around the globe.
Meanwhile, Professor Wu Jian-Ping of Tsinghua University, China, was recognized for leading the development and deployment of the Internet in China and the Asia Pacific region. He also pioneered advances in internet architecture engineering and technology for the global internet.
The third International Fellow is Professor Paik Jeom Kee of Pusan National University, South Korea. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Ships and Offshore Structures journal, and was elected to the Academy for his research on the maritime industry.
Finally, Professor Toh Chai Keong, an expert consultant at Gerson Lehrman Group, US, was acknowledged by the Academy for pioneering the field of mobile ad hoc networks in the early 1990s. He has made fundamental contributions to communication protocols and software needed to realize mobile ad hoc networks over Wi-Fi and Linux.
“Our Fellows are at the heart of all Academy activities and I am delighted to welcome these highly successful, creative and inspiring engineering leaders to the Fellowship. There has never been a more important time for the Academy to advance and promote excellence in engineering so that the engineering profession can continue to contribute to societal wellbeing and economic growth,” said Professor Dame Ann Dowling, president of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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