Professor Eng Gee Lim, head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, has been accepted as a fellow by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one of world’s largest professional societies for the engineering and technology community.
His success marks the second time this year that a member of staff from the department has received a fellowship from a global organisation.
In March, Professor Yuhui Shi became one of only 14 scholars in Mainland China to be elected as fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
A fellowship from the IET represents the highest grade of IET membership and is awarded to individuals who have “sustained high levels of achievement, for example through leadership, influence, senior responsibility, innovation, and professional service, at the forefront of engineering, technology or cognate disciplines” a period of five years or more.
“The IET is characterised by the distinction of its fellows, who in turn enjoy the reflected status brought by our global reach,” the organisation’s website states.
Over the past three years, Professor Lim has served as head of the Department for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, during which time he has demonstrated excellent leadership and contributed to the development of the department. He was also part of the team that worked to ensure recent accreditation by the IET for all programmes offered in the department for the maximum possible duration of five years.
Dr Sang Lam, learning and teaching officer in the department, said: “In his leadership as head of department, Professor Lim has started successful initiatives to help both students and staff feel a part of the EEE family. He has cultivated a stable staff team and a constructive environment for colleagues to be productive in their areas of strength.”
An engineer by training, his academic research focuses on a variety of areas including RF and microwave applications, electromagnetic measurement and simulation, smart-grid and wireless communication, and robotic networking technology.
One of his research projects looked at developing a wireless capsule that can be used during endoscopies of the human digestive system, eliminating the discomfort that can be caused by the cables used in traditional diagnostic tools.
A celebration event was held in the department for Professor Lim, at which he gave a short speech, saying: “Two months ago, we celebrated Professor Shi’s IEEE fellowship and this time, we gather here to celebrate my IET fellowship. But this celebration is not only for me, but for all of us and for your own remarkable achievements.”
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is the largest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in the world, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries.