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Prof Professor Luis A. Aguirre from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil (right) and Prof Kaspar Althoefer from King's College London, UK (left) presented Dr Li (middle) with the certificate.

Double Success for Queens Academic in China

Young Author Best Paper Award

Dr Kang Li of the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has recently been presented with the Young Author Best Paper Award for work presented at the International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC 2011), held in Shanghai, China at the end of June 2011. This was co-authored with his PhD student Chamil Abeykoon and colleagues from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the University of Bradford. 

The research reported is linked to two projects, an EPSRC one on polymer extrusion, and the £2.3 million Research Councils UK Science Bridge on sustainable energy and environment funded by the and Queen’s.

Dr Li said ‘The focus of this interdisciplinary effort on advanced process control has been to combine high quality research with technology transfer to impact on an energy intensive industrial sector to improve the global competitiveness”.

Prof Dianguo Xu (right), Assistant President of Harbin Institute of Technology, presented the Visiting Professorship Certificate to Dr Li (left)

Visitng Professorship at Harbin Institute of Technology

In recognition of his research excellence in Intelligent Systems and Control, as well as substantial international collaboration initiatives, Dr Li was further recently honoured by Harbin Institute of Technology as a Visiting Professor in July 2011. Prof Irwin, Research Director, Intelligent Systems and Control commented ‘ Dr Li is one of an up-and-coming generation of young researchers at Queens who are rapidly gaining a world-wide reputation’.

British Embassy Meeting in Beijing, November 2010


British Embassy Meeting in Beijing, November 2010

The Right Honourable Vince Cable, MP, UK Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills met with Prof. Donghua Zhou, Head of Department of Automation at Tsinghua University (Beijing) at the British Embassy meeting on Monday 8th November 2010.

The meeting provided a forum for discussions about the RCUK-China Science Bridge schemes. Dr. Cable discussed the necessity of strategic partnerships between UK and Chinese institutions.

The QUB team was represented at the meeting by the Chinese Science Bridge partners in Beijing.

Prime Minister’s Initiative 2

On 15th August 2010, five undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at QUB returned from Beijing, China after a one-month educational trip, as part of PMI2 (Prime Minister’s Initiative). The PMI2 strategy aims to build alliances and partnerships with other countries through governments, education providers and industry. Click PMI2 for more details.