Kajang, 17 May 2019 – At the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) 60th Annual Dinner, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik received the honour he deserves for his distinguished leadership and successful contributions to the engineering profession and in education.
The IEM Council at its 416th meeting held on 11 March 2019, approved the admission of Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik into the IEM Engineering Hall of Fame. This is in recognition of Prof Chuah’s numerous contributions to the country and the engineering profession as well as his tremendous achievements over the years. The announcement was made and the award was presented at the IEM 60th Annual Dinner and Awards Night held on 20 April 2019 at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa.
Prof Chuah is both an eminent technical leader with vast technical expertise and a passionate educationist at heart with numerous scholarly achievements. To briefly describe the highlights of his extensive career, Prof Chuah graduated with a BEng (First Class Honours), MEng Sc and PhD in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Malaya in Malaysia. From July 1988 to April 1997, he was with the Electrical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering in University of Malaya. From March to November 1994, he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Wave Scattering Research Centre, University of Texas at Arlington, USA. From May 1997 to January 2008, Prof Chuah was a Senior Professor at the Multimedia University (MMU), during which he held various posts including founding Dean of Engineering, Director of Research and Vice President (R&D and Academic Development). From June 2001 to January 2008, he also assumed the duty of the Penang State Government Professor of ICT in MMU. Since April 2008, he has been appointed as the President of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He is currently a Consultant Professor to Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xian, China.
His research interests include microwave remote sensing and applied electromagnetics. He has authored and co-authored more than 260 papers in international journals and conferences. Prof Chuah has received many awards locally and internationally. Among them are; the inaugural Young Engineer Award by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia in 1991; the Young Scientist Award at the 23rd General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) at Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1990; the Young Scientist Award at the 24th General Assembly of URSI at Kyoto, Japan in 1993; the Young Scientist Award (Industrial Sector) by the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment in 1995; the Malaysian Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) Science and Technology Award in 1999 for his contribution in microwave remote sensing; the IET Malaysia Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011; the Taiwan Professional Education and Culture Medal in 2016 for his contribution towards education and cultural exchange between Taiwan and Malaysia; the Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisation in 2017; and the Distinguished Honorary Mentor Award by the Myammar Engineering Council in 2018. For his significant contribution in the engineering profession, Prof Chuah was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Engineering by MMU in August 2013.
As an eminent technical leader, Prof Chuah has led and continued to lead several committees and organisations. He is currently the President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET); the past President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) from 2011 to 2015; the current Chairman of FEIAP Standing Committee on Engineering Education; and the President of IEM from 2009 to 2011. During his tenure as the FEIAP President, he promoted the FEIAP Engineering Education Guideline which was then endorsed by the UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Office in Jakarta in 2015.
For his remarkable contributions in academia, Prof Chuah has been admitted as a Fellow to several academies and institutions. Among them are; Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia (youngest Fellow at the point of induction in 2002), and subsequently, Senior Fellow (youngest Senior Fellow) in 2011 which carries the title Academician; Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, USA (first and only FIEEE from within Malaysia as to date); Fellow of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society, UK; Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia; Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK; Founding Fellow and now Senior Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology; and Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy in MIT, USA.
Prof Chuah’s illustrious career and tremendous contributions in the engineering profession and in education; not just within the country but also regionally and internationally, has earned him much respect from many in the profession and the industry.
拉曼大学 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)