International Forum on Engineering Education
The International Forum on Engineering Education is a biennial international academic event co-organized by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Tsinghua University and UNESCO. The Inaugural International Forum on Engineering Education was held at the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing on 24-25 September, 2018.
Engineering education is now facing unprecedented opportunities and challenges as a result of accelerating scientific and technological development and industrial reform. The Forum will bring together renowned scholars and leaders in the field of engineering education, engineering technology and technology management from all over the world, to have profound discussions of the innovation and development of engineering education, promoting the world's frontier scientific and technological innovation and taking the initiative to meet the major global scientific and technological challenges.
The 2nd International Forum on Engineering Education will be held at the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing on 2-4 December, 2020. With the theme of " Environment and Sustainable Development ", the Forum will launch a vigorous, on-going global dialogue that will bring constructive insights and practical answers on engineering education in the new era, including water environment and water ecology, climate change and blue sky action, environment and health, sustainable chemical engineering and the future, engineering education for sustainable development.
Opening Ceremony （December 2, 2020 20:00-23:00 UTC+8 ） (Online Meeting)
Hosted by：YOU Zheng (Member of CAE; Vice President, Tsinghua University)
LI Xiaohong (Member of CAE; President, Chinese Academy of Engineering)
Marielza OLIVERIA (Director, UNESCO Beijing Office)
Arthur P.J. MOL（Rector Magnificus, Wageningen University & Research）
Inger ANDERSEN (Under-Secretary-General, United Nations; Executive Director, the United Nations Environment Programme)
QIU Yong (Member of CAS; President, Tsinghua University)
Invited Speech (Online Meeting)
XIE Zhenhua (Special Advisor, Climate Change Affairs of China Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the PRC; President, the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development)
Edward CRAWLEY (Member of NAE; Foreign Member of CAE; Co-chairperson, Advisory Board of ICEE)
HOU Feng (Chairman, China Water Environment Group)
HUANG Xiaojun (Vice President/Managing Director, Veolia China)
Day 1 Remark（22:50-23:00）
YOU Zheng (Member of CAE; Vice President, Tsinghua University)
Panel A3: Sustainable Technologies and Global Engagement
20:00-23:00 UTC+8, December 3, 2020
Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University
China Instrument and Control Society (CIS)
Belt & Road Alliance for Sensing and IoT Collaboration (BRASIC)
The global economy is facing unprecedented challenges and profound changes. It is imperative to reshape the global engagement for promoting sustainable development. Societies from all countries should uphold the vision of a community sharing a same future for mankind and further strengthen the cooperation in international development. Defending multilateralism, initiating new international cooperation, jointly protecting the global public health system, safeguarding human life and health, and valuing the concept of sustainable development should become the global consensus. It is important to take the advantage of the functions by governments, markets and international organizations in processes responding to the crisis, to increase the investment to developments related to people's livelihood, and to strengthen the international cooperation in technical exchanges and professional training in various fields. However, how to combine technological upgrade with cross-professional, cross-field and cross-industry collaborative has become an important issue. In order to facing this challenge, there is an urgent demand for high-level engineers and technicians, which poses a huge challenge to the global engineering education.
As part of the effort to promote the concept, we are organizing the forum "Sustainable Technologies and Global Engagement" and inviting well-known scholars and leaders in the field of engineering education to participate, introducing new sustainable technologies, sharing their thoughts about future engineering education, and discussing how to strengthen the cooperation in the field of engineering education, with an aim to benefit the world with a joint effort in sustainable development.
Host by: Zheng Ouyang, Professor and Chairman, Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University
1) Kenneth T V Grattan，OBE FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering-George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation, City, University of London)
2) Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Former Dean, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
3) Ahmed Al-Shamma’a, The Dean, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE.
4) Elfed Lewis, Director, Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre of University of Limerick (Ireland)
5) Professor Andy Augousti, Professor of Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Kingston University
6) Professor Pablo Otero, Head of the Oceanic Engineering Research Institute of the University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain.
7) Jian Liu, Prof and Dean of School of Instrumentation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Chair and Panel Speakers (in chronological order of the speeches)
Professor and Chairman Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University
Professor Zheng Ouyang received his BE and ME in Automatic Control from Tsinghua University in China, his MS in Physical Chemistry from West Virginia University in USA, and his Ph D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University in USA. He had been a professor at the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University before he joined Tsinghua University in 2016 and served as the Chairman of the Department of Precision Instrument and the Deputy Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering. Professor Ouyang’s research is focused on the development of mass spectrometry instrumentation and related applications in biomedical field. Currently, he is the Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Editor of the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, Associate Editor of Research, Associate Editor of Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, and member of editorial board for Trends in Analytical Chemistry and Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Kenneth TV Grattan
OBE FREng, Royal Academy of Engineering - George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation, City, University of London
KENNETH T.V. GRATTAN received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in physics in 1974 and the Ph.D. degree from Queen’s University, Belfast, UK in 1978 and the D.Sc. degree from City University in 1992 for his work in sensor systems. In 1978, he became a Research Fellow at the Imperial College of Science and Technology. In 1983, he joined City, University of London as a “new blood” Lecturer in physics, where he appointed as a Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation in 1991 and the Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering. From 2001 to 2008, he was the Associate Dean and then the Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and from 2008 to 2012, he was the first Conjoint Dean of the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics. In 2013, he was appointed as the Inaugural Dean of the City Graduate School. He was appointed as a George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation in 2013 and to the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in 2014.
Prof Grattan is extensively involved with the work of the professional bodies having been Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET) and the Applied Optics Division, Institute of Physics and was the President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during 2000. He was elected as the President of the International Measurement Confederation in 2014, serving from 2015 to 2018. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the U.K. National Academy of Engineering, in 2008 and received the national honour of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2018 from Her Majesty the Queen.
Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry
Former Dean, Department of Telecommunication Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan
Professor Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry did PhD from UK in 1990. Presently he is Chair Karachi Section. He is a Distinguished National Professor, and Former Dean and Professor Emeritus Faculty of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan. He is also a Member BOG Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. He has remained visiting Guest Scientist/Associate of the Abdus Salam ICTP (under umbrella of UNESCO/UNU), Trieste (Italy) for Twelve (12) Years and three times European Union Erasmus Mundus visiting Fellow. He is Fellow of IEEEP, Fellow of Institute of Engineers Pakistan and Senior Member IEEE.
He is having the credit of being editor/coeditor of books “Wireless Networks, Information Processing and Systems”, CCIS 20, and “Emerging Trends and Applications in Information Communication Technologies”, CCIS 281, and “Wireless Sensor Networks for Developing Countries”, CCIS 366 published by Springer Verlag, Germany.
The Dean, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE
Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma’a (BEng, MSc, PhD), The Dean - College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, Obtained his MSc and PhD degree from the University of Liverpool, UK in 1990 and 1993 respectively and he is a member of many Professional bodies. He was the Pro Vice Chancellor-Executive Dean (Teaching, Research and Enterprise) at Liverpool John Moores University, UK for 5 years before joining the University of Sharjah in Nov 2019.
Prof Ahmed main areas of expertise are, Non-invasive sensing for industrial applications, Microwave devices, Industry 4.0 complete system integration and Telecommunications. His academic contributions Impact through professional practice is illustrated by the long list of publications over; 300 refereed journal and conference papers; 70 technical papers and reports; 17 patents; 1 book joint; 18 book Chapters; 45 Keynote speeches in national and international conferences and workshops; 40 conference presentations, 30 conference chair sessions; Organized 4 international conferences and summer schools. Prof Ahmed have supervised 33 PhD students who successfully have completed their studies.
Director, Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre of University of Limerick (Ireland)
Elfed Lewis graduated with BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Liverpool University in 1978 and was awarded his PhD from the same institution in 1987. He is Associate Professor and Director of the Optical Fibre Sensors Research Centre at University of Limerick, which he founded in 1996. He is Fellow of Institute of Physics, IET and Senior member IEEE. He has authored and co-authored more than 180 journal papers and made in excess of 300 contributions to international conferences. He currently holds 9 patents on Optical Fibre Sensor Devices. In 2005 he was recipient of the University of Limerick Special Achievement in Research Award and was a Fulbright Scholar with CREOL (University of Central Florida) in 2008. He was Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Sensors Council for the period July 2013-June 2015 and General Co-Chair of the recent IEEE 2019 World Forum on IoT held at University of Limerick, Ireland.
Professor of Applied Physics and Instrumentation, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kinston University London
Andy Augousti is a professor of Applied Physics and Instrumentation, and was the founding Director of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University. He published nearly 150 refereed journal and conference publications, 3 patents, 5 volumes of edited conference proceedings, and a laboratory manual for Physics students with international colleagues. He is also a Series Editor for a book series on Sensors and Instrumentation published by Kluwer Academic Publishers.
He organized over 50 conferences and meetings, chaired four national conferences, and organized and delivered over 50 short courses in the UK, France and China. He has international research links in China, India, Ireland, Poland, the USA, Japan and Brazil and my work has been funded by the EPSRC, the former DTI, the EU, the British Council, the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He is a Chartered Physicist, a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control. He have been a recipient of the President's Award of Tianjin University, and both the Honeywell International Medal and the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control.
Associate Professor, Head of the Oceanic Engineering Research Institute of the University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain
P. Otero (S’84–M’93) received the M.Eng. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, in 1983, and the Ph.D. degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1998.
From 1983 to 1995, he was with Spanish Companies Standard Electrica, EN Bazan, Telefonica, and also with the University of Seville, Seville, Spain, where he was involved with and lectured on communications and radar systems. In 1996, he joined the Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Acoustics, EPFL, granted by the Spanish Government. In 1998, he joined the University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain, where he is Associate Professor and Head of the Oceanic Engineering Research Institute. P. Otero is IEEE Member.
Prof and Dean of School of Instrumentation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jian Liu, Prof and Dean of School of Instrumentation Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His academic interests lie in the theories and implementations of optical microscopes, in particular the development of optical microscopes, applied optics and optical metrology. He is of membership of Discipline Evaluation Group of the 8th Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, Council Committee of China Instrument and Control Society, ISO/TC213 and China SAC/TC240 as well which are both served for geometrical products specifications, and board membership of Journal of Microscopy, Optics Communications, etc..
About the Organizer
Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University
Founded in 1932, the Department of Precision Instrument of Tsinghua University is one of the engineering departments with the longest history in China. The Department has two divisions, the instrument science and technology and optical engineering, both highly regarded nationwide. It has a state key laboratory and multiple research centers, which constitute an advanced platform for interdisciplinary training and innovative scientific research.
China Instrument and Control Society (CIS)
China Instrument and Control Society (CIS) is a leading academic organization in measurement, instrumentation, control, and automation in China. Founded in 1979, located in Beijing, China’s capital, CIS serves as the bridge and contact link for scientific and technical professionals. With 46,647 individual members, 1406 group members, 44 subordinate professional branches, 29 local sections, and 15 Specialized working Committees, CIS play an important role in build bridges between Chinese governmental administrations, industries, scientists, engineers, researchers, and manufacturers.
Belt & Road Alliance for Sensing and IoT Collaboration (BRASIC)
Belt & Road Alliance for Sensing and IoT Collaboration (BRASIC) is an international non-government and non-profit organization that aims to promote international cooperation among nations in the fields of sensing and IoT for the benefit of the coordinated development of the world. BRASIC is an open and win-win collaborative platform to share knowledge and experience by holding international conferences, publications reports, and professional education programs to achieving the goal to support the sustainable development of sensing and IoT industrial.
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