HONG KONG, Nov. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Professor Xiao-ming TAO, Chair Professor of Textile Know-how and Director of the Analysis Centre for Sensible Wearable Know-how, Institute of Textiles and Clothes, The Hong Kong Polytechnic College (PolyU), was honoured with the thirteenth Guanghua Engineering Science and Know-how Award by the Chinese language Academy of Engineering (CAE). The award presentation ceremony was held in Beijing at this time (8 November).
The biennial award is China’s most prestigious award for Chinese language engineers and scientists who’ve made important contributions to engineering expertise and engineering administration. Because the institution of the award in 1996, greater than 250 people from throughout the spectrum of engineering disciplines have been recognised for his or her excellent achievements. This yr, 41 awardees had been chosen from 296 candidates and Professor Tao is without doubt one of the three award recipients from Hong Kong. All of the three Hong Kong awardees had been nominated by the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES).
Professor TAO is internationally recognised for her main analysis work on clever fibrous supplies, nanotechnology, photonic fibres and materials, versatile digital and photonic gadgets, good washable expertise, yarn manufacturing and textile composites. She has carried out quite a few analysis initiatives and revealed greater than 800 scientific publications together with over 300 worldwide journal papers and 7 analysis monographs.
“I really feel proud and deeply honoured to obtain the nationwide award. We lengthen our heartfelt due to CAE for recognising our analysis efforts and to HKAES for its nomination; that is, certainly, an excellent encouragement to us. Alongside speedy technological improvement, we’re additionally seeing synthetic intelligence, industrial automation, and digitalisation as main tendencies that are enormously remodeling the mode of operation of conventional manufacturing industries,” stated Professor TAO. “We, as scientists and a detailed accomplice of the trade, will proceed to leverage our strengths in analysis and improvement in addition to the world’s main applied sciences to develop progressive options and assist foster the event of the trade for the good thing about the group as a complete,” she added.
Professor TAO has led a group of prolific inventors of latest applied sciences and obtained 34 worldwide and nationwide patents. Over ten of the invented applied sciences have been licensed to firms worldwide for industrial functions. One in all them is the Nu-torque single spun yarn expertise that has been utilized by 11 yarn manufacturing firms for producing new textile and attire merchandise.
Professor TAO was the Head of the Institute of Textiles and Clothes of PolyU from 2003 to 2011. Beneath her steering, the Institute turned one of many main style and textile departments on the earth. Working intently with trade, Professor TAO efficiently led the PolyU group to win a grant of over HK$330 million to host The Hong Kong Analysis Institute of Textiles and Attire. She additionally based the Nanotechnology Centre for Practical and Clever Textiles and Attire in 2004 and the Analysis Centre for Sensible Wearable Know-how in 2018.
SOURCE Hong Kong Polytechnic College