Professor Xinghuo Yu has been recognised for his research achievements by the world's top body for industrial electronics.
The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) has honoured Professor Yu with the Dr Ing Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award at its 39th Annual Conference (IECON 2013) in Vienna.
Named after the IES' first chairman Eugene Mittleman, a pioneer in high frequency induction heating, the Achievement Award recognises outstanding technical contributions to the field of industrial electronics.
Professor Yu is Director of the RMIT Platform Technologies Research Institute, which leads cross-disciplinary research in the integration of smart materials and systems into technology platforms.
Professor David Adams, RMIT Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Vice-President, said Professor Yu had developed a creative and innovative approach to conducting industry-relevant research within the institute.
"This was demonstrated by the institute's recent success in the Australian Research Council Discovery funding round, where its key researchers attracted $3.6 million in funding for their research projects," he said.
"Professor Yu is a distinguished and highly cited researcher whose citations are in the top tier of his peers in electrical and electronic engineering.
"His personal success in attracting government and industry funding provides motivation and support to the institute's members to successfully engage in industry relevant research."
In 2013, Professor Yu's demonstrated excellence in the field of industrial electronics led to his elevation as a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
IES President Professor John Hung said Professor Yu's research encapsulated the vision of the IES to advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members' careers and promoting community worldwide.
"The IES promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro- and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession", he said.
"Professor Yu is a truly worthy recipient of the prestigious Dr Ing Eugene Mittelmann Award, and the IES is delighted by his association to Society technical activities."
The IES is one of the most internationalised societies in the IEEE - the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - which is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
The society has more than 6,000 members and 32 chapters.
Professor Yu has been Vice-President for Publications of IEEE IES, overseeing management of some of the leading engineering journals including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.
The three journals are considered first in their field, according to the 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports.
Professor Yu also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer for the society, often traveling worldwide to present innovations.
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