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Australia China Alumni Award for Research & Science

Celebrate the Success of Australian Alumni in China


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Australia China Alumni Award for Research & Science

This award recognises alumni who have contributed to the development of research and science which has made a significant impact on the Australia-China community.

All nominees are expected to have advanced current knowledge in a particular field, through significant research or scientific work in an academic, corporate or technological setting.

A nominee’s achievements can span all fields of study and work (for example, sciences, technology, medicine, or academic research).

Prof. Alber Chan

UniSA

Prof. Craig Anderson

UWA

Prof. Cunrui Huang

Griffith

WINNER

Dr Fen Guo

Griffith

Prof. He Ren

RMIT

Dr Raymond Yeung

UniSA

To view the finalists of other categories, please click HERE.

Winner of 2018 Australia China Alumni Award for Research & Science
    Prof. Cunrui Huang 
    Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, Sun Yat-sen University 
    Griffith University Alumnus 
    Guangzhou Based

Cunrui Huang is a Professor and Department Chair of Health Policy & Management, in the School of Public Health at Sun Yat-sen University in China. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Medicine from Anhui Medical University, a Master of Medicine from Sun Yat-sen University in China, a Master of Science in Public Health from Griffith University, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Queensland University of Technology in Australia. Prof. Huang’s research focuses on the health impacts of climate change, especially on more vulnerable populations, and adaptation planning to improve health outcomes. He has been conducting research on heat-related mortality, years of life lost due to climate change, understanding sources of vulnerability, and climate-health preparedness strategies. He has published over 70 scientific journal articles and his work has been featured in The Australian, Wired magazine and many other media outlets.

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Prof. Albert (Ping Chuen) Chan
    Head of Department of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    University of South Australia Alumnus
    Hong Kong Based

A Chartered Construction Manager, Engineer, Project Manager, and Surveyor by profession, Ir Prof. Chan has worked in a number of tertiary institutions both in Hong Kong and overseas. He was a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of the School of Building and Planning at the University of South Australia. Ir Prof. Chan joined the Department of Building and Real Estate of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996 and was Associate Head (Teaching) from 2005 to 2011; Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the Faculty of Construction and Environment from 2011 to 2013, and from 2013 to 2014 respectively.  He is currently Head of Department of Building and Real Estate.  Ir Prof. Chan’s research has had a real and significant impact on the construction industry resulting in changes in policy decisions.  His recommendations have been incorporated in the Construction Industry Council Guidelines on “Site Safety Measures for Working in Hot Weather” in April 2013.

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Prof. Craig Anderson
    Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health (Australia) Beijing Representative Office 
    The University of Western Australia Alumnus 
    Beijing Based

As Executive Director of The George Institute China registered office of The George Institute for Global Health Australia, a position he has held for the last 2 years, Dr Anderson leads an organisation compromising of 55 staff collaborating with a range of organisations in China in the conduct of clinical and public health research for health policy and clinical practice in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases and injury.  A Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology, University of New South Wales, and Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia, he continues active clinical service as a neurologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. 

His sustained research program of highly impactful, large-scale, international clinical trials and population research has focussed on generating reliable evidence regarding optimal strategies for the prevention and treatment of stroke, and other aspects of cardiovascular disease, over the last 20 years.  He strategically links clinical medicine and public health, involves multidisciplinary teams, and includes capacity building and training activities in many countries. Recognition of his contributions to research includes Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science.

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Dr Fen Guo
    Research Associate, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences 
    Griffith University Alumna 
    Beijing Based

I did my PhD in Griffith University from 2012-2015, and then worked as a postdoc researcher in Europe. I am interested in understanding how changes in land use and water quality influence the availability of high-quality sources of food for animals living in freshwaters. My research brings together ecology, nutritional quality, biochemistry and animal physiology to answer broad ecosystem questions, and helps us better understand how human disturbances (climate change, riparian clearing and nutrient enrichment) can affect fundamental ecosystem properties. As an early career researcher, I published 25 papers with 387 citations, and the h-index is 9.

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Prof. He Ren
    Acting Chief Engineer, Head of Industrial Design Institute, COMAC
    RMIT University Alumnus
    Shanghai Based

Prof.Ren now is the Acting Chief Engineer and Chief Information Officer at the Shanghai Aircraft Customer Service Centre of Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC). He is in charge of the science and technology innovation, engineering and industrial design, aircraft health and fleet management, etc.

Prof. Ren has extensive working experience internationally that included about 20 years aerospace industries in such as Airbus, Boeing, Royal Air Fore Australia(RAAF), Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO-Australia),COMAC, etc. And He has about 15 years serviced as universities senior academic in such as Newcastle University, RMIT University (Australia), Nanjing Aeronautics and Astronautics University, Shanghai Jiaotong University etc.

Prof. Ren is a highly productive academic. His outstanding researches resulted in about 100 papers and 5 professional published books. He also contributed in supervision about 10 PhD theses, and as well presented as invited keynote speaker in many international conferences. Also he hold 28 patents.

Prof. Ren was the winners of many world class awards such as “Reddot (Germany-2017)”, “The world TIA-Outstanding Designer (TIA- The world “Top Innovation Award”2018), The Redstar Award (Top Design Award of China-2017), the Awards of Technology Progress and Innovation of China etc.

Prof. Ren plays an active role in professional societies. He is the fellowship in SAE, AIAA, the Engineer Institute of Australia etc. And also honourably awarded a number of guest professorships in universities.

Professor Ren is a world class leading engineer. His practical footprints  and contributions can be found in many new aircraft projects, such as JH7, MPC75, AE100, Y7-200B, J35, PAX750, A380, B707-Tank, ARJ21, C919, and CR929 etc.

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Dr. Raymond Yeung
    General Manger, Athenex (Hong Kong) 
    University of South Australia Alumnus
    Hong Kong Based

More than 30 years of diverse international business experience across Asia Pacific and North America in healthcare, biotech and pharmaceutical industries, covering preclinical and clinical drug development and pharmaceutical manufacturing, with broad industry experience in GCP, GLP, and GMP.

Extensive experience in strategic management, business operations, project management, business development, global logistics, biotechnology research & development (R&D), and regulatory affairs.

Expert knowledge and extensive experience in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Contract Research business in Early Phase Drug Discovery, Preclinical Drug Development, Clinical Trial Management, and Central Laboratory Services, especially in Project Management and Global Logistics.

Responsible for R&D, technology in-licensing & out-licensing, new product development and commercialization of medicinal products and medical devices.

Currently supporting drug development projects sponsored by the Respiratory Viral Research Charity Foundation at the University of Hong Kong. Projects underway include vaccination enhancement via the use of Toll-Like Receptors (TLR), and triple-mixed cocktail therapy for influenza infections.

An experienced and well-qualified Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Scientist with many years of diagnostic pathology laboratory experience in Hong Kong and Canada

Have good overall scientific background, particularly interested in Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology, Parasitology and Cell Culture.

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To view the finalists of other categories, please click HERE.