UTAR Staff Won Prestigious Aussie Award
Dr Lee Sheng Chyan, Deputy Dean (R&D and Postgraduate Programmes) of the Perak Campus Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, did the University proud with his outstanding achievement in securing the Endeavour Research Fellowship under the Australia-Asia Endeavour Awards programme. Through this fellowship, Dr Lee will undertake postdoctoral research in Communication Technologies at the University of Melbourne starting 1 September 2010.
"I am currently conducting research towards a converged optical and wireless network for broadband access services that is suitable for Malaysia. Part of the research will utilise the highly sophisticated photonic instruments at the University of Melbourne," Dr Lee enthused.
Dr Lee added that he hoped to set up a similar research laboratory at UTAR upon completion of his study.
The Endeavour Research Fellowships provide financial support of AUD$23,500 for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from participating countries to undertake short-term research up to six months in any field of study in Australia.
The scholarships were presented by the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia H.E. Ms Penny Williams at a reception held at the Residence of the Australian High Commissioner in Kuala Lumpur on 26 January 2010.
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Dr. Lee (left) receiving the Award from the Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia H.E. Ms Penny Williams.
Dr Lee (back row, third from right) with other outstanding Malaysian scholars and professionals after the presentation ceremony of the scholarships.