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ME Scholar the 1st Greater China recipient of ‘Structural Health Monitoring - Person of the Year Award’

Dr. Zhongqing Su, Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, just received the ‘Structural Health Monitoring - Person of the Year (SHM-POY) Award 2012’ on 4 July 2012 in Germany, in recognition of his outstanding research achievement in the field of SHM and scientific contributions to the SHM society. The Award Ceremony was held on in historic Albertinum in Dresden Germany.

As the highest accolade and most well-recognized award in this field, SHM-POY is selected by the editors and associate editors of Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal on a yearly basis, and presented to one or two top-notch researchers each year globally who have made outstanding contribution to the field of SHM. This contribution can be in the form of theory, analysis, real-world applications, education, or other ways that support the discipline of SHM and benefit the SHM community.

Dr. Su is the 14th recipient of this award worldwide since the establishment in 2003 and the only one in 2012. In this field, Dr. Su is the author/co-author of two books, seven edited books/book chapters, and 120 refereed papers including about 70 in top-tier international journals, and 50 in international conference proceedings. His book, “Identification of Damage Using Lamb Waves: From Fundamentals to Applications” (Springer-Verlag, London, 2009), is the first book comprehensively introducing the Lamb-wave-based SHM. To date, his publications have attracted 650+ SCI citations, and his H-index is 16.

This is the first time that this award goes to greater China and the second time to Asia. Conferral of this prestigious award best recognizes the international standing of the research activities related to SHM in ME.