UCSI’s Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment Assistant Professor Ts Dr Lim Wei Hong (deputy dean) and Assistant Professor Dr M.K.A. Ahamed Khan were recently honoured with Senior Membership by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).
According to Dr Khan, IEEE Senior Membership is an honour bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. This award also reflects professional maturity and experience.
What does it mean by ‘Elected to the grade of Senior Member’?
“For ordinary members to get elected to the grade of Senior member, one must have at least 10 years of professional practice in their respective fields and also have made significant contributions to the engineering profession,” said Dr Khan.
“The main responsibilities that comes with it are one must be a leader, a task supervisor, or engineer in charge of a programme or project; an engineer or scientist performing research with some measure of success (papers); or faculty developing and teaching courses with research and publications. Also one must encourage the innovators of tomorrow and invite them to join IEEE,” he added.
For Both Dr Khan and Dr Lim, such a recognition would elevate the strength of the Faculty in terms of professional maturity. Also, the Faculty can widen its scope to strengthen its industrial collaborative projects, consultancy jobs and research collaborations.
“Academically this achievement means I am exceeding average standards in terms of academics, and also in my work environment. Personally it boosts my confidence and creates more hunger to go beyond limits,” said Dr Khan.
On what role UCSI has played in them getting this award, both agreed that UCSI has given them a platform to work and provided an excellent environment to work and grow in. To them, the encouragement shown from the management and from the Faculty was phenomenal. They acknowledged that they felt truly blessed to be a part of UCSI.