03 July 2009

Chinese Government Award for ACSE PhD student

Photo: Professor David Owens with Bing Chu

Mr Bing Chu, a PhD student under the supervision of Professor David Owens in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, has received the highly-prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.

The Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, which includes a $5000 cash prize and a certificate, recognises outstanding Chinese students undertaking full-time research abroad leading to a PhD in all areas of study.

Awardees are selected on academic merit and research achievements after three rounds of judging by invited eminent experts from their field in China as well as their host country. The Chinese Scholarship Council selected 24 students from the UK this year and of these, three come from Sheffield – including Bing Chu from the Department of of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering.

More information about the award can be found at the Chinese Scholarship Council web site or on the web site of Education Section of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.