AIT alumnus Prof. Yew-Chaye Loo made Member of the Order of Australia
AIT alumnus and former seconded faculty member Professor Yew-Chaye Loo of Griffith University, Australia, has been named to The Queen's Birthday 2013 Honours List and will be made a Member of the Order of Australia, one of his country’s highest civilian honours. Prof. Loo was named for his significant service to civil and structural engineering.
Originally from Malaysia, Yew-Chaye Loo graduated from the Asian Institute of Technology in 1968 with a Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering and Construction from the School of Civil Engineering. Prof. Loo was also a Seconded Associate Professor to AIT from 1981-1984.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours is a part of the British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and other Commonwealth Realms Honours Systems announced on the celebration of reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday. It is the occasion when many Commonwealth countries highest honours awardees are named.
Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce approved the awards that were recently announced to the country’s public. The awards include 582 recipients in the general division of the Order of Australia, and recognize their diverse contributions and service to fellow citizens in Australia and internationally.
“Awards in the Australian Honours System represent the highest level of recognition accorded by our nation for outstanding achievement and service,” Ms. Bryce said.
A highly accomplished engineer, Prof. Loo is the author and co-author of four books and over 260 research papers and reports in the field of civil and structural engineering. His research interests include Concrete Structures, Bridge Engineering, Computational Mechanics as well as Bridge and Road Pavement Asset Management.
Since 2008, Prof. Loo has been the Director of Internationalization and Professional Liaison of the Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology Group, Griffith University.
Professor Debra Henly, Pro Vice Chancellor, Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology, Griffith University, congratulated Prof. Loo in an email to the university’s faculty, saying he was recognized for his distinguished career in civil and structural engineering, as Foundation Professor of Engineering, as well as Head of the School of Engineering at Griffith University.
Below is the Biographical Note for Professor Yew-Chaye Loo as recipient in The Queen's Birthday 2013 Honours List:
MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Professor Yew-Chaye LOO
For significant service to civil and structural engineering.
Director, Internationalisation and Professional Liaison of the Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology Group, Griffith University, since 2008; Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, 2005-2006; Head, School of Engineering, Gold Coast Campus, 1995-2004; Foundation Professor of Civil Engineering, since 1995.
Visiting Professorial Fellow, University of Wollongong, 2007; Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, 1986-1994; Senior Lecturer, 1978-1985; Lecturer, 1974-1977; Acting Head, Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, 1989.
Seconded Associate Professor, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 1981-1984.
Chair, Gold Coast Group, Queensland Division, Engineers Australia, 2001-2003.
Vice-Chairman, International Committee for Concrete Model Code, 2000-2002.
Chair, Editorial Group, Asian Concrete Model Code, 2001.
Chair, Organising Committee, 17th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 2002.
Chair, Organising Committee, 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, 1995
Author and Co-Author, 4 books and over 260 research papers and reports in the field of civil and structural engineering.
Adjunct Professor, Guangxi University, China, since 2004.
Visiting Professor, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China, since 2012.
Visiting Professor, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, since 2000.
Visiting Professor, Lanzhou University of Technology, China, since 1997.
Visiting Professor, University of Angers, France, 1998-2008.
Advisory Professor, Beihang University, China, since 1991.
Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 1996.
Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers, UK, since 1985.
Fellow, Engineers Australia, since 1985.