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Professor Tan, Sooi Thor 陳水助


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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1975The University of Leeds, UKB.Sc.(Hons)
1979The University of Leeds, UKPh.D.

Professor ST Tan obtained his B.Sc.(Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds, UK in 1975 and 1979 respectively. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has over 20 years of experience in mechanical CAD/CAM applications. His research interests include layered manufacturing, geometric modeling and its applications in Mechanical Engineering. He is the author and co-author of numerous research publications, one of which won the Edwin Walker Prize in the UK's IMechE Journal of Engineering Manufacture in 1987. He was the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of The University of Hong Kong from 1996-2003. In 2002, he was appointed Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. Professor Tan is a member of the advisory editorial board of the CAD Journal, a member of the Hong Kong Productivity Council, a member of the IMechE committee (HK Branch), a member of the Innovation Technology Fund's Foundation Industries Subcommittee of the HKSAR Government and a Consultant Professor at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
1987-03-01An octree approach to rough machining ( The Edwin Walker best paper award): Journal of Engineering Manufacure, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
Research Achievement
Kou, X
2008-01-01"CAD4D: A Novel CAD system for design in 4D space, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2007: Best Innovation and Research (Open) Certificate of Merit (Best Innovation): Hong Kong Internet Professional Association
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2009 - presentFellowASME
1996 - presentFellowIMechE (UK)
1997 - presentFellowHKIE
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Rapid prototyping快速原型製造
Mechanical design機械設計
Heterogeneous object modeling異質性物體模型
Computer-aided design and manufacturing電腦輔助設計及製造
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
Putonghua, English, Cantonese普通話、英語、粵語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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