China’s highest academic honour awarded to Monash University professor

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Monash University’s Professor Aibing Yu, Vice Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Suzhou), has been elected Foreign Member (Academician) of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), one of the highest academic honours in China.

Professor Yu was elected this round along with 17 other foreign experts including Bill Gates, the tech billionaire who co-founded Microsoft. CAE is one of the most influential academies in the world, and elects new fellows biannually.

Professor Yu is a world-leading scientist in particle/powder technology and process engineering, who has authored and co-authored more than 900 publications.

Professor Yu leads the Monash Suzhou campus which is a joint venture with Southeast University (SEU).

Monash is the first and thus far, the only Australian university who has got the approval from the Chinese Government to establish a postgraduate research school in China.