Executive Committee
  • Prof Takao Someya

    • Dean, Graduate School of Engineering
      Professor, Electrical Engineering and Information Systems
    • The University of Tokyo

    Promoting exchange of researchers and students among Asian universities is the main objective of the Asian Deans’ Forum, inaugurated by UTokyo in May 2016. HKUST hosted the first Rising Star Women in Engineering Workshop under this framework in October 2018. Active participation of women is one of the keys in strengthening academia that will lead innovation in the Asian region. We are proud to support a series of workshops that will accelerate diversity within the field of engineering.

  • Prof Hong Kam Lo

    • Dean of Engineering
      Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    We are proud to co-host the Rising Stars Workshop to nurture and mentor young women engineers. HKUST is a young, dynamic, research-oriented, top-ranked institution. We highly value diversity and internationalization. I look forward to meeting and welcoming female academic leaders in engineering at the Workshop and developing closer working relationships with you at HKUST.

  • Prof Wen-Chang Chen

    • Dean of Engineering
      Professor of Chemical Engineering
    • National Taiwan University

    As a college of engineering which boasts a relatively-high percentage of women students, we value this chance to co-host the innovative program, the first Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop in Asia, very much. We aim to devoting ourselves into finding more opportunities for female academics through this event.

  • Prof Aaron Voon-Yew Thean

    • Dean of College of Design and Engineering (CDE)
      Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
    • National University of Singapore

    We are pleased to co-host the inaugural Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop in Asia. Through this event, we endeavour to provide opportunities in mentoring, networking and collaboration to talented young women engineers who aspire to successful and satisfying careers in academia.

  • Prof Yoo Suk Hong

    • Dean of the College of Engineering
    • Seoul National University
  • Prof Kebin He

    • The Chair of the Engineering Joint Committee
    • Tsinghua University
    He Kebin is a professor of the School of Environment and Dean of the Institute for Carbon Neutrality at Tsinghua University, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Vice Chairman of the National Expert Committee for Ecology and Environmental Protection; the Chairman of the National Teaching Steering Committee on Environmental Science and Engineering, Prof. He focused on the research of complex air pollution, He conducted researches on the fields of the identification of particulate matters and complex air pollution, characterization of complicated emission sources and multi-pollutant control, and the coordinated control of air pollution and greenhouse gases. He was selected as Elsevier Most Cited Chinese Researchers in 2014-2021 and Clarivate Global Highly Cited Researchers in 2018-2021.
  • Prof Stephen Foster

    • Dean of Engineering
      Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • UNSW Sydney

    As Dean of the largest Engineering Faculty in Australia, I am very pleased that UNSW Sydney is a co-sponsor of this workshop. We seek to ensure the Engineering profession is formed from people who reflect the society we seek to serve. Building a community within our up-and-coming talented women engineers is very important and this workshop is an excellent way to train and showcase talented women engineers in our region.