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 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 Bertram Emil Shi

    • Acting Dean of Engineering
      Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    We are proud of the success of the inaugural Asia-Pacific Rising Stars Women in Engineering Workshop at HKUST with the collaborative efforts of other top Asian universities. The overwhelming positive feedback expressed from our high-caliber rising stars motivates us to continue in our endeavor to nurture female academic leaders in engineering and promote diversity in academia.

  • Prof. Jianbin Luo

    • Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering
      Professor of Mechanical Engineering
      Academician of Chinese Academy of Science
    • Tsinghua University

    As Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering in Tsinghua University, we are pleased to co-host Asian Deans Forum 2019. We take Creative Thoughts and Leading Technology with an international outlook as a core of engineering education. We need to cultivate women engineers’ spirt of cooperation, international vision, innovation ability as well as fundamental theories and knowledge.

  • 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.

  • Prof Byoungho Lee

    • Dean of Engineering
      Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Seoul National University

    We at the Seoul National University's College of Engineering are very pleased with the prosperous workshop held in 2019, following the successful inaugural workshop at HKUST in 2018. The past two workshops have delivered insightful experiences and provided invaluable networks that will last for a lifetime. We sincerely hope that this year's workshop at UNSW will also help our participants navigate clear career paths and further encourage female engineers to become future academic leaders.