Ronald Yeung Conferred Honorary Professorship at Harbin Engineering University


July 5, 2010

Ronald Yeung

Ronald Yeung (L) accepting the Honorary Professorship from HEU President Liu (R) at Harbin Engineering University

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Harbin Conferral Citation

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Ronald Yeung Conferred Honorary Professorship at Harbin Engineering University

Professor R. W. Yeung has had frequent contact with the faculty and students of Harbin Engineering University (HEU) over the last two decades. Harbin Engineering University has 13 colleges of engineering, among which is the College of Shipbuilding Engineering, easily the largest of its kind in the world, with 60 teaching faculty and over one thousand students.

On his first visit to this University, before presenting a seminar entitled "Optimal Multi-Hull Configuration Design - Theory for Powering Minimization," Professor Ronald Yeung was invited to a meeting with University President Z. G. Liu, Dean H.-D. Qin, Professor D. -B. Huang, and other university officials for a conferral ceremony of an honorary professorship to Yeung. The conferral citation was read by the Vice-President of the university, Professor W. Gao, followed by the formal presentation of an "Honorary Professor Certificate" by President Liu.

The conferral citation is translated* as:

Harbin Engineering University
Regarding the Appointment of Mr. Ronald W. (Wai-Chun) Yeung as Honorary Professor of Harbin Engineering University.
Professor Ronald W. Yeung received his Engineering Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in December 1973.  He is currently a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley.
Professor Yeung is a professor of hydromechanics and ocean engineering of the distinguished rank in mechanical engineering.  Under his supervision, his students have won eleven best graduate-student paper awards from U.S. and international engineering societies. His publications have earned him multiple Best Paper Awards. Prestigious recognition received by him include:  Fulbright Senior Scholar in Applied Mathematics at the University of Adelaide in Australia, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Distinguished U.S. Scientist Awards in Germany, the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Pi Tau Sigma National Honor Society of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, the Kenneth M. Davidson Medal from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in the US, among others. He is a selected listee in Who’s Who in The World, Who’s Who in America, and American Men and Women of Science.
After consideration, the University has decided to appoint Mr. Ronald W. Yeung as Honorary Professor of our university, and looks forward to Harbin Engineering University achieving higher levels of scientific achievements with his assistance and direction.
It is hereby declared.
Stamp: Harbin Engineering University
May 12, 2010.

HEU and UC Berkeley have a standing academic exchange program by which either institution can serve as host for visiting students and faculty from the other. Under the terms of the honorary appointment, Professor Yeung, at mutually convenient times, will deliver lectures and research seminars at HEU, with expenses covered, and can serve as academic advisor of HEU doctoral students. The arrangement will foster collaborative research of the two academic programs in the ship and ocean areas.

*Courtesy of Marilyn Mai Ong (BA '04, Music)