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2019 - 2020

UM develops intelligent system to quickly tell COVID-19-caused pneumonia from regular pneumonia

Prof Wong Pak Kin in the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Macau (UM) and his doctoral student Yan Tao in the Department of Electromechanical Engineering have developed an intelligent system that can successfully distinguish pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from other common types of pneumonia, at a speed that is nearly 60 faster than radiologists, bringing a new feasible solution for pneumonia detection. The study has been published by the international science journal Chaos, Solitons & Fractals.

UM Achieves Breakthroughs in Tumour Precision Medicine

he University of Macau (UM) is making rapid progress in scientific research. A few years ago, UM began to vigorously promote interdisciplinary research through a strategy that can be summarised as ‘highlighting characteristics’, ‘capitalising on advantages’, ‘building peaks’, and ‘strengthening cooperation’. The result is a‘3+3+3+3’ strategic research structure. In the Essential Sciences Indicators (ESI), UM is now ranked among the top 1 per cent in eight subjects, namely Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Materials Science, Clinical Medicine, Psychiatry/Psychology, and Social Sciences, General. Among the many research fields where UM excels, precision medicine for cancer treatment is an important one. In the cover story of this issue, we interview 17experts to learn about their breakthroughs in cancer research.

UM develops supramolecular ‘cell-hitchhiking’ drug delivery system to treat inflammatory diseases

A research group led by Prof Wang Ruibing in the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS), University of Macau (UM), and another research group led by Prof Zhong Zhiyuan at Soochow University, proposed the concept of ‘supramolecular cell’ (cells with synthetic receptors anchored on the surface). According to the study, the supramolecular ‘cell-hitchhiking’ drug delivery system can significantly improve targeted delivery efficiency in treating inflammatory diseases and achieve desirable therapeutic efficacy for acute lung inflammation in mice.

UM, HKBU successfully develop new probe to integrate cancer diagnosis and treatment

A research team led by Prof Leung Chung Hang in the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS), University of Macau (UM), and another research team led by Prof Ma Dik Lung in the Department of Chemistry, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), have successfully synthesised a new gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (GRPr)-based probe to integrate cancer treatment and diagnosis. The probe can selectively visualise GRPr in living cancer cells while modulating the function of GRPr in immune cells, which will help to accurately identify tumours and their biological characteristics. The study has been published in the internationally renowned journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

UM students discover new dual-pulse lasing emission gain material

A group of doctoral students at the University of Macau (UM) and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have observed a new phenomenon in metal-halide perovskite optical gain medium, which can lead to the development of ultrashort laser pulse doubling devices. The study has been published in the internationally renowned journal Nature Communications.

UM achieves breakthroughs in autonomous driving research

The University of Macau (UM) has achieved two major breakthroughs in autonomous driving research. A study at the university has provided new insights on autonomous driving under bad weather and complex road conditions while another study has developed new learning models that will be specifically applied to autonomous driving in Macao. The research results will be presented at two top annual conferences of artificial intelligence.

UM achieves new breakthrough in nanomedicines’ biofate in vivo

A research team led by Prof Zheng Ying in the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) at the University of Macau (UM) has discovered the prolonged circulation and elimination mechanism of crosslinked polymeric micelles in zebrafish model, providing scientific support and guidance for the rational design and optimisation of injected nanomedicines. Their finding can help researchers improve the efficacy of nanomedicines and reduce toxic and side effects. The study has been published in Biomaterials, a top international journal in the field.

UM professor appointed associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Lam Chi Seng, an associate professor in the University of Macau’s (UM) State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, Institute of Microelectronics, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering under the Faculty of Science and Technology, has been appointed an associate editor of the internationally renowned journal IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, through a rigorous review process by the editorial board of the Industrial Electronics Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Prof Lam is the first and only scholar from Macao to be appointed to this position.

UM achieves major breakthrough in breast cancer research

The University of Macau (UM) has made new progress in breast cancer study. A team in the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has discovered that NOTCH1 activation can promote the growth of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Titled ‘NOTCH1 Activation Compensates BRCA1 Deficiency and Promotes Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Formation’, the study has been published in the internationally renowned journal Nature Communications.

UM research team proposes new type of programmed cell death for cancer therapy

At the invitation of the international authoritative journal Pharmacology & Therapeutics, a research team in the University of Macau (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, led by Associate Professor Chen Xiuping, recently wrote a paper on a new type of programmed cell death and its molecular mechanisms induced by natural products. The paper is expected to provide new strategies for cancer therapy and has been published in the aforementioned journal.

UM recommended for 11 prizes at Macao Science and Technology Awards

The list of the recipients of the 2020 Macao Science and Technology Awards has been released. The University of Macau (UM) has been recommended for 11 prizes out of the 16 prizes, including six prizes in the Natural Science Award category, four prizes in the Technological Invention Award category, and one prize in the Science and Technology Progress Award category, becoming the institution in Macao to receive the most prizes at this year’s award.

UM, HKBU make new discovery in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis

A research team, led by Prof Lu Jiahong in the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences at the University of Macau (UM), and another research team, led by Prof Li Min in the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), have revealed the molecular mechanism by which the autophagy-related gene NRBF2 (Nuclear Receptor Binding Factor 2) regulates the maturation of autophagosomes and the pathological protein degradation in Alzheimer's disease, which suggests a potential new therapeutic strategy for treating the disease. The study has been published online by the authoritative international academic journal Autophagy.

UM achieves new breakthrough in nucleic acid analysis technique

A research team from UM’s Institute of Microelectronics proposed a novel DNA amplification enhancer to significantly improve the performance of DNA amplification methods in both benchtop assays and on-chip assays in microfluidic devices. This enhancer would allow users to observe, with the naked eye, the results of nucleic acid amplification tests for different kinds of viruses, such as the novel coronavirus, thereby facilitating fast, portable virus testing for large populations. The study has been published in the well-known international journal Lab on a Chip. The article was selected as featured paper to appear in the back cover of the journal.

UM scholar’s study on online matching published by top journal of ACM

A paper written by Wu Xiaowei, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, who is also a member of the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of the ACM.

UM students develop interactive mobile app

Students of the University of Macau (UM) developed a practical mobile interactive applet called ‘UMor’ for their teachers and classmates.The applet can also be applied in the tourism industry.

UM develops photodynamic diagnostic agent for more effective treatment of deep tumours

A research team at the University of Macau has developed a photodynamic diagnostic agent with multi-modal molecular imaging contrast function and near-infrared light excitation, which can help improve the precision of photodynamic treatment of deep tumours, thereby improving treatment efficacy. The study has been published in the top international journal Biomaterials.

Prof Elvis Mak elected fellow of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry

Prof Elvis Mak Pui-In in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UM, who is also the associate director (research) of the State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI and the Institute of Microelectronics, has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in the United Kingdom.

UM study reveals new mechanism by which autophagy gene modulates inflammatory bowel disease

A research team in the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS), University of Macau (UM), led by Assistant Professor Lu Jiahong, recently discovered through a collaborative study with research institutions in mainland China and the United States, that the autophagy-related gene NRBF2 is involved in regulating the clearance of apoptotic cells in the process of intestinal inflammation, thereby affecting the course of inflammatory bowel disease. The study has been published in the online version of the well-known international journal Autophagy.

UM develops new technology to enhance cancer precision medicine

A research team in the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), led by Associate Professor Yuan Zhen, has developed an efficient strategy to prepare ultra-small organic polymer probes for second near-infrared (NIR-II) photoacoustic imaging-guided cancer diagnostic tests and phototherapy. The study has been published in the authoritative international journal Advanced Functional Materials (Impact Factor: 15.621).

UM uses big data to aid drug nanocrystal development

A research team of the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) of the University of Macau (UM) has developed machine learning algorithms based on big data to predict and assist in the development of nanocrystals for nanopharmaceutical preparations. The related article has been published in the well-known Journal of Controlled Release.

UM wins first prize of sci-tech progress award for joint project with Hengqin

The University of Macau (UM) recently developed a project titled ‘Key Technologies and Applications of Cross-domain Multi-dimensional Electronic Monitoring’,with various companies and institutions. The project received a first prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award at a conference on science, technology, and innovation in Guangdong province.

UM professor elected to European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Kevin Thompson, founding master of the University of Macau (UM) Moon Chun Memorial College, has been elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) for his outstanding contributions in promoting arts, cultural exchange, the international business community and more.

UM’s latest study discovers new mechanism to block recurrence and metastasis of breast cancer

A research team led by Chuxia Deng, dean of the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), found that breast cancer susceptibility gene 1 (BRCA1) plays an important role in regulating mitophagy and mitochondrial dynamics. The research study was sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, UM, and the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund. It has been published as a cover article in the well-known international journal Advanced Science.

UM researchers invent low-cost methods to generate cardiac muscle cells

A research team from the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), University of Macau (UM), invented two new methods to generate heart cells in vitro with high consistency and quality, without using expensive and complicated supplements. This is a key step toward the generation of heart cells for cell therapy and drug screening. The study has been published in the renowned journal Cell Reports.

UM receives Best of the Best Prizes ChemCompetition at Asian Chemical Congress

Two research studies from the University of Macau’s (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, received the Best Prizes ChemCompetition at the 18th Asian Chemical Congress and the 20th General Assembly of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies. One feature of the first study received the Best of the Best Prizes ChemCompetition.

UM professor Jia Weijia elected IEEE fellow

University of Macau (UM) professor Jia Weijia was elected as IEEE fellow. The fellowship is testament to Prof Jia’s outstanding contributions in the fields of routing protocol optimisation and matching networks.

2018 - 2019

UM scholar receives IAAM Scientist Medal

Sun Guoxing, an assistant professor from the Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (IAPME), University of Macau (UM), received the 2019 IAAM Scientist Medal for his outstanding contributions to the field of advanced materials science.

UM scholar receives Imago Mundi Prize

Mario Cams, an assistant professor from the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau (UM), received the Imago Mundi Prize 2019.

UM scholar receives award from AEJMC and WJEC

Dr Li Xiaoqin, assistant professor from the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), received a third-place award in the faculty paper category in a special research competition.

UM rector receives honorary doctorate from University of Edinburgh

Prof Yonghua Song, rector of the University of Macau (UM), received a Doctor of Science honoris causa degree from the University of Edinburgh, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the development and consolidation of academic collaboration between the United Kingdom and China as well as his world-renowned research achievements in electrical engineering.

UM members receive awards at International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics

Dr Jia Yanwei, an assistant professor from the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed Signal VLSI (AMSV), University of Macau (UM), recently received an Innovation Award at the Ninth International Multidisciplinary Conference on Optofluidics (IMCO) for her study titled ‘Digital Microfluidics for Disease Diagnostics’. A PhD student from Dr Jia’s research group, namely Shen Ren, received the Best Poster Award at the same conference for his paper titled ‘Hairpin-structured PCR Enhancer for Digital Microfluidic Systems’. The awards are testament to their contributions in applying digital microfluidics in biomedical sciences.

UM teams win six prizes at ‘Parafuturo de Macao’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

The University of Macau (UM) recently swept six prizes at the ‘Parafuturo de Macao’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition. The team named ‘Genetrump’ won the overall championship and an IEEAC Award. Another UM team named ‘MBMC AI SOC Team’ won a University Category Award and a Torch Award. A third UM team named ‘WeeeMake (Macau) Technology Co., Ltd’ also won a University Category Award and an IEEAC Award. The competition was co-organised by the Parafuturo de Macau Investment and Development Limited, Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre, and the Association for the Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau.

UM wins 31 medals in local inter-varsity track and field competition

The University of Macau (UM) Track and Field Team recently won 13 gold medals, 13 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals, in an inter-varsity track and field competition. The event was organised by the Macau Universitarian Sports’ Association and jointly hosted by the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and the General Association of Athletics of Macau.

FBA earns prestigious AACSB Accreditation

The University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) has earned accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), becoming the first business school in Macao to be accredited by the association. The accreditation shows recognition of the FBA’s pursuit of continuous improvement in teaching and research as well as its calibre as a leading business school in the world.

UM professor’s new book receives Academic Excellence Award and Best Book Award

A book written by Distinguished Professor Wang Di from the University of Macau (UM) Department of History, namely Violence and Order on the Chengdu Plain: The Story of a Secret Brotherhood in Rural China, 1939-1949, recently received the Academic Excellence Award from the Chinese Historians in the United States and the Best Book Award from the Association for the Studies of Chinese Secret Societies. The book also entered various best book rankings in 2018.

UM wins all championships of local inter-varsity swimming competition

The University of Macau (UM) Swimming Team recently swept all the championships of a local inter-varsity swimming competition. The team won a total of 14 gold medals, 14 silver medals, and nine bronze medals in 12 individual events and two relay events. The team also broke records in the men’s 4x50 metre freestyle relay category and the mixed 4x50 metre medley relay category. This year’s competition attracted students from UM, Macao Polytechnic Institute, and the Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau.

UM PhD student receives second prize of national outstanding paper award

Fan Xueke, a PhD student from the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Law (FLL), recently received a second prize of a national award for outstanding papers on criminal justice. Her supervisor is Adjunct Professor Zhao Guoqiang from the FLL, who also received an award at the event. The award aims to recognise outstanding PhD papers on criminal justice published between 2016 and 2018. This year, scholars from 12 universities in different parts of China received the award.

UM scholar receives first prize from Xiling Seal Art Society

A paper on art history, written by Associate Professor Yang Bin from the Department of History, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), received the first prize at an international forum on images, seals, and sealings organised by the Xiling Seal Art Society. This is the third consecutive year that Prof Yang has received an award from the society. In addition, Yang received approval for his nomination for the membership of the society, becoming the sixth member of the society from Macao.

2017 - 2018

UM scholar’s co-authored paper receives Best Paper Award

Jacey Choe Jayoung, an assistant professor of international integrated resort management from the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau (UM), recently received the Best Paper Award at the Eighth International Conference on Tourism (ICOT), for her paper titled ‘Understanding Food Tourists’ Hierarchical Consumption Value Maps’. The paper is co-authored by Jacey Choe and Oh Munhyang from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

UM scholar Wei Dan becomes first Chinese scholar to be elected vice president of International Academy of Comparative Law

Wei Dan, associate dean of the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Law, has been elected executive committee member and vice president of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) at its 20th conference Wei is the only representative from Asia on the executive committee and will serve a four-year term. The other three vice presidents come from North America, South America, and Africa, respectively. This is the first time in the academy’s history that a Chinese scholar has been elected its vice president. The conference attracted over 800 legal professionals from around the world. Founded in 1924, the IACL holds an international conference every four years.

UM scholar becomes the first Chinese to win Tracy Lynn Faber Award

Greta Mok Seng Peng, an associate professor from the University of Macau (UM) Faculty Science and Technology, who is also a joint associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, recently received the Tracy Lynn Faber Memorial Award at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). She also received the International Best Abstract Award for the second consecutive year for her work titled ‘Comparison of Different Tc-99m-MAA Imaging Protocols for Y-90 SIRT Treatment Planning’.

UM professor receives TCLT Lifetime Achievement Award

Distinguished Professor Xu Debao from the University of Macau (UM), who is also the master of Ma Man Kei and Lo Pak Sum College, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tenth International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching (TCLT), for promoting the application of technology in Chinese language education and the professionalisation of Chinese language teachers.

UM student wins Top Paper Award at ICA’s annual conference

Ou Chuyue, a PhD student from the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), received the Top Paper Award at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), for her paper, titled ‘From Offline to Online: How Mainland Chinese Postgraduates in Macao Construct and Present Their Identities’.

UM paper wins 2nd prize at national conference on substance abuse

Liu Tzu-suan and Xia Yiwei, PhD students from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS), University of Macau (UM), and their supervisor Prof Spencer De Li, associate dean of the FSS, recently won a second prize at the National Conference on Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment and the 17th Academic Conference of the Chinese Association of Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment, for their co-authored paper titled ‘Parenting Practices and Adolescent Drug Use: A Comparison between China and USA’.

UM’s Student Activity Centre receives China’s highest-standard Green Building Label

The University of Macau’s (UM) Student Activity Centre (E31) recently received China’s Three-Star Green Building Operation Label, which is the highest-standard green building label awarded by the China Green Building Council. UM is the first building in Macao to receive this rating. The building also received China’s Three-Star Green Building Design Label in 2015.

UM professor appointed associate editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits

Prof Mak Pui In from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (UM), who is also the associate director (research) of UM’s State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, has been appointed associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC), the top scientific journal in the field of electronics. Prof Mak is the only academic from China to be appointed to this position.

UM English Debating Team ranks among top 8 at World Universities Debating Championship

The University of Macau (UM) English Debating team recently entered the top eight in the English as a second language (ESL) category of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2018, after beating its counterparts from various universities, including the University of Oxford and Tsinghua University. The UM team is was the best performing team from China in this year’s competition.

UM scholar receives prestigious award from Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Prof Liu Jianhong from the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), has been selected to receive the prestigious Gerhard O W Mueller Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Criminal Justice from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) of the United States. With more than 4,000 members internationally, the ACJS is the world’s largest and most highly regarded academic and professional association in criminal justice.

UM students win 4th straight championship at paper plane contest

Students from the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), University of Macau (UM), led by Senior Instructor Lao Seng Kin, recently won the top three prizes in both the group category and the individual category, in the university section of a paper plane contest. This is the fourth consecutive year that UM students have won the championship at this competition.

2016 - 2017

UM student’s paper receives first prize at national pharmaceutical forum

Li Pengpeng, a master’s student from the University of Macau (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, recently received the only first prize at the First National Academic Forum for Postgraduates of Pharmacy, for her paper titled ‘Pharmaceutical Co-innovation Network: Global Patterns and the Role of China’. The forum received 340 paper submissions from 61 well-known universities, including China Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Peking University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, and Zhejiang University. Li’s supervisor is ICMS Associate Professor Hu Yuanjia.

UM scholar Yang Zhixin receives State Scientific Innovation and Pioneer Award

Prof Yang Zhixin, assistant dean of the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology, and vice president and general secretary of the Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau, received the State Scientific Innovation and Pioneer Award, at an award ceremony held earlier in Beijing. The ceremony was attended by numerous state leaders, including Liu Yunshan, Liu Yandong, Li Yuanchao, and Wan Gang. Prof Yang’s receiving the award shows the central government’s recognition of Macao’s achievements in scientific and technological innovations. The selection of candidates from Macao has received great support from the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR.

UM researchers develop new technology for stem cell storage at room temperature for a minimum of 7 days

The University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) has developed a groundbreaking technology that enables storage of stem cells at room temperature for a minimum of seven days without the loss of viability and biological activities. This new technology does not rely on the traditional cryopreservation method which requires costly equipment and tedious cryopreservation procedures, thus enabling cell storage and transport under ambient conditions.

Nobel laureate Carl Edwin Wieman to give talk at UM

The University of Macau (UM) on 25 April will confer the degree of Doctor of Science honoris causa on the Nobel laureate in physics Carl Edwin Wieman, in recognition of his contributions to science education and research. Following the degree conferment ceremony, Prof Wieman will give a Doctor honoris causa Lecture titled ‘Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education’. He will share his views on science education and discuss ways to increase students’ scientific knowledge.

Xiao Jianbo, an assistant professor from the University of Macau’s (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS)

Xiao has been included on Thomson Reuters’ list of Highly Cited Researchers 2016 for the citation frequency of his papers

2015 - 2016

UM certified under latest ISO 9001, 14001 standards

The University of Macau (UM) has been certified under ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015, in recognition of the university’s continuous effort to improve service quality management and its commitment to environment protection. UM is the first higher education institution in Macao to obtain certification under the latest ISO management system standards.

UM’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science programme fully accredited by HKIE

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (full-time) programme, offered by the University of Macau’s (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), has received full accreditation from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Earlier this year, three other bachelor’s degree programmes in engineering offered by the FST, namely Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Electromechanical Engineering, also received full accreditation from the HKIE.

Macao team led by UM scholars wins 1 gold, 1 silver at International Mathematical Olympiad

A team of pre-college students from Macao, led by Dr Leong Ieng Tak and Mr Wan Lung Yam from the University of Macau (UM), Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics, won a gold medal and a silver medal at the 57th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) held in Hong Kong. This is the first time in 25 years that a team from Macao has won a gold medal at this competition.

UM professor to receive 3 awards from American Psychological Association

Dr Brian Hall from the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), will receive three Early Career Awards from the American Psychological Association (APA) in August. The awards recognise psychological scientists in the early stages of their careers who have attained outstanding achievements or made outstanding contributions to professional clinical psychology, trauma psychology, or international psychology, respectively.

3 UM journals indexed in SCI and SSCI

Three journals from the University of Macau (UM), namely China Information, the International Journal of Biological Sciences, and Chinese Medicine, have been indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports (JCR). China Information has an impact factor of 0.966, ranking No 8 among all the journals on area studies, and No 2 among all the journals on China studies.

Yang Yi, chair professor of the University of Macau’s (UM) Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Has been selected as one of China’s top ten academic materials in the area of arts and humanities in 2015.

Sze Yee-Tui, an emeritus professor from the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau (UM)

Elected among the most influential poets in China

The UM team is comprised of assistant professor Zhu Yan and PhD student Chan Chi Hang from the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI; Prof U Seng Pan from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology; and Vice Rector (Research) Rui Martins.

A research team from the University of Macau (UM) recently received the Best Paper Award at the European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) 2015 held in Graz, Austria. The ESSCIRC is considered ‘Europe’s “Chip Olympics”’.

2014 - 2015

UM chair professor launches new book

A book launch for the Genesis of Confucius’s Analects, by Yang Yi, chair professor of the University of Macau’s (UM) Department of Chinese Language and Literature, was recently held in Beijing.

Lei Kam Peng, Prof. Wang Zhishi (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Their Project, "Ecological Accounting of Limited System: Principle and Practice", received the third prize in the Natural Science Award category at the Macao Science and Technology Awards 2014*The research is accomplished by UM and the Macau Science & Technology Association

2013 - 2014

Assistant Professor Dr. Siu-wai Leung, Postgraduate students Sun Yunan and Zhou Yi, Chen Xi, Che Weng-si, Leong Kai-seng and Chan Weng-hang (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences and State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine)

Adding dapagliflozin to conventional drugs for type 2 diabetes may improve glycemic control without causing significant weight gain, the research findings were reported by Reuters Health, and were also published on Medscape, a professional medical website widely used by clinicians around the world.

UM Rector Wei Zhao

A paper which is co-authored by his research team has been ranked among China’s 100 Most Influential International Papers (2012) and the Latest Most Influential Papers in China (on Biology), according to a recent issue of Statistical Data of Chinese S&T Papers 2013 released by the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC) under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Another paper co-authored by Rector Wei Zhao and Prof. Fu Xinwen from the University of Massachusetts received the Best Paper Award at the Eighth International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems, and Applications (WASA 2013).

Prof. Simon S. M. Ho, UM Vice Rector (Academic Affairs)

has received two academic awards from two prestigious organizations: the KPMG Best Paper Award from the Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), and the China Family Business Research Pioneer Award from the Chinese Private Enterprises Economic Research Association.

2012 - 2013

Prof. Ben U Seng Pan (Professor of the Department of Computer and Information Science; deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI))

Prof. Ben U Seng Pan was named Chinese Scientist of the Year 2012 in recognition of his outstanding contributions in microelectronics. Prof. U is the first person from Macao to ever receive this honour.

UM Rector Wei Zhao

He was elected Academician of the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Rui Martins, Prof. Elvis Mak Pui In, Dr. Matthew Law Man Kay, PhD student Yan Zushu (University of Macau’s (UM) State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI)

Their paper to be presented at the 60th International solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is “An Extremely Power-and-Area-Efficient Three-Stage Amplifier for LCD Display Drivers”. This will be UM’s first paper to be presented in the “ISSCC Student Research Preview” Session.

Prof. Rui Martins, Prof. Elvis Mak Pui In, PhD student Lin Zhicheng( University of Macau’s (UM) State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI)

UM chips to showcase at Chip Olympics for the 3rd straight year They have co-developed the world’s smallest-power-and-area CMOS ZigBee receiver for short-range wireless applications. The paper on this project will be presented at the 60th International solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), to be held in San Francisco, United States, in February 2013.

Prof. Liu Zhiming (United Nations University—International Institute for Software Technology), Prof. Li Xiaoshan (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Their project, "rCOS Formal Model Driven Method for Software Development"**, received the second-class in the Natural Science Award category.**Prof. Li Xiaoshan from FST and the United Nations University—International Institute for Software Technology jointly submitted an application for this project.

Pro. Zhao Guoqiang, Dr.Jiao Yanpeng (Faculty of Law)

Dr.Jiao Yanpeng won the prize for "National Excellent PhD Thesis of Criminal Law Award".

Prof. Li Ping (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanity)

He was appointed as the first chief researcher in the discipline of history by Social Sciences Academic Press.

2011 - 2012

UM Rector Wei Zhao

He was conferred two honorary fellowships, honorary fellow of ACKM and honorary fellow of the Canadian Chartered Institute of Business Administration by the Asian College of Knowledge Management (ACKM)

Zhu Yan, Chan Chi Hang and Wong Si Seng (PhD students) and their supervisor Prof. Rui Martins, Prof. U Seng Pan and Dr. Sin Sai Weng (State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI)

They were all accepted by the Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, known as “Asia’s Chip Olympics”. One of the relevant papers also won the student design contest, ranking No. 1. Macao was the only region to achieve a paper acceptance rate of 100% at the conference, and all of the papers were from UM.

2010 - 2011

Prof. Zhu Shoutong (Head of the Department of Chinese, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He received the Academic Research Grant for the first half of the year 2011 from the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macao SAR.

Dr. Lewis Tam Hon Keung and master graduate Li Yufei (Faculty of Business Administration)

They received the GTA Best Paper Award at the Asian Finance Association 2011 International Conference.

2009 - 2010

UM Vice Rector (Research) Prof. Rui Martins, Prof. Ben U Seng Pan, Prof. Elvis Mak Pui In ( Faculty of Science and Technology )

Their projects, “Two-Step Channel Selection for Wireless Transmitter Front-Ends” and the “DC-offset Cancelled Programmable Gain Array for Low-voltage Wireless LAN System and Method Using the Same”, received two more U.S. patents.

UM Rector Wei Zhao

A research project on the Internet of Things, for which he is the chief scientist, was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for funding under the national “973 Programme”. He received an honorary doctorate from twelve universities in Portugal.

Prof. Er Guokang (Faculty of Science and Technology)

His paper on a new methodology for solving some reduced Fokker-Planck (FP) equations in high dimensions was published by the prestigious Annals of Physics.

Prof. Philip Chen Chun Lung (Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology)

He was elected president of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society of IEEE.

Prof. Ben U Seng Pan(Faculty of Science and Technology)

He received the Commendation of Merit from the Macao SAR government.

Prof. Yuen Ka Veng (Faculty of Science and Technology )

He received the Young Investigator Award from the International Chinese Association for Computational Mechanics.

Chair Professor Yang Yi (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He published four books on leading pre-Qin philosophers.

Prof. Tang Kaijian, Visiting Professor Wu Zhiliang (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities), and Mr. Jin Guoping, a professional translator and expert on the history of Macao

Their co-edited book, Chronicle of Macao, won the Book Nomination Award at the Chinese Government Award for Publishing 2011.

Dr. Angela Chang Wen Yu (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

She received a PhD scholarship from the Eurasia Pacific Uninet to study advertising appeals and strategy in Austria.

Dr. Oscar Sánchez Sibony (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He received the “Robert C. Tucker/Stephen F. Cohen Prize” from the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Prof. Christopher Kelen (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He received the Newcastle Poetry Prize.

Prof. Tang Keng Pan and PhD student Li Jing (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

Their co-authored book on practical writing won the first prize at the International Conference on Practical Writing in Chinese and the 14th Annual Conference of the Chinese Institute for Practical Writing.

Prof. Lian Zhaotong(Faculty of Business Administration)

He received the Best Paper Award at the eighth International Conference on Service System and Service Management.

Prof. Shu Lianjie (Faculty of Business Administration)

He received the Honorable Mention Award at the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2010 of IEEE.

Prof. Fan Jianhong(Faculty of Law) and Prof. Alexandre Dias Pereira(Faculty of Law at the University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Their co-authored book Commercial and Economic Law in Macau (second edition) was published by Kluwer Law International, and was included in the International Encyclopedia of Commercial and Economic Law (volume 39).

UM Vice Rector (Research) Prof. Rui Martins, Prof. Ben U Seng Pan, Prof. Elvis Mak Pui In, Dr. Sin Sai Weng and PhD student Wei Hegong (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Their research results presented at the 58th International Solid-State Circuits Conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) placed UM No. 15 in the world, No. 5 in Asia and No.1 in China, in the field of microelectronics.

Prof. Wong Man Chung, PhD candidate Lam Chi Seng and Dr. Dai Ningyi (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Their project, “Capacitive-Coupling STATCOM and Its Control”, was granted a National Invention Patent by the State Intellectual Property Office of PRC.

Prof. Wong Man Chung, Dr. Dai Ningyi, Dr. Wong Chi Kong and master graduate Lok Io Keong (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Their project, “DC voltage Self-balancing Soft-switching Three-level Inverter”, was granted a National Patent for Utility Model, by the State Intellectual Property Office of PRC.

Dr. Elvis Mak Pui In ( Faculty of Science and Technology )

He received the 2009 IEEE MGA GOLD Achievement Award from IEEE. He received 2010 Outstanding Young Author Best Journal Paper Award from Circuits and Systems Society of IEEE.

2008 - 2009

Prof. U Seng Pan (Faculty of Science and Technology)

He received the Prize for Scientific and Technology Innovation 2010 of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation. He was invited to serve as a resident Technical Program Committee member for the Analog Circuits and System of the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference.

The “e-Home Healthcare” system has been successfully developed with the technical support from UM staff.

Prof. Iu Vai Pan (Faculty of Science and Technology)

He was elected fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. Leung Siu-wai (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences)

He was elected fellow of the Society of Biology in the U.K.

Prof. Rik Carl D’Amato (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He was elected Clinical Neuropsychology Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Prof. Li Shaoping (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences )

His application for funding under the Cooperation Project of Overseas, Hong Kong and Macao Scholars was approved by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Prof. Yuen Ka Veng ( Faculty of Science and Technology )

His work, Bayesian Methods for Structural Dynamics and Civil Engineering, was released internationally via John Wiley & Sons.

Dr. Sin Sai Weng (Faculty of Science and Technology )

His paper was accepted by the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference as one of the top five papers.

Prof. Tam Kam Weng (Faculty of Science and Technology)

He received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers in Japan

Prof. Rico Lam ( Faculty of Business Administration )

He was invited to serve as the senior editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

Prof. Liu Jianhong (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He was elected president of the Asian Criminological Society.

Mr. Ho Iat Seng (University Assembly member), Dr. Yeung Tsun Man (University Council member)

They conferred the Honourable Medals of Golden Lotus Flower by the Macao SAR government.

Mr. Lam Kam Seng (University Assembly and University Council member)

He was conferred the Honourable Medal of Silver Lotus Flower by the Macao SAR government.

Prof. Wang Zhishi (Faculty of Science and Technology)

He was conferred the Order of Merit with Professional by the Macao SAR government.

Prof. Tam Lap Mou (Faculty of Science and Technology)

He was invited by Heat Transfer Engineering to serve as its deputy editor for a term of three years.

Prof. Chen Huailin (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He received the outstanding paper award at the 2009 China Communication Forum and the 3rd Global Communication Forum.

UM Vice Rector (Research) Prof. Rui Martins

He was elected corresponding member of the Portuguese Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Philip Chen Chun Lung (Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology )

He was elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Prof. Li Shaoping (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences )

He was invited by the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis to join its editorial board for a period of three years, effective from 1 January 2009.

2007 - 2008

UM Rector Wei Zhao

He was appointed honorary professor by the University of Science and Technology of China’s Suzhou Institute for Advanced Study, and Soochow University, in recognition of his remarkable contributions to and achievements in research and teaching in the field of computer sciences.

Dr. Paul W.T. Poon (UM Librarian)

He was invited to be a member of the Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science Quarterly.

Prof. Tang Kaijian (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities )

He was awarded the “Chevalier de I’Ordre des Palmes Academiques” (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms) by the Ministry of Education of France in recognition of his outstanding contributions to research in French history and culture.

Prof. Zhu Shoutong (Head of the Department of Chinese, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He was appointed as one of the first eternal peer reviewers for the Journal of Chinese Social Science.

UM Vice Rector (Research) Prof. Rui Martins, Prof. U Seng Pan and Dr. Mak Pui In ( Faculty of Science and Technology)

Their research project, “Two-Step Channel Selection for Wireless Receiver Front-Ends”, was granted Macao’s first U.S. patent in microelectronics.

Prof. Li Shaoping and PhD student Yang Fengqing (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences)

Their research project, “A Specific Quality Control Method Based on the Characteristics of Natural Cordyceps Sinensis”, was granted an invention patent by the State Intellectual Property Office of PRC.

UM Vice Rector (Research) Prof. Rui Martins

He was granted the Merit Award on innovating entrepreneurship in the Portuguese diaspora.

Dr. Jiang Chunlian (Faculty of Education)

She received the Outstanding Thesis Award at the 13th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education.

Dr. Wu Jie (Faculty of Business Administration)

He won the Best Paper Award at the 6th Asia Academy of Management Conference.

Prof. Wang Yitao (Director of the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences), Prof. Li Shaoping, PhD student Yang Fengqing, master students Li Peng, Wan Jianbo and Chen Xiaojia (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences)

They received the third prize at the Science and Technology Award of the Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (CPA) 2008.

Prof. Yuen Ka Veng (Faculty of Science and Technology)

He was invited to serve as a member on the Bridge Committee of the Mao-Yi-sheng Science and Technology Education Foundation.

Prof. Fan Jianhong (Faculty of Law )

He was accepted as a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Encyclopedia of Laws.

Dr. Rostam Neuwirth ( Faculty of Law)

He was invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the GNLU Law Review.

A new committee of the International Academy of Comparative Law has been officially recognized as a committee of the Academy in China (Macao), and several academic staff of the Faculty of Law were elected associate members of the academy.

Prof. Robert Joseph Taormina(Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He was appointed to the Editorial Review Board of the SAGE Publications journal Leadership for a period of five years.

Prof. Zeng Lingliang (Dean of the Faculty of Law)

He was elected to be one of the first “Masters of Legal Science in Contemporary China” by the editorial board of the Masters of Legal Science in Contemporary China. He was appointed as one of the first eternal peer reviewers for the Journal of Chinese Social Science.

Dr. Jennifer Lai Yuen Man (Faculty of Business Administration)

She received the 2008 Outstanding Reviewer Award (Organization Behavior Division) from the Academy of Management in the U.S.

Dr. Mathew Liu Tingchi (Faculty of Business Administration)

He received the Best Paper Award at the 2008 International Conference on Business and Information.

2006 - 2007

UM Vice Rector (Research) Prof. Rui Martins

He was the first from Macao to be elected fellow of IEEE.

Mr. Walter Wan Iat Meng ( Faculty of Science and Technology)

He received the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from the European Commission to study an advanced master degree programme in the structural analysis of monuments and historical constructions at several universities in Europe. He was the first person from Macao to be granted this opportunity.

Prof. Tan See Kam (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities )

He won the second prize for Faculty Paper at the Asia’s Future Initiative Forum.

Dr. Guo Jingzhi ( Faculty of Science and Technology)

He won the Best Paper Award at the IFIP International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems.

Prof. Tang Keng Pan ( Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities)

He won the Second Prize Paper Award at the 12th National Conference on Applicative Writing in 2007.

2005 - 2006

Prof. Robert Terpstra ( Faculty of Business Administration)

He received at the meeting of the Academy of International Business the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Decade Award, which recognizes the most influential paper published in the JIBS over the past decade.

Prof. Wang Yitao (Director of the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences ), Prof. Li Shaoping and master student Chen Xiaojia (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences)

They received the second prize at the eighth SHIMADZU CUP National Excellent Paper Competition on Pharmaceutical Analysis.
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