Ir. Academician Emeritus Prof. Tan Sri Dato' Dr. Chuah Hean Teik

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia



Dr. Chuah Hean Teik graduated with a BEng (First Class Honours), MEngSc and PhD in electrical engineering, all from University of Malaya, Malaysia. He was President of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia from 2008-2019, where he is now an Emeritus Professor. He is also a Consultant Professor to Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China; and University Advisor to University Sanya, Hainan, China.

His research interests include microwave remote sensing and applied electromagnetics. He has authored/co-authored more than 280 papers in international journals and conferences. Dr. Chuah has received many awards locally and internationally. Among them include the inaugural Young Engineer Award by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia in 1991; 1990 Young Scientist Award at the 23rd General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) at Prague, Czechoslovakia; 1993 Young Scientist Award at the 24th General Assembly of URSI at Kyoto, Japan; 1995 Young Scientist Award (Industrial Sector) by the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment; 1999 Malaysian Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Award for his contributions in the area of microwave remote sensing; 2017 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations; the IEM Engineering Hall of Fame in 2019 for his outstanding professional achievements, 2019 FEIAP Engineer of the Year, and 2019 WFEO Medal of Excellence in Engineering Education. In 2021, Dr Chuah received the Chinese Government's Friendship Award, which is the People's Republic of China's highest award for foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to China's economic and social development, as well as effort in facilitating friendly exchanges between China and other countries in culture, education, science and technology.

Dr. Chuah is an eminent technical leader. He is currently the President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Past President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) from 2011-2015, and current Chairman of FEIAP Standing Committee on Engineering Education, and Chairman of the Africa, Asia and the Pacific (AAP) Accord Engineering Education Council. Dr. Chuah was the President of IEM (2009-2011). He is a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia (ASM); a Founding Fellow of the AAET and The Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World; Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA; and the Electromagnetics Academy, USA. He is currently a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel under the Advocates and Solicitors’ Disciplinary Board, Malaysia, the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC), the Malaysian Engineering and Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia. He also serves in Technical Committee or Advisory Committee of a few regional and international conferences and symposia.

In recognition of his valuable services and contributions, he was conferred an Order of Chivalry, Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri, which carries the title “Dato”, by the Governor of Penang in July 2005, and conferred the Panglima Setia Mahkota Award, which carries the title “Tan Sri”, by the King of Malaysia, the Yang DiPertuan Agung, in September 2019.