Professor Wei-Hsin Liao, Chairman of MAE Department, recently won the 2023 Leonardo Da Vinci Award from the Design Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Professor Liao is the first scholar from Hong Kong to win the ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award in its 45-year history.
The ASME commended Professor Liao for his outstanding contributions to the design and invention of machines and devices for human motion assistance, with applications in prostheses, exoskeletons and wearables such as smartwatches and wristbands.
Professor Rocky S. Tuan, Vice-Chancellor and President of CUHK, congratulated Professor Liao, remarking, “This prestigious accolade is a fine tribute to Professor Liao’s contributions to the design and invention of machines and devices for human motion assistance. His commitment to technological advancement has been a great inspiration to the global community. The University and I are proud of his achievements and passion for innovation.”
Professor Liao said, “I am honoured to have received the award from the ASME. This is a recognition of our research and achievement in machine design, and I am grateful to the University for all the support over the years. I hope our invention will make an impact on society and inspire the next generation of youngsters.”
Professor Wei-Hsin Liao (centre) received the certificate of the Leonardo Da Vinci Award at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference in August 2023.
About the Leonardo Da Vinci Award
The Leonardo Da Vinci Award was established in 1978 to recognise eminent achievement in the design or invention of a product which is universally recognised as an important advance in machine design. The award is granted annually by the ASME, and is named after 15th and 16th century inventor Leonardo Da Vinci.
About the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Founded in 1880, the ASME promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. With more than 85,000 members in over 135 countries, the ASME is a not-for-profit professional organisation that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.
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