LKC FES academic wins 2024 AEE Regional Award

Ir Dr Chua Kein Huat

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering academic Ir Dr Chua Kein Huat was awarded the Regional Award for Energy Professional Development under the Asia Pacific Rim Region category at the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Regional Awards 2024.

The awards will be presented at the AEE Regional Awards Ceremony, scheduled as part of the AEE World Energy Conference & Expo, on 24 September 2024 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, the United States. Ir Dr Chua will be receiving a trophy and a certificate of achievement.

“This award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement and development of energy professionals and human capital within the industry,” Ir Dr Chua said and added, “This win encourages me to develop innovative training programmes and educational initiatives, mentor and support emerging talent in the energy sector, promote best practices in professional development and career progression, enhance the skills and competencies of energy professionals through dedicated efforts, and advocate for the importance of human capital development within the energy industry.”

Moreover, he added that this prestigious accolade also recognises exemplary efforts in mentoring, training, and guiding the next generation of energy professionals, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.

Expressing his gratitude, he said, “I am deeply honoured to receive this award. This recognition by the AEE, a leading global organisation with over 18,000 members, is truly humbling. I am grateful for the support and opportunities provided by AEE, which have been instrumental in my professional growth. In addition, this award motivates me to continue advancing energy efficiency and sustainability.”

“I would like to express my gratitude to my Head of Department, Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chang Yoong Choon. His steadfast support has been a cornerstone in my pursuit of knowledge and professional development. I wish to convey my sincere thanks to the Dean, Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She. Prof Yap’s insightful leadership and strategic vision have created an environment that nurtures innovation and academic rigour. Also, my gratitude extends to our Vice President, Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, whose exemplary leadership and commitment to advancing our institution’s mission have been remarkable. Lastly, I express my profound thanks to the President, Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat because his visionary leadership and unwavering support have been instrumental in guiding our institution towards new heights. His dedication to excellence and continuous improvement has inspired me all to achieve my best,” he enthused.

Ir Dr Chua is a notable figure in the field of energy efficiency. In 2023, Dr Chua conducted 20 training sessions, educating 329 individuals on energy management, efficiency, and green technology. Additionally, Ir Dr Chua created seven specialised courses, including the Professional Green Technology and Energy Efficiency programme and Certified Energy Management and Energy Audit courses. These courses aim to bridge the gap between theory and practical application, preparing professionals for real-world energy challenges. Ir Dr Chua’s efforts in training, course development, and integrating energy efficiency into education demonstrate a strong commitment to fostering a sustainable energy landscape and influencing industry leaders and students toward a responsible energy future.

AEE Regional Awards 2024

The AEE Regional Awards 2024 was organised by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving its members and other industry professionals who are working to improve energy efficiency, save energy, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, make buildings perform better, and help reach global goals for net-zero.

These awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, organisations, agencies, and corporations that are at the forefront of innovation and excellence. It sought to highlight significant contributions in energy management, energy efficiency, sustainability, and related areas. By recognising outstanding energy professionals, the programme not only honours individuals but also promotes advancement within the industry.

Winning certificate

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