NTU Prof. Suming Chen Receives International Award from JSAM
Prof. Suming Chen (陳世銘) of NTU’s Department of Biomechatronics Engineering received the International Award at the general meeting of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineers (JSAM) held at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, on September 3, 2019. The award was presented in recognition of Prof. Chen’s many contributions to international education, academic research, and JSAM over the years.
Prof. Chen is an indispensable member of academia both at home and abroad. Besides his long-term dedication to the field of agricultural machinery engineering in Taiwan, Prof. Chen also actively collaborates with numerous universities and research institutions around the world to promote research and education. His research results have been well-received by the international academic community. Over the past decade, he has been invited to speak at 21 international conferences, delivering 3 keynote speeches, 2 plenary speeches, and 16 invited speeches. He has also been awarded 31 patents and 6 technology transfers.
At present, Prof. Chen serves as the editor-in-chief and deputy editor-in-chief of three international academic journals, including Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food; Agricultural Mechanization in Asia, Africa, and Latin America; and Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems. In particular, Prof. Chen is devoted to the launch of Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food (EAEF), an academic journal jointly published by the agricultural machinery associations of Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. He also supported the founding of the Asian Agricultural and Biological Engineering Association (AABEA). Moreover, he has worked tirelessly for the creation of the International Symposium on Machinery and Mechatronics for Agriculture and Bio-systems Engineering (ISMAB) founded by Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. The three countries have been taking turns hosting the bi-annual symposium since 2002, with the 10th symposium scheduled to be held in Kaohsiung next year.
As to international education cooperation, Prof. Chen has been a faculty member of the distance learning program of Kyoto University since 2013. Due to the program’s enormous success, Tsukuba University joined this all-English program in 2017. During his tenure as Deputy Dean of NTU’s College of Bioresources and Agriculture, Prof. Chen actively facilitated and promoted a Double Degree Program in MS and PhD between NTU and Kyoto University, as well as another between NTU and Tsukuba University. Moreover, he set up the GIP-TRIAD Program (Global Joint Degree Program in Agro-Biomedical Sciences on Food Security and Healthcare) co-organized by NTU, Tsukuba University, and the University of Bordeaux.
This article is also featured in No. 75 of NTU Highlights (December, 2019).