Prof Wuqiang Yang wins IEEE IMS Best Application award

Professor Wuqiang Yang of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has been named winner of the 2021 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) Best Application award.

Each year the IEEE IMS gives out just one award for Best Application in Instrumentation and Measurement, and this year Professor Yang is recognised for the impact of his work on online monitoring of fluidised beds using electrical capacitance tomography (ECT).

The annual award is in recognition of an individual whose idea applies measurement concepts of instrumentation technology in a novel way to benefit society. This year the society honoured Professor Yang for the impact of his work on online monitoring of fluidised beds using ECT in three aspects.

These are: pharmaceutical manufacturing, in particular drying, granulation and coating processes; methanol-to-olefin (MTO) conversion, essentially the conversion of coal (instead of oil) to plastics; and clean coal combustion, by making use of circulating fluidised beds to generate electricity.

Formal presentation of the award will be made at the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Conference awards ceremony, which will be held in May 2022 in Ottawa, Canada.

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