Engineers Ireland Fellow Lam Wei Haur named one of ‘Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians’ 2017
09 October 2017
Lam received the trophy (fourth right) from Minister of Plantation Industry and Commodities Malaysia YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong (fifth right)
A Fellow of Engineers Ireland has been named as one of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Inc’s Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) Award in 2017 for his Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment.
Prof Ir Dr Lam Wei Haur – better known as Lam – is an active Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) alumni. He obtained the SPUR studentship from the university’s Virtual Engineering Centre to complete his PhD research in 2008 in the simulation of the ship’s propeller jet, under supervision of Dr G.A. Hamill, Dr. D.J. Robinson and Emeritus Professor S. Raghunathan.
Lam is also a Fellow of Energy Institute UK, a member of British Computer Society, a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, a life member of the Malaysian Invention and Design Society, a former visiting scholar in University of Oxford, a former associate professor in University of Malaya (UM) and an alumnus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UMT).
Lam is a professor in Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, PR China. The nomination was jointly made by Tianjin University (dean of School of Civil Engineering Prof Zhen Gang, dean of School of International Study Prof Chen Zhihua and head of Department of Ocean Engineering Prof Yang Shugeng) and University of Malaya (director of Institute of Ocean & Earth Science and fellow of Academy of Science Malaysia Prof Phang Siew Moi).
After receiving the award, Lam received the congratulations from Federal Minister of Prime Minister’s Office Malaysia Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong, president of Tianjin University Professor Zhong Denghua, former vice-chancellor of University of Malaya Tan Sri Datuk Ghauth Jasmon, and UM emeritus professor Dato’ Lam Sai Kit, deputy dean of Faculty of Engineering UM Prof Ir Dr Ramesh Singh, vice chancellor of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Professor Datuk Ir. Dr. Wahid Omar, Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering UTM Prof Dr. Khairul Anuar Kassim, vice chancellor of UMT Prof Dato’ Dr Nor Aieni binti Haji Mokhtar, vice president of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Prof Ewe Hong Tat, deputy president of Dalian University of Technology Prof Song Yongchen.
Lam was finalist in 2014, 2016 and 2017 and won the award in recognition of his research contribution to Northern Ireland, Malaysia and PR China. Lam is continuously working on the ship’s propeller-jet theory and later converted the theory to be tidal-turbine wake theory. In his continuous dedication to his chosen research area, he was noted as a particularly good learning model to the young generation.
The award not only recognises excellence in a given profession, but also the person’s dedication to making positive contributions to society. Former winners include actress Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Michelle Yeoh Choo-Kheng (better known as Michelle Yeoh, from the 1997 James Bond film, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’) and celebrity badminton player Dato’ Lee Chong Wei.
As an honouree of JCI TOYM 2017, Lam gains the opportunity to represent Malaysia to compete the Ten Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) with honourees from more than 100 countries around the world.
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