FU Ming Wang
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Prof. M.W. FU joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK PolyU) in Aug, 2006. Before left for Singapore for his career development in 1995, he had worked in Mainland China as a faculty member and also been seconded to industry for technology development such that he has an in-depth understanding and appreciation of industries. In this tenured period of his first academic career, Prof. Fu had conducted a number of R&D projects funded by governmental funding agencies and industries. Some governmental ad-hoc projects led by him have been successfully applied in industries. In 1991 and 1994, he received the honorary awards of Outstanding Young Teacher and Outstanding Teacher from the Ministry of Aeronautics and Astronautic Industries of P.R. China. In 1992 and 1995, he was promoted to associate and full professor, respectively, under the fast-track promotion scheme for outstanding young faculty members. Upon completion of his Ph.D. study at the National University of Singapore in 1997, he joined the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology as a senior research engineer in the same year. For his ten-year tenured career in this national R&D Institution of Singapore, his research endeavors were more focused on the development of state-of-the-art product design and development and metal forming technologies. In addition, he initiated a few new research directions in the Institute, including micro-scaled product development via microforming, CAE-enabled metal forming product, and process design, etc.