Ten Ambassadors Appointed
Alumni Affairs announces the launch of our new-look China Alumni Chapter (CAC). The CAC is an important development for Alumni Affairs, for our goal of creating a global student and alumni community. The CAC is special and unique because it is borderless, using our online community portal, Rapport (www.alumnirapport.com), to connect everyone.
Membership of the Chapter is open to all current and former students, graduates and all former postdoctoral fellows from China, living anywhere in the world. Chapter membership and ambassadorial roles can also be held by alumni of any nationality, who either live (or have lived), studied, researched or worked in China.
Introducing the CAC
Affairs is grateful to the following alumni for giving their time to the CAC:
Bingmu Xiao MS ’13
Bingmu, based in the United Kingdom, is a Senior Geophysicist with French company CGG, where she’s worked since 2014. During her time at CGG, she has worked on a number of projects offshore including in West Africa, the North Sea and Black Sea. After graduating from Jilin University in China in Applied Geophysics in 2011, she completed her MS in Earth Science and Engineering at KAUST.
Jacky Ng MS ’11
Jacky is a Civil Engineer with the Hong Kong SAR Government, a role he has held for over two years. He completed a BEng at the University of Hong Kong, during which time he spent a year at the University of California and at Harvard University as a visiting student. He graduated from KAUST in 2011 with a MS in Chemical and Biological Engineering, and has a Master of Laws (2015) from Robert Gordon University in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication.
Yuhan Chen MS ’14
Yuhan, living in Saudi Arabia, is a statistician with Saudi Aramco. She has a BA in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her MS at KAUST in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science.
Yu Wang PhD’13
Yu is a Professor at Wuhan University of Technology, with research interests in laser diagnostics, pollutant formation, flame dynamics and surrogate fuels. He graduated from KAUST in 2013 with a PhD (Mechanical Engineering). Yu’s research while at KAUST was in the Clean Combustion Research Center.
Meixia Shi PhD ’16
Meixia is a Postdoctoral Researcher in China at Ningbo Watermeter Co, commencing her role in early 2017. As a PhD student in Environmental Science and Engineering at KAUST, she worked in the Nanostructure Polymeric Membrane Laboratory with supervisor Professor Suzana Nunes. Meixia’s research interests are in Membrane Geometry, Forward Osmosis and Hydrophilic.
Baoyuan Wu - former KAUST postdoctoral fellow
Baoyuan is a Senior Researcher with one of China’s largest internet companies, Tencent, which has WeChat as one of their products! His research interests are machine learning, computer vision and optimization. While at KAUST, Baoyuan worked in the Image and Video Understanding Lab with Professor Bernard Ghanem.
Bin Zheng - former KAUST postdoctoral fellow
Bin is an Associate Professor at China’s Xi'an University of Science and Technology, with his main research interests the properties and application of low-dimensional nanomaterials.
Tuoyuan Cheng MS’ 16
Tuoyuan is currently undertaking his PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering at KAUST. He has a BEng in Water and Wastewater Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, graduating in 2014.
Joachim Azzi MS’ 12
Joachim, from France, is currently a Product Development Engineer at Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, in Houston. His interest in China is a result of having worked in Guangzhou, where he was a Product Development Engineer for Total Refining & Chemicals, Polymers Orient, Oil & Energy (from February 2013). Prior to arriving at KAUST, he graduated in Chemistry and Engineering Process from Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon.
Hao Ma MS’12
Hao is a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Before studying at KAUST with supervisor Professor Sonia Aissa, he graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University during which time he was an exchange student for a year at City University of Hong Kong.
Alumni can access the CAC on Rapport through the China Alumni Chapter group. After logging in to Rapport you can find groups from the top navigation ribbon.