Prof Ben U Seng Pan from the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology, who is also the deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI, has been appointed a member of the Seventh Science and Technology Commission of the Ministry of Education. Prof U is the first and only scholar from Macao to be appointed a member of the Science and Technology Commission of the Ministry of Education. Earlier, Prof U also became the first Macao-educated scholar to be elevated to the fellowship of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
According to the Constitution of the Science and Technology Commission released by the Ministry of Education, the Science and Technology Commission serves as the Ministry of Education’s consultative organ on matters related to higher education, science, and technology. It also serves as a think tank of the government, providing services to higher education institutions, research institutes, and other organisations in society, in the field of science and technology.
This year, 90 experts have been appointed members of the Science and Technology Commission. 77 of them come from renowned Chinese universities, including Tsinghua University and Peking University; 13 come from other institutions, including the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Of the 90 newly appointed members, 56 are academicians of the CAS and CAE, with the rest being renowned professors, experts, and university presidents and vice presidents.