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18 October 2022

King's engineer recognised for outstanding contribution to research

Dr Wei Liu wins Design and Technology Association award

Wei Liu

Dr Wei Liu, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious N.E.J. Stevenson Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research by the Design and Technology Association.

The Design and Technology Association is the professional association for those involved in design and technology education. Its annual Excellence Awards recognise the commitment and achievements of teachers, educators and academics across schools and higher education nationally and internationally. Winning nominees are required to provide detailed evidence reflecting exceptional contributions.

The NEJ Stevenson award recognises education professionals who have demonstrated a strong and ongoing commitment to design and technology research. Tony Ryan, CEO of the Design and Technology Association, commented:

“Dr Wei Liu is to be congratulated on her well-deserved award and celebrated for going above and beyond what might be expected in her contributions to supporting the subject of design and technology. We know that employers across the advanced manufacturing and creative industries are already concerned about the real shortage of engineers and designers, and we need more people like Wei to inspire future generations of young people.”

Engineering design is critical to successful products and systems. King’s has a distinguished history of engineering research, with students and academics working to create engineering solutions for many different sectors. Professor Barbara Shollock, Head of the Department of Engineering, said:

“We are delighted for Dr Wei Liu on receiving this prestigious award recognising her outstanding commitment and dedication to education and research in Design & Technology. Her work reflects the nature of interdisciplinarity in engineering solutions and explores innovation triggered by design. This echoes the vision of our department and enriches the scope of our engineering research and education.”



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Wei Liu

Professor of Design Engineering and Innovation

Barbara Shollock

Head of Department of Engineering