Professor Yan named 2011 IEEE Fellow

Professor Yong Yan from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to pulverised fuel flow metering and combustion flame imaging. His research has made a significant impact on the optimized operation of coal fired power stations in terms of combustion efficiency improvement and emissions reduction.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement. Three hundred and twenty-one individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2011.

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