Professor Weihua Li was thrilled to win a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence; an award his early career research students couldn’t have been happier to nominate him for.

Professor Weihua Li’s caring philosophy and active encouragement of his students to develop their research potential saw him take out last year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research Supervision.

From the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, Professor Li was recognised for his research endeavours and the time and feedback he has given in helping young researchers in the early part of their careers. Professor Li has had a significant number of Higher Degree Research (HDR) student completions, with a number of his students receiving special commendations for their theses and/or external awards.

“It was a great honour to receive a nomination for this award as it made me feel welcomed by the University, fellow colleagues and peers. It recognised my years of hard work and dedication and being nominated was a great feeling, ” said Professor Li.

“I encourage other staff and students to nominate supervisors for this award, to show their appreciation and reward and recognise supervisors for their research endeavours, time and feedback in helping early career researchers in the beginning part of their career.

The 2018 Vice-Chancellor’s Award nominations close on 25 May. Nominate someone in your team today.