December 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM EST
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NCKU Hosts First Energy Engineering Alliance Forum

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) is playing the host to the first energy engineering alliance forum, which was opened on December 23 with more than 25 university faculty from 5 countries including the United Sates, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, and Taiwan.

On behalf of NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su and College of Engineering Dean Pao-Shan Yu, the department head of aeronautics and astronautics Chin-Hsiang Cheng welcomed the guests and gave opening remarks.

Cheng said, “This forum is a great platform where universities from countries particularly in Southeast Asia and Taiwan can interact and share information regarding energy issues.”

He added, “Collaborations follow the friendship. We have to have the friendship first and then we can talk about partnership.”

“In the very near future, energy would be a very important issue. You cannot avoid it and you cannot just pretend energy issue is not there for human being,” Cheng noted.

The two-day forum included a total of 24 sections of forum speech regarding the latest research on energy given by professors from Hochiminh City University of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Nevada, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Kasetsart University, Chulalongkorn Univeristy, and National Cheng Kung University.

Associate Dean for Research at Kasetsart University Paisan Kongkachuiychay, who visited NCKU for the second time said, “It’s really nice to initiate the forum where we can learn from our neighbors and we have high possibility to make some work together and share resources.”

“Energy is a hot topic not only regionally but globally,” said Paisan adding, “Thailand is also trying to promote alternative energy and invests a lot on gasohol which is a mixture between gasoline and ethanol, produced from agricultural products.”

He also revealed that next month Dean Yu from NCKU will visit Kasetsart University to sign a MoU between two organizations.

Prof. Ku Zilati Ku Shaari, Head of Center for Student Internship, Mobility and Adjunct Lectureship at Universiti Teknologi Petronas said, “We have just started collaboration with NCKU by sending our chemical engineering students to do internship at the research lab.”

Prof. Yi-Tung Chen from University of Nevada who has been involving in the research of solar cell design said, “Energy has to be looked at in a wide spectrum, everything has to be balanced.”

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Source: Business Wire (December 27, 2015 - 9:13 PM EST)

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