In addition to being Secretary-General of iNEER, Win Aung is affiliated with the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) where he holds the position of Senior Staff Associate – Engineering Education.  Prior to joining NSF, he carried out research at Bell Telephone Laboratories.  A member of the U.S. Senior Executive Service and a recipient of the NSF Federal Engineer of the Year award, he is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  He has written extensively on research and education and is a frequent speaker on campuses around the world and at international conferences.  He has over 120 technical publications, and has edited or co-edited 9 books.  In 1999, he received the ASME Classic Paper Award, and the Doctorem Honoris Causa (honorary doctorate degree) from VSB – Technical University of Ostrava (VSB), Czech Republic.  He is the founder of the International Conference on Engineering Education series and is a co-founder of the International Network for Engineering Education and Research (iNEER).  He is a member of the Scientific Board of VSB.  He is a member of the ASME Board on Education, and was an editor of the Transactions of ASME, Journal of Heat Transfer.      



Michael H.W. Hoffmann obtained the Diplom-degree (comparable to an M.Sc.  degree) in physics in 1975 and his Ph.D. in RF & Microwave Engineering in 1980, both at Saarland University, Germany, where he worked as a research assistant until 1983.  He joined ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH (today Marconi Communications GmbH) as a systems engineer and researcher from 1983 until 1988.  From 1989 until 1991 he was a professor at the University of Applied Sciences of the German Telecom in Berlin.  Since 1991 he has been professor and vice-head in the Department of Microwave Techniques at the University of Ulm, Germany.  He was awarded the Prize of the State of Baden-Württemberg for excellence in higher education in 2000.  He was a STINT Visiting Professor and researcher at the Ångström Institute of the University of Uppsala, Sweden in 2001.  His current research interests include electronic noise and RF&Microwave Communication Systems.  He is a council member of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering and is a member of IEEE, ITG, VDE, and the International Steering Committee of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE).



Ng Wun Jern became Dean, Faculty of Engineering at The National University of Singapore in 2000.  He received the Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Birmingham and the B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of London, Queen Mary College.  His research interests are in biotreatment of water and wastewater, water reclamation, and cyclic processes.  He teaches courses in environmental engineering, environmental chemistry, and environmental engineering design.  He has more than 300 publications and patents, and his papers have appeared in journals such as Water Research, Journal of Environmental Engineering of ASCE, and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.  He received the ASEAN Engineering Merit Award in 1997, the Outstanding University Researcher Award in 1999, and the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques Award in 2002.  He serves on the boards of directors of institutes and bodies of advanced learning and is similarly active in the industry where he serves as an advisor or on the boards of directors of environmental engineering companies.  Through his work with the Institution of Engineers, Singapore, he is involved with accreditation of Singaporean engineering degrees.



Robin King is Pro Vice Chancellor, Division of Information Technology, Engineering & the Environment at the University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes, Australia.  He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, University of London in 1972.  He was a research engineer with the British Broadcasting Corporation from 1971 – 1974, and has held several academic positions in Papua New Guinea, UK and Australia.  As an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney from 1989 – 1996 he led the speech technology research group, and was Associate Dean (undergraduate).  He has more than 80 publications, and has been involved with a number of progressive engineering education initiatives, and with the Australasian Association for Engineering Education.  In his current position he is responsible for the management and strategic development of a wide range of academic and research programs that span information technology and engineering, the built and natural environment and mathematics.  He is a member of the Australian Council of Engineering Deans, and continues to be involved with accreditation of Australian engineering degrees through his work with the Institution of Engineers, Australia.




Luis Manuel Sánchez Ruiz has been affiliated with Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), Spain since 1980 and has been Professor of Mathematics since 2000.  He graduated and received his Ph.D. from Universidad de Valencia in 1980 and 1988, respectively, and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA on several occassions during 1992-99. His current research interests include functional analysis from both theoretical and applied points of view.  He has published over 80 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and more than 10 textbooks on mathematics for engineers, and is co-author of the research monograph Metrizable Barrelled Spaces published by Longman.  The former Academic Co-ordinator of Mediterranean University of Science and Technology, he is responsible for several research projects granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education.  He is currently a reviewer for several international journals, publishing companies and research projects, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Scientiae Mathematicae Japonicae, and of the on-line Scientiae Mathematicae.  He is member of the International Steering Committee of International Conference on Engineering Education and is General Chair of ICEE-2003: Valencia.