In June, Scientist Yuh-Yuan Shyy received an alumni award from the Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering (BIME) at National Taiwan University located in Taipei, Taiwan. Shyy received his BS from the Department (then known as the Agricultural Engineering Power & Machinery Department) in 1975, and later his MS and PHD from the ABE Department at Iowa State.
While visiting the University, Shyy gave an overview of the Seed Science Center, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State to the BIME Department. The BIME Department focuses on fulfilling the demand of mechantronics system integration for traditional and emerging bio-industries and serves as a department of multi-engineering disciplines. It develops bio-mechatronics technologies including automation, bio-engineering, bio-sensor, bio-signal processing, intelligent control, Nano-BioMEMS, biomaterials, bio-informatics, bio-reactor engineering, etc., in order to keep abreast with the global trend of industrialization and automation in bio-industry.