Sun Guoxing, an assistant professor from Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (IAPME), University of Macau (UM), received the 2019 IAAM Scientist Medal in the 27th award ceremony of International Association of Advanced Materials. Prof. Sun has multi-disciplinary background on advanced polymeric materials, nanocomposites, surface & interface science, cementitious materials and polymer-based concrete admixtures. The medal was awarded to him in recognition of his contributions in the field of Advanced Materials Science & Technology.

International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) is an international organization to provide research and education forum for the developments of the rapidly expanding field of Advanced Materials Science, Engineering and Technology. The major goal of this association is to focus on the advancement of materials to global excellence. IAAM honors outstanding researchers with IAAM Scientist Medals for their research and professional impact in Physical, Chemical, Biological, Engineering, Medical, Mathematical, Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences. The candidate working as independent investigator should exemplify the enduring leadership and vision for material science filed. The award comprises of a medal and citation at the IAAM annual meeting. The medal is awarded based on contributions made through work done during the five years preceding from the year of award.