Peter Ling (Asia Pacific representative)
Peter Ling is an exceptionally driven and dedicated individual, currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering at Monash University Malaysia, with a specialization in the exciting field of soft robotics. He is a recipient of the University’s Graduate Research Merit Scholarship. His passion for exploring uncharted territories and pushing the boundaries of technology and design fuels his quest to achieve ground-breaking advancements.
He first joined the IET in 2015 through the Present Around The World (PATW) competition, where he represented Asia Pacific in the global final held in London. Prior to that, he won the regional round in Beijing and the national round in Kuala Lumpur.
Peter has taken on various leadership roles, showcasing his proactive and dynamic nature. Notably, Peter served as the President of Swinburne Sarawak IET On Campus (SSIET) during his undergraduate studies at Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus. Under his visionary leadership, SSIET organized a multitude of impactful events, earning them the prestigious IET On Campus Group of the Year Award (GOTYA) in 2019. He also held the position of President of Student Council while pursuing his Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) (Honours), further highlighting his ability to balance academic excellence with effective leadership.
Currently, Peter is serving as the Chairperson of IET Malaysia Network Young Professionals Section (YPS) and also holds the position of School of Engineering Representative in Monash University Postgraduate Association (MUPA).
Apart from his academic and professional pursuits, Peter finds solace in creating exquisite melodies with the violin. He believes that science and art intertwine to bring forth a symphony of innovation and creativity.