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Distinguished Professor Mike Xie, Member of the Order of Australia

The Design Robotics team is delighted to announce that Distinguished Professor Mike Xie has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List. Mike has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division for “significant service to higher education and to civil engineering.”
Mike is internationally recognised for his development of innovative software tools that are used to optimise structural design. The tools he has developed are used globally for the design of buildings, bridges and other large civil infrastructure, combining architectural design qualities with both structural performance and weight efficiency.

Distinguished Professor Mike Xie. Photo Credit: RMIT

Professor Xie was awarded the title of “RMIT Distinguished Professor” in 2016 and is the Director of RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials. He was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ASTE) in 2011, and has collaborated with companies including Arup, Boeing and Smith & Nephew. In addition to his academic and consulting work at RMIT, Professor Xie has established a successful engineering practice in China known as XIE Archi-Structure Design (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
The Design Robotics team extend our heartfelt congratulations to Professor Xie on his recent recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia; one of a series of awards which include the 2017 Clunies Ross Innovation Award, and the 2017 AGM Michell Medal.