華盛頓大學特別為楊良棟總裁製作了一部近五分鐘之視頻和專訪，介紹他歷年來為華大所做之貢獻，並特向楊良棟總裁捐贈母校華大Danforth主校區通往工學院之門「 Young Archway 楊門拱道」致意。
華大生醫工程系創系主任殷起彭(Dr. Frank Yin)教授於4月1日週六晚間，在京園餐廳設宴感謝11年來楊良棟總裁對生物醫學工程系和學生的支持和照顧，近40位過去和現在受到楊良棟總裁照顧的師生代表和校方人士向出席餐會，向楊良棟總裁致謝。
2017 Alumni Achievement Awards
Honoring an Education
Alumni Achievement Award
Young’s first position was with Allied-Signal Aerospace as a materials and process engineer. In 1983, Young returned to Hong Kong and founded Chemcentral Group, providing raw materials and equipment for manufacturers in China. Chemcentral Group has grown into an international trade and investment organization with branches specializing in paper industry products, chemical materials, real estate, ecotourism and recreation.
One of Chemcentral Group’s principal divisions in the engineering materials field is Chemcentral Ltd. The company is a manufacturer’s agent and distributor of kaolin coating clay. Young also oversees Ming Yuan Chemicals Trading Shanghai Co. Ltd., an import, export and warehousing enterprise in China which serves the paper and other technically demanding industries.
With offices worldwide, Young’s companies have remained the largest supplier of coating clay in China since 1984. To expand internationally, Young established headquarters in Shanghai, China, in 2002.
Young is a passionate stockholder of PURE brand whisky, brandy and scotch. He also holds investments in a hotel and spa property, the Lihua International Hotel & Spa, located in Longjing, China.
Peter’s service to the university includes membership on the School of Engineering & Applied Science National Council and the engineering Campaign Committee. Young is also a member of the Hong Kong Business Association of Taiwan.
As members of the Washington University Loyalty Society and Eliot Society, Peter and his wife, Lin, have established an annual fund challenge for engineering supporters and generously named the Young Archway in Preston M. Green Hall in honor of his parents. They reside in Hong Kong with their daughter, Vivian.
Young earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in 1980. He also attended the University of Southern California for graduate work in plastics and engineering.