The TOBIN Gold Medal for 2016 was awarded to Xiao Pan BE. The presentation was made at a special Presentation to Students and Awarding of Prizes ceremony at NUI Galway on 14th October 2016. As Xiao was unable to travel to Ireland for the Ceremony, the medal was accepted on his behalf by Dr. Bryan McCabe, Head of Civil Engineering at NUI Galway.
The medal was awarded to Xiao in recognition of his achievement as the student who attained first place in the BE Civil degree examinations in the academic year 2015-2016. Xiao Pan who had previously studied in Jiangnan University, Jiangsu Province, China, is currently pursuing his postgraduate studies at Imperial College, London.