2016 Excellent Thesis Award. The challenges of wearable technology from a polymer optical fibre (POFs) textile perspective. At “The New Paradigm of Global fashion Business in ICT Convergence”. The Korea Society of Fashion Business 2016 International Conference in Soongsil University, South Korea. (29 October 2016)

2016 Excellent Award for Textile. Sylvan at 2016 16th International FABI Exhibition organized by The Korean Society of Fashion Business in Han Kyungchik Memorial Hall, Soongsil University, Soeul Korea . (28 October – 29 October 2016)

2015 Excellent Award. Scion at TEXTILE ART OF TODAY 2015 Triennial of textile at Slovak National Museum. (18 September – 13 December 2015)

2015 Excellent Award. New-Utopia, “Zhang Qian Bei” Home Textile Contest organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT TEX), Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Nantong Government. China.

2014 Outstanding Award. Luminescent Waves. 8th From Lausanne to Beijing International Fiberart Biennale.(30 September 2014)

2013 Excellent Paper Award awarded by the Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. Bai, Z.Q., Tan J., Johnston, C. and Tao, X.M., (2012) Enhancing the functionality of traditional interior textiles by integration of optical fibers. Research Journal of Textile and Apparel. 16(4),31-38, 2012. (April 2013)

2013 Hang Seng Bank Best Sustainable Service Project Award 2013 for designing, planning and execution of a service learning project with Vitality Place, The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong. The project comprises of rehabilitative fashion design workshops with people who are recovering from mental illness.

2013 ‘Neo Neon’ collected as The China National Museum of Silk’s permanent collection. (September 2013)

2011 Excellence Award. Linear at the 1st Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art Exhibition organized by the China National Arts & Crafts Society, Jilin College Gallery. September 2011, China.

2011 Outstanding Research Paper Award.  Tan, J. (2011) Stitching Stories: Embedding Narratives into Fashion. At the Arts and Design: Integration of the East and the West. 1st International Conference and Exhibition 2011 organised by the Faculty of Arts and design, Ubon Rachathani University. (9-10 Feburay 2011)

2006 Bronze Medal. Design Team Member. Thermal Protective Clothing System. IENA Exhibition of Germany.