About TCUS

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President

Paul C. W. Chu

Professor of Physics,
T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science, and
Founding Director and Chief Scientist, TCSUH
University of Houston

  EDUCATION  

B.S. Cheng-Kung University Taiwan, ROC 1958-1962

M.S. Fordham University Bronx NY 1963-1965

Ph.D. University of California San Diego CA 1965-1968

  FIELD OF STUDY  

Experimental Solid State Physics: Superconductivity, Magnetism and Dielectrics

  PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  
  • Honorary Chancellor, Taiwan Comprehensive University System, 2012-2016
  • Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, 2011-present
  • President Emeritus and University Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009-present
  • Founding Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2006-present
  • Executive Director, Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, 2005-2011
  • Guest Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2005-present
  • Convener, Heads of Universities Committee, Hong Kong, 2003-2004
  • President and Professor of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2001-2009 (voted the best university president in Hong Kong for overall performance in 2002-2004 and 2006-2009, and second best in 2005)
  • Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1999-2005
  • Director, National Science Foundation Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Advanced Oxides and Related Materials at the University of Houston, 1996-1997
  • Visiting Miller Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
  • Director, Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston, 1987-2001
  • T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science, University of Houston, 1987-present
  • M. D. Anderson Chair of Physics, University of Houston, 1987-1989
  • Director, Solid State Physics Program, National Science Foundation, 1986-1987
  • Director, Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center, NASA/UH, 1986-1988
  • Director, Magnetic Information Research Laboratory, University of Houston,1984-1988
  • Professor of Physics, University of Houston TX, 1979-present
  • Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos NM, Visiting Staff Member,1975-1980
  • Professor of Physics, Cleveland State University OH, 1975-1979
  • Associate Professor of Physics, Cleveland State University OH, 1973-1975
  • Stanford University, Stanford CA, Hansens Physics Laboratory, Visiting Scientist, Summer 1973
  • Argonne National Lab, Argonne IL, Resident Research Associate, Summer 1972
  • Assistant Professor of Physics, Cleveland State University OH, 1970-1973
  • Member, Technical Staff, Bell Labs, Murray Hill NJ, 1968-1970
  • Research Assistant, University of California, San Diego CA, 1965-1968
  • Teaching Assistant, Fordham University, Bronx NY, 1963-1965
  • Second Lieutenant, Nationalist Chinese Air Forces, 1962-1963
  HONORS  
  • Charter Fellow, National Academy of Inventors, 2013
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Science, 2011
  • Member, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2010
  • Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Engineering, 2005
  • Member, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, 2004
  • Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences (PRC), 1996
  • Fellow, Texas Academy of Sciences, 1992
  • Member, Electromagnetic Academy, 1990
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1989
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1989
  • Member, Third World Academy of Sciences, 1989
  • Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce(RSA), 1989
  • Member, Academia Sinica (ROC), 1988
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1987
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1978
  AWARDS  
  • Recipient, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Hall of Fame Award, 2010
  • Distinguished Visiting Chair Professorship, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2009
  • K. T. Li Professor Chair Award, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2009
  • One of 100 Influential Alumni, University of California, San Diego, Alumni Association, 2009
  • Prize Ettore Majorana - Erice - Science for Peace 2007, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, awarded 2008
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE-USA), 2008
  • Cha Distinguished Chair, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 2006
  • Achievement Award, Chinese Professional Club, 2006
  • One of Houston’s Leaders and Legends, H Texas Magazine, 2006
  • Distinguished Lectureship sponsored by Applied Materials, Inc., National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2005
  • Cohen-Ofer Distinguished Lectureship on Experimental Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2004
  • Invited Contributor, Chemical & Engineering News 80th Anniversary Special Issue on the Elements, 2003
  • Distinguished Lectureship, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation,2003
  • Distinguished Lectureship, Chien-Shiung Wu and Luck C. L. Yuan Natural Science Foundation, 2003
  • Certificate of Merit, National Awards Program, Adult Community Category,Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 2001
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, Association of American-Chinese Professionals (AACP) Foundation, 2001
  • John Fritz Medal, American Association of Engineering Societies, 2001
  • Honoree, Alliance for Multicultural Community Services, 2000
  • Esther Farfel Award, University of Houston, 2000
  • One of the 20th Century’s 100 Most Influential People in Gas and Electricity,Century of Power, Hart Energy Markets, 2000
  • Invited Contributor, National Millennium Time Capsule, 2000
  • Sharif University Award, 1999
  • Houston Hall of Fame Award, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 1999
  • Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, Washington DC Metropolitan Association of Chinese American Professionals, 1998
  • Bernd Matthias Prize, International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity, High Temperature Superconductors, 1994
  • Superconductivity Award of Excellence in Scientific Accomplishments, World Congress on Superconductivity, 1994
  • St. Martin de Porres Award, 1990
  • Best Researcher in the US, US News and World Report, 1990
  • Texas Instruments Founders' Prize, 1990
  • Medal of Scientific Merit, World Cultural Council, 1989
  • International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society, 1988
  • Comstock Award, National Academy of Sciences, 1988
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, Cheng-Kung University, 1988
  • Houston Hall of Fame Award, Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau,1988
  • National Medal of Science, 1988
  • NASA Achievement Award, 1987
  • Leroy Randle Grumman Medal for Outstanding Scientific Achievement,Grumman Corporation, 1987
  • Physical and Mathematical Science Award, New York Academy of Sciences,1987
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of California at San Diego, 1987
  • Sigma Xi Research Excellence Award, 1987
  • Faculty Research Award, University of Houston, 1987
  • Achievement Award, Chinese American Academic and Professional Association,1987
  • Honorary Citizen of the State of Texas, 1987
  • Honorary Citizen of the City of Houston, 1987
  HONORARY DOCTORATES AND POSITIONS  
  • Honorary Professorship National Tsinghua University, 2009
  • Honorary Doctorate Loughborough University, 2007
  • Honorary Doctorate University of Macau, 2006
  • Honorary Presidency Jiaxing University, 2006
  • Honorary Doctorate Providence University, 2005
  • Honorary Professorship Dongnan University, 2003
  • Honorary Doctorate Hong Kong Baptist University, 1999
  • Honorary Professorship Nanjing University, 1996
  • Honorary Professorship Chinese University of Science and Technology, 1991
  • Honorary Professorship Nankai University, 1991
  • Honorary Doctorate Whittier College, 1991
  • Honorary Doctorate Florida International University, 1989
  • Honorary Doctorate State University of New York at Farmingdale, 1989
  • Honorary Doctorate Fordham University, 1988
  • Honorary Doctorate Northwestern University, 1988
  • Honorary Doctorate Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1988
  • Honorary Professorship Zhongshan University, 1988
  • Honorary Professorship Chinese Academy of Sciences, Physics Institute, 1979
  ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES  
  • Member, Temporary Nominating Group for Foreign Associates, Class III, National Academy of Sciences, 2014-2016
  • Member, Advisory Board, Scientists in International Context Program, Rice University,2013-present
  • Co-Chair, Dean Search Committee, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Houston, 2013
  • Member, Committee on Globalization of Science and Technology: Opportunities and Challenges for the Department of Defense (GSTOC), National Research Council, 2013-2014
  • Member, University Evaluation Committee, National Tsing Hua University, 2013
  • Member, O’Donnell Awards Selection Committee, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST), 2012-2015
  • Overseas Chinese Expert Advisor, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, Shanghai Municipal Government, China, 2012-present
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Innovative Center for Frontier Sciences, Ministry of Education, China, 2012-present
  • Member, Science & Technology Development Advisory Board, National Science Council, Taiwan, Republic of China, 2012-2014
  • Convener, Search Committee for the Director, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica,2011-2012
  • Senior Member, Shenzhen (China) Municipal Science and Technology Advisory Committee, 2010-present
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Japan Science and Technology Agency,2010-2011
  • Member, Committee on Research Universities, National Research Council, 2010-2011
  • Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, 2010
  • Director, Board of Directors, Chiang Chen Industrial Charity Foundation (Hong Kong)Ltd., 2010-2013
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association, 2009-2015
  • Member, Science & Technology Advisory Group (STAG) Board, Executive Yuan,Taiwan, Republic of China, 2009-2011
  • Honorary Advisor, Hong Kong Union for Young Leaders, 2009-2010
  • Member, Consultation Committee, Development Plan for World Class Universities and Research Centers of Excellence, Ministry of Education, Republic of China, 2009-present
  • Member, Selection Committee, American Physical Society’s 2010 David Adler Lectureship Award, 2009-2010
  • Member, President’s International Advisory Council, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2009-present
  • Member, Materials Science Review Panel, E. O. Lawrence Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 2009
  • Reviewer, Superconductivity Panel, Energy Frontier Research Centers, U.S. Department of Energy, 2009
  • Member, Advisory Committee, National Cheng Kung University, 2008-present
  • Member, Selection Committee, American Physical Society’s 2009 David Adler Lectureship Award, 2008-2009
  • Member, Panel on Neutron Research, National Research Council, 2008-2009
  • Member, International Advisory Council, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2008
  • Chairman, Academia Sinica, Institute of Physics, Advisory Committee, 2007-2010
  • Member, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science, 2007-2009
  • Member, Advisory Board, Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc., 2007-present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Commission on Strategic Development, Hong Kong SAR Government, 2006-2009
  • Member, Business and Scientific Advisory Board, Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2006-present
  • Member, University Advisory Committee, National Tsing Hua University, 2006-present
  • Member, Selection Committee, American Physical Society’s 2007 Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics, 2006-2007
  • Member, Advisory Board, Chinese Association for Science and Technology-Texas,2006-2007
  • Member, Advisory Committee of Chinese Overseas Experts, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, State Council, China, 2005-present
  • Member, Programme Advisory Committee, Institute for Advanced Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2005-present
  • Member, Selection Committee, American Physical Society’s 2006 Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics, 2005-2006
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, Japan Science and Technology Agency,2005-2006
  • Member, President’s Research Advisory Council, University of Houston, 2004-2007
  • Member, Selection Committee, National Academy of Sciences’ 2005 John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, 2004-2005
  • Member, Research Advisory Board, University of Texas at Dallas, 2004-present
  • Member, Advisory Board, Center for Integrated Bio and Nano Systems at the University of Houston, 2004-present
  • Member, Founding Governing Board, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, 2004-2005
  • Member, Innovation and Technology Steering Committee, Hong Kong, 2003-2009
  • Hong Kong Science and Technology Park, Board of Directors, 2003-2006
  • Member, Condensed Matter Experiment Screening Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2003-2004
  • Academia Sinica, Center of Applied Science and Engineering Research, *Director Search Committee, 2002
  • Chairman, ad hoc Committee on Future National Energy (tentative name), 2002
  • Academia Sinica, Council, 2002-present
  • Academia Sinica, Central Advisory Committee, 2002-present
  • Hong Kong, Area of Excellence Project on “Chinese Medicine Research and Further Development,” Advisor, 2001-2006
  • Chair, Matthias Prize Committee, International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity and High Temperature Superconductors (M2S-HTSC), 2001-present
  • Chair, Academic Advisory Committee, Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, 2001-present
  • Applied Superconductivity Conference Board of Directors, 2000-2006
  • President, Applied Superconductivity Conference, 2000-2002
  • S. S. Chern Foundation for Mathematical Research, Board of Directors, 2000-present
  • T. S. Chang Scholarship Foundation, Board of Directors, 1999-present
  • World Laboratory Pan American Center for Collaboration in Science and Technology, International Advisory Committee, 1998-2006
  • Academia Sinica, Institute of Physics, Advisory Committee, 1997-2000
  • State of Texas, Higher Education Coordinating Board, Advisory Committee on Research Planning (ACORP), 1997-2000
  • State of Texas, Science and Technology Council (STC), 1996-2002
  • Hong Kong Baptist University, International Advisory Committee, 1995-present
  • Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (Rice U), Scientific Advisory Board, 1995-present
  • China-America Technology Corporation, International Advisory Board, 1995-Present
  • White House Advisory Committee on the Redesign of the Space Station, 1993
  • University of Brasilia, International Centre of Condensed Matter Physics, Scientific Committee, 1993-2006
  • National Academy of Sciences, Section Co-Chairman, 1992-1995
  • Institute for Technology and Strategic Research (ITSR), Washington DC,Research Advisory Committee, 1989
  • White House ad hoc Review Panel on Long-Range Plan for Research and Development of Superconductivity, 1989
  • American Physical Society, International Materials Prize Committee, 1988-1989
  • Houston Museum of Natural Science and Burke Baker Planetarium, Board of Directors, 1989-1994
  • Coalition for the Commercial Application of Superconductors (CCAS) [formerly Council on Superconductivity for American Competitiveness (CSAC)], Board of Directors, 1989-present
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Board of Directors, 1988-1991
  • duPont, Consultant, 1987-1988
  • National Academy of Sciences, Panel on High Temperature Superconductivity,1987
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville AL, Consultant, 1982-1987
  • Vereschagin International Conference on High Pressure Physics and Technology,Moscow USSR, Solid State Physics Symposium, Co-Chairman, 1979
  • Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill NJ, Consultant, Summer 1978, 1975, 1973
  • International Conference on High Pressure and Low Temperature Physics, Organizing Committee, Chairman, 1977