NCTU Taiwan Era

Dr. Hsi-Mou Li 李熙謀 先生


Core Ideas:
Being firmly devoted to cultivating scientific talents, with the expectation of catching up directly with the West in terms of scientific accomplishment; and being the crucial figure in the reestablishment of Chiao Tung University.

Working hard to explore scientific truths and promoting the education of engineering.

Specialty and Important Writings
Electronic Engineering. Edited Chung Shan Natural Science Dictionary, ROC Journal of Sciences.

Academic Career Chronicle

1896 Born in Jiashan, Zhejiang

1913 Admitted to Shanghai Industrial and Vocational College

1918 Obtained Master degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1919 Completed doctoral course, Harvard University

1941 Dean, Academic Affairs, Chungking Branch of Chiao Tung University

1947 Representative, the first National Assembly

1958 The first Director of the Institute of Electronics1967 Retired

1970 Dean, College of Science, Soochow University

1975 Died at the age of 80.

Dr. Chiao-Kuang Chung 鍾皎光先生


Core Ideas
Full devotion to the school.

Being modest and diligent and dedicating whole life to the implementation of generalizing the education of engineering.

Specialty and Important Writings:
Mechanics. Important Measures in Current Education and Culture, Principles of Mechanical Engineering Made Simply.

Academic Career Chronicle

1907 Born in Mei, Guangdong

1924 Graduated from Meizhou High School

1925 Admitted to Shanghai JiaoTung University

1938 Obtained Master’s degree, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1940 Completed doctoral course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1967 The first dean of the College of Engineering

1969 Minster of Education

1971 Policy Consultant to the President of R. O. C.

1996 Died at the age of 90

Dr. Hao-Chun Liu 劉浩春先生


Core Ideas
Abiding by the principle of respecting teachers and truth, as well as the spirit of self-sacrifice for education.

Being considerate, warm-hearted, hard-working, and practical.

Aeronautics and Micro-engineering.

Academic Career Chronicles

1910 Born in Yixing, Jiangsu

1918 Admitted to Shanghai Jiao Tung University

1949 Director, Air Force Signal Communication Equipments Repair Factory

1956 Taught in National Cheng Kung University

1960 Dean, Academic Affairs, NCTU

1969 Dean, College of Engineering

1971 Chairman, Committee of the Entrance Examination

1972 Died of cancer at the age of 63

Dr. Ching-Lai Sheng 盛慶琜 先生


Core Ideas
Abiding by the principles ─professorial administration over the University, aspiration for remarkable achievements, belief in freedom, and possession of a broad mind.

Showing filial piety and respect for his parents, working hard in academic fields, always pondering conditions of the contemporary society, and emphasizing the fair distribution of social resources.

Specialty and Important Writings
Mechanics. Electrical Circuits, Economic Philosophy of the People’s Livelihood.

Academic Career Chronicle

1919 Born in Jiaxin, Zhejiang

1936 Admitted to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

1948 Completed doctoral course, University of Edinburgh

1949 Taught at National Taiwan University

1958 Elected as a Preparatory Committee Member, Institute of Electronics, NCTU

1962 Taught at University of Ottawa, Canada

1971 Taught as a Guest Professor at National Taiwan University

1972 Dean, College of Engineering, NCTU

1979 Taught in Canada

1985 Taught as a Chair Professor at Tam Kang University

Dr. Nan-Hung Kuo 郭南宏 先生


Core Ideas
Emphasizing the idea of benefiting from the past and using the limited resources fully; promoting the education of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Communication Engineering, and other related technology and management areas ; working constantly in pursuit of remarkable achievements with the expectation of NCTU to be internationally noted.

Being practical and hard-working, always seeking truth from facts, grasping every learning opportunity, and does the best to fulfill the intellectual’s responsibility to the nation; also loving sports, living a decent life with strict self-discipline.

Diffraction of Electromagnetic Wave and Computer-Assisted Circuit Design.Academic Career


1936 Born in Tainan, Taiwan

1958 Admitted to Institute of Electronics, NCTU

1966 Completed doctoral course in Electronics Engineering, Northwestern University

1974 Director General, Department of Technological And Vocational Education, Ministry of Education

1977 Dean, College of Engineering, NCTU

1978 President, NCTU

1987 Minister of Transportation and Communications

1989 Minister of Portfolio, Executive Yuan

1993 Chairman. National Science Council

1998 Founded Formosoft International Incorporated

2000 President, Chang Gung University

Dr. Ta-Nien Yuan 阮大年 先生


Core Ideas:
Following the doctrine of the university, which lay in moral conduct, amicability with the spirit of citizenry and ultimate righteousness; advocating balanced and extensive academic works as the basis for advanced achievements; and emphasizing E.Q as the basis of I.Q.

Upholding the value of freedom, taking ease, happiness, and adoration in religion as views of life; being humorous, witty, and very eloquent.

Specialty and Important Writings
Material Science. The Sweet Springs of Life, Written for a Truth-Seeker.

Academic Career Chronicle

1940 Born in Wu, Zhejiang

1957 Admitted to Department of Chemical Engineering, Tunghai University

1971 Completed doctoral degree, University of South California

1975 Dean, College of Science, Chung Yuan Christian University

1980 President, Chung Yuan Christian University

1984 Executive Vice Minister of Education.

1987 President, NCTU

1992 President, Tunghai University

1997 President, National Taichung Institute of Commerce

1999 President, National Taichung Institute of Technology

Dr. Chi-Fu Den 鄧啟福 先生


Core Ideas:
Claiming humanity as the basis of academic development, promoting the respect for teachers, and regarding success of education and recruiting of scholars as the conditions for the university to be at the top rank.

Having serious attitude towards life; delegating authority to capable colleagues, accomplishing difficult tasks with good plans, and keeping a balance in innovation and preservation.

Microwave Engineering and AntennaAcademic

Academic Career Chronicle:

1931 Born in Yangxin, Hubei

1952 Admitted to Department of Electronics Engineering, National Taiwan University

1960 Graduated from Institute of Electronics, NCTU

1966 Completed doctoral course, Michigan University

1975 Professor, Institute of Electronics, NCTU

1979 Dean, College of Engineering, NCTU

1984 Director, Engineering and Applied Sciences Department, National Science Council

1987 Vice Chairman, National Science Council

1991 Dean, Academic Affairs, NCTU

1992 President, NCTU

Dr. Chun-Yen Chang 張俊彥 先生


Core Ideas:

To be the best researching university which consists of outstanding academic skills and technology applications, and which contributes the most to the society.

Philosophy (Mission)
Create knowledge.
Apply knowledge to make contributions to the society.
Train students to become outstanding people who own independent thoughts, creativity, and are concerned for the society.

Integrate electronic engineering, computer science with biology and social studies to establish a cross-domain team which brings great contribution to the societyCharacter: Being firm and persistent, and having the spirit of doing all that one can as well as the courage to innovate.

Specialty and Important Writings:
Electronic Engineering and semiconductor. Integrated Technical Development of Electro-optical Materials; GaAs High Speed Devices; edited with Po-lung Yu, Made by Taiwan.

Academic Career Chronicle

1937 Born in Tainan, Taiwan

1962 Admitted to Institute of Electronics, NCTU

1964 Established NCTUS emiconductor Research Center

1970 Completed doctoral course, NCTU1973 Founded Winbond Electronic Corporation

1981 Researcher, Bell Labs1990 Dean, College of Engineering, NCTU

1994 Dean, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NCTU

1996 Academician, Academic Sinica

1998 President, NCTU

2000 Foreign Associate, National Academy of Engineering of USA. Policy Consultant to the President of R. O. C.

Dr. Chung-Yu (Peter) Wu 吳重雨 先生


Core Ideas:

Nature─ With the earnestness and modesty of our nature, we dedicate ourselves wholeheartedly to building the future of ChiaoTungUniversity.

Commitment─ With deep sincerity and high seriousness, we establish an efficient administrative system.

Thoughtfulness─ With the spirit of humanism and enthusiasm, we create an ideal environment for all-round education and outstanding research.

Universality─ We take a global perspective, joining the international community of the top universities of the world.

The acronym “NCTU” also means “naturally committed to uniqueness and universality.”

Nature, Commitment, Thoughtfulness, Universality

Specialty and important Writings:
Nanoelectronics and VLSI Systems, Mixed-Signal Circuit Design, Biochips, RF Circuits and CAD Analysis.

Academic Career Chroicle:

1950 Born in Chiayi County, Taiwan

1972 B.S. of National Chiao Tung University

1976 M.S. of National Chiao Tung University

1980 Ph.D. of National Chiao Tung University

1980 Associate Professor of Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University

1984 Associate Professor of Electronics Engineering (Visiting) of Portland State University

1986 Chairman of Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University

1989 Director of Institute of Electronics and Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University

1991 Funding Director of Division of Engineering and Applied Science, National Science Council

1995 Dean of Office of Research and Development, National Chia Tung University

Yan-Hwa Wu Lee 吳妍華女士


Core Vision:

President Wu had transformed National Chiao-Tung University into a world-class institution for higher education as well as R&D innovation center for high-tech industries through the following pillar & beam:

(1) Cross-sector leadership and cutting-edge research & development

(2) Internationalization, inter-school cooperation, and teaching while researching. In addition, she had established the integration of biomedical & IC technologies through cross-discipline cooperation & resources sharing while paving the road to high value-added BioICT for the Republic of China on Taiwan.


Biochemistry & Molecular Virology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Cell Biology with special honors & awards as follows:

(1) Ministry of Education Academic Award & National Seminar

(2) Academia Sinica Academician

(3) Academy of Sciences of the Developing World

(4) Taiwan Outstanding Female Scientist Award

Academic Career Chronicle:

1948 Born in Yunlin County, Taiwan

1970 B.S. of National Taiwan University

1972 M.S. of National Taiwan University

1975 Post-doctoral Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine

Georgetown University

1976 Ph.D. of University of Tennessee

1978 Consultant of BRL Company, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

1979 Associate Professor of Department and Institute of Biochemistry, National

Yang-Ming Medical College

1984 Acting Chairman of Institute of Biochemistry, National Yang-Ming Medical College

1985 Professor of Institute of Biochemistry, National Yang-Ming College

1986 Chairman of Institute of Biochemistry, National Yang-Ming College

1999 Dean of Academic Affair, National Yang-Ming University

2000 Acting President of National Yang-Ming University

2001 President of National Yang-Ming University

2004 Chair of National Research Program on Genomic Medicine, Infection Disease Section

2005 Editor of Cell Research

2005 Chairman of Society of Cell Biology and Molecular Biology

2007 Chairman of Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2007 Distinguished Chair Professor of Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,National Yang-Ming University

2008 Acting President of University System of Taiwan

2009 Acting President of National Yang-Ming University

2011 Co-Principal Investigator of National Research Program for Biopharmaceuticals

2011 President of National Chiao-Tung University

Dr. Mau-Chung Frank Chang 張懋中 先生


Core Vision:

A Great university must be able to identify, challeng and prepare future generation leaders and pioneers to advance human knowledge base or elevate human civilization in quantum scale.

Under the leadership of President Chang, ACT (A: Active education, C: Cross-discipline research, T: Trustees for institution & endowment) has been put into full practice.


Dr. Chang’s research has been mainly focused on high-speed integrated circuits, wireless communication systems, and terahertz waves. He had won the Rockwell’s Da Vinci Award, and served as the member of US National Academy of Engineering, with special honors & awards as follows:

(1) CESASC Life-Time Achievement Award

(2) Academician of Academia Sinica, Taiwan

(3) National Academy of Inventors & IEEE Fellow

(4) JJ Thomson Medal for Electronics from the Institute of Engineering & Technologies (IET)

(5) Honorary Doctor of Engineering from Tsing-Hua University & Chiao-Tung University

Academic Career Chronicle:

1951 Born in Nantou County, Taiwan

1972 B.S. of National Taiwan University

1974 M.S. of National Tsing Hua University

1979 Ph.D. of National Chiao Tung University and a National Doctor of Engineering Degree.

1979 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Material Science Department, UCLA.

1980 Senior Microwave Research Engineer, M/A-Com, Torrance, CA.

1982 Member of Technical Staff, TRW, Redondo Beach, CA.

1983 Member of Technical Staff and Manager, Advanced Devices and Material Department, Rockwell Science Center.

1988 Assistant Director, High Speed Electronics Laboratory, Rockwell Science Center.

1997 Full Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA.

2008 Wintek Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering,UCLA. (2008-present)

2010 Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, VIRTUS Research Institute, National Technological University, Singapore (2010-2013)

2010 Chairman, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA (2010 August –2015 June)

2015 President of National Chiao-Tung University.