Date: 2019/6/17

Dean of Engineering Wen-Chang Chen Awarded SPSJ International Award

Dean of the NTU College of Engineering Wen-Chang Chen (陳文章) received the International Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ) at the annual meeting held in Osaka, Japan during May 29-31, 2019. Founded in 1951, the SPSJ owns a membership of over 10,000. The International Award was established in 1994 to honor international scholars who have made significant contributions to polymer science and technology. Currently, the award is presented annually to three scholars at the most, and is the greatest honor the SPSJ confers to an international scientist.

The SPSJ awarded the honor to Dr. Chen for his “contributions to the development of the organic polymers and nanostructured materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications.” Dr. Chen was invited to deliver a keynote speech featuring his awarded research on May 29, and attend the award ceremony on May 30.

Dr. Chen has been devoted to the design, synthesis, property control, and device application of functional polymers, block copolymers, and polymer nanocomposites for electrons and photoelectrons. So far in his academic career, he has published a total of 365 journal articles, obtained 55 invention patents, and achieved a high productivity and citation impact (h-index = 60). Of the published papers, 17 were selected as the front or back cover story in prestigious journals, including Advanced Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Small, and Journal of Materials Chemistry A. His research achievements have been internationally acclaimed, winning him honors and awards, including Franco-Taiwanese Scientific Grand Prize (2018), Ministry of Education’s Academic Award (2016), Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Chair Professor (2015), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2014), Hou Chin-Tui Award (materials science) (2013), TECO Award (2013), and three National Science Council Outstanding Research Awards (2004, 2009, 2012). Dr. Chen has also been invited to serve as plenary speaker or keynote speaker for 62 times. Besides conducting advanced academic research, Dr. Chen also transferred 17 technologies he had developed to the chemicals and materials industry for the further development of high value-added materials technology.

  • NTU Dean of Engineering Wen-Chang Chen (right) is awarded the SPSJ International Award.

    NTU Dean of Engineering Wen-Chang Chen (right) is awarded the SPSJ International Award.

  • Medal of the SPSJ International Award.

    Medal of the SPSJ International Award.

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