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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

 Name   Paul Ching-Wu Chu  
 Election Year1988
 Education

B.S., National Cheng-Kung University (1962)

M.S., Fordham University (1965)

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (1968)

 Professional
 Experience

Bell Labs: Member of Technical Staff (1968-1970)

Cleveland State University: Asst. Prof. (1970-1973), Assoc. Prof. (1973-1975), Professor (1975-1979)

University of Houston:

Professor (1979—), M.D. Anderson Chair of Physics (1987-1989)

Director, NASA Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center (1986-1988)

Director, Texas Center for Superconductivity (1987-2001)

Director, NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Advanced Oxides and Related Materials (1996-1997)

President, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2001-2009)

 Specialties

Applied Physical Sciences, Physics

 Awards and
 Honors

Fellow, American Physical Society (1978)

Leroy Randall Grumman Medal (1987)

Comstock Award (1988)

U.S. National Medal of Science (1988)

Academician, Academia Sinica, R.O.C. (1988)

International Prize for New Materials (1989)

Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1989)

American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1989)

Texas Instruments Founder's Prize (1990)

Bernd Matthias Materials Prize (1994)

Chinese Academy of Sciences (PRC) (1996)

Freedoms Foundation National Award (2001)

Member, The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (2004)

Russian Academy of Engineering (2005)

Ettore Majorana-Erice-Science for Peace Prize (2008)

Member, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2010)

Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Hall of Fame Award (2010)

Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Science (2011)

Charter Fellow, U.S. National Academy of Inventors (2013)

IEEE Milestone on “High-Temperature Superconductivity, 1987” (2014)

IEEE Council on Superconductivity Max Swerdlow Award for Sustained Service to the Applied Superconductivity Community (2014)

International Leadership Foundation Inspirational Award (2014)

Founding Member, Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong (2015)

 Current
 Positions

Professor of Physics and T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science, University of Houston

Founding Director & Chief Scientist, Texas Center for Superconductivity

Guest Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

President Emeritus and University Professor Emeritus, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Honorary Chancellor, Taiwan Comprehensive University System

Adjunct Professor of Physics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

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