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Mathematics and Physical Sciences

 Name   Sow-Hsin Chen  
 Election Year2006
 Education

B.S. Physics, National Taiwan University (1956)

M.S., National Tsing Hua University (1958)

Ph. D., Physics, McMaster University (with Nobel Laureate Professor B. N. Brockhouse)(1964)

University of Messina, Italy, Dottore di Ricerca "Honoris Causa" in Fisica (Honorary Doctorate in Physics), May 9 (2014)

McMaster University, Canada, Honorary Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, November (2016)

 Professional
 Experience

IAEA Fellow, International School of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Argonne National Lab. (1958-1959)

Research Assistant, with Prof. C. Kikuchi, Nuclear Engineering Dept., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1960-1962)

Research Assistant, with Prof. B. N. Brockhouse, Physics Dept., McMaster Univ. Canada (1962-1964)

Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of Waterloo, Canada (1964-1968)

Research Associate, with Prof. Peter Egelstaff, Solid State Physics Division, AERE, Harwell, Didcot, U.K. (1965-1966)

Research Fellow, with Nobel Laureate Prof. N. Bloembergen, Division of Applied Science, Harvard University (1967-1968)

Assistant Professor (1968-1970), Associate Professor (1970-1974), Professor (1974-2009), Professor Emeritus (2009—), Nuclear Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honorary Chair Professor, College of Nuclear Science, National Tsing Hua University (2010—)

Visiting Professor (as a Humboldt US Senior Scientist Award "Revisit Fellow"), Physics Dept., Univ. of Bayreuth, Germany (Summer 1995)

JSPS Fellow, Polymer Chemistry Dept., Kyoto Univ. (Spring 1995)

Visiting Prof., Physics Dept., Univ. of Bordeaux I, France (Summer 1991-1993)

Visiting Prof., Intense Pulse Neutron Source, Argonne National Lab. (Summer 1989)

Visiting Prof., Exxon Research and Engineering Co., Annandale, NJ (Summer 1985, 1988)

Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Award, Visiting Prof., Univ. of Bayreuth and Univ. of Konstanz, Germany (Summer 1987-Spring 1988)

Distinguished Visiting Prof., Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua Univ., Beijing, China (Summer 1982)

Invited Engeneur, Laboratoire Leon-Brillouin, CEA, Saclay, France; and Visiting Prof., Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie de Paris, France (Fall 1981)

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Physics Dept., Univ. of Guelph, Canada (1981)

Invited Lecturer, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (Summer 1979)

Visiting Scientist, Solid State Science Division, Argonne National Lab. (Summer 1977, 1975)

Invited Researcher, Neutron Physics, Institute Laue-Langevin, France (Winter 1976)

Research Collaborator, Physics Dept., Brookhaven National Lab. (Summer 1971)

 Specialties

Neutron, X-Ray & Laser Scattering Spectroscopy Applied to Complex Fluids and Soft Matter Science Research

 Awards and
 Honors

Honorary Doctor of Science, honoris causa, McMaster University, Canada (2016)

Guinier Prize (2015)

Dottore di Ricerca “Honoris Causa” in Fisica (Honorary Doctorate in Physics), University of Messina, Italy (2014)

Fellow of American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA)

National Taiwan University Outstanding Alumnus Award (2012)

Clifford G. Shull Prize of NSSA (2008)

PNAS Cozzarelli Prize recipient (2006)

National Tsinghua University Outstanding Alumnus Award (2006)

Career Achievement Award, Nuclear Science and Engineering Department of MIT (2002)

U.S. Senior Scientist Award (1987-1988) and "Revisit" award(1995), Alexander von Humboldt (Germany)

In the spring of 1995, as a Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Dr. Chen spent a month in Kyoto University in addition to conducting a lecture tour to many Japanese universities and research institutes.

Fellow, International Atomic Energy Agency (1958-1959 )

Member, Sigma XI Honor Society and Phi Lambda Fraternity

 Current
 Positions

Professor Emeritus, Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nuclear Science and Technology Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology