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Department of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering

 

Brief Introduction

 
The Department was founded in 1972 as the Department of Industrial Chemistry with a graduate program. In 1978, the Polymer Research Institute was established. In 1980, the Department was renamed the Department of Chemical Engineering. In 1984, the Polymer Research Institute was merged into the Department. Presently, there are 26 full-time faculty members in the Department with an enrollment of 215 undergraduate, 152 M.S., and 112 Ph.D. students.
The 8-story chemical engineering building has a floor space of 12500 m2.and is equipped with the most advanced teaching and research facilities, enabling students to attend classes, conduct research and make friends in a comfortable environment. Since the university is located at the heart of Taiwan's hi-tech industry, we have close collaborations with the Industrial Technology Research Institute, companies in the Science-based Industrial Park, and numerous research institutions. These close ties have provided students good opportunities to cultivate networks for their career development.
 
The academic excellence of our faculty has been well recognized by international and domestic peers. Our faculty members have received numerous academic awards and honors, including fellows of international academic societies, the Outstanding Research Award of the National Science Council (NSC, currently Ministry of Science and Technology); the National Invention Award and Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker Award of the Executive Yuan; the National Chair Professorship, Academic Award, and Excellent Industrial Collaboration Award of the Ministry of Education; the Distinguished Academic Award of the Sun Yat Sen Cultural Foundation;the Outstanding Scholar Award of the Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship; the Ho Chin Ty Award of the Ho Chin Ty Cultural Foundation; the Y. Z. Hsu Chair Professorship and Y. Z. Hsu Outstanding Paper Award of the Far Eastern Y. Z. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation; the KY King Award and Prof. Zai-De Lai Award of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, etc. Our faculty members have outstanding performance in research, teaching, and service, with 38% of them ever receiving the Outstanding Research Award of the National Science Council, 31% ever winning the Outstanding Teaching Award of the National Tsing-Hua University, and 23% being incumbent or former presidents of relevant professional societies. The Department’s research performance is as good as that of the top 30 chemical engineering departments in the USA. The department is ranked top 39 in the world in the chemical engineering field by 2014 QS World University Ranking. 
 

Special Features of the Department

 
National Tsing Hua University enjoys the reputation of a democratic spirit and highly scholastic environment. Consequently, the Chemical Engineering Department has developed a unique democratic tradition. We made great efforts to modify the curricula and to extend our research beyond traditional chemical engineering areas. The number of required courses has been significantly reduced and specialized programs are introduced, aiming to provide flexibility to help students develop their own initiatives, and accommodate new challenges in a constantly changing hi-tech environment. Our faculty members have actively engaged in advanced research areas such as frontier materials, chemical processing, optoelectronics, environmental technology, biotechnology and energy technology.
 

Faculty and Staff

CHANG, Rong-yeu Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering,  National Tsing Hua University, 1983 ) Chemical Process Engineering, Biological Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering
CHEN, Hsin-lung Associate Dean of Research and Development, Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusettes, 1994 ) Polymer Science and Engineering
CHEN, Show-an Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Washington University, 1969 ) Polymer Science and Engineering
CHEN, Sinn-wen Vice President for Global Affairs, Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990 ) Frontier Materials, Energy Technology
CHEN, Yeng-long Joint Associate Professor ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003) Polymer Science and Engineering
CHOU, Kan-sen Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1979 ) Frontier Materials, Chemical Process Engineering, Energy Technology
CHU, I-ming Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 1984 ) Biological Engineering
HO, Rong-ming Professor  ( Ph.D in Institute of Polymer Science, University of Akron, 1995 ) Polymer Science and Engineering
HU, Chi-chang Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, 1995 ) Frontier Materials, Energy Technology
HU, Yu-chen Chairman of Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, 1999 ) Biological Engineering
HUANG, Ta-jen Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1980 ) Frontier Materials, Chemical Process Engineering, Energy Technology, Environment Technology
JANG, Shi-shang Director of Center for Energy and Environmental Research, Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Washington University, 1986 ) Chemical Process Engineering
JENG, U-ser Joint Professor ( Ph.D in Physics, University of Rhode Island, 1996) Polymer Science and Engineering
LEE, Yu-der Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1976 ) Biological Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering
LIU, Ta-jo Professor   ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic University, New York, 1979 ) Chemical Process Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering
LIU, Ying-ling Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering,  National Tsing Hua University, 1996 ) Polymer Science and Engineering
LU, Shih-yuan Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Director of IPE, Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering,  University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1988 ) Frontier Materials, Energy Technology, Environment Technology
MA, Chen-chi-m. Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering,  North Carolina State University, 1978 ) Chemical Process Engineering, Energy Technology, Environment Technology, Polymer Science and Engineering
MASAKI, Horie Assistant Professor  ( Ph.D in Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2004 ) Frontier Materials, Environment Technology, Polymer Science and Engineering
OU, Di-yi (John) Visiting Expert. ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 1982 ) Chemical Process Engineering,  Energy Technology
SHEN, Claire Roa-pu Assistant Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2011 ) Biological Engineering, Energy Technology
SU, An-chung Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1986 ) Polymer Science and Engineering
SUNG, Hsing-wen Academic Director of Institite of Biochemical Engineering, Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, The Georgia Institute of Technology, 1988 ) Frontier Materials, Biological Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering
TAN, Chung-sung Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of California (Davis), 1980 ) Frontier Materials, Chemical Process Engineering, Energy Technology, Environment Technology
TANG, Shiue-cheng (Tony) Joint Professor  ( Ph.D in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2004 ) Biological Engineering
TSAI, De-hao Assistant Professor  ( Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Maryland, 2012 ) Frontier Materials, Chemical Process Engineering
TUAN, Hsing-yu Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Texasat Austin, 2007 ) Frontier Materials, Energy Technology
WANG, Jane Assistant Professor  ( Ph.D in Department of Material Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013 ) Biological Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering
WEI, Tzu-chien Assistant Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, 2007 ) Frontier Materials, Chemical Process Engineering, Energy Technology
WONG, David Shan-hill Vice Chairman of Department of Chemical Engineering, Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1982 ) Chemical Process Engineering
YAO, Yuan Assistant Professor  ( Ph.D in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2004 ) Chemical Process Engineering
 

Curriculum

 

Undergraduate Courses

Required Courses and Credits

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Mandatory Courses

(Chinese, English, General education courses, Physical Education, Student Service) (28 credits)

General Chemistry I, II

3, 3

Physical Chemistry I, II

3, 3

Transport Phenomena and Unit Operations  I, II

3, 3

Process Design

3

Computer Systems & Applications I

1

Engineering Mathematics I, II

3, 3

Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

3

Unit Operation Laboratory

2

General Physics I, II

3, 3

Organic Chemistry I,II

3, 3

Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory I  

3

 

Calculus I, II

3, 3

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II

2,2

Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

2

 

General Physics Laboratory I, II

1, 1

Physical Chemistry Laboratory I,

2

Chemical Engineering Unit Operations

3

 

Introduction to Engineering   2

Computer Systems & Applications II, III

1, 1

Chemical Reaction Engineering  

3

 

Engineering Drawing

2

 

Process Control

3

 

Introduction to Chemical Engineering

1

 

Introduction to Life Science

3

 

General Chemistry Laboratory I, II

1, 1

 

 

 

Material and Energy Balance 

3

 

Selective Courses and Credits

 

 

 

Electronic Packaging Technology and Materials 

2

 

 

 

Materials Science 

3

 

 

 

Undergraduate Research I, II

1, 1

 

 

 

Fundamentals of Optoelectronic Materials and Devices 

2

 

 

 

Chemical Industry Forum 

1

 

 

 

Fundamental Electrochemistry

2

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Strategy and Management for Global Competition 

3

 

 

 

How to Innovate/invent and Manage Ideas 

3

 

 

Polymer Chemistry Fundamentals 

2

Introduction to Biotechnology

3

 

 

Introduction to Energy Technology and Environment

2

Introduction on Patent Practice

3

 

Introduction to Chemical Process Safety 

2

Undergraduate Research I

1

Climate Change

3

         

 

Graduate Courses and Credits

Chemical Engineering Process Field

Polymers Field

Inorganic Material Field

Energy and Environmental Technologies Field

Biotechnology Field

Advanced Chem. Engineering Thermodynamics

3

Polymer Laboratory

2

Phase Equilibrium of Materials

2

Petroleum Chemistry

3

Industrial Microbiology

3

Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

3

Polymer Design and Synthesis

3

Ceramic Powder Processing

2

Electrochemical Analytical

Techniques and Applications

3

Molecular Biology Techniques

3

Advanced Transport Phenomena

3

Polymer Characterization

3

Science and Engineering of Nanomaterials

3

Green Energy Development and Environmental Control

2

Artificial Organs and Tissue Engineering

3

Advanced Process Control

3

Polymer Composite Materials

3

 

Heterogeneous Catalysis Kinetics

3

Special Topics in Biotechnology Industries

3

Chemical Engineering Principles I, II

3, 3

Polymer Viscoelasticity

3

 

Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

2

Biofuel Technology

2

Design, Operation and Management of Chemical Plants

2

Advanced Polymer Physics

3

 

Automotive Emissions Control

2

 

Engineering Optimization

3

Semiconducting Polymers and Related Devices

3

 

 

 

Supercritical Fluid Technology

3

Organic Electronics

3

 

 

 

Creative Design and Development of Chemical Products

2

Molecular Engineering

 I, II

3, 3

 

 

 

Experimental Design and Quality Engineering

3

Applications of Electron Microscopy in Soft Matter

3

 

 

 

Statistical Process / Qauality Control

3

Soft Condensed Matter

3

 

 

 

 

Synchrotron applications in structural analysis

2

 

 

 

 

Topics in Solid State Ionics

 2

 

 

 

 

Processing and Characterization of Composite Materials and Lab.

3

 

 

 

 

Macromolecules as Biomaterials

3

 

 

 

 

Crosslinked and Thermosetting Polymers

3

 

 

 

 

Block Copolymer Physics  3

 

 

 

 

Nano Polymer Composite Materials

3

 

 

 

 

Special Topics in Organic Electronics

2

 

 

 

 

Graduate Requirements

 
For Undergraduate students, 128 credit hours 
For Master degree students, 24 credit hours and a thesis
For Ph.D. degree students, 22 credit hours and a dissertation 
 

Financial Aids

 
For information about International Students Scholarship, please kindly refer to the link http://oga.nthu.edu.tw/cont.php?id=93&m=m26&mm=mm41&tc=5&lang=en.
For Department scholarship information, please kindly find the information as below.  
All graduate students receive financial aid from the Ministry of Education. The number of research projects granted to faculty members in the Department is the highest among all the universities in Taiwan. Research assistantships are given to graduate students who perform the research work.  In addition, there are public or private institutions offering financial aid to outstanding students or students from low income families.  The amount of financial aid ranges from several thousand to several hundred thousand dollars per semester.  In general, most graduate students receive enough financial support to enable them to devote full time to their studies. Scholarships are also offered to outstanding undergraduate students.
 

Graduate Scholarship

Annual amount in NTD per recipient

Undergraduate Scholarship

Annual amount in NTD per recipient

Industry-Academia Collaboration PhD Scholarship

360,000

S-Y. Chu ZyXEL Scholarship

100,000

University President Scholarship

240,000

Hung-Hua Scholarship

100,000

The Educational Scholarship of Wei-De Liu

100,000

Next Power Stipend

100,000

Next Power PhD Scholarship

100,000

K.-Y. King Scholarship

60,000

Next Power Stipend

100,000

Bachelor Scholarship of Chu-Tsing Chemical Engineering

60,000

Hua Tu Ph.D Scholarship

60,000

K.-H. Yu Scholarship

50,000

Y.-S. Kao Scholarship

50,000

TASCO Chemical Scholarship

25,000

TASCO Chemical Scholarship

35,000

Swancor Scholarship

20,000

Eternal Chemical Scholarship

30,000

Undergraduate Scholarship

8,000-15,000

C.-J. Lee Scholarship

15,000

Culture/ Education Foundation Scholarship of Chu-Tsing Chemical Engineering

7,000-10,000

Jen-Der Scholarship

10,000

P.-F. Huang Scholarship

6,000

 

 

Ren-Mei Scholarship

3,600

 

 

T.-S. Hsu Scholarship

3,000

 

 

R.-B. Huang-Lee Scholarship

2,500

 

 

T.-S. Chu Scholarship

1,200

 

Contact Information

 
For information specifically related to the Dept./Institutes of Chemical Engineering, please contact the Vice Chairman : 
DAVID SHAN-HILL WONG, dshwong@che.nthu.edu.tw
 
For further information on the Dept./Institute, you can also link to http://www.che.nthu.edu.tw/main.php?lang=en&Trad2Simp=n
 

 

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