CONGRATUATIONS to 2017 Awardees
2017 BEST Medal Awardee
Dr. Jo-Shu Chang
Dr. Jo-Shu Chang is a University Chair Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Irvine in 1993. His research interests cover biochemical engineering, environmental biotechnology and applied microbiology with a recent focus on microalgae-based CO2 reutilization, biofuels production, and biorefineries. He plays an important role in Taiwan’s biomass energy R&D and policy making. Since July 2006, he has served as member of National Bioethanol Standard Committee for Bureau of National Standard, Ministry of Economical Affairs, Taiwan. He is the leading PI of National Energy Project (2009-2018) working on flue-gas CO2 fixation by microalgae with the subsequent biofuels and bio-based chemical production. He also established 300-ton pilot plants for cultivation of microalgae using flue gas CO2 and wastewater in China Steel Co. and on An-Nan campus of NCKU, respectively.
He recently became fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) in 2015 and has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards, including 3-time Distinguished Research Award issued by NSC/MOST (2008, 2012, 2015), TECO Award (2016), Y.Z. Hsu Chair Professor (2015), K. T. Li Honor Scholar Award (2015), J.D. Ho Distinguished Honor Award (2015), Distinguished Engineering Professor Award (by Chinese Society of Engineering) (2015), and 2014 Outstanding Scientist Award of the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop). He published nearly 400 journal papers (including twelve ISI Hi-Ci papers) with a total citation of nearly 12,000 times and a h-index of 58. He also authored seven books and owns more than 40 patents. He is now serving as editor, associate editor, guest editor, and editorial board member for twelve SCI-indexed journals and also serves as executive committee member of Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) and BEST.
Past BEST Medal Awardee
2013,18st BEST Conference, Dr. Wen-Teng Wu
2014,19st BEST Conference, Dr. I-Ming Chu
2015, 20th BEST Conference, Dr. Yew-Min Tzeng
2016, 21st BEST Conference, Dr. Yu-Chen Hu
2017 BEST Academic Service Awardee
Dr. Wen-Yih Che
Dr. Wen-Yih Chen received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the Oklahoma State University in 1988 and work as a postdoc fellow in Life Science Division of Stanford Institute of Research, International from 1988`1989. Dr. Chen is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Central University (NCU). He acted as the Chairman of the Department and the Associated Dean of the Engineering School of NCU. He was also the Deputy Dean of R&D office of NCU. He was a visiting Professor of MIT, Monash University and U. of Washington, Seattle. His research emphases have been on understanding the thermodynamics and kinetics behaviors between biomolecular interactions. With the principle understanding of the molecular interactions, he has successfully elucidated the bio-separations, biofouling and protein folding disease phenomena in molecular level. Currently, he has devoted his research resources in biosensor development, especially in gene sequencing and biomarkers detection by Field Effect Transistor and Surface Plasmon Resonance.
He has published more than 150 peer review papers and owned more than 25 patents, mostly in biosensor area. He is currently on the editorial board of Biotechnology Journal (SCI), Bioprocess and Bioengineering (SCI) and Atomic and Molecular Physics (SCI).
He has served as a consultant for SinoPharm Pharmaceuticals company, Taiwan for years and worked for Personal Genomics Inc. for two years as VP of R&D during the years of 2014~2015. Currently he and the other two founders found Helios Bioelectronics Inc., Taiwan, stationed in Hsinchu Biomedical Park since 2016.
Past BEST Academic Service Awardee
2013,18st BEST Conference, Dr. Jau-Yann Wu
2014,19st BEST Conference, Dr. Yaw-Nan Chang
2015, 20th BEST Conference, Dr. Dey-Chyi Sheu
2016, 21st BEST Conference, Dr. Yu-Kaung Chang