Chiu-Chung Young was born in 1948 in Taiwan. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in crop sciences from National Chung-Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan, and his Ph.D. degree (1979) and postdoctoral training (1979–1980) in agronomy and soil science from University of Hawaii, USA. He joined the Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, NCHU, in 1980 as an Associate Professor. Presently, he is a National Chair Professor in the same University. His scientific interests are sustainable agriculture, bioinoculants for plant growth promotion, N2 fixation, P solubilization, bioremediation, phytostimulation, soil organic C and humic acid, polyamines, allopathic chemicals, mycorrhizal fungi, organic waste management and rapid composting methods, as well as microbial ecology and taxonomy. He has implemented 217 independent and collaborative research projects, and he is a recipient of several prestigious national and international awards; Distinguished Visiting Scholar (2008), University of Hawaii, USA, Outstanding Soil Scientific Research Award: Chinese Soil and Fertilizer Society (2006), National Chair: MoE (2005), NCHU Chair Professor (2005), Outstanding Achievement Award in S&T for Environmental Bioremediation: NCKU (2005), Outstanding Achievement Award in Science and Technology: EY, ROC (2004), Outstanding Research Fellow Award: NSC, ROC (2003), Academic Award: MoE, ROC (1999), Outstanding Research Teacher Award: NCHU (1999), Special Research Fellow Award: NSC, ROC (1996-1998) and (1999-2001), Outstanding Research Awards: 5 times (1985-1995), NSC, ROC, Outstanding Teacher Award: MoE, ROC (1994), Outstanding Agricultural Research Award: Agricultural Association of China (1994), Outstanding Education Member Award: MoE, ROC (1992), Research Honour Award: Chinese Agricultural Chemical Society (1990), Team Award for the INPUTS Project: East-West Center (1980). He is a Member of several international academies, socities, and commities.
Biography Updated on 10 November 2008