Sinn-wen Chen received the Ph.D. degree in materials science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and then joined the Alcoa Technical Center in 1991. After that, Chen took a faculty position in the Chemical Engineering Department of the National Tsing Hua University and went back to teach in Taiwan in 1992. Chen is actively involved in the international materials professional societies and works as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Electronic Materials. In addition, chen was the Chairman of the Alloy Phase Committee of TMS and received the Distinguished Service Award of the EMPMD-TMS in 2011. Chen served also as a Visiting Scholar in the Materials Science and Engineering Department in Lehigh University (2000), an Invited Professor in the Ecole Polytechnique de l'universite de Nantes in France (2002), and a Visiting Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007). The awards and honors received include the Young Investigator's Achievement Award (TIChE, 1996), Best Paper (Chinese Foundry Association, 1997), Best Paper (6th Fracture Science Meeting of Taiwan, 2000), Ten National Outstanding Young Persons (Taiwan, 2000), Outstanding Teaching Award (NTHU, 2001), Professor T.-T. Lai's Award (TIChE, 2004), NSC Outstanding Research Award (NSC, 2005-2007), and Outstanding Teaching Award of the Engineering School (NTHU, 2006). Chen was ASM Fellow (ASM 2010) and has been appointed as the Distinguished Professor of the National Tsing Hua University since 2007.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2011