Professor Jo-Shu Chang is a Distinguished Professor and University Chair Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. He also serves as Deputy Director of Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy at NCKU. 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 for biofuels and biorefineries. He plays an important role in Taiwan’s renewable energy R&D and policy making. He is the leading PI of the national energy project of Taiwan and has established one of the world-leading teams in the area of microalgae biorefinery and bio-based CO2 capture and utilization. He has received numerous prestigious domestic and international academic awards, including three-time Distinguished Research Awards by Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology and 2014 Outstanding Scientist Award of the International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop). In 2015, he became fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
Professor Chang is very active in the international academic society. He has served as executive committee member of Asia Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) since 2008. He is currently the Editor/Associate Editor of four renowned international journals (i.e., Biotechnology of Biofuels, Bioresource Technology, Biochemical Engineering Journal and Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering). He also serves as editorial board member of nearly 10 SCI-indexed journals. He has published over 400 SCI-indexed journal papers with a total citation of over 12,500 times and an h-index of 59 (Web of Science) and 73 (Google Scholar). He also authored eight books and owns nearly 50 patents. Many of his research achievements were published in high impact and top ranking journals. Professor Chang is the founder of NCKU’s Center for Microalgae Biotechnology and Engineering. His team have constructed a commercial-scale microalgae cultivation & biorefinery plant located at NCKU’s An-Nan Campus. He also developed Asia’s first pilot demonstration system for the direct use of flue-gas from a steel-making factory to cultivate microalgae. He has also developed platform technologies for the re-utilization of CO2 via phototrophic microalgal carbon capture systems. His key technologies have been successfully transferred to the industries and some of them have already been commercialized.
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