JHIH-WEI CHU

Professor Jhih-Wei Chu grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. His research interest is using computers to simulate biosystems. This agenda aims to generate understanding of how a complex system acquires functionalities from its building blocks and their structures and dynamics. In the meantime, he also develops multiscale computational schemes to make such simulations possible. His advising style emphasises on professionalism and development of independence, critical thinking, and innovation. The following lists more details of his background.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Professor, Department of Biological Science and Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2013-present.
Professor, Institute of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, National Chiao Tung University, 2013-present.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2006-2013.
Staff Scientist, Physical Bioscience Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2008-2013.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biosystems simulation; Multiscale modeling theory; Protein conformational changes and alloetery; Drug discovery and development; Molecular kinetics.

EDUCATION

Postdoc in Center for Biophysical Modeling and Simulation, University of Utah, 2004-2006
PhD   in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999-2004
MS     in Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
MS     in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1995-1997
BS      in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991-1995

HONORS

International Outstanding Junior Scholars, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, 2013.
Chancellor’s Faculty Partnership Award, UC Berkeley, 2009.
Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2007.
Chyn Duog Shiah Memorial Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003-2004.
Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society Member, 1997.
Ministry of Education Fellowship, R.O.C., Taiwan, 1995-1997.
The Presidential Awards of National Taiwan University, 1991-1995.