Distinguished Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University
Dr. Jo-Shu Chang is a Distinguished 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 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.
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 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 more than 320 journal papers (including twelve ISI Hi-Ci papers) with a total citation of over 8300 times and a h-index of 47. He also authored seven books and owns more than 30 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).