I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Alex Jen, a renowned scientist and eminent leader, as the Provost of the University. Professor Jen will take up his position on 1 December 2016.
Professor Jen received his bachelor's degree from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in USA. He is currently the Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle. He also serves as Chief Scientist for the Clean Energy Institute endowed by the Washington State Governor.
Professor Jen is a distinguished researcher with a well-cited publication record. His research interests are inter-disciplinary, specializing in organic/hybrid functional materials and devices for photonics, energy, sensors, and nanomedicine. In January 2016, he was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2015" in the area of materials science.
Being an internationally recognized scholar, Professor Jen has been elected as Fellow by several professional societies including AAAS, MRS, ACS, PMSE, OSA, SPIE, and as an Academician by the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He has also demonstrated capability on technology transfer and fund raising, and is the founder of the Institute of Advanced Materials for Energy (i-AME) of the University of Washington.
With his distinguished research background and administrative leadership experience, Professor Jen will lead the Office of the Provost and help the University move forward in achieving its vision in becoming a leading global University with excellence in research and professional education.
Please join us in welcoming Professor Jen to join our University.
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