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Chemical engineer

Alexander Hang-Torng Chu, American chemical engineer. Achievements include patents for polyether antibiotics recovery and purification processes, for making silica gel for chromatography, glycopolypeptide antibiotics recovery and purification, and immunosuppresant isolation. Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (vice chairman 1986-1988), Chinese Institute Engineers (president 1975-1977), Sigma Xi.

Background

Chu, Alexander Hang-Torng was born on October 30, 1955 in Taiwan, Republic of China. Came to the United States, 1979. Son of Wu-Lung and Su-Chin (Cheng) Chu.

Education

Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1984.

Career

Research assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1979-1984;teaching assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980-1984;research engineer, International Minerals & Chemical, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1984-1987;project leader, International Minerals & Chemical, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1987-1988;section manager, Abbott laboratories, North Chicago, Illinois, 1988-1995;associate research fellow, Volwiler Society, 1995-1996;department manager chemical development, Volwiler Society, since 1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for polyether antibiotics recovery and purification processes, for making silica gel for chromatography, glycopolypeptide antibiotics recovery and purification, and immunosuppresant isolation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to Journal Chromatography, Analytical Chemistry, Journal Chemical Research, British Chemical Engineering Journal, International Conference on Separation Technology.

Membership

Member American Institute Chemical Engineers (vice chairman 1986-1988), Chinese Institute Engineers (president 1975-1977), Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Wei Jeng-Chu, June 22, 1981. Children: Albert P., Jocelyn C.

father:
Wu-Lung Chu

mother:
Su-Chin (Cheng) Chu

spouse:
Wei Jeng-Chu

child:
Albert P. Chu

child:
Jocelyn C. Chu