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chemistry and oceanography educator

Chen-Tung Arthur Chen, Chinese chemistry and oceanography educator. Recipient Outstanding Young Man of America award United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1978, Sun Yat-Sen Research award, 1984, Outstanding Research award National Science Foundation, 1990, Biwa ko prize, Japan, 1997.


Chen, Chen-Tung Arthur was born on April 22, 1949 in Changhua, Taiwan. Son of Wei-Fu and Shaw-Ming (Wei) Chen.


Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 1970. Master of Science, University Miami, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Miami, 1977.


Assistant researcher University Miami, Florida, 1972-1977. Assistant professor, associate professor Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1977-1981, 81-84. Visiting researcher Oak Ridge (Tennessee) National Laboratory, 1980.

Professor Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1984—2006, Xiwan chair, professor, since 2006. Visiting professor University Paris VI, France, 1985. Director Institute Marine Geology, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1985-1989, Center for Marine Science Research, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1989-1995.

Dean College Marine Sciences, Taiwan, China, 1989-1992. Member program planning committee World Ocean Circulation Experiment, 1992-1995. Executive committee International Ocean Technological Congress, Honolulu, since 1987.

Researcher Science and Technological Advisory Group, Taipei, since 1988. Chairman National Global Change Committee, Taipei, 1990-1994. Chairman Joint Global Ocean Flux Studies Marginal Seas Task Force.

Member Joint Global Ocean Flux Studies North Pacific Task Team. Member international program Asian Workshop in International Geosphere Biosphere Programme. Member Science Committee on Oceanographic Research, Global Carbon Project.


Director Fisheries Extension Service, Kaohsfung, 1989-1992, Underwater Society, Taipei, since 1991. Member International Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Association, Society Ocean Science and Technology (board directors since 1990).


Married Joanne Hwa Chao, March 5, 1976. Children: Rana Wan-Hui, Diane Wan-Jia.

Wei-Fu Chen

Shaw-Ming (Wei) Chen

Joanne Hwa Chao

Rana Wan-Hui Chen

Diane Wan-Jia Chen