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physical chemist , Chemical engineer

Chunchang Fang, Chinese, American physical chemist, chemical engineer. Second lieutenant Taiwan Army, 1978-1980. Member American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers.

Background

Fang, Chunchang was born on July 9, 1955 in Taiwan, Republic of China. Came to the United States, 1980. Son of Chuan Jyue and Chuen Huei (Lin) Fang.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Tung Hai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1978. Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering, University Houston, 1982. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1985.

Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry, Ohio State University, 1989.

Career

Research assistant environmental engineering program, U. Houston, 1982-1983;research associate department chemical engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1984-1985;research associate department chemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1986-1989;process research chemist, QO Chemicals, Inc., Belle Glade, Florida, 1989-1991;process development engineer, QO Chemicals, Inc., Belle Glade, also Memphis, 1991-1994. Engineering consultant for furan base chemicals, thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer spandex and UHMWPE fibers, and environmental chemistry and engineering,1994-.

Achievements

  • Achievements include modification of furfural production reactors, optimization of process, yield increased by 25%. Discovery, isolation and identification of reactor intermediates of xylose to furfural. Recovery of carboxylic acids from process wastewater.

    Development of antioxidants for furfural. Removal of sulfur compounds in furfural, saving million dollars on furfuryl alcohol and furan catalysts cost annually.

Membership

Second lieutenant Taiwan Army, 1978-1980. Member American Chemical Society, American Institute Chemical Engineers.

Connections

Married Inghwa Suen, January 24, 1986. Children: Phyllis, Miranda, Stella.

father:
Chuan Jyue Fang

mother:
Chuen Huei (Lin) Fang

spouse:
Inghwa Suen

children:
Phyllis Fang

Miranda Fang

Stella Fang