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educator , food scientist

James Swi-Bea Wu, Chinese food scientist, educator. Achievements include research in oriental fruit juice processing and fruit wine making. Named Distinguished Alumnus, Department Food Science, Purdue University, 2004.


Wu, James Swi-Bea was born on January 15, 1949 in Taipei City, Taiwan. Son of Yiao-Chuen and Yi-Chu Wu.


Bachelor of Science in Botany, National Taiwan University, 1971. Master of Science in Food Technology, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science, Purdue University, 1979.


Research assistant professor Institute Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1979. Instructor Institute Food Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan, 1979—1980, associate professor Taiwan, 1980—1986, professor Taiwan, since 1986, director Taiwan, 2000—2006. Visiting professor Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida, 1990.

Visiting professor department food. science Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1993—1994. Leader overseas mission in food industry International Cooperative and Development Fund, Taipei City, 1998—2001. Trustee Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation, Taipei City, since 2005.

Second lieutenant Taiwanese Air Force, 1971-1972.


  • Achievements include research in oriental fruit juice processing and fruit wine making.


Volunteer Yakult Culture and Education Foundation, Taipei, 2005—2006. With Meng-Giar Yi-Chuen Education Foundation, Taipei City, since 2000. Fellow: Institute Food Technologists.

Member: International Academy Food Science & Technology, Taiwan Association Food Science and Technology (board directors since 1998, member standing committee 2006-2010, president 2008-2009), International Federation Fruit Juice Producers (member science and technical commission since 1990), American Society Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers.


Married Ling-Jen Lee, July 10, 1978. Children: Ching-Wei, Ching-Tien.

Yiao-Chuen Wu

Yi-Chu Wu

Ling-Jen Lee

Ching-Wei Wu

Ching-Tien Wu