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Maw-Kuen Wu, Chinese physicist. Achievements include patents in field. Recipient Special award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1988, United States of America Chinese Association Engineering Annual award, 1988, Tamkang Golden Eagle award, 1989, Bernd. T. Matthias prize, 1994, Yukon Territory Lee Outstanding Scientist award, 1995.


Wu, Maw-Kuen was born on December 6, 1949 in Hualien, Taiwan.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, Tamkang University, Taiwan, 1973. Master of Science in Physics, Tamkang University, Taiwan, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Houston, 1981.


Research scientist physics University Houston, 1982—1984. Assistant professor physics University Alabama, Huntsville, 1982—1986, professor physics, 1987—1988. Professor applied physics Columbia University, 1988—1994.

Professor National Tsing Hua University, since 1994. Visiting chair professor National Tsing Hua University, 1990—1994, director materials science center, 1992—1995, chairman research and development council, 1995—1998. Vice chairman National Science Council, 2000—2002, minimum, 2004, 05.

Director institute physics Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002—2004.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


Fellow: Chinese Physical Society, Third World Academy of Sciences. Member: Asia-Pacific Academy Material, National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate 2004, Comstock prize 1988).


Married; 2 children.