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Biography

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Ching-wu Chu

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Dates

December 2, 1941 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Chu, Ching-wu, 1941-

Additional Forms of Names

Chu, Paul

Biography

Abstract

Ching-wu Chu is a physicist who researches superconductivity, magnetism, and dielectrics. His institutional affiliations include Cleveland State University, University of Houston, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Important Dates

December 2, 1941Birth, Changsha (Hunan Sheng, China).

1962Obtained BS, National Cheng Kung University (Guo li Chenggong da xue), Tainan (Taiwan).

1965Obtained MS, Fordham University, New York (N.Y.).

1968Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1968 – 1970Member, Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1970 – 1979Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics, Cleveland State University, Cleveland (Ohio).

1972Resident Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory.

1975 – 1980Visiting Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1979 – presentProfessor of Physics (1979-1987) and TLL Temple Professor of Science (1987-present), University of Houston, Houston (Tex.).

1984 – 1988Director, Magnetic Information Research Laboratory, University of Houston, Houston (Tex.).

1986 – 1987Director, Solid State Physics Division, National Science Foundation.

1986 – 2001Director, NASA Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center (1986-1988) and Director, Texas Center for Superconductivity (1987-2001), University of Houston, Houston (Tex.).

1988Awarded International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

1988Awarded National Medal of Science.

1989Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1996 – 1997Director, National Science Foundation (NSF) Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, University of Houston.

2001 – 2009President and Professor of Physics, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong (China).

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Changsha (Hunan Sheng, China)

Undergraduate Education

Tainan (Taiwan)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

San Diego (Calif.)

Employment

Cleveland (Ohio)

Houston (Tex.)

Hong Kong (China)

Subjects

Dielectrics.

Magnetism.

Solid state physics.

Superconductivity.

Superconductors.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

David, Edward E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Geballe, Theodore H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lax, Melvin J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Tsui, D. C. (Daniel Chee), 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Resident Research Associate.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff.

Cleveland State University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics.

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

President and Professor of Physics.

Texas Center for Superconductivity

Director.

University of Houston. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; TLL Temple Professor of Science; Director, Magnetic Information Research Laboratory; Director, NASA Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center; and Director, NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Physical Society

Received 1988 International Prize for New Materials.

Fordham University. Department of Physics

Obtained MS in 1965.

Guo li Chenggong da xue

Obtained BS in 1962.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Visiting Staff Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Director, Solid State Physics Division.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1968.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

High temperature superconductivity [videorecording] : present status and future challenges : a lecture / by Paul Chu.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

High temperature superconductivity 20 years later: achievements, promises and challenges [sound recording], April 2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

High-temperature superconducting materials [sound recording] : press conference ; 1987 March 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The history of superconductivity from its discovery by Kammerlingh Onnes in 1911 [sound recording], 2011 March 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

60 Years since BCS and 30 Years since Woodstock [sound recording], 2017 March 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA