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TCIAE enthusiastically participates in "Tang Prize Week", sign up for the Laureate's Lecture or watch directly online PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 July 2023 17:35

The biennial Tang Prize Award Ceremony, staged at National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in 2018, was held virtually in 2020 and then postponed in 2022, both due to the pandemic. After a five-year interval, it will take place on site again on August 1 at Howard Civil Service International House, with livestreaming (https://www.tang-prize.org/en) also available to allow global audiences to participate in real time. Six 2022 laureates, Jeffrey Sachs for Sustainable Development, Katalin Kariko, Drew Weissman, and Pieter Cullis for Biopharmaceutical Science, Jessica Rawson for Sinology, and Cheryl Saunders for Rule of Law, will travel to Taiwan to attend the ceremony and other Tang Prize Week events in person. Their visit and their interactions with various institutions in Taiwan are expected to spark a buzz of excitement among the island’s industrial leaders, government officials, as well as researchers and academics. Tang Prize Foundation also invites members of TCIAE to participate in various activities

CEO of the Tang Prize Foundation Dr. Jenn-Chuan Chern pointed out that all six laureates are renowned scholars who have made notable contributions to the world. Professor Sachs served as Special Advisor to three UN Secretaries-General and played a key role in setting the Sustainable Development Goals and in negotiating the Paris Agreement. Drs. Kariko, Weissman and Cullis successfully developed mRNA COVID vaccines that have helped save millions of lives. Professor Rawson’s career at the Department of Oriental Antiquities of the British Museum spanned nearly thirty years. With an intimate knowledge of Chinese artifacts, she gave voice to muted objects and provided evidence of the mutual influence between the material culture of the East and the West. A pioneer in comparative constitutional studies, Professor Saunders has made a substantive contribution to constitution-building especially in the Asia-Pacific region. It is hoped that the laureates’ presence in Taiwan and the conversations they will have with the general public would not only generate more interest for the research related to the four award categories but also serve as the best way to introduce Taiwan to the international community.

This year’s Tang Prize Week kick starts with the award ceremony, followed by a banquet at Taipei’s Grand Mayfull hotel in the evening of the same day. Another important event, the Tang Prize Laureate's Lecture series, is scheduled for August 2, from 9:30 to 17:20, at the Howard Civil Service International House. At this 8-hour academic festival, attendees can meet the laureates face-to-face and learn first-hand about their ground-breaking research achieved over a lifetime. Students, teachers and anyone enthusiastic about cutting-edge knowledge in these four fields can apply at https://reurl.cc/65j2X5.


Tang Prize Laureate's Lecture Series:





Sustainable Development: Jeffrey Sachs

Dialogue and Sustainable Development



Jessica Rawson

Bronze Banqueting Vessels and Golden Belts in the Landscape of Ancient China and of Today


Rule of Law:

Cheryl Saunders

The Grand Puzzle of Comparative Constitutional Law


Biopharmaceutical Science:

1.Katalin Kariko

2.Drew Weissman

3.Pieter Cullis

1.Developing mRNA for Therapy

2.Nucleoside-modified mRNA-LNP therapeutics

3.Design of Lipid Nanoparticles That Enable Gene Therapies

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2024 09:46
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Monday, 10 July 2023 16:20

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Taiwan Chapter of International Academy of Engineering held the Membership Meeting and meeting of the board of directors and supervisors on January 10, 2023 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 January 2023 17:33

Taiwan Chapter of International Academy of Engineering held the Membership Meeting and meeting of the board of directors and supervisors on January 10, 2023. President Dr. Jenn-Chuan CHERN issued academician and corresponding members diplomas on behalf of President Gusev.

On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, we pray for an end to the COVID-19 epidemic, economic recession, and the Ukrainian-Russian War. I wish you all a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year!


Congratulations to the newly elected full members and corresponding members! PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 November 2022 17:14

The International Academy of Engineering (IAE) general assembly took place online in Moscow on November 24th, 2022. What was also on the agenda of the assembly was selecting the 2022 members for the academy. After careful assessment of the qualifications of the nominees, the IAE announced 12 new academicians (download) and 13 new corresponding members (download) from various countries, including the nominees, recommended by the Taiwan Chapter of the International Academy of Engineering (IAE). Congratulations to our members!

Full Members

Gwo-Bin Lee (Chair Professor of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University)

Shyh-Jiann Hwang (Distinguished Professor of the Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University)

Corresponding Members

Chien-Chin Ma (Distinguished Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University)

Jenn-Shin Hwang (Distinguished Professor of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)

Congratulations to them!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2022 17:33
Founder of Tang Prize Samuel Yin Elected Laureate of ITRI PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 15 November 2022 11:16

Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRT) announced on November 11 that Chairman of the Ruentex Group and founder of the Tang Prize Dr. Samuel Yin was elected laureate of the ITRT. President Ing-wen Tsai attended the award ceremony and presented the ITRT laureate diploma to Dr. Yin. In his acceptance speech, Dr. Yin mentioned that though the Ruentex Group has a diverse range of business investments, construction is the one that interests him the most. It has been his lifelong endeavor to upgrade Taiwan’s construction sector from a traditional industry to a high-technology one. He also noted that the ITRT is the most important international research institute in Taiwan devoted to the study of industrial application. Therefore, he felt immensely honored to become one of its fellows. But this honor comes with a sense of responsibility that will urge him to keep pushing important agendas on sustainable development, energy savings and reduction of carbon emissions, so as to further improve the wellbeing of all humanity.

When making her opening remarks, President Tsai praised Dr. Yin for not only playing a key role in the transformation of the business model of the Ruentex Group but also being one of the trailblazers in Taiwan’s precision engineering industry. The construction methods he pioneered have helped reduce construction time, lower costs, create a more manageable construction schedule, and make buildings stronger and safer. The factories of many of Taiwan’s technology companies were built using precast concrete automation technology, a construction process that reflects the active involvement of Dr. Yin and his team during these construction processes as well as the significant contributions they have made. They have enabled Taiwan’s high-tech industry to quickly meet market needs and successfully seize market opportunities worldwide.

Chairman of the ITRT Chih-kung Lee reminded those present at the ceremony that although Dr. Yin’s background is in the humanities, he not only became the first adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the National Taiwan University but is also the inventor of the rebar processing automation technology employed in Taiwan and abroad, and currently holds hundreds of patents. He is, undoubtedly, one of the high-flying multi-hyphenates.

An eligible ITRT fellow has to have “practical experience in industrial management or research and technological development; outstanding achievements in technological innovation and industrialization; and significant contributions to the country’s industrial development as well as the wellbeing of its citizens.” Dr. Yin is one of the few entrepreneurs who excel in both industrial management and technology R&D. He is also the first person in Taiwan’s construction industry to be named laureate of the ITRT.

Dr. Yin is the chairman, chief engineer and director of the R&D department of the Ruentex Group. His tasks include taking on challenging tasks, bringing about a constant flow of innovations and breakthroughs, coordinating the efforts of different teams in actual construction work, ensuring that buildings are built faster, better, and more seismically resistant, and bringing creative drives to the world of civil & construction engineering. Moreover, he has always been happy to release to the public the 21 patents on construction-related inventions he has obtained, including a technique known as “continuously wound rectangular ties”.” With his inventions being incorporated into more and more high-quality construction projects nowadays, Dr. Yin has been able to share his knowledge in a way that can benefit society as a whole, and it has turned out to be a very rewarding experience for him. Besides, it gives him a great sense of satisfaction when he can provide customers with excellent services, promote the welfare of people around the globe, help Taiwan’s high-technology sector build factories and facilities quicker and better so as to ensure its leading position in the sector.

Having spent much of his life on technological innovation, Dr. Yin has seen more than 650 of his inventions patented in 19 countries and regions, including in Taiwan, China, America, Japan, Britain and the European Union.

Renowned and respected all over the world for his expertise in civil engineering, Dr. Yin has won numerous academic honors, including the Henry L. Michel Award for Industry Advancement of Research from American Society of Civil Engineers; Life Achievement Award for Professionals from the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society; the Engineering Prowess Award from the Russian Academy of Engineering; the Public Works Medal for Professionals from the Public Construction Commission of Taiwan’s Executive Yuan; first gold medal of the National Invention and Creation Award in the construction field from Taiwan's Ministry of Economics; and the Outstanding Entrepreneur Chair Honor from the College of Engineering of National Taiwan University. He is also an elected academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering. In 2019, he received an honorary doctorate from the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and was elected fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors in the same year. Seen in this light, the fellowship awarded by the ITRT is truly another honor well-deserved.

The ITRT also pointed out that apart from a distinguished career and enormous contributions to the engineering community, Dr. Yin is also lauded for his dedication to educational causes. He founded the Tang Prize with the aim of recognizing people who have influenced and made substantive contributions to the world. It has become a driving force behind the advancement of human civilization and sustainable development. 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the Tang Prize. In this special year, Dr. Yin hopes the Tang Prize can continue to grow in importance and have increasingly greater impact on the way we think about sustainable development, in order to accomplish its mission of making the planet a better place to live. He also expects the Tang Prize to provide a platform for technological and cultural exchanges between Taiwan and the world. Thus, he encourages people of Chinese descent to work together to take on challenges facing humanity and strive to be an invaluable part of the international community.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 November 2022 11:54

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