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s Title:A torchbearer for the future of applied materials and optoelectronics — Professor Chen Hsiang (陳祥)
Summary:Chen Hsiang, chair of National Chi Nan University's Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic Engineering, began his academic journey in the field of electrical engineering before delving into photonics and nanomaterials. Respected among his peers as a well-trained engineer who has never ceased his research efforts, Chen maintains a steady publishing average of 8 articles per year in international science master journals listed on the Science Citation Index (SCI). Apart from livening up his department's recruitment and teaching process, he is also leading the way for more case studies, hands-on experiments, and industry knowledge such as the latest breakthroughs in technology and applications.
s Title:A scholar's most-treasured asset — Professor Jennifer Yu Ching-jung (余菁蓉)
Summary:A specialist in financial econometrics, Yu has been a professor with NCNU for over 17 years. She has mentored an incredible amount of talented students over the years, with many accepting offers from overseas universities and international companies upon graduating from Nantou. Yu places most emphasis on imparting informational acumen and a global perspective, both of which can be facilitated by keeping abreast of the latest theories through international publications and thesis reviews. She also encourages her disciples to attend academic seminars in the United States and Europe.
s Title:Examiner of the numbers behind music — Dr. Rhett Herng-Yow Chen (陳恒佑)
Summary:The boundlessness of knowledge contained within the universe made Chen embrace his limitations and focus on the apex of human technology and natural laws. His optimism for the imminent bounds of human progress can be summarized as: “I am looking forward to creating a sophisticated detection system that can read the music inside a person's mind and remotely activate a piano to play that song.”
s Title:The media pundit with a poet's soul — Dr. Chang Chun-yen (張春炎)
Summary:His agenda is simple — to help Taiwanese students recognize the plight of Southeast Asian migrant workers, identify the pitfalls and opportunities associated with Taiwan's position as a host and employer of migrant labor, and search for solutions in partnership with local community groups. “The Homelanders” program has not only garnered the praise of the Ministry of Education's “Teaching Practice Research Program (教育部計畫辦公室)” but has also caught the eye of the chief editor of The News Lens, resulting in the Hong Kong- and Taiwan-based outlet's serialization of student works produced through the NCNU program.
s Title:Apostle of scientific theory and practice — Professor Kai-Yew Lum (林繼耀)
Summary:Tune in below for detailed responses from NCNU Professor Kai-Yew Lum — a Singaporean scholar-engineer and home-baking enthusiast — on his approach to teaching, learning with software, the military and civilian applications of aerospace engineering, and the best course to internationalization for different school systems.
s Title:Mentor of interdisciplinary managerial talents — Director/Professor Wang Ming-chieh
Summary:The practice of sharpening one's whetstone in independent challenges has been a longstanding tradition amongst NCNU business majors. Recent accolades include the awards for community empowerment and planning in the “2018 TiC100 (Talentrepreneurship Innovation Collaboration)” challenge spearheaded by Advantech, and second place in the “Female College Students Leadership Training Program” held by the Ministry of Education's Youth Development Administration. Competition winners often cite the freedom and resources provided by the business department.
s Title:Pursuer of a borderless education — Professor Hung Wen-jou
Summary:The adage “crouching tigers, hidden dragons” is an apt description of National Chi Nan University's faculty members and instructors, who are all top of their respective fields yet content to give their all to bettering the lives of students studying amidst the mountains of central Taiwan. Like master martial artists of the yore, teachers such as Hung Wen-jou (洪雯柔) pass on their skill sets selflessly in hope of preserving age-old knowledge and fostering generational progress. 
李佩君封面照片 Title:Fervent incubator of NCNU's AI talents — Professor Lee Pei-jun
Summary:By the good foresight of department chair Lee Pei-Jun (李佩君) and her colleagues, NCNU has successfully upgraded its research environment and teaching resources for training new talents to meet the growing labor demands of the meteoric AI industry.
羅麗蓓封面照片 Title:A beacon of community empowerment— Professor Luo Li-bei
Summary:Using her literary-themed hostel café as a base, Professor Luo Li-bei's (羅麗蓓) enduring outreach efforts have strengthened Puli's core identity, introduced new knowledge and initiatives, and fashioned a new charter for community-university cooperation. By linking Lancheng with National Chi Nan University and Puli Township, she has also brought the community closer to the world.
林敬堯封面照片 Title:The unlimited prospects of applied chemistry — Professor Lin Ching-yao
Summary:Under the innovative vision of Lin Ching-yao (林敬堯), a veteran chemistry professor with National Chi Nan University, dye-sensitized solar cells can now sport chic hues such as ultra-black and stylish orange, pink, and powder blue. His research projects have produced commercial results, garnering patents both in Taiwan and abroad.