Dr. Ke-Jung Chen received his PhD of physics at University of Minnesota, US, and he was presented with Johnston Fellowship and the Best Dissertation in Physical Science, both of which represented the highest honor of University of Minnesota. He was awarded IAU Gruber Fellowship, the prestigious honor, when he received his Doctoral degree. There were many young astronomy professionals over the world competing for IAU Gruber Fellowship; however, there was only one award recipient. After Dr. Chen obtained the award, he decided to join the academicians of United States National Academy of Sciences to conduct research at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

Dr. Chen has ever been assigned to Hawaii for the participation in a project, which involved building a world-class radio telescope. He has made certain progress in his areas of research, which are the mechanism of incipient formation of the universe, calculation in astrophysics and cosmology, and so on. Also, he has ever been the Distinguished Research Fellow at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). Dr. Chen says that he hopes to spark the young generation’s interest in astronomy research and takes good advantage of what he has learned to contribute to further development of knowledge at frontline. Moreover, he wants to dedicate himself and give it back to Taiwan by cultivating the next generation of talented scientists.

Dr. Ke-Jung Chen will be inducted as Assistant Fellow of Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics on September, 1st, 2018.