Dr. Tsu-Wei Chou is the Unidel Pierre S. du Pont Chair of Engineering at the University of Delaware. Dr. Chou received the B.S. degree in civil engineering from the National Taiwan University (1963), the M.S. degree in materials science from Northwestern University (1966) and the Ph.D. degree in materials science from Stanford University. He joined the faculty of the University of Delaware in 1969. Dr. Chou also has served as a visiting professor in the following institutes: Argonne National Laboratory 1975-76, British Science Research Council 1976, the University of Witerwatersrand, South Africa 1977, National Commission for the Investigation of Space, Argentina 1981, Germany Aerospace Research Establishment 1982, London Branch Office, Office of Naval Research 1983, Tongji University, China 1990, Tokyo Science University, Japan 1990, Industrial Research Institute, Japan 1997, and Shinshu University, Japan 2019. Dr. Chou is an Honorary Professor of the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Northwestern Polytechnical University, the Tongji University and the Southwest Jiaotong University of China, as well as an Honorary Advisor of the Innovation Center for Advanced Nanocomposites in Suzhou, China. He has performed composites technology assessments in Europe and Asia for ONR and ARO, respectively.
Dr. Chou’s research interests are in materials science, applied mechanics, fiber composite materials, piezoelectric materials, and nanocomposites. He has authored over 396 archival journal papers and book chapters in these areas with a total Google Scholar Citation of nearly 45,000. He has also published 189 refereed proceedings articles. Dr. Chou is the author of the book, Microstructural Design of Fiber Composites, Cambridge University Press, England (1992), the co-author of the book, Composites Materials and Their Use in Structures, Elsevier Applied Science, London (1975), and the editor of several books. Dr. Chou is a Fellow of ASME, ASM, ASC, ACerS, TMS and AIAA, and a recipient of the Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, the Worcester Reed Warner Medal, and the Nadai Medal of ASME, the Albert Sauveur Achievement Award of ASM International, the Distinguished Research Award and the ASC/DEStech Award in Composites of the American Society for Composites, as well as the Francis Alison Medal and the Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials of the University of Delaware. Dr. Chou has served as the North American Editor and then Editor-in-Chief (1985-2019), and Honorary Editor (2019-) of the international journal Composites Science and Technology. He has been recognized by ISI as one of the “Highly Cited Researchers” in the world. Dr. Chou has been named among top 100 materials scientists (ranked 34th) of the past decade (2000-2010) by Times Higher Education. Dr. Chou has been honored as a World Fellow by the International Committee on Composite Materials.