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Industrial Engineering National Taiwan University

Distinguished Research Chair

Way Kuo

  • Professor Way Kuo


    President of City University of Hong Kong (CityU)



    Professor Kuo is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering and Academia Sinica in Taiwan, a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering, elected in 2000, 2002, 2007, and 2014, respectively.

    Professor Kuo is a pioneer in reliability research of systems and is renowned for his work in designing the reliability of electronics systems and nuclear energy, and has made breakthroughs in nano-reliability research. Before joining CityU, Professor Kuo was University Distinguished Professor, Dean of Engineering at the University of Tennessee (UT), and was a member of the senior management team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy. Professor Kuo dedicated his service to Texas A&M University from 1993 to 2003 in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He held the endowed Wisenbaker Chair of Engineering in Innovation and was the Executive Associate Dean of Engineering from 2000 to 2003. From 1993 to 2000, he was the Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering, managing both the Industrial and Biomedical Engineering programs.

    Professor Kuo received his PhD degree in engineering in 1980 from Kansas State University and BS degree in nuclear engineering in 1972 from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He worked as a Member of Technical Staff for Bell Laboratories from 1981 to 1984 before serving at Iowa State University from 1984 to 1993 where he was promoted to Full Professor in 1988. He was appointed a Fulbright Scholar in 1991 and has received prestigious teaching and research awards.