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Paul Chu (né Ching-Wu Chu; 朱經武; pinyin: Zhū Jīngwǔ) is an Americanmarker-Chinese scientist, and was the President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technologymarker from 2001 to 2009. He spent his childhood in Taiwanmarker and received his Bachelor of Science degree from National Cheng Kung Universitymarker in Taiwan in 1962. Chu currently serves as Professor of Physics and T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houstonmarker.

Although born in Changshamarker, Hunanmarker, his family was from Taishanmarker, Guangdong Provincemarker.


Born in Changshamarker, Hunanmarker in 1941, Paul Chu earned his Master of Science degree from Fordham Universitymarker in 1965. He completed his Ph.D degree at the University of California at San Diegomarker in 1968.

After two years of performing industrial research with Bell Laboratoriesmarker at Murray Hill, New Jerseymarker, Prof. Chu was appointed Assistant Professor of Physics at Cleveland State Universitymarker in 1970. He was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor and Professor of Physics in 1973 and 1975, respectively.

He took up an appointment as Professor of Physics at the University of Houstonmarker in 1979, which he still holds. After his historic discovery (with Maw-Kuen Wu) of superconductivity above 77 K in YBCO in 1987, he was appointed the Director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity. He has served as the T.L.L. Temple Chair of Science at the same university since 1987. He also has served as a consultant and visiting staff member at Bell Laboratoriesmarker, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, the Marshall Space Flight Centermarker, Argonne National Laboratorymarker, and DuPont at various time.

Prof. Chu has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding work in superconductivity, including the US National Medal of Science and the International Prize for New Materials. He was an invited contributor to the White House National Millennium Time Capsule at the National Archives in 2000 and was selected the Best Researcher in the US by US News and World Report in 1990.

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciencesmarker, American Academy of Arts and Sciencesmarker, Chinese Academy of Sciences (foreign member), Academia Sinica, Russian Academy of Engineering (RAE) and the Third World Academy of Sciences. His research activities extend beyond superconductivity to magnetism and dielectrics. He succeeded Professor Chia-Wei Woo as the President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technologymarker on 1 July 2001. President Chu's tenor as University President ended officially on 1 September 2009.

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