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Dr. Paul Chu

Name: Dr. Paul Chu Title: Executive Director and T.L.L. Temple Chair of ScienceEmail: cwchu@uh.eduPhone: (713) 743-8222Office Location: HSC – 262 Classification: FacultyDepartment: Physics – PHYSDepartment Webpage: Profile on PHYS WebsiteCurrent Projects and Acheivements: Download Research One-pagerCV: Download CV

Biography: Professor Paul C. W. Chu is currently serving as Professor of Physics, T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science, and Founding Director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston. He also served as President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2001-2009).

He and his colleagues achieved stable superconductivity at 93 K (-180) above the critical temperature of liquid nitrogen (-196), a major advancement in modern science. Later, they again obtained stable superconductivity at a new record high temperature of 164 K (-109) in another compound when it was compressed. Prof. Chu has actively engaged in the basic and applied research of high temperature superconducting and related materials and technologies, and has published over 550 papers.

He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), the Academia Sinica (Taipei), the Third World Academy of Sciences, The Electromagnetic Academy and the Russian Academy of Engineering.

In 2007, he was appointed as a Member of the U.S. President's Committee on the National Medal of Science, responsible for the selection of recipients for this top scientific honor in the U.S. Prof. Chu's numerous awards include the National Medal of Science, the International Prize for New Materials, the Comstock Award, the Texas Instruments' Founders' Prize, the John Fritz Medal, and the Freedom Foundation National Award.

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