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Dr. Chia-Hung Hsu Assumes Position as NSRRC Director
Dr. Chia-Hung Hsu Assumes Position as NSRRC Director
Dr. Chia-Hung Hsu officially assumes the position as the NSRRC Director on August 1, 2022, for a four-year term. Chairman Minn-Tsong Lin of the NSRRC Board of Trustees (BOT) presided over the directorship handover ceremony between the outgoing Director Gwo-Huei Luo and incoming Director Hsu. The BOT started searching and selecting a new director from January, 2022. Dr. Hsu earned a unanimous decision from the BOT for her wealth of experiences in management and exemplary accomplishments in science.

Director Hsu received her PhD degree in physics from Boston University, and possesses expertise in surface science and thin film X-ray scattering. After completing her postdoctoral research at Harvard University in 1993, she joined the NSRRC and took an active role in building the first X-ray beamline in Taiwan and Taiwan beamlines at SPring-8, Japan. Beside conducting scientific research and developing experimental techniques, she also teaches at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and National Tsing Hua University. She is highly experienced in administrative management through her previous roles as Head of Scientific Research Division, Chief Secretary, and BOT Executive Secretary at NSRRC, as well as a review panel member for physics at the National Science Council, and a council member of the Physical Society of Taiwan.

“NSRRC’s mission is to develop advanced light source technologies and to operate a science user facility that are both excellent and accessible,” said Chairman Lin. “After decades of efforts, NSRRC has empowered the nation through fruitful scientific results from fundamental, innovative and industrial research.”

Director Hsu stated that her goals over the next 4 years, under the supervision of the National Science and Technology Council, will be to steer the NSRRC to further scientific research, promote cutting-edge innovation, and foster talents in science. Aside from providing academia with sophisticated facilities that strengthens interdisciplinary studies and collaborations, the NSRRC will enhance partnerships with industries to assist industrial upgrading. Furthermore, the NSRRC’s scientific capabilities and resources will be integrated in response to the nation’s focus on green energy, semiconductors, and biomedicine.   

Former Director Luo, during his term, led the NSRRC to construct the experimental facilities of the Taiwan Photon Source, to found the Industry Applications Division, and thereby to increase Taiwan’s visibility. Additionally, the “NSRRC Outstanding Paper Award” was established to recognize the high-impact publications resulting from using NSRRC experimental facilities. His contribution and many endeavors are greatly acknowledged and appreciated.

The NSRRC is the nation’s largest experimental facility that enables scientists from around the world to address scientific questions and to work across disciplinary boundaries. To purse excellence, the NSRRC will keep consolidating its foundation in Taiwan and reaching out the world by further advancing its knowledge, technologies and facilities, as well as collaborating with academia and industries.