• Chemistry Department Class of 61.
  • Retired semiconductor engineer.

  • Texas Tech University Master’s degree
  •  Department of Chemistry, Chung Yuan Christian University  Bachelor’s degree
  • National Semiconductor Crop Principal Engineer
  • Applied Materials Inc Manager
  • Samsung Semiconductor Inc Section Head

Educational and Professional Journey:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Chung Yuan University.
    • Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University, USA.
  • Professional Stints:
    • Worked at the Samsung Semiconductor R&D Center in California, leading the semiconductor plasma etching department.
    • Contributed to the Metal Etch Division of Applied Materials, supporting Intel Corporation’s metal plasma etching technology.
    • Joined National Semiconductor, which later merged with Texas Instruments in 2011, to continue R&D in metal plasma etching technology.

Philanthropic Endeavors:

  • As a key member of the North American Alumni Association, Mr. Chen is passionate about rallying alumni donations for Chung Yuan University.

  • Collaborated with his 14th cohort classmates to establish the “Chung Yuan University Department of Chemistry 14th Alumni Special Award Scholarship.” This initiative motivates Chemistry undergraduates to delve deeper into research projects, merging theoretical knowledge with practical application.

  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 and its economic ramifications, Mr. Chen promptly set up the “Chung Yuan University Special Project for Students Whose Families Were Affected by COVID-19” fund. This timely gesture aided 27 students in the academic year 2020-2021.


  • In 2021, Mr. Chen was honored as the 11th Outstanding Alumnus of the Department of Chemistry at Chung Yuan University.

Engagement with Chung Yuan University:

  • Mr. Chen has significantly backed a plethora of projects within the Department of Chemistry, including:

    • Development Fund
    • Valuable Instrument Fund
    • Lecture Fund
    • Library Development Fund
    • Repair Fund
    • 14th Alumni Award Scholarship
    • Chung Yuan University Development Fund
    • Joint Administrative Service Building
    • New Student Dormitory Building
    • Fund for Caring for Underprivileged Students
    • Building for Thin Films and Circular Economy R&D
  • He remains a steadfast supporter of both the Northern California Alumni Association and the North American United Association and Development Foundation.