Advisory Council Members
Chi Kwong (Chris) Chang
Distinguished Chair Professor
National Taiwan University
Dr. Chris Chang received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. He is the Distinguished Chair Professor of Chemistry at the National Taiwan University. His innovative discoveries in biochemistry and organic geochemistry and pioneering works in biomedical engineering has made him one of the 800 most cited chemists in the world.
His research focuses on the design and synthesis of porphyrin family compounds as biomimetic models. Professor Chang's dedication has resulting in many successes: first to create a hemoglobin model capable of reversible oxygen binding without protein, first to discover thiolate-heme giving the cytochrome P450-carbon monoxide spectrum. first to develop the functional model of cyt P450 effecting the monooxygenation of alkenes and alkanes, complete with the NIH-shift feature, first to discovered the unusual structure of bacterial heme d1 and established related syntheses and , on the biomedical front, he was one of the first to pioneer studies of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with long wavelength photosensitizers.
He has published 245 scientific papers, a patent, and six book chapters with over 11,000 citations and an h-index of 62. He has been awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award and the MSU Distinguished Faculty Award for distinguished work and substantial contributions to his field.
Through the years, Dr. Chang's devotion to his alma mater can be seen by the number of classes and seminars he has taught at Fu Jen. His dedication and constributions have merited him the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 and an honorary professorship in 2015 from the University.