Prof. Dr. Reuben Jih-Ru Hwu

Title: Novel Domino Reactions and Their Synthetic Applications

Department of Chemistry
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, Taiwan 300
R.O.C.

EDUCATION:

9/78—6/82 
Stanford University, Stanford, California, U.S.A. Ph.D. Chemistry, June 1982

9/72—6/76
National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C. B.S. Chemistry, June 1976

EXPERIENCE:

2/15—present  
Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor
National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

12/19—09/21
President
Federation of Asian Chemical Societies

8/06—1/15
Chair Professor
National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

1/13—12/13
Chairman
The 9th AFMC International Medicinal Chemistry Symposium 2013

7/00—present 
Regional Editor
Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

1/06—present
Editorial Advisory Board Member
Anti-Infective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

7/10—present
Editorial Board Member
Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

1/11—12/19
Editorial Board Member
World Journal of Virology

1/13—present
Ex Officio, Editorial Advisory Board Member
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

1/14—12/17 
Editorial Board Member
World Journal of Hepatology

1/14—present 
Editorial Advisory Board Member
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

5/20—present
Editorial Board Member
American Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology

7/02—present 
National Representative of Chemical Society Located in Taipei Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry

1/04—present
National Representative of Chemical Society Located in Taipei International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Chemistry and Human Health Division Committee

1/10—12/14
Member
Committee for Election of Membership to the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World

5/10—7/12
Founding Director, Preparatory Office for College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, National Central University
Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan

8/07—7/10
Dean, College of Science, National Central University
Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan

1/04—12/07
Associate Member
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry,
Advisory Standing Committee: Interdivisional Commission on Terminology, Nomenclature and Symbols

4/92—6/99
Curriculum Director
(4/96—6/99)
and Principal Lecturer
The International Scientific Instrument Technology Workshops, International Foundation for Sciences (Headquarters at Sweden) and National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.

1/91—1/93
President
Chinese American Chemical Society, U.S.A.

9/90—7/02
Research Fellow
Academia Sinica, Institute of Chemistry, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

9/89—12/97
Associate Member
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry

7/82—6/91
Associate and Assistant Professor of Chemistr
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

AWARDS:

  • Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) Marquis Who’s Who
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement and Contribution (2017), Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research
  • National Academic Research Innovation Award (2017, co-inventor), Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry, Taiwan
  • National Chair Professorship (2015—2018), Ministry of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Taiwan Conference & Exhibition Award:                                       Convention A Class (2014), Ministry of Economy, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Distinguished Service Award (2014)
    The Chemical Society Located in Taipei
  • Nano Industrial Technology Excellence Award (2013),
    (co-principal investigator), Ministry of Economy, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Book Prize of ChemMedChem Wiley—VCH at AIMECS (2013)
  • Outstanding Scholar Award (2007—12),
    Foundation for Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, Taiwan
  • Asian Core Program Lectureship Award of China (2010),
    Cutting-Edge Organic Chemistry in Asia
  • Award for an Outstanding Achievement (2008), International Journal of Molecular Medicine and International Journal of Oncology
  • Honorable Research Fellow Award (2008), National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • National Innovation Award (2007),
    Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • National Biotech. and Medical Care Quality Award (2007, co-inventor), Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Senior Distinguished Research Fellow (2005—07), National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Service Medal (2004),
    The Executive Yuan, Republic of China
  • Distinguished Research Fellow (2001—04),
    National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Distinguished Research Award (1999—2001),
    National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • The 1997 Third World Academy of Sciences Award (in Chemistry), The Third World Academy of Sciences
  • Distinguished Research Award (1995—97),
    National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • The Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 1994 (in Scientific and/or Technological Development),
    Junior Chamber International
  • Outstanding Research Award (1994—95),
    National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Federation of Asian Chemical Societies 1992 and 1993 Distinguished Young Chemist Award,
    Federation of Asian Chemical Societies
  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Taiwan, R.O.C. (1993), (in Scientific and/or Technological Development), Taiwan, R.O.C. Junior Chamber
  • Distinguished Research Award (1992—94),
    National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (1986—1988 and 1988—1990), Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, U.S.A.
  • Stuart Pharmaceuticals Achievement Award (1986),
    ICI Americas Inc.

HONORS:

  • Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
    (2019—present)
  • Co-principal Investigator of Higher Education Sprout Project:
    Enhance International Competitiveness (2018–2023), R.O.C. Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology,
  • President-elect, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (2017–2019)
  • Bentham Ambassador (2016–2017), Bentham Science Publishers
  • Representative of Chemical Society Located in Taipei for bidding with success on hosting the 2019 Asian Chemical Congress in Taipei (2016)
  • Fellow of Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (2013—present)
  • President of Asian Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (2012, 2013)
  • Consortium Partner of FP7 SILVER Project, European Commission (2010—2014)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Association of Taiwan, R.O.C. (2010—2013)
  • Guest Professor of Peking University, China (2007—2009)
  • Honorary Visiting Professor of Zhengzhou University, China (2007—2009)
  • Honorary Professor of Henan Normal University (2007—)
  • Guest Researcher of Institute of Chemistry, Henan Academy of Sciences, China (2007—)
  • Honorary President of Chinese Youth Entrepreneurs Association (2007—)
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (2005present)
  • Visiting Chair Professor of Peking University, China (2005)
  • Senior Superior Educationist, Ministry of Education, R.O.C. (2002)
  • Visiting Scholar of Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst for Six Universities and Institutes of Germany (2001): Universities of Berlin, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg, and Osnabrück, as well as Bayer AG, Pharma Research
  • Fellow of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
    (2000—present)
  • Visiting Professor of Royal Society of Chemistry for Five Universities of United Kingdom (2000): Universities of Cambridge, Glasgow, Manchester, and Nottingham, as well as Imperial College
  • Fellow of The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (1999—present)
  • Visiting Professor of Universite Louis Pasteur and C.N.R.S., France (1998)

ACHIEVEMENT:

Invented >14 new biochemical products as merchandize being sold on the market, including AquaClean, BB King, CleanMite, FluFree, FungiFree, Happy, HappyToe, K99, MaxFresh, PetClean, SmoKiller, TickleFree, VegClean, WELLAST, etc.

RESEARCH AREAS:

Drug Design and Synthesis, DNA-cleaving Agents, Molecular Genomics, Nano-biomaterials, Nano-polymers, Natural Product Synthesis, Organosilicon Chemistry, New Reactions and New Reagents, Synthetic Methods and Concepts, Mechanistic Studies, as well as OLED and Polymer Science

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS:

  • More than 220 scientific papers in international journals,
  • more than 50 patents, and more than 443 presentations worldwide