Fong-Chin Su
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Fong-Chin Su is Distinguished Professor and Director of Medical Device Innovation Center – a Global Center of Excellence sponsored by Ministry of Education, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), President of Taiwanese Society of Biomedical Engineering and Secretary-Elect of World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers. Dr. Su was Associate Vice President for Research and Development (2010-2011) and Associate Dean of College of Engineering (2006-2010), NCKU. He is actively involved in biomechanics-related activities. Dr. Su is a founding councilor of Asian-Pacific Association for Biomechanics. In addition, he was the congress chair of several international conferences. He received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, USA in 1989 with major in solid mechanics and biomechanics.

Dr. Su’s research focuses on biomechanics of human movement, hand biomechanics and upper extremity biomechanics. He joined the NCKU faculty of bioengineering in 1989. Meanwhile, he visited Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory in the Mayo Clinic, MN, USA as a visiting scientist 1993-94, a visiting professor at the Muscle Physiology Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, the University of California in the summer of 1999, and a visiting professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2004-05. He has published 200+ peer-reviewed journal papers and 7 book chapters and edited several conference proceedings and a book.

In addition, he is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, associate editor of Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, an editorial board member for Clinical Biomechanics, Archive of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering Online, Journal of Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, and Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, and serves as scientific reviewer for several international biomechanics journals.

With regard to professional activities, he is Past-President of Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics, an Executive Councilor of the Taiwan Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society and the Taiwan Industrial Technology Association and Secretary Elect of World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers. He was also a scientific peer review coordinator for Biomedical Engineering grant application, National Science Council, Taiwan.

Dr. Su has received several honors and awards including National Science Council Outstanding Research Award (2011), National Innovation Award (2010), Distinguished Professor Award (2005, 2010, 2013), You-Li Chou Medal, Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics (2007), Outstanding Engineering Faculty Research Award (2003), and Li Foundation Fellowship, etc. (1993-1994).