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Industrial Technology Research Institute



Chih-Kung Lee

Chih-Kung Lee



  • Advanced Management Program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Ph.D., Theoretical & Applied Mechanics with Physics Minor, Cornell University, USA
  • M.S., Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, USA
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan


  • Chairman, Industrial Technology Research Institute (2017 to Present)
  • Distinguished Professor, Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, NTU (2016 to Present)
  • Distinguished Professor, Institute of Applied Mechanics, NTU (2007 to Present)
  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Engineering Science & Ocean Engineering, NTU (2007 to Present)
  • Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs (2016-2017)
  • Co-Chair, University-Industry Advisory Committee, Ministry of Science & Technology (2014-2016)
  • CEO & Co-PI, Taiwan National Energy Program, Phase II (2014-2016)
  • Adjunct Research Fellow, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica (2013-2016)
  • President, Institute for Information Industry (2010-2012)
  • Consultant, Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy (2007-2015)
  • Executive Vice President, Industrial Technology Research Institute (2007-2010)
  • Director-General, Engineering & Applied Sciences, National Science Council (2004-2007)
  • Director, Biomedical Research & Development, Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park, NTU (2003-2006)
  • Director, Division of Strategic Planning Office, Research & Development, NTU (2002-2004)
  • Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA (1987-1994)


  • Fellow, Chinese Institute of Engineers, Taiwan (2020)
  • 2019 Engineering Medal, Chinese Institute of Engineers, Taiwan (2019)
  • First Class Merit Medal, Taiwan Executive Yuan (2017)
  • 2015 CIE-USA Distinguished Service Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA (CIE-USA) /Greater New York Chapter (2015)
  • Industry Contribution Award, SEMI Taiwan (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Optical Engineering Award, Taiwan Photonics Society (2009)
  • Technology Transfer of Electret Technology to ITRI, developed jointly with the Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories for the FleXspeaker, which won 2009 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award: Consumer Electronics; Jointly designed Flexio, won Red Dot Award: Design Concept (2009)
  • 15th TECO Science & Technology Award, Taiwan (2008)
  • 2007 TWAS Prize in Engineering Sciences (2007)
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2006)
  • First Y.Z. Hsu Scientific Chair Professor (Nano Science Category), Far Eastern Y.Z. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation (2002)
  • Fellow, UK Institute of Physics (FInstP ) (2004)
  • 1998 Circle of Excellence Award, Photonics Spectra, USA (award for AVID, an advanced vibrometer/interferometer device which was technology transferred to AHEAD Optoelectronics, Inc.)
  • IBM Invention Achievement Award (1992 & 1994)
  • IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (1991)