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President

Poching Johnny Wu, Ph.D

Tel:(O) +886-3-9357400 –7000

E-mail: pcwu@niu.edu.tw

     

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Philosophy in Food Engineering - January 1991

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Dissertation: Study of Mechanism for Vapor-Induced Puffing of Starch-rich Materials

Advisor: Dr. Henry G. Schwartzberg

 

Master of Science in Agricultural Engineering - July 1987

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.

Thesis: Factors Affecting Wisconsin Breakage Tester Results on Corn

Advisor: Dr. Steven R. Eckhoff

 

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering - June 1981

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

 

EXPERIENCES:

      08/19~Present    President , National Ilan University, I-lan, Taiwan  

10/10~07/16      Vice President , National Ilan University, I-lan, Taiwan                  

09/09~09/10      President

                          St. Mary’s Medicine, Nursing and Management College, Taiwan

08/08~08/09      Professor, Department of Bio-Mechatronic Engineering

                          National Ilan University, I-lan, Taiwan

07/06~07/08      Director General

                          Bureau of Agriculture, Ilan County, Taiwan

10/97~07/06      Professor, Department of Bio-Mechatronic Engineering

                          Dean of Student Affairs

                          Dean of Research & Development Division

                          National Ilan University, I-lan, Taiwan

08/92~10/97      Associate Professor & Department Head

                          National Ilan Institute of Agriculture and Technology, Ilan, Taiwan

02/91~7/92        Research Associate, University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.

1.Work on process development with Pioneer Hybrid International, Inc. to identify quality corn for wet milling using computer vision and image processing;

2.Analyzed protease activity levels and milling characteristics of corn for wet milling; Advised undergraduate and graduate students on corn wet milling and popcorn quality projects;

3.Studied popping Characteristics of mechanically Damaged Popcorn;

4.Worked on process development with Beatrice/Huntresson to study the enzyme treatment of ear popcorn to facilitate shelling.

08/87~01/91      Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

1.Performed experimental studies of extrusion puffing and freeze concentration;

2.Studied microwave heating patterns of porous food materials;

3,Worked on data acquisition systems and Expert Systems (i.e. M1, Expert-Ease);

4.Designed and fabricated a pilot plant scale puffing gun; Studied popcorn popping and vapor-induced puffing mechanism.

08/85~06/87      Research Assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.

1.Studied mathematical modeling and computer simulation of static drying;

2. Evaluated and studied factors affecting Wisconsin Breakage Tester results on corn.

01/85~06/85      Teaching Assistant, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

1.Instructed Workshop Practice, Farm Machinery Practice, and Farm Power Practice;

2.In charge of laboratory instrument maintenance.

09/83~12/84      Research Assistant, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

1.Designed a drum-dryer for mushroom drying;

2.Studies the pre-cooling process of fruit and vegetable;

3.Studied the postharvest storage and quality preservation of Litchi fruit.

09/81~08/83      Military Reporter, Army News, Taiwan

06/81~09/81      Research Assistant, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Studied the energy utilization of rice husk.

06/80~09/80      Summer Engineer, Mitsubishi Farm Machinery Company, Taiwan

Responsible for the optimization of farm machinery assembly lines.

 

HONOREES & MEMBERSHIP:

Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society

Alpha Epsilon, The Honor Society of Agricultural Engineering

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

      Institute of Food Technologist, Professional Member

 


 

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