Chan-Ling Tien Essay, Research Paper
Chang-Lin Tien I am doing my extra credit paper on Chang-Lin Tien. He is a professor of engineering at U.C. Berkeley. He is the first Asian American to hold a major research position at a University in the United States. Dr. Tien was born in Wuhan, China and was educated in Shanghai and Taiwan. He completed his undergraduate education at the National Taiwan University. He then came to the United States in 1956, where he earned a masters degree at the University of Louisville in 1957. He then earned a second degree and a doctorate at Princeton University in 1959. That was also the same year that he joined the Berkeley faculty. As a recipient of many honorary doctoral degrees from universities in the U.S. and abroad, he currently serves on the boards of many major corporations, including Wells Fargo Bank, Raychem Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Airtouch Communications, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Tien has written one book, edited fifteen volumes and published more than 300 research journal and monograph articles. He has advised more than 60 students to their doctorate degrees. For the past 40 years as an advisor and consultant, he has interacted actively with industry and government on many energy and high-tech issues.
Besides his numerous public service contributions, Dr. Tien has achieved a remarkably distinguished record as a scientist and educator. He is internationally recognized for his research in heat transfer technology, he has received many honors, including the Max Jacob Memorial Award, which is the highest international honor in the field of heat transfer. Dr. Tien was the youngest professor ever (age 26) to win the Distinguished Teaching Award at Berkeley. He is deeply involved in broadening education to all different groups. He si active in global projects for educational reform included in primary and secondary schools. He is very active in many different educational councils. He is married to Di-Hwa Tien. Both he and his wife are naturalized citizens. They have three children and two grandchildren. All of their children are doctors.