CEO, National Energy Program-II and Distinguished Professor (life-time), Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University. Prof. Kuang-Chong Wu received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University in 1979, M.S. degree in structural engineering from Lehigh University, U. S. A., in 1981 and Ph.D. degree in mechanics from Cornell University, U. S. A., in 1985. He was a post-doctoral research associate at Cornell until the end of 1985. Dr. Wu returned to Taiwan in 1986 as an associate professor in the Institute of Applied Mechanics of National Taiwan University. He was promoted to full professor in 1991 and distinguished professor in 2006. He was the deputy director of the Institute in 1992, the director of the Institute from 1994 to 1997, and the director of Nano-Electro-Mechanical-Systems Research Center from 2005 to 2006. He served as the executive vice president of the National Applied Research Laboratories, a non-profit organization sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, from 2006 to 2012. Professor Wu was the president of the Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of Taiwan from 2013 to 2015. He was also the editor-in-chief for Journal of Mechanics of the Society for more than ten years and was instrumental in making the Journal truly international. He is currently the CEO of National Energy Program-Phase II. Dr. Wu's research interests include fracture mechanics, micro-mechanics, elastic wave propagation, and anisotropic elasticity. He received outstanding research awards three times from the Ministry of Science and Technology.