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NCKU's Prof. J. J.

Miau Elected as an IAA Corresponding
TAINAN, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prof. Jiun-Jih Miau from Department of Aeronautics and
Astronautics at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, as well as the Director General of
National Space Organization (NSPO) and the President of Chinese Industrial Cooperation
Association (CICA) in Taipei, has been elected as a Corresponding Member of the International
Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in 2009 to recognize his outstanding contributions to aeronautics and
the exploration of space.
Prof. Miau is the first faculty member of NCKU
to be introduced to International Academy of
Astronautics (IAA). It is absolutely a great honor
for NCKU, too. Until now only 3 other experts
from Taiwan have received this honor. They are
Prof. Wing-Huen Ip from Graduate Institute of
Astronomy at National Central University
(NCU) in 2000, Dr. Lou-Chuang Lee as the
Minister of National Science Council (NSC) in
2007, and Prof. Yuei-An Liou as the Director of
the Center for Space and Remote Sensing
Research in 2009.
About Prof. J.J. Miau
Prof. Miau is currently of National Space
Organization (NSPO), the President of CICA,
and the Distinguished Professor of the NCKU
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
He received his BS from Department of
Mechanical Engineering at National Taiwan
University (NTU), MS and PhD from Division of
Engineering, Brown University.
Prof. Miau has worked as the President of Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of Republic of
China (AASRC). In NCKU, he has assumed the duties as the Deputy Director of Research and
Service Headquarters (RSH), the Director of Technology Licensing & Business Incubation Center
(TLBIC), the Chairman of Activities of Aerospace Science and Technology Research Center (ASTRC),
and the Chairman and Associate Professor from Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics (IAA).
Prof. Miau specialized in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, turbulence, experimental fluid
mechanics, aerospace education, and energy technology. In addition, he has been issued with seven
international/domestic patents, and published more than sixty academic papers.
Besides his effort in promoting education and researches of aero- and astronautics, Prof. Miau has
also been involved in many research projects including "development of a vortex flowmeter with
intelligent capabilities", as well as "an experimental study on aerodynamics of a missile body at high-
angle-of-attack with lateral jet control" from NSC, "pico-satellite subsystem development and
technical services" supported by National Space Program Office, "ABRI wind tunnel establishment
and system integration" supported by Architecture and Building Research Institute, "application of
MEMS sensors" and "PSP/TSP techniques in wind tunnel experiment" supported by National
Defense Foundation, and establishment of Program Office for the MOE Aerospace Engineering
Education Reform Program.
Prof. Miau received many awards including "Excellent-Teaching Award", NCKU (1992), "Engineering
Paper Award", the Society of Chinese Engineers (2002), "Outstanding research Award", NSI
Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2004), and "Outstanding research Award", NCKU
(2004). In addition, he has also been honored as a Board Member and Member of the Advisory Board
of AASRC, AIAA Associate Fellow, a Board Member of the Society of Theoretical and Applied
Sciences (STAM), a Board Member of Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan, Fellow of AASRC,
a Member of the Board of Supervisors of Chinese Society of Civil Aviation (CSCA), and a
Corresponding Member of IAA (2009).
About The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)
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The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) was founded in Stockholm on August 16, 1960.
Since that time, IAA has brought together the world's foremost experts in the disciplines of
astronautics on a regular basis to recognize the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and
discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance
in the non-military uses of space and the ongoing exploration of the solar system.
The purposes of IAA, as stated in the Academy's statutes are including foster the development of
astronautics for peaceful purposes, recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in a
branch of science or technology related to astronautics, and provide a program through which the
membership can contribute to international endeavors and cooperation in the advancement of
aerospace science, in cooperation with national science or engineering academies.
IAA is based on the tradition of the great classical scientific academies of the 17th century in Rome,
London, and Paris, which fostered scientific enquiry and the exchange of ideas and new information
in the earliest days of modern science. In the words of IAA's second president, Dr. Frank J. Malina,
"the classical academies served in a remarkable manner the phenomenal advance of man's new
method of understanding nature and of applying this understanding for the benefit of mankind".
IAA coordinates closely with national academies to foster a spirit of cooperation and progress that
transcends national boundaries, cultures, and institutions. For example, in recent years, joint
meetings were held with the French Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, the Royal Netherlands
Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, the US National Academy of Sciences,
the US National Academy of Engineering, the US Institute of Medicine, the Austrian Academy of
Sciences, the Israel Academy of Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Humanities, the
Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences of Turin, the Australian Academy of
Sciences, the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering, The Royal Netherlands
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
About National Cheng Kung University (NCKU):
NCKU is located in the ancient city of Tainan, the historical and ancient cultural capital city of
Taiwan, which boasts more than 50 national relics sanctioned by the government and is
approximately 250 kilometers south of Taipei. It is connected to all major cities in Taiwan by the
recently initiated state-of-the-art Taiwan High Speed Rail. Further, this historical heritage is the
pride of Tainan City and represents a rich cultural resource to NCKU. The technological sectors in
the Southern Taiwan Science Park offer students at NCKU with a stage to apply what they have
learned into practice.
With three quarters of a century of distinguished history, with well over 130,000 powerful alumni
now dotting the globe, many have achieved supreme successes in arts, business, education, science,
technology and healthcare and are ready and willing to assist the 22,000 academic selective
students and 1200 academic faculty members. Currently, both have an international flavor, with
enormous regional support, and there is a permeating culture of proactive intellectual growth on the
world's stage NCKU in Tainan, Taiwan, has evolved from its engineering genesis into a powerful and
comprehensive research international university in the Asia Pacific.
Since NCKU's establishment in 1931, it has developed into a research intensive and comprehensive
university with integrated academic fields in nine colleges: Liberal Arts, Sciences, Engineering,
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Planning & Design, Management, Social Sciences,
Medicine, and Bioscience & Biotechnology. NCKU currently offers 40 undergraduate programs
(excluding the Program of Bachelor's Degree), 78 master's degree programs, 54 doctoral programs
and 20 master's degree programs for working professionals.