Research and Development/研究發展

UST Environment and Energy Resources Research Center

The four schools of UST are very much concerned with the problems faced by Taiwan in the areas of environment and energy. They are very active in R&D in the fields of earth science, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, atomic science, biotechnology, socio-economics, health management and other cross-disciplinary R&D efforts. This has led them to establish an R&D center which will balance the needs of science and technology in an exceptional human-oriented and policy-oriented research center, the Environment and Energy Resources Research Center (EERRC).


EERRC’s objectives lie not only in the pursuit of excellence in scientific and technological research to enhance the integration of inter-institutional educational quality and promote international cooperation and exchanges, but also to develop environmental and energy policy strategy assessment capabilities in order to be able to provide advice in government policy direction and ultimately to enhance the quality of life of the people of Taiwan. The center focuses on four main areas of research in the environment and energy:

(1) Environmental Science and Technology
(2) Energy Technology
(3) Environmental Monitoring and Modeling and Disaster Prevention
(4) Sustainable Development Strategies

2.Organizational Structure

The basic organizational structure of the center includes a Management Office, Steering Committee, Advisory Committee, Research Programs, Education Programs and International Academic Cooperation. During the initial period of development EERRC worked very closely with the Steering Committee and the Advisory Committee to formulate a strategy for development. A headquarters was set up at the National Central University campus, with subordinate offices at the other three schools of UST.

3.Research Project Content

Steering Committee composed by internationally renowned scholars and experts, the recommendations of the Steering Committee to give direction and development strategy. The Advisory Committee provides advice and evaluation on the substance of the research center operation. Membership list (in alphabetical order) as follows:

At present, research projects at the four schools are divided into four basic areas:

Environmental Science and Technology:

Nano Environmental Science and Technology in water, air and soil applications, such as pollution prevention, monitoring, risk assessment, and nitrogen cycle nitrogen oxides in the evolution of environmental systems. The focus here is on local topics that integrate nanotechnology and development of monitoring and control technology.

Energy Technology:

Focus on the research and development of new energy technology and energy-saving technology.

Environmental Monitoring, Modeling and Disaster Prevention

Includes development of atmospheric environment, land and marine areas monitoring and simulation; engineering and environmental monitoring; and disaster prevention and early warning systems

Sustainable Development Strategies

Development of simulation models of the effects of implementation policies; research in occupational exposure and health problems in high-tech industries; energy-related pollution; and environmental health management.

4.Education and Training

Students from various universities in Taiwan and related high-tech industries or government department personnel are all eligible to sign up for selected courses at UST. Some courses are also available through online learning. UST graduate students are advised by professors from the four schools in conducting in-depth studies. The features and benefits of this teaching program include a high degree of flexibility and practically unlimited opportunity. The aim of the program is to effectively enhance the professional competence of the environment and energy field staff and to train leaders for the future in these fields.

5.Academic exchanges and cooperation plan

The center will share a number of laboratory research facilities and human resources with UST research centers including the Space and Remote Sensing Research Center, the Zhongshan University Center for Environmental Studies, the Taiwan Economic Development Research Center, the National Chiao Tung University Disaster Prevention Engineering Research Center, the National Tsinghua University Nuclear Science and Technology Development Center, and the UST Nano-technology Center.

6.Expected Results

EERRC will be a tremendous help in the pursuit of academic excellence and sustainable development in thematic joint research and in the development of integrated multidisciplinary teams for forward-looking R&D as well as policy planning simulation for cross-environment and energy research. This will help UST in its efforts to become an outstanding center for research in a wider range of fields.

Director of the Center Field of study Contact E-mail

Chen Chih-chen, Arizona State University, Ph.D

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Chen Li-fan 

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