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 Chung-Chan Hung, S.E., F.ASCE, a distinguished professor of civil engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Hung was also a visiting professor to the CEE Department at UC Berkeley (2018 and 2019). He has made significant contributions to the field of high-performance concrete materials and structures. His development of ultra-high-performance concrete retrofitting methods has been extensively applied to retrofitting projects in Taiwan to enhance the seismic performance of buildings. His paper "A Review of Developments and Challenges for UHPC in Structural Engineering" received special recognition as one of the most read papers on the website of ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering, and his influential work has placed him on Stanford University’s World's Top 2% Scientists List.

He has served as associate editor for ASCE’s prestigious Journal of Structural Engineering since 2013. He also served as guest editor (2019-2021) for a Special Collection on "RC Structures with High and Ultra-High-Performance Materials." His service extended to the Paper Award Committee (2018-19), selecting the year's best papers.

Hung’s reputation in the field of ultra-high-performance concrete is further solidified by his invitations to serve on the Scientific Committee for various key international symposiums, including the International Symposium on UHPFRC (AFGC), fib Symposium, and International Interactive Symposium on UHPC. Moreover, Hung's expertise has been sought after globally, with international speeches at distinguished seminars and conventions, including the KCI Presidential Lecture Series and ACI Convention.

In terms of professional recognition, Hung has been awarded by several institutions. He received the Outstanding Research Award (2022) from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan, which represents one of the highest honors to reward scientific and technological talents. He was twice the recipient of the Future Tech Award for his innovative work on 3D printing and self-healing concrete. As a young scholar, he was awarded the MOST Young Scholar Fellowship (2019), one of the highest honors for junior scholars in Taiwan. He also received the Junior Scholar Innovation Award from Yuan-Tseh Lee, the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate and former President of Academia Sinica.

Hung has held several leadership roles, among them Director Board Member for the Taiwan Concrete Institute, Committee Chair for several national engineering associations, and Research Fellow at the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering. He also co-chaired the Research Grant Committee for the National Science and Technology Council, the primary funding agency in Taiwan.

Hung's achievements in the field of high-performance concrete materials and structures are significant and wide-ranging, reflecting his commitment to research, academia, and the enhancement of national scientific and technological strength. His work has contributed not only to the advancement of his field, but also to the mentorship of future professionals and the development of critical technology. 

He received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering and his doctoral degree in civil engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2010.