2011 EC Board & Sr. Advisors
理事會員 & 顧問
萬 宜 生 Edward Wan, Ph.D.
Dr. Wan is retired after 35 years of professional engineering and managerial career. He has been working in energy and environmental consulting business for a variety of private companies including Bechtel Power Corporation, MITRE and SAIC, prior to starting his own consulting business. For more than 15 years, he served as Department Manager and Assistant VP of Energy Technology and Engineering Department with SAIC, engaging in providing R&D supports to US National Laboratories in the development of advanced power production systems such as Fluidized-bed Combustion, micro turbines, alternative solar energy and fuel cells. He was an editor for the Process Economic International, a professional journal published in UK. Dr. Wan graduated from Chun-Yuan University and received his MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
In his spare time, he is active in the Chinese American Communities in the DC area. For more than a decade, he was actively involved with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) and served as Washington DC Chapter President and National Executive Vice President. He also graduated from and later served as board member of Leadership Montgomery, an organization to provide leadership training for Maryland civic and business leader. He is active in his own Fraternity Organization - the FF Fraternity and served in various capacities including its US Chapter President. He also served as the President of Chiang Xi Benevolent Association of Greater Washington DC.
Dr. Wan served two terms as the immediate President of his high school alumni Association – the Chien Chung Alumni Association of Greater Washington DC and Baltimore area. He also currently serves as a member of Board of Visitors at the University of Maryland to help raise endowment fund for the University.
副會長 Vice President
Juliann G Kiang, Ph.D.
Dr. Kiang is currently a full professor in Department of Radiation Biology, Research Professor in Department of Medicine at Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences; Program Advisor of Radiation Combined Injury Program at Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI). Dr. Kiang’s research focuses on elucidation of the mechanisms underlying radiation combined injury and development of innovative countermeasures to mitigate or treat radiation combined injury. Her research has been funded by NIH and DTRA as well as AFRRI.
Dr. Kiang received her Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from University of California at Berkeley and her postdoctoral trainings in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of California at Berkeley; in between she had a short training at Borough-Welcome Laboratory at England.
Dr. Kiang has published 115 peer-reviewed scientific articles. She has received Henry Christian Memorial Award from Federation Association of Clinical Research two times in 1990 and 1993, respectively; Research & Development Achievement Award from the US Department of Army in 2006; STEM Role Model from the US Department of Defense in 2006. She is associate Editors for Cell Research and Adaptive Medicine. She is an inventor and has 3 patents. At her leisure, Dr. Kiang has published 6 Chinese books.
范 允 強 Charles Fan, Ph.D.
Dr. Fan is an Executive Board member and immediate past President of FAPAC (Federal Asian Pacific American Council), an organization representing all of the civilian and military APA employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments. He currently employed at the Department of Public Works of the D.C. Government as a Systems and financial manager. Prior to this assignment, he served in various positions including Supervisory Industrial Engineer of the Solid Waste Management Administration of the D.C. Government and Senior Planner of the Lake County Planning Department in Illinois. He holds an MCRP Professional Master Degree from California State University and completed the Ph.D. program of USI from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
He had served the elected or appointed positions such as former Treasurer, VP for Committee, Senior Vice President and Conference Chair of FAPAC in past ten years. The Conference was held at New York City and had 800 attendees. He was a founding member and the previous Chair of DCAPA Council. During his long time services, he has always pursued the harmony and unites for FAPAC and built up a very solid foundation between FAPAC and Asia Americans as well as Main stream communities. He serves as Precinct Chair of Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and involving in local communities activities. He was the President and VP of Chien Chung Alumni Association in the Washington-Baltimore Area. He also was the President of the Chinese Overseas Student Association of California State University.
陳 正 廷 Cheng-Tying Chen, Ph.D.
Dr. Chen currently serves as project manager at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). He is responsible for reviewing permit applications from a variety of industries seeking air quality permits from the Maryland State Government and for developing source specific conditions that ensure compliance with federal and state air quality regulations to protect public health and welfare.
Dr. Chen graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University and earned his MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and his PhD degree in Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. Before he came to the United States, Dr. Chen worked at the Formosa Chemical and Fibre Corp. and the Ta-Ming Textile Corp., where he was responsible for the production and quality assurance of rayon and nylon polymerization. Throughout his ten year career at the China Steel Corp. as Superintendent, General Foreman, and Engineer, he (1) coordinated, designed, constructed, and started-up the soft water, industrial water, and water distribution systems; (2) established a water laboratory; (3) troubleshot water and pollution related problems and reduced the amount of water consumption; and (4) was responsible for the operation of the centralized water and wastewater treatment plant and the centralized compressed air systems in an integrated steel mill in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
For the academic year 2003-2004, Dr. Chen was a visiting professor at Kao Yuan University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, where as Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, he helped the Department Chair set up a new graduate school program.
Outside of work, Dr. Chen is an avid photographer. When not documenting life’s magical moments with the camera lens, he enjoys playing tennis and badminton, reading, and being an active member of the Taiwanese community. He has been a board member of the Taiwanese American Diversity Association, Taiwanese American Charity and Education Association, and Taiwanese American Association Baltimore-Columbia. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the Global Alliance for Democracy and Peace (GADP) and an advisory board member for the Taiwanese American MAMA Class.
公關 Public Relations
陸 秦 生 Samson Luk, D.P.T.
Dr. Samson Luk, graduated from Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, majoring in physical Therapy. After graduation, he served as Director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Medicine at Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taiwan.
He was the founder of Taiwan Physical Therapy Association and served as its first Chairman. In 1977, he came to the U.S. to continue graduate study in Physical Therapy at New York University. Afterwards, he worked at Hospital of Joint Disease and Medical Center in NYC. In 1983, he moved to Washington DC area and worked as Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in several facilities including Northern Virginia Doctors Hospital, Washington Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility and Washington Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation Center. He later founded the Luk Rehab Inc.
Dr. Luk has been very active in supporting Washington Chinese community affairs, including serving as the current President of Chinese Opera Society of Washington DC and the past President of NTUAA-DC.
企劃 Program Planning
金 慶 松 Ching-Sung Chin, Ph.D.
Dr. Chin received BS in Transportation and Communication Management from National Cheng Kung University, MS in Civil Engineering from National Taiwan University and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Chin has been very active in many community organizations including served as President of NTUAA-DC, President of NCUAA-DC, President and Vice President of Zheng He Society of the Americas, Vice President of TBAGW, President of Cross Talk Club and Board member of CICAA.
Dr. Chin has multiple talents and devoted considerable time in supporting toastmaster club and Chinese School programs. He served as President of One Voice Toastmasters Club and President of GEICL Toastmaster Club. He was a Board Member of Li-Ming Chinese Academy Board and worked as teacher at Dragon’s World Chinese School.In his spare time, he is interested in promoting Go games. He is currently teaching Go games for various groups includingmiddle-school students. He was the founder of three local Go Clubs - Great Falls Go Club, Tysons Corner Go Club and Li-Ming Go Club.
宗 方 隆 Fung-Lung Chung, Ph.D.
Dr. Chung is currently a senior faculty member of the Department of Oncology. His main research interests are on the mechanism of chemical carcinogenesis and cancer chemoprevention. Before joining Georgetown University Medical Center, he was the Chief of Division of Carcinogenesis and Molecular Epidemiologist and the Program Leader of Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis at the American Health Foundation Cancer Center (a NCI-designated Laboratory Cancer Center) of the Institute for Cancer Prevention in Valhalla, New York.
He served on various NIH Scientific Review Committees and was a regular member of the NIH Chemical Pathology Study Section (1990-94). He was also a member of the Senior Advisory Board of the Institute for Cancer Prevention (1995-2004). He served on the editorial board for several journals, such as Chem. Res. Toxicol., Oncology Reports, and Mol. Nutrition and Food Res. At Georgetown, Dr. Chung is a tenured professor of the Department of Oncology and a member of the LCCC Carcinogenesis, Biomarkers, and Epidemiology (CBE) Program. He is also a co-leader for that program at the Cancer Center. He has trained and mentored more than 30 undergraduate interns, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows over the years.
Dr. Chung received BS in Bio-Organic Chemistry (1971) from Chung-Yuan College of Sciences and Engineering and Ph.D. in Bio-organic Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry (1978) from the University of Utah. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow performing researches in DNA Damage and Cancer (1980) at Columbia University. As a CAPA member since 2009, Dr. Chung has been active in other Chinese American organizations including serving two year’s term as a Board of Director for CCAA (Chien Chung Alumni Association).
顧問 Sr. Advisor
Kuan-The Jeang, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeang is currently the Chief of the Molecular Virology Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology. Dr. Jeang’s research interests spanning the past 25 years are in the basic research of HIV-1 gene expression and in HTLV-1 transformation of human cells. He has published more than 270 peer reviewed articles, and he has edited two editions of the book “HIV-1: Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis”, and three other volumes on retroviral biology and oncogenic tumor viruses. He attended undergraduate studies at MIT, and graduated with MD and PhD degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Jeang is the current editor- in-chief of Retrovirology; (www.retrovirology.com), a leading peer-reviewed Open Access journal that publishes basic research papers on retroviruses. He is also an Associate Editor of Cancer Research; and a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Biological Chemistry and the Journal of Virology.
Dr. Jeang is an elected fellow of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and an Academician of Academia Sinica. He is currently the president of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA; www.scbasociety.org), the largest international society of bioscientists of Chinese extraction.
顧問 Sr. Advisor
James C.S. Meng, Ph.D.
Dr. James Meng is the Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Executive, reporting to the Principal Civilian Deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research Development & Acquisition. His tasks are to reestablish the Science & Engineering foundations for the Navy.
Previously he was the Director, Warfare Systems Engineering in Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and dual-hatted as Director, Test, Evaluation & Analysis since March 2007. Director of NAVSEA from July 2005 – February 2007. He also managed the Navy’s directed energy and SURFTECH, and Foreign Military Sales over $3 billion. He previously served as the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Work Assignment Executive, Washington, DC, from April 2003 to June 2005, and was dual-hatted as the NAVSEA Warfare Centers Business Executive for the last year of that tour. Dr. Meng served as Executive Director of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport, from January 2000 to March 2003. From April 1995 to December 1999, Dr. Meng was both the Head of the Torpedo Systems Technology Department and the Chief Scientist of the Submarine Weapons Directorate at NUWC Division, Newport, RI.
Dr. Meng earned BS in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; MS in Engineering Physics from the University of California, Berkley; and PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California, Berkley. In 1994, he received a master’s of science degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. He entered the Senior Executive Service in June 1998. He was selected as the Federal Manager of the Year in 2002, presented with the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in March 7. 2000, Bronze Medal Award from the American Defense Preparedness Association in 1997, Employee of the Year- professional category from the Rhode Island Federal Executive Council in 1991, and a Naval Underwater Systems Center Significant Achievement - Secretary of the Navy Citation in 1988.
Dr. Meng was elected a Fellow of ASME in 1996 and is a member of IEEE, AIAA, and ASNE. He co-chaired the ASME Superconductivity Technical Committee from 1989-1992. He has authored more than 20 refereed journal articles in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, the Journal of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts, the Journal of Applied Optics, and the Journal of Computational Physics. He is the Vice-President of AGENS.
顧問 Sr. Advisor
Cheng-I Wei, Ph.D.
Dr. Wei is currently the Dean, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources at University of Maryland at College Park. Hehas served as Dean and Director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station and University of Maryland Extension since September 1, 2005.
Prior to coming to Maryland, Dean Wei served as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the College of Human Environmental Sciences at Oklahoma State University, as well as Interim Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences. He was Bruno Professor and Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Auburn University, Alabama, for four years.
Dean Wei received his B.S. in biology from the Tunghai University of Taiwan in 1970, an M.S. in medical microbiology from National Taiwan University in 1972, and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of California-Davis, in 1979. His research interests are in food microbiology and safety, toxicology, and immunotoxicology. Dr. Wei has secured over $11 million in external funds and published 200 refereed papers.
顧問 Sr. Advisor
葉淑美, Grace Wei
Grace currently works for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as Sr. Enterprise Architect supporting Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in assessing systems architecture. In the past, she supported Department of Navy CIO/OPNAV N6 Enterprise Architecture Strategic Planning office to ensure development, implementation, and maintenance of necessary architecture products and associated standards are consistent with DON, DoD, and Federal Enterprise Architectures while achieving Net-Centric visions.
Grace previously worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation as Sr. Data Architect. Supported the US Army CIO/G6 mission to direct and manage the Army’s Enterprise Architectural development efforts for the Army Integrated Architecture; assuring coordinated and synchronized architectures within the concepts of the Global Information Grid (GIG), in order to produce critical decision-making tools for effective acquisitions, IT investments, integration and interoperability of Army systems, and optimized product fielding solutions.
Grace holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Systems Management from University of Maryland. She has 20 years of experience in IT Management. Grace is an avid tennis and golf player. Her other interest includes painting and piano recital. Grace is also the President of the Hakka Association in Washington Metropolitan Area. She is dedicated in serving the Hakka membership and promoting Hakka culture by staging major social and culture events through out the year.