Wu to receive 2016 KANEKA Junior Faculty Award

Wu _web _2014Dr. Hung-Jen Wu, assistant professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2016 KANEKA Junior Faculty Award for his excellence in research. Wu will receive the award at the Polymer Technology Industrial Consortium meeting in April.

“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” Wu said. “I would like to express my thanks to Kaneka for the recognition. I also appreciate the tremendous support provided by the chemical engineering department.”

Wu’s research focuses on using nanostructured materials and analytical tools to develop diagnostic techniques for disease screening. The applications of these techniques include infectious disease screening, imaging complex biological networks that are critical to the development of diseases, exploring cell membrane function and drug discovery.

Wu received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M.

The Kaneka Americas Holding Scholarship fund was established to provide scholarship and award funding to promote and support material science related research activities for students and faculty at Texas A&M. The scholarships are awarded to junior faculty, exchange students/visiting scholars, graduating Ph.D. students, graduate students and undergraduate students who conduct research in material science or organic chemistry fields, or take at least a material science and engineering course for undergraduate students.