Principal Investigator


Dean Chou D.Phil. (Oxon)

PhD. Department of Engineering Science & Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford, UK
MSc. Department of Chemical & Material Engineering, University of Alabama at Huntsville, USA
MSc. Department of Engineering Science & Ocean Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
BSc. System Engineering & Naval Architecture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Curriculum Vitae

202308 ~ Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Academy of Innovative Semiconductor and Sustainable Manufacturing, National Cheng Kung University

202208 ~ Present
Adjunct Assistant Research Fellow
National Center for High Performance Computing, National Applied Research Laboratories

202208 ~ Present
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Miin Wu School of Computing, National Cheng Kung University

202009 ~ Present
Principal Technical Consultant
M-Plan Department, Hermes-Epitek Group

202008 ~ Present
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University

The second the kick-off occurs, anything can occur.
 — Dean Chou

Dean Chou currently serves in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University. He is co-employed at the Minqiu School of Computing and the School of Semiconductors on campus. In addition he is also being co-employed at the National High-Speed ​​Computer Center outside the school, and also as a technology consultant for Hanmin Technology Co., Ltd. The PMG laboratory he presides over is mainly dedicated to exploring important issues between engineering and medicine. The team's main technologies are centered on algorithm development and ultra-high performance computing (UHPC) simulation and implementation, using cross-field development and provide the most comprehensive services to the industry through ultra-large high-performance computing, such as: energy, heat flow and satellite heat dissipation simulation, shipbuilding and ocean engineering, medical image processing, virtual physiological human model, artificial intelligence and machine learning, optical health care...etc.

Earlier, after Dean Zhou returned home to Taiwan in July 2017, he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National Central University for three years. Prior to this, Dean Zhou obtained his PhD from the Institute of Engineering Science and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, in March 2017. The research topic of his doctoral thesis was to use the poroelastic mechanics theory to propose a mathematical model specifically describing the brain environment, namely as a multi-network Cerebroporomechanics, this model can be applied to multi-scale neurovascular complexity problems. Based on this model, we can observe and study brain nerve-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD). , Cerebral Oedema, Hydrocephalus and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), etc. During his doctoral studies, he applied for the Virtual Physiological Human: DementiA Research Enabled by IT, VPH-DARE@ in The seventh Framework Programmes (FP7) of the European Commission. IT, provided funding to complete the PhD. In addition, he received a full scholarship from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Engineering at the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 1998, and obtained a master's degree from the school the following year. During this period, Dean Zhou’s research topic was the Fluid-Structure Interaction Problem (FSI) of the folding and stretching mechanical behavior of DNA in the flow field. This research platform was based on his CFD-ACE+ suite under the ESI Group. He received a job opportunity at a software company (formerly known as CFD-RC Company), and then used the marco-particle module he maintained and developed at the time to conduct this simulation research. Then, Dean Zhou obtained a master's degree in Engineering Science and Ocean Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1994. His first master's thesis was to use Nonsingular Boundary Integral Equations (BIEs) to solve internal flow problems. Finally, he obtained a bachelor's degree in systems engineering and shipbuilding from the National Taiwan Ocean University in 1991.