My Life's Journey : Reflections of an Academic.

By: Chen, Wai-FahPublisher: Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd, 2007Copyright date: ©2007Description: 1 online resource (464 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789812770141Subject(s): Chen, Wai-Fah, -- 1936-;Civil engineers -- United States -- Biography.;Civil engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.;Structural engineering -- Research -- United States.;China -- History -- 20th century.;Taiwan -- History -- 1945-Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: My Life's Journey : Reflections of an AcademicDDC classification: 624.092 LOC classification: TA140.C49C44 2007Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Preface 前 -- 1. The Civil War 國共.戰 -- 1.1 My Childhood 童年 -- 1.2 The Escape 出 -- 1.3 Experience in Taiwan 台灣經 -- 1.4 Remembering Father 紀念父 - 又 -- 2. The Wisdom of Class 33 中智慧 -- 2.1 The Legacy 傳承 格 -- 2.2 The Cardinal Rules for Senior Life 四 哲學 -- 2.3 On Marriage 婚姻 -- 2.4 On Family 家庭 -- 2.5 On Aging Parents 奉 -- 2.6 On Economics 101 本 -- 2.7 On Health 命 -- Appendix 2.1 W.F. Speech for Brian's Wedding 惠發演溝 -- Appendix 2.2 Eric's Speech for Brian's Wedding 中傑的演 -- Appendix 2.3 Suh and Hsuan Wedding Ceremony 小 婚禮祝 -- 3. The Voyage to America 漂洋 海 -- 3.1 The Start 準備 -- 3.2 Voyage to San Francisco 漂洋 海到 山 -- 3.3 Summer Jobs in New York 紐約的 世界 -- 3.4 Settled Down at Lehigh 安 在 海大學 -- 3.5 Looking Back 回 -- 3.6 Joining the Elite Group 列入學 名 -- 4. My Lifelong Companion-Linlin 情深 -- 4.1 The Romance 戀愛 -- 4.2 The Wedding 婚禮 -- 4.3 The Hsuan's Family 宣家 -- 4.4 Linlin's Business Adventure 創業 -- 4.5 The Chen's Family 家 -- 5. Academic Career at Lehigh 教學相 -- 5.1 The Leader - Lynn S. Beedle 導 -- 5.2 On Structural Connections 結 -- 5.3 On Beam-Columns 梁柱 -- 5.4 On Limit Analysis and Soil Plasticity 極 分析 土壤塑性力學 -- 5.5 On Concrete Plasticity 混凝土塑性力學 -- 5.6 On Polymer Concrete 塑 混凝土 -- 5.7 On Lehigh Education 海教 -- Appendix 5.1 Doctoral Students-Lehigh University 海博士生 -- Appendix 5.2 Publications 文 -- 6. Academic Life at Purdue 普渡生涯 -- 6.1 The Background 景 -- 6.2 My Students 學生 -- 6.3 On Offshore Structural Engineering 海結構 -- 6.4 On Constitutive Equations 本構方程 -- 6.5 On Safety of Temporary Structures 暫時結構 -- 6.6 On Advanced Analysis for Frame Design 等分析 -- 6.7 On Structural Members and Frames 單元 框架 -- 6.8 On Software Development Environment 件發展環境 -- 6.9 Concluding Remarks -- Appendix 6.1 Doctoral Students-Purdue University 普大博土生 -- Appendix 6.2 Publications 文 -- 7. My Life Story 我的一生 -- 7.1 Step down as Dean.
7.2 My Schooling 我的學業 -- 7.3 My Career Path 我的事業 -- 7.4 My Celebrity Status 我的名 -- 7.5 My Honors and Recognitions 我的榮 -- 7.6 My Family 我的家庭 -- 7.7 50-Year Friendship 50 年的友情 -- 8. Academic Contributions 學 獻 -- 8.1 Background 景 -- 8.2 Solid Mechanics 固 力學 -- 8.3 My Research at a Glance 研究一 -- 8.3.1 Steel Connections 結 -- 8.3.2 Beam-Columns 梁柱 -- 8.3.3 Limit Analysis 極 分析 -- 8.3.4 Soil and Concrete Plasticity 塑性力學 -- 8.3.5 Advanced Analysis 等分析 -- 8.3.6 Semi-Rigid Frames 柔性框架 -- 8.4 Slide Rule and Calculator Environment 算尺 -- 8.4.1 General Trend in Structural Engineering in the 1960-70's 勢 -- 8.4.2 Contributions to Limit Analysis in Soil Mechanics 獻 -- 8.5 Mainframe Computing Environment 主机 -- 8.5.1 General Trend in Structural Engineering in the 1970-80's 勢 -- 8.5.2 Contributions to Constitutive Modeling of Materials 獻 -- 8.6 Desktop Computing Environment 書桌机 -- 8.6.1 Current Trend in Structural Engineering 勢 -- 8.6.2 Contributions to Advanced Analysis 獻 -- 8.7 Future Trends in Structural Computing 前瞻 -- 8.8 Rules for Good Engineering Practice 科玉律 -- References -- Appendix 8.1 Books and Contributed Chapters 書篇專 -- 9. Life in Rapidly Changing Times 生活在急 中的世界 -- 9.1 High Tech and New Economy 科技 新經濟 -- 9.2 Career Flexibility in Rapidly Changing Times 事業的柔 性 -- 9.2.1 Introduction 介紹 -- 9.2.2 Information Technology Age 時代 -- 9.2.3 Life-Long Learning 終生學習 -- 9.2.4 Flexibility in Your Career Choice 彈性 擇 -- 9.2.5 Concluding Remarks 總結 -- 9.2.6 Summary 摘 -- 9.3 A Convocation Address 結業典禮演. -- 9.4 Changing Jobs - Lessons Learned 換工作的經 -- 9.5 How to Make an Effective Presentation 如何有效 -- 10. My Journey in the Rise of China 我 崛 中的中國 -- 10.1 Background 景 -- 10.2 The Rise of China 中國崛 -- 10.3 The NIT Lecture Tour in 1981 學之旅 -- 10.4 The Journey on June 4th 1989 六四經. -- 10.5 The Culture Tour in 2004 文化之旅.
10.6 Quotation from the President of US NAE in 2006 引 美國國家 工程 對中國 期科學 工程發展 劃 的 愕 -- 11. My Students at a Glance 學生略 -- 11.1 Students from North America 北美學生 -- 11.2 Students from Taiwan 台灣學生 -- 11.3 Students from China 中國學生 -- 11.4 Students from Korea 國學生 -- 11.5 Students from Japan 日本學生 -- 11.6 Student from Singapore 新加坡學生 -- 11.7 Students from Egypt 埃及學生 -- 11.8 Students from Thailand 泰國學生 -- 11.9 Student from Norway 挪威學生 -- 11.10 Student from India 印度學生 -- 11.11 Concluding Remarks -- 11.12 Wai-Fah Chen at a Glance 惠發略 -- 12. The Teacher D.C. Drucker 師生情 -- 12.1 Background 景 -- 12.2 The Teacher 恩師 -- 12.3 The Researcher 研究學 -- 12.3.1 Steel Structures 結構 -- 12.3.2 Concrete Structures 混凝土結構 -- 12.3.3 Soil Mechanics 土壤力學 -- 12.3.4 Limit Analysis 極 分析 -- 12.3.5 Constitutive Modeling 本構模型 -- 12.4 The Passing of a Giant 巨人仙去 -- 12.5 My Tribute 悼 -- 13. Transforming the College 改 中的工學 -- 13.1 Background 景 -- 13.2 The Vision and Strategy 憧憬 戰略 -- 13.3 The Progress 展 -- 13.4 The Milestones 哩程碑 -- 13.5 Management Style 管理 格 -- Appendix 13.1 A Conversation with Dean Chen 的一席對 -- Appendix 13.2 Engineering His Exit 机制 -- Appendix 13.3 A Letter to Faculty and Staff of the College 告別書 -- Appendix 13.4 UH Engineering School Rewards Faculty 報 -- Appendix 13.5 Tread Carefully with University Merit Raises 功績報 -- Appendix 13.6 UH Executive Salaries Increase 主管 俸 -- Appendix 13.7 Publications 文 -- 14. On Higher Education Reform in China 于中國 等教 改 -- 14.1 Introduction 介紹 -- 14.2 Rapid Development 急 發展 -- 14.3 Bean-Counting Curriculum 填 式 程 -- 14.4 From Planned Economy Thinking to Market-Driven System 從 劃經濟到市場經濟 -- 14.5 From Specialization to General Education 從專業到 材教 -- 14.6 Academic Work Plagued by Plagiarism 學 受抄 折磨 -- 14.7 Higher Education Reform 教改 -- 14.8 Summary and Conclusions 簡 總結 -- 14.9 The Timing for Reform 改 時机 -- References.
Appendix 14.1 An Illustrative Example on How to Build World-Class Universities in China 在中國建立世界級大學的列範 -- Introduction 介紹 -- Renewal 更新 -- Crossing Boundaries 域 -- Measuring Success 度成功 -- Conclusions 結 -- Appendix 14.2 Engineering Education in Rapidly Changing Times 在急 世界中的工程教 -- Introduction -- High Tech and New Economy -- Engineering Education in the Information Technology Age -- Engineering Education in Transition -- Attracted to the intellectual content of engineering -- Connected to the Real World of Engineering -- Shifting Education Goals -- English as a Second Language -- Concluding Remarks -- 15. My Adviser and I 导师 我 -- 15.1 清华的校 和清华的精神The Tsinghua Spirit -- 15.2 清华求学和清华教我做人The Tsinghua Education -- 15.2.1 清华的学习生活The Academic Life at Tsinghua -- 15.2.2 清华教我如何做人Tsinghua Tradition and Value -- 15.3 祖国的"大三线"建 和改 的春 The Defensive Strategy and Reforms in China -- 15.3.1 祖国的"大三线"建 The Defensive Strategy in China -- 15.3.2 改 的春 The Reform -- 15.3.3 出国 Going Abroad -- 15.4 普渡大學校園 的清 學子Tsinghua Students at Purdue -- 15.4.1 留学的 和我的指导教師My Challenges and My Adviser -- 15.4.2 留给Lafayette 的琴声Sharing Music in Lafayette -- 15.5 清 園 的普渡人The Boiler Maker at Tsinghua. -- 15.5.1 归清华园Returning to Tsinghua -- 15.5.2 天安 事件The Event at Tiananmen Square -- 15.5.3 出任清华大学土木工程系主任Leading the CE Department -- 15.6 教师: 一个崇尚奉献的 業Teacher: a Sacred Profession -- 16. NTU and I 大 我 -- 16.1 Born in the War Place 出生戰地 -- 16.2 From Junior to Senior High School 從初中到 中. -- 16.3 Starting to be Away from Home 揮別家 -- 16.4 Undergraduate Study at NTU 入台大 -- 16.5 Graduate Study at NTU 台大研究生涯 -- 16.6 New Career at Cornell 康大.月. -- 16.7 Research/Teaching Career at NTU 為人師 -- 16.8 The KKCNN Conference 五校 合研 會 -- 16.9 Earthquake Engineering Research Facilities 國家地 中心. -- 16.10 Serving as Chairman and Dean at NTU 擔任系主任, -- 16.11 Presidential Election of NTU in 2005 台大校 ….
16.12 Accreditation of Engineering Programs 工程教 -- 16.13 Review of Major Civil Works 大工程履勘 -- 16.14 Prof. W. F. Chen: A Model for Learning 學習的典範 -- 16.15 Concern about Civil Engineering 土木工程的未來 -- 16.16 Closing Remarks 結 -- References -- 17. Kawasaki and I -- 17.1 My family and the Atomic Bomb -- 17.2 The University of Tokyo - From Medical to Engineering -- 17.3 Kawasaki Heavy Industries - From Shipbuilding to Civil Engineering -- 17.4 Heading for U. S. A. - Lehigh University -- 17.5 Academic Life at Lehigh University - With Prof. W. F. Chen -- 17.6 The Doctor of Philosophy - Struggle against Time -- 17.7 The Books "Theory of Beam-Columns" -- 17.8 Steel Structure Division -- 17.9 Offshore Equipment Department - Shipbuilding Division -- 17.10 Crushing Plant Division -- 17.11 Welding Research Laboratory -- 17.12 Opto-Engineering Laboratory - My Dream -- 17.13 Kanto Technical Institute - New Products by Photon Technologies -- 17.14 Akashi Technical Institute - Technical Support to All Products -- 17.15 The New Industry Research Organization - Regional Innovation -- 17.16 Still Flying Life - Do the Best and Enjoy Life! -- Index -- Index in Chinese (Chapter 15).
Summary: Key Features:Provides a comprehensive overview of the author's work, which includes significant discoveries and pioneering contributions in engineering science in general and structural engineering in particularIncludes contributions from three of Chen's former distinguished students and colleague on their own careers, contributions, and life journeys and reflectionsIncludes an introduction to most of Chen's former doctoral students on their careers and their life journeys and reflections, with some personal history and life struggles addedProvides an incentive to new immigrants learning the English language and Western culture, as these are indispensable tools to become a global citizen for an understanding of the world of today and tomorrow.
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Intro -- Contents -- Preface 前 -- 1. The Civil War 國共.戰 -- 1.1 My Childhood 童年 -- 1.2 The Escape 出 -- 1.3 Experience in Taiwan 台灣經 -- 1.4 Remembering Father 紀念父 - 又 -- 2. The Wisdom of Class 33 中智慧 -- 2.1 The Legacy 傳承 格 -- 2.2 The Cardinal Rules for Senior Life 四 哲學 -- 2.3 On Marriage 婚姻 -- 2.4 On Family 家庭 -- 2.5 On Aging Parents 奉 -- 2.6 On Economics 101 本 -- 2.7 On Health 命 -- Appendix 2.1 W.F. Speech for Brian's Wedding 惠發演溝 -- Appendix 2.2 Eric's Speech for Brian's Wedding 中傑的演 -- Appendix 2.3 Suh and Hsuan Wedding Ceremony 小 婚禮祝 -- 3. The Voyage to America 漂洋 海 -- 3.1 The Start 準備 -- 3.2 Voyage to San Francisco 漂洋 海到 山 -- 3.3 Summer Jobs in New York 紐約的 世界 -- 3.4 Settled Down at Lehigh 安 在 海大學 -- 3.5 Looking Back 回 -- 3.6 Joining the Elite Group 列入學 名 -- 4. My Lifelong Companion-Linlin 情深 -- 4.1 The Romance 戀愛 -- 4.2 The Wedding 婚禮 -- 4.3 The Hsuan's Family 宣家 -- 4.4 Linlin's Business Adventure 創業 -- 4.5 The Chen's Family 家 -- 5. Academic Career at Lehigh 教學相 -- 5.1 The Leader - Lynn S. Beedle 導 -- 5.2 On Structural Connections 結 -- 5.3 On Beam-Columns 梁柱 -- 5.4 On Limit Analysis and Soil Plasticity 極 分析 土壤塑性力學 -- 5.5 On Concrete Plasticity 混凝土塑性力學 -- 5.6 On Polymer Concrete 塑 混凝土 -- 5.7 On Lehigh Education 海教 -- Appendix 5.1 Doctoral Students-Lehigh University 海博士生 -- Appendix 5.2 Publications 文 -- 6. Academic Life at Purdue 普渡生涯 -- 6.1 The Background 景 -- 6.2 My Students 學生 -- 6.3 On Offshore Structural Engineering 海結構 -- 6.4 On Constitutive Equations 本構方程 -- 6.5 On Safety of Temporary Structures 暫時結構 -- 6.6 On Advanced Analysis for Frame Design 等分析 -- 6.7 On Structural Members and Frames 單元 框架 -- 6.8 On Software Development Environment 件發展環境 -- 6.9 Concluding Remarks -- Appendix 6.1 Doctoral Students-Purdue University 普大博土生 -- Appendix 6.2 Publications 文 -- 7. My Life Story 我的一生 -- 7.1 Step down as Dean.

7.2 My Schooling 我的學業 -- 7.3 My Career Path 我的事業 -- 7.4 My Celebrity Status 我的名 -- 7.5 My Honors and Recognitions 我的榮 -- 7.6 My Family 我的家庭 -- 7.7 50-Year Friendship 50 年的友情 -- 8. Academic Contributions 學 獻 -- 8.1 Background 景 -- 8.2 Solid Mechanics 固 力學 -- 8.3 My Research at a Glance 研究一 -- 8.3.1 Steel Connections 結 -- 8.3.2 Beam-Columns 梁柱 -- 8.3.3 Limit Analysis 極 分析 -- 8.3.4 Soil and Concrete Plasticity 塑性力學 -- 8.3.5 Advanced Analysis 等分析 -- 8.3.6 Semi-Rigid Frames 柔性框架 -- 8.4 Slide Rule and Calculator Environment 算尺 -- 8.4.1 General Trend in Structural Engineering in the 1960-70's 勢 -- 8.4.2 Contributions to Limit Analysis in Soil Mechanics 獻 -- 8.5 Mainframe Computing Environment 主机 -- 8.5.1 General Trend in Structural Engineering in the 1970-80's 勢 -- 8.5.2 Contributions to Constitutive Modeling of Materials 獻 -- 8.6 Desktop Computing Environment 書桌机 -- 8.6.1 Current Trend in Structural Engineering 勢 -- 8.6.2 Contributions to Advanced Analysis 獻 -- 8.7 Future Trends in Structural Computing 前瞻 -- 8.8 Rules for Good Engineering Practice 科玉律 -- References -- Appendix 8.1 Books and Contributed Chapters 書篇專 -- 9. Life in Rapidly Changing Times 生活在急 中的世界 -- 9.1 High Tech and New Economy 科技 新經濟 -- 9.2 Career Flexibility in Rapidly Changing Times 事業的柔 性 -- 9.2.1 Introduction 介紹 -- 9.2.2 Information Technology Age 時代 -- 9.2.3 Life-Long Learning 終生學習 -- 9.2.4 Flexibility in Your Career Choice 彈性 擇 -- 9.2.5 Concluding Remarks 總結 -- 9.2.6 Summary 摘 -- 9.3 A Convocation Address 結業典禮演. -- 9.4 Changing Jobs - Lessons Learned 換工作的經 -- 9.5 How to Make an Effective Presentation 如何有效 -- 10. My Journey in the Rise of China 我 崛 中的中國 -- 10.1 Background 景 -- 10.2 The Rise of China 中國崛 -- 10.3 The NIT Lecture Tour in 1981 學之旅 -- 10.4 The Journey on June 4th 1989 六四經. -- 10.5 The Culture Tour in 2004 文化之旅.

10.6 Quotation from the President of US NAE in 2006 引 美國國家 工程 對中國 期科學 工程發展 劃 的 愕 -- 11. My Students at a Glance 學生略 -- 11.1 Students from North America 北美學生 -- 11.2 Students from Taiwan 台灣學生 -- 11.3 Students from China 中國學生 -- 11.4 Students from Korea 國學生 -- 11.5 Students from Japan 日本學生 -- 11.6 Student from Singapore 新加坡學生 -- 11.7 Students from Egypt 埃及學生 -- 11.8 Students from Thailand 泰國學生 -- 11.9 Student from Norway 挪威學生 -- 11.10 Student from India 印度學生 -- 11.11 Concluding Remarks -- 11.12 Wai-Fah Chen at a Glance 惠發略 -- 12. The Teacher D.C. Drucker 師生情 -- 12.1 Background 景 -- 12.2 The Teacher 恩師 -- 12.3 The Researcher 研究學 -- 12.3.1 Steel Structures 結構 -- 12.3.2 Concrete Structures 混凝土結構 -- 12.3.3 Soil Mechanics 土壤力學 -- 12.3.4 Limit Analysis 極 分析 -- 12.3.5 Constitutive Modeling 本構模型 -- 12.4 The Passing of a Giant 巨人仙去 -- 12.5 My Tribute 悼 -- 13. Transforming the College 改 中的工學 -- 13.1 Background 景 -- 13.2 The Vision and Strategy 憧憬 戰略 -- 13.3 The Progress 展 -- 13.4 The Milestones 哩程碑 -- 13.5 Management Style 管理 格 -- Appendix 13.1 A Conversation with Dean Chen 的一席對 -- Appendix 13.2 Engineering His Exit 机制 -- Appendix 13.3 A Letter to Faculty and Staff of the College 告別書 -- Appendix 13.4 UH Engineering School Rewards Faculty 報 -- Appendix 13.5 Tread Carefully with University Merit Raises 功績報 -- Appendix 13.6 UH Executive Salaries Increase 主管 俸 -- Appendix 13.7 Publications 文 -- 14. On Higher Education Reform in China 于中國 等教 改 -- 14.1 Introduction 介紹 -- 14.2 Rapid Development 急 發展 -- 14.3 Bean-Counting Curriculum 填 式 程 -- 14.4 From Planned Economy Thinking to Market-Driven System 從 劃經濟到市場經濟 -- 14.5 From Specialization to General Education 從專業到 材教 -- 14.6 Academic Work Plagued by Plagiarism 學 受抄 折磨 -- 14.7 Higher Education Reform 教改 -- 14.8 Summary and Conclusions 簡 總結 -- 14.9 The Timing for Reform 改 時机 -- References.

Appendix 14.1 An Illustrative Example on How to Build World-Class Universities in China 在中國建立世界級大學的列範 -- Introduction 介紹 -- Renewal 更新 -- Crossing Boundaries 域 -- Measuring Success 度成功 -- Conclusions 結 -- Appendix 14.2 Engineering Education in Rapidly Changing Times 在急 世界中的工程教 -- Introduction -- High Tech and New Economy -- Engineering Education in the Information Technology Age -- Engineering Education in Transition -- Attracted to the intellectual content of engineering -- Connected to the Real World of Engineering -- Shifting Education Goals -- English as a Second Language -- Concluding Remarks -- 15. My Adviser and I 导师 我 -- 15.1 清华的校 和清华的精神The Tsinghua Spirit -- 15.2 清华求学和清华教我做人The Tsinghua Education -- 15.2.1 清华的学习生活The Academic Life at Tsinghua -- 15.2.2 清华教我如何做人Tsinghua Tradition and Value -- 15.3 祖国的"大三线"建 和改 的春 The Defensive Strategy and Reforms in China -- 15.3.1 祖国的"大三线"建 The Defensive Strategy in China -- 15.3.2 改 的春 The Reform -- 15.3.3 出国 Going Abroad -- 15.4 普渡大學校園 的清 學子Tsinghua Students at Purdue -- 15.4.1 留学的 和我的指导教師My Challenges and My Adviser -- 15.4.2 留给Lafayette 的琴声Sharing Music in Lafayette -- 15.5 清 園 的普渡人The Boiler Maker at Tsinghua. -- 15.5.1 归清华园Returning to Tsinghua -- 15.5.2 天安 事件The Event at Tiananmen Square -- 15.5.3 出任清华大学土木工程系主任Leading the CE Department -- 15.6 教师: 一个崇尚奉献的 業Teacher: a Sacred Profession -- 16. NTU and I 大 我 -- 16.1 Born in the War Place 出生戰地 -- 16.2 From Junior to Senior High School 從初中到 中. -- 16.3 Starting to be Away from Home 揮別家 -- 16.4 Undergraduate Study at NTU 入台大 -- 16.5 Graduate Study at NTU 台大研究生涯 -- 16.6 New Career at Cornell 康大.月. -- 16.7 Research/Teaching Career at NTU 為人師 -- 16.8 The KKCNN Conference 五校 合研 會 -- 16.9 Earthquake Engineering Research Facilities 國家地 中心. -- 16.10 Serving as Chairman and Dean at NTU 擔任系主任, -- 16.11 Presidential Election of NTU in 2005 台大校 ….

16.12 Accreditation of Engineering Programs 工程教 -- 16.13 Review of Major Civil Works 大工程履勘 -- 16.14 Prof. W. F. Chen: A Model for Learning 學習的典範 -- 16.15 Concern about Civil Engineering 土木工程的未來 -- 16.16 Closing Remarks 結 -- References -- 17. Kawasaki and I -- 17.1 My family and the Atomic Bomb -- 17.2 The University of Tokyo - From Medical to Engineering -- 17.3 Kawasaki Heavy Industries - From Shipbuilding to Civil Engineering -- 17.4 Heading for U. S. A. - Lehigh University -- 17.5 Academic Life at Lehigh University - With Prof. W. F. Chen -- 17.6 The Doctor of Philosophy - Struggle against Time -- 17.7 The Books "Theory of Beam-Columns" -- 17.8 Steel Structure Division -- 17.9 Offshore Equipment Department - Shipbuilding Division -- 17.10 Crushing Plant Division -- 17.11 Welding Research Laboratory -- 17.12 Opto-Engineering Laboratory - My Dream -- 17.13 Kanto Technical Institute - New Products by Photon Technologies -- 17.14 Akashi Technical Institute - Technical Support to All Products -- 17.15 The New Industry Research Organization - Regional Innovation -- 17.16 Still Flying Life - Do the Best and Enjoy Life! -- Index -- Index in Chinese (Chapter 15).

Key Features:Provides a comprehensive overview of the author's work, which includes significant discoveries and pioneering contributions in engineering science in general and structural engineering in particularIncludes contributions from three of Chen's former distinguished students and colleague on their own careers, contributions, and life journeys and reflectionsIncludes an introduction to most of Chen's former doctoral students on their careers and their life journeys and reflections, with some personal history and life struggles addedProvides an incentive to new immigrants learning the English language and Western culture, as these are indispensable tools to become a global citizen for an understanding of the world of today and tomorrow.

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