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RAS welcomes new visiting scholar Gwo-Jou Huang, PhD.

RAS welcomes new visiting scholar Gwo-Jou Huang, PhD.
Starting form today, Dr. Gwo-Jou Huang, senior engineer from ITRI , joined the RAS-group for a period of approximately two years. Dr. Gwo-Jou Huang will direct his expertise on the further development and marketing of the VESALIUS robot. Dr. Huang will also be active in the MLR (Mobile Learning Robotics) group.


Short bio of Dr. Huang,

Dr. Huang holds a Ph.D. degree and a M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium as well as a B.S. degree in the same field from the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. He majors in robotic intelligent control and automation.

Dr. Huang is a Mechanical Engineer with broad technical expertise in various fields including robotics, machine automation, semiconductor, flat panel display, solar cell and motor energy saving.

Gwo-Jou Huang started his career as an Assistant Engineer in the Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories (MSL) of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in 1986. He successfully led projects in various fields related to automatic machines for electronics industry applications and energy saving technologies. In his 20 years of research expertise with ITRI, Dr. Huang has invented 28 registered patents in semiconductor and flat panel display (FPD) domains in numerous countries including Taiwan, U.S.A., China, and Germany.


In 1998, Dr. Huang was appointed Project Manager at ITRI’s West European Office, based in Berlin, Germany. He was responsible for leading international technology cooperation projects among Europe, Russia, and Taiwan. 

Dr. Huang also held other industry appointments such as

  • The Executive Secretary of the Taiwan Compound Semiconductor Alliance (TCSIA) where he initiated and managed an integrated project on the development of advanced processes and equipment for the compound semiconductor industry which had a US$20 million budget.
  • Technical advisor/ consultant for several companies/ governments, including Festo Taiwan, the Committee for Precision Machinery Industry Development (PDID) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan.

Dr. Huang received various prestigious awards by ITRI in recognition of his research efforts and invaluable contributions to the development of industrial science and technology. 

Most recently, Dr. Huang led a team consisting of 20 energy and motors experts to advise and support the government’s initiative and efforts to drive and promote energy savings in industrial motor driven systems. He also participated in government’s energy policy planning and development.