History

  • 1994

  • July, 1994

    President Yuan-Tseh Lee convened the "Applied Sciences Promotion Symposium" at Longtan, on the eve of the 21st Academician Conference. During this symposium, he proposed the establishment of an "Center of Applied Sciences" within the Academia Sinica.

    Yuan-Tseh Lee, the 7th and 8th President of the Academia Sinica
  • December 8, 1994

    The establishment of the "Institute for Applied Science and Engineering Research Preparatort Office"(IASER) was approved in the administrative meeting.

  • 1998

  • March 1, 1998

    President Yuan-Tseh Lee appointed Academician Li-Gang Zhang from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as the convener of the planning group for the establishment of IASER. From February to August of the same year, Academician Zhang actively returned to Taiwan to prepare and finalize the relevant matters for the establishment.

    Leroy L. Chang, the Fellow of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • April 9, 1998

    The administrative meeting approved the establishment of the IASER.

  • April 18, 1998

    The Review Council approved the initial establishment of IASER Subsequently, it will be transformed into the "Research Center of Applied Sciences"(RCAS) once the new organizational law of the Academia Sinica is passed.

  • 1999

  • January, 1999

    President Yuan-Tseh Lee appointed Professor Chen-Shui Tsai from the University of California as a distinguished researcher at the Institute of Physics. Professor Tsai actively returned to Taiwan to assist in the establishment of the IASER, leading initiatives such as promoting short- and medium-term research and overseeing the construction of the center's main building.

    Chen-Shui Tsai, was appointed as the Founding Director from April of the same year (1999-2003)
  • April 1, 1999

    IASER is formally established. President Yuan-Tseh Lee appointed Professor Chen-Shui Tsai as the Founding Director of the IASER, which is temporarily located on 4F, the old building of "Institute of Physics".

    The signboard of IASER
    The establishment ceremony and reception for IASER were held in June of the same year.
  • 2000

  • December 1, 2000

    Dr. Sunney Ignatius Chan was appointed as the Acting Director of IASER.

    Sunney Ignatius Chan, the Interim Director of IASER (2000-2001)
  • 2001

  • February 1, 2001

    Dr. Hong-Yuan Liao was appointed as the Acting Director of IASER.

    Hong-Yuan Liao, the Interim Director of IASER (2001-2004)
  • 2004

  • January 1, 2004

    ISAE was transformed into RCAS.

  • February 1, 2004

    Dr. Maw-Kuen Wu was appointed as the Interim Director of the RCAS.

    Maw-Kuen Wu, the Interim Director of RCAS (2004)
  • May 20, 2004

    Dr. Ovid J.-L. Tzeng was appointed as the Interim Director of the RCAS.

    Ovid J.-L. Tzeng, the Interim Director of RCAS (2004-2005)
  • 2005

  • June 15, 2005

    Dr. Yia-Chung Chang was appointed as the Director of the RCAS.

    Yia-Chung Chang, the Director of RCAS (2005-2012)
  • July, 2005-July, 2006

    Successively established the "Research Group of Nano BiomedicalScience" , "Thematic Center for Optoelectronics", "Thematic Center for Mechanics and Engineering Science" and the "Research Group of Advanced Computation and Modeling".

  • 2012

  • April 1, 2012

    Dr. Din-Ping Tsai was appointed as the Director of the RCAS.

    Din-Ping Tsai, the Director of the RCAS (2012-2019)
  • 2013

  • January 4, 2013

    The Thematic Centers were reorganized into : "Thematic Center for Mechanics and Engineering", "Thematic Center for Green Technology" and the "Thematic Center for Bio & Medical Application".

  • 2014

  • January 1, 2014

    RCAS moved into Interdisciplinary Research Building of Science and Technology (IRBST)

    A group photo was taken in front of IRBST
  • 2019

  • February 1, 2019

    Dr. Shang-ji Gwo was appointed as the Director of the RCAS.

    Shang-ji Gwo, the Director of RCAS (2019-2022)
  • 2020

  • September, 2020

    The "Elite Doctoral Training Program" was established.

  • July 23, 2020

    Reorganized the "Thematic Center for Mechanics and Engineering Science" to the "Thematic Center for Quantum Photonics".

  • 2021

  • September 23, 2021

    The "Thematic Center for Quantum Computer" was established.

  • 2023

  • January, 2023

    Dr. Pei-Kuen Wei was appointed as the Director of RCAS.

    Pei-Kuen Wei, the Director of the RCAS (2023-)
  • July 13, 2023

    The administrative meeting approved the reorganization of the "Thematic Center for Bio & Medical Application" into the "Thematic Center for Intelligent Bioengineering".

  • August, 2023

    Reorganization of members within each thematic center.

    Group photo of members from each thematic center
  • 2024

  • January 23, 2024

    The "Thematic Center for Quantum Computer" transferred to the "Research Center for Critical Issues" at Academia Sinica.