Paul Chu oral history interview and transcript
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Dr. Paul Chu was born on December 2, 1940, in Changsha, Hunan in China. He grew up in Taiwan and attended Taiwan Provincial Cheng Kung University, graduating in 1962. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Taiwan, he served for a year in the Nationalist Chinese Air Force. Then Dr. Chu traveled to the United States to complete his Master of Science degree at Fordham University, earning his degree in 1965. In 1968, he completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of California San Diego. At the University of Houston, Dr. Chu currently serves as Professor of Physics to this day, as well as the T. L. L. Temple Chair of Science, and Founding Director and Chief Scientist of the Texas Center for Superconductivity. He also is an Honorary Chancellor of the Taiwan Comprehensive University System, and President Emeritus and University Professor Emeritus of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.