Ju-Chin Chu

Ju-Chin Chu
Native name 朱汝瑾
Born (1919-12-14)December 14, 1919
Taicang, Jiangsu, China
Died November 15, 2000(2000-11-15) (aged 80)
United States
Residence United States
Nationality United States
Fields Chemical engineering
Institutions Washington University in St. Louis,
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
Alma mater Tsinghua University,
National Southwestern Associated University,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Spouse Ching-Chen Li
Children Steven Chu
Gilbert Chu
Morgan Chu

Ju-Chin Chu (Chinese: 朱汝瑾; pinyin: Zhū Rǔjǐn; 14 December 1919 – 15 November 2000) was a Chinese American chemical engineer and father of Steven Chu. He was born in Taicang, Jiangsu, China. Chu attended Suzhou High School, Tsinghua University and National Southwestern Associated University in China before he went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology for Ph.D. education in 1946. After graduating from MIT, he taught at Washington University in St. Louis from 1946 to 1949, at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute from 1949 to 1966, and at Virginia Tech from 1967 to 1972.[1][2] He became a Academia Sinica member in 1964.[3]

Personal life

Ju-Chin Chu's wife Ching-Chen Li (daughter of Shu-tian Li) also studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, majoring in economics. His second born son Steven Chu is a Nobel laureate and the twelfth United States Secretary of Energy in the Obama Administration. His eldest son Gilbert Chu is a professor and researcher of biochemistry and medicine at Stanford University, while the youngest Morgan Chu, is a partner and the former Co-Managing Partner at the law firm Irell & Manella LLP.[2][4]


  1. Who's Who, eTaiwanNews, retrieved 2014-01-02.
  2. 1 2 Tore Frängsmyr, ed. (1998). "Steven Chu Autobiography". The Nobel Prizes 1997. Les Prix Nobel. Stockholm: The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2007-06-25.
  3. "美能源部長與中華文化資源:一門俊傑父子院士". 多維新聞 (in Chinese). 18 December 2008. Retrieved 31 December 2013.
  4. "Morgan Chu". Irell & Manella LLP. Retrieved 2008-12-16.
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