Ching-chiang Kuo

 

Education:

        Ph.D. M.I.T., Aeronautics and Astronautics

        M.S, The University of Iowa, Engineering Mechanics

        B.S. Cheng Kung University

 

Working Experiences:

Vice Chairman, Public Construction Commission, Executive Yuan 10/9/2002 to present

In charge of all public constructions in Taiwan.  I have taken the following steps to change the culture in our public work sector:

l         Require that the principles of Ecotechnology be applied to the design of public development work as much as possible

l         Formed an Ecotechnology Advisory Group to help central and local government to implement Ecotechnology

l         Asked various departments of the central government and all local governments to form their own ecotechnology groups to apply this principle to their design

l         Asked that Ecology and Ecotechnology be taught from elementary school to college

l         Asked that Ecology and Ecotechnology be part of the testing program for government workers in related areas

Asked that Ecology and Ecotechnology be part of the refreshment courses for all licensed engineers in related areas

 

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of 921 Earthquakes Recovery Commission, 6/20/2000 to 01/8/2002

        I was in charge of all public constructions and geo-technology work.  In this 

project, I required that the principle of Ecotechnology be applied in all design and construction whenever possible.  Mud and debris flows were one of the most serious problems in this earthquakes ruined area.  Unemployment is another.  The conventional method of building concrete check dams for stopping debris flows was not effective.  After surveyed many sites, I decided that a more fundamental method was needed to resolve this serious problem.  We studied the root cause of the problem and tried to eliminate the most important factors of this cause.  The method proves to be very effective.  It is consistent with the principles of Ecotechnology.  Almost no concrete was used.  Local plants recovered quickly after the hills were stabilized.  Because only on a few occasions heavy machinery was needed, we employed only local villagers to do the work.  This policy not only solved their employment problems, brought them financial relief but also turned their idle time into productive time.  Because they felt that they had made contribution to this earth mending task, their attitude was changed from a self pity mode into a self fulfillment mode.  The proposed paper is to give a detailed report of this project.

 

Special Advisor to Mayor of Taipei (sabbatical from Boeing) 1995-1996

Responsible for resolving the mechanical and management problems that had keeping the rapid transit system from opening for public services.  We opened the Mucha Line for services in March of 1996 and resolving the system integration problems for Tamshui Line and getting the line ready for services in March 1997.  Today the rapid transit systems in Taipei have more than 900 thousands riders a day.  The systems reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in Taipei.  The quality of living has also been greatly enhanced by the dependability of these systems and the convenience they bring to the citizens.  My personal contributions include:

u       Resolving the low morale problem of the workers

u       Performing software and hardware checkout and problem resolution of the transit systems

u       Overseeing the retrofitting of Mucha Line civil work

u       Training the workers for the operation of the systems and for emergency handlings

u       Establishing a high quality service standards for the systems

u       Resolving problems between Taipei City government and its contractors and the arguments between the construction branch and the operation branch

u       My final evaluation was key to the start of the Mucha Line services

 

l         Boeing Company (Formerly Rockwell International) 1973-2000

Director of Satellite Design and Analysis: Responsible for design and analysis of satellites, research and development projects, integrated analysis of space vehicles (space shuttle and space station), Rockwell heavy vehicle system analysis, Rockwell heavy vehicle transmission system analysis