Professor Lou-Chuang Lee received a Ph.D. degree from Caltech in 1975. He specializes in space and plasma physics. Before 1995, he performed research at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland and University of Alaska. Upon returning to Taiwan in 1995, Prof. Lee served as the Dean of the College of Science, National Cheng Kung University, Director of National Space Program Office, the founding President of the National Applied Research Laboratories, the President of National Central University, and the Minister of National Science Council. He is a distinguished research fellow of Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica. Prof. Lee received many honors, including the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar, the Presidential Science Prize in Taiwan, Academician of Academia Sinica, Elected Member of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and International Academy of Engineering, Russian Academy of Engineering (IAE).