Chung, Richard


Department Chair
Chemical and Materials Engineering




Preferred: 408-924-3927


Engineering Room 385E


  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
  • M.S. Materials Engineering, Youngstown State University, Ohio
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Alabama


Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Materials Engineering, San José State University.
  • Director of Global Technology Initiative (GTI) program & Summer in Silicon Valley (SSV) program.
  • Academic Senator (AY 2016-2018).

Honors and Awards

  1. 2012: McCoy Family Award for Excellence in Service, Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, San José State University.
  2. 2002: Appreciation Award, Lockheed Martin Space and Missiles Corporation.
  3. 2002: Outstanding Alumni Award, Auburn University.
  4. 2002: Hall of Fame Award, Golden Gate Section, Society of Plastics Engineers.
  5. 2001: Service Award, Faculty Leadership Institute, Workforce Silicon Valley.
  6. 2001: Special Judge (representing ASMI) for 2001 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, San José, California (May 8-9, 2001).
  7. 1988, 1989: Two-time recipient of Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award, San José State University.
  8. 1988: First Place Winner in Material Applications, 1988 National Student-Instructor Project Competition, Sponsored by Industrial Education, Southfield, Michigan.