Principal Investigator

Dr. Shu-Wei Chang

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

Dr. Shu-Wei Chang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University and his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Markus J. Buehler. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan. Prior to joining NTU, Dr. Chang had worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests are associated with the employment of atomistic and multiscale computational modeling to understand the mechanics of materials, including biomaterials and synthetic materials at the nano- and micro- scales, with an aim to integrate nanoscale approaches to engineering problems.


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA, 2014

  • M.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Mathematics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006

Research Interests

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Computational Materials

  • Biomechanics, Collagen

  • Mechanobiology

  • Atomic Scale Modeling

  • Multi-scale/Multi-physics Modeling

Honors and Awards

  • 2021 Young Professor Award in Chinese Society of Structural Engineering

  • 2019 Young Scholar Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

  • 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award, NTU

  • 2011 NSF Fellowship for Cancer Nanotechnology Summer Institute

  • 2010 Presidential Graduate Fellowship, MIT

  • 2007 Scholarship of Schoolfellow Association, NTU

  • 2007 Scholarship of Sinotech Engineering Consultants Inc

  • 2004 Scholarship of Schoolfellow Association, NTU

  • 2002 Award of Outstanding Student, NTU

Services and Additional Activities

  • 2020 - 2022, Secretary General, Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Republic of China (中華民國力學學會)

  • 2020 - 2022, Deputy secretary, Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics (台灣生物力學學會)

  • 2019 - now, General Council, APACM (The International Association of Computational Mechanics, Asian Pacific Region)

  • 2015 - now, General Council, ACMT (The Association of Computational Mechanics Taiwan)


Wei-Han Hui 惠維翰

PhD student

Collagen deformationProtein ion channelProtein nano-diskCoarse-grained hydrogel

Yuan Chiang 江元

MS student

Calcium-Silicate-Hydrates (C-S-H)Bio-inspired structural compositesML-aided structural health monitoringProtein ion channel

Ya-Yun Tsai 蔡亞芸

MS student

Nano honeycombBio-inspired structural composites

Meng-Lin Tsai 蔡孟霖

MS student

Bio-inspired structural compositesML-aided structural health monitoring

Ting-Chi Liu 劉丁綺

PhD student

Deep learning in molecule

Sunnai 陳諺霖

MS student

ML-aided structural Health MonitoringHydrogen embrittlement

Xianjun Chen 陳憲君

MS student

Bio-inspired structural composites

Kuan-Yu Pan 潘冠宇

PhD student

Structural engineer at Fong-Li Engineering

Protein unfolding pathway


Ji Jia Dong 董濟嘉

Protein Ion Channel




TRPV4 ion channelIntegrin

Deng Li 李登

PhD @ Northeastern

Computational chemistry

Yu-Bai Xiao 蕭羽白

EtchingPotential of Mean ForceVariational Auto-Encoder

Pei Hsin Chiu 邱霈欣

Deep learning in medical imaging

Hsin Chin Jack Li 利昕晉

PhD @ UT Austin

ImmunotherapyDrug targeting efficacy