Jim Chu

JimGraduate Student
Email: jimchu@mit.edu

I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and lived there until the year I came to MIT. Taipei was really a great city with convenient public transportation and many styles of food. The high school I attended is Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School where people are creative and dedicated to students club activities. I participated the street dance club and enjoyed a wonderful high school life.

I did my undergraduate in National Taiwan University (NTU) and graduated in 2013 with B.S in chemical engineering. In the summer before being junior, I joined Prof. Kuo-Chuan Ho research group to work on Dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Based on the electrochemical theory and material synthesis, the cell efficiency was improved by redesigning the electrolyte material. After graduating from NTU, I became an intern at BASF to work in Market and Development Office, where giving me lots of chances to be familiar with the chemical industry.

My research project now in Prof. Green’s group is the direct measurement of kinetics by using laser apparatus. The combustion reactions are what we are interested in and also valued in real chemical processes. I spend my leisure time on playing baseball, listening to music, and watching sports games.