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  • Honors received by Professor Chung:

    Professor Chung was the speaker (Guest of Honor) at the Commencement (Speech Day) of Diocesan Girls' School in Hong Kong on Nov. 20, 2015. This school is ranked No. 1 among all the secondary schools in Hong Kong.

    Professor Chung was the speaker (Guest of Honor) at the Commencement (Speech Day) of Ying Wa Girls' School in Hong Kong on July 7, 2015. Chung attended this school for both her primary school and secondary school education. This school was founded by the London Missionary Society in 1900.

    Chung's authored book "Piloted to Serve" (English version) and her edited book "The Road to Scientific Success: Inspiring Life Stories of Prominent Researchers" are recognized by University at Buffalo, State University of New York, in a ceremony held in the university on May 5, 2014. The photo includes Professor Deborah Chung (left 2) with President Tripathi (left 1), Provost Zukoski (right 2) and Vice President Cartwright (right 1).

    Honorary Doctorate Degree, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain, 2011.

    Top Reviewer in 2008, an international award in relation to the journal Carbon, Elsevier Pub., 2009.

    Special Recognition Award, The American Carbon Society, 2007.

    Hsun Lee Award, jointly awarded by Institute of Metal Research (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, to recognize research accomplishment in materials science and technology, 2005.

    Invited Professor, Tianjin University, Tianjin, P.R. China, appointed in 2005.

    Visiting Professor, Jinan University, Jinan, P.R. China, appointed in 2005.

    The Charles E. Pettinos Award, a triennial international award to recognize outstanding research accomplishments in carbon science and technology, The American Carbon Society, 2004.

    Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities, Academic Year 2002-2003, The State University of New York.

    Visiting Professor, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China, appointed in 2002.

    Visiting Professor, Southeast University, Nanjing, P.R. China, appointed in 2002.

    Visiting Professor, Beijing Technology and Business University, Beijing, P.R. China, appointed in 2002.

    Outstanding Inventor, State University of New York, 2002.

    Fellow, American Carbon Society, conferred in 2001.

    Honorary Professor, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, P.R. China, appointed in 2000.

    One of the top ten inventors in 1998, 24th Annual Inventor of the Year Award, Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association and the Technical Societies Council of the Niagara Frontier, 1999.

    Fellow, ASM International, conferred in 1998.

    Advisory Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R. China, appointed in 1995.

    "Teacher of the Year", 1992-93, awarded by Tau Beta Pi (New York Nu).

    Recipient of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Endowed Chair Professorship in Materials Research, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 1991.

    Recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1987, for being one of the top engineering educators in the U.S.

    Recipient of the Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal for the most promising metallurgist in the U.S. in 1980, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers

    Recipient of the Ladd Award for one of the most promising engineering faculty members in Carnegie Mellon University, 1979

    Inventor of the inventions "Exfoliated Graphite Fibers," "Carbon Fiber Reinforced Superconductor" and "Carbon Fiber Composites with Improved Fatigue Resistance", which were selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for funding through the Energy Related Inventions Program of the Department of Energy.

    One of the four first woman graduates of California Institute of Technology, 1973

    Winner of Josephine de Karman Fellowship (1972 73) for graduate and senior undergraduate students of exceptional ability

    Winner (2nd place) of the piano solo competition (Brahm's intermezzi) in the Hong Kong Music Festival, 1970

    Included in
    Empire Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2006
    Who's Who in the World, since 2006
    Who's Who in America, 61st Ed.
    Who's Who in Engineering, since 1983
    Who's Who in Science and Engineering, since 1995
    Who's Who Among American Inventors, since 1990
    Who's Who in the East, since 1983
    American Men and Women of Science, since 1979
    Who's Who in Technology Today, since 1979

    Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century, since 1985
    The World Who's Who of Women, 7th Ed.
    Personalities of American, 3rd Ed.
    Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology
    Who's Who in American Education
    Who's Who Among Young American Professionals, 1992 1993
    Who's Who of American Women, 17th Ed. onward
    Two Thousand Notable American Women, 5th Ed., 1993
    The Directory of Distinguished Americans, 3rd Ed.
    Who's Who Among American Teachers & Educators, 11th Ed., 2007.
    Who's Who in Finance and Business, 36th Ed., 2007.
    Who's Who in Music, 1989
    Most Admired Men and Women of the Year, since 1993
    Who's Who in Among Asian Americans, 1993
    International Who's Who of Professional & Business Women, 7th Ed., 2000
    Who's Who in Registry of Business Leaders, 1994
    2000 Notable American Women, Millennium Edition, 2000, 2002
    World Who's Who of Women, 15th Ed., 2000
    1000 World Leaders of Scientific Influence, 2001
    500 Leaders of Science, 2002, 2003
    Strathmore's Who's Who, 2002-2003
    Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 8th Ed., 2005-2006
    Montclair Who's Who Among Collegiate Faculty, 2011