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MICA 項目中將數據和資訊轉化為知識






Expertise and work performance–Professor Chiachung Chen



I. Agricultural mechanization and automation

1. Establishment of mechanization and automation of rice and other crops production.

2. Mechanized operation system for the production of vegetables, fruit trees and ornamental plants.

3. Establishment of agricultural mechanization system: selection of equipment, spare parts backup, distribution of equipment, customs system and talent training.

4. Mechanization and automation of crop production operations in greenhouses and facilities.


II. Process engineering of agricultural products and biological materials

1. Moisture content measurement of grain and biological products.

    a. Performance test of various types of moisture meters

    b. Development of higher moisture meter for grains

    c. Development of moisture meter for on-line control of dryer

    d. Development of moisture meters for bulk-type agricultural products (tea leaves, herbs, etc.).

2. Drying technology for grain and biological products.

    a. Intermittent drying technology.

    b. Automatic control system of drying equipment.

3. Storage and ventilation technology for grain and biological products in humid weather.

4. Turn-key service for clean processing of biological products such as herbs.


III. Greenhouse design and environmental control

1. Greenhouse design for tropical and subtropical weather, with the special characteristics of typhoon resistance structure and high ventilation rates.

2. Greenhouse production planning operations. Turn-key service that according to crop growth conditions, climate characteristics of various regions, and crop production seasons, to determine the structure of facilities and demand for environmental control equipment.

3. Microclimate model development for agricultural facilities with strong solar energy, high temperature and high humidity environment. These models are used to establish the environmental control strategy and greenhouse planning work. They are suitable for environmental control operations such as greenhouses, mushroom houses and animal houses.

4. The development of environmental control equipment and the establishment of facility operation standards, including the selection specifications of ventilation fans and pads, heaters, internal and external shading nets, and cooling room.

5. Performance evaluation of various sensors used in tropic & subtropical environments, including relative humidity, solar intensity, light spectrum, medium EC, medium moisture, etc.

6. Planning and design of special greenhouses:

    a. Greenhouse for plant epidemic prevention, greenhouse for complete plant quarantine, and experimental greenhouse for genetically modified plants.

    b. Three-type orchids and herb cultivation greenhouse.

    c. Three-type vegetable production greenhouse: suitable for leafy vegetables, fruit vegetables and seedlings.

    d. Net-house production for fruit trees


IV. Planning and design of agricultural production facilities and establishment of production systems

1. Establishment of herbal plant production system, including production facility, equipment and primary processing. The existing experiences are Anoectochilus roxburghii, Dendrobium huoshanense, Chrysanthemum, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Bletilla, Saffron, Moringa, Wasabi, etc.

2. Turn-key project of plant tissue culture factory.

3. Turn-key project of mushrooms.

4. Planning and design of livestock houses: cattle, pigs, poultry, etc.

5. Planning and design of aquaculture system.

6. System planning and design of the integrated agricultural production.


V. Establishment of standardized operation procedures for orchid mass production operation system

1. Determination of cultivation physiological characteristics of commercial orchids. The determining factors includes the temperature, light quantity, photoperiod, fertilizer receipt and quantity, and pest resistance during the cultivation period and flowering period. The whole plant measurement technology is used with the assimilation chamber. Fertilizer is tested to verify the best fertilizer receipt.

2. The reconstruction or new greenhouse planning of orchid greenhouse, including covering materials, environmental control equipment, moving line planning, space configuration and other operations.

3. The establishment of growth characteristics index with quantitative model for orchids. The establishment physiological models include leaf area growth model, leaf aspect ratio model, stalk elongation rate model, spiking model and flower opening model.

4. Establishment of SOP documents for orchids and herbs greenhouse production.


VI. Establishment of mass production platform for plant tissue culture laboratory

1. Research on the composition of medium in different stages. The adequate compositions are tested by the statistical method.

2. System engineering research on mass production of tissue culture plantlets. Quantification of cost factors and quality factors in tissue culture factory. Considering the optimization of the energy cost and profit factor of the production site.

3. Establish the mass production operation procedures for 30 species of Phalaenopsis tissue culture plantlets.

4. Establish the production certification system of tissue culture plantlets, include certification system specifications, inspection of production plant environment, performance testing of equipment and machineries, and establishment of the standard operating procedures (SOP).

5. Overall planning and design of tissue culture factory, Including equipment, material movement, space configuration and personnel training

6. Microclimate research and application of tissue culture vessels

    a. Exterminating gas exchanging rates of vessels.

    b. Establishment of the vessel thermal environment model: Use light source as heat source, and cooperate with the thermal properties of vessels to establish the distribution pattern of temperature in vessels.

    c. Establishment of the vessel vapor environment model to establish relative humidity distribution pattern in tissue culture vessels.

    d. Testing of the light transmission rate and spectrum analysis of vessels

    e. Establishment of the light distribution for the arrangement of the tissue culture vessels and the uniformity of the light source.


VII. Sensing system

1. Writing of the measurement uncertainty of sensors, includes thermometers, electronic hygrometers, grain moisture meters, light sensors, medical equipment, etc.

2. The calculation of measurement uncertainty with GUM and Monte Carlo methods.

3. Establish the adequate methods to find the adequate calibration equations,

include physical, chemical and biological sensors


VIII. R&D of biomedical equipment

1. Establish signal processing technology of sphygmography, then to integrate Chinese traditional medicine and Western medicine verification methods.

2. Develop measurement technology and health indexes of human skin perspiration system and respiratory system.

3. Improve the temperature and humidity control system of the baby incubator.

4. Establish the prediction equation of human liver volume for liver transplantation.

5. Establish the appropriate technology of infrared thermometer for body temperature measurement.


IX. Greenhouse and regional production planning for international projects

1. Greenhouse production in Japan: Chiba, Saitama, Utsunomiya, Kumamoto, Kagoshima, Okinawa, for orchids and vegetable production.

2. Greenhouse production in Korea: Seoul, Daejeon, Busan, for orchids and herbs production.

3. Vietnam: Phalaenopsis and fruit and vegetable production

4. Thailand: Rice drying center and vegetable production plan.

5. Surabaya, Indonesia: Fruit vegetable production plan

6. Malaysia Klang: Fruit vegetable production plan

7. Singapore: Phalaenopsis and fruit vegetable production

8. Manchester, UK: Phalaenopsis production

9. The United States: San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Maryland, New Jersey and other places for orchids, herbs and fruit vegetable greenhouse production

10. Israel: Desert-type fruit vegetable greenhouse

11. Facility production planning of the three major agricultural production areas in Philippines, including greenhouse construction and production mechanization, post-harvest treatment and personnel training.

12. Banana tissue culture plantlets production plants and acclimatization greenhouse in Jakarta, Indonesia.

13. Establishment of a tropical demonstration greenhouse to provide agricultural education and promotion in Southeast Asia at Qishan, Kaohsiung.


X. Establishment of African Industrial Research Center

The African Industrial Research Center is established in National Chung University in 2020. The mission of this ARC is introduced as follows:

Africa's land area and population are second only to Asia, ranking second in the world. In recent years, it is a major regional market with considerable development potential in the future. However, the economic scale of the African region is still in the development stage, and various products such as people's livelihoods, household appliances and mechanical equipment must rely on imports. The basic manufacturing is relatively weak and agricultural production technology needs to be strengthened.

According to the field observation of the Kingdom of Eswatini and Mozambique, there are abundant agricultural production resources of the two countries. The development of agricultural production based on high-economic crops and animal protein sources are prior mission. The introduction of mechanization and information technology could accelerate the country's agricultural modernization progress. An integrated agricultural production plan is established for the Kingdom of Eswatini. Its content covers the comprehensive production of aquatic products, agricultural products and livestock products. Take into account both production efficiency and sustainable resource protection. It is planned to focus on production in the short term and start production for aquaculture and vegetables to increase the source of animal protein and economic income of the country. In the medium term, we will cooperate with neighboring countries, improve the production and marketing system, and expand the international market. The long term project is the talent cultivation and sustainable industry management for the African industry.


XI. Experimental design and data analysis

1. Experiment design of biological test.

2. Quality control of engineering process.

3. System modeling and validation.

4. Statistical techniques and research papers writing.


XII. Development of sensing systems


XIII. Development of biomedical instrumentation