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Alumnus Dr. Hsiao Hsiao Ping Received the 2012 Exceptional Technology Achievement Award from NASA

 Dr. Hsiao Hsiao Ping graduated from NTNU Department of Chemistry. She entered National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) right after her graduation. In her service time, she dedicated to the invention of new types of polymer, for example, the polycarbonate. Her research was profound and unique; therefore, she received several awards. One of her research: High Reliability Polycarbonate Capacitor Research at JPL was commented as the best theory in the “The 1990 Capacitor and Resistor Technology Symposium” and was given the “The John D. Moynihan Award”. 

The polycarbonate had the features of transparent, heat-resistant, flame-retardant, tractably, crash-resistant, and well mechanism. It had been widely applied on the manufacture of resin lens, bullet-resisting glass, and astronaut mask. According to Dr. Hsiao’s recent research, the polycarbonate could manufacture the chemistry sensor. It could appraise and make the quantitative analysis of more than 11 chemistry matters in the capsule. Her great contribution won her the “Exceptional Technology Achievement Award” from NASA on the 18th of October. 
Dr. Hsiao was very humble. She shared her honored with all the teachers and students from NTNU.