Achievement Award - Professor Ta-liang Teng
Dr. Ta-liang Teng is a world renowned geophysicist, recognized for his seminal contributions to seismology through numerous past and current seimic studies across the Pacific Basin from California to the Yangtze Gorge in China. He is the author of over one hundred research articles in leading scientific journals. He has presented numerous seminars and invited talks at national and international meetings, including a keynote speech at one of the CAFA annual conventions. He has served on many governmental and private earthquake councils and advisory committees, including the chairmanship of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica. He is also a member of many professional societies.
Dr. Ta-liang Teng was born in China in 1937. He received his B.S. degree in geology from the National Taiwan University in 1959 and completed his Ph. D. work in geophysics and applied mathematics at the California Institute of Technology in 1966. He joined the faculty of the University of Southern California in 1967, where he has been a full professor in geophysics and earth sciences since 1976.
Professor Teng was honored as the recipient of the Achievement Award by the Chinese Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California in 1978. He is also an elected member of the Academia Sinica.
Special Award for Achievement and Service - Professor Sun-yiu S. Fung
Professor Sun-yiu S. Fung was born in Hongkong and came to the United States in 1953. He received his B. S. from University of San Francisco, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been on the faculty at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) since 1966, reaching the rank of professor of Physics in 1976 and chaired the Physics Department there for many years. His field of research is experimental high energy particle physics. In the last decade, he focuses his research interests on relativistic heavy ion interactions and leads a nuclear physics group conducting experiments at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Dr. Fung is also active in public service, especially to preserve Chinese Culture in Southern California. He has served on the Riverside Chinese Pavilion Committee, the UCR Chancellor's Asian Pacific Advisory Committee, the Oversea Chinese Physicists Association. He received the Faculty Award for Public Service from the UCR Citizen University Committee in 1993. His continuous and dedicated service to CAFA is examplary. He has served as President, Vice President, President Elect, Convention Chair, Award Committee, Scholarship Committee, just to name a few.
Professor Fung and his wife Helen reside in Riverside and have two children,
Eric and Linette.