Mei-Hung Chiu is a Distinguished Professor of Science Education at the Graduate Institute of Science Education of the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) located in Taipei, Taiwan. She has a BS in chemistry from NTNU, Ed.M. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. She served as the President of National Association for Research in Science Teaching based in the USA from 2016- 2017. She was the chair of Committee on Chemistry Education of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) from 2011-2014. Currently, she is an elected Bureau member and Executive Committee member of IUPAC. She is also a fellow and member of Governing Board of International Science Council.
Her research interests include investigating of students’ conceptions of science, understanding of scientific models and modeling, the use of facial microexpression state to identify moments of conceptual conflict scenarios and the use of innovative technology in science teaching. She has published over 100 articles in science learning in international well-known journals. She also edited/co-edited four books, namely Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Madame Marie Sklodowska Curie’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry by Sense in 2012; Chemical Education and Sustainability in the Global Age published by Springer in 2013, Science Education Research and Practice in Taiwan: Challenges and Opportunities by Springer in 2016; Science Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities by Springer in 2016.
She was a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Chemical Education Award from the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies in 2009. With her deep involvement in science education research and practice, she was a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Science Education Award from East-Asian Science Education Association (EASE) in 2016. In addition, she was a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from IUPAC.