Ying-Wei Chow

Ying-Wei Chow

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Medgar Evers College
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Ying-Wei Chow, PhD, Professor Emeritus at Medgar Evers College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics education.

Flourishing in a 50-year career dedicated to physics, Dr. Chow attained the honored title of professor emeritus at Medgar Evers College Graduate Center, part of the City University of New York, in 2015. Having served the institution as an associate and full professor of physics from 1977 to 2015, he had also been an assistant professor of physics at the H. Lehman College Graduate Center from 1972 to 1977 and a research scientist at Columbia University from 1966 to 1972. Prior to spearheading his career, Dr. Chow earned a Bachelor of Science from Tshing-Hua University in China in 1955 and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965.


In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Chow is renowned for his achievements in the observation and applications of Mossbauer scattering, research on Nuclear Zeeman Effect and fusion studies using gauge field theory of strong interaction, among others. Notably, he was the recipient of awards from the National Institute of Health and National Science Foundation, having also been a research fellow to the Atomic Energy Commission. Presently, he maintains affiliation with the First Hundred Leading Scientists of the World, American Physical Society, Sigma Xi and New York Academy of Science. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Chow can also be found in the first edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and the 24th edition of Who’s Who in the East.

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