Mei-Hung Chiu is a Distinguished Professor of Science Education at the Graduate Institute of Science Education (GISE) of the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). Her research interests include (1) eliciting students’ conceptional construction and conceptual change in chemistry education, (2) promoting students’ miodeling competence, (3) exploring whether facial microexpression state (FMES) changes can be used to identify moments of conceptual change in science learning, and (4) applying augmented reality for learning structures of organic compounds. She has published over 150 articles in science education and chemistry education in national and international well-known journals. She also co-edited or edited four books, including 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 supervised 100 advisees to receive their advanced degrees (19 in PhD and 81 in MS) in science education.

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 (2016-2019, 2020-2023) and an elected member of Governing Board of International Science Council (ISC) (2021-2024). She also served as the President of National Association for Research in Science Teaching based in the USA from 2016- 2017.

She was a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Chemical Education Award from the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) 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 and a recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Woman in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from IUPAC. In addition, she received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Association for Science Education in Taiwan and Chemical Society Located in Taiwan in 2022. Finally, she was elected as a Fellow of International Science Council in 2022.