Yun-Wei Chiang received his B.S. degree from National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, and then went on to complete his master degree (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) in Chemistry & Chemical Biology with Professors Jack Freed and (minor advisor) Gerald Feigenson at Cornell University. He then spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell and also a visiting scholar in Japan (with Prof. Shimoyama) before joining the Chemistry Department at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) as an Assistant Professor (2007). He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012, and Professor in 2017. He has received several important awards in Taiwan. They include the Young Investigator Award of NTHU (2011), the Outstanding Young Investigator of Taiwan Chemical Society (2015), the Outstanding Young Investigator of Taiwan Biophysical Society (2015), and the Ta-You Wu Memorial Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) (2016). He has also received the MOST Grants for Outstanding Early-career Researcher (2013−2019).