Professor Wen-Ren, Jong graduated from the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering of National Tsing Hua University in 1982 and completed his master's and doctoral degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University. He followed the footsteps of Dr. Kuo-King Wang and joined the Cornell Injection Molding Project (CIMP). Since then, he has been dedicated on the research of mold design/manufacturing related technologies for plastic molding.
In 1993, he started to work in Chung Yuan Christian University. His researches focus on mold design/manufacturing navigating system, AI scheduling system and smart manufacturing. The mold design/manufacturing navigating system is based on CAD software to integrate the domain knowledge into a knowledge-oriented interactive interface, to achieve the goals of digitized, standardized, intelligent, automated, customized and collaborative platform. AI scheduling system, instead of traditional way of try and error, analyzes the key impact factors and high-risk procedures in advance and provide feedback to the design and planning phase for earlier improvement and knowledge accumulation, bringing high efficiency, high quality and high value to the mold manufacturing industry.
In 2005, the projects with Jabil Green Point Corp. began the study about mold design navigating system, and then Professor Jong continued to cooperate with many enterprises, such as: Lite-On Technology Corp., Industrial Technology Research Institute, Qisda Corp., Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp., Hiwin Technology Corp., Inventec Appliances Corp., etc. These projects mainly focus on developing a customized mold design/manufacturing navigating system. Therefore, Prof. Jong's research always keep pace with the trends of technology. At the same time, he also receives subsidies from governmental projects, such as the Advanced Manufacturing Project and Innovative Artificial Intelligence Project from Ministry of Science and Technology.
Professor Jong has worked in Chung Yuan Christian University for more than 25 years. He is awarded “Excellent Tutors” three times, “Outstanding Cooperative Award” several times, and “Distinguished Research Professor” 2 times. He has nurtured 9 Ph. D and nearly 100 Masters. His teaching method gives students ample space of exploring and support them timely to develop interest in research. He also pays attention to students’ development of holistic education and always has good friendship with the students.
With the trend of Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence, global industry is facing transformation and innovation. Professor Shia-Chung Chen, Professor Shih-Ming Wang and Professor Wen-Ren Jong create a R&D team for smart manufacturing, based on the decades of research experience. They established the R&D center of Smart Manufacturing in 2017 in order to develop innovative R&D capabilities in mold design, manufacturing and molding, which has focused on smart manufacturing and extends to Artificial Intelligence. The center is located in the Smart Innovative Operation Building of CYCU which demonstrates a smart manufacturing product line, a 3D printing room and a robot display area on the first floor. The team is committed to implementing smart-manufacturing technologies and giving feedback to the society by providing technical counseling. It also symbolizes the milestones of these three professors' research and development for over the past 20 years. Moreover, recently Professor Jong has been invited to give some AI-related keynote speeches. Through the sharing, more people can understand how AI brings higher quality to our life.