Academy of Distinguished Alumni

Ching Peng Shen

Ching-Peng Shen

B.S. Taiwan Provincial Maritime College, 1966
M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1977

Ching-Peng Shen received his B.S. in River and Harbor Engineering from the Taiwan Provincial Maritime College (now, the National Taiwan Ocean University) in 1966. After his graduation, he worked for the Keelung Harbor Bureau, located at the north tip of Taiwan, for 4 years. He then joined the working team for the design of the first 100,000-tonnage shipbuilding dry dock in Taiwan and was later assigned to the new Taichung Harbor Planning and Construction Office on the west coast of Taiwan.

Shen worked for 13 years on the new harbor construction project as a junior engineer then become head of the Harbor Construction Department. During this period, he was supported by the government to pursue advanced studies in geotechnical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and received M.S. in 1977. He then went back to work for the Taichung Harbor Bureau.

In 1982, after completion of the first stage construction work of the harbor, he was transferred to the Retired Serviceman Engineering Agency (RSEA) which was the biggest construction organization in Taiwan. In 1998, RSEA was reorganized as RSEA Engineering Corporation and Shen was assigned to be the first chairman until his retirement in 2007.

During his 25 years of service for RSEA Engineering Corporation, many important construction projects were completed: rapid transits, tunnels, hydraulic power plants, highways, bridges, buildings etc. had been completed. Among them, the 508-meter high Taipei 101 Tower the highest in the world until 2007, and the 12.9-kilometer long, double-tube, two-way Hsuehshan highway tunnel, the longest in South East Asia. From 2002-2004, Shen was elected the president of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), the largest engineering institute in Taiwan. He is now the chief advisor of the Radium Life Technology Corporation, one of the major developers in Taiwan.