Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST)
Website : http://www.est.org.tw/
Professor Chien-Chi (Max) Chang
Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing-Hua University
No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, R.O.C.
Phone: +886-3- 574-2942
Associate Professor Chih-Long Lin
Graduate School of Creative Industry, National Taiwan University of Arts
No. 59, Section 1, Daguan Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 22058, R.O.C.
|IEA Council Member
Associate Professor Ray F. Lin
The Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST) was founded at National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1993. Currently, the number of registered EST memberships has reached to about 300 including 251 permanent, 8 regular, 18 students, and 9 institutes members. Among these members, more than 80% are either professors from the universities or researcher scientists from the research institutes. Our society regularly holds its annual meeting along with the academic conference, publishes quarterly newsletter, and also having a peer-reviewed journal named Ergonomics Study. Twenty members are elected every two years to served as the executive committee. Their duties include hosting all EST activities, organizing international conference, and communicating with other international ergonomics organizations.
Many members consistently received the research funding supports from government agencies such as the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, or Council of Atomic Energy. As the demand of ergonomists increased in the industries recently, some of the members are also be able to get the funding support from various private companies. Starting from few years ago, the funding applications of MOST in the areas of biomechanics, assistive technology devices and facilities, rehabilitation, and many others have been encouraged to have the interdisciplinary integration with the ergonomics/human factors field. The importance of the ergonomic professionals are increased more significantly and play an essential function in Taiwan’s scientific and technological research endeavors.