Jenn-Gwo Hwu was born in Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of china, on August 29, 1955. He received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from National Chiao-Tung University, Republic of China, in 1977 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Republic of China, in 1979 and 1985, respectively.
He joined the faculty of National Taiwan University in 1981. Presently, he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, National Taiwan University. From 1997 to 1998, he was the vice chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University. From February 2004 to January 2006, he was invited as the Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National United University, Miaoli, Taiwan, Republic of China. From December 2005 to December 2008, he was invited as the Coordinator of Micro-Electronics Engineering Program, Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, National Science Council, Taiwan, Republic of China. On August 2006, he was appointed as the Distinguished Professor of National Taiwan University. And from August 2007 to July 2010, he was appointed as the chairperson of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University. His research work is mainly on ultra-thin gate oxide and its related Si MOS devices. He has experience in teaching the courses of Circuits, Electronics, Solid-State Electronics, Semiconductor Engineering, MOS Capacitor Devices, Radiation Effects on MOS System, and Special Topic on Oxide Reliability.
He was qualified to be a licensed Professional and Technical Engineer on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, R.O.C., in 1978 and 1980, respectively. He was honored as the owner of Outstanding Teaching Award in 1991 by The Ministry of Education and in 1987, 2003, and 2008 by National Taiwan University. He was also the owner of Excellent Teaching Award in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1993 by the College of Engineering, National Taiwan University, and in 1999, 2000, and 2002 by National Taiwan University. In 1999, he was the recipient of Jan Ten-You Paper Award by The Chinese Institute of Engineering, R.O.C. In 2005, he was the recipient of Scientific Paper Award by Far Eastern Y.Z.Hsu Science and Technology Memory Foundation, Taiwan, R.O.C. In 2012, he was awarded the Himax Chair Professorship at National Taiwan University. In 2017, he was awarded the Outstanding Research Award by Ministry of Science and Technology (2016-2019).