Arthur Huang was born in Taiwan in 1978 and moved to the US at age 11. Educated as an Architect from Cornell University, armed with structural engineering knowledge, humanity studies, and hands-on execution skill. In Cornell University, Arthur was awarded the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal and academic leadership award for his breakthrough in Design and technical performance.
Continuing his search for multi-disciplinary professional training, he graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Architecture degree in 2004 with special interest invested in green business development. At the age of 26, Huang taught as a full-time at the Tung Hai University Architecture Program in Taiwan for two years, and he subsequently continues his teaching as part-time Assistant Professor from one of the best national funded engineering university, NCTU, in Taiwan lecturing in MBA, material engineering, and architecture design courses.
During his teaching life, he was aware that there were many who spoke of environmental issues, but few who had developed appealing products. Hence, He established Minwiz in March 2005, which was registered and located in Taipei, Taiwan. Now, Miniwiz is a global leader in post consumer recycling technology, built infrastructure and architectural solutions. For over 10 years, Miniwiz has been challenging the existing linear supply chain by using post-consumer recycled materials for high performance applications, retail store interiors, factory campuses or consumer goods.
Miniwiz gained recognition worldwide for first executing upcycling technologies and developing solutions that enable a switch to the circular economy. Three National Geographic Channel Episodes have been dedicated to Miniwiz , documenting the following Miniwiz Projects: The EcoARK Museum, the worlds first nine story tall museum made form post-consumer Materials (2010), Polliboat (2011), SDTI electronic waste recycling campus (2015). Miniwiz brought trash materials to the retail industry, equipping Nike's high-end stores (Nikelab) with fixtures made from trash, in the heart of the world's most premium cities: NYC, London, Paris, Milan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Among other honors, Miniwiz under Arthur Huang's leadership won the Financial Times "Earth Award" in 2010 and The Wall Street Journal's "Asian Innovation Award" in 2011. Miniwiz received the "Technology Pioneers 2015" title by the World Economic Forum, recognizing the potential of the new industry that Miniwiz is leading and the positive impact of its activities on the state of the world.
As of 2014, Miniwiz employs 40 engineers and administration staff. A team of chemical, mechanical, structural and industrial engineers is leading the company's R&D activities, other employees work in areas of architecture, industrial design and engineering.
Miniwiz holds patents for various mechanical and chemical up-cycling technologies developed, including Polliber, a composite made of reprocessed organic waste with recycled polymers, Natrilon, a yarn made of recycled PET reinforced with Nano SiO2 from rice husk, Pollibrick, a mechanical interlocking system, Plyfix,a consist of sheets of fibrous materials, compressed into a solid sheet and many other.