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Faculty & Administration Committees

The faculty members are composed of Academia Sinica (four institutes and two centers), National Taiwan University (two departments and one center), and National Tsing Hua University (one department).

The Administration Committees:

Program Director
Dr. Chia-Seng Chang
jasonc@phys.sinica.edu.tw; 886-2-2789-6722
Program Coordinator &
Admission Committee Chair
Dr. Chii-Dong Chen
chiidong@phys.sinica.edu.tw; 886-2-2789-6766
Academic Committee Chair
Dr. Ker-Jar Song
kjsong@po.iams.sinica.edu.tw ; 886-2-2366-8253
Student Affairs Committee Chair
Dr. Chia-Fu Chou
cfchou@phys.sinica.edu.tw; 886-2-2789-6761

  Academia Sinica
  National Taiwan University
  National Tsing Hua University


Dr. Yu-Tai Tao

Ph.D., University of Rochester

Self-assembled molecular films, opto-electronic materials, molecular electronic materials and devices

Dr. Kuang-Lieh Lu

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Nanomaterials, Supramolecular materials

Dr. Jiann-T'suen Lin

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Organometallic supramolecules, electroluminescent materials, NLO materials

Dr. Chin-Ti Chen

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Organic opto-electronic materials

Dr. Ta-Shin J. Chow

Ph. D., University of Cincinnati

Physical organic chemistry

Dr. Shih-Sheng Sun

Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Supramolecular materials, Supramolecular catalysis, Luminescent materials

Dr. Chao-Ping Hsu

Ph. D., California Institutes of Technology

Theoretical Physical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Theory and computation of electron transfer and energy transfer.

Dr. Yu-Ju Chen

Ph.D., Iowa State University

Proteomics, nanoparticle-based affinity mass spectrometry

Dr. Chih-Hsiu Lin

Ph.D., Caltech.

Material Chemistry, Organic Synthesis

Dr. Wei-Hau Chang

Ph.D., Stanford University

Structural Biophysics, Cryo Electron Microscopy

Dr. Fen-Tair Luo

Ph.D., Purdue University

Metallo-Organic Chemistry, Advanced Materials,and Catalysis

Dr. Der-Lii M.Tzou

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology

Self-assembly formation of A27L protein and the specific binding mechanism to heparin

Dr. Hsien-Ming Lee

Ph.D., Purdue University

Fluorescence-reporting biosensors, protein chemical modifications, cellular drug delivery using peptides, liposomes, and nanoparticles, cell-penetrating / organelle-targeting peptides as cellular delivery vesicles

Dr. Tiow-Gan Ong

Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, U.S.A

the development of a new catalysis paradigm (green chemistry) and discovery fundamental chemical reactivity based on organometallic chemistry

Dr. Joseph Jen-Tse Huang

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

unraveling the signaling events that direct protein trafficking in co-translational protein folding as well as toward understanding the role that protein misfolding plays in neuron degenerative diseases

Dr. Hsiao-Hua Yu

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Organic and Polymer Materials, Nanobiotechnology, Cell Materials Interface

Dr. Wen-Shan Li

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

New Drug Discovery in Cancers, Drug Delivery System and Cellular Imaging and Probes

Dr. Chun-Hong Kuo

Ph. D., National Tsing Hua University

Atomic level design of nanoporous, nanocrystals and their heterostructures for chemical sensing and catalysis

Dr. Jiun-Jie Shie

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Structure-based design and synthesis of viral and bacterial protease inhibitors for drug discovery, Fluorescence-forming probes upon chemical reaction, Bioorthogonal reaction in biological systems, Fluorescent labeling chemistry of biomolecule in cell

Dr. Cedric Po-Wen Chung

Ph.D., Iowa State University

Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Enzyme-inspired Materials, Biomass Depolymerization and Biorenewable Chemical Production, Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry


Dip-Pen Nanolithography System

ELS-7000 E-Beam Writer System


Dr. Maw-Kuen Wu

Ph. D., University of Houston

Superconductivity and Magnetism

Dr. Ting-Kuo Lee

Ph.D., Brown University

High Temperature Superconductivity/ Nano-materials/ Protein structure and Protein folding/ Quantum Monte Carlo method

Dr. Chia-Seng Chang

Ph.D., Arizona State University

Surface Science/ Quantum effects in low-dimensional systems/Nanostructure Sciences/ Development of SPM

Dr. Yeu-Kuang Hwu

Ph. D., University of Wisconsin Madison

Application Research of Synchrotron Radiation/ Photoelectron Spectromicroscopy Using Synchrotron Radiation

Dr. Ing-Shouh Huang

Ph.D., Harvard University

Semiconductor Physics/ Scanning Probe Microscopy/ Surface Atomic and Molecular Dynamics/ Mechanism of Epitaxial Growth

Dr. Wei-Bin Su

Ph. D., National Tsing Hua University

Surface Science/ Scanning probe microscopy/ Epitaxial growth of metal on semiconductor/ Nanoscience/ Observation of surface electronic structure

Dr. Yang-Yuang Chen

Ph.D., University of California-Irvine

Low Temperature Physics/ Low Temperature Specific Heat Heavy Fermion/ Nanoparticle/ Thermoelectricity

Dr. Chii-Dong Chen

Ph.D., Chalmers University of Technology

Single electron transistors/ Transport properties of nano-materials/ Superconducting and Ferromagnetic Nanostructures

Dr. Sungkit Yip

Ph. D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Superconducting phenomena/ Quantum fluids/ Strongly correlated electron systems

Dr. Shang-Fan Lee

Ph.D., Michigan State University

Magnetism, Superconductivity, thin films

Dr. Keng-Hui Lin

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Soft condensed matter physics, nanomaterial assembly

Dr. Yung Liou

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

Films and Surface Physics

Dr. Chia-Fu Chou

Ph.D., State University of New York

Biophysics; Biophotonics; Nanobiotechnology; Micro/nanofluidics; Liquid Crystals

Dr. Horng-Tay Jeng

Ph.D., National Tsing Hua University

charge and orbital ordering in transition metal oxides; electronic structure of nano-related systems

Dr. Wei-Li Lee

Ph.D., Princeton University

Transport properties in novel magnetic materials, Strongly correlated electronic systems, Spin transport in magnetic nanostructures, Spin electronics

Dr. Yeng-Long Chen

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Polymer physics, Computer simulations of bio-macromolecule physics, Microscopic liquid state theory of colloidal and nano-particles, Dynamics of complex fluids

Dr. Tien-Ming Chuang

PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Electronic and magnetic structure in novel materials, Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems, High temperature superconductors, Scanning probe microscopy

Dr. Kung-Hsuan Lin

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Laser spectroscopy; Ultrafast optics; Laser Ultrasonics; Nonlinear Optics; Laser Applications

Dr. Ying-Hao Chu

Ph.D., National Tsing-Hua University

Complex oxide thin film and nanostructures for information technology, high frequency and, energy generation; Oxide thin heterostructure and interface phenomenon for new functionality; Nanoscale characterization of multiferroic mat

Dr. Yu-Chieh Wen

Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Condensed matter physics, chemical physics, nonlinear optics, laser spectroscopy, and surface sciences


Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer

Laser Flash Apparatus for thermal diffusivity measurement








Dr. Yuh-Lin Wang

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Nanolithography, nanostructure physics, scanning probe microscopy

Dr. Ching-Ming Wei

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Surface Science/ Electron Holography/ Ab initio total energy calculation

Dr. Kuei-Hsien Chen

Ph.D., Harvard University

Nanomaterials, nanodevices

Dr. Ker-Jar Song

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Surface morphology, thin film epitaxial growth

Dr. Chia-Chun Jay Chen

Ph.D., Harvard University

Preparation and characterization of nanostructures; Bio-labeling and biosynthesis using nanomaterials; Self-assembly of nanoparticles; Fabrication and application of nanomaterials in sensors; Studies of optical and electrical properties of nanostructures

Dr. Minn-Tsong Lin

Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute f. Microstructure Physics/ University of Halle,Germany

Nanomagnetism, Spintronics

Dr. Huan-Cheng Chang

Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington

Biophysical Chemistry

Dr. Wei-Hua Wang

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Spin-dependent Phenomena in Nanodevices

Dr. Jer-Lai Kuo

Ph.D., Ohio State University, USA

Computational Physics/Chemistry, Multi-scale Simulation

Dr. Szu-yuan Chen

Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

laser-plasma-based light source/material growth and characteriztion by light pulse/application in energy, quatum computing, and medicine

Dr. Chia-Lung Hsieh

Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, USA

Lipid diffusion and membrane dynamics, Novel linear and nonlinear optical microscopy, High-speed single particle tracking, Three-dimensional microscopy, Single-molecule fluorescence microscopy

Dr. Dah-Yen Yang

Ph.D.,Michigan State University

Quantum simulation of molecular devices: spin caloritronics, spin Coulomb drag, bio-molecule electron transport

Dr. Kaito Takahashi

Ph.D., Keio University

Reaction dynamics in gas phase molecules of importance to the atmosphere, Vibrational Spectra of Condensed Phase Water: Beyond Fundamental Excitation

Dr. Jung-Chi Liao

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Superresolution microscopy, advanced optics, photoactivation, optogenetics, bioimaging


JEOL JEM-2100 Field Emission Transmission Electron Microscope

Nanoparticles & thin film system









Dr. Yia-Chung Chang

Ph.D., Caltech

Electronic, optical, and transport properties of semiconductors and nanostructures, quantum transport properties, single-photon generators, spintroincs, and quantum computing

Dr. Pei-Lin Chen

Ph.D., UC Irvine

Nano imprinting, self-assembly, nonlinear nano-optics

Dr. Ji-Yen Cheng

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Self-assembled bionanodevices, Addressable nanopattern

Dr. Chau-Hwang Lee

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Nanometer resolution far-field optical microscopy, Soft x-ray source and applications in microscopy and lithography

Dr. Pei-Kuen Wei

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Nano lithography/microscopy, nano integrated-optical devices

Dr. Jing-Jong Shyue

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Nano-technology, nano-structures, 1-D nano blocks, synthesis and processing of functional materials, microcharacterization (electron microscopy and surface analysis)

Dr. Chih-Wei Chu

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Soft and hard materials on optoelectronics: Fabrication and characterization of optoelectronics and materials, Nanoscale covalent self-assembly applied to optoelectronics

Dr. Min-Hsiung Shih

Ph.D., University of Southern California (USC)

Photonic crystal devices, lasers and waveguides, Chip-scale photonic integrated circuits, High-speed photonic devices, High-Q cavities for quantum communication

Dr. Kuo-Kan Liang

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

Ultrafast photo-induced electron transfer (PIET) in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Kinetic Ising model of protein structural dynamics

Dr. Chao-Cheng Kaun

Ph.D., McGill University

Computational molecular electronics, Transport theory in mesoscopic systems, Current-driven dynamics in nanomachines

Dr. Yi-Chung Tung

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Biomedical Micro/Nanodevice development, Micro/Nano-Electromechanical Systems (M/NEMS), advanced Micro/Nano Fabrication Techniques

Dr. Shih-Yen Lin

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Optoelectronic Devices

Dr Chun-Wei Pao

Ph.D., Princeton University, USA

Atomistic scale simulation of surface and bulk diffusion, Mechanical properties of nanomaterials, Simulations of thin film growth and evolution

Dr. Koji Hatanaka

Intense Laser Science and Technology from Laser Ablation to X-ray/THz wave emission, Solution Physics and Chemistry, Time-resolved Imaging

Dr. Yun-Chorng Chang

Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Nanophotonics and Plasmonics, Nanofabrication, Biosensing

Dr. Chi Chen

Ph. D., University of California- Irvine

Near field spectrscopy and microscopy, Tip enhanced Raman spectrscopy and microscopy, Scanning tunneling microscopy and tunneling spectroscopy, STM induced light emission, Single molecules and nanomaterials

Dr. Yu-Jung Lu

Ph.D. in Physics, National Tsing Hua University

Quantum optics, and Green optoelectronics, Active plasmonic devices, low-temperature spectroscopy, Charge-carrier dynamics in low dimensional semiconductors


Laser Writer

Elionix ERA-8800 SEM/E-beam writer

Vibrating Sample Magnetometer








Dr. Kuan Wang

Ph.D., Yale University

Muscle Biology and Physiology, Muscle Disease, Traction Systems Structural Biology, Muscle Proteinomics, Nanotechnology


Dr. Ying Chih Chang

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, CA

Biomimetic Smart Materials and Interfaces, Rare Cell Isolation, Purification and Maintenance by Smart Surfaces and Microfluidics


Dr. Sheng-hong Chen

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego

molecular genetics, proteomics, biochemical assay development, systems biology and cancer cell biology





Dr. Chung-Yuan Mou

Ph.D., University of Washington

Nanoporous Materials, Nanocatalysis, Biosensor with nanoparticles

Dr. Huan-Tsung Chang

Ph.D., Iowa State University

Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Ru-Shi Liu

Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Materials Chemistry

Dr. Yit-Tsong Chen

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Nanomaterials, nanodevices, nanosensors

Dr. Shie-Ming Peng

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Inorganic Chemistry, Crystallography


Dr. Ching-Ray Chang

Ph.D., University of California

Micromagnetics, Spin-dependent transport

Dr. Yang-Fang Chen

Ph.D., Purdue University

Nano-structured semiconductors

Dr. Chen-Yuan Dong

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Application of fluorescent nanoparticles for biological assay and imaging

Dr. Guang-Yu Guo

Ph.D., University of Cambridge

Theory of nanomaterials (nanotubes, nanoparticles, thin films, quantum dots and wires, giant molecules)

Dr. Din-Ping Tsai

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Nano-Photonics, Near-Field Optics

Dr. Minn-Tsong Lin

Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute f. Microstructure Physics/ University of Halle,Germany

Nanomagnetism, Spintronics

Dr. Mario Hofmann

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Synthesis of carbon nanostructures, Optical spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes and graphene, Electronic properties of nanomaterials

Dr. Chi-Te Liang

Ph.D. Cambridge University 

Mesoscopic and low-dimensional physics, Nanotechnology and nanophysics, Spin-dependent electron transport, Localisation, Landau quantisation and phase transitions in 2D, Hybrid semiconductor/superconductor systems


Dr. Li-Chyong Chen

Ph.D., Harvard University

C- and N-based Nanomaterials via Chemical/Physical Vapor Deposition, Electron Microscopy

Dr. Cheng-Hsuan Chen

Ph.D., Cornell University

Transmission electron microscopy/ Electron energy-loss spectroscopy/ Phase transitions driven by electronic instabilities

Dr. Juen-Kai Wang

Ph.D., Harvard University

Innovative Spectroscopic Studies of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures

Dr. Hung-Hsiang Cheng

Ph.D., Oxford University

Si/Ge Nanostructures via MBE, Low-temperature and High-field Measurements

Dr. Woei-Wu Pai

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Surface Physical and Chemistry, Scanning Probe Microscopy

Dr. Michitoshi Hayashi

Ph.D., Department of Chemistry,Tohoku University,Sendai, Japan

Quantum chemistry calculation and Chemical physics theory.


Dr. Ji-Jung Kai

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison

Nano-Materials and Devices, Nano-Structure Analysis, Grain Boundary Segregation, Radiation Damage In Materials

Dr. Chuen-Horng Tsai

Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley

Corrosion and Stress Corrosion, Plasma and Semiconductor Processing, Nano-Materials

Dr. Chin Pan

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Two-Phase Flow, Transport Phenomena In Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Processes, Thermal-Fluid Systems, Boiling Heat Transfer

Dr. Fu-Rong Chen

Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony-Brook

High Resolution TEM, Nano-metrology, Solid/Solid Interface, Sub-micron IC Device Analysis

Dr. Chih-Hao Lee

Ph.D., National Tsing Hua University

Synchrotron Radiation application, Surface Science, Scattering and Diffraction

Dr. Fan-Gang Tseng

Ph.D., University of California - Los Angels

Micropipette for Nano-liter dosage application, Micro Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicle

Dr. Pai-Yi Hsiao

Ph.D., University Paris VII, France

Nanophysics, SolidState Physics, Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Dr. Kuei-Shu Chang-Liao

Ph.D., National Taiwan University

VLSI Device; Flash Memory Devices; Nano-Electronics

Dr. Yung-Chun Wu

Ph.D., National Chiao Tung University

Flat-Panel Display Device Physics and Fabrication Technology, Nano Optoelectronic Device Physics and Fabrication Technology

Dr. Pen-Cheng Wang

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Synthesis and characterization of advanced nanomaterials; Integration of advanced nanomaterials for use in organic electronics, miniaturized biomedical devices and renewable energy


 Address: Institute of Physics , Academia Sinica , No.128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd. , Taipei 115 , Taiwan