Ph. D., Physics, Caltech, 1980

M. S., Physics (minor in Applied Physics), Caltech, 1978

B. S., National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 1974


Director, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 6/2005-3/2012

Distinguished Research fellow, Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 6/2005-11/2022

Professor, Physics, UIUC, 1991-2008

Associate professor, UIUC, 1986-1991, Assistant professor, UIUC, 1980-1986

Visiting Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, June-July, 1994

Summer faculty, IBM Research Center, 1985

Summer faculty, Sandia National Lab, Livermore, 1986,1987,1990-98  

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Jet Propulsion Lab, NASA, 2003

Consultant, Honeywell Science Center, 1984, Hughes Research Lab 1986-88 & 1995

Consultant, Bell Communications Research, 1988-1990

Consultant, Rockwell Science Center, 1987-1990

Consultant, Brookhaven National Lab, 2003

Consultant, Thermawave Inc., 1999-2005


  Academic editor for Nanomaterials. Reviewer for journals: Nature Communications, Physical Review Lett.,   

  Physical Review B, Scientific Reports, Computer Physics Communications, Plasmonics, Optics Lett., JOSA 

  Program committee, International Conference of Spontaneous Coherence in Excitonic Systems, 2004

  Panel Review, NIRT, NSF 2003 Program committee, SPIE Photonics West, 2002.

  Program committee, 6th International Conference on Superlattices, Microstructures, and Microdevices, 1993

  Panel Review, Texas Higher Education Board, 1989 & 1993.


Outstanding Research Award, National Science and Technology Council, Taiwan, 2022

Taiwan-France Science-technology Prize, 2015

Professor Honoris Causa, University of Bucharest, Romania,2014

Fellow, Asian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Association (ANNA), 2010

NCKU Distinguished Alumni Award, 2009

Distinguished Visiting Scientist, Jet Propulsion Lab, 2004,2005

NASA Tech Brief Award, Dot-in-a-Well Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetectors, 2006

  Best Paper Award, SPIE International Symposium on Microlithography, 2002

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2001

  ISI highly cited scientist, 2001 (, A0209-2004-P)

Dr. C. S. Wu scholarship, 1972 and 1973


  • US patent 20100308303, Quantum Dot Memory,

  • NTR#44898,Quantum well intrasubband photodetector (QWISP) for far-infrared and terahertz radiation detection.

  • NTR-40946 (Improved spin lifetime transistor and a spin storage device)

  • US patents 6867866, 7038850 (CD metrology analysis using Green's function)

  • US-2005-0072679-A1 (Germanium and Germanium Alloy Nanoparticle and Method for Producing the Same)

PUBLICATIONS: Over 430 SCI journal papers, total # of citations (>12400). H-index: 56