Dr. Yuan-Chen Sun

Chair Professor, NYCU

Dr. Yuan-Chen Sun obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. After working in IBM for more than a decade, he returned to Taiwan and devoted his skills and knowledge to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). After twelve years of dedication, he retired from the position of Chief Technology Officer and joined National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University as a chair professor, shifting focus to academic work and the nurturing of a new generation of elites in the field of advanced semiconductor technology.

Dr. Hiroshi Iwai

Distinguished Chair Professor, NYCU

Prof. Hiroshi Iwai was born in Tokyo, Japan and received B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tokyo. He worked at Toshiba corporation from 1973 to 1999, developing NMOS, CMOS, BiCMOS, and mixed signal LSI technologies and products. In 1999, he moved to Tokyo Institute of Technology and conducted nano CMOS research until 2020. In 2020, he received the Yushan Scholar title from the Taiwan government and joined the International College of Semiconductor Technology (ICST), National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University as a vice dean and distinguished chair professor till this day. Beside his current position in ICST, he's also a professor emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. His received awards include IEEE J.J. Ebers Award, Yamazaki Teiich Prize, IEEE Paul Rapapport Award, IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award, ECS Thomas Callinan Award, and ECS Gordon E. Moore Medal. He is a life fellow of IEEE, a life member and fellow of ECS, and a fellow of IEEJ, IEICE, and JSAP.

Dr. Seiji Samukawa

Professor, Tohoku University

Joined NEC in 1981 after graduating in Instrumentation Engineering from Keio University. Worked on the research and development of ultra-precise plasma etching processes for ULSI devices. Promoted to Principal Researcher in Microelectronics Research Laboratory, NEC Corporation. Obtained a Ph.D. in Keio University in 1992. Since July 2000, he has been a full professor at Tohoku University, where he is currently Professor of the Innovative Energy Research Center at the Institute of Fluid Science (IFS) Tohoku University. He is also a Principal Investigator (PI) at Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) Tohoku university, Fellow of National institute of advanced industrial science and technology (AIST) and also Chair Professor of National Chiao Tung University. His significant scientific achievements earned him Ichimura Award (2008) in the New Technology Development Foundation, Prizes for Science and Technology; The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2009), Plasma Prize in American Vacuum Society (2010) and IEEE NTC Distinguished Lecturers (2019). Additionally, he has been elected as a "Distinguished Professor" of Tohoku University, a "Fellow" of the JSAP since 2008, a "Fellow" of AVS since 2009 and a also "Fellow" of IEEE since 2018.

Dr. Kazyua Masu

President, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Kazuya Masu has served as the president of Tokyo Tech since April 1, 2018. His flexible, dialogue-based leadership has guided the Institute during a time of important transformation, uniting Tokyo Tech's diverse research centers, laboratories, and units into one integrated hub. Together with his profound understanding of Tokyo Tech, Masu's ability to inspire and manage change through collaborative teamwork continues to propel the Institute toward the achievement of a shared vision. A specialist in electronic devices, integrated circuits, and wireless sensor networks, Masu earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering from Tokyo Tech in 1977, 1979, and 1982 respectively. In April 1982, he took an assistant professor position at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication at Tohoku University, where he became associate professor in 1993. In June 2000, Masu returned to Tokyo Tech as professor at the Precision and Intelligence Laboratory. He subsequently held professorial positions at the Integrated Research Institute from 2005 to 2010, the Solutions Research Laboratory from 2010 to 2014, and the Frontier Research Center from 2014 to 2016. For the two years prior to his inauguration, Masu served as the first director-general of the Institute of Innovative Research.


Dr. Tuo-Hung Hou

Distinguished Professor, NYCU

Dr. Hou received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University in 2008. In 2000, he joined Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). From 2001 to 2003, he was also a TSMC assignee at International SEMATECH, Austin, TX. Since 2008, he joined the Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) (as National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) in 2021), where he is currently a Distinguished Professor and Associate Vice President for Research & Development. He was also the Director of EECS International Graduate Program and the Deputy Director of Microelectronics and Information Research Center, NCTU. His research interests include the emerging nonvolatile memory for embedded and high-density data storage, electronic synaptic device and neuromorphic computing systems, and heterogeneous integration of silicon electronics with low-dimensional nanomaterials.

Dr. Hou has published more than 200 technical papers with citations >5000 and H-index 38, delivered more than 30 invited conference talks, and held 21 U.S. patents. He was also a recipient of IEEE Electron Device Society PhD student fellowship, EDMA Outstanding Youth Award, CIEE Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award, Micron Teacher Award, MOST Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, and MOST Outstanding Research Award. He served in the technical program committees of IEDM, IRPS, DRC, EDTM, and ISCAS. He is currently the Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Associate Editor of IEEE Access, and Guest Editor of Semiconductor Science and Technology on neuromorphic devices and applications. He is also the Member of the Board of Directors of IEEE Taipei Section and Advisor of IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS) NCTU student branch chapter.

Dr. Kai-Shin Li

Division Director, TSRI

Kai-Shin Li received the B.S. degree in department of physics from the Fu-Jen University, in 2001, and the M.S. and Ph. D degree in department of physics from the National Taiwan University, in respectively 2004 and 2011. His thesis related to magnetic tunneling junction (MTJ) was selected as The Best Thesis Award from Taiwan Association for Magnetic Technology. He has the many experiences in electronic application from Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) cooperation during his M.S. and Ph. D degree careers. In March of 2010, he works on Oak Ridge national laboratory to learn the scanning electron microscope with polarization analysis (SEMPA) and the ultra-high vacuum system. The main research fields in Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute are Non-volatile memory device fabrication and integration, 2D material from 2012 to now.

Dr. Masaharu Kobayashi

Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo

Masaharu Kobayashi, Ph.D. has been an associate professor at The University of Tokyo since 2014. His current research interest is emerging nanoelectronic device for energy-efficient computing in IoT and AI applications. Prior to joining The University of Tokyo, Prof. Kobayashi was a Research Staff Member in IBM Watson Research Center. During his 4 years at IBM, he was involved in exploratory device research for beyond-10nm technology node. He also contributed to 14nm SOI CMOS technology development. Prof. Kobayashi received a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA. He is a member of IEEE and JSAP. He is serving for program committee of IEDM and VLSI Symposium.

Dr. Edward Yi Chang


Dr. Edward Yi Chang received the Ph.D. degree from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 1985. He is a Chief Director of Microelectronics and Information Research Center (MIRC) and Director of TSMC Center, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and Japan Society of Applied Physics Fellow International. Prof. Chang is a Distinguished Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Devices Society.

Dr. Heng-Tung Hsu

Professor, NYCU

Heng-Tung Hsu received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1993 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park, MD, USA, in 2002.From 2002 to 2005, he was appointed as the Director of Engineering at AMCOM Communications, USA, mainly in charge of the design and development of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC) for wireless communication systems. From 2006 to 2015, he was with the Department of Communication Engineering, Yuan Ze University (YZU), Taiwan. Since 2015, he joined the International College of Semiconductor Technology in National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, where he is now Professor and Deputy Dean. His research interest includes the design and implementation of RF front-ends, antennas, active and passive microwave components, and RF packaging.Dr. Hsu was the recipient of the 2012 Y. Z. Hsu‟s Outstanding Professor Award, and received the silver medal award for 2014 Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart.

Dr. Takashi Matsuoka

Professor, Tohoku University

Takashi Matsuoka has been a Professor in New Industry Creation Hatchery Center of Tohoku University, and an Emeritus Professor of Tohoku University since April 2019. He received the B.E., M.E., and D.E. degrees in Electronic Engineering from Hokkaido University, Japan in 1976, 1978, and 1988, respectively. He started his career at Telecommunications Labs. of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation (NTT at present) in 1978, took the position as a Senior Research Engineer, supervisor in 1989, and transferred to Basic Research Laboratories in 1997. He moved the division of Physics of Electronic Materials in Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University in February 2005. He retired IMR due to the age regulation in March 2019. He covers materials, their growth and devices of semiconductors; including nitride semiconductors, distributed feedback (DFB) lasers used worldwide as light sources in optical communications systems, II-VI materials and their light-emitting devices.

Dr. Akihiko Chiba

Professor, Tohoku University

Prof. Chiba obtained his Ph.D. in Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tohoku University. He worked for Hitachi Ltd in 1985 and moved to Iwate University in 1989. In 2006, he joined IMR, Tohoku University. Professor Chiba conducted studies on Metal Material Science and Material Processing, to develop new materials and new processing technologies by macroscopic, microscopic, or atomic-scale microstructure based on material processing and heat treatment methods. In recent years, E-beam additive manufacturing is introduced and integrated existing material processing technology into developing new materials. He made innovative outcomes in respect to metal materials, thermo-mechanical processing, and electron beam additive manufacturing, etc. In April 2020, Professor Chiba received the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award. He also has received an academic award from the Japan Institute of Metals.

Dr. Wen-Hao Chang

 Distinguished Professor, NYCU

Dr. Chang is currently a distinguished professor of physics at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) and a distinguished research fellow at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He received his BS ("94), MS ("96) and PhD ("01) degrees in physics from National Central University (NCU), Taiwan. After his postdoctoral research at NCU, he joined the Department of Electrophysics at NYCU as an assistant professor in 2005 and became a full professor since 2012. Since 2020, Dr. Chang was on leave from NYCU and joined the Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica. His research interests include light-matter interactions in low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, semiconductor quantum optics, and 2D layered materials. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 journal papers and received citations more than 8,000 times. He was awarded the Ta-Yu Wu Memorial Award (2010) and the Distinguished Research Award (2018) from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan, the Academic Award (2018) from the Sun Yat-Sen Academic and Cultural Foundation, and the Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize, 2020) from the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA). Dr. Chang served as the Convener of Physics Division in MOST during 2016-2018. He is a Fellow of The Physical Society of Taiwan.

Dr. Chun-Jung Su

Research Fellow, TSRI

Dr. Chun-Jung Su is currently a research fellow at Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI). He received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 2008. Prior to joining TSRI, he was with TSMC for device pathfinding. His current research interests are emerging transistor structures, ferroelectric thin films, two-dimensional materials, and applications of nanoscale devices. He has demonstrated steep-slope Si and Ge fin/nanowire ferroelectric FETs, and 3D stacked logic/memory co-integrated architectures.

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