Professor, Department of Physics
National Taiwan University, Taiwan
He received his PhD. Degree in Physics from Purdue University (USA) in 1984. He held the postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University (USA) from 1985 to 1986. He was appointed as Associate Professor of Physics at National Taiwan University at Taipei, Taiwan in 1986, and subsequently promoted to Professor in 1991, which he still holds. He has authored or co-authored more than 400 papers in refereed journals with more than 6000 citations and several patents. The research output of his group has been highlighted by well known websites and magazines, such as Physics World, Nanotechweb.org, MIT Technology Review, New Scientist, Photonic Spectra, and Nanowerk, etc. Yang-Fang Chen has very involved in the activity of physics community, including as Chief Editor of the Chinese Journal of Physics and Physics Bimonthly. He was the President of Chinese Physical Society. He serves as a consultant of the education program for spreading high-tech knowledge to high schools and delivers talks to high school teachers. He has worked actively as a consultant for industry and government, and independent board member of industry. He served as the coordinator of research project of Physics Division for the National Science Council (NSC) of Republic of China. He was con-founder and chief technical advisor of Giga Epitaxy technology Corp. in Tao-Yuan, Taiwan, a company developing high electron mobility transistors. He has been honored by several awards, including outstanding research award of NSC for three times, distinguished research fellow of NSC for two times, the Sun Yet-Sen Academic Prize, National Chair Professor of Ministry of Education of ROC, outstanding research award of the Foundation of Hou King-Te. He is a Fellow of the Chinese Physical Society and a Fellow of World Innovation Foundation. He received outstanding teacher award of NTU for three times. He is a chair professor and distinguished professor of NTU. He is an Academician of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials.
Design and fabrication of nanostructured composite materials and the studies of their electronic, Optical, and magnetic properties; Light emitting devices, Solar cells, transistors, Memories, Photodetectors, spin polarized devices