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Materials Science & Engineering Department

Materials Science & Engineering Department

 

Brief Introduction

 

The Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE), one of the departments in the College of Engineering, offers bachelor's (BSc), master's (MSc), and doctoral (PhD) degrees.NTHU MSE is one of the top-rated materials departments in Taiwan. The Materials Science research in NTHU is ranked in the Top 100 in the world. International students who are interested in our degree programs, please visit the following website: http://oga.nthu.edu.tw/
 

Why study in NTHU MSE

  1. Academic Excellence
    The department is well-known for high-quality teaching and world-leading research.It was established in 1972 and was the first materials department in universities in Taiwan. Materials Science research in NTHU has been ranked in Top 100 in the world.
  2. World-Class Facilities
    NTHU MSE offers the best resources and facilities to support our students in their studies. We provide world-class facilities and equipment, e.g., TEM, ARM, HRTEM, XRD, XPS/ESCA, AFM, SPM, EPMA…and so on.
  3. Perfect Location - Heart of Taiwan
    Silicon Valley Located in Hsinchu and near Hsinchu Science Park, which is the Silicon Valley in Taiwan,NTHU MSE has very close interactions with many world-leading companies, national labs, academic associations, and research institutes such asNationalSynchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) andIndustrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). The department also has a special program named “Cooperation League of Industry, Academia, and Research”, which providesopportunities for our students to interact with industry and other associations.
  4. Financial Supports
    Several types of financial supports such as scholarships are available for overseas students.The scholarships areoffered on a competitive basis to applicants who are consideredto be outstanding.Somescholarships or awardscoverall costs of studying in Taiwan, including full course fee and maintenance cost, which are normally offered with maximum durations of 4 years for undergraduate study, 2 years for master degree, and 4 years for PhD.
  5. Strong Alumni Network
    As a leading materials departmentin the country, NTHU MSE has a powerful and supportive alumni network. Our alumni occupyleading roles in different fields in both industry and academia. 

 

Faculty and Staff

 
Arnold C.M.Yang Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 1985) Nano-scale -Polymer mechanical property and physical property, Physics and materials of laser printing , Photoluminescent polymer, AFM, MEMS , Inject technology , Plasma polymerize, Laser print technique ,  physics property and material application 
CHANG, Shih-ching Professor (Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, Ohio State University, 1982) Metallic materials for mechanical and electronic applications , Deformation and fracture of materials , Corrosion and stress corrosion cracking , Bulk nanostructure materials, Carbon nanotubes 
CHEN, Hsueh-shih Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge)
CHEN, Lih-juann Professor (Ph.D. in Physics, University of California, Berkeley) Synthesis and applications of low-dimensional nanomaterials , Thin film materials in integrated circuits devices, Atomic resolution microscopy
CHEN, Po-yu Associate Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, 2009)  Biological Materials ,  Biomimetic/Bioinspired Materials Synthesis ,  Biomedical Materials ,  Bio-imaging and micro-/nano-structure characterization,  Biomechanics, Green and Energy-related Materials
CHOU, Lih-hsin Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Phase change memory materia (memory Optical disk) , Thin flim materials, Solid state NMR.
CHUEH, Yu-lun Associate Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University) Synthesis of nanomaterials and device analysis , Analysis and synthesis of Photoelectric material and energy material ,  Microstructure analysis of nanomaterials
DUH, Jenq-gong Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Engineering, Purdue University, 1983) Ceramic coating and surface modification of materials , Metallization and solder joint reliability in microelectronic package, Structure ceramics ,  Dental materials ,  Electronscope microanalysis, Development of lead-free solder, Nanopowder synthesis
GAN, Jon-yiew Associate Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University) Non-volatile memory and material , Photovoltaic device and material, One-dimensional nanostructured material
HSU, Wen-kuang Professor (Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Sussex ) Synthesis and application of carbon nanotubes.
HU, Chen-ti Professor (Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Notre Dame, 1978) Super alloys, Vacuum Induction Melting, Vacuum Investment Casting , Shape Memory Alloys, Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys., Ferroelectric Ceramics and Ferroelectric Thin Films , Wafer Direct Bonding, Heterogenous Bonding
HUANG, Jin-hua Professor (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers university, 1992) Molecular beam epitaxy、III-V compounds, Carbon nanotubes –Biosensors, Supercapacitors 
HUANG, Tsung-shiew Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University,1984) Optoelectronic semiconductor , Semiconductor/metal interface, Thin film technology 
HWANG, Jenn-chang Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1989)  Fabrication of Electronic material and devices ,  The electro-optical application of Plasma thin film or nano structure ,  Surface Analysis technology
JEAN, Jau-ho Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Sections, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.) Ceramics for wireless communication , Surface chemistry for nano-powders 
JOU, Jwo-huei Professor (Ph.D. in Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, 1986) Polymer Materials , Organic light-emitting diodes , Thin film stress analysis , Expert system applications 
LAI, Chih-huang Professor and Chair (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1997 ) Magnetic thin film, Spintronic devices(MRAM)Storage materials, magnetic nanoparticles and nanostructure
LEE, Chi-young Professor (Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Nation Tsing Hua University)  Chemistry Processing of Nanomaterials
LEE, San-boh Professor (Ph. D. in Mechanical, University of Rochester) The elastic interaction between dislocations and crack., Mechanical and optical properties of ionic single crystals. , Diffusion-induced and thermal stresses. , Solvent transport, phase separation, optical and mechanical properties of polymer
LEE, Yi-hsien Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University,2005)
LIAO, Chien-neng Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, 1999) Thermoelectric materials , Micro-cooling devices, IC interconnect reliability. 
LIN, Hao-wu Associate Professor (Ph.D. in Photonics and Optoelectronics, National Taiwan University) Organic solar cells and photodetectors , Organic light emitting devices for lighting and displays , Nano/Micro-scale optoelectronic materials, Fundamental physics of organic semiconductors and optoelectronics 
LIN, Heh-nan Professor (Ph.D. in Physic, Brown University, 1992) Scanning probe microscopy, Nanomaterials, nanodevices, Nanolithography. 
LIN, Su-jien Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Sections, National Tsing Hua University) Superhard thin films , Nanowires, Metal matrix composites. 
OUYANG, Hao Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology) Nano-scaled Electronic Structures , Magnetic Thin Films Nanophase Materials Opto-electronic Semiconductors , Transition Metal Oxides First-Principles Simulations 
PERNG, Tsong-ping Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, 1984) Processing, characterization, and applications of nanomaterials. 
TAI, Nyan-hwa Professor (Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware) Synthesis of carbon nanotubes and its applications in field emission light , soft panel light, nanocomposites , solar cell , ultra nanocrystalline diamond (UNCD) -and CNT biocompatibility 
TSAI, Cho-jen Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1992) Stress effects on the kinetics of general materials phenomena , Surface stress modification in nanometer scale, Growth of Epitaxial Silicides 
WANG, Tzu-wei Associate Professor (Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University,2006) Development of Novel and Smart Biomaterials , Multifunctionalized NanoMedicine Biotechnology , Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine , Drug Delivery for Theranostics, Biologically Inspired Engineering 
WU, Jenn-ming Professor (Ph.D. in Department of Ceramics, Rutgers University, 1982) Processing and Characterization of Ferroelectric Thin Films , Nano Ceramic Materials , Low Temperature Cofired Ceramics , Development of Materials for Wireless Communication Devices , Solid Oxide Fuel Cell 
WU, Jyh-ming Associate Professo (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University) Advanced Functional Nanomaterials , Hybrid Nanomaterials for Photovoltaic Applications , Piezotronics and Piezoelectric Nanogenerators, Flexible Electronic Devices, Photocatalysis and Smart Sensing Materials 
YEH, An-chou Assistant Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge)
YEH, Jien-wei Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University,1986) High-entropy alloys , Reciprocating extrusion process , Light alloys , Superplasticity , Metal matrix composites , Composites 
YEH, Ta-jen Professor (Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, 2005) metamaterials , nano-photonics , bio-detection/materials , M/NEMS 
YEW, Tri-rung Professor (Ph.D. in Electrical Materials, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990) Advanced semiconductor processing & Integration , Nanoelectronics , Flexible electronics , nano/bio-materials , Bio- sensing/imaging , Nano/bio-materials applications 
 

Curriculum

 
Material Science and Engineering I (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Material Science and Engineering II (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
General Chemistry (I) (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
General Chemistry (II) (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Engineering Mathematics I (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Engineering Mathematics II (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Thermodynamics of Materials I (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Thermodynamics of Materials II (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Various Defects in Crystalline Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Introduction to Crystal Structure and Diffraction Theories (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Principles of Electrical Engineering (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Laboratories of Electrical Engineering (undergraduate, 1 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Laboratories of Materials I (undergraduate, 2 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Laboratories of Materials III (undergraduate, 2 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Mechanical Properties (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Introduction to Quantum Physics (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Introduction to Transport Phenomena (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Electronics  (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Electronics Laboratory (undergraduate, 1 credit hours, Spring semester)
Physical Metallurgy (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
The Forum of Materials Science and Technology (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Diffusion and Phase Transformation (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
The Physical Properties of Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Mechanics of Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Metallic Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Polymer Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Biomedical Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Autumn semester)
Ceramic Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Electronic Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, Spring semester)
Materials Analysis (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics on Materials Science (undergraduate, 2 credit hours, every semester)
Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, every semester)
Introduction to Solid-State Physics (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Thin Film Engineering (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Organic Chemistry (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
An Introduction to Life Science and Engineering (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Magnetic Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Laboratories of Thin Films (undergraduate, 2 credit hours, once a year)
Solid State Electron Devices (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Expert System Application Introduction (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Advanced Technologies of Semiconductor and Display (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Patent Practice (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Third-Generation and Emerging Solar-Cell Technologies (graduate, 3 credit hours, once every two years)
Introduction of Organic Optoelectronic Materials (undergraduate, 3 credit hours, once every two years)
Seminar (graduate, 1 credit hours, every semester)
Thermodynamics of Solid State (graduate, 3 credit hours, every semester)
Transmission Electron Microscopy (graduate, 3 credit hours, every semester)
X-Ray Crystallography (graduate, 3 credit hours, every semester)
Kinetic Process of Materials (graduate, 3 credit hours, every semester)
Effective Scientific Writing (graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Special Topics on Iron and Steel Processing (graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Ceramic Processing (graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
Introduction to Diffusion (graduate, 3 credit hours, once a year)
 

Graduate Requirements

 
Undergraduate study: 128 credit hours 
Master degree program: 26 credit hours and a thesis
Ph.D. program: 20 credit hours and a dissertation 
 

Financial Aids

 
For information about International Students Scholarship, please kindly refer to http://www.oga.nthu.edu.tw/cont.php?id=93&m=m26&mm=mm41&tc=5&lang=en
 

Contact Information

 
For information specifically related to the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, please contact : 
Chairman: LAI, Chih-Huang at chlai@mx.nthu.edu.tw
Secretary : HUNG, Chan-Hsuan at hung2@mx.nthu.edu.tw  
 
For further information about the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, please visit the Department website: http://www.mse.nthu.edu.tw?lang=en&Trad2Simp=n
 

 

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