Oct 8 – 10, 2016
California Institute of Technology
US/Pacific timezone

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Nai-Chang Yeh

Prof. Nai-Chang Yeh
Nai-Chang Yeh, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics;
       Fletcher-Jones Foundation Co-Director, Kavli Nanoscience Institute;
       California Institute of Technology
       Mail Code 149-33, Condensed Matter Physics, Caltech
       1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91125, USA.
       TEL:   +1-626-395 4313              E-Mail:  ncyeh@caltech.edu      
       Web: http://www.yehgroup.caltech.edu/  http://kni.caltech.edu/
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Nai-Chang Yeh is currently the Fletcher Jones Foundation Co-Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute and Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Her principal research field is experimental condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on correlated electronic systems (e.g., high-temperature superconductors, colossal magnetic perovskites), topological matter (e.g., topological insulators and superconductors), spintronics, low-dimensional materials (e.g., graphene, graphene nanoribbons, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, quantum dots, two-dimensional transition-metal dichalcogenides), nanoscience and nanotechnology (e.g., nanoscale instrumentation of scanning probe microscopy for nanoscale characterization, nanofabrication of electronic, optoelectronic and spintronic devices, nanoscale engineering for quantum information technology), energy research (e.g., development of photovoltaic and fuel cells, supercapacitors), and precise measurements using superconducting technology.
Yeh received her B.Sc. degree from National Taiwan University in June of 1983 and her Ph.D. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in January of 1988. She was a visiting scientist at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from 1988 to 1989, and joined the physics faculty of Caltech as an assistant professor in August of 1989. She was tenured as an associate professor in 1995, and promoted to full professorship in 1997. Her professional honors include: Eminent Visiting Professor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Brunei (2014–2015); Visiting Chair Professor, Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2012–2014); Wu Chien-Shiung Distinguished Lectureship, National Central University, Taiwan (2012); Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007); Fellow, American Physical Society (2004); Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University (2003); Fellow, The Institute of Physics, UK (2001); Achievement Awards, Southern California Chinese-American Faculty Association (2001); Outstanding Young Researcher Award, International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA) (1998); Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (1992–1997); and Sloan Research Fellowship (1990–1992). In 1991, Time Magazine named her a scientific “rising star” in California. In 2016, BBC World News featured her research in one of the Horizon episodes “Abundant World”, which was broadcasted worldwide.