Prof. Li-Chyong Chen

Distinguished Research Fellow, Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, & Director, Center of Atomic Initiative for New Materials, & Professor, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University


Professional Employment History

  • Director (2018-present), Center of Atomic Initiative for New Materials; Director (2012-2018), Research Fellow (2000-present) and Associate Research Fellow (1994-2000) in the Center for Condensed Matter Sciences; Teaching Assistant in Physics Department (1981-1983), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Technical Member: Materials Scientist (1989-1994), General Electric, Corporate Research and Development, Materials Research Center, Schenectady, NY, USA
  • Significant Professional Services/Appointments: Li-Chyong has organized numerous international symposia and was appointed as one of the four Meeting Chairs for the MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, USA (2009). She was a member of the Board of Directors for MRS (2017-2019) and served the Commission on Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter in the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (2018-2021).
  • Currently, she is a member of the Board of Trustees, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan (2018-present) and also on the Executive Committee, Book Series in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, World Scientific Publishers (2015-present).



1989Ph.D., Applied Physics, Harvard University, USA
1981B.S., Department of Physics, National Taiwan University


2022Academician, Academia Sinica
2020Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Chair Professor _Nano Science & Technology, TaiwanA
2018Academic Award, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
2018Fellow, Taiwan Vacuum Society
2017Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science
2015Academician of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials
2013Acharya Vinova International Award in Materials Science and Technology, VBRI, India
2012Ho Chin-Tui Outstanding Scholar Award, Ho Chin-Tui Foundation, Taiwan
2010-2015Outstanding Scholar Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship
2010-2013Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2010Fellow, the Materials Research Society of USA
2009Laureate of the Khwarizmi International Award, Iran
2009Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2009International Federation of Inventors’ Association Lady Prize
2008Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK
2007Honorary Doctor, Linköping University, Sweden
2007Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
2006Fellow, the Physical Society of Taiwan
2000Academia Sinica Young Scholar Research Award, Taiwan
1989Reinhold Rudenberg Memorial Prize, Harvard University, USA
1986-1988IBM Pre-doctoral Fellowship, USA


Time:2023/1/16 14:10~15:00
Location:Cheng-Kung Auditorium 成功廳
Title:Recent Trends in Artificial Leaves: Atomistic-design and Surface-probing using Selective Two-dimensional Nanomaterials as Examples



Prof. Chi-Chang Kao


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao, a noted X-ray scientist, came to SLAC in 2010 to serve as associate laboratory director for the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource. He became SLAC’s fifth director in November 2012.


Previously, Kao served for five years as chairperson of the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. He undertook major upgrades to the light source's scientific programs and experimental facilities while developing potential science programs for NSLS-II, one of the newest and most advanced synchrotron facilities in the world. His research focuses on X-ray physics, superconductivity, magnetic materials and the properties of materials under high pressure.


Kao earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1980 from National Taiwan University and a doctorate in chemical engineering from Cornell University in 1988. He joined Brookhaven shortly afterward, working his way from NSLS postdoctoral research assistant to chair. Kao also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook University.


He was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2006 and was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2010 for his many contributions to resonant elastic and inelastic X-ray scattering techniques and their application to materials physics, as well as for his leadership at the NSLS.


Time:2023/1/16 15:10~16:00
Location:Cheng-Kung Auditorium 成功廳
Title:The Historical Development, Scientific Opportunities, and Challenges of X-ray Free Electron Lasers



Prof. Stephen R. Quake

Head of Science of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Network, and Prof. of Bioengineering and Applied Physics, Standford University



Co-chair, Circulating Nucleic Acids in Plasma and Serum (CNAPS) conference (2022)

Co-Chair, Single Cell Genomics Gordon Conference (2022)

Scientific Advisory Board, Cancer Research UK Cambridge Center (2018-present)

Scientific Advisory Board, Pioneer Campus of the Helmholtz Association, Munich (2018-present)

Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden (2018-present)

External Advisory Board, Lewis Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University (2018-present)

Scientific Founder and Board member, Mirvie (2018-present)

Scientific Founder and Board member, Bluestar Genomics (2016-present)

Scientific co-Founder and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Karius (2015-present)

Scientific co-Founder and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, Molecular Stethoscope (2015-present)

Member, Advisory Panel for Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering, Packard Foundation (2014-present)

Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle WA (2012-present)


Honors and Awards

2020Honorary doctorate, ETH Zurich 
2018-present A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Cornell University
2018Wired Icon, Bill Gates choice of “25 people to watch over the next 25 years” for their 25th Anniversary Issue 
2017Precision Medicine World Conference Pioneer Award
2016Prize for Convergence Research, National Academy of Sciences 
2016Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics, American Physical Society 
2015Gabbay Prize for Biotechnology and Medicine 
2014Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2013Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering 
2013Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences 
2013Elected Member, National Academy of Inventors 
2013Nakasone Prize of the Human Frontiers of Science Program 
2013Inventor of the Year, Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association 
2012Lemelson-MIT Prize for outstanding mid-career inventors
2012Elected Member, Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) 
2011Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics 
2011Promega Biotechnology Research Award, American Society of Microbiology 
2010Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society 
2010Elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)  
2010Pioneer of Miniaturization, Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing 
2004NIH Director’s Pioneer Award 
2003Popular Science "Brilliant 10"  
2002Named to the TR100 “100 Young Innovators that will create the future” by MIT Tech Review magazine 
2002Forbes "15 People Who Will Re-Invent the Future" for their 85th Anniversary Issue 
2001Named as example of “top 10 areas in emerging technology” by MIT Tech Review Magazine 
2000Participant in the N.A.S. Symposium for Frontiers in Science
1999Packard Fellow 
1993National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow 
1991Marshall Scholar 
1991Phi Beta Kappa (Stanford University) 
1991Apker Award (American Physical Society) 
1991Firestone Prize (Stanford University)


Time:2023/1/17 11:10~12:00
Location:Science Building 理學教學大樓 Room 36102
Title:A Decade of Molecular Cell Atlases



Prof. Ue-Li Pen

Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica


Fields of Specialty

I am a theoretical astrophysicist who studies systems where basic physical effects can be isolated from astronomical complexities. My research projects include Fast Radio Burst (FRB) and pulsar lensing, non-linear dynamics of the cosmic neutrino background, 21cm intensity mapping, leading to the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME). My work on 21 cm intensity mapping opens a new window for the precision study of dark energy and neutrinos. My use of natural plasma in our galaxy as a giant telescope spawned the field of scintillometry, enabling new glimpses into enigmatic pulsars and the unsolved fast radio bursts.


Academic and Other Employment History

2021-PresentDirector, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics
2011–PresentProfessor, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
2016–2019Director, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
2003–2011Associate Professor, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
1998–2003Assistant Professor, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

Junior Fellow, Harvard University


2021Lancelot Berkeley Prize
2020Governor General’s Innovation Award as part of CHIME Telescope team
20192020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics as part of Event Horizon Telescope team
2018Humboldt Prize

Simons Investigator Award

1995–1998Harvard Junior Fellow
1994–1995Princeton Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship

Time:2023/1/18 13:00~13:50
Location:Cheng-Kung Auditorium 成功廳
Title:Wave Coherent Cosmology with FRBs and gravitational waves