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Din Ping Tsai: Taiwan metamaterials work focuses on biophotonics, energy harvesting

The photonics industry in Taiwan is growing at a healthy rate, with the environment and healthcare a key focus of current research.

2 December 2015, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201512.02

Din Ping Tsai received the PhD in Physics from the University of Cincinnati (USA) in 1990. He is currently the Director and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Research Center for Applied Sciences at Academia Sinica since 2012, and Professor in the Department of Physics at National Taiwan University since 2001.

Prof. Tsai is a Fellow of SPIE, as well as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society (OSA), Electromagnetics Academy (EMA), Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), International Society for Nano Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement (3M NANO), the Physical Society of R.O.C, and Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Engineering. He is author and coauthor of 246 SCI journal papers, 49 book chapters and conference papers, and 38 technical reports and articles. He was granted 38 patents in the USA, Japan, Canada, Germany and Taiwan. His current research interests are nanophotonics, near-field optics, plasmonics, metamaterials, green photonics, biophotonics and their applications.

He is currently the President of Taiwan Information Storage Association, and Taiwan Photonics Society. He was a member of the SPIE Board of Directors from 2012 to 2014, and member of the SPIE Fellows Committee for three years (2010-2013). He also served as chair (2004-2005) and vice chair (1996-1997) of the SPIE Taiwan chapter.