Successful Taiwan-Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology strategic workshop on nanotechnology

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April 11-14, 2011

See the Taiwan-Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) strategic workshop on nanotechnology photo album.

Eleven Taiwanese delegates travelled to Waterloo from Taiwan’s five top research institutions:

  • Academia Sinica
  • National Taiwan University
  • National Tsing Hua University
  • National Chao Tung University
  • National Cheng Kung University

to participate in the first Taiwan-WIN strategic workshop on nanotechnology.

The intent of the 3-day workshop was to bring together WIN and Taiwanese researchers in four theme areas, namely nanomaterials for energy; nanoelectronics; nanomedicine; Micro- and Nano-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS and NEMS); to discuss common interests, build relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration, exchange and research funding.

Periods were set aside at the end of the parallel sessions for overall discussions including topics and areas of potential common interest.

To this end, 7 abstracts were defined and submitted for competition in a WIN-funded Taiwan exchange program. The projects include:

  • Ultra-uniform and high-density quantum dot arrays for nanophotonics
  • Nanorod based nanogenerators
  • Biocompatible lipid particles for targeted drug delivery
  • Near-infrared organic emitter and absorber materials for optoelectronic devices
  • Droplet-based microfluidic platforms
  • Biocompatibility of CMOS SoC for on-demand pain control
  • Nanostructuring of new thermoelectric materials

Taiwan delegations


Research Talks
Maw-Kuen Wu Overview of recent development of nanotechnology in Taiwan and the development of iron (Fe)-based superconductors
Jow-Lay Huang An integrated solar intelligent house – electrochromic glass, photovoltachromic cell, ventilated Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)
Jiann-Tsuen Lin Organic materials for solar cells
Chih-Wei Chu Polymer nanofibers for energy applications
Minghwei Hong Indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), germanium (Ge) and gallium nitride Metal/Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors (GaN MOSFET) using high k dielectrics for post Si Complementary-Symmetry Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor (CMOS)
J. Raynien Kwo Atomic-scale tailoring of the interfaces of high k dielectrics/high mobility semiconductors
Kien-Wen Sun Energy-efficient and energy-conservation applications of semiconductor nanostructures and quantum devices
Hsien-Chang Chang Rapid Detection of Bioparticles based on microfluidic chip
Chia-ching Chang Functional biomolecules/biocompatible molecules development for bioimaging and nanomedicine
Chuan-Pu Liu Growth of various nitride nanostructures by molecular beam epitaxy for potential applications in optoelectric devices
Kuang-Chien Hsieh Toward uniform and high optical-quality site-controlled quantum dots

16 members from WIN presented in parallel sessions and participated in discussions:

  • Eihab Abdel-Rahman
  • Hany Aziz
  • Dayan Ban
  • Zhongwei Chen
  • Bo Cui
  • Marianna Foldvari
  • Irene Goldthorpe
  • Frank Gu
  • Karim Karim
  • Holger Kleinke
  • Yunging Li
  • Raafat Mansour
  • Linda Nazar
  • Patricia Nieva
  • Carolyn Ren
  • William Wong
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