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Physics Doctoral Student’s Life Takes a New Turn with his Research Published in International Journal
  • From left:  NSYSU Department of Physics doctoral student Fu-Yuan Jin, Chair Professor Ting-Chang Chang,  NSYSU Department of Physics student Hao-Xuan Zheng
    From left: NSYSU Department of Physics doctoral student Fu-Yuan Jin, Chair Professor Ting-Chang Chang, NSYSU Department of Physics student Hao-Xuan Zheng
Publish date : 2017-03-13
The study “Reducing Operation Voltages by Introducing a Low-K Switching Layer in Indium–Tin-Oxide-Based Resistance Random Access Memory,” by NSYSU Department of Physics doctoral student Fu-Yuan Jin, is successfully published in the international journal, Applied Physics Express.  
 
Jin worked on the study as the first author of the article in his fourth year of undergraduate study. Despite his disadvantaged background as a low-SES student, Jin’s outstanding performance in NSYSU Department of Physic earned him direct admission to doctoral program.
 
Jin’s father died in an accident when Jin was eight years old, leaving behind three young children. With the sudden loss of the family’s sole income, Jin’s mother had to support the whole family. 
 
Jin recalled that his mother was most stressful during summer and winter session “Because she needs to find enough money to cover next semester’s tuition bills for the three of us,” Jin said. The financial burden became even greater after Jin and his younger brother entered university, with their tuition of almost NTD 200,000 per year. Thus, Jin worked as tutors and lecturers at cram schools to reduce the financial demand on his family.  
 
“During my schooling, my mother never asked me to work part-time and support my family,” Jin said; the life lesson that his mother taught him is to “do your best and devote your full effort to whatever you want to do,” which greatly influenced his attitude towards life. 
 
After Jin enters NSYSU Department of Physics, he became the independent study student of Chair Professor Ting-Chang Chang. Jin said that Professor Chang is good at using analogies and often use examples to explain difficult equations. 
 
"Professor Chang devotes his winter and summer times to instruct us extra hours of lectures,” Jin said. Jin sees Professor Chang as a role model and works diligently on his studies. His paper was accepted and published in the international journal in the fourth year of undergraduate study.
 
Jin states that his dream is to become an engineer in the Hi-Tech industry to support his family; he wishes to not only pay the tuition for his youngest brother but also allow his mother who currently works midnight shifts to live in comfort. 
 
Besides Jin, another NSYSU Department of Physics student, Hao-Xuan Zheng has also been granted direct admission to doctoral program. 
 
Zheng won the first place of Chinese Institute of Engineers Research Paper Competition with his paper “Complementary Resistive Switching Behavior for Conductive Bridge Random Access Memory,” which was accepted and published in Applied Physics Express, with Zheng as the first author. Jin and Zheng are highly thankful for Professor Chang’s support and hope that one day they can give back to the society and help those in need.
 
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