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Professors Lih-Tyng Hwang and Tzyy-Sheng Horng received the Most Influential Research Monograph Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology for “3D IC and RF SiPs, Advanced Stacking and Planar Solutions for 5G Mobility”

For the first time, R.O.C. Ministry of Science and Technology organized a contest for the most influential research monograph. “3D IC and RF SiPs, Advanced Stacking and Planar Solutions for 5G”, a monograph written jointly in English by Professor Lih-Tyng Hwang of the Institute of Communications Engineering, NSYSU, and Professor Tzyy-Sheng Horng of the Department of Electrical Engineering, NSYSU, was awarded the Most Influential Research Monograph Award in the category of Engineering and Technology, which represents excellence in research. Both professors encapsulated the essence of their years-long academic and research experience into the monograph. On May 13th during the Administrative Meeting, NSYSU President Ying-Yao Cheng, representing the University, donated a copy of Professors’ work to the University library for teachers, students, and visitors to read.

President Ying-Yao Cheng said that in this edition of the contest, 20 out of 188 submitted monographs were acclaimed as the most influential in 4 categories. The works submitted for the category of Engineering and Technology underwent two strict eliminations and finally, 6 out of 28 books were selected. The monograph by the two professors distinguished itself from others and represents broad academic research capacity of the University. Dean of the College of Engineering Chih-Peng Li said that the EM-Wave Group of the Institute of Communications Engineering of the University has been putting an emphasis on the research and development capacity of the students and teachers. He pointed out that the mentioned Group is formed out of only 7 professors. Three of them are Research Engineer/Scientist Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Fellows); this is the utmost recognition of their important contribution to the fields of science and engineering technology. Two of the professors previously obtained the Outstanding Research Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology. This shows the research strength of our University in the field of electromagnetic waves.

The Ministry of Science and Technology organized a press conference to promote the winning research monographs in the category of Engineering Technology. Professors Hwang and Horng received the award directly from the hands of Minister Liang-Gee Chen. Professor Lih-Tyng Hwang explained that a three-dimensional integrated circuit (3D IC) is the computing center of a cellphone, while RF SiPs are responsible for wireless transmission and reception; these are the two most important units in a cellphone. He also said that the book describes technologies for 5G mobility, and presents a unified approach to mass production processes. Mobility means people are free to roam anywhere. The essential elements for 5G mobility are: power saving, miniaturization, and mass production–affordability. Since 5G technology appeared on the market only this year, the book can help engineers enhance their professional knowledge and technology, and it can function as a guiding compass for students to learn about this new technical field.

Professor Tzyy-Sheng Horng said that thanks to the long-term support of the Ministry of Science and Technology – Communications Engineering Program, he and Professor Lih-Tyng Hwang could conduct research in 3D IC and RF SiPs for a long time, and then apply this research to 5G mobile telecommunication sets. This award is undoubtedly a big encouragement for further work.

The monographs competed for the Most Influential Research Monograph Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology in four categories: Natural Sciences and Sustainability, Engineering and Technology, Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences. Research monographs published within the past 5 years could be submitted to compete for 5 features in the category of Engineering and Technology: Most Influential in Academia, Most Influential in Science, Best Professional Contribution, Most Influential in Society, and Award Records.
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