Associate Professor Yung-Jr Hung of Department of Photonics was awarded Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, the highest recognition for young scholars
In addition to cultivating professionals of the field, Associate Professor Hung, together with other professors of the Department, was granted the National Silicon Photonics Project from the Ministry of Science and Technology. The goal of this project is to develop silicon photonics gyroscope driver chip and miniaturized module for applications in high-resolution stabilization platform such as drones and unmanned aerial vehicles. This technology also finds great application markets in biomedical testing, autonomous vehicles, intelligent robots, aviation positioning systems, cubic satellites (CubeSat), and other miniaturized guidance and control systems.
Besides, Associate Professor Hung’s team developed a novel laser interference lithography system to create high quality grating structures over 3-inch wafer for semiconductor laser production. His advanced automatic grating mapping system also allows rapid extraction of grating parameters, greatly improving the efficiency of the production process and reducing the overall cost. Those two systems have been technologically transferred to the professional epiwafer foundry - Landmark Optoelectronics Corporation and are now important part of equipment in the production line.
The Ta-You Wu Memorial Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology was established to nurture young scholars, acknowledge their achievements and encourage the future academic elite of the country to invest in long-term academic research and to continue improving their academic performance. The Ministry of Science and Technology has been selecting award recipients from among the coordinators of thematic research projects under 42 years of age, with an outstanding research performance and holding positions of associate professor/associate researcher or lower.