Prof. Jen-Chieh Peng

Current Position

Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Visting Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, National Central University, Taiwan


Academic Positions

2/2002 – Present

Professor of Physics, University of Illinois

7/1996 – PresentLaboratory Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
1/1980 – 1/2002Staff Member, Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
9/1978 – 12/1979Postdoctoral Staff Member, Physics Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
9/1977 – 9/1978Senior Research Associate, Physics Department, University of Pittsburgh
10/1975 – 9/1977Research Associate, Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, France

Higher Education


B.S. in Physics, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

1975Ph.D in Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA

Awards and Honors 

  • 2023 Tom Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society. 
  • Academician, Academia Sinica, 2022. 
  • Yu-Shan Scholar, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2021. 
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Tunghai University, Taiwan, 2020. 
  • Co-recipient of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. 
  • Distinguished Performance Award, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2001.
  • Fellow, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), 2000. 
  • Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1996. 
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1993. 

Research Interests 

Jen-Chieh Peng’s research interests include the quark and antiquark structure of nucleons and nuclei, fundamental symmetries, and neutrino physics. Peng has conducted experiments at the AGS, LAMPF, Jefferson Laboratory, Fermilab, and CERN. He is the spokesperson or co-spokesperson for ∼ 10 nuclear and particle physics experiments, and an invited speaker at ∼ 175 international physics conferences and workshops.


Time:2024/1/24 14:10~15:00
Location:Multi-functional Auditorium 大禮堂
TitleExploring the Nucleon Sea



Dr. Chen-Ming Hu


  • 1973-1976: Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1976-Present: Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • 1996-2002: Founding Chairman, Celestry Design Technologies
  • 2001-2004: Chief Technology Officer, TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)
  • Member of Board of Directors of Sandisk, Inphi, Ambarella, ACM Research, East Bay Chinese School (Chairman 1988-1990) , Friends of Children with Special Needs (Chairman 2015-2017)


  • B.S., EE, National Taiwan University, 1968
  • M.S./Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1970/1973



  • Presidential Science Prize of Taiwan, 2023
  • US National Medal of Technology and Innovation presented by President Obama, 2016
  • ITRI Fellow for “extraordinary contributions to Taiwan’s high-tech industry”, presented by the President of Taiwan, 2016
  • Medal of Honor, IEEE’s highest honor, 2020
  • Academicians, Academia Sinica, 2004
  • Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley’s highest honor for teaching, 1997

Academy Membership:

  • US National Academy of Engineering, 1997-
  • Academia Sinica, 2004-
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2007-
  • The World Academy of Sciences, 2012-
  • US National Academy of Inventors, 2015-

Honors for Research:

  • Honorary Doctor of Science Degree, University of Hong Kong, 2021
  • IET JJ Thompson Medal, 2019
  • Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, 2016
  • ITRI Fellow for “extraordinary contributions to Taiwan’s high-tech industry”, presented by the President of Taiwan, 2016
  • SEMI Award for “BSIM families of compact transistor models”, 2015
  • EDA Industry Consortium Phil Kaufman Award, 2013
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, 2012
  • Outstanding Alumni Award, National Taiwan University, 2012
  • ISDRS Aldert van der Ziel Award for “a distinguished career in education and research”, 2011
  • Semiconductor Industry Association University Research Award for “contributions to the semiconductor industry and the US economy”, 2011
  • Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY), 2011
  • IEEE Nishizawa Medal for “exceptional contributions in IC device scaling, modeling, and reliability”, 2009
  • Academicians, Academia Sinica, 2004
  • IEEE Solid State Circuits Award, 2003
  • DARPA Most Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award for the “radically innovative” FinFET, 2000
  • IEEE Jack Morton Award, 1997
  • R&D100 Award for BSIM as one of the most significant new technologies of 1996
  • SRC inaugural Research Excellence Award for IC reliability simulator, 1992
  • Design News Excellence in Design Award for IC reliability simulator BERT, 1991
  • IEEE Fellow for semiconductor reliability physics and models, 1989-

Honors for Teaching:

  • Education Award, IEEE Electron Device Society, for “distinguished contribution to education and inspiration of students, practicing engineers and future educators in semiconductor devices”, 2011
  • Berkeley Citation (for outstanding services to UC Berkeley), 2011
  • SRC Aristotle Award (for outstanding mentoring of student researchers), 2009
  • Honorary Life Professor of Chinese Academy of Science (1990-), Tsinhua University (1992-94), National Taiwan University (2011-17)
  • TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor, UC Berkeley (2001-2013)
  • Chancellor’s Chair Professor, UC Berkeley (1998-2001)
  • Moni Ferst Award, Sigma Xi (for promotion of research through education), 1998

Other Recognitions:


  • Six books
  • Over 1000 published research papers
  • Over 100 granted US patents


Time:2024/1/24 15:10~16:00
Location:Multi-functional Auditorium 大禮堂
Title:Semiconductor Technology Needs More Science






Core member, Wyss Institute for Biomedical Engineering
2005-Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics & Applied Physics, Harvard University
2001-2020Director, Harvard Materials Research Science & Engineering Center
2007-2022Co-director, BASF Advanced Research Initiative at Harvard
2007-2010Co-director, Harvard Kavli Inst. for Bionano Science & Technology
1999-2005Gordon McKay Prof. of Appl. Physics & Physics, Harvard University


Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania


Physicist, Exxon Research and Engineering Co.


Group Leader: Interfaces and Inhomogeneous Materials Group


Science Area Leader: Complex Fluids



B.Sc., Honors Physics, University of Waterloo
1975A.M., Physics, Harvard University
1978Ph.D., Physics, Harvard University

Honors And Awards Best Scientists in the World 2022 (162 in US, 240 internationally) Best Materials Science Scientists in the World 2022 (20 in US, 31 internationally)

Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher 2018 - 2022

Foreign member, Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2020

Top 20 Translational Researchers, 2019 and 2020 (compiled by Nature Biotechnology)

Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Waterloo, 2017

Chevreul Medal, 2016

Honorary PhD. University of Waterloo, 2016

Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2016

Foreign member, Chinese Academy of Chemistry, 2013

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013

Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2010

Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2010

Fellow of the American Physical Society

Exxon Incentive Awards, 1985, 1981


Research Interests

  • Physics of soft condensed matter, colloidal dispersions, foams and emulsions, biomaterials.
  • Mechanics of biomaterials, cell rheology.
  • Microfluidic techniques for new complex fluid structures, bio-chemical assays, screening.
  • Synthesis of new soft materials; engineering structures for encapsulation.
  • Multiphase fluid flow in porous media.
  • New optical measurement techniques for dynamics and mechanics of random systems.
  • Multiple scattering of classical waves.

Major Accomplishments

  • Developed Diffusing-Wave Spectroscopy and exploited it for novel studies of soft materials.
  • Developed microrheology and applied it to biomaterials, polymers, colloids and emulsions.
  • Developed confocal microscopy to investigate dynamics of 3D colloidal suspensions.
  • Developed microfluidics for compartmentalized bio-assays, and synthesis of new materials.
  • Developed method for inexpensive single-cell sequencing of large number of cells
  • Co-founded more than 20 start-up companies based on microfluidics applications.
  • Developed techniques to study cell rheology, and showed importance of non-linear behavior.
  • Developed use of self-assembly to synthesize new encapsulation structures
  • Developed Diffusing Acoustic Wave Spectroscopy to study solid particle dynamics in fluids.
  • Discovered novel colloidal interactions in anisotropic fluids with emulsions in liquid crystals
  • Showed that the structure of colloidal aggregates is fractal.
  • Developed general model for surface-enhanced light scattering at rough metal surfaces.
  • Performed several experiments in space with NASA support to study basic colloid physics.
  • Created Science and Cooking, one of the most popular courses at Harvard
  • Co-created Innovation & Engineering, (fourth-highest Harvard FAS enrollment in Fall 2022)


Visiting positions
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Biomed. Eng., NUS, Singapore, 2019-2021
Jolicot Chair, ESPCI, Paris, France, 2016, 2022
Visiting Professor, Institute for Quantitative Biology, Peking Uni., Beijing, China, 2015-2016
Michelin Chair, ESPCI, Paris, France, 2011, 2012
Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Technical University of Munich, Germany, 2008-2009
van der Waals Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Amsterdam, Nov. 2004-Aug. 2005.
Industrial Visitor, James Franck Institute, The University of Chicago, Oct.-Nov. 1992.


Time:2024/1/25 11:10~12:00

Location: Multi-functional Auditorium 大禮堂

Title:Structure and properties of interpenetrating biopolymer networks



Dr. Tomáš Jungwirth

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Professional experience

condensed matter physics; materials science; collective phenomena; electronic properties of semiconductor heterostructures, low-dimensional systems, and nanostructures; quantum Hall effects; ferromagnetic semiconductors; magnetic, spin-orbit coupling phenom ena; anisotropic magnetoresistace; anomalous and spin Hall effects; symmetry, topology and spectroscopy of non-magnetic, ferromagnetic, antiferromagnetic, and altermagnetic systems, spintronic phenomena and devices.


Education and professional career


Head of the Department of Spintronics and Nanoelectronics, Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR)


Professor, University of Nottingham, UK 

2001-2007Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Physics ASCR

Research Fellow, University of Texas, USA 


Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University, USA 

1997PhD. degree in condensed matter physics, Charles University, Czech Republic

M.S. degree in physics, Charles University, Czech Republic 

Accomplishments, memberships, awards

  • 245 publications, including 5 in Reviews of Modern Physics, 31 in Physical Review Letters, 33 in Nature/Science family journals; h-index 67 (WoS); 20,000 citations (WOS); 130 invited talks at international conferences since year 2000
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council, 2015-2020
  • Member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), 2014-
  • Member of the Research and Development Council of the Government of the Czech Republic, 2011-2018
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, 2010- 2014
  • Member of the European Research Council Evaluation Panel, 2009-2015
  • Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic, 2009-
  • Czech Minister of Education Prize, 2020
  • Neuron Endowment Prize, 2018
  • European Research Council Advanced Grant, 2011-2016
  • Praemium Academiae Prize, 2008
  • Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Prize, 2005 Republic, 2002
  • NATO-NSF Advanced Fellowship, 2000
  • Bolzano Foundation Prize of the European Physical Society, 1996


Time:2024/1/26 13:00~13:50
Location:Multi-functional Auditorium 大禮堂
Title:Altermagnetism: The third magnetic class