Yao-Joe Yang, Sc.D. Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University
Director General, Instrument Technology Research Center
Email: yjy at ntu.edu.tw
Yao-Joe "YJ" YANG received his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT EECS). Also, he received his M.S. degree from UCLA and B.S. degree from NTU in mechanical engineering.
Dr. Yang joined the Coventor Inc, (Cambridge, MA) as a senior application engineer for one year before he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Taiwan University (NTU). He is currently a full professor and holds the NTU Distinguished Professorship. From 2011 to 2017, He served as the department chair (re-elected in 2014). Since 2017, he serves as the director general of the Instrument Technology Research Center, National Applied Research Labs. In addition, he serves as the Chairman of the Taipei Chapter of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, and the Chairman of ASME Taipei Section. He also serves as the Board Director of the Chinese Institute of Automation Engineering, and the Board Director of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers.
His research interests include microelectromechanical systems, nanotechnology, high-precision micromachining, flexible sensing arrays, sensor network, parallel processing, and semiconductor devices and vacuum microelectronics modeling.He has been consulted by more than three U.S-based companies and four Taiwan-based organizations.Dr. Yang is a member of IEEE.He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Research Award as well as Dr. Da-Yu Wu Memorial Award (Outstanding Young Researcher Award)of the National Science Council. He also received the NTU Outstanding Researcher Award.