Yao-Joe Yang, Sc.D. Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University
Director General, Taiwan Instrument Research Institute
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.
After his doctoral studies, Dr. Yang worked for the Coventor Inc. (Cambridge, MA) as a senior application engineer for one year, and then started as a faculty member at the National Taiwan University (NTU). Currently He holds the NTU Distinguished Professorship. From 2011 to 2017, He served as the chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department of NTU. Since 2017, he serves as the director general of the Taiwan Instrument Research Institute (TIRI), which is one of the National Labs affiliated with the NARLabs of Taiwan. In addition, he serves as the chairman of the Taipei Chapter of IEEE IMS (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 Metrology Society.
Dr. Yang's research interests include microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), 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 senior 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.