Info : http://web.cycu.edu.tw/na/intro.html
Date of Establishment: August 1st, 2007
History and Development:
In response to the trend of science and technology in the world, and the government`s policy to actively promote nanotechnology as well as for the convenience of integrating CYCU`s resources, Review Committee of School Research Center formally established "Center for Nano-technology" in May, 2002. The purposes of the establishment are “responding technology development”, “matching middle-long term plans of the school,” “integrating resources and enhancing effectiveness,” and “displaying teamwork.” With the coming of “Nano-Era,” Taiwan is now actively creating potential business opportunities in the trend of nanotechnology. Under the circumstance, our Center Staff found deficient talents in nano-technological research and development while strengthening our own nano-technological skills and they started to think if the Center should bring nano-technology into education.
Therefore, “Nanotechnology Graduate School” had been prepared to be established since the year of 2003, for which Center for Nano-technology has served as a platform to integrate developments of teaching and research, connecting College of Science, College of Engineering, and School of Computer Science with the help of professional faculty in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Medical Engineering, and Electronics. Later, due to overall planning and resources in our school, we changed the application of “Nanotechnology Graduate School,” to “Nanotechnology Master’s Program,” which was certified by Ministry of Education in 2006 and started to recruit students in the year of 2007. Our program integrates diverse teaching and specific researches from the above five departments and twenty-eight professional teachers, corresponding to the trend of integrating different fields of researches. The program aims at actively cultivating talents required by fields of basic science and industries of nano-technological researches in the hope of developing future elites in technology. So far we have had eleven graduates and twenty-five still in their studies. It takes students one to four years to complete the program and earn the Master of Science, which divides into two tracks as “Nano-materials Section,” and “Nano-biomedical Section,” depending on different research interests.
The program is affiliated to College of Science. Center for Nano-technology acts as a development platform to carry out different fields of researches and industry-academy cooperation. By the common platform we are able to turn our research results for industrial uses. The purposes and goals of the program are well positioned and clear, that is, to “develop talents for nano-technology and relevant industries,” which is regarded as one of features in our teaching and development. Our faculty is outstanding and every one of them has Doctor’s degree from domestic or foreign excellent universities and half of them are professors. Our faculty comes from colleges of Science, Engineering, and Computer Science, from departments of Physics, Chemistry, Life Science, Medical Engineering and Electrics which is seen as a cross-discipline structure integrating teachers’ specializations and profession. The main research areas of our teachers are on “Materials Preparation,” “Characterization,” “Device Fabrication,” and “Bio-nanotechnology,” which balance theory and practice and make good use of academic disciplines in businesses and industries.
Key research areas:
The Research and Development Team of Center for Nano-technology:
Researches on Optics, Electrics, and Magnetics (red)
Nano Composite Materials (green)
Development and Application of new energies (dark green)
Awards and Grants:
Funded by National Science Council of 18 million NT dollars on the project “Private Universities Development Features in academic year of 2010” in 2010.
Funded by Ministry of Education of the maximum subsidies of 2 million NT dollars on “Multi-Disciplinary Program” in 2010.
Mr. Y. T. Lin won the prize of the first i-One (Instrumental Technology Innovation Competition) in 2009.
Mr. Y. T. Chen was awarded “Young Investigator Award Merit Prize” by the 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Engineering.
Domestic businesses investing in nano-technology include Formosa Plastics Group, which starts producing NPCC (Nano Precipitated Calcium Carbonate) relevant materials, TECO Nanotech Corporation expanding uses of carbon nanotube, Eternal Chemical Corporation developing nano-antifouling coating, nano-hybrid resin, milling, and Everlight Chemical Corporation going into production of nano-film and TiO 2. Businesses such as Far East Textile Group Corporation, Chung Shing Textile Company, LeaLea Technology Corporation, Li-Ping Precise Machinery Corporation, and China Petrochemical Development Corporation all invest in functional fibers, HOCHENG Corporation in ADB bathroom products and antifouling clay board, TATUNG, TECO, and SAMPO Corporation in developing home appliances in nano-coating. In ICT industries, TSMC has started mass production of 55 nm engineering and TECO Nanotech Corporation also actively develops CNT-FED.
1. Integrate actively nanotechnology into researches of biomedicine and energy.
2. Apply actively for university and industry liaison systems and enhance industry-academy cooperation.
3. Materialize alliances of industry-academy cooperation, aiming at “industrializing nano-technology.”
4. Provide students practicum to increase competitiveness for future employment.
5. Prepare actively Doctor’s program in Nano-technology to further offer an academic environment for advanced studies.
Our successive director:
Dr. S. P. Tung 96/08/01~
IV. International exchanges:
Program Duration & Degree Offered
MS Program - It is a policy that the duration for the M.S. program is from 1 year to 3 years. Students, who have successfully completed and passed 30 credits of courses (including 6 credits of Master Thesis) and oral defense for thesis within the stipulated time period, shall receive the M.S. Degree of Nanotechnology Program conferred by Institute of Chemistry , ChungYuanChristianUniversity.
Ph.D. Program - It is the policy that the duration for the PhD program is from 2 years to 6 years. Students, who have successfully completed and passed 36 credits of courses (including 12 credits of Doctoral Dissertation) and oral defense for dissertation within the stipulated time period, shall receive the PhD Degree of nanotechnology Program conferred by Institute of Chemistry, Chung Yuan Christian University.
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