Professor Ching-Ting Lee , Dean of College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Distinguished Professor of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), has been elected as a 2009 Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which has been viewed as the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. His notable contribution and scientific achievement is mainly related to gallium nitride (GaN) based optoelectronic and microelectronic devices.
When Professor Ching-Ting Lee was appointed as the first Dean of the NCKU College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2003, he made great efforts on establishment of administrative system as well as excellent environment for learning, teaching and research for students, faculty and staff in the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Professor Lee has helped significantly the sustainable growth of the compound semiconductor industry in Taiwan in three major ways: firstly to transfer of his invented technology to industry, secondly to interact between the academic and the industrial sectors that he promoted through a wide variety of collaborative programs, and thirdly to implement the rigorous educational programs and foster on-job and in-house trainings of thousands of engineers.
Professor Lee has made pioneering contributions to process technology of compound semiconductor devices, especially the GaN-based LEDs and high-speed electronic devices. He has successfully transferred related technologies to industry for commercialization. Furthermore, he has published over 300 journal & conference papers, and held many blue LED-related patents issued from USA, Japan, Taiwan and China.
Through ingenious inventions, such as developments of stable ohmic contacts, introduction of sulfurized and chlorinated surface treatment, and phosphor-free monolithic carbon implantation, which are employed into his innovation of GaN-based LEDs, highly efficient and bright GaN-based white light emitting diodes has been successfully developed by Professor Lee.
Professor Lee's research interests mainly focus on optoelectronic semiconductor devices, high-speed microelectronic devices, blue and white light emitting diode, solar cell devices, optoelectronic devices in display system, optoelectronic electromagnetic field sensor devices, and organic light emission diode and thin film transistors.
Professor Lee's achievement on science and education can be appreciated on many awards he has received, including the Distinguish Research Award from National Science Council in 2002 and 1999, Distinguish Paper Award from Material Science Society in 2007, Distinguish Paper Award from Chinese Vacuum Society in 2007 and 2001, Excellent Paper Award from Optical and Phonics Symposium in 2006, Distinguish Paper Award from International Electronic Devices and Materials Symposium in 2006 and 2000, Distinguish Electrical Engineering Professor Award from Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering Society in 2003, Optical Engineering Medal from Optical Engineering Society in 2002, Distinguish Service Award from Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering Society in 2002, and Excellent Paper Award from Chinese Engineer Society in 1999.
Professor Lee received his PhD in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in USA and his B.S. and M.S degrees both in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University. His invention has been granted with ten issued patents since 1995. On public service, he is currently a sitting member of a steering council of Industrial Development Bureau of Ministry of Economic Affairs to especially guide the projects of research and development on semiconductor devices and electro-optical devices and systems. Professor Lee has been the Director of Electron Devices and Materials Association since 1996. He was appointed as the President of Taiwan Electronic Devices and Materials Association before his tenure as the chairperson in optoelectronic division of National Science Council and the chairman of IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS). Prior to returning to NCKU in 2003, he was also the Professor of Institute of Optical Sciences in National Central University.