Prof. Si-Chen Lee is a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU). He served as the chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1988 to 1992 and the Dean of academic affairs of NTU from 1996 to 2002. He was the President of NTU from 2005 to 2013.

Prof. Lee received Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1981. His research has been remarkably distinctive. It led to the innovative development of ledge-type heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) in 1985, which became the norm of manufacturing HBT power amplifier and completely dominated the cell phone production in billions units every year and impacted human life style worldwide. For this achievement, he received various awards and titles of recognition.

Prof. Lee has received Dr. Sun Yat-San Academic award in 1987, and five consecutive outstanding research awards of National Science Council from 1986 to 1996. He served as the President of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering from 1992 to 1994. Prof. Lee has been elected as a member of The Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM) in 1997, and received IEEE Third Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements and contributions in the area of Semiconductor Devices in 2000. In 2002, he was awarded the Medal of Electrical Engineering from the Association of Chinese Electrical Engineer, and elected as an IEEE Fellow. In addition, he has received 47th Academic Award of Ministry of Education in 2003. Furthermore, Prof. Lee was awarded an honorary Doctor Degree by Kansai University of Japan in 2005 and by Exeter University of UK in 2011. 

His current research interests are in the device applications and the growth kinetics of InGaAs/GaAs strained layer quantum dot device, InGaAs/InAs room temperature infrared light emitting diode and photodetector with applications to the pollution detection and biological reaction of cells. In addition, he is also interested in hydrogenated and deuterated amorphous and poly-silicon (carbon, germanium) hydrogen material and devices, such as thin film transistors and neural network image sensors. Since 1988, he pioneered a research work on the Chinese traditional qigong and somatic science which confirmed the existence of certain extraordinary ability of human body, such as character recognition by finger, psychokinesis. He also discovered the existence of information field (spiritual world) and proposed the “unification of mind and matter” to explain the phenomena.

Education and Degrees

  • Doctor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, USA (1981)
  • Master of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, USA (1977)
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, ROC (1974)

Present Positions

  • Honorary Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University (2019.6– present)
  • Director, TSMC-NTU Joint Research Center (2013.8 – present)

Experiences and Trainings

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Taiwan University (1985. 8 – 2019.6)
  • President of National Taiwan University (2005. 6 – 2013.6)
  • President, The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (2009. 1 – 2013. 1)
  • President, Association of National Universities of Taiwan (2006. 2 – 2010.1)
  • Chair of the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (2005. 6 – 2006.12)
  • IEEE Fellow (2002.1)
  • Dean of academic affairs, National Taiwan University (1996.8 – -2002.7)
  • Assistant to the Minister of National Defense (1993.4 – 1994.12)
  • Director, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University (1989.8 – 1992.7)
  • Vice Directorate, IEEE Taipei section (2001.2 – 2002.2)
  • Directorate, Chinese Association of Electromagnetism in Life Science (1999.1 – 2004.4)
  • Associate Editor, Materials Chemistry and Physics (1992.1 – 2004.12)
  • Associate professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University (1982.8 – 1985.7)
  • Researcher, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, Michigan (1980.8 – 1982.6)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Chinese Engineers (1996 – 2000)
  • Leader, Bioenergy Field Group, Biology Department, National Science Council (1992.5 – 1998.2)
  • Directorate, Association of Chinese Electrical Engineers (1992 – 1994)
  • Leader, Microelectronics Group, Engineering Department, National Science Council (1988.4 – 1993.3)
  • Consultant, ERSO of ITRI (1991 – 1992)(1986 – 1989)

Awards

  • The Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa Conferred by Exeter University (2011)
  • The Degree of Doctor Honoris Causa Conferred by Kansai University (2005)
  • 47th Academic Award of Ministry of Education (2003)
  • Annual Medal from Chinese Association of Electrical Engineers (2002)
  • IEEE Fellow (2002)
  • IEEE Third Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements and contributions on electronic devices (2000)
  • Member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (1997)
  • Special contracted researcher of National Science Council (1996-2002)
  • Outstanding Research Awards of National Science Council (1986-1996)
  • Young Distinguished Engineer of Chinese Engineer Association (1987)
  • Sun Yat-Sen Academic Award (Engineering) (1987)