|[October 16, 2013]
NCKU Hosts IEEE NMDC 2013 to Explore the Frontier of Nanotechnology
TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert) (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) NMDC
(Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference) 2013 kicked off,
October 7, at Cheng Kung Hall, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU),
southern Taiwan, with nearly 250 scholars and experts from 20 countries
including USA, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, Korea, and Japan.
NCKU President Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung welcomed the guests from the world
in his opening remarks, "Nanotechnology has been a daily practice here
in NCKU and Tainan. For example, 20-nanometer silicon chips are
fabricated every day in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (News - Alert) Company
(TSMC) located at Tainan Science Park."
"Besides semiconductors, nanotechnology is being studied by our faculty
for applications to photonics, medicine, environmental protection, and
building materials," added Dr. Hwung, "These studies are in close
collaboration with industries and hve produced students who are most
welcome by industries in Taiwan."
"Nanotechnology is the technology of the future," said Dr. Paul Ching-Wu
Chu, the Honorary Chancellor of Taiwan Comprehensive University System
(TCUS), who is also an international superconductivity pioneer, invited
to deliver his remarks at the opening ceremony.
Dr. Chu also said, "Nanotechnology has provided authors with
opportunities for the development of science and also development of
future devices that may determine the future of this world."
"Even in my own study, we have recently found that nano-route may offer
an effective means to achieve our goal in naturally assembled and
artificially made material systems," Dr. Chu noted.
"It is our wish and strategy to reach out to prestigious academic and
research institutions for productive research collaboration and
bilateral scholarly exchanges," said Dr. Hwung who also mentioned that
in recent years, many talented foreign students and
internationally-renown scholars have come to NCKU for scholarly
activities making NCKU an interactive forum, from which many innovative
ideas have been generated through constructive dialogues and discussions.
The 3-day conference includes 267 presentations, including 8 plenary
speeches and 13 keynote speeches, by world renowned scientists and
technologists, according to Dr. Yon-Hua Tzeng, Dean of NCKU College of
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who is also the general
chair of IEEE NMDC 2013.
The themes of the conference include nanoelectronics and nanophotonics,
nanobiomedicine and translational nanomedicine, and nanotechnology
enabled devices for renewable energy and sustainable environments.
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