Yuan-Fong Chou Chau (or Yuan-Fong Chau, the name used before 2008) was born in Hualian, Taiwan on Aug. 23, 1963.
1. Educational Background
(1) Doctor of Philosophy (Department of Electrophysics, Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C.,2001/09-2004/0707/2004) (App. 002)
(2) Master of Science (Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C., 1999/09-2001/06) (App. 003)
(3) Master of Engineering (Department of Electronic Engineering, Chung Chein Institude of Techonology, Taiwan, R.O.C.,1988/09-1990/06) (App. 004)
(4) Bachelor of Science (Department of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Military Academy (Taiwan), Taiwan, R.O.C.,1981/09-1985/07) (App. 005)
2. Employment history
(1) Senior researcher (1992/02/01-2003/07/01), Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan
(2) Assistant Professor (2004/08/01-2005/07/31), Department of Electrical Engineering, Lee Min institute of technology, Taiwan
(3) Assistant Professor (2005/08/01-2008/07/31), Department of Electronic Engineering, CYU, Taiwan
(4) Associate Professor (2008/08/01-2012/07/31), Department of Electronic Engineering, Ching Yun university (CYU), Taiwan
(5) Professor (2012/08/01-2015/06/30), director, Department of Electronic Engineering, Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology (CHUST), Taiwan
(6) Associate Professor (2015/07/07-), Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences (CAMES), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
3. Major areas of research:
My research is at the boundary between material and energy science in the context of simulation, design, measurement and precision fabrication. I research optical simulation and measurement techniques to characterize the geometry or optical performance of nanophotonics components. This is of interest to industries such as nanophotonic device design and manufacturing. The need for optical techniques for fabrication and measurement based on simulation results in a design guidance is growing as technology moves forward, pushing limits of component tolerance and specification. There are few academic research programs with this focus, and the need for graduates with this expertise is strong and growing. The research falls under one or more of the following categories: (1) new measurement and simulation methods and techniques, (2) extending analysis methods or measurement capabilities, (3) establishing calibration methods, and (4) evaluating simulation and measurement uncertainty. These categories have been applied to the general areas of (i) nona-optics and nano-structure metrology and (ii) nano-scale optics and precision components, i.e., nanophotonics (simulation, experiment, fabrication and measurement), plasmonics application (e.g., plasmonics photocatalytic, plasmonic solar cells, biosensors, metamaterials, near-field optics, and nano/micro-optical system), photonic crystal and fiber optics.
4. Major areas of accomplishments:
(1)Published more than 92 journal articles (referee; Scopus), 23 Journal articles (refereed; non-Scopus), 59 Conference proceedings (Full paper) and 72 Conference proceedings (abstract only)
(2)4 invited conference lectures with conference proceedings
(3) Published 2 books (Optics and Electromagnetism, Chinese version)
(4)Obtained for 18 patents
(5) Received 11 research projects (2 in UBD, 9 PI and 2 co-PI)
(6) Received 18 prestigious research and teaching awards
(7)Selected as a research highlight in a Journal, "Nature photonics 2 p.6 2008"
(8) Selected as a cover story in a Journal, "Applied Optics, 49(32) 6295-6301, 2010"
Nanophotonics (experiment fabrication and simulation), Electromagnetic field simulation, Photocatalytic application, Green energy, Biosensors, Metamaterials, Biophotonics, Near-field optics, Plasmonics, Nano/Micro-optical System, Photonic crystal and related applications, LED Lighting, Fiber optics and Plasmonic Solar Cells