Center for Nano Science and Technology

Center for Nano Science and Technology

Nano science and technology, concerning the physical and chemical properties of materials and devices with dimensions between 1 to 100 nanometers, has quickly become the most important and ubiquitous technology of the new century. After decades of scaling down electronics and mechanical devices, the old device physics and technology paradigm have finally run out of steam. The top-down approach of down scaling has finally met with the bottom-up approach of many natural process, including self-assembly, biological growth etc.

How to combine both approachesand to take the advantage of each is the central theme of the nano science and technology research. On the other hand, our fundamental understanding of atoms and molecules can not easily be extended to nanoscale objects, such as nanocrystals, nanowires, nanodots, proteins and DNA's. Therefore, there are many challenges in fundamental research as well as numerous opportunities in new inventions and technology. The Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) of the UST is formed to join the world-wide pursue in this exciting research area. Prior to the establishment of CNST, the researchers on each campus of UST have already begun research and laid down a solid foundation in the research field. By combining the efforts of researchers on the four campuses in a concerted manner, we expect to become the driving force of nano research in Taiwan and to lead Taiwan's high tech companies into this new technology era.
The establishment of the Center for Nano Science and Technology (CNST) of the UST is to unify the research strength of the four constituent universities, in the emerging field of nano science and technology. The three objectives of CNST are:
1. To create a center of research excellence to lead Taiwan aggressively into the field of nano science and technology;
2. To provide a center of educational excellence for training researchers as well as practitioners in the field of nano science and technology;
3. To act as a center of nucleation to help Taiwan become one of the front-runners in the commercialization of nano technology.

Administration and Committees
Steering Committee Advisory Committee
  Kang L. Wang (王康隆院長) Chihmin Ho (何志明院士)  
  Chen Ming Hu (胡正明博士) Koung An Chao (趙光安教授)
  Koung An Chao (趙光安教授) Chen Ming Hu (胡正明博士)
  Alfred Y. Cho (卓以和院士) T. Y. Tsong (鄭天佑院士)
  Frank F. Fang (方復院士) Alfred Y. Cho (卓以和院士)
  Chihmin Ho (何志明院士)  
  Steven Chu (朱棣文院士)
  Wen I Wang (王文一院士)
  Shu Chien (錢煦院士)
  Chang-Chyi Tsuei (崔章琪院士)
Research Themes  
Research Proposals are called and selected annually in three major areas: nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, and nanobiotechnology. Currently there are nine research programs funded. They are in the following focused research areas.
Education programs  
1. Establishing new courses related to nano science and technology at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
2. Providing training laboratory courses for academic and industrial researchers.
3. Sponsoring seminars, workshops, and conferences in various nano science and technology areas.
Collaborations with Other Institutions
CNST has established collaborations with ITRI, PIDC and high-tech industries of Taiwan such as TSMC... and will seek more collaborative opportunities with leading research institutes worldwide. Website :

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Tel : +886-3-5742270
Fax : +886-3-5713484
Address : Center for Nano Science and Technology, University System of Taiwan, 101, Section 2, Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu, 300 Taiwan, R.O.C.