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    Title: Professor Member: Joint-Appointment Faculty
    Name: Din Ping Tsai Eduction: Ph.D., Univ. of Cincinnati (1990)
    NTU AH: http://www.rcas.sinica.edu.tw/faculty/dptsai.html
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    Din Ping Tsai received Ph.D in Physics from University of Cincinnati, USA in 1990. He worked at Micro Lithography Inc., California, USA, Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Center, Toronto, Canada, and National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan from 1990 to 1999. He joined National Taiwan University (NTU) as an Associate Professor in 1999, and became Professor and Distinguished Professor of Department of Physics at NTU in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He served as the Director General of the Instrument Technology Research Center, NARL located in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan from 2008 to 2012. He is the Director and Distinguished Research Fellow of Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica since 2012.
    Professor Tsai is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), Electro Magnetics Academy (EMA), Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM) and The Physical Society of R.O.C. He is author and coauthor of 226 SCI journal papers (more than 3169 cited times, H-index 29), 46 book chapters and conference papers, and 38 technical reports and articles. He had 18 patents in USA, Japan, Canada, Germany and Taiwan. His current research interests are nano-photonics, near-field optics, plasmonics, meta-materials, bio-photonics and their applications.
    Professor Tsai is the President of Taiwan Photonics Society (2014-2016). He also serves as committee member for IEEE Joseph F. Keithley Award in Instrumentation & Measurement (2013-2015), and chairman of the award committee for OSA and IS&T Edwin H. Land Meda (2014). He is the Director of the Board of SPIE from 2012 to 2014. He was the Chair (2009-2013) of IEEE Instrument and Measurement Society, Taipei Chapter, Member of SPIE Fellow Committee for three years (2010 – 2012), and Member OSA Fellows and Honorary Members Committee for 2008 & 2009. He was the chair and vice chair of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Taiwan chapter for the 2004 & 2005 and 1996 & 1997, respectively. He was also a member of technical committee of IEEE/LEOS nanophotonics. He serves as a member of editorial boards of “Optics Communications” (Elsevier Journal Publication), “Plasmonics” and “Optoelectronics Letters” (Springer Journal Publication), respectively. He is also the chief editor of “Taiwan Nano Newsletters” and “Optical Engineering” in Taiwan. He has served as chairs and committee members of several international conferences and symposiums, such as ISOM, ODS, ISOS, ISPS, NFO, APNFO, SPIE, etc. He is member of the boards of Taiwan Photonics Society, Taiwan Nanotechnology Industrialization Development Association, and Taiwan Information Storage Association (TISA), respectively.
    1.Academician of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM), 2013.
    2.Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), 2012.
    3.Fellow of American Physical Society (APS), 2007.
    4.Fellow of the Electro Magnetics Academy (EMA), 2007.
    5.Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA), 2006.
    6.Fellow of The Physical Society of R. O. C., 2006.
    7.Fellow of International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), 2005.
    8.“Outstand Research Award," National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan, 2013.
    9.“Outstanding Academic Award,” Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2011.
    10.“Outstanding Research Award,” National Taiwan Universtiy, Taiwan, 2010.
    11."Outstanding Research Award," Pan Wen Yuan Foundation, Taiwan, 2010.
    12."Outstand Research Award," National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan, 2010.
    13.“Research Achievement Award,” Taiwan Information Storage Association (TISA), Taiwan, 2009.
    14."Ho Chin Tui Awards," Ho Chin Tui Foundation, 2009.
    15.Member of Committee, OSA Fellows and Honorary Members Committee, Optical Society of America (OSA), 2008, 2009.
    16."Science 50 Award," National Science Council (NSC), 2008.
    17.“Honorable Guest Professor (HGP),” Shizuoka University, Japan, 2008.
    18.“The Distinguished Optical Engineering Award,” Optical Engineering Society of R.O.C. (ROC-OES), Taiwan, 2007.
    19.“Distinguished Professor,” National Taiwan University, Taiwan 2006.
    20.“Chemical Engineering Technology Award,” Chemical Engineering Society of Taiwan, Taiwan, 2006.
    21.“Excellent Industry-Academy Cooperation Award,” Ministry of Education, R. O. C., 2006.
    22.“Outstanding Achievement Award in Science and Technology”, The Executive Yuan, R.O.C., 2006.
    23.“Fu Ssu-Nien Award,” National Taiwan University, Taiwan 2005.
    24.“Outstanding Research Group Award,” Taiwan Information Storage Association (TISA), Taiwan, 2005.
    25.“Distinguished Alumni Award,” Soochow University, Taiwan, 2005.
    26.“Outstanding Optical Technology Contribution Award,” Optical Engineering Society of R.O.C. (ROC-OES), Taiwan, 2005.
    27.“Outstanding Research Contribution Award,” National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2004.
    28.“Excellent Senior Teacher Award,” National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2004.
    29.“Golden Pen Award,” Electronic Monthly Magazine, Taiwan, 2004.
    30.“Outstanding Research Award,” Taiwan Information Storage Association (TISA), Taiwan, 2004.
    31.“Research Awards,” National Science Council, Taiwan. 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2001.
    32.“Best Poster Award,” The 3rd International Conference on Frontiers of Plasmonics, Xiamen, China, 2014.
    33.“Best Paper Award,” Japan Taiwan Bilateral Conference on Biomedical and Plasmonic Imaging, Taipei, Taiwan, 2014.
    34.“Best Poster Award,” 2014 Annual Meeting of the Physical Society of Republic of China, Taichung, Taiwan, 2014.
    35.“Best Poster Award,” 2013 Asia-Pacific Data Storage Conference (APDSC13), Hualien, Taiwan, 2013.
    36.“Best Poster Award,” The 7th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, 2013.
    37.“Best Poster Award,” International Workshop Photonics of Functional Nanomaterials, Hong Kong, 2013.
    38.“Best Paper Award” 2013 Annual Meeting of the Physical Society of Republic of China, Hualien, Taiwan, 2013.
    39.“Best Paper Award” Taiwan-Japan Nanophotonics and Plasmonic Metamaterials Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012.
    40.“Best Paper Award” Annual Meeting of the Physical Society of Republic of China, Chiayi, Taiwan, 2012.
    41.“Outstanding Poster Presentation Prize” The Sixth International Conference on Nanophotonics, Beijing, China, 2012.
    42.“Best Paper Award” Taiwan-Japan Nanophotonics and Plasmonic Metamaterials Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, 2012.
    43.“The Honorable Prize Award,” IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition (IWEM 2011), Taipei, Taiwan, 2011
    44.“Best Paper Award,” International Photonics Conference, Tainan, Taiwan, 2011.
    45.“Best Paper Award,” The 15th Nanoengineering and Microsystem Technology Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011.
    46.“Best Poster Award,” The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Nanophotonics and Near-Field Optics (APNFO8), Adelaide, Australia, 2011.
    47.“Best Academic Paper Award,” Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory & Optical Data Storage (ISOM/ODS 2011), Kauai, Hawaii, 2011.
    48.“Best Poster Award,” International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2011), Singapore, 2011.
    49.“Outstanding Poster Award,” International Conference on Nanophotonics (ICNP 2011), Shanghai, China, 2011.
    50."Best Paper Award", 2010 International Conference on Optics and Photonics in Taiwan (OPT/10), Tainan, Taiwan, 2010.
    51.“Best Poster Paper Award”, The International Conference on Nanophotonics 2010, Tsukuba, Japan (2010).
    52.“Best Poster Paper Award”, The 11th International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics and Related Techniques (NFO-11), Beijing, China (2010).
    53.“Best Poster Paper Award,”, The International Conference on Fundamentals of Laser Assisted Micro-& Nanotechnologies (FLAMN-10), Pushkin, Russia (2010).
    54.“Outstanding Poster Award”, The 5th International Conferences of Asia Pacific Data Storage Conference (APDSC08), Jeju Island (2008).
    55.“Outstanding Poster Award”, The 4th International Conferences of Asia Pacific Data Storage Conference (APDSC06), Hsinchu, Taiwan (2006).
    56.“Best poster Award,” The 4th International Conference of Seeing at the Nanoscale, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (2006).
    57.“Best poster paper,” 2006 Annual Conference of Microscopy Society, Taiwan (2006).
    58.Winner of “Image of Month” Contest, Asylum Research Company, Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A., March 2006.
    59.“The most impressive presentation award,” European Phase Change and Ovonic Science Conference 2005, Cambridge, UK (2005).
    60.“Best poster paper,” International Conferences of 5th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Near-field Optics (APNFO5), Niigata, Japan (2005).
    61.“The most impressive presentation award,” European Phase Change and Ovonic Science Conference 2005, Cambridge, UK (2005).
    62.“Best poster paper,” International Conferences of Asia Pacific Data Storage Conference (APDSC04), Taoyuan, Taiwan (2004).
    63.“Best poster paper,” International Conferences of 4th Asia-Pacific International Conference on Near-field Optics (APNFO4), Taroko, Taiwan (2003).
    64.“Best poster paper,” 23rd symposium of Biophysics in Angiogenesis, Microscopy Society, Taiwan (2003).
    65.“Best poster paper,” International Conference of Focus on Microscopy (FOM2002), Kaoshiung, Taiwan (2002).
    66.“Best poster paper,” International Conference of 3rd Asia Pacific Workshop on Near Field Optics (APNFO3), Melbourne, Australia (2001).
    67.“Best poster paper,’ International Conference of Multi-dimension Microscopy (MDM2001), Melbourne, Australia (2001).
    68.“Best poster paper,” Chinese Photonics Society (IEEE LEOS Taiwan) Annual Meeting (1999, 2004).
    69.“Best poster paper,” Chinese Physics Society Annual Meeting (1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006).
    70.“Best poster paper,” Chinese Material Science Society Annual Meeting (1996, 1997).
    71.Winner of world wide image contest held by Digital Instruments Inc., USA, “AFM image of a polarization maintaining fiber– a bowtie fiber” was printed as a 1997 calendar.
    We study the interactions of light and matter at the nanometer scale. By using the near-field optics and novel nano technologies we are able to explore the nano world beyond the optical diffraction limit. Our current research topics are:

    1.Near-field optical interactions on nano-particles, clusters, and fractal thin films; interactions of the surface plasmon polariton and localized surface plasmon; plasmon waveguides.

    2.Electro-optical components and devices studied by near-field scanning optical microscopy and imaging spectroscopy.

    3.Study of near-field optical imaging, recording, sensing and nanolithography.

    4.Study of the fabrication and application of plasmonic crystals, metamaterials and their properties of waveguiding, nonlinearity, and amplification.

    5.Nano-photonics or nano-optics, near-field optics, plasmonics, etc.
    1.W. T. Chen, K.-Y. Yang, C.-M. Wang, Y.-W. Huang, G. Sun, I.-D. Chiang, C. Y. Liao, W.-L. Hsu, H. T. Lin, S. Sun, L. Zhou, A.-Q. Liu, D. P. Tsai, "High-efficiency broadband meta-hologram with polarization-controlled dual images," Nano Letters 14 (1), 225-230 (2014). (IF=13.025)

    2.X. Zhang, Y. L. Chen, R.-S. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Plasmonic photocatalysis," Reports on Progress in Physics 76(4), 046401 (2013). (IF=13.232)

    3.C. M. Chang, M. L. Tseng, B. H. Cheng, C. H. Chu, Y. Z. Ho, H. W. Huang, Y.-C. Lan, D.-W. Huang, A. Q. Liu, D. P. Tsai, "Three-dimensional plasmonic micro projector for light manipulation," Advanced Materials 25(8), 1118-1123 (2013). (IF=14.829)

    4.S. Sun, K.-Y. Yang, C.-M. Wang, T.-K. Juan, W. T. Chen, C. Y. Liao, Q. He, S. Xiao, W.-T. Kung, G.-Y. Guo, L. Zhou, D. P. Tsai, "High-efficiency broadband anomalous reflection by gradient meta-surfaces," Nano Letters 12(12), 6223-6229 (2012). (IF=13.025)

    5.W. M. Zhu, A. Q. Liu, T. Bourouina, D. P. Tsai, J. H. Teng, X. H. Zhang, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, N. I. Zheludev, "Microelectromechanical Maltese-cross metamaterial with tunable terahertz anisotropy," Nature Communications 3, 1274 (2012). (IF=10.015)

    6.H. M. Chen, C. K. Chen, C.-J. Chen, L.-C. Cheng, P. C. Wu, B. H. Cheng, Y. Z. Ho, M. L. Tseng, Y.-Y. Hsu, T.-S. Chan, J.-F. Lee, R.-S. Liu, and D. P. Tsai, "Plasmon Inducing Effects for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: X-ray Absorption Approach to Electronic Structures," ACS Nano 6, 7362-7372 (2012). (IF=12.062)

    7.M. L. Tseng, Y.-W. Huang, M.-K. Hsiao, H. W. Huang, H. M. Chen, Y. L. Chen, C. H. Chu, N.-N. Chu, Y. J. He, C. M. Chang, W. C. Lin, D.-W. Huang, H.-P. Chiang, R.-S. Liu, G. Sun, D. P. Tsai, "Fast fabrication of a Ag nanostructure substrate using the femtosecond laser for broad-band and tunable plasmonic enhancement," ACS Nano 6(6), 5190-5197 (2012). (IF=12.062)

    8.Y. Yang, A. Q. Liu, L. K. Chin, X. M. Zhang, D. P. Tsai, C. L. Lin, C. Lu, G. P. Wang, N. I. Zheludev, "Optofluidic waveguide as a transformation optics device for lightwave bending and manipulation," Nature Communications 3, 651 (2012). (IF=10.015)

    9.H. M. Chen, C. K. Chen, R.-S. Liu, C.-C. Wu, W.-S. Chang, K.-H. Chen, T.-S. Chan, J.-F. Lee, D. P. Tsai, "A New Approach to Solar Hydrogen Production: a ZnO-ZnS Solid Solution Nanowire Array Photoanode," Advanced Energy Materials 1(5), 742-747 (2011). (IF=10.043)

    10.W. M. Zhu, A. Q. Liu, X. M. Zhang, D. P. Tsai, T. Bourouina, J. H. Teng, X. H. Zhang, H. C. Guo, H. Tanoto, T. Mei, G. Q. Lo, D. L. Kwong, "Switchable Magnetic Metamaterials Using Micromachining Processes," Advanced Materials 23(15), 1792-1796 (2011). (IF=14.829)

    11.T. Kaelberer, V. A . Fedotov, N. Papasmakis, D. P. Tsai, N. I. Zheludev, "Toroidal Dipolar Response in a Metamaterial," Science 330(6010), 1510-1512 (2010). (IF=31.027)