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Prof Dr. Nyan-Hwa Tai, Materials Science, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan


Dr. Nyan-Hwa Tai is a distinguished researcher and academic leader known for his contributions to the field of materials science and engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Composite Materials from the University of Delaware in 1990 and has since held various prestigious positions in academia and research. Currently serving as the Provost/Senior Vice President/Chief of Staff at National Tsing Hua University, Dr. Tai has demonstrated exceptional leadership in higher education administration.

Throughout his career, Dr. Tai has made significant contributions to materials science research, with a focus on carbon nanomaterials-based biosensors, microwave dielectrics, energy storage materials, surface engineering, and tribology. He has published over 285 peer-reviewed papers and holds numerous patents, showcasing his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and technological innovation.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Dr. Nyan-Hwa Tai’s educational background is as follows:

  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering from ChungYuan Christian College (1978)
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Chung-Yuan University (1983)
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Composite Materials from University of Delaware (1990)

Professional experience:  

Dr. Nyan-Hwa Tai has had a distinguished career marked by various academic and administrative roles. He has served in leadership positions such as Provost, Dean, Vice President, and Chairman, contributing significantly to the academic and organizational development of institutions. With extensive experience in academia, he has held roles ranging from professorship to directorship across different departments and centers. Notably, Dr. Tai’s contributions extend beyond traditional academic boundaries, as evidenced by his involvement in community colleges, language centers, and interdisciplinary programs. His dedication to research and education is evident from his continued engagement in scholarly activities, including publications, patents, and collaborations with international institutions. Dr. Tai’s multifaceted career exemplifies his commitment to excellence in education, leadership, and innovation.

Research Interest:

Carbon nanomaterials-based biosensors: Dr. Tai focuses on the development of biosensors using carbon nanomaterials for applications in measuring CO2 and glucose levels. This area of research involves the synthesis, characterization, and optimization of nanomaterials for sensitive and selective detection of target molecules.

Microwave Dielectrics and RF Filters: Dr. Tai explores the design and fabrication of microwave dielectrics and radiofrequency (RF) filters for various applications, including telecommunications, radar systems, and wireless communication networks. His research aims to develop high-performance dielectric materials with tailored electromagnetic properties.

Ferro/Piezoelectric Materials: Dr. Tai investigates ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials for applications in sensors, actuators, transducers, and energy harvesting devices. His research involves the synthesis, characterization, and optimization of these materials to enhance their functional properties and performance.

Energy Storage Materials: Dr. Tai’s research in this area focuses on the development of advanced materials for energy storage devices such as batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells. He explores novel electrode materials, electrolytes, and device architectures to improve energy storage capacity, efficiency, and durability.

Surface Engineering and Tribology: Dr. Tai studies surface engineering techniques and tribological properties of materials to enhance their mechanical performance, wear resistance, and durability. His research aims to develop surface coatings, treatments, and modifications for applications in automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing industries.

Publication Top Noted:

Activated carbon sandwiched manganese dioxide/graphene ternary composites for supercapacitor electrodes

  • Authors: LH Tseng, CH Hsiao, DD Nguyen, PY Hsieh, CY Lee, NH Tai
  • Journal: Electrochimica Acta
  • Volume: 266
  • Year: 2018
  • Citation count: 71

Ultrasensitive and light-activated NO2 gas sensor based on networked MoS2/ZnO nanohybrid with adsorption/desorption kinetics study

  • Authors: RR Kumar, T Murugesan, A Dash, CH Hsu, S Gupta, A Manikandan, …
  • Journal: Applied Surface Science
  • Volume: 536
  • Year: 2021
  • Citation count: 69

Humidity-dependent friction mechanism in an ultrananocrystalline diamond film

  • Authors: N Kumar, R Ramadoss, AT Kozakov, KJ Sankaran, S Dash, AK Tyagi, …
  • Journal: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
  • Volume: 46
  • Year: 2013
  • Citation count: 68

Ti5Si3 Nanowire and Its Field Emission Property

  • Authors: HK Lin, YF Tzeng, CH Wang, NH Tai, IN Lin, CY Lee, HT Chiu
  • Journal: Chemistry of Materials
  • Volume: 20
  • Year: 2008
  • Citation count: 68

Photocurrent amplification at carbon nanotube-metal contacts

  • Authors: DH Lien, WK Hsu, HW Zan, NH Tai, CH Tsai
  • Journal: Advanced Materials
  • Volume: 18
  • Year: 2006
  • Citation count: 68



Nyan-Hwa Tai | Materials Science | Best Researcher Award

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