Nai-Chang Yeh

1992 Fellow

Current Institution: California Institute of Technology


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About Nai-Chang Yeh's Work

My principal research field is experimental condensed matter physics, and my research group at Caltech currently focuses on scientific and technological topics of correlated electrons (e.g., high-temperature superconductors; novel magnetic systems), topological materials (e.g., topological insulators and superconductors; topological states and channels for quantum information), low-dimensional systems (e.g., van der Waals materials, including graphene, h-BN and two-dimensional transition-metal dichalcogenides; graphene nanostripes; carbon nanotubes; nanoparticles), spintronics (based on strong spin-orbit-coupled materials and half-metallic ferromagnets), nanoscience and nanotechnology (e.g., instrumentation of scanning probe microscopy for nanoscale characterization; nanofabrication of electronic, optoelectronic, valleytronic and spintronic devices; nanoscale strain engineering of graphene and transition-metal dichalcogenides), energy research (e.g., energy storage in supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries, energy conversion in photovoltaic and fuel cells), and precise measurements using superconducting technology.

Awards and Achievements

Wu Chien-Shiung Distinguished Lectureship, National Central University, Taiwan (2012)

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007)

Fellow, American Physical Society (2004)

Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University (2003)

Fellow, The Institute of Physics, UK (2001)

Achievement Awards, Southern California Chinese-American Faculty Association (2001)

Outstanding Young Researcher Award, International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA) (1998)

Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (1992-1997)

Sloan Research Fellowship (1990-1992)