Technical Talk: Postgraduate Engineering Research in Taiwan

There are many engineering companies in Taiwan, and a number of them are ranked top in the world. Formosa Plastic group is the largest private enterprise in Taiwan after over 40 years of development. The Group includes Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation, Formosa Petrochemical Corporation, and more than 20 other investments in Taiwan, the United States, China, and Indonesia, in addition to several large educational and medical organizations. The group’s asset is USD102 Billions, annual operating revenue is USD60 Billions. The group has set up three universities, namely Chang Gung University, Ming Chi University of Technology and Chang Gung Technology University.

This talk is to present to the undergraduate students the opportunity to continue their study and perform engineering research in Taiwan through Chang Gung University and Ming Chi University of Technology. Postgraduate students can also join in the research topics through the upcoming collaboration between our university and Chang Gung University as well as Ming Chi University of Technology. Chang Gung University is the top private University in Taiwan, and ranks 4 among all the Taiwan Universities. The University has the first and only comprehensive reliability research center in Asia. Ming Chi University of Technology rated as Excellent in University-Industry Liaison by Higher Education on Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, and received Cooperative Teaching Excellence Award by Chinese Institute of Engineers. The engineering departments of both universities have received Engineering Education accreditation from IEET (Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan) and also the Engineering Accreditation from the Washington Accord.

This talk will be presented by Prof Tan Cher Ming, Director of Center for Reliability Science and Technologies in Chang Gung University, an ex-Professor from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Prof Chieh-Lan Li, Director of Division of International Cooperation in Ming Chi University of Technology. 20 scholarship and free dormitory will be provided to Master students and 1 scholarship for Ph.D for Ming Chi University of Technology, and several scholarships for Ph.D are provided in Chang Gung University.

[About the Speaker]
Dr. Tan Cher Ming received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 1992. He has 10 years of working experiences in reliability in electronic industry (both Singapore and Taiwan) before joining Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as faculty member in 1996 till 2014. He joined Chang Gung University, Taiwan and set up a research Center on Reliability Sciences and Technologies in Taiwan and acts as Center Director. He is Professor in Electronic Department of Chang Gung University, Chair Professor in Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan. He has published more than 300 International Journal and Conference papers, and giving more than 40 invited talks in International Conferences and several tutorials in International Conferences. He holds 12 patents and 1 copyright on reliability software. He has written 4 books and 3 book chapters in the field of reliability. He is an Editor of Scientific Report, Nature Publishing Group, an Editor of IEEE TDMR and Series Editor of SpringerBrief in Reliability. He is also in the Technical committee of IEEE IRPS.

He is a past chair of IEEE Singapore Section, senior member of IEEE and ASQ, Distinguish Lecturer of IEEE Electronic Device Society on reliability, Founding Chair and current Chair of IEEE Nanotechnology Chapter – Singapore Section, Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Singapore, Fellow of SQI, Executive Council member of SQI, Director of SIMTech-NTU Reliability Lab, and Senior Scientist in SIMTech. He is the Founding Chair of IEEE International Conference on Nanoelectronics, General Chair of ANQ Congress 2014. He is also the recipient of IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2011. He is Guest Editor of International J. of Nanotechnology, Nano-research letter and Microelectronic Reliability. He is in the reviewer board of several International Journals such as Thin Solid Film, Microelectronic Reliability, various IEEE Transactions, Reliability Engineering and System Safety etc for more than 5 years. He is the only individual recipient of Ishikawa-Kano Quality Award in Singapore since 2014. He is also current active in providing consultation to multi-national corporations on reliability.

His research interests include reliability and failure physics modeling of electronic components and systems, finite element modeling of materials degradation, statistical modeling of engineering systems, nano-materials and devices reliability, and prognosis & health management of engineering system.