Tien-chang Lu was born in Taiwan on Oct 9th, 1973. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1995, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, USA, in 1998, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, in 2004. He was with the Union Optronics Corporation as a Manager of Epitaxy Department in 2004. Since August 2005, he has been with National Chiao Tung University as a full-time Professor in Department of Photonics. In 2007, he had been to Ginzton lab, Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University as a visiting scholar. He had served as the director of the Institute of Lighting and Energy Photonics, National Chiao Tung University from 2009 to 2011.
Prof. Lu’s research works includes the design, epitaxial growth, process, and characterization of optoelectronic devices. He has been engaged in the low-pressure MOCVD epitaxial technique associated with various material systems as well as the corresponding process skills. He is also interested in tailoring the light-matter interaction in micro or even nano-scale architectures, such as the microcavity, photonic crystal and plasmonic structures. Especially, Prof. Lu has been devoting to GaN-related research and has several breakthroughs, such as the first current injection blue VCSEL, photonic crystal surface emitting lasers and microcavity exciton-polariton light emitters.
Prof. Lu has authored and co-authored more than 200 international journal papers. He is a recipient of The Exploration Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation 2007, Excellent Young Electronic Engineer Award 2008, Young Optical Engineering Award 2010, International Micro-Optics Conference Contribution Award 2011, and Dr Ta-Yu Wu’s Memorial Award 2012. He is a senior member of IEEE, and members of OSA and SPIE.