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NCKU alumnus Yang Yang named one of world's most influential scientists

Tainan, Taiwan, February 4, 2016

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) alumnus Yang Yang was named among the world’s most influential scientists by the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the university revealed today.

The announcement was made on Jan. 14 on the release of “The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds,” a citation analysis identifying the scientists—as determined by their fellow researchers—who have made the most significant global impact within their respective field of study.

Yang among a significant number of the top 19 highly-regarded scientists from around the world is the only one from Taiwan.

An alumnus of NCKU’s Department of Physics, Yang currently serves as professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He is a materials physicist with expertise in the fields of organic electronics, organic/inorganic interface engineering, and the development and fabrication of related devices, such as photovoltaic cells, LEDs, and memory devices.

His research has led to the invention of inverted organic solar cells, the invention of transparent organic photovoltaic devices and greater understanding of polymer morphology and its influence on device performance.

Yang has published more than 290 peer-reviewed papers (including book chapters), held more than 60 patents (filed or issued), and given 150 invited talks.

Yang holds a BS in Physics from the National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan in 1982, and he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics and Applied Physics from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 1988 and 1992, respectively.

Before he joined UCLA in 1997, he served on the research staff of UNIAX (now DuPont Display) in Santa Barbara from 1992 to 1996. Yang is now the Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA.
Provider : NCKU News
Date : 2016/02/04
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