Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

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The NAI (USA) Fellows Program was established to highlight academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

The NAI (USA) Fellows program has 1,228 Fellows worldwide representing more than 250 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. Collectively, the Fellows hold more than 38,000 issued U.S. patents, which have generated over 13,000 licensed technologies, 2,300 companies and created more than 19.5 million jobs. In addition, over $2.2 trillion in revenue has been generated based on NAI (USA) Fellow discoveries.

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Professor Tsai is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, (AAAS), American Physical Society (APS), Electro Magnetics Academy (EMA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE), Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), Optical Society of America (OSA), and Physical Society of Taiwan. He is also a Member of the International Academy of Engineering (IAE), and Academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). He is the author and co-author of 324 SCI journal papers (more than 13,898 SCI cited times, H-index 58), 65 book chapters and books, and 39 technical reports and articles. He had 68 granted patents in China, Canada, Germany, Japan, U.S.A., etc. Twenty (20) of them have been licensed to 5 different companies. He was recognized by Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) as the Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Cross-field in 2019 and 2020. His current research interests are nanostructured semiconductor electronic and photonic meta-devices and systems for emerging electronics and high dimensional quantum optical information applications.

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