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Prof. Chi-Kuang Sun is a Life Distinguished Professor in the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the College of Medicine at National Taiwan University (NTU). He received his S.B. in EE from NTU in 1987, and S.M. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1990 and 1995 respectively. He was an Assistant Researcher in the NSF Center for Quantized Electronics Structures (QUEST) at UCSB between 1995 and 1996. He joined the NTU faculty in 1996 and is currently Life Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Photonics at NTU and Adjunct Research Fellow of Physics and Applied Sciences at Academia Sinica. He is the founder and a chief investigator of the Molecular Imaging Center, one of the 7 university-level excellence centers at NTU.

Professor Sun’s research involves optical molecular imaging, nonlinear microscopy, ultrafast phenomena, nano-ultrasonics, THz health care, advanced femtosecond laser technologies, and applications in virtual biopsy diagnosis, treatment and therapy assessment, surgical guidance, wearable monitoring device, neural science, virus epidemic control, palaeontology, interfacial water imaging, and boson peak studies. He leads the advancement and clinical applications of third harmonic generation microscopy for noninvasive differential diagnosis of skin lesions. He leads the development of dielectric THz fibers and THz-fiber-based imaging systems, including THz fiber-endoscope, THz near-field microscope, and THz mammography for breast cancer and blood imaging. He proposes and demonstrates the generation and detection of femtosecond acoustic pulses by using piezoelectric nanolayers, combined with the slow sound velocity and high temporal resolution, for the noninvasive atomic-level resolution ultrasound imaging.

Professor Sun has published over 230 journal articles, is editor or author of 12 books or book chapters, and holds 17 patents for his discoveries. He is a fellow of OSA, IEEE, and SPIE. He received the Outstanding Research Award from National Science Council (Taiwan) for 3 times, MERIT Award from National Health Research Institute (Taiwan) for 2 times, Leica Microsystems Innovation Award, C.N. Yang Outstanding Young Researcher Award, and Y. Z. Hsu Science Chair Professorship. He was the General Chair of the PHONONS 2010 conference and the 6th Asian Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena.