Prof. Fang has been working in the MEMS field for 20 years. He received his Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1995. His doctoral research focused on the determining of the mechanical properties of thin films using micromachined structures. In 1995, he worked as a postdoctoral research at Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taiwan. He joined the Power Mechanical Engineering Department at the National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) in 1996, where he is now a Professor as well as a faculty of MEMS Institute. From June to September 1999, he was with Prof. Y.-C. Tai at California Inst. of Tech. as a visiting associate. He has established a MEMS testing and characterization lab. His research interests include MEMS with emphasis on micro fabrication/packaging technologies, CMOS MEMS, micro optical systems, micro sensors and actuators, and characterization of thin film mechanical properties.
Prof. Fang has published more than 100 SCI journal papers, near 150 international conference papers, and 60 patents (all in MEMS field). He is now the Board Member of JMM (SCI journal), and the Associate Editor of JM3 (SCI journal). He has served as the chief delegate of Taiwan for World Micromachine Summit since 2008. He also served as the TPC (Technical program committee) of IEEE MEMS’04, MEMS’07, and MEMS’10, the regional TPC of Transducers’07, and the EPC of Transducers’09 and Transducers’11. He has become the member of international steering committee of Transducers from 2009. He is the Asia Regional Program Co-Chair of IEEE Sensors 2010. He also serves as the Steering Committee for APCOT (Asia Pacific Conf. on Transducers) from 2008-2012, and the TPC Co-chair for APCOT 2008. Moreover, Prof. Fang also serves as a technical consultant for many MEMS companies in Taiwan.