Hou, Tuo-Hung

Tuo-Hung (Alex) Hou(侯拓宏)

National Chiao Tung University
Department of Electronics Engineering
ED-409, 1001 Ta-Hsueh Road
Hsinchu, 30050
tel: +886-3-5712121 ext 54261
fax: +886-3-5724361
email: thhou@mail.nctu.edu.tw


  • 2011- : Associate Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • 2008-2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • 2004-2008: Ph.D. in ECE, Cornell University
  • 2001-2003: TSMC Assignee, International SEMATECH, TX
  • 2000-2004: Senior Module Development Engineer,Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
  • 1996-1998: M.S. in EE, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • 1992-1996: B.S. in EE, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


  • Nanoscale Nonvolatile Memory
  • Molecular Electronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductor Device Physics


        Tuo-Hung Hou was born in Chia-Yi, Taiwan, in 1975. He received his B.S. and M.S. in electronics engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University in 2008. From 1998 to 2000, he served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army, Taiwan, R.O.C. In 2000, he joined Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). From 2001 to 2003, he was also a TSMC assignee at International SEMATECH, Austin, TX. During his tenure with TSMC, he has contributed to several key front-end processes such as spike annealing, high-k / metal gate stack through atomic layer chemical deposition, and reliability improvement of ultra-thin gate oxide. From 2008 to 2011, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, where he is currently an Associate Professor.
         His current research emphasizes on the combined experimental and modeling approach on several emerging post-CMOS solid-state devices. [1] Nonvolatile-charge based floating-gate structures in heterogeneous integration with zero-dimensional (0D) (nanocrystals, fullerenes, engineered defects) and one-dimensional (1D) (carbon nanotubes, nanowires) systems. [2] Ultra-dense terabit nonvolatile memory based on the cross-point resistive switching of binary oxides. [3] Solid-state molecular sensor through measuring the characteristic reduction and oxidation states of individual molecules.
         Tuo-Hung Hou has authored or co-authored more than 80 technical papers and held 8 U.S. patents. He was also a recipient of IEEE Electron Device Society PhD student fellowship in 2007.

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Nanoscale Science and Technology Laboratory (NanoST Lab)


  • DEE1037 Numerical Analysis
  • DEE4515 Semiconductor Engineering
  • IEE5571 Semiconductor Experiment
  • IEE5561 Semiconductor Physics and Devices I
  • IEE5547 Device and Circuit Characterization