Lin, Chiung-Yuan (Gene)

Chiung-Yuan (Gene) Lin(林炯源)



  • Associate Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Department of Electronics Engineering (Aug 2012)
  • Assistant Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Department of Electronics Engineering (Aug 2007)
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, IBM Almaden Research Center and Stanford University Center for Probing the Nanoscale (June 2005)
  • Ph.D. of Physics, Boston University
  • M.S. of Physics, National Taiwan University
  • B.S. of Physics, National Taiwan University


  • First-principles calculations
  • Atomic-scale Magnetism
  • Theory of Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM)
  • Solar Cells
  • Semiconductor inferfaces


         Prof. Chiung-Yuan Lin received his Ph.D. degree in physics from Boston University (BU) in 2005. During his Ph.D. study, he worked on the theory of surface Kondo effects using both field-theoretical and first-principles methods. He has calculated the surface Kondo temperature out of first-principles electronic structures for the first time in the world and published this work to Physical Review Letters.
         After receiving his Ph.D.degree, he went to work for IBM Almalden Research Center on computational study of STM systems. He was closely collaborated with the IBM Almalden STM group, a group well-known for pioneering on moving individual atoms. He and the STM group have studied the magnetic anisotropy of a single atom on a surface, and published jointly this pioneer work to Science in 2007. This achievement may contribute to a huge progress of magnetic storage capacity, for which it has drawn attention from the general public, receiving broad news coverage, such as NBC TV news, Wall Street Journal, etc. He joined the National Chiao Tung University in Aug 2007. He currently continues his study in few spins on surfaces, and is also starting new research in solar cells and semiconductor interfaces.

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  • Classical Electrodynamics
  • Solid State Theory
  • Functions of Complex Variables
  • Quantum Mechanics