Lin, Chiung-Yuan (Gene)

Chiung-Yuan (Gene) Lin(林炯源)



  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs, National Chiao Tung University (2020~2021)
  • Director, National Chiao Tung University, Divisions of Extracurricular Activities (2014~2020)
  • Consultant, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Material and Chemical Research Laboratories (2015)
  • 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 Quantum Transport calculations
  • 2D-material Transistors
  • Future IT for Performing Arts


         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.During his postdoctoral study, 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.
        Prof. Lin joined the National Chiao Tung University in Aug 2007, and turned his interests to semiconductor/metal interfaces, whose contact resistance is critical for the transistor scaling. He started from 2018 being specially focused in the semiconductor/metal interfaces with the transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) as the channel semiconductors, studying their quantum transports by the first-principles non-equilibrium Green function (NEGF) method.
        Starting from 2020, Prof. Lin additionally joint the Research Center for Epidemic Prevention of National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University to start in parallel a new research in IT technology for performing arts under the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a research to integrate current and under-development technologies, including 3D scanning, 3D-image reconstruction, AI-predicted motion pictures, VR platform for  performing artists, 5G/6G applications on sub-decisecond ultra low latency.


Lab. Website or Detailed C.V.

Simulation of Nano- and Atomic-scale Device Lab


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