In 2009, Chieh-feng Chang became the first recipient from Taiwan of the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award. He is also supported by the Fellowship for Studying Aboard by Taiwan Ministry of Education. Chieh-feng is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. Looking forward to the integration of biphotonics, microelectronics and high-aspect-ratio semiconductor nanostructures, he hopes that his research can contribute to next-generation lab-on-a-chip systems that are disposable, user-friendly and cost-effective.
Chieh-feng received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to receiving a number of scholarships, he led a team in conducting research on femtosecond lasers in a project sponsored and financially supported by National Science Council of Taiwan. After he completed his military service as a second lieutenant, he received a fellowship to attend University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where he completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering. At UCLA, he studied the dynamics of semiconductor lasers and excelled academically. After obtaining his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, he returned to Taiwan as a full-time research assistant to investigate nano-ultrasonics in nanorods and quantum wells as well as third-harmonic generation in nanostructures and human hemoglobin. During this period, he co-authored the paper ‘Spatial Manipulation of Acoustic Nanowaves with a Nanoscaled Lateral Spot Size,’ which is the first paper from Taiwan published in Nature Nanotechnology.