Po-Chun Hsu is a Ph.D. student in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, where his research focuses on manipulating nanotechnology to develop more efficient and greener ways to generate and store electricity. Po-Chun has identified energy shortages and pollution created by generating electricity as a vital issue which he believes may be addressed by developing new materials. He plans to use metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles and nanowires to greatly enhance the performance of photovoltaic and capacitor devices as well as increase efficiency to the level closest to or even higher than that of the theoretical limit. Po-Chun hopes his research can make a contribution to solving the challenges of global warming.
Po-Chun is a native of Taiwan. Prior to being named a recipient of the International Fulbright Science & Technology Award, Po-Chun received his Bachelor’s degree from National Tsing Hua University. While at National Tsing Hua University, he participated in volunteer work as well as campus activities. Through various experiences, he has realized the importance of connecting science and society, which has sparked his interest in popular science journalism and scientific thinking education.
Postdoc (current, Materials Science and Engineering) Stanford University, USA
PhD (2016, Materials Science and Engineering) Stanford University, USA
BS (2007, Materials Science and Engineering) National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan