|Dr. Wen-Bin Jian got his PhD degree in Physics from National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 2002. He then took postdoctoral researcher positions of Academia Sinica (Taiwan) in 2002 and of Advanced Materials Research Institute, University of New Orleans (New Orleans USA) in 2003. He joined Department of Physics, National Chung Hsing University as an assistant professor in August 2003. In August 2004, he was recruited as an assistant professor by Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). He got promoted to a full professor of Department of Electrophysics NCTU in August 2011. In 2014 summer, he got Zasshikai Lectureship, awarded by Department of Chemistry, University of Tokyo, Japan. He was appointed as the director for division of research and planning, office of research and development NCTU since February 2015.
Dr. Jian was in the research field of surface science since his doctoral training time. He was an expert in scanning tunneling microscope. In addition, he designed and home-made the nanoscale microscopes. In his postdoctoral period, Dr. Jian switched his directions to nanoscience. He worked with Prof. Jiye Fang and characterized magnetic properties of semiconductor nanoparticles using Quantum Design MPMS. In 2003 he established a laboratory, named Nano and Quantum Phenomena Laboratory, in Taiwan ROC, and started three major fields including the investigation of ferromagnetism in Co-doped ZnO nanowires, field-effect device and electron transport in nanowires and self-assembled nanoparticles, and home-made instruments.
Dr. Jian’s current research interests are electron systems in two-dimensional (2D) materials, like graphene, MoS2, black phosphorous, WSe2 …. He made field-effect devices for studying electron transport and made tunneling junctions for probing density of sates in 2D materials. He also made memory devices using biomaterials - Ni-DNA (in cooperation with Prof. Chia-Ching Chang). In addition to research work, he designed commercial equipment, such as scanning tunneling microscope, demagnetizer, electro-explored nanoparticle generator … Dr. Jian published 49 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, including Nano Lett., ACS Nano, Nanoscale, Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc. The total citation number of all the publications is about 950, giving an average citation of 19. His h-index is currently 16.