Ya Tang Yang is a nanoscientist, electrical engineer, bioengineer and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineer at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan.

    After earning B. S. in physics in 1996 at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Yang received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology in 2006. His graduate research is in the field of Nanoelectromechanical systems. From 2004 to 2010, he has worked for Applied Materials, the world’s largest semiconductor equipment company.

    Upon moving to Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University in 2010, his principal research changed to microfluidics and plasmonic optical tweezer. Yang’s other research efforts at NTHU have focused on mini bioreactors and mathematical theory of bioreactors.

    Among his principal achievements at Caltech were first demonstration of silicon carbide nanoelectromechanical systems,[1] first demonstration of zeptogram mass sensing,[2] and first elucidation of diffusion noise in nanoelectromechanical devices.[3] Among his principal achievements at NTHU were demonstration of nanoparticle transport in plasmonic optical lattice[4], elucidation of photothermal convection in plasmonic optical lattice[5], and demonstration of microfluidic nanoliter serial dilution bioreactor.[6]

Selected Publications:

  1. 1.Y. T. Yang, et al. “Monocrystalline silicon carbide nanoelectromechanical systems,” Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol 78, pp.162,


  1. 2.Y. T. Yang, C. Callegari, X. L. Feng, K. L. Eknici, and M. L. Roukes     

    “Zeptogram scale nanomechancal mass sensing, “ Nano Lett., Vol 6,    

    No. 4, pp. 583-586, 2006.

  1. 3.Y. T. Yang, C. Callegari, X. L. Feng, and M. L. Roukes, “Surface    

    Adsorbate Fluctuations and Noise in Nanoelectromechanical        

    Systems,” Nano Lett., Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 1753-1759, 2011.

  1. 4.K. Y. Chen, A.T. Lee, C. C. Hung, Jer-Shing Huang, Ya-Tang Yang,

    “Transport and trapping in a two dimensional plasmonics enhanced    

    optical lattice,” Nano Lett., Vol. 13, No.9, pp.4118-4122 , 2013.

  1. 5.Tsang-Po Yang, Gilad Yossifon and Ya-Tang Yang. “Characterization of the near-field and convectional transport behavior of micro and nano particles in nanoscale plasmonic optical lattices,” Biomicrofluidics, 10, 034102 (2016).

  2. 6.Guo-Yue Gu, Yi-Wei Lee, Chih Chung Chiang, and Ya-Tang Yang, “A    

    nanoliter microfluidic serial dilution bioreactor,” Biomicrofluidics, 9,

    044126, 2015.

Jack Ya-Tang Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

National Tsing Hua Univerisity

Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Contact information:

e-mail: ytyang@ee.nthu.edu.tw

Office: 03 5742434 (886 3 5742434)

Fax: 03 5715871 (886 3 5715971)

Office location: Delta 813

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辦公室: 台達館 813


e-mail: ytyang@ee.nthu.edu.tw

Office: 03 5742434 (886 3 5742434)

Fax: 03 5715871 (886 3 5715971)


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