• Professor
  • Holder of the Dow Professorship
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Educational Background

  • Dr. Eng. Sci., Columbia University, 1979
  • M.S., Columbia University, 1978
  • B.S., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1974

Research Interests

    • Nano and microelectronics with special interests in semiconductor materials, processes and devices as well as thin films and plasma technology.
    • New materials, novel processes and advanced devices with the ultimate goal of creating high-performance, highly reliable, manufacturable devices for current and future applications.
    • Devices under studies are TFTs, ULSIC, SSI-LEDs, solar cells, bio and optical sensors, etc.

Awards & Honors

  • President, Electrochemical Society, 2018-2019
  • Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2017
  • Honorary Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin Chu, Taiwan, 2017
  • Fellow, American Vacuum Society, 2016
  • Gordon E. Moore Medal of Outstanding Achievement in Solid Science and Technology, ECS, 2015.
  • Vice President, Electrochemical Society, 2015-2018
  • TEES Fellow, 2015
  • Holder of the Dow Professorship
  • Innovation Award, Texas A&M University System, 2014.
  • Distinguished Research Achievement Award, Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University, 2012.
  • Electronics and Photonics Division Award, Electrochemical Society, 2007.
  • IEEE Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer, 2007-present.
  • Fellow, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, 09/2005.
  • Texas Experimental Engineering Station Fellow (05/2015).
  • Fellow, Electrochemical Society, 1999.
  • Fellow, IEEE Electron Devices Society, 1998.
  • IBM External Honor, Invention Plateau Awards, Research Division Technology Awards, 10 awards, 1987 – 1997.
  • > 170 keynote, plenary, and invited speeches in international conferences, universities, R&D centers.
  • 100 conference organizer, chair, and co-chair.
  • 40 Advisory, Review, and Planning boards, committees, etc. for governments, universities, professional societies
  • Cover page article in ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol., March 2016
  • Invited paper in IEDM San Francisco, CA 12/15/2014
  • • IEEE Spectrum Tech News (12/23/2014). http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/devices/meet-themicroscopic-light-bulb
  • Plenary speech, 22nd International Workshop Active Matrix Flat Panel Displays and Devices, Kyoto, Japan (07/01/2015).
  • Plenary speech, Korean Electrochemical Society, Fall Meeting, Yeosu, South Korea (11/01/2018).
  • 26th International Symposium “Nanostructures: Physics and Technology,” Minsk, Belarus, June 18-22, 2018.
  • Kenote speech, 22nd Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Tokyo, Japan, 04/15-18/2018
  • Plenary speech, 1st International Semiconductor Conference for Global Challenges, Chinese Physical Society and Electrochemical Society, Nanjiang, China (07/19/2017).
  • Invited paper in IEDM San Francisco, CA (12/15/2014) which was cited as an IEEE Spectrum Tech News (12/23/2014). http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/semiconductors/devices/meet-the-microscopic-light-bulb
  • Paper ranked #1 most-cited solid state article in ECS Transactions as of July 1, 2014. ECS Trans. 2006 1(5): 447-454; doi:10.1149/1.2209294
  • Cover page article in J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, January/February 2014.
  • Keynote speech, Symposium of Semiconductor Science and Technology, 7th Sino-US Chemical Engineering Conference, Beijing, China, Oct. 15, 2013.
  • Memorial (plenary) speech, 20th anniversary of International Workshop on Active-Matrix Flatpanel Displays and Devices, Kyoto, Japan, July 3, 2013.
  • A top 20 Most Downloaded Paper in J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B on a new metal-doped High-k film, May 2013.
  • A Research Highlight paper in Appl. Phys. Letts., February, 2013 on the new type of LED based on thin film metal oxides.
  • Ranked #1, #4, and #29 Most-Cited Articles in ECS Trans. as of December 2012.

Selected Publications

  • Y. Kuo, Editorial Board, IOP J. Physics D: Applied Physics, 2016-
  • Y. Kuo, Technical Editor, ECS J. Solid State Science and Technology, 2012-2015.
  • Y. Kuo, Technical Editor, ECS Solid State Letters, 2012-2015.
  • Y. Kuo, Associate Editor, J. Electrochemical Society, 2003-2012.
  • Y. Kuo, Associate Editor, Electrochemical Society Letters, 2003-2012.
  • Y. Kuo and M. Furuta, Guest Editors, Focused Issue on Oxide Thin Film Transistors, ECS J. Solid State Science and Technology, 3(9), 2014.
  • A. Flewitt, Y. Kuo, and J. Jang, Guest Editors, IEEE J. Display Technology, special issue on TFTs, 8(1), 2012.
  • Y. Kuo, Editor, ECS Transactions 5th Semiconductor Technology for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Circuits and Thin Film Transistors, 67(1), Electrochem. Soc., Pennington, 2015.
  • Y. Kuo, Editor, ECS Transactions 4th Semiconductor Technology for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Circuits and Thin Film Transistors, 54(1), Electrochem. Soc., Pennington, 2013.
  • Y. Kuo and G. Bersuker, Editors, ECS Transactions 3rd Semiconductor Technology for Ultra Large Scale Integrated Circuits and Thin Film Transistors, 37(1), Electrochem. Soc., Pennington, 2011
  • Y. Kuo, Editor, ECS Trans.13th Thin Film Transistor Technologies, 75(10), 2016.
  • Y. Kuo, Editor, ECS Trans.12 th Thin Film Transistor Technologies, 64(1), Electrochem. Soc., Pennington, 2014.
  • Y. Kuo, Editor, ECS Trans. 11th Thin Film Transistor Technologies, 50(8), Electrochem. Soc., Pennington, 2012.
  • Y. Kuo, Editor, ECS Trans. 10th Thin Film Transistor Technologies, 33(5), Electrochem. Soc., Pennington, 2010.
  • Y. Kuo, Editor and co-author, Polycrystalline Silicon Thin Film Transistors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, 2004.
  • Y. Kuo, Editor and co-author, Amorphous Silicon Thin Film Transistors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA, 2004.
  • S. Zhang and Y. Kuo, “Temperature Effects on Charge Storage and Transfer of Nanocrystalline CdSe Embedded Zr-doped HfO2 MOS Memory Device,” ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol., 5(9), Q231-Q238 (2016). DOI: 10.1149/2.0231609jss
  • C.-C. Lin and Y. Kuo, “Light emission enhancement by embedding nanocrystalline cadmium selenide in amorphous ZrHfO high-k dielectric thin film deposited on silicon wafer,” ECS J. Solid State Sci. Technol., 5(3), Q75-Q80 (2016). A cover page article (03/2016).
  • Y. Kuo, invited, “A Metal Oxide Antifuse-Diode Device,” ECS Trans., 69(12) 23-29 (2015).
  • S. Zhang, Y. Kuo, and S. Verkhoturov, “Post Deposition Annealing Atmosphere Effect on SSI-LEDs Made of Zr-Doped HfO2 High-k Gate Dielectric,” ECS Trans., 69(12), 17-22 (2015).
  • Y. Kuo, invited, “A new type of solid state incandescent LED (SSI-LED) prepared by sputter deposited metal oxide thin film on Si wafer,” 13th ISSP Proc., 20-24 (2015).
  • D. Li, K. Kim, S. Zhang, G. Dong, Y. Kuo, “High-performance organic–inorganic hybrid optocouplers based on organic light-emitting diodes and a-Si:H photodiodes,” Sensors and Actuators A, 236, 364-368 (2015).