About the Author
Tsang-Tse Fang received the B.E. degree in Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, the M. E degree in Institute of Mineral and Materials Science, NCKU, Taiwan, and Ph.D. degrees in Dept. of Materials Engineering, North Carolina State University, U.S.A. in 1985. Since February 1986, he has been with Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU, Taiwan, where he was an Associate Professor, and became a Professor in 1991. In 2006, he was honored as a distinguished professor. He was a visiting associate professor, Materials Research Lab., Penn. State University, U. S. A. from 1989 to 1990), joining the research concerning smart materials and a visiting scientist, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U. S. A. from 1994 to 1995. His major research areas include: (i) ceramic processing: powder synthesis, forming, and sintering involving defect chemistry and microstructural evolution, and (ii) physical properties of electronic ceramics: dielectrics, ferroelectricity, electrical conduction (involving lithium-ion battery), magnetism, superconductivity, magnetoelectronics, thermoelectricity and multiferroics. In 1993, he received outstanding research award from National Science Council Taiwan. He was an Editor of the International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN Ceramics) until 2012. Presently he is an adjunct professor of Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU, and an associate editor of journal of electronic materials, U.S.A.