Jen-Inn Chyi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1990. His Ph.D. dissertation dealt with molecular beam epitaxial (MBE) growth and characterization of InSb on GaAs.
In 1991, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan, R.O.C.. He was Director of Optical Sciences Center, NCU from 2000 to 2007, Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, NCU from 2006 to 2011, and Vice President of National Applied Research Laboratories from 2012-2015. He is currently Vice Chancellor of the University System. His research interest includes MBE and MOVPE growth of III-V semiconductors and their heterostructures for high-speed electronic and optoelectronic devices. His current research projects include MBE growth of InP-based heterojunction bipolar transistors, quantum dot photonic devices, MOVPE growth of GaN-based materials for ultraviolet, blue, green emitters and high power devices.
Professor Chyi has authored and co-authored over 340 journal papers and been granted 58 patents. He received the Distinguished Research Award of the National Science Council in 2002, 2009, and 2013, the Distinguished Professor Award of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2004, the Industrial Contribution Award of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2008, the Distinguished Technology Transfer Award of the National Science Council in 2012, and the Outstanding Researcher Award, Pan Wen Yuan Foundation in 2015. He also serves as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE EDS from 2004 to 2009. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and is currently an Overseas Editor of Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. Dr. Chyi is a member of Phi Tau Phi, and Fellow of IEEE and SPIE.