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Micromachine Summit Asia-Pacific Delegations

Chief Delegate, Australia: Jason Chaffey

Research Microengineer, DSTO, Adelaide, South Australia



  1. RMIT University, 2003: PHD, Microengineering
  2. University of New South Wales, 1998 BSc., Semiconductor Physics

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: New MEMS SILICON materials for biosensing and micro biosensors for point of care applications. Microoptical MEMS for sensor networks.


Dr. Jason Chaffey completed his Bachelors in Advanced Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney in 1998.

Following this, he moved to Adelaide to work for DSTO, and was involved in the development of optical fibre hydrophones for underwater sonar and the development of micromechanical acoustic sensors.

He moved to Melbourne to undertake his Phd in Mico-opto-electro-mechanical Systems at RMIT - Developed a bulk micromachining method to realise an in-plane Fabry-Perot micromechanical modulator for interfacing sensors to optical fibre networks.

Whilst at RMIT he developed what is now a successful Masters Program in MEMS.

He has been involved in a number of research projects while at RMIT including microfluidic bio sensors for blood pathogen detection and micro magnetic relays for telecommunication applications.

He is now a Microengineer at DSTO, where he lead projects in RF-MEMS and MOEMS.

Chief Delegate, China: Zhaoying Zhou

Zhaoying ZhouProfessor, Tsinghua University, Beijing, Chairman, Academic Committee, Micro/Nano Technology Research Center, and Director, MEMS and Control Lab

Prof. Zhaoying Zhou graduated from the Dept. of Precision Instruments in 1961, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

From 1979 to 1981, he was a visiting scientist in Department of Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden.

Tsinghua University, BeijingHe is a professor in the Department of Precision Instruments and Mechanology, chairman, Academic Committee of the Micro/ Nano Technology Research Center, Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is an editor of the International Journal of Micromechatronics, the Vice President of China Instrument Society.

Prof. Zhou has published 3 books, and more than 300 scientific and technical papers, received 10 patents, 3 national awards and 10 Ministry awards of Science & Technology Invention and Achievement. His recent research interest is in the fields of measurement, control and MEMS.

Delegate, China: Henggao Ding

Tsinghua University, BeijingLeader of the MEMS Hi-tech Strategic Group for the National High-tech R & D Program, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Affiliated with Tsinghua University, Beijing

Delegate, China: Lining Sun

Professor, Ph.D Supervisor, Dean of the Robot Research Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China and Vice-president of the School of Mechatronic Engineering.

Delegate, China: Yuelin Wang

Prof. Yuelin Wang joined the faculty of Zhejiang University in 1985, and was an Associate Professor in 1991, and a Professor in 1993. He began his work in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems in 1986, and published over 100 articles. He owns over 15 patents in China.

He is currently a Professor at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chairman of the Major State Basic Research Program of China 'Investigation on integrated micro optical electro mechanical system', 100 Talents in Chinese Academy Sciences, and a member of the expert-committee of Hi-Tech Research and Development Program of China.


His research interests include microelecromechanical systems, and nanoelectromechanical systems.


Prof. Yuelin Wang received his B. S. Degree from Zhejiang University in 1982, his M. S. Degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1985, and Ph.D. Degree from Tsinghua University in 1989.

Delegate, China: Bailing Zhou

Affiliated with Southeast University, Nanjing.

Chief Delegate, India: Shiban Koul

Shiban Koul, PhD. Professor and Head of the Centre for Applied Research in Electronics, IIT Delhi


Shiban Kishen Koul received his M.Tech Degree in Communication Engineering and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in India. He is currently involved in research in the areas of RF MEMS, Active antenna, Microwave and millimeter wave active and passive circuits.

Industry Memberships

Indian Institute of TechnologyHe served as the chairman of the ED/MTT chapter, India Council for six years. Prof. Koul is a senior member of the IEEE USA, Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) and Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He is currently on the Editorial boards of International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer Aided Engineering as well as Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, USA. He is also the honorary editor of the Journal of Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, India.

Chief Delegate, Israel: Igal Klein

Head of the Israeli Society of Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems (MOEMS)

Delegate, Israel: Dan Seter

MEMS and Microsystems Group, RAFAEL - Israel Armament Development Authority, Haifa, Israel

Dr. Isao ShimoyamaChief Delegate, Japan: Dr. Isao Shimoyama

Professor, Department of Mechano-Informatics, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems, Robotics, Machine Engineering, Mechanics and Control Engineering, Intelligent Mechanics and Machine System, Neuro Science (including Brain Science)

Delegate, Japan: Keiichi Aoyagi

Executive Director, Micromachine Center, Tokyo, Japan

PAST AFFILIATIONS: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

EDUCATION: University of Tokyo, 1971: B.A., Mathematical Engineering

Delegate, Japan: Takayuki Hirano

Micromachine CenterExecutive Advisor, Micromachine Center, Tokyo, Japan

PAST AFFILIATIONS: Ministry of International Trade and Industry

EDUCATION: University of Tokyo, 1968: B.A., Mechanical Engineering


Hitoshi Ogata
Mitsubishi Electric

Delegate, Japan: Hitoshi Ogata

Sr. Executive Officer, Vice President, Corporate R&D, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

EDUCATION: University of Tokyo, 1973: Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry

Delegate, Japan: Toshiro Shimoyama

Supreme Advisor, Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

EDUCATION: University of Tokyo, 1949: Philosophy


Chief Delegate, Republic of Korea: Young-Ho Cho

Young-Ho ChoAssociate professor of BioSystems Department and Mechanical Engineering Department, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Since 1987, Professor Cho has been devoted to MEMS research and has been active in the development and refinement of new and existing OptoElectroMechanical devices and systems.

Professor Cho's research interests are focused on Nano and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (N/MEMS), including functional components, actuators, inertial sensors and fabrication process, for optomechanical devices and integrated sentuating systems in nano/micro regimes.

Current research topics include the design, microfabrication, characterization and implementation of microdevices and microsystems for applications to automotive electronics, inertial navigation system, computer and consumer products, information and telecommunication systems and biomedical equipment.

Since 1997, Dr. Cho has served as a Technical Program Committee Member of the IEEE MEMS Conference and the IEEE optical MEMS conference. He was the Chair of the Steering Committee and the Research Planning Board for the Korean Government's MEMS Programs.

Dr. Cho received his M.S. degree (1982) from KAIST and his Ph.D. degree (1990) from the University of California at Berkeley, being the first ME Ph.D. in a MEMS area in U.S.A.

Chief Delegate, Singapore: Albert Chee Wai Lu

Albert Chee Wai LuResearch Scientist, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

Dr Albert Lu is a Research Scientist with the Micro-Joining and Substrate Technology Group at Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. He spearheads research and development activities in package design, broadband modelling, signal integrity simulation and high-speed characterization. Since 1999, he has also initiated and was project leader for major industry collaborations on optical networking, high-performance computing and next-generation wireless applications including the High Density Substrate Consortium, Broadband Consortium, and Integrated Passives Consortium.

Dr Lu is a Member of the IEEE CPMT and MTT Societies, and was invited speaker for IPC Asia PCB Conference 2002, Cadence High Speed Design Seminar 2002 and 2003, and is an Advisory Board Member for Globaltronics 2004 and VP-Technical for SMTA Singapore 2004.

Research Interests:

Physical Layer Broadband Design and Validation for 10GE (IEEE 802.3ae) and WLAN II (IEEE 802.11a) Applications, CAD Methodologies for Mixed Signal Applications
Integration Technologies for Optoelectronics Module Packaging


  • UMIST, 1994: BEng (Hons), Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • UMIST, 1998: PhD, Electrical Engineering

Research/Industry programs:

  • Substrate Module Development Leader, Electronics Packaging Technology
  • Project Leader, Collaborative Research Programme for Broadband Design


  • Lee Kuan Yew Award for Science and Mathematics, 1992
  • Institution of Electrical Engineers Prize, 1994

Delegate, Singapore: Saman Dharmatilleke

Research Scientist, Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, ASTAR, Singapore

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing TechnologyPAST AFFILIATIONS: University of Cincinnati,OH; Lakeshore Cryotronics Inc, U.S.A


  1. University of Cincinnati, U.S.A. Ph.D/2001 Electrical Engineering (MEMS – Microfluidics)
  2. Wichita State University, U.S.A M.S./1997 Physics
  3. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka B.S / 1993 Physics

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: NEMS/MEMS Sensors and Fluidic chips for clinical diagnostics and homeland security


Delegate, Singapore: SP Lim

Biography not yet available

Xuechuan ShanDelegate, Singapore: Xue Chuan Shan

Research Scientist, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Singapore


  1. Tianjin University, China, 1983: BSc., Micro Metrology
  2. Tohoku University, Japan, 1992: PhD., STM, AFM, MEMS

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: STM, AFM, Micro- and Nano- devices and systems, power MEMS

Singapore Institute of Manufacturing TechnologyNUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: This is the 2nd time

Chief Delegate, Taiwan: Chih-Kung Lee

National Taiwan UniversityDiretor General, Dept. of Eng. & Appl. Sciences, National Science Council, Taipei, Taiwan

PAST AFFILIATIONS: Professor, National Taiwan University (on leave)


  1. Cornell University, 1987: Ph.D., Theoretical & Applied Mechanics and Physics
  2. Cornell University, 1985: M.S., Theoretical & Applied Mechanics and Physics
  3. National Taiwan University, 1981: B.S., Civil Engineering


  • MEMS and Nano-systems
  • Piezoelectric Systems
  • Automation
  • Optoelectronic System Design & Fabrication
  • Precision Metrology


Delegate, Taiwan: Pei-Zen Chang

Pei-Zen ChangProfessor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


  1. National Taiwan University, 1980-9 to 1984-6, B.S., Civil Engineering
  2. Cornell University, 1986-8 to 1990-9: Ph.D., Major, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics; Minor, Applied Physics Electric Engineering



Delegate, Taiwan: Yan-Kuin Su

Yan-Kuin SuProfessor, Electrical Engineering Department, National Cheng Kung University , Tainan, Taiwan


  1. National Cheng Kung University, 1967 – 1971: Bachelor, B.S.E.E.
  2. National Cheng Kung University, 1971 – 1973: Master, M.S.E.E.
  3. National Cheng Kung University, 1975 – 1979: PhD, E.E.


  • Semiconductor Engineering and Devices
  • Opto-Electronic Devices
  • Microwave Device and Integrated Circuits

Y. K. Su was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C., on August 23, 1948.

National Cheng Kung UniversityHe received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan.

From 1979 to 1983, he was an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, NCKU, engaged in research on compound semiconductors and optoelectronic materials. In 1983, he was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. From 1979 to 1980 and 1986 to 1987, he worked at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and AT&T Bell Laboratories as a Visiting Scholar and Member of Technical Staff. He was also a Visiting Professor at Stuttgart University, Germany, in 1993. From 1991 to 1995, he became an Adjunct Professor at the State University of New York, Binghamton. From 1998 to 2001, he was with the Department of Engineering and Applied Science, National Science Council, Taiwan as a Director General. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Dean of Academic Affairs at NCKU.

His research activities have been in compound semiconductors, integrated optics, and microwave devices. He has published over 350 papers in the area of thin-film materials and devices and optoelectronic devices.

Delegate, Taiwan: Ming-Chieh Tsai

Mechanical Industry Research Laboratories / Industrial Technology Research Institute, Tainan, Taiwan

EDUCATION: National Cheng Kung University, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering


  • National Outstanding Young Engineer distinction in 2003
  • Dr. Tsai has 23 patents with 46 claims to his credit in MEMS


  • Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Microfluidic Systems

Delegate, Taiwan: Jing-Tang Yang

Biography not yet available

Updated: 24 April 2005