Fu-Chen Hsiao received his B.S. in physics from the National Taiwan Normal University in New Taipei, Taiwan in 2010, M.S. in photonics from the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan in 2012, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2021. Prior to joining the North Carolina State University faculty, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State.

Hsiao’s research focuses on semiconductor material and device physics. His research encompasses the modeling of electronic, optical and transport properties of semiconductors and nanostructures, photonic integrated circuits and semiconductor optoelectronic devices. Currently, his work revolves around investigating the non-radiative recombination process in III-Nitride-based heterostructures to achieve high-speed and high-efficiency LEDs, and the design of high-temperature and high-efficiency III-As/P Laser diodes. He is also engaged in the development of broad spectrum photonic integrated circuits in visible light regime based on wide bandgap semiconductors.



  • Ph.D. 2021
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Master's 2012
    National Chen Kung University
  • Bachelor's 2010
    National Taiwan Normal University

Expert In

Photonic Integrated Circuits , Optoelectronic Devic , NanoLED for high speed optical communication , Compound Semiconductor Materials

Awards & Honors

  • John Bardeen Memorial Graduate Research Award (2020-2021)
  • Andrew Yang Research and Entrepreneurship Award (2019)
  • E. A. Reid Fellowship (2019)


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