Siu Tung Yau received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1983 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA. He also obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill, USA in 1986 and 1991, respectively. Since then, he has assumed different research/teaching positions. Presently, he works in the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cleveland State University. Dr. Yau has authored and coauthored over fifty publications in referred journals. Dr. Yau’s research is highly interdisciplinary in nature, encompassing physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering. He has studied inorganic, organic, and biological materials in relation to energy research, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. Dr. Yau’s current research is focused on using nanomaterials as active materials in energy generating and storage devices. Dr. Yau’s other research activities include ultrasensitive biosensing and biomolecular electronics. Early in his career, Dr. Yau has made important contribution to the area of protein crystallization, using atomic force microscopy to reveal the formation of crystal nucleus and individual defects.
Biography Updated on 23 May 2012