Soo Jin Chua
Soo Jin Chua holds both B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees. He is a Professor of optoelectronics at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. Concurrently, he holds the positions of the Deputy Chair (External Relations), Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A-STAR, Singapore, and the Deputy Director, Singapore-MIT Alliance. He was the Assistant Director of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) when it was first formed in 1990 and established its wide industry contacts and research collaborations with the tertiary institutions during its first five formative years. His research interest is in III-nitrides grown by MOCVD, ZnO by hydrothermal synthesis, and fabrication of optoelectronic devices such as semiconductor lasers, LEDs, optical waveguide components, and applications of nanostructures in optoelectronics. He has published more than 400 journal papers and (co)authored 32 patents with a handful licensed. He pioneered the use of InAs quantum dots for photodetection in the 3 to 5 µm wavelength range and the use of InGaN quantum dots for the generation of white light. He coauthored a book on mathematical physics, coedited a book on optical switching, and contributed a book chapter on ZnO nanorod arrays. He received awards for Outstanding Contribution to Research, Excellent Teacher, and also as an Outstanding University Researcher in 1996, 1998, and 1999, respectively. His expertise in the field of optoelectronics is well recognized, and he has been engaged by companies to provide courses on specialized topics in the field. His interaction with industry has been fairly extensive in Singapore and in the region.
Biography Updated on 12 March 2012