Benjamin Tee wins highest honor in 5th Annual TSMC Outstanding Student Research Competition


2011 TSMC Outstanding Student Research Academy Award

The 5th TSMC Outstanding Student Research Award Committee (2011) granted its highest honor, the Academy Award, to Benjamin Tee. This prestigious award places Benjamin Tee as the Top finalist among all four award categories after a rigorous selection process of abstract submission and research presentation. Graduate students from top engineering schools such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Oxford, University of Michigan, Purdue, and UIUC, were among the finalists. Dr. S. Y. Chiang, TSMC’s Senior Vice President of Research and Development, presented the Academy Award to Benjamin.

The Award Committee consists of highly distinguished judges, led by:

Dr. Burn Lin, Chairman of this Award Committee. He is the Vice President of
R&D, TSMC, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering,
Distinguished Fellow of the TSMC Academy, Fellows of IEEE and SPIE.

Dr. Fu-lung Hsueh is the director of Design Technology Division at TSMC, and is a Fellow of the TSMC Academy. His major technical experiences include mixed-signal circuits, flat-panel display, and CMOS/CCD image sensor designs. He received 5 outstanding technical achievement awards at Sarnoff, and 3 TSMC Innovation Awards.

Dr. Anthony Oates is the director of Technology Reliability Physics Research at
TSMC, and is a Fellow of the TSMC Academy. He is currently the editor-in-chief
of the IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, and was a past general chair of the IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium.

Dr. Jacob C.L. Tarn is currently leading TSMC Solid State Lighting Company.
Prior to joining TSMC, he was the founder, board of director and chief executive
officer of GigaComm Corporation. During 1996 and 2001, he co-founded Epistar
Corporation and served as vice-president and board of director. Dr. Tarn has over 20 years R&D and management experiences in LED and III-V compound related industry.

Dr. Justin Wang is director of New Business-Solar at TSMC. He has served in
various marketing and sales position at TSMC for 15 years prior to joining New
Business organization. Dr. Wang received MS, MA, and PhD degrees from
Princeton University.


Links: Stanford EE Department, TSMC OSR



Benjamin receiving the award from Dr. Chiang, Senior VP of R&D, TSMC

Youtube video of award ceremony: