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NTNU Connects with Alumni and Partners in Canada and the US

As Fall 2024 drew to a close at National Taiwan Normal University, NTNU President Cheng-Chih Wu led an eight-person delegation comprised of the University’s top administrators to Canada and the United States. During 14-22 January, the delegation set out to visit overseas NTNU alumni as well as deepen relations and share about best practices in student care with NTNU’s partner institutions in the region. By the end of the week-long trip, the delegates were able to fulfill their desired objectives and conducted meaningful engagements at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Purdue University.

NTNU and TSMC Team Up to Build Taiwan's Semiconductor Workforce

TSMC has partnered with the NTNU College of Technology and Engineering to launch a Semiconductor certificate curriculum this semester that integrates relevant coursework with practical industry experience, fostering the development of skilled professionals for Taiwan's semiconductor sector.

Lions to Lines: “Spectrum” Exchange Exhibition with Kyung Hee University

A 33-member delegation of faculty and students from Kyung Hee University in South Korea visited the "Spectrum" exchange exhibition at NTNU's Te-Chun Gallery, featuring over 80 artworks from students of both institutions.

Nano-Scale Ferroelectric Discovery Paves the Way for Next-Gen Semi-Conductor Technologies

A research team led by Professors Yann-Wen Lan and Ting-Hua Lu from the NTNU Department of Physics has achieved a significant breakthrough in the realm of ferroelectric materials with the development of a ferroelectric crystal based on the two-dimensional material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) with a thickness of merely 1.3 nanometers.

A Revolutionary Discovery for Solar Cells

In the pursuit of cleaner energy, solar cells are expected to be widely applied in various fields; however, current solar cells are limited in their development due to the low conversion efficiency of light to electricity. To enhance the material's absorption of light, the research team altered the characteristics of light by utilizing twisted light. Photons of twisted light carry an orbital angular momentum. Additional orbital angular momentum is expected to induce more carrier transitions within the material, thereby increasing the material's light absorption and its photogenerated carrier concentration, elevating its potential for application in solar cells. The highlight of this experiment lies in using twisted light to enhance the light absorption of novel 2D material molybdenum disulfide. As the orbital angular momentum of light increments, the concentration of photo-induced carriers rises as well. Consequently, the larger photovoltaic effect in solar cells is enhanced. Based on the results of this experiment, twisted light has shown its potential to become a new approach to enhancing the efficiency of solar cells.