In Hsinchu City, Taiwan, Prof. Tim St Pierre presented his IEEE Distinguished Lecture at the ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute) and National Tsing Hua University. ITRI is a non-profit centre for research and development. The exciting work at this organisation focusses on innovation and next-generation technology.
At National Tsing Hua University Tim met with Prof. Chih-Huang Lai, who leads the Advance Storage and Energy Lab and is the Chair of the Taiwan Chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society. Tim also met with Professors Mei-Feng Lai and Zung-Hang Wei. Their respective groups work on nano- and bio- systems, for example magnetic manipulation of biomolecules and nano-biosensors.
National Tsing Hua University has its own nuclear reactor on campus. The reactor is no longer operational. However, there are some interesting signs next to the pond adjacent to the reactor.