Date: June 2, 2016
Lan Chung-wen, a distinguished professor at National Taiwan University
Department of Chemical Engineering, is the nation’s first ever winner of the prestigious Laudise Prize for contributions to the field of crystal growth.
The triennial honor, which recognizes Lan’s work in developing high-performance multicystalline silicon for solar cells, will be presented to the alumnus of Taipei City-based NTU during awarding body International Organization for Crystal Growth’s conference Aug. 8 in Nagoya, Japan.
Lan, the sole ethnic Chinese member of the editorial board of IOCG-published Journal of Crystal Growth, plays a key role in spearheading the growth of Taiwan’s solar cell industry. He leads several national energy research projects and academia-industry programs backed by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
According to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Lan’s research on developing high-performance multicystalline silicon for solar cells is a collaboration with Sino-American Silicon Products Inc., a major manufacturer of silicon wafers in northern Taiwan’s Hsinchu City, and Taipei-based solar cell module supplier Solartech Energy Corp. [FULL STORY]