Chi-Kuang Sun (孫啟光) was born in Tainan, Taiwan on January 22, 1965. He received the B. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1987, and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1990 and 1995, respectively. He was a research assistant and a visiting scientist at the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology between 1990 and 1992 and between 1992 and 1994, respectively, working on femtosecond laser development and ultrafast phenomena studies of semiconductor lasers and LT GaAs. He was with the NSF Center of Quantized Electronics Structure (QUEST) at the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1995 to 1996 as an assistant research engineer, conducting research on quantum dots, GaN, microcavity, and high speed communication systems.
Dr. Sun was an associate professor since 1996 and is now a distinghished professor in the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University. He is also an adjunt research fellow in the Research Center for Applied Science, Academia Sinica. His research interests are primarily concerned with femtosecond laser technology, ultr-high speed photonics, THz photonics, ultrafast phenomena, novel quantum structures, GaN and related materials, nano-photonics, and biomedical optics.
He has received numerous honors and awards and is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (2004), Royal Microscopical Society (2004) of London, IEEE (2009), and SPIE (2009). He served as the chair of the Taiwan section of Optical Society of America between 2007 and 2008. He received the Outstanding Research Award (2004-2007, 2010-2013) from the National Science Council of Taiwan, Outstanding Researcher Grant Award (2008-2011) of the National Science Council of Taiwan, Merit Award of National Health Research Institute of Taiwan (2003-2009), Research Achievement Award (2004) from National Taiwan University, Academia Sinica Research Award (2001) for Junior Researchers from Academia Sinica of Taiwan, Y.Z. Hsu Scientific Paper Award (2008), Leica Microsystems Innovation Award (2003) from Focus on Microscopy in Italy, and C.N. Yang Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2000) from Association of Asian Pacific Physical Society.