Hoang Yan Lin （林晃巖）received the BS and PhD degrees from Electrical Engineering Department, National Taiwan University in 1987 and Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University in 1993, respectively. He worked as a post-doctoral researcher and focused on ultra-fast laser optics in Atomic and Molecular Science Institute, Academic Sinica, Taipei from 1993 to 1995. He worked on diffractive optics, micro-optics, and projection display technology in Opto-Electronics and Systems Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu from 1995 to 2005. He joined the faculty and became the Associate Professor of Graduate Institute of Electro-Optical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Department, National Taiwan University in February 2005.
Prof. Lin’s group in Opto-Electronics and Systems Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute had several achievements: They developed a novel diffractive-optical-element-assisted auto-focusing module, which has been used in SONY’s high-end digital-cameras and digital-video-camcorders. They developed the first DLPTM projection light engine, which can be compatible with the conventional color wheel and the scrolling-color-recapturing color wheel. They also developed the first single-panel LCoS (liquid-crystal-on-silicon) rear-projection high-definition-television in Taiwan.
The current research interests of Prof. Lin’s group in EOE/NTU are design of optical components and integration of optical systems for digital display systems.
Prof. Lin is the conference co-chair of the Projection Display Conference in SPIE Photonics West and the program committee member of the conference on Holography and Diffractive Optics in SPIE Photonics Asia. He is a member of the SPIE and SID. He has been the invited speaker of IEEE NUSOD 2006, Singapore and of the ePIXnet Winter School 2007, Pontresina, Switzerland.