Prof. TU King Ning (杜經寧)

PhD Harvard University, USA
B.S National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34422740

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Professor TU King-Ning is the Chair Professor of Materials and Electrical Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong. Professor Tu received his BSc degree from National Taiwan University, MSc degree from Brown University, and PhD degree on applied physics from Harvard University in 1968. Professor Tu has been the TSMC Chair Professor and E. Sun Scholar of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Professor Tu is a world leader in the science of thin films, especially in its applications in microelectronic devices, packaging and reliability. His recent work is on predicting failure in modern microelectronics based on entropy production.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Thin Film Materials Science
  • Kinetics in Nanoscale Materials
  • Reliability Science in Microelectronic Devices


  • IEEE Division of Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Award, 2017
  • Materials Research Society - Fellow, 2014
  • TMS John Bardeen Award, 2011
  • TMS-EMPM Division Distinguished Scientist/Engineer Award, 2006
  • Member of Academia Sinica, ROC, 2002
  • Humboldt Research Award for Senior US scientists, 1996
  • Acta/Scripta Metallurgical Lecturer, 1990 - 1992
  • Churchill College - Overseas Fellow, 1990
  • The Metallurgical Society - Fellow, 1988
  • Materials Research Society - President, 1981
  • The Metallurgical Society - Application to Practice Award, 1981
  • American Physical Society - Fellow, 1981