Tan, Teh Yu
(919) 660-5323
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708-0300
186 Engineering Bldg
Durham, NC 27708

Teh Yu Tan

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Professor Tan is conducting fundamental research in materials science and processes related to electronic materials. He and his colleagues have originated the study of the subject of intrinsic gettering which is now widely used to improve yield in integrated circuit fabrications using Czochralski silicon. Primarily because of this work, the semiconductor industry granted him the SEMMY Award in the materials category in 1987. SEMMY is one of the highest awards the industry gives.

He has also studied the basic aspects of the following topics in silicon: precipitation, kinetic process of defect evolution, impurity diffusion mechanisms and point defects. These studies have led to greater understanding of the structure and properties of defects in silicon. Since 1986, his research interests have also included III-V compound semiconducting materials. He is a recipient of the 1994 Alexander Von Humboldt Prize.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley (1971)
  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley (1971)
  • M.S., Tulane University (1965)
  • B.S., National Taiwan University (Taiwan) (1962)
  • B.S., National Taiwan University (1962)

Mailing Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Sep
29
Location: Page Auditorium, 402 Chapel Drive
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sep
30
Location: Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall, Circuit Drive
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Sep
30
Location: Duke Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross Hall) + Livestream
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm