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SIT-Summer Institute in Taiwan
Academic Exchange & Cultural Experience in Taiwan
Spyridon Pavlidis
  My time in Taiwan has exceeded all of my expectations. I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Professor Hsiao-Wen Zan for her kindness, generous hospitality and constant support. Her expertise has been invaluable to me and I will never forget all of the things I have learned while working under her. I sincerely hope that we can continue to collaborate in the future.
I would also like to say thank you to Prof. Hsin-Fei Meng (Institute of Physics, NCTU) who kindly offered advice during the group meetings and collaborated with us on the Zn ion sensor work.
Undoubtedly, my ability to conduct my research at NCTU would not have been possible without the gracious support of my fellow group members. Chang-Hung Li, despite his busy schedule as a soon-to-be graduate, dedicated several days to teaching me the fabrication procedure for these TFTs and how to characterize them. I will never forget the intriguing lunches we had together, during which we discussed several interesting technical and cultural subjects. Thank you, Chang-Hung. Thanks must be given to Hsin (Cindy) Chiao for sputtering several layers of InGaZnO for me. I would also like to thank Hung-Cheng (Harry) Lin, Heng-Tsan Su and Po-Yi (Joe) Chang for their help with measuring the sensing film and light response of the phototransistor. Of course, I would also like to thank Chia-Wei (Jeff) Chou, Hung-Chuan (Kevin) and the rest of the InGaZnO Group and Organic Semiconductor Lab for their help, support and friendship.
Outside of NCTU, Dr. Chen-Hsiung Hung (Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica) must be acknowledged for his contributions to the Zn ion sensor development. Additionally, the previously-published electrospun fibers were done in lab of Prof. Wen-Chang Chen (Department of Chemical Engineering, NTU)
Lastly, I would like to thank both the National Science Council (NSC) in Taiwan and the National Science Foundation in the USA for offering me this unique experience through the Summer Institute in Taiwan (SIT) and East-Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) programs, respectively. None of this would have been possible without your support and funding.
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