About RCAS

Position of RCAS


Applying the most advanced and cutting-edge technologies on the innovation and breakthrough of research and development of applied sciences.


Mission of RCAS

For carrying out the interdisciplinary applied science research with strong cooperation inside and outside the Academic Sinica.



RCAS focuses on three main research areas: Engineering & Mechanic, Green Technology, and Bio & Medical Application. There are currently 27 research staff at RCAS, including 3 distinguished research fellows, 11 research fellows, 8 associate research fellows, 3 assistant research fellows, 1 associate research specialist, and 1 assistant research specialist. Additionally, a total of 200 staff, including visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, full-time and part-time research assistants, and graduate students are engaging in research activities here.


Cooperation outside Academia Sinica (MOU)


January 1, 2012 –

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

December 3, 2012–

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

December 3, 2012 –

Department of Physics, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

July 31, 2012 –

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

January 24, 2013 –

Molecular Imaging Center, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

August 14, 2013 –

Department of Photonics/Department of Materials and Optoelectronic Science/Department of Physics/Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

February 18, 2014 –

College of Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

February 18, 2014 –

School of Biomedical Science and Engineering, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan

December 22, 2014 –

Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, Japan

July 17, 2014 –

Department of Physics & Graduate Institute of Applied Physics, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

May 1, 2015 –

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

August 26, 2016 –

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Research Directions

The RCAS is positioned as a platform for conducting interdisciplinary research in applied sciences. Being a multi-dimensional center that is currently involved in three major research areas, the RCAS applies advanced and innovative science and engineering technology to facilitate new and groundbreaking research and development in fundamental science.


Green Technology

Key research fields of interest:

  • Optical nanostructures and advanced materials for photovoltaics and water splitting devices.

  • Solid state and organic lighting.

  • Advanced micro/nano optical devices.

Bio and Medical Application

Key research fields of interest:

  • Mechanics, physics and chemistry in cell and micro-environment interactions

  • Nano biosensors and nanoparticles for drug delivery.

  • Super-resolution microscopy/spectroscopy for molecule imaging.

Mechanic and Engineering Sciences

Key research fields of interest:

  • Multi-scale mechanics in biological structures and nanostructures.

  • Advanced micro/nano fabrication technology and MEMS devices.

  • Environmental mechanics, including debris/granular flow and solid/fluid mechanics.