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tu_ningkingKing-Ning Tu,  Professor Above Scale

Distinguished Scientist Award from the Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division of TMS, 2006
Academia Sinica, Republic of China, 2002
Humboldt Award for US Senior Scientists, 1996

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Office: 3121D EV, Phone: 310.206.4838, Email



King-Ning Tu received his Ph. D. degree in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1968, his M. Sc. degree in Materials Science from Brown University in 1964, and his B. Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1960.  

From 1968 to 1993, he spent 25 years at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as Research Staff Member in Physical Science Department.  During that period, he also served as Senior Manager of Thin Film Science Department and Materials Science Department for 10 years.  In September 1993, he joined the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA as full professor.   He is now a distinguished professor in both Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA.  

He is a Fellow of American Physical Society (APS), The Metallurgical Society (TMS), Materials Research Society (MRS), and an Overseas Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University, UK.  He was president of MRS in 1981.  He has been elected an academician of Academia Sinica, Republic of China in 2002.  

His journal publication is over 500, with a total citation over 17,000 and h-factor of 70.  He co-authored a textbook on “Electronic Thin Film Science,” published by Macmillan in 1992, and authored a book on “Solder Joint Technology,” published by Springer in June, 2007.  His new textbook on “Electronic Thin-Film Reliability” has been published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.   


3D IC packaging, and contact to nanowire of Si.

Awards and Recognition 

  • 2013 EMPMD John Bardeen Award, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, The Metallurgical Society (TMS)Fellow, Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Fellow, Overseas Fellow of Churchill College
  • Fellow, Cambridge University, UK
  • 1981 President, Materials Research Society


  • K.-N. Tu, Electronic Thin-Film Reliability, Cambridge University Press, 2011
  • K.-N. Tu, Solder Joint Technology, Springer, 2007
  • K.-N. Tu, J. W. Mayer, L. C, Feldman, Electronic Thin Film Science, Macmillan, 1992

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