Ker, Ming-Dou

Ming-Dou Ker

OFFICE: ED644, 886-3-5712121 ext 31573
TEL: 886-3-5131573
FAX: 886-3-5715412
E-mail: mdker@nycu.edu.tw

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  • Ming-Dou Ker received the B.S. degree from the Department of Electronics Engineering and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Electronics, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1986, 1988, and 1993, respectively.


       Integrated Circuits Design
       Reliability Design of Integrated Circuits
       ESD Protection Design for Microelectronics Systems  
       Circuits and Systems for Biomedical Applications
       Neuromodulation SoC for implantable Medical Applications


        Ming-Dou Ker received the Ph. D. degree from the Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1993. He ever worked as the Department Manager with the VLSI Design Division, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan. During 2012~ 2015, he was the Dean of the College of Photonics, National Chiao-Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan. He ever sereved as the Director of the Institute of Pioneer Semiconductor Innovation, Industry Academia Innovation School, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2022 ~ 2023. Now, he has been a Chair Professor in the Institute of Electronics, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Currently, he is also serving as (1) Director of Biomedical Electronics Translational Research Center, (2) Associate Dean of  Colleage of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and (3) Chairman of Department of Microelectronics, in NYCU. In the technical field of reliability and quality design for microelectronic circuits and systems, he has authored/co-authored over 630 technical papers in international journals and conferences. He has proposed many solutions to improve the reliability and quality of integrated circuits, which have been granted with hundreds of U.S. patents. He had been invited to teach and/or to consult the reliability and quality design by hundreds of design houses and semiconductor companies in the worldwide IC industry. Some of his inventions or designs had been widely used in the modern IC products and the microelectronic systems. His current research interests include the circuits and systems for biomedical applications, as well as the reliability design for nanoelectronics and gigascale systems.

        Prof. Ker had ever served as member of the Technical Program Committee and the Session Chair of numerous international conferences for many years, including IEEE International Symp. on VLSI Technology & Circuits, IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), IEEE International Symp. on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), and IEEE International Reliability Physic Symp. (IRPS). He ever served as the Distinguished Lecturer in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2006–2007) and in the IEEE Electron Devices Society (2008–2020). He ever served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, a Guest Editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience on the research topic of microelectronic implants for central and peripheral nervous system, and a Guest Editor for IEEE Trans. on Electromagnetic Compatibility on the special issue of “Electrostatic Discharge and Immunity – from IC to System”. He was the Founding President of Taiwan ESD Association, the 3rd President of Taiwan Engineering Medicine Biology Association, and the 21th Vice-President of IEEE Taipei Section. Currently, he is serving as the Editor of IEEE Trans. on Device and Materials Reliability, and the Editor of IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society.

        Prof. Ker has been a Fellow of the IEEE (since 2008), and a Fellow of the CIEE (Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering).

Lab. Website or Detailed C.V.


  • Microelectronics (I): http://www.ics.ee.nctu.edu.tw/~mdker/courses/DEE2320/
  • ESD Protection Design in CMOS Integrated Circuits: http://www.ics.ee.nctu.edu.tw/~mdker/courses/ESD/index.html