Hongy Lin, PhD

EDUCATION                               Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering                                                                                             July 1991
                                                    University of Missouri-Rolla                                                                                        Rolla, Missouri
                                                    M.S. in Mineral/Metallurgy Engineering                                                                             June 1981
                                                    B.S. in Mineral Engineering                                                                                               June 1979
                                                    National Cheng Kung University                                                                                Tainai, Taiwan

EXPERIENCE                               Hokang Technology Inc.  Hsinchu

2013-present                              Chief Operating Officer
                                                      -Responsible AOP and operation management
                                                      -Lead HTS development project


                                                    Watlow Electric Manufacturing Co., St Louis, MO
                                                    Watlow Heater Technology Center
2001-2013                                   Principal Scientist/Team Leader

  • Lead advanced ceramic heater development project, responsible for developing strategic plan, technology roadmap, project management, mentor team member and providing technical expertise and manage development program using stage-gate process.
  • Successfully launched high performance advanced ceramic heater product line Ultramic 600 serving semiconductor, life science, medical and aerospace industries.
  • Establish a lean based manufacturing cell for Ultramic heater line and manage daily operation.
  • Conducted EOC/VOC (environment and voice of customer) to validate minimum viable product for basis of development work.'

1998- 2001                                  Senior Research Scientist

  • Support development of thick film (TF) heaters
    • Developed a low cost termination for stainless steel thick film heaters with higher temperature capability and is currently being used in new TF nozzle heater products.
    • Successfully developed thick film on quartz which leads to a new TF quartz heater product for semiconductor wet chemical processing applications.
    • Developed a thick film on Al heater for cryogenic (-263C), medical and aerospace applications which leads to a qualified product for use in Lockheed Martins’ Joint Striker fighter.
  • Studied contamination of Quartz Heater by investigating diffusion kinetics of Pt and Ag in quartz using XRD, SEM/EDS and PXIE techniques to resolve customer’s concern of impurity for semiconductor in-line liquid heating application.

MO-SCI Corporation, Rolla, MO

1995-1998                            Senior Research Engineer

  • Responsible for product research and development.  Managing R&D projects, acquiring external funding, interfacing with customers, writing
    proposal and technical report, including:
    • Development of biodegradable composites for temporary bone
    • Development of radioactive biodegradable glass microspheres for bio-medical applications.
    • Development of glass seal for Al2O3, AlN, glass substrates and failure analysis for thick film heaters using FEM and microstructure analysis.
  • Managing production of biomedical glass microspheres for blood typing and liver cancer treatment
    • Conducted Research to modify the process which resulted in
      increasing yield of around 300%.
    • Lowered cost of 250% during 3 years and maintained on-time deliveryduring the period.
    • Developed process and test specifications documentation that meet GMP standards

1993-1995                            Research Engineer

  • Investigation methods and process development for manufacturing
    precision spherical glass particle for medical applications.
  • Glass composition and process development for biodegradable chaff.

 University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri

1991-1993                             Post Doctoral Fellow

  • Sintering and microstructure evolution of gel derived ZrO2
  • Crystallization kinetics of glass by DTA/XRD method.
  • Processing and characterization of IR glass/fibers and mid-IN transparent composites.

1988-1991                             Research Assistant

  • Modeling optical properties for transparent fiber composite.
  • Environmental effects on the properties of composite.

Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Materials Research Laboratories

1987-1988                            Research Scientist

  • Development of BaTiO3-based PTC ceramics technology including
    formulation, sintering and microstructure improvement.

1981-1987                            Associate Scientist

  • Study Defect chemistry of donor-acceptor co-doped BaTiO3.
  • Investigated spray drying and ball milling process for Al2O3 and BaTiO3.
  • Sintering, aging behavior and phase transformation of tetragonal ZrO2.
  • Processing and characterization of PAN based carbon fiber.
  • Microstructure analysis of ceramics by XRD, SEM/EDX and TEM.


  1. H. Lin et al “ Methods of making ceramic heaters with power terminals” US
    patent 8,242,416 (2012)
  2. H. Lin et al “ Methods of securing a thermocouple to a ceramic substrate” US
    patent 7,832,616 (2010)
  3. H. Lin et al “ Power terminals for ceramic heater and method of making the
    same” US patent 7,696,455 (2010)
  4. H. Lin et al “ Thick film heater integrated with low temperature components
    and method of making the same” US patent 7,304,276 (2007)
  5. H Lin “ In-line Heater for Semiconductor Liquid Heating and Making thereof” US patent
    7164104 (2006).
  6. H. Lin, Tom Laskowski and Jason Smith “Method of Making an Electrostatic Chuck”, US
    Patent 6986865B2 ( 2006).
  7. H. Lin and Y. Wang “ Ceramic Heater with Auxiliary Heater Element” US patent 7,216,096
  8. H. Lin and T. Laskowski, L.Stenihauser “Thick Film Heater Integrated with Low Temperature
    Components and Method of Making the Same”, WO/2003/001849 (2003).
  9. H. Lin “Termination method for Thick Film Resistor Heater”, US Patent 6817088, (2004).
  10. H. Lin and T. Laskowski, “Aluminum Substrate Thick Film Heater”, US Patent 6,222,166


  1. H. Lin, W. L. Dechent, J. O. Stoffer and D. E. Day, “Preparation and Properties of Mid-IR
    Transparent Glass Fibers and PCTFE Composites”, J. Mat. Sci. [32], pp 6573-6578, (1997).
  2. S.G. Kang, H.Lin, and D. E. Day, “Optically Transparent Composites made with Glass Fibers
    of Varying Refractive Index”, J. Mater. Res., 12[4], pp 1091-1101, (1997).
  3. 11. H. Lin, “Development of  Radioactive glass microsphere for Treatment of Arthritis” , 13th 
    Annual Midwest Chinese American Scienece and Technology Conference, St Louis, MO,
  4. H. Lin, “Failure Analysis for Thick Film Heaters”, Final Technical Report for Watlow Inc. MO.
    HQ-17-035, (1997).
  5. H. Lin, C.L. Feng and G.H. Gui, “Infrared Transmission of Sintered 3 mol% Y2O3-ZrO2 Gel”,
    J. Mat. Sci. [31], pp 2339-2343 (1996).
  6. S.G. Kang, H. Lin and D. E. Day, “Change in Refractive Index of a Borosilicate Glass Fibers
    Annealed below Tg”, J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 79[10], pp 2633-2636 (1996).
  7. H. Lin and B. Koen, “Bioabsorbable Glass for Radiation Treatment of Arthritis”, Final
    Technical Report for National Institute of Health, (1996).
  8. H. Lin, S. G. Kang, D. E. Day, and J. O. Stoffer, "Effect of Fiber Annealing on the Properties of
    Optically Transparent Composites", J. Compos. Sci. Tech.,[50], pp367-372 (1994).
  9. H. Lin, W. L. Dechent, J. O. Stoffer and D. E. Day, “Infrared Transmission and Corrosion of
    Pb-Bi-Gallate Glasses”, J. Non-Cryst. Solids, [171] pp299-303 (1994).
  10. H. Lin, D. E. Day, K. D. Weaver, and J. O. Stoffer, "Temperature and Wavelength Dependent
    Transmission of Optically Transparent Glass Fiber PMMA Composites", J. Mat. Sci. [29].
    pp5193-5198 (1994).
  11. H. Lin, D. E. Day, and J. O. Stoffer, "Model for Temperature Dependent Transmission for
    Optically Transparent PMMA Composites", J. Mat. Res.,8[2], pp364-370 (1993).
  12. H. Lin, D. E. Day, and J. O. Stoffer, "Optical and Mechanical Properties of Optically
    Transparent PMMA Composites",  J. Polym. Eng. Sci. 32[5], pp 344-50, (1992).
  13. H. Lin, D. E. Day, and J. O. Stoffer, "Optical and Dimensional Stability of Transparent PMMA
    Composites",  Proc. Amer. Soc. Compos., 6th Tech. Conf., Albany, NY, pp 201-210, (1991).
  14. H. Lin, C. J. Ting, and C. M. Wang, "Effect of AST on Sintering of Barium Titanate PTCR
    Ceramics", Proc. Annu. Conf. Chinese Soc. Mater. Sci. pp194198, (1988).
  15. H. Y. Lu, H. Lin, and S. Y. Chen, "Autocatalytic Effect and Microstructural Development
    During Aging of 3 mol% Y2O3TZP", Ceramic International, 13, pp 207214, (1987).
  16. H. Lin, "Processing and Properties of Transformation Toughened Zirconia", Science and
    Technology of Fine Ceramics, ed. C.C. Wang, Dept. Economic Affairs. Taiwan, pp 260-284
  17. H. Lin, H. Y. Lu, and F. S. Yen, "Morphology of SiC Prepared from Rice Hulls", Proc. 7th
    Chinese Symp. Electron Microscopy, pp 5859, (1986).
  18. S. C. Yu, Y. H. Yen, W. F. Chen, and H. Lin, "Effect of the Microstructure and Processing in
    the Strength of Carbon Fiber", Proc. Internat. Conf. Compos. Mater. Struct., Taipei, Taiwan,
  19. H. Lin and R. S, Liu, "Oxidative Stabilization of PAN Fiber", Proc. China-Japan Tech.
    Conf. Carbon  Fibers, pp 5364, (1984).