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.
- H. Lin et al “ Methods of making ceramic heaters with power terminals” US
patent 8,242,416 (2012)
- H. Lin et al “ Methods of securing a thermocouple to a ceramic substrate” US
patent 7,832,616 (2010)
- H. Lin et al “ Power terminals for ceramic heater and method of making the
same” US patent 7,696,455 (2010)
- H. Lin et al “ Thick film heater integrated with low temperature components
and method of making the same” US patent 7,304,276 (2007)
- H Lin “ In-line Heater for Semiconductor Liquid Heating and Making thereof” US patent
- H. Lin, Tom Laskowski and Jason Smith “Method of Making an Electrostatic Chuck”, US
Patent 6986865B2 ( 2006).
- H. Lin and Y. Wang “ Ceramic Heater with Auxiliary Heater Element” US patent 7,216,096
- 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).
- H. Lin “Termination method for Thick Film Resistor Heater”, US Patent 6817088, (2004).
- H. Lin and T. Laskowski, “Aluminum Substrate Thick Film Heater”, US Patent 6,222,166
- 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. , pp 6573-6578, (1997).
- S.G. Kang, H.Lin, and D. E. Day, “Optically Transparent Composites made with Glass Fibers
of Varying Refractive Index”, J. Mater. Res., 12, pp 1091-1101, (1997).
- 11. H. Lin, “Development of Radioactive glass microsphere for Treatment of Arthritis” , 13th
Annual Midwest Chinese American Scienece and Technology Conference, St Louis, MO,
- H. Lin, “Failure Analysis for Thick Film Heaters”, Final Technical Report for Watlow Inc. MO.
- H. Lin, C.L. Feng and G.H. Gui, “Infrared Transmission of Sintered 3 mol% Y2O3-ZrO2 Gel”,
J. Mat. Sci. , pp 2339-2343 (1996).
- 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, pp 2633-2636 (1996).
- H. Lin and B. Koen, “Bioabsorbable Glass for Radiation Treatment of Arthritis”, Final
Technical Report for National Institute of Health, (1996).
- 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.,, pp367-372 (1994).
- 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,  pp299-303 (1994).
- 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. .
- H. Lin, D. E. Day, and J. O. Stoffer, "Model for Temperature Dependent Transmission for
Optically Transparent PMMA Composites", J. Mat. Res.,8, pp364-370 (1993).
- H. Lin, D. E. Day, and J. O. Stoffer, "Optical and Mechanical Properties of Optically
Transparent PMMA Composites", J. Polym. Eng. Sci. 32, pp 344-50, (1992).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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
- 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).
- 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,
- H. Lin and R. S, Liu, "Oxidative Stabilization of PAN Fiber", Proc. China-Japan Tech.
Conf. Carbon Fibers, pp 5364, (1984).