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  1. 1988-1993 Ph.D. in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, U.S.A.
  2. 1982-1986 B.S. in Physics, National Taiwan University, R.O.C.
Professional Experience
Current position:
  1. 2002-present, Professor of Physics, National Tsing Hua University
  1. 1996-2002, Associate Prof. of Physics, National Tsing Hua University
  2. 1995-1996, Associate Prof. of Physics, National Chung Cheng University
  3. 1993-1995, Postdoc of Physics, University of Virginia, U.S.A.
Research Fields
    1. Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
    2. Current Research Interest(Superconductivity, Kinetic surface roughnening)
Research Interests and achievement
Updated on September 3, 2006
One of my recent research interests is the investigation of the boundary effects. In particular, the origin of the edge states is the main focus. In one of recent work, we have shown that the occurrence of edge states is a demonstration of broken reflection symmetry. The formulation to account for the edge states can be constructed by generalizing the method of image. This approach has been applied successfully to account for a number of phenomena, including explaining the occurrence of the edge state on the zig-zag edge of graphite sheet and the appearance of zero-bias conductance in the (110) interface of d-wave superconductors.

Another research focus is on the protein folding problem. In a recent paper, we have demonstrated that the electric dipole-dipole interaction has strong correlation with the secondary structures of proteins. Based on this observation, we have constructed a coarse-grained model that allows successful folding of the wild-type sequence of protein G. The protein G has 56 amino acids and has never been folded successfully using unbiased potentials before our work. In our approach, the folding can be simulated on ordinary desktop computers with folding time on the order of hours. In addition to protein G, our model has been tested successfully on more than 16 small proteins, of sizes from 12 to 56 amino acids. It has provided important hints for solving the protein folding problem.
Selected Publications
  1. [2006] Nan-Yow Chen, Zheng-Yao Su, Chung-Yu Mou Effective potentials for protein folding, Phys. Rev. Letts. 96, 078103 (2006)
  2. [2004] Bor-Luen Huang, S. T. Wu, and Chung-Yu Mou, Midgap states and generalized supersymmetry in semi-infinite nanowires, Phys. Rev. B 70, 205408 (2004).
  3. [2004] C.T. Shih, T.K. Lee, R. Eder, C.-Y. Mou, and Y.C. Chen, Enhancement of pairing correlation by t' in the two-dimensional extended t-J model, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 227002 (2004)
  4. [2003] S. T. Wu and Chung-Yu Mou, Zero-bias conductance peak in tunneling spectroscopy of hybrid superconductor junctions, Phys. Rev. B 67, 024503 (2003)
  5. [2002] S.T. Wu and Chung-Yu Mou, Generalized Method of Image and the tunneling spectroscopy in High-Tc superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 66, 012512 (2002).
  6. [2000] J. X. Li, C.-Y Mou, and T. K. Lee, Consistent picture for resonance-neutron-peak and angle-resolved photoemission spectra in high-Tc superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 62, 640 (2000).
  7. [2000] C.-Y. Mou and T.M Hong, Transport in quantum wells in the presence of interface roughness, Phys. Rev. B 61, 12612(2000).
  8. [1998] D. Chang, C.-Y. Mou, B. Rosenstein, and C. L. Wu, An interpretation of neutron scattering data on flux lattices of superconductors, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 145-148 (1998)
  9. [1995] Chung-Yu Mou and Peter Weichman Multicomponent turbulence, the spherical limit, and non-Kolmogorov spectra, Phys. Rev. E 52, 3738 (1995).
  10. [1993] Chung-Yu Mou and Peter Weichman Spherical model for turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 1101 (1993).
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