Ta-Ya Chu

Roles and responsibilities

Senior Research Officer/Scientist

Current research and/or projects

Printed wearable sweat wristband for healthcare

AI for 2D Materials Design

Smart printable and wearable chemical & physical sensors for first responder personal safety

AI-assisted photovoltaic and thermoelectric materials design for energy harvesting applications


"Techapapalooza Tech'originality Award" by NRC-ICT 2017

"Technology Development Award" by NRC-ICT in 2016

“Outstanding Research Achievement Award” from NRC-IMS in 2011.


Key publications

Previous work experience

Dr. Chu has been working as a Research Officer/Scientist at National Research Council Canada since 2008. He has more than twenty years of experience in the field of organic electronics, such as OLED, OPV, OTFT and printable electronics. He has contributed more than fifty publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings which have been cited more than 3,000 times. Dr. Chu is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Toronto. He also serves as the chair of the IEEE EDS Flexible Electronics and Display Technical Committee and the chair of the Canadian Mirror Committee for IEC TC-119 Printed Electronics.

He was a senior engineer/researcher at Samsung SDI, in South Korea, before he joined NRC. Dr. Chu invented the first inverted bottom-emission OLED while he studied his PhD in Taiwan. He was a project leader for the development of flexible OLED at Windell/Wintek Corp. in 2003.
Received Award --Most valuable research awarded by Chunghwa Picture Ltd. in 2005 and 2006.

Dr. Chu made a world record efficiency in the inverted organic photovoltaic (OPV) in 2011. He also served as a member of the International Scientific Committee for the world’s largest photovoltaic conference, EU PVSEC, from 2011 to 2014.
Received Award --“Outstanding Research Achievement Award” from NRC-IMS in 2011.

--Printable Electronics
He has established the printing processes for the development of all printed OTFTs, logic circuits and invented the novel methods for the printing techniques which can be used for the different applications of printable electronics.
Received Award-- "Technology Development Award" by NRC-ICT in 2016
Canadian Vice-Chair IEC/TC 119 Printed electronics, international standarization development.
IEEE EDS Flexible Electronics and Display Technical Committee

Ta-Ya Chu

Ta-Ya Chu

Senior Research Officer
Quantum and Nanotechnologies
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Telephone: 613-949-7558

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Materials, Materials technology, Polymers, Surface analysis, Sciences, Physical sciences, Physics, Atomics, molecular and optical physics, Technology, Printable electronics