Dr. Chou earned a PhD from the Institute of Energy and Lighting Photonics at the National Chiao Tung University in Tainan, Taiwan. He did postdoctoral work in the Physics department at the University of Michigan. Dr. Chou believes that a research advisor’s main responsibility is to educate his or her students to think independently, help them to develop the skills to identify challenges, and then divide those challenges into smaller tractable sub-problems. His research involves developing optical techniques to probe light‑matter interactions in novel materials. At the Racah Institute of Physics at Hebrew University, Dr. Chou will continue collaborating with colleagues at the University of Michigan on the design of a semiconductor microcavity that can control light-matter interactions, then fabricate the device itself at Hebrew U, and also model and analyze the system. Dr. Chou is known as a team player and a quick learner who hopes to bring his broad background and technical proficiency in optoelectronics to work on real-world technology breakthroughs.