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Associate Professor Wen-Pin Hsieh

2004: B.S., Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
2005: M.Sc., Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
2011: Ph.D., Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


2007/08-2008/05 University of Illinois Teaching Assistant
2008/06-2011/07 University of Illinois Research assistant
2011/08-2013/10 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellow
2013/10-2019/08 Institute of Earth Sciences Assistant Research Fellow
2019/08- now Institute of Earth Sciences Associate Research Fellow


2005 Dean’s Award for the Best Master Thesis, College of Science, NTU
2006 Graduate Thesis Award, The Physical Society of the Republic of China
2006 Taiwan Merit Scholarship, National Science Council, Taiwan, ROC
2011 Ovshinsky Student Travel Award, APS Division of Materials Physics
2017 Career Development Award, Academia Sinica


  1. Wen-Pin Hsieh, B. L. Sheu, and Y. L. Wang, “Emission properties of a dual point emitter based on In-Bi alloy,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 2277 (2003).
  2. Wen-Pin Hsieh and Y. L. Wang, “Prolonged electron emission as a method to fabricate a stable and bright dual ion/electron point source,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 194107 (2005).
  3. Wen-Pin Hsieh*, B. Chen, J. Li, P. Keblinski, and David G. Cahill, ”Pressure tuning of the thermal conductivity of the layered muscovite crystal,” Phys. Rev. B 80, 180302(R) (2009). (Selected as Editor’s Suggestion)
  4. Wen-Pin Hsieh*, Mark D. Losego, Paul V. Braun, Sergei Shenogin, Pawel Keblinski, and David G. Cahill, “Testing the minimum thermal conductivity model for amorphous polymers using high pressure,” Phys. Rev. B 83, 174205 (2011).
  5. Bin Chen, Wen-Pin Hsieh, David G. Cahill, Dallas Trinkle, and Jie Li, “Thermal conductivity of compressed H2O to 22 GPa: A test of the Leibfried-Schlömann equation,” Phys. Rev. B 83, 132301 (2011).
  6. Wen-Pin Hsieh* and David G. Cahill, “Ta and Au(Pd) alloy metal film transducers for time-domain thermoreflectance at high pressures,” J. Appl. Phys. 109, 113520 (2011). (Selected in the Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science, July 2011)
  7. Wen-Pin Hsieh*, Austin Lyons, Eric Pop, Pawel Keblinski, and David G. Cahill, “Pressure tuning of the thermal conductance of weak interfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 84, 184107 (2011).
  8. Gregory Hohensee, Wen-Pin Hsieh, Mark D. Losego, and David G. Cahill, “Interpreting picosecond acoustics in the case of low interface stiffness,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 114902 (2012).
  9. D. Allen Dalton, Wen-Pin Hsieh, Gregory Hohensee, David G. Cahill, and A. F. Goncharov, “Effects of mass disorder on the lattice thermal conductivity of MgO periclase: Implication for the deep Earth heat flow,” Sci. Rep. 3, 2400 (2013). Highlighted in https://www.gl.ciw.edu/content/2013/8/12/getting-heat-out and https://cdac.gl.ciw.edu/component/content/497.html?task=view
  10. Wen-Pin Hsieh*, Peter Zaldan, M. Wuttig, Aaron Lindenberg, and Wendy L. Mao, “High pressure Raman spectroscopy of phase change materials,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 191908 (2013).
  11. Wen-Pin Hsieh*, Mariano Trigo, David Reis, G. Artioli, Lorenzo Malavasi, and Wendy L. Mao, “Evidence for photo-induced monoclinic metallic VO2 under high pressure,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 021917 (2014). Highlighted in http://simes.stanford.edu/highlights/creation-of-a-novel-high-pressure-transient-state-sheds-new-light-onthe-insulator-to-metal-transition-in-vo2/
  12. Wen-Pin Hsieh* and Yu-Hsiang Chien, “High pressure Raman spectroscopy of H2O-CH3OH mixtures,” Sci. Rep. 5, 8532 (2015).
  13. R. B. Wilson, Brent A. Apgar, Wen-Pin Hsieh, Lane W. Martin, and David G. Cahill, “Thermal conductance of strongly bonded metal-oxide interfaces,” Phys. Rev. B 91, 115414 (2015).
  14. Wen-Pin Hsieh,* “Thermal conductivity of methanol-ethanol mixture and silicone oil at high pressures,” J. Appl. Phys. 117, 235901 (2015).
  15. Wen-Pin Hsieh* and Frédéric Deschamps, “Thermal conductivity of H2O-CH3OH mixtures at high pressures: implications for the dynamics of icy super-Earths outer shells,” J. Geophys. Res. Planets 120, 1697 (2015).
  16. Yun-Yuan Chang, Wen-Pin Hsieh*, Eh Tan, and Jiuhua Chen, “Hydration-reduced lattice thermal conductivity of olivine in Earth’s upper mantle,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 114, 4078 (2017).
  17. Wen-Pin Hsieh*, Frédéric Deschamps, Takuo Okuchi, and Jung-Fu Lin*, “Reduced lattice thermal conductivity of Fe-bearing bridgmanite in Earth’s deep lower mantle,” J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, in press (2017).
  18. Zhen-Yu Juang*, Chien-Chih Tseng, Yumeng Shi, Wen-Pin Hsieh, Sou Ryuzaki, Noboru Saito, Chia-En Hsiung, Wen-Hao Chang, Yenny Hernandez, Yu Han, Kaoru Tamada, and Lain-Jong Li*, “Graphene-Au nanoparticle based vertical heterostructures: a novel route towards high-ZT thermoelectric devices,” Nano Energy, in press (2017).

Additional Info

  • Position: Assistant Professor
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  • Tel: (02) 2783-9910*1509
  • Field: Experimental high pressure physics, Geophysics, Ultrafast optics, Condensed matter physics