Dean Introduction

Basic Information

Engligh Name:Kung-Hwa Wei
Education:Ph.D. , Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, USA


Office:College of Engineering, National Chiao Tung University(NCTU),
1001 Ta Hsueh Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 30010, R.O.C.


Current and Past Work/Service Records

Chair Professor, National Chiao Tung Univ. Hsinchu, Taiwan
Discipline Coordinator, Polymer Science and Engineering Program, Ministry of Science and Technology
Distinguished Professor, College of Engineering, National Chiao Tung Univ. Hsinchu, Taiwan
Chairman, Graduate Program for Science and Technology of Accelerator Light Source
Chairman, Dept. of Materials Science & Eng., National Chiao Tung Univ. Hsinchu, Taiwan
Chairman, Degree Program of Nano Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung Univ. Hsinchu, Taiwan
Chairman, Users Executive Committee, NSRRC
Deputy Director , Center for Nano Science & Technology, National Chiao Tung University
Visiting Professor, College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Professor, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, NCTU 1993-1998 Associate Professor , Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, NCTU
1998 – now
Director , Dept. Chemical Engineering, Industrial Technology Research Institute
Research Associate, General Electric Company, Central Research Development
Visiting Scientist, Material Lab., Polymer Branch, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

Research Interests

Synthesis of donor-acceptor conjugated polymers for solar cells and light emitting diodes
II-VI group colloidal quantum dots/ block copolymer nanocomposites
Clay or polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane/polymer nanocomposites
Conjugated polymers/nanoparticles for optoelectronic memory devices

Awards and Recognitions(Recent 5 years)

1. 2003, 2010, 2014 Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science Technology, Taiwan
2. 2014 Materials and Science, Award, Ho Chin Tui Award
3. 2011 Fellow, Materials Research Society, Taiwan
4. 2010 Outstanding Research Award, Polymer Society, Taiwan

Publications (Selected Publications)

  1. Hsiu-Cheng Chen , Shu-Wei Lin , Jian-Ming Jiang , Yu-Wei Su , and Kung-Hwa Wei* “Solution-Processed Zinc Oxide/Polyethyleneimine Nanocomposites as Tunable Electron Transport Layers for Highly Efficient Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 6273-6281.
  2. Ming-Yang Li, Yumeng Shi, Chia-Chin Cheng, Li-Syuan Lu, Yung-Chang Lin, Hao-Lin Tang, Meng-Lin Tsai, Chih-Wei Chu, Kung-Hwa Wei, Jr-Hau He, Wen-Hao Chang, Kazu Suenaga, Lain-Jong Li* “Epitaxial growth of a monolayer WSe2-MoS2 lateral p-n junction with an atomically sharp interface” Science, 2015, 349, 524-528.
  3. Chih-Ming Liu, Yu-Wei Su, Jian-Ming Jiang, Hsiu-Cheng Chen, Shu-Wei Lin, Chun-Jen Su, U-Ser Jeng* and Kung-Hwa Wei* “Complementary Solvent Additives Tune the Orientation of Polymer Lamellae, Reduce the Sizes of Aggregated Fullerene Domains, and Enhance the Performance of Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 20760-20769.
  4. Jian-Ming Jiang, Putikam Raghunath, Hsi-Kuei Lin, Yu-Che Lin, M. C. Lin and Kung-Hwa Wei* “Location and Number of Selenium Atoms in Two-Dimensional Conjugated Polymers Affect Their Band-Gap Energies and Photovoltaic Performance” Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 7070–7080.
  5. Yu-Wei Su, Wei-Hao Lin, Yung-Jung Hsu, Kung-Hwa Wei * “Conjugated Polymer/Nanocrystal Nanocomposites for Renewable Energy Applications in Photovoltaics and Photocatalysis” Small, 2014, 10, 4427-4442. (Invited article, Selected as the Frontispiece)
  6. Phan Thi Kim Loan, Wenjing Zhang, Cheng-Te Lin, Kung-Hwa Wei*, Lain-Jong Li*, Chang-Hsiao Chen*, “Graphene/MoS2 Heterostructures for Ultrasensitive Detection of DNA Hybridisation” Advanced Materials, 2014, 26, 4838-4844.
  7. Cheng-Te Lin, Phan Thi Kim Loan, Tzu-Yin Chen, Keng-Ku Liu, Kung-Hwa Wei*, and Lain-Jong Li* “Label-Free Electrical Detection of DNA Hybridization on Graphene by Hall Effect Measurements: Revisiting to the Sensing Mechanism” Advanced Functional Materials, 2013, 23, 2301-2307.
  8. Yu-Wei Su, Shang-Che Lan, and Kung-Hwa Wei* “Organic photovoltaics” Materials Today, 2012, 15, 554-562.
  9. Chang-Lung Hsu, Cheng-Te Lin, Jen-Hsien Huang, Chih-Wei Chu, Kung-Hwa Wei*, and Lain-Jong Li* “Layer-by-Layer Graphene/TCNQ Stacked Films as Conducting Anodes for Organic Solar Cells” ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 5031-5039.
  10. Ming-Shin Su, Chih-Yin Kuo, Mao-Chuan Yuan, U-Ser Jeng, Chun-Jen Su, and Kung-Hwa Wei* “ Improving Device Efficiency of Polymer/Fullerene Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Through Enhanced Crystallinity and Reduced Grain Boundaries Induced by Solvent Additives” Advanced Materials, 2011, 23, 3315–3319.
  11. Chih-Yin Kuo, Ming-Shin Su, Guan-Yu Chen, Ching-Shun Ku, Hsin-Yi Lee, and Kung-Hwa Wei* “ Annealing Treatment Improves the Morphology and Performance of Photovoltaic Devices Prepared From Thieno[3,4-c]pyrrole-4,6-dione–Based Donor/Acceptor Conjugated Polymers and CdSe Nanostructures” Energy & Environmental Science, 2011, 4, 2316-2322.