Li-Jen Chen Professor

Li-Jen Chen Professor
陳立仁 教授
phone:(02)2362-3296 or (02)3366-3049
office:Dept.of Chemical Engineering 210A
Lab Info
Interfacial Phenomena Laboratory
Dept.of Chemical Engineering 202A; 121B
  • Education Background

B.S. Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1980
M.S. Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1984
Ph.D. Ch.E. Rice University 1989

  • Research Topic

Experiments and modeling of gas hydrate systems
Gas hydrate is one of the world’s largest reservoirs of carbon-based fuel. For gas hydrate production and the subsequent storage and transportation, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the thermodynamic and kinetic properties of gas hydrate. Current research projects included (1) both experimental work and modeling of phase behavior of gas hydrate systems; (2) development of the production technology of replacing methane hydrate by CO2.

Wetting behavior on micro/nanoscale patterned surfaces
Micro/nanoscale patterned surfaces have been fabricated as well as superhydrophobic surfaces. Wetting behavior and evaporation process of a liquid droplet deposited on these patterned surfaces are explored both experimentally and theoretically to improve related applications, such as ink-jet printing, microfluidics…

Physico-chemical behavior of aqueous systems containing polymers and surfactants.
The behavior of systems containing polymer and surfactants plays an essential role in practical applications, such as detergents, foods, cosmetics, paints, pesticides and formulations of drugs. A multitude of techniques are applied to characterize and explore the structure and composition of aggregates and complexes formed by polymers and surfactants.

  • Recent Research Topic

1.Interaction between surfactant and polyelectrolyte and its effect on thermodynamic behavior of micellization,界面活性劑與聚電解質之相互作用與其對形成微胞熱力學行為之效應 Li-Jen Chen, sponsored by the National Science Council Contract #NSC 98-2221-E-002 -086, NT$1,015,000, 8/1/2009-7/31/2010.

2.台灣西南海域新興能源–天然氣水合物資源調查與評估:熱力學研究(2/4)理論部分 Li-Jen Chen, sponsored by the 經濟部地質調查所 Contract #97-5226903000-02-04, NT$1,300,000, 1/1/2009-12/31/2009

  1. C. H. Su and L. J. Chen, “Phase behavior and interfacial tensions in the ternary systems water plus dodecane plus propylene glycol n-propyl ether and water plus tetradecane plus propylene glycol n-propyl ether”, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 68, 74-79, 2016(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  2. J. Y. Wu, L. J. Chen, Y. P. Chen and S. T. Lin, “Molecular dynamics study on the nucleation of methane plus tetrahydrofuran mixed guest hydrate”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(15), 9935-9947, 2016(Apr), (SCI,EI)
  3. Y. H. Hsu, H. W. Tsui, S. Y. Ling and L. J. Chen, “The origin of anomalous positive heat capacity change upon micellization of Pluronic triblock copolymer F108 in aqueous solutions: Effect of PEO-PPO diblock impurities”, Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 509, 109-115, 2016(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  4. S. A. Pillai, C. F. Lee, D. Ray, V. K. Aswal, H. Pal, L. J. Chen and P. Bahadur, “Microstructure of copolymeric micelles modulated by ionic liquids: investigating the role of the anion and cation”, Rsc Advances, 6(90), 87299-87313, 2016, (SCI,EI)
  5. S. A. Pillai, C. F. Lee, L. J. Chen, P. Bahadur, V. K. Aswal and P. Bahadur, “Thermal and scattering studies of Tetronic (R) 1304 micelles in the presence of industrially important glycols, their oligomers, cellosolves, carbitols, ethers and esters”, Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 506, 576-585, 2016(Oct), (SCI,EI)
  6. S. A. Pillai, C. F. Lee, L. J. Chen, V. K. Aswal and P. Bahadur, “Glycine elicited self-assembly of amphiphilic star block copolymers with contradistinct hydrophobicities”, Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 506, 234-244, 2016(Oct), (SCI,EI)
  7. C. K. Chu, S. T. Lin, Y. P. Chen, P. C. Chen and L. J. Chen, “Chain length effect of ionic liquid 1-alkyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride on the phase equilibrium of methane hydrate”, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 413, 57-64, 2016(Apr), (SCI,EI)
  8. M. Khimani, H. W. Tseng, V. K. Aswal, L. J. Chen and P. Bahadur, “Salt-assisted microstructure evaluation of hydrophilic block copolymer F98: A thermal and scattering study”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 246, 363-371, 2017(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  9. B. Y. Liu, C. H. Meng and L. J. Chen, “Role of Monomer Alkyl Chain Length in Pretilt Angle Control of Polymer-Stabilized Liquid Crystal Alignment System”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 121(38), 21037-21044, 2017(Sep), (SCI,EI)
  10. B. Sarac, Z. Medos, A. Cognigni, K. Bica, L. J. Chen and M. Bester-Rogac, “Thermodynamic study for micellization of imidazolium based surface active ionic liquids in water: Effect of alkyl chain length and anions”, Colloids and Surfaces a-Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 532, 609-617, 2017(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  11. H. W. Tseng, P. C. Chen, H. W. Tsui, C. H. Wang, T. Y. Hu and L. J. Chen, “Effect of molecular weight of poly(acrylic acid) on the interaction of oppositely charged ionic surfactant-polyelectrolyte mixtures”, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 92, 50-57, 2018(Nov)
  12. Y. A. Chen, C. K. Chu, Y. P. Chen, L. S. Chu, S. T. Lin and L. J. Chen, “Measurements of diffusion coefficient of methane in water/brine under high pressure”, Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 29(5), 577-587, 2018(Oct)
  13. S. A. Pillai, C. F. Lee, D. Ray, V. K. Aswal, M. R. Wang, L. J. Chen and P. Bahadur, “Influence of urea on single and mixed micellar systems of Tetronics (R)”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 252, 9-17, 2018(Feb)
  14. C. F. Lee, H. W. Tseng, P. Bahadur and L. J. Chen, “Synergistic Effect of Binary Mixed-Pluronic Systems on Temperature Dependent Self-assembly Process and Drug Solubility”, Polymers, 10(1), 105, 2018(Jan)
  15. S. A. Pillai, E.V. Lage, M. Casas, I. Sández-Macho, M.R. Wang, L.J. Chen and P. Bahadur, “A comparative study on the effect of structural variations of co-solvent on the Tetronic® micelles with widely different hydrophobicity”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 282, 97–104, 2019(May), (SCI,EI)
  16. I. V. Postnova, L.J. Chen and Y.A. Shchipunov, “The Formation of Macropores in a Bimodal Silica Synthesized on P123 Block Copolymer as a Template”, Colloid Journal, 81(2), 158–164, 2019(May), (SCI,EI)
  17. Y.A. Chen, L.K. Chu, C.K. Chu, R. Ohmura and L.J. Chen, “Synthesis of Methane Hydrate from Ice Powder Accelerated by Doping Ethanol into Methane Gas”, Scientific Reports , 9, 12345, 2019(Auguest), (SCI,EI)
  18. C.F. Lee, C.H. Yang, T.L. Lin, P. Bahadur and L.J. Chen, “Role of Molecular Weight and Hydrophobicity of Amphiphilic Tri-block Copolymers in Temperature-Dependent Co-micellization Process and Drug Solubility”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 183, 110461, 2019(September), (SCI,EI)
  19. B.Y. Liu, R. Seemann, L.J. Chen and M. Brinkmann, “Directional liquid wicking in regular arrays of triangular posts”, Langmuir, 35(50), 16476−16486, 2019(Nov), (SCI,EI)
  20. B. Vyas, S.A. Pillai, D. Ray, V.K. Aswal, M.R. Wang, L.J. Chen and P. Bahadur, “Interactions of Alkyltriphenyl Phosphonium Based Ionic Liquids with Block Copolymer Microstructures: A Multitechnique Study”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 300, 112341, 2020(Feb), (SCI,EI)