Wen-Yueh Yu Assistant Professor

游文岳 助理教授
Wen-Yueh Yu
office:Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N504
Lab Info

Tseng Jiang Hall(N)N511
  • Education Background

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering University of Texas at Austin 2015
M.S. in Chemical Engineering National Taiwan University 2004
B.S. in Chemical Engineering National Taiwan University 2002

Postdoctoral Researcher ETH Zurich 2015-2017
Research Associate Academia Sinica 2005-2009

  • Research Topic

Catalyst Chemistry and Surface Science

Catalyst development is essential to sustainable processes and energy technologies as suitable catalysts allow associated chemical reactions to proceed with reduced energy consumption and waste production, thus promoting efficient conversion between materials and energy. Our research group will engage in developing catalytic materials for green chemistry processes and alternative energy technologies. We will utilize renewable resources and earth-abundant elements as precursors via atom/energy-efficient and cost-effective processes to synthesize catalysts for efficiently converting renewable resources (e.g., CO2 and biomass) into chemicals and alternative fuels. We will integrate surface science, catalyst chemistry, and reaction engineering approaches to investigate catalysis mechanisms and determine the relationship between synthesis conditions, physicochemical properties and catalytic performance, by which rationally synthesize new-generation catalysts to improve current processes and energy technologies with an attempt to facilitate sustainable development of our society.

  • Recent Research Topic

Green Synthesis of Carbonate Esters from Carbon Dioxide and Alcohols: Development of Multifunctional Acid-Base Mixed-Metal- Oxide Catalysts 107-2218-E-002 -029 -MY3 (2018/01/01 – 2020/12/31)

  • Honor
  1. NATEA-Dallas Scholarship (Wen-Yueh Yu), North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (2014)
  2. IPMI Metro New York Chapter Student Award (Wen-Yueh Yu), International Precious Metals Institute (2014)
  3. Outstanding Research Award (Zi-Jie Gong), Osaka-Kansai International Symposium on Catalysis (2018)
  4. Best Poster Presentation Award (Wen-Yueh Yu), 8th Asia-Pacific Congress in Catalysis (2019)
  5. 指導學生龔子傑同學,獲得2019年台灣化學工程學會66週年年會英文口頭發表競賽-觸媒及反應工程組優勝
  6. 指導學生龔子傑同學,獲得2019年台灣化學工程學會66週年年會壁報論文競賽-觸媒及反應工程組優勝
  7. 指導學生周彥築同學,獲得2019年台灣化學工程學會66週年年會壁報論文競賽-觸媒及反應工程組優勝
  8. 指導學生王鈺翔同學,獲得2019年台灣化學工程學會66週年年會壁報論文競賽-觸媒及反應工程組佳作
  9. 指導學生尤躍誠同學,獲得2019年台灣化學工程學會66週年年會壁報論文競賽-觸媒及反應工程組佳作
  10. 指導學生周彥築同學,獲得2019年第37屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會暨科技部專題研究計畫成果發表會壁報論文競賽優勝
  1. W.-Y. Yu, L. Zhang, G. M. Mullen, E. J. Evans, G. Henkelman and C. B. Mullins, “Effect of annealing in oxygen on alloy structures of Pd-Au bimetallic model catalysts”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17(32), 20588-20596, 2015, (SCI), (IF: 3.567)
  2. W.-Y. Yu, L. Zhang, G. M. Mullen, G. Henkelman and C. B. Mullins, “Oxygen activation and reaction on Pd-Au bimetallic surfaces”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(21), 11754-11762, 2015, (SCI), (IF: 4.309)
  3. E. J. Evans, H. Li, W.-Y. Yu, G. M. Mullen, G. Henkelman and C. B. Mullins, “Mechanistic insights on ethanol dehydrogenation on Pd-Au model catalysts: a combined experimental and DFT study”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(45), 30578-30589, 2017, (SCI), (IF: 3.567)
  4. J. Jagielski, S. Kumar, W.-Y. Yu and C.-J. Shih, “Layer-controlled two-dimensional perovskites: synthesis and optoelectronics”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5(23), 5610-5627, 2017, (SCI), (IF: 6.641)
  5. C.-W. Chang, Z.-J. Gong, N.-C. Huang, C.-Y. Wang and W.-Y. Yu, “MgO nanoparticles confined in ZIF-8 as acid-base bifunctional catalysts for enhanced glycerol carbonate production from transesterification of glycerol and dimethyl carbonate”, Catalysis Today, 2019, (SCI), (IF: 4.888)
  6. 尤躍誠, 杜芳毅, 龔子傑, 李祐任 and 游文岳, “二氧化碳與甲醇直接合成碳酸二甲酯:異相觸媒、除水系統與催化機制”, 化工會刊, 66(4), 59-82, 2019
  7. T.-C Chou, C.-C. Chang, H.-L. Yu, W.-Y. Yu, C.-L. Dong, J. Velasco-Velez, C.-H. Chuang, L.-C. Chen, J.-F. Lee, J.-M. Chen and H.-L Wu, “Controlling the oxidation state of Cu electrode and reaction intermediates for electrochemical CO2 reduction to ethylene”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, (SCI), (IF: 14.695), in press
  8. Z.-J. Gong, Y.-R. Li, H.-L. Wu, S. D. Lin and W.-Y. Yu, “Direct copolymerization of carbon dioxide and 1,4-butanediol enhanced by ceria nanorod catalyst”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, (SCI), (IF: 14.229), in press