Chi-An Dai Professor

Chi-An Dai Professor
戴子安 教授
phone:(02) 3366-3051
fax:(02) 2362-3040
office:Dept.of Chemical Engineering 212A
Lab Info

Polymer Nanomaterials Laboratory

Dept.of Chemical Engineering 206;工綜B34;Dept.of Chemical Engineering 103A
(02)3366-3043; (02)3366-3058 ; (02)3366-9662
  • Education Background

Professor, National Taiwan University, 2010-now
Research Scientist, Eastman Kodak Co. 1996-2001
Ph.D. MSE. Cornell University 1996 (advisor: Prof. Edward J. Kramer)
M.S. MSE. Cornell University 1991
B.S. Ch.E. Tunghai University 1986

  • Research Topic

Synthesis of Conducting Block Copolymer
Polymeric solar cells have many advantages over conventional solar cells. However, the efficiency of polymeric solar cells is needed to improve for commercialization. Our approach is to create self-assemble hybrids of conducting block copolymers containing nanoparticles. By enhancing electron/hole separation, therefore the efficiency of solar cell is improved.

Patterning Metal and Semiconducting Nanoparticles with Block Copolymer Template
We use block copolymer as a template to form self-assembled nanostructure in which metal and semiconducting nanoparticles can be in-situ synthesized. 2D and 3D order nanostructure of the particles can be used in area of quantum dot, biosensor, high density storage media and near field optics.

Polymer Thin film Surface and Interface
Addition of block copolymers in a polymer alloy can greatly affect the property of alloy surface and interface. This goal of this research is to understand the effect of surface segregation and the adhesion mechanism of the macromolecules at the surface and interface.

  • Recent Research Topic

1. Develop Precision Living Polymerization Method to Synthesize C60/Conducting Polymer Star and Miktoarm Star Polymers NSC100-2221-E-002-084-MY3,2011/08/01-2014/07/31

2. Investigation of Ecological Engineering Materials for Agricutural Waterway-I and II 2010/3/1-2011/12/31.

3. Bio-Compatible Auto-Focusing Artificial Eye 2008/11/1-2011/10/31.

4. Persuasive CO2 Reduction and Energy Conservation 2008/11/1-2011/10/31.

5. Study of Novel Rod-Coil Block Copolymers Synthesis, Hybrid Structure, and Self-Assembly Behavior NSC97-2221-E-002-064-MY3,2008/08/01-2011/07/31

6. Application of Artificial Muscle in Biomedicine NSC94-2218-E-002-076,2005/11/01-2008-10/31.

  • Honor

1. Invited Speaker in Taiwan-Russia Joint Symposium on Soft Mateials: Physics, Chemistry and Application, Nov 12-13, 2007, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.
2. Invited Speaker in IUPAC World Polymer Congress-Macro2008 Symposium, June 29-July 4, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
3. Invited Speaker of Asia Excellence in 59th Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ), May 26-28, 2010, Yokohama, Japan.

  1. Ying-Chieh Hung, Chi-Yang Chao, Chi-An Dai, Wei-Fang Su, and Shiang-Tai Lin “Band Gap Engineering via Controlling Donor-Acceptor Compositions in Conjugated Copolymers” J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 690, 2013. (SCI) (IF: 3.696, 2012)
  2. Chi-Ju Chiang, Kang-Ting Tsai, Yi-Huan Lee, Hung-Wei Lin, Yi-Lung Yang, Chien-Chung Shih, Chia-Yu Lin, Huai-An Jeng, Yu-Hsuan Weng, Yao-Yi Cheng, Kuo-Chuan Ho, and Chi-An Dai* “In Situ Fabrication of Conducting Polymer Composite Film as a Chemical Resistive CO2 Gas Sensor” Microelec. Eng. 111, 409, 2013. (SCI) (IF: 1. 488, 2009 ; EI)
  3. Yi-Huan Lee, Yi-Lung Yang, Wei-Che Yen, Wei-Fang Su, and Chi-An Dai* “Solution Self-Assembly and Phase Transformations of Form II Crystals in Nanoconfined Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) Based Rod-Coil Block Copolymers” Nanoscale, 6, 2194, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 6.233, 2012)
  4. Yi-Lung Yang, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Fong-Yu Hsu, Wei-Chun Hsu, Man-kit Leung, Leeyih Wang, Chi-An Dai,* Yoshihiro Ohta, and Tsutomu Yokozawa “Band Gap Tuning of Narrow-Polydispersity Two-Dimensional Conductive Polymers with Electroactive Side-Chains” J. Polym. Sci. Part A. Polym. Chem. 52, 1217, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 3.543, 2012)
  5. Wei-Chih Chen, Yi-Huan Lee, Chia-Yuan Chen, Kuo-Chang Kau, Lu-Yin Lin, Chi-An Dai,* Chun-Guey Wu, Kuo-Chuan Ho, Juen-Kai Wang, Leeyih Wang “Self-Assembled All-Conjugated Block Copolymer as an Effective Hole Conductor for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” ACS Nano, 8, 1254, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 12.062, 2012)
  6. Yi-Huan Lee, Wei-Chih Chen, Yi-Lung Yang, Chi-Ju Chiang, Tsutomu Yokozawa, and Chi-An Dai* “Co-Crystallization Phase Transformations in All-Conjugated Block Copolymers with Different Main-Chain Moieties” Nanoscale, 6, 5208, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 6.233, 2012)
  7. Yi-Huan Lee, Chun-Jie Chang, Yi-Lung Yang, Chi-Ju Chiang, Yu-Ping Lee, Ching Shen, Kang-Ting Tsai, Yi-Fan Chen, and Chi-An Dai* “Effect of Rod-Rod Interaction on the Self-Assembly Behavior of Supramolecular Rod-Comb Block Copolymers” Polymer, 55, 2481, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 3.379, 2012)
  8. Yi-Lung Yang, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Ching Shen, Chun-Ching Wu, Yoshihiro Ohta, Tsutomu Yokozawa, and Chi-An Dai* “Synthesis and Characterization of P3HT-P3HOT Random Copolymers with Tunable Band Gap via Grignard Metathesis Polymerization” Polym. Int., 63, 2068, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 2.247, 2013)
  9. Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Fan-Kai Wei, Chia-Hung Wu, Wei-Chih Chen, Ching Shen, Huai-An Jeng, Leeyih Wang, Ming-Wei Liu, Yi-Fan Chen, Tsutomu Yokozawa, and Chi-An Dai* “A New Strategy for Co-Assembling π-Conjugated Polymer/Cadmium Sulfide Hybrids into Efficient Charge-Transporting Nanochannel Array by Using All-Conjugated Diblock Copolymer Motif” J. Mater. Chem. A., 2, 14600, 2014.
  10. Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Yang-Hui Chen, Leeyih Wang*, and Chi-An Dai* “In-Situ Fabrication of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/ZnO Hybrid Nanowires with D/A Parallel-Lane Structure and Their Application in Photovoltaic Devices, Macromolecules, 47, 5551, 2014.
  11. Yi-Huan Lee, Wei-Chih Chen, Kuo-Chang Kau, Yu-Ping Lee, Wei-Shin Liou, Leeyih Wang,* and Chi-An Dai* “A New Strategy for Fabricating Organic Photovoltaic Devices with Stable D/A Double-Channel Network to Enhance Performance Using Self-Assembling All-Conjugated Diblock Copolymer” Nano Energy, 13, 103, 2015.
  12. Wei-Che Wu, Da-Ming Wang, Yu-Chen Lin, Chi-An Dai, Kuo-Chung Cheng, Mei-Shan Hu, and Bor-Shiunn Lee* “Hydrogen Bonds of a Novel Resin Cement Contribute to High Adhesion Strength to Human Dentin” Dental Mater. 32, 114, 2016.
  13. Chi-Ju Chiang, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Guan-Ting Lin, Ming-Hao Yang, Leeyih Wang, Chih-Chen Hsieh,* and Chi-An Dai* “One-Step In Situ Hydrothermal Fabrication of D/A Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/TiO2 Hybrid Nanowires and Its Application in Photovoltaic Devices” J. Mater. Chem. A. 4, 908, 2016.
  14. Ching Shen, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Fan-Kai Wei, Chia-Hung Wu, Kuo-Chang Kau, Hung-Wei Liu, Chih-Chen Hsieh,* Leeyih Wang, and Chi-An Dai,* “Self-Organization and Phase Transformation of All pi-Conjugated Diblock Copolymers and Its Applications in Organic Solar Cells” React. Funct. Polym. 108, 94, 2016.
  15. Bei-Kai Yang, Chi-An Dai, Chi-Ju Chiang, Chieh-Nan Lai, Chao-Cheng Hsu, and Jrjeng Ruan* “Influence of Dissolution Status in Eutectic Mixtures on Crystallization Routes of Semiconductive Polyalkylthiophenes” Cryst. Growth. Des. 16, 3143, 2016.
  16. Chuen-Yo Hsiow, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Rathinam Raja, Syang-Peng Rwei, Wen-Yen Chiu, Chi-An Dai, Leeyih Wang, “Modified Structure of Two-DimensionalPolythiophene Derivatives by Incorporating Electron-Deficient Units into Terthiophene-Vinylene Conjugated Side Chains and Polymer Back bone: Synthesis, Optoelecctronic and Self-Assembly Properties, and Photovoltaic Application” RSC Advances, 6, 67976, 2016.
  17. Chuen-Yo Hsiow,* Han-Ying Wang, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Rathinam Raja, Syang-Peng Rwei, Wen-Yen Chiu, Chi-An Dai, Leehih Wang* “Synthesis and Characterization of Two-Dimensional Conjugated Polymers Incorporating Electron-Deficient Moieties for Application in Organic Photovoltaics” Polymers 8, 382, 2016.
  18. Ankur Anand, Chia-Rung Liu, Ai-Chuan Chou, Wan-Hsuan Hsu, Rajesh Kumar Ulaganathan, Yi-Cheng Lin, Chi-An Dai, Fan-Gang Tseng, Chien-Yuan Pan,* and Yit-Tsong Chen,* “Detection of K+ Efflux from Stimulated Cortical Neurons by an Aptamer-Modified Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect Transistor” ACS Sensor, 2, 69, 2017.
  19. Po-Jen Shih, Chun-Ju Huang, Tzu-Han Huang, Hung-Chou Lin, Jia-Yush Yen, I-Jong Wang, Hui-Jyun Cao, Wen-Pin Shih and Chi-An Dai “Estimation of the corneal Young’s modulus in vivo based on a fluid-filled spherical-shell model with Scheimpflug imaging” J. of Ophthalmology, 5410143, 2017.
  20. Chueh-Hung Wu, Ming-Kuan Sun, Jay Shieh, Chuin-Shan Chen, Chang-Wei Huang, Chi-An Dai, Shu-Wei Chang, Wen-Shiang Chen, Tai-Horng Young, “Ultrasound-responsive NIPAM-based hydrogels with tunable profile of controlled release of large molecules” Ultrasonics, 83, 157, 2018.