Shi-Chern Yen Professor

顏溪成 教授

phone:(02)3630397 or (02)3366-3052

email: scyen



Lab Info

Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory



Education Background

B.S.Ch.E.National Taiwan University,1976
Ph.D.Ch.E.Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984

Research Topic

Electrochemical Engineering
The electrochemical technology has been applied extensively to many fields such as plating, surface finishing, corrosion, battery, sensors, wastewater treatment, electronic industry, etc. Our research is on applying the fundamental principles of electrochemical engineering and science to various electrochemical systems. In an electrochemical system it involves the electrode kinetics on the electrode surface, current flow in solution, fluid flow and mass transport of relevant species to surface, and chemical reactions if they happen, In our research the mathematical model of the electrochemical system is set up and compared with the experimental results. Recent studies include the electrochemical drug delivery and the simulation of lithium batteries.


Wastewater and Soil Treatments
The electrochemical techniques, such as electrolysis, electroflotation and electrocoagulation have been found to be useful for wastewater treatments. The metal recovery from dilute solutions by high specific surface-area electrodes, such as packed bed electrodes and fluidized bed electrodes, and the electrolytic destruction of toxic chemicals such as cynides have been studied in our laboratory. Currently the electrokinetic processing in porous media is being investigated, and it has potential application for the remediation of contaminated soils.


Spinning Processes in Electronic Materials Processing
The operation of spinning units, such as spin coating and spin-on-glass is quite important in semiconductor processing and other related fields. The study of the spin coating in the lithographic process, which involves many chemical engineering principles, is currently under way. 

Recent Research Topic


The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

1. Y. C. Wang, W. H. Lu, H. B. Chen, and S. C. Yen, “Synergetic Effect of Aluminum and Mo/Al Etching in Phosphoric Acid-Based Etchant with Nitric Acid,” J. of Electrochemical Society. 159 (2), D103-D107. (2012) (EI,SCI)

2. Y. N. Chen, P. Y. Chung, and S. C. Yen, “Conductivity and methanol permeability of sulfonated polystyrene membrane with dispersed montmorillonite nanoclay,” Polymer Composites, 33, p 2105-2113 (2012) (SCI)

3. S. T. Chang, C. H. Wang, H. Y. Du, H. C. Hsu, C. M. Kang, C. C. Chen, C. S. Wu, S. C. Yen, W. F. Huang, L. C. Chen, M. C. Lin, and K. H. Chen, “Vitalizing Fuel Cells with Vitamin: Pyrolyzed  Vitamin B12 as Non-pCatalyst for Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Reaction of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell,” Energy & Environmental Science, 5, 5305-5314 (2012) (EI,SCI)

4. S. K. Chen, Y. C. Lan and S. C. Yen, “The effects of polyaniline and thiol on the electrical resistivity of conductive adhesives with silver-plated graphite powders,” International J. of Adhesion & Adhesives, Accepted. (2013) (EI)

5. H. Y. Du, C. H. Wang, H. C. Hsu, S.T. Chang, S. C. Yen, L. C. Chen, B. Viswanathan, K. H. Chen, “High performance of catalysts supported by directly grown PTFE-free micro-porous CNT layer in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell,” J. Materials Chem., 2512-2516. (2011) (EI,SCI)

6. Y. H. Chen, T. H. Tsai, and S. C. Yen, “Acetic Acid and Phosphoric Acid Adding to Improve Tantalum Chemical Mechanical Polishing in Hydrogen Peroxide-Based Slurry,” Microelectron. Eng., 87(2), 174-179. (2010) (EI)