Jeffrey Chi-Sheng Wu Professor
(Chairperson of ChE., NTU)

吳紀聖 教授


email: cswu



Lab Info

Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Laboratory



Education Background

B.S. Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1980
M.S. Ch.E. West Virginia University 1985

Ph.D. Ch.E. University of Pittsburgh 1988

Research Topic

Renewable Energy via Photo Catalytic Reduction of CO2
CO2 can be converted to hydrocarbons via photo reduction using photocatalyst, that is, mimic to photosynthesis. Such route has the advantages of both renewable energy and CO2 remedy. TiO2 and Cu/TiO2 were synthesized by a sol-gel method using a homogeneous hydrolysis technique. The photocatalytic reduction of CO2 was performed in aqueous solution. Major hydrocarbon product was methanol, which can be use as fuel or raw chemicals. The photocatalytic efficiency of Cu/TiO2 was significantly increased because of lowering the re-combination probability of hole-electron pairs. Characterization of Cu/TiO2 indicated that Cu+ was active site, and an optimum Cu loading/dispersion was required to give maximum methanol yield.


Visible-light response photocatalyst
The doping of transition metal in titania can extend the adsorption of UV to visible- light region. In the photocatalytic de-colorization of methyl blue, V/TiO2 was proved to be a visible-light response catalyst. The study indicated that the ion of V4+ was highly dispersed within the tetrahedral structure of TiO2.


Novel Boron Nitride Catalyst
This invention first demonstrated boron nitride (BN) as a catalyst support. BN supported Pt catalyst was applied to incinerate VOC (volatile organic compound) in polluted air. The complete oxidation of gasoline, BTX(benzene, toluene and xylene) and methanol were performed in a steady-state flow reactor. The activity of Pt/BN was higher than that of traditional alumina support. The oxidation could be ignited at low or near room temperature, and maintained its high activity for a long period of time. The research showed that BN provided unique metal-support interaction, which enhanced the activity of Pt.

Recent Research Topic

1.Plasmonic nano-structured metamaterials for light harvest and emission: applications of plasmonic metamaterial in photocatalysts and solar energy harvest 奈米電漿結構之超穎物質的光收穫與發送研究:超穎物質在光觸媒與太陽能收穫應用 Sponsored by National Science Council, 97-2120-M-002-017-, NT$562,000 7/1/2009-6/30/2010
2.Direct Separation of Hydrogen and Oxygen in Photocatalytic Water Splitting using Solar Energy 太陽能光催化水分解中直接分離氫和氧 Sponsored by National Science Council, NSC97-2221-E-002-090-MY3,NT$960,000 8/1/2009-7/31/2010
3.Advanced Green Chemical Process Technology (Phase 2), 綠色化學程序尖端技術(第二期) Sponsored by Ministry of Economic Affairs, 98-EC-17-A-09-S1-019, NT$1,500,000 12/1/2009-11/3/2010


1.中華民國95年台灣化工學會 化工技術獎 (團體獎) (2006)
4.中華民國98年台灣化工學會 賴再得教授獎 (2009)
5.Editorial board, Chemical Engineering Journal, March 2007-present
6.Editorial board, Applied Catalysis A: General, April 2009-present

International Cooperation Project
1.Advanced Materials and Reactors for Photocatalytic Conversion of CO2 into Fuel (台荷雙邊國際合作計畫)  Sponsored by National Science Council, NSC98-2911-I-002-008, NT$1,500,000 10/1/2009-9/30/2010
2.Carbon dioxide conversion into valuable chemical and fuels(台英雙邊國際合作計畫) Sponsored by National Science Council, NSC98-2911-I-002-061 NT$290,000 6/1/2009-5/31/2010

The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

1. Van-Huy Nguyen, Hsiang-Yu Chan, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Hsunling Bai, Direct Gas-phase Photocatalytic Epoxidation of Propylene with Molecular Oxygen by Photocatalysts, Chemical Engineering Journal, 179, 285-294 (2012) (SCI, EI)

2. Chi-Hung Liao, Chao-Wei Huang, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Hydrogen production from semiconductor-based photocatalysis via water splitting, Catalysts, 2, 490-516 (2012)

3. Chao-Wei Huang, Chi-Hung Liao, Chih-Hung Wu, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Photocatalytic water splitting to produce hydrogen using multi-junction solar cell with different deposited thin films, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 107, 322-328 (2012) (SCI, EI)

4. Oluwaunmilola Ola, Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Sarah Mackintosh, Chien-Wei Lee, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Performance comparison of CO2 conversion in slurry and monolith photoreactors using Pd and Rh-TiO2 catalyst under ultraviolet irradiation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 126, 172-179 (2012) (SCI, EI)

5. Dong Liu, Yolanda Fernández Oluwafunmilola Ola, Sarah Mackintosh, Mercedes Maroto-Valer*, Christopher M.A. Parlett, Adam F. Lee, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, On the impact of Cu dispersion on CO2 photoreduction over Cu/TiO2, Catalysis Communications, 25, 78-82 (2012) (SCI, EI)

6. Chi-Hung Liao, Chao-Wei Huang, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Novel Dual-Layer Photoelectrode Prepared by RF Magnetron Sputtering for Photocatalytic Water Splitting, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37(16), 11632-11639 (2012) (SCI, EI)

7. Hsin-Chieh Chen, Chao-Wei Huang, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Shiang-Tai Lin, Theoretical Investigation of the Metal-doped SrTiO3 Photocatalysts for Water Splitting, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(4), 78977903 (2012) (SCI, EI) (合著)

8. Yu-Te Liao, Chao-Wei Huang, Chi-Hung Liao, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Kevin Chia-Wen Wu, Synthesis of Mesoporous Titania Thin Films (MTTFs) with Two Different Structures as Photocatalysts for Generating Hydrogen from Water Splitting, Applied Energy, 100, 75-80 (2012) (SCI, EI) (合著)

9. Jiun-Jen Chen, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Pin Chieh Wu, Din Ping Tsai, Improved photocatalytic activity of shell-isolated plasmonic photocatalyst Au@SiO2/TiO2 by promoted LSPR, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(50), 26535-26542 (2012) (SCI, EI)

10. Wei-Hsuan Lee, Chi-Hung Liao, Min-Fei Tsai, Chao-Wei Huang, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, A Novel Twin Reactor for CO2 Photoreduction to Mimic Artificial Photosynthesis, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 132-133, 445-451(2013) (SCI, EI)

11. Janusz Lasek, Yi-Hui Yu, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Removal of NOx by Photocatalytic Processes, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology C: Photochemistry Reviews, 14, 29-52 (2013) (SCI, EI)

12. Chi-Hung Liao, Chao-Wei Huang, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Visible-Light-Active Photocatalytic Thin Film by RF Sputtering for Hydrogen Generation, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 8, 283-291 (2013) (SCI, EI)

13. Chao-Wei Huang, Chi-Hung Liao, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Photocatalytic separate evolution of hydrogen and oxygen over highly ordered nanorods and bulk TiO2 thin films, Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, 1(1), 1-5 (2013)

14. Van-Huy Nguyen, Jeffrey C.S. Wu, Hsunling Bai, Temperature effect on the photo-epoxidation of propylene over V-Ti/MCM-41 photocatalyst, Catalysis Communications, 33, 57-60 (2013) (SCI, EI)

15. Paolo Fornasiero, Guido Mul, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Fundamental Understanding of Photocatalytic Conversions on Semiconductor Surfaces, special issue, Catalysis Today, 206, 1 (2013) (SCI, EI)

16. K. F. Yee, K. T. Lee, A. Z. Abdullah, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, An Alternative Route for the Preparation of Sulfated Zirconia Loaded on Alumina (SZA) for Biodiesel Production: An Optimization Study, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 35, 1296-1305 (2013) (SCI, EI)

17. Van-Huy Nguyen, Hsiang-Yu Chan and Jeffrey C.S. Wu, Synthesis, characterization and photo-epoxidation performance of Au loaded photocatalysts, Journal of Chemical Science, 125(4), 859–867 (2013) (SCI, EI)

18. Zih-Hua Li, Pei-Hsuan Lin, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Yu-Tzu Huang , Kuen-Song Lin, Kevin Chia-Wen Wu, A stirring packed-bed reactor to enhance the esterification-transesterification in biodiesel production by lowering mass-transfer resistance, Chemical Engineering Journal, 234, 9-15 (2013) (SCI, EI)

19. Yi-Ting Wu, Yi-Hui Yu, Van-Huy Nguyen, Kung-Te Lu, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Luh-Maan Chang, Chi-Wen Kuo, Enhanced xylene removal by photocatalytic oxidation using fiber-illuminated honeycomb reactor at ppb level, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262, 717–725 (2013) (SCI, EI)

20. Chien-Wei Lee, Rea Antoniou Kourounioti, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Erik Murchie, Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Oliver E. Jensen, Chao-Wei Huang, Alexander Ruban, Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons by light-harvesting complex assisted Rh-doped TiO2 photocatalyst, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 5, 33-40 (2014)