Chia-Wen (Kevin) Wu Professor

吳嘉文 教授


email: kevinwu



Lab Info

Nanoporous Materials Lab



Education Background

B.S. A.C. National Taiwan University, 1998
M.S. A.C. National Taiwan University, 2000
PhD. M.S.E. The University of Tokyo , Japan, 2005

Research Topic

Synthesis and Application of Mesoporous Materials
Mesoporous materials have attracted much attention both in basic preparation and practical applications because of their large surface area, ordered structures, and uniform pore sizes. Our research group focuses on the synthesis of such materials and we also attempt to apply these materials in photo-electronic, energy, and bio-medicine applications. For the synthesis, we combine the bottom-up self-assembly chemistry with top-down lithographic technique to produce advanced functionalized mesoporous materials. The processes we used include both chemical synthesis and engineering fabrication. We therefore study the effects of various synthetic conditions on the phase transformation of mesostructures, the generation and analysis of mesostructures, and the functionalization of the obtained materials. For the application, we currently are interested in applying our materials in the following three areas: 1. Photo-electronic: Dye-sensitized solar cells. 2. Energy: Green energy, fuel cells. 3. Bio-medicine: Drug/gene delivery and controlled release Based on the basic and practical researches, we hope that we are not only develop new materials but also contribute to human health and environmental sustainability .

Recent Research Topic

1.Design and synthesis of highly ordered multi-functionalized mesoporous silica nanomaterials for intracellular drug delivery and controlled release (2/2) 設計與合成高規則結構的多功能中孔徑氧化矽奈米材料並應用於細胞內的藥物傳遞與控制釋放 (2/2) Chia-Wen Wu, sponsored by the National Science Council Contract #NSC-97-2113-M-002-020-MY2, NT$1,926,000, 08/01/2009-7/31/2010.
2.Effective Energetic Applications of Perpendicular Nanoporous Titania and Platinum Thin-Film Materials: Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) and Polymer Electrode Fuel Cells (PEFCs) 具有垂直奈米孔徑的二氧化鈦及白金薄膜材料於高效率的能源應用:色素 敏化太陽電池及燃料電池  Chia-Wen Wu, sponsored by the National Taiwan University (邁向頂尖大學計畫) Contract #98R0328, NT$1,000,000, 08/01/2009-07/31/2010.


1.日本交流協會獎學金 (2001-2005)
2.第19屆關東陶磁研討會最佳發表演說獎 (2003)
3.Visiting researcher, Mesoscale Materials Institute, Waseda University, Japan. 2009/07-now
4.Visiting scientist, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. Jan. 6th – Feb. 11th, 2010.
The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

1. Juan L. Vivero-Escoto, Ya-Dong Chiang, Kevin C.-W. Wu*, Yusuke Yamauchi*. Recent Progress in Mesoporous Titania Materials: Morphological Controls for Innovative Applications. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 2012, 13, 013003-013012. (IF: 3.226) (SCI, EI)

2. Hsin-Wei Chen, Yu-Te Liao, Jian-Ging Chen, Kevin C.-W. Wu*, Kuo-Chuan Ho*. Fabrication and characterization of plastic-based flexible dye-sensitized solar cells consisting of crystalline mesoporous titania nanoparticles as photoanodes. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21(43), 17511-17518 (IF: 5.099) (SCI, EI)

3. Kevin C.-W. Wu*, Ya-Huei Yang, Yung-He Liang, Hui-Yuan Chen, Eric Sung, Yusuke Yamauchi and Feng-Huei Lin. Facile Synthesis of Hollow Mesoporous Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles for Intracellular Bio-imaging. Current Nanoscience, 2011, 7(6), 926-931. (IF: 1.879) (EI)

4. Renee Han-Yi Chang, Jen Jang, and Kevin C.-W. Wu*. Cellulase Immobilized Mesoporous Silica Nanocatalysts for Efficient Cellulose-to-Glucose Conversion. Green Chemistry, 2011, 13(10), 2844-2850. (IF: 5.472) (SCI)

5. Ya-Dong Chiang, Hong-Yuan Lian, Sin-Yen Leo, Shy-Guey Wang, Yusuke Yamauchi, and Kevin C.-W. Wu*. Controlling Particle Size and Structural Properties of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Using the Taguchi Method. Journal of Physcial Chemistry C, 2011, 115, 13158-13165. (IF: 4.520) (SCI, EI)

6. Hsin-Wei Chen, Chih-Peng Liang, Hou-Sheng Huang, Jian-Ging Chen, R. Vittal, Chia-Yu Lin, Kevin C.-W. Wu*, Kuo-Chuan Ho*. Electrophoretic deposition of mesoporous TiO2 nanoparticles consisting of primary anatase nanocrystallites on a plastic substrate for flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. Chemical Communications, 2011, 47(29), 8346-8348. (IF: 5.787) (SCI, EI)

7. Xiangfen Jiang, Hamid Oveisi, Yoshihiro Nemotoa, Norihiro Suzukia, Kevin C.-W. Wu*, and Yusuke Yamauchi*. Synthesis of Highly Ordered Mesoporous Alumina Thin Films and Their Framework Crystallization to γ-Alumina Phase. Dalton Transactions 2011, 40, 10851-10856. (IF: 3.647). (SCI, EI)

8. Wen-Chi Lin, Chun-Wei Chiang, Cheng-Yu Hong, Pei-Jen Chen,* and Kevin C.-W. Wu*. Confocal Viviperception of a Transparent Medaka Fish (Oryzias latipes) Using Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles (MSNs). Chemistry Letters, 2011, 40(5), 533-535. (IF: 1.400) (SCI, EI)

9. Kevin C.-W. Wu, Xiangfen Jiang, and Yusuke Yamauchi*. New Trend on Mesoporous Films: Precise Controls of One-Dimensional (1D) Mesochannels toward Innovative Applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 8934-8939. Highlight Article. 2011, 21, 8934-8939. (IF: 5.099) (SCI, EI)

10. Wei-Hang Hsu, Yin-Ying Lee, Wun-Huei Peng, and Kevin C.-W. Wu*.  Cellulosic Conversion in Ionic Liquids (ILs): Effects of H2O/Cellulose Molar Ratios, Temperatures, Times, and Different ILs on the Production of Monosaccharides and 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF). Catalysis Today, 2011, 174, 65-69. (IF: 2.993) (SCI, EI)

11. Chen-Yu Hong, Yusuke Yamauchi,* and Kevin C.-W. Wu*. In vitro cytotoxicity and intracellular bioimaging of dendritic platinum nanoparticles by differential interference contrast (DIC). Chemistry Letters, 2011, 40(4), 408-409. (Selected as Editor Choice) (IF: 1.400) (SCI)

12. Kevin C.-W. Wu*, Yusuke Yamauchi, Chen-Yu Hong, Ya-Huei Yang, and Yung-He Liang. Biocompatible, Surface Functionalized Mesoporous Titania Nanoparticles for Intracellular Imaging and Anticancer Drug Delivery. Chemical Communications, 2011, 47(18), 5232-5234. (IF: 5.787) (SCI, EI)

13. Hong-Yuan Lian, Yung-He Liang, Yusuke Yamauchi, and Kevin C.-W. Wu*. A Hierarchical Study on Load/Release Kinetics of Guest Molecules Into/From Mesoporous Silica Thin Films. Journal of Physcial Chemistry C, 2011, 115(14), 6581-6590 (IF: 4.520) (SCI, EI)

14. Bor-Shiunn Lee, Li-Chun Huang, Chen-Yu Hung, Shy-Guey Wang, Wei-Hang Hsu, Yusuke Yamauchi, Juin-Yih Lai, and Kevin C.-W. Wu*. Synthesis of Metal Ion-Histidine Complex Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanocatalysts for Enhanced Light-Free Tooth Bleaching. Acta Biomaterialia, 2011, 7, 2276-2284 (IF: 3.781) (SCI)

15. Hamid Oveisi, Ali Beitollahi, Masataka Imura, Chia-Wen Wu, and Yusuke Yamauchi. Synthesis and characterization of highly ordered titania-alumina mixed oxide mesoporous films with high alumina content. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (2010) 134, 150-156. (IF: 2.652) (SCI,EI) (SCI, EI)

16. Satoshi Tominaka, Chia-Wen Wu, Kazuyuki Kuroda, and Tetsuya Osaka*. Electrochemical analysis of perpendicular mesoporous Pt electrode filled with pure water for clarifying the active region in fuel cell catalyst layers. Journal of Power Sources (2010), 195, 2236-2240. (IF: 3.477) (SCI,EI)

17. 吳嘉文,中孔洞奈米材料之孔洞方向控制及其應用,Orientational Control and Applications of Mesoporous Materials. 工業材料,200910月號,274p129-p137

18. Juan L. Vivero-Escoto, Igor I. Slowing, Chia-Wen Wu, and Victor S.-Y. Lin*. Photoinduced Intracellular Controlled Release Drug Delivery in Human Cells by Gold-Capped Mesoporous Silica Nanosphere. Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009), 131, 3462-3463. (IF: 8.091) (SCI,EI)

19. Shy-Guey Wang, Chia-Wen Wu, Kwumin Chen, and Victor S.-Y. Lin*. Fine-Tuning Mesochannel Orientation of Organically Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles. Chemistry-An Asian Journal (2009), 4, 658-661. (IF: 4.197) (SCI,EI)

20. Igor I. Slowing, Chia-Wen Wu, Juan L. Vivero-Escoto, and Victor S.-Y. Lin*, 2008, “Mesoporous silica nanoparticles for reducing hemolytic activity towards mammalian red blood cells,” Small (2009), 5, 57-62. (IF: 6.525) (SCI,EI).