Yu-Jane Sheng Professor

諶玉真 教授

phone:(02)2366-0454 or (02)3366-3014

email: yjsheng



Lab Info

Molecular Simulation Laboratory



Education Background

B.S.  Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1986
M.S.  Ch.E. National Taiwan University 1988
Ph.D.  Ch.E. Cornell University    1995

Research Topic

Polymer Physics

The fundamental understanding of the thermophysical and dynamic properties of polymer systems are very important to their use in industrial applications and future development of materials. The goal of my research is to utilize computer simulations as well as statistical-mechanics based theories to obtain detailed information microscopically and thus provide a deeper understanding of the physical behavior of polymer systems.


Thermodynamically Equilibrium Systems with Charged Interfaces

Many biological and colloidal systems involve the electrostatic interaction, which decays inversely proportional to the interparticle distance. Such long-range nature renders the studies of electrolyte systems challenging. We embark on our investigation from the mean-field theory such as Poisson-Boltzmann equation. Detailed knowledge, such as ion fluctuations and correlations, is obtained by molecular simulations based on the primitive model.

Recent Research Topic

1.Determination of biopolymer conformation and chain length by a nanopore :molecular simulations 以奈米孔洞辨識生物高分子之構形與長度 : 分子模擬 Sheng, Yu-Jane, sponsored by National Science Council #NSC98-2221-E-002-085-, NT$ 945,000, 8/1/2009-7/31/2010.
2.梳狀型帶有聚醚鏈段之高分子及其共價鍵結奈米粒子複合結構之精準合成與應用(2/3) 奈米國家型科技計畫共同主持人 NT$ 7,000,000, 8/1/2008 – 7/31/2011


The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

1. Hu, Ssu-Wei; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Tsao, Heng-Kwong, “Polymer stretch in two-phase microfluidics: Effect of wall wettability,” Biomicrofluidics 6, 024130 (2012). (SCI, EI)

2. Lin, Chun-Min; Wu, David T.; Tsao, Heng-Kwong; Sheng, Yu-Jane, “Membrane properties of swollen vesicles: growth, rupture, and fusion,” Soft Matter, 8, 6139 (2012). (SCI, EI)

3. Chang, Hung-Yu; Lin, Yung-Lung; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Tsao, Heng-Kwong, “Multi-layered Polymersome Formed by Amphiphilic Asymmetric Macromolecular Brushes,” Macromolecules 45, 4778 (2012). (SCI, EI)

4. Lin, Hsiao-Chu; Hsieh, Bi-Zen; Lin, Yung-Lung; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Lin, Jiang-Jen, “Effect of grafting architecture on the surfactant-like behavior of clay-poly(NiPAAm) nanohybrids,” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 387, 106 (2012). (SCI,EI)

5. Lin, Yung-Lung; Chang, Hung-Yu; Sheng, Yu-Jane, Tsao, Heng-Kwong, “Photoresponsive polymersomes formed by amphiphilic linear-dendritic block-copolymers: generation-dependent aggregation behavior,” Macromolecules 45, 7143 (2012). (SCI, EI)

6. Hong, Siang-Jie; Chou, Tung-He; Liu, Yu-Yu; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Tsao, Heng-Kwong, “Advancing and receding wetting behavior of a droplet on a narrow rectangular plane,” Colloid Polym. Sci. (2012). DOI 10.1007/s00396-012-2797-5 (SCI, EI)

7. Wang, Zhengjia; Chang, Cheng-Chung; Hong, Siang-Jie; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Tsao,  Heng-Kwong, “Capillary Rise in a Microchannel of Arbitrary Shape and Wettability: Multiple Stable Heights,” Langmuir, 28, 16917 (2012). (SCI, EI)

8. Hong, Siang-Jie; Chang, Cheng-Chung; Chou, Tung-He; Sheng, Yu-Jane; Tsao, Heng-Kwong, “A drop pinned by a designed patch on a tilted superhydrophobic surface: Mimicking desert beetle,” J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 26487 (2012). (SCI, EI)

9. Wu, Hsin-Lun; Chen, Po-Yu; Chi, Chia-Ling; Tsao, Heng-Kwong; Sheng, Yu-Jane, “Vesicle Deposition on Hydrophilic Solid Surfaces,” Soft Matter, 9, 1908 (2013). (SCI, EI)

10. Siang-Jie Hong, Tung-He Chou, Yu-Yu Liu, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao, “Advancing and receding wetting behavior of a droplet on a narrow rectangular plane,” Colloid Polym. Sci. 291, 347 (2013). (SCI, EI)

11. Ssu-Wei Hu, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao, “Phase Diagram of Solvophilic Nanodiscs in a Polymer Solution:Depletion Attraction,” J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 4098 (2013). (SCI, EI)

12. Yung-Lung Lin, Hung-Yu Chang, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao, “Structural and mechanical properties of polymersomes formed by rod–coil diblock copolymers,” Soft Matter, 9, 4802 (2013). (SCI, EI)

13. Ssu-Wei Hu, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao, “Depletion-induced size fractionation of nanorod dispersions,” Soft Matter, 9, 7261 (2013). (SCI, EI)

14. Zhengjia Wang, Cheng-Chung Chang, Siang-Jie Hong, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao “Trapped liquid drop in a microchannel: Multiple stable states,” Phys. Rev. E, 87, 062401 (2013). (SCI, EI)

15. Yueh-Feng Li, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao “Evaporation Stains: Suppressing Coffee-Ring Effect by Contact Angle Hysteresis,” Langmuir 29, 7802 (2013) (SCI, EI).

16. Hung-Yu Chang, Yung-Lung Lin, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao “Structural Characteristics and Fusion Pathways of Onion-like Multi-layered Polymersome Formed by Amphiphilic Comb-like Graft Copolymers,” Macromolecules 46, 5644 (2013) (SCI, EI).

17. Yueh-Feng Li, Shih-Ming Chen, Wei-Hao Lai, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao “Superhydrophilic Graphite Surfaces and Water-Dispersible Graphite Colloids by Electrochemical Exfoliation,” J. Chem. Phys. 139, 064703 (2013) (SCI, EI).

18. Zhengjia Wang, Hung-Yu Yen, Cheng-Chung Chang, Yu-Jane Sheng, and Heng-Kwong Tsao “Trapped liquid drop at the end of Microchannel,” Langmuir 29, 12154 (2013) (SCI, EI).

19. Yu-En Liang, Cheng-Chung Chang, Heng-Kwong Tsao, and Yu-Jane Sheng “Equilibrium Phase Diagram of Drops at the Bottom of a Fiber Standing on Superhydrophobic Flat Surfaces,” Soft Matter 9, 9867 (2013) (SCI, EI).

20. Yu-Cheng Chiu,Tzu-Ying Chen, Chu-Chen Chueh, Hung-Yu Chang, Kenji Sugiyama, Yu-Jane Sheng, Akira Hirao, and Wen-Chang Chen “High Performance Nonvolatile Transistor Memories of Pentacene Using the Electrets of Star-branched P-type Polymers and Their Donor/Acceptor Blends, J. Mater. Chem. C. accepted (2013) (SCI, EI). (工合著)