Ben-Zu Wan Professor

萬本儒 教授


email: benzuwan



Lab Info

Chemical Process Laboratory



Education Background

B.S.Chem.National Tsing Hua University,1975
M.S.Chem.Texas A & M University,1980
M.E.Ch.E.Texas A& M University,1982
Dr.S.Ch.E.Texas A & M University, 1986

Research Topic

Catalysis and Process Development

The followings are our current research subjects: 1. Process development for producing food-grade glucose solution from rice straws, economic and carbon dioxide emission evaluations. 2. Process development for producing furfural from rice straw derived xylose, economic and carbon dioxide emission evaluations. 3. Direct production of propylene oxide from propylene over Au/TS-1 nano-gold catalysts under oxygen and hydrogen atmospheres. 4. Producing styrene oxide from styrene and hydrogen peroxide in liquid systems. 5. Preparing ultra-low-k (k<2) porous silica films with micro-pores and with strong mechanical strength. 6. Preparing organic/inorganic hybrid anti-corrosion films. 7. Studying effects of surface charges and aluminum loading of zeolites on catalytic properties of nano-gold. 8. Studying water-gas-shift reaction for producing hydrogen over supported nano-gold catalysts.

Recent Research Topic


NSC 102-2623-E-002-012-ET, 1/1/2013  12/31/2013. 


MOST 103-2622-E-002-004CC1, 4/1/2014 3/31/2015.


NL1040371, 4/17/2015 - 11/30/2015.


MOST 104-2221-E-002-181, 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2016.


1.Invited Guest Researcher, Tokyo Metropolitan University, March 8~12, 2012.
2.台灣觸媒學會第二屆理事, 2013~2016
Invited speaker of 2013 Symposium on Nano Device Technology, Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 25~26, 2013.

4.Co-chairman of The 6th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-6), Taipei, October 13~17, 2013.

5.Invited speaker of Japan-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Nanospace Materials, Fukuoka, Japane, March 11~12, 2014.

The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

1. T.-Y. Li, C.-Y. Chang, B.-Z. Wan, " Effect of concentration of tetrapropylammonium hydroxide on silica suspensions for making spin-on porous low dielectric constant films," Thin Solid Films, 562, 513-518 (2014).

2. 王志恒, 陳文華, 萬本儒, "廢稻稈資源化研究 — 糖醛製程設計及評估," 台灣科技產業協進會(Taiwan Chemical Industry Association), 25, 34-39 (2014).

3. T.-Y. Li, C.-H. Yu, H.-Y. Lu, and B.-Z. Wan, "Effect of Hydrophobic Tail Length of Polysorbate Surfactants on Properties of Porous Silica Ultra-Low-k Films," ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2(3), N61-N68 (2013).

4. B.-Z. Wan and H.-Y. Lu, "Method for Manufacturing a Low-k Layer," US Patent 8491962B2, July 23, 2013.

5. H.-Y. Lu, C.-L. Teng, C.-H. Kung, and B.-Z. Wan, "Preparing Mesoporous Low-k Films with High Mechanical Strength from Noncrystalline Silica Particles," I&EC Research, 50, 3265-3273 (2011).

6. T.-R. Lin, B.-Z. Wan, H.-P. Lin and C.-Y. Mou, "Desulfurization of Vacuum Gasoil by MCM-41 Supported Molybdenum-Nickel Catalysts," I&EC Research, 48(4), 1797-1803 (2009)..

7. C.-N. Kuo, H.-F. Chen, J.-N. Lin and B.-Z. Wan, "Nano-Gold Supported on TiO2 Coated Glass-Fiber for Removing Toxic CO Gas from Air," Catalysis Today, 122, 270-276 (2007).

8. 高志宇, 戴煜暐, 萬本儒, "PET分解再生製程的經濟評估," 中國化學工程學會會刊, vol. 49, no. 2, 1-9 (2002).

9. B.-Z. Wan, C.-Y. Kao and W.-H. Cheng, "Kinetics of Depolymerization of Polyethylene Terephthalate in Potassium Hydroxide Solution," I&EC Research, 40(2), 509 (2001).

10. B.-Z. Wan and T. C. Yang, "Preparation and Catalytic Properties of Transition Metal Doped ZSM-5 Zeolites," for ethanol conversions to olefin and aromatics, J. of the Chinese Chemical Society, 37. 255-263 (1990).