Dun-Yen Kang Associate Professor

康敦彥 副教授


email: dunyen



Lab Info

Mutifunctional Materials Laboratory



Education Background

B.S.   Ch.E.             National Taiwan University         2004

M.S. A.M.   National Taiwan University         2006

Ph.D.          Ch.E.  Georgia Institute of Technology, USA  2012

Research Topic

Mutifunctional Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications

Synthesis of the multifunctional nanomaterials with the desirable microstructure in different length scales is a long standing grand challenge in materials science. To address this issue, our research group combines the cutting-edge experimental and computational approaches for the mechanistic studies of the nanomaterials synthesis. The understanding of the nanomaterials self-assembly mechanisms allows for creating diverse functionality and controlling multiscale morphology in the materials. This research program could lead to the rational design of nanomaterials for a broad range of applications including the renewable energy systems, advanced separation platforms, and “clean” fuels productions.

The three ongoing projects include:

1. Mechanistic studies of the self-assembled inorganic nanomaterials.

2. Multiscale morphology control of organic thin films.

3.Organic-inorganic nanocomposite membranes for separations and electronic devices.

Recent Research Topic


The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

1. Singh, T; Kang, D.-Y.; Nair, S.*, "Rigorous Calculations of Permeation in Mixed-Matrix Membranes: Evaluation of Interfacial Equilibrium Effects and Permeability-Based Models", J. Membr. Sci., 2013, 448, 160-169 (SCI,EI)

2. Wunsch, B.H.; Rumi M.; Tummala, N.R.; Risko Chad; Kang, D.-Y.; Steirer, X; Gantz, J; Said, M.; Armstrong, N; Bredas, J.-L; Bucknall, D.G.; Marder S. R.*, "Structure– Processing–Property Correlations in Solution-Processed Small-Molecule Organic Solar Cells", J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 34 (1), 5250-5260  (SCI,EI)

3. Yucelen, G. I.; Kang, D.-Y.; Schmidt-Krey, I.; Beckham, H. W.; Nair, S.*, "A Generalized Kinetic Model for the Formation and Growth of Single-Walled Metal Oxide Nanotubes", Chem. Eng. Sci., 2013, 90 (7), 200-212 (SCI,EI)

4. Zhang, J.; Kang, D.-Y.; Barlow S.; Marder, S. R.*, "Transition Metal-Catalyzed C-H Activation as a Route to Structurally Diverse Di(arylthiophenyl)- Diketopyrrolopyrroles", J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22 (40), 21392-21394 (SCI,EI)

5. Kuwahara, Y.; Kang, D.-Y.;. Copeland, J.; Bollini, P.; Sievers, C.; Kamegawa, T.; Yamashita, H.; Jones, C. W.*, "Enhanced CO2 Adsorption over Polymeric Amines Supported on Heteroatom-incorporated SBA-15 Silica: Impact of Heteroatom Type and Loading", Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18 (52), 16649-16664 (SCI,EI)

6. Kuwahara Y.; Kang, D.-Y.; Copeland, J.; Brunelli, N. A.; Didas S. A.; Bollini, P.; Sievers, C.; Kamegawa, T.; Yamashita H.; Jones, C. W.*, "Dramatic Enhancement of CO2 Uptake by Poly(ethyleneimine) Using Zirconosilicate Supports", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (26), 10757-10760 (SCI,EI)

7. Yucelen, G. I.; Kang, D.-Y.; Guerrero, R. C.; Wright, E. R.; Beckham, H. W.; Nair, S.*, "Shaping Nanotubes at the Molecular Scale from Precursors of Controlled Curvature", Nano Lett., 2012, 12 (2), 827-832 (SCI,EI)

8. Kang, D.-Y.; Tong, H. M.; Zang, J.; Sholl. D.S.; Jones, C. W.*; Nair, S.*, "Single-Walled Aluminosilicate Nanotube / Poly (vinyl alcohol) Nanocomposite Membranes", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4 (2), 965-972 (SCI,EI)

9. Kang, D.-Y.; Jones, C. W.*; Nair, S.*, "Modeling Mass Transport in Composite Membranes with Tubular Fillers", J. Membr. Sci., 2011, 381 (1), 50-63 (SCI,EI)

10. Kang, D.-Y.; Zang, J.; Jones, C. W.*; Nair, S.*, "Single-Walled Aluminosilicate Nanotubes with Organic-Modified Interiors", J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115 (15), 7676-7685 (SCI,EI)

11. Kang, D.-Y.; Zang, J.; Wright, E. R.; McCanna, A. L.; Jones, C. W.*; Nair, S.*, "Dehydration, Dehydroxylation, and Rehydroxylation of Single-Walled Aluminosilicate Nanotubes", ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (8), 4897-4907 (SCI,EI)