Chi-An Dai Professor

戴子安 教授

phone:(02) 3366-3051
fax:(02) 2362-3040

email: polymer



Lab Info

Polymer Nanomaterials Laboratory


(02)3366-3043; (02)3366-3058 ;

Education Background

Professor, National Taiwan University, 2010-now

Research Scientist, Eastman Kodak Co. 1996-2001

Ph.D. MSE. Cornell University 1996

M.S. MSE. Cornell University 1991

B.S. Ch.E. Tunghai University 1986

Research Topic

Synthesis of Conducting Block Copolymer

Polymeric solar cells have many advantages over conventional solar cells. However, the efficiency of polymeric solar cells is needed to improve for commercialization. Our approach is to create self-assemble hybrids of conducting block copolymers containing nanoparticles. By enhancing electron/hole separation, therefore the efficiency of solar cell is improved.


Patterning Metal and Semiconducting Nanoparticles with Block Copolymer Template

We use block copolymer as a template to form self-assembled nanostructure in which metal and semiconducting nanoparticles can be in-situ synthesized. 2D and 3D order nanostructure of the particles can be used in area of quantum dot, biosensor, high density storage media and near field optics.


Polymer Thin film Surface and Interface

Addition of block copolymers in a polymer alloy can greatly affect the property of alloy surface and interface. This goal of this research is to understand the effect of surface segregation and the adhesion mechanism of the macromolecules at the surface and interface.

Recent Research Topic
    1. Develop Precision Living Polymerization Method to Synthesize C60/Conducting Polymer Star and Miktoarm Star Polymers NSC100-2221-E-002-084-MY3,2011/08/01-2014/07/31
    2. Investigation of Ecological Engineering Materials for Agricutural Waterway-I and II  2010/3/1-2011/12/31.
    3. Bio-Compatible Auto-Focusing Artificial Eye 2008/11/1-2011/10/31.
    4. Persuasive CO2 Reduction and Energy Conservation 2008/11/1-2011/10/31.
    5. Study of Novel Rod-Coil Block Copolymers Synthesis, Hybrid Structure, and Self-Assembly Behavior NSC97-2221-E-002-064-MY3,2008/08/01-2011/07/31
    6. Application of Artificial Muscle in Biomedicine NSC94-2218-E-002-076,2005/11/01-2008-10/31.


1. Invited Speaker in Taiwan-Russia Joint Symposium on Soft Materials: Physics, Chemistry and Application, Nov 12-13, 2007, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan.

2. Invited Speaker in IUPAC World Polymer Congress-Macro2008 Symposium, June 29-July 4, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.

3. Invited Speaker of Asia Excellence in 59th Society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPSJ), May 26-28, 2010, Yokohama, Japan.

4. Invited speaker in Polycondensation Symposium, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, Sep. 8-11, 2014. 

5. Invited Speaker of International Symposium on Functional Polymers & Integrated Materials, Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan, Oct. 3, 2015.

6. Invited Speaker of International Conference on electronic Materials and Nanotechnology for Green Environment, Jeju, Korea, Nov. 11-14, 2018.

The Representative Publication Recent 5-years Publication

77. Yu-Jui Wang, Chi-An Dai, Jia-Han Li* "Numerical   Study of Tunable Photonic Nanojets Generated by Biocompatible Hydrogel Core-Shell Microspheres for Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Applications" Polymers 11,431, 2019.

76. Yu-Ping Lee, Ming-Wei Liu, Jia-Kuan Qin, Yi-Huan Lee,* Yi-Lung Yang, Leeyih Wang, Yao-Yi Cheng, Yi-Fan Chen, Wen-Yu Liu, Chih-Chen Hsieh, and Chi-An Dai *, "Long-Term Thermally Stable Nanoconfining Networks for Efficient Fully Conjugated Semicrystalline/Amorphous Diblock Copolymer Photovoltaics" Org. Electron. 69, 263, 2019.

75. Yu-Ping Lee, Hsin-Yu Liu, Po-Chun Lin, Yi-Huan Lee, Leng-rong Yu, chih-Chen Hsieh, Po-Jen Shih, Wen-Pin Shih, I-Jong Wang,* Jia-Yush Yen, Chi-An Dai* "Facile Fabrication of Superporous and Biocompatible Hydrogel Scaffolds for Artificial Corneal Periphery" Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 175, 26, 2019.

74. Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Pin-Chia Jen, Bo-Ting Chou, Leeyih Wang, Yao-Yi Cheng,  Yi-Huan Lee,* Yi-Fan Chen, Chih-Chen Hsieh, and Chi-An Dai* "Synergistic In Situ Hybrid Synthesis of Highly Crystalline P3HT/ZnO Nanowires at Elevated Pressures" ACS Appl. Energy. Mater.  1, 1930, 2018.

73. Cheng-Hsi Weng, Cheng-Chuan Lin, Fu-Cheng Tsai, Chi-An Dai, Fu-Ling Yang, Wen-Pin Shih,* and Pei-Zen Chang " Photo-controllable contact angle hysteresis on an artificial Azo-IPN petal" Mater. Lett. 218, 81, 2018.

72.  Chueh-Hung Wu, Ming-Kuan Sun, Jay Shieh, Chuin-Shan Chen, Chang-Wei Huang, Chi-An Dai, Shu-Wei Chang, Wen-Shiang Chen, Tai-Horng Young, "Ultrasound-respnsive NIPAM-based hydrogels with tunable profile fo controlled release of large molecules" Ultrasonics, 83, 157, 2018. (SCI)

71.  Po-Jen Shih, Chun-Ju Huang, Tzu-Han Huang, Hung-Chou Lin, Jia-Yush Yen, I-Jong Wang, Hui-Jyun Cao, Wen-Pin Shih and Chi-An Dai "Estimation of the corneal Young's modulus in vivo based on a fluid-filled spherical-shell model with Scheimpflug imaging" J. of Ophthalmology, 5410143, 2017. (SCI)

70.  Ankur Anand, Chia-Rung Liu, Ai-Chuan Chou, Wan-Hsuan Hsu, Rajesh Kumar Ulaganathan, Yi-Cheng Lin, Chi-An Dai, Fan-Gang  Tseng, Chien-Yuan Pan,* and Yit-Tsong Chen* "Detection of K+ Efflux from Stimulated Cortical Neurons by an Aptamer-Modified Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect Transistor" ACS Sensors, 2, 69, 2017 . (SCI)

69. Chuen-Yo Hsiow,* Han-Ying Wang, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Rathinam Raja, Syang-Peng Rwei, Wen-Yen Chiu, Chi-An Dai, Leehih Wang* "Synthesis and Characterization of Two-Dimensional Conjugated Polymers Incorporating Electron-Deficient Moieties for  Application in Organic Photovoltaics"  Polymers 8, 382, 2016 (SCI). 

68. Chuen-Yo Hsiow, Yu-Hsiang Lin, Rathinam Raja, Syang-Peng Rwei, Wen-Yen Chiu, Chi-An Dai, Leeyih Wang, "Modified Structure of Two-DimensionalPolythiophene Derivatives by Incorporating Electron-Deficient Units into Terthiophene-Vinylene Conjugated Side Chains and Polymer Back bone: Synthesis, Optoelecctronic and Self-Assembly Properties, and Photovoltaic Application" RSC Advances, 6, 67976, 2016. 

67. Bei-Kai Yang, Chi-An Dai, Chi-Ju Chiang, Chieh-Nan Lai, Chao-Cheng Hsu, and Jrjeng Ruan* "Influence of Dissolution Status in Eutectic Mixtures on Crystallization Routes of Semiconductive Polyalkylthiophenes" Cryst. Growth. Des. 16, 3143, 2016. (SCI) (IF: 4891, 2015)

66.  Ching Shen, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Fan-Kai Wei, Chia-Hung Wu, Kuo-Chang Kau, Hung-Wei Liu, Chih-Chen Hsieh,* Leeyih Wang, and Chi-An Dai,* "Self-Organization and Phase Transformation of All pi-Conjugated Diblock Copolymers and Its Applications in Organic Solar Cells" React. Funct. Polym. 108, 94, 2016. (SCI)

65. Wei-Che Wu, Da-Ming Wang, Yu-Chen Lin, Chi-An Dai, Kuo-Chung Cheng, Mei-Shan Hu, and Bor-Shiunn Lee* "Hydrogen Bonds of a Novel Resin Cement Contribute to High Adhesion Strength to Human Dentin" Dental Mater. 32, 114, 2016. (SCI) (IF:  3.77, 2014)

64. Chi-Ju Chiang, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Guan-Ting Lin, Ming-Hao Yang, Leeyih Wang, Chih-Chen Hsieh,* and Chi-An Dai* "One-Step In Situ Hydrothermal Fabrication of D/A Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/TiO2 Hybrid Nanowires and Its Application in Photovoltaic Devices" J. Mater. Chem. A.   4,908, 2016.  (SCI) (IF: 7.44, 2014)

63. Yi-Huan Lee, Wei-Chih Chen, Chi-Ju Chiang, Kuo-Chang Kau, Wei-Shin Liou, Yu-Ping Lee, Leeyih Wang*, and Chi-An Dai* "A New Strategy for Fabricating Organic Photovoltaic Devices with Stable D/A Double-Channel Network to Enhance Performance Using Self-Assembling All-Conjugated Diblock Copolymer" Nano Energy, 13, 103, 2015. (SCI) (IF: 10.211, 2014)

62. Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Yang-Hui Chen, Leeyih Wang*, and Chi-An Dai* "In-Situ Fabrication of Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/ZnO Hybrid Nanowires with D/A Parallel-Lane Structure and Their Application in Photovoltaic Devices, Macromolecules, 47, 5551, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 5.927, 2014)

61. Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Fan-Kai Wei, Chia-Hung Wu, Wei-Chih Chen, Ching Shen, Huai-An Jeng, Leeyih Wang, Ming-Wei Liu, Yi-Fan Chen, Tsutomu Yokozawa, and Chi-An Dai* “A New Strategy for Co-Assembling π-Conjugated Polymer/Cadmium Sulfide Hybrids into Efficient Charge-Transporting Nanochannel Array by Using All-Conjugated Diblock Copolymer Motif” J. Mater. Chem. A., 2, 14600, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 7.44, 2014)


60. Yi-Lung Yang, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Ching Shen, Chun-Ching Wu, Yoshihiro Ohta, Tsutomu Yokozawa, and Chi-An Dai* “Synthesis and Characterization of P3HT-P3HOT Random Copolymers with Tunable Band Gap via Grignard Metathesis Polymerization” Polym. Int., 63, 2068, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 2.247, 2013)


59. Yi-Huan Lee, Chun-Jie Chang, Yi-Lung Yang, Chi-Ju Chiang, Yu-Ping Lee, Ching Shen, Kang-Ting Tsai, Yi-Fan Chen, and Chi-An Dai* “Phase Transformation and Self-Assembly Behavior of Supramolecular Rod-Comb Block Copolymers” Polymer, 55, 2481, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 3.379, 2012)


58. Yi-Huan Lee, Wei-Chih Chen, Yi-Lung Yang, Chi-Ju Chiang, Tsutomu Yokozawa, and Chi-An Dai* “Co-Crystallization Phase Transformations in All-Conjugated Block Copolymers with Different Main-Chain Moieties” Nanoscale 6, 5208, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 6.233, 2012)


57. Wei-Chih Chen, Yi-Huan Lee, Chia-Yuan Chen, Kuo-Chang Kau, Lu-Yin Lin, Chi-An Dai,* Chun-Guey Wu,* Kuo-Chuan Ho, Juen-Kai Wang, Leeyih Wang* “Self-Assembled All-Conjugated Block Copolymer as an Effective Hole Conductor for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells” ACS Nano 8, 1254, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 12.062, 2012)


56. Yi-Lung Yang, Yi-Huan Lee, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Fong-Yu Hsu, Wei-Chun Hsu, Man-kit Leung, Leeyih Wang, Chi-An Dai,* Yoshihiro Ohta, and Tsutomu Yokozawa* “Band Gap Tuning of Narrow-Polydispersity Two-Dimensional Conductive Polymers with Electroactive Side-Chains” J. Polym. Sci. Part A. Polym. Chem. 52, 1217, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 3.543, 2012)


55. Yi-Huan Lee, Yi-Lung Yang, Wei-Che Yen, Wei-Fang Su, and Chi-An Dai* “Solution Self-Assembly and Phase Transformations of Form II Crystals in Nanoconfined Poly(3-hexyl thiophene) Based Rod-Coil Block Copolymers” Nanoscale 6, 2194, 2014. (SCI) (IF: 6.233, 2012)


54. Chi-Ju Chiang, Kang-Ting Tsai, Yi-Huan Lee, Hung-Wei Lin, Yi-Lung Yang, Chien-Chung Shih, Chia-Yu Lin, Huai-An Jeng, Yu-Hsuan Weng, Yao-Yi Cheng, Kuo-Chuan Ho, and Chi-An Dai* “In Situ Fabrication of Conducting Polymer Composite Film as a Chemical Resistive CO2 Gas Sensor” Microelec. Eng. 111, 409, 2013. (SCI)


53. Ying-Chieh Hung, Chi-Yang Chao, Chi-An Dai, Wei-Fang Su, and Shiang-Tai Lin* “Band Gap Engineering via Controlling Donor-Acceptor Compositions in Conjugated Copolymers” J. Phys. Chem. B 117, 690, 2013. (SCI) (IF: 3.696, 2012)


52. Liang-Bih Lin,* Chi-Wen Cheng, Chi-An Dai, and Yuan-Pern Lee “Extrinsic Charge Traps in Disordered Organic Materials” J. Appl. Phys. 112, 073715, 2012. (SCI) (IF: 2.168, 2011)


51. Chun-Jie Chang, Yi-Huan Lee, Hsin-Lung Chen, Chien-Hung Chiang, Hsiu-Fu Hsu, Chun-Chih Ho, Wei-Fang Su, and Chi-An Dai* “Effect of Rod-Rod Interaction on Self-Assembly Behavior of ABC pi-Conjugated Rod-Coil-Coil Triblock Copolymers” Soft Matter, 7, 10951, 2011. (SCI) (IF: 4.457, 2010)


50. Yi-Huan Lee, Wei-Che Yen, Wei-Fang Su, Chi-An Dai* “Self-Assembly and Phase Transformations of π-Conjugated Block Copolymers that Bend and Twist: From Fully Rigid-Rod Nanowires to Highly Curvaceous Gyroids” Soft Matter, 7, 10429, 2011. (SCI) (IF: 4.457, 2010)


49. Chun-Jie Chang, Yi-Huan Lee, Chi-An Dai,* Chih-Chung Hsiao, Shuh-Heng Chen, Ni Putu Dewi Nurmalasari, Jyh-Chien Chen, Yao-Yi Cheng, Wen-Pin Shih, and Pei-Zen Chang "A Large Area Bimaterial Sheet of Peizoelectric Nanogenerators for Energy Harvesting: Effect of RF Sputtering on ZnO Nanorod" Microelec. Eng. 88, 2236, 2011. (SCI) (IF:1.488, 2009)


48. Chun-Jie Chang, Yi-Lung Yang, Yu-Ping Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Chi-An Dai,* Jyh-Chien Chen, Yao-Yi Cheng, Chien-Chun Chen, Ming-Wei Liu, Wen-Pin Shih, and Jia-Yush Yen "Bionic Soft Crystalline Lens Materials for MEMs Applications Based on Self-Assembling Block Copolymer/Nanoparticle Hybrids" Microelec. Eng. 88, 1737, 2011. (SCI) (IF: 1.488, 2009)


47. Jiann-Fong Lee,Yung-Chung Chen, Jiann-T’suen Lin, Chung-Chih Wu, Chien-Yu Chen, Chi-An Dai, Chi-Yang Chao, Hsuen-Li Chen,* Wen-Bin Liau* “Blue light-emitting and electron transporting materials based on dialkyl-functionlized anthracene imidazophenanthrolines” Tetrahedron 67, 1696, 2011. (SCI, IF: 3.219, 2009)


46. Wei-Che Yen, Yi-Huan Lee, Jhih-Fong Lin, Chi-An Dai, U-Ser Jeng, and Wei-Fang Su* "Effect of TiO2 Nanoparticles on Self-Assembly Behaviors, Optical and Photovoltaic Properties of P3HT-b-P2VP Block Copolymer" Langmuir, 27, 109, 2011. (SCI) (IF: 3.898, 2009)


45. Chun-Jie Chang, Yi-Huan Lee, Chi-Ju Chiang, Yu-Ping Lee, Hao-Ching Chien, Wen-Pin Shih, Yao-Yi Cheng, Chi-An Dai* and Chia-Hwa Chang ”Strength of Polymer Phase Boundaries with Large Interfacial Width: Effects of Interfacial Profile and Phase Separation Morphology” J. Polym. Sci. Part B. Polym. Phys. 48, 1834, 2010. (SCI) (IF: 1.586, 2009)


44. Dao Liang, Wen-Pin Shih,* Chuin-Shan Chen, and Chi-An Dai "A Miniature System for Separating Aerosol Particles and Measuring Mass Concentrations", Sensors 10, 3641, 2010. (SCI) (IF: 1. 87, 2009)


43. Yi-Lung Yang, Yi-Huan Lee, Chun-Jie Chang, Ang-Jhih Lu, Wei-Chun Hsu, Leeyih Wang, Man-Kit Leung, Chi-An Dai* "Jacket-Like Structure of Donor-Acceptor Chromophores-Based Conducting Polymers for Photovoltaic Applications" J. Polym. Sci. Part A. Polym. Chem. 48, 1607, 2010. (SCI, IF: 3.821, 2008)


42. Yi-Huan Lee, Chi-Jen Kao, and Chi-An Dai* “In-situ template Synthesis of Polymer/Semiconductor Nanohybrid Using Amphiphillic Conducting Block Copolymers” Langmuir, 26, 4196, 2010. (SCI, IF: 4.097, 2008)


41. Chi-An Dai,* Chun-Jie Chang, An-Cheng Kao, Wei-Bor Tsai, Wen-Shiang Chen, Wei-Ming Liu, Wen-Pin Shih, and Chien-Ching Ma, “Polymer Actuator Based on PVA/PAMPS Ionic Membrane: Optimization of Ionic Transport Properties” Sensors and Actuators A-Physical. 155, 152, 2009. (SCI, IF:1.724, 2008)


40. Chi-An Dai,* Chih-Chun Hsiao, Shih-Chun Weng, An-Cheng Kao, Chien-Pan Liu, Wei-Bor Tsai, Wen-Shiang Chen, Wei-Ming Liu, Wen-Pin Shih, and Chien-Ching Ma,”Membrane Actuator Based on Ionic Polymer Network and Carbon Nanotube: Synergy of Ionic Transport and Mechanical Properties” Smart Materials & Structures, 18, 085016, 2009. (SCI, IF: 1.743, 2008)


39. Chun-Chih Ho, Yi-Huan Lee, Chi-An Dai, Rachel A. Segalman, Wei-Fang Su* “Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Poly(diethylhexyloxy-p-phenylenevinylene) -b-poly(methyl methacrylate) Rod-Coil Block Copolymer” Macromolecules, 42, 4208, 2009. (SCI, IF: 4.407, 2008)


38. Ying-Da Luo, Wen-Yen Chiu,* Chi-An Dai* “Facile Synthesis of One-to-One Copy of Monomer Droplet to Latex Particle via Equilibrium Stabilized Miniemulsion Polymerization” Polym. Eng. Sci. 49, 1043, 2009. (SCI, IF: 1.245, 2008)


37. Ying-Da Luo, Chi-An Dai, Wen-Yen Chiu* “Nucleation Mechanism and Morphology of Composite Latex Polystytrene/Fe3O4 Particles via Miniemulsion Polymerization Using AIBN as Initiator” J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 112, 975, 2009. (SCI, IF: 1.187, 2008)


36. Chun-Chih Ho, Chi-An Dai, and Wei-Fang Su*High Yield Synthesis of Diverse Well-Defined End-Functionalized Polymer by Combination of Anionic Polymerization and Click Chemistry” J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 111, 1571, 2009. (SCI, IF: 1.187, 2009)


35. Keng-Jen Lin, Chi-An Dai, King-Fu Lin* “Revisit to the Formation Mechanism of Exfoliated Montmorillonite/PMMA Nanocomposite Latex through Soap-Free Emulsion Polymerization” J. Polym. Sci. Part A. Polym. Chem. 47, 459, 2009. (SCI, IF:3.529, 2007)


34. Ying-Da Luo, Chi-An Dai,* Wen-Yen Chiu “P(AA-SA) Latex Particle Synthesis via Inverse Miniemulsion Polymerization-Nucleation Mechanism and Its Application in pH Buffering” J. Colloid Interface Sci. 330, 170, 2009. (SCI, IF: 2.309, 2007)


Book Chapter


1. Wei-Bor Tsai, Chi-An Dai, “Interactions of Cells with Biomaterial Nanostructured Surfaces” In Handbook of Nanostructured Biomaterials and Their Applications in Nanobiotechnology”, Vol 1: Biomaterials. Edited by H. S. Nalwa. American Scientific Publishers, Baltimore, USA 2005.




1. Chi-An Dai, A. H. Tsou, S. C. Meissner, “Method for Engagement Cutting an Imaging Element”

US Patent No: 6431037, Publication Date: August 13, 2002. Japan Patent No: JP 2000084890, Publication Date: March 28, 2000.


2. 林唯芳,何俊智,戴子安, “含均勻分散奈米粒子之共聚高分子及包含其之奈米電子傳輸材料與光電元件” Taiwan Patent No. I-271876, 2007.


3. Wei-Fang Su, Chi-An Dai, and Chun-Chih Ho “Composite Material With Electron-Donating and Electron-Accepting Property, Method for Forming the Same, and Their Application” US Patent No. 7,704,415 B2, 2010.


4. Wen-Shiang Chen, Hao-Li Liu, Yen-Tung Huang, Chien-Ching Ma, Wei-Bor Tsai, Wen-Pin Shih, and Chi-An Dai, “Artificial Sphincter System” US Patent NO. 7,955,389B2, 2011.


5. 戴子安,顏家鈺,施文彬,陳建鈞,具有奈米二氧化鈦粒子之光起始高分子水晶體材料及其製備方式中華民國,發明專利第I-407980號,2013


6. 林唯芳,戴子安,顏唯哲嵌段式共聚物及其形成方法中華民國,發明專利第I-418569號,2013