B.S., National Cheng Kung University, June 2003; M.S., National Taiwan University, June 2005; Ph.D., National Taiwan University, 2010.
Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.
Taiwanese NSC Postdoctoral Fellow, Feb. 2012 to Jan. 2013; EPSRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, March 2013 till now
Postdoctoral research associate
University of Cambridge
Favourite thing to do in science Explore the unknowns!
I am interested in doing some chemistry using carbon dioxide, sunlight and water to make “energy” to drive automobiles.
In nature, plant can use sunlight water, and carbon dioxide to make food, such as sugar, which can provide us energy for daily work. However, it take several months for these plants to make food, and these plants can only make food at specific season. In response to these issues, I am working on an artificial leaf, which has similar functions as the leaves in plant. The target of this research is to produce fuel by using atmospheric CO2, water, and sunlight . Of course, this artificial leaf should be made of cheap material, which allows everyone to use it.
My Typical Day
Make a good “leaf”, and use it to make fuel if there is a good weather.
What I'd do with the money
Donate all the money to education
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
enthusiastic and energetic
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
A maths teacher in my junior high school
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Find a permanent job, be healthy, and a happy family
Tell us a joke.
One day, 0 meets 8, and he tells 8 that why you wear belt?