Chia-Ying Chiang Associate Professor

  • Ph.D. in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, USA, 2012.
  • M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Taiwan, 2008.
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Taiwan, 2006.

Research areas

The research group of Professor Chiang is focused on the sustainable engineering processes. We aim to utilize the renewable resources and earth abundant materials to generate our clean energy such as utilizing solar energy to generate hydrogen, a high-quality energy carrier and developing the electrocatalysts to lower the over-potential of water splitting hydrogen evolution reaction as well as oxygen evolution reaction. We are also interested in designing a high mass and heat transfer system based on the process intensification concept to increase the process efficiency and lower the capital cost. The current research topics are:

  1. Electrocatalytic water splitting for hydrogen generation
  2. Photoelectrochemical cell for solar to hydrogen conversion
  3. Process intensification to enhance mass and heat transfer


Selected publications


  1. Vo, TG ; Chiu, JM ; Chiang, CY* ; Tai, Y*,"Solvent-engineering assisted synthesis and characterization of BiVO4 photoanode for boosting the efficiency of photoelectrochemical water splitting",SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS(2017),166,212-221.
  2. C. Y. Chiang, D. W. Lee, H. S. Liu* ," Carbon Dioxide Capture by Sodium Hydroxide-Glycerol Aqueous Solution in a Rotating Packed Bed. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers(2017), 72,29-36.
  3. C. Y. Chiang, A. Casandra, W. Suryaputra, S. Y. Lin* ," Drop Impingement of Water and Aqueous SDS Solution of 2.5xCMC on Polycarbonates. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry(2017), 49,189-197.
  4. Chen, YW  ; Lin, SY; Chiang, CY*,"Molybdenum Sulfide for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction: The Importance of Solution Dynamic Wetting Behavior in The Drying Process",LANGMUIR(2017),33,19,4638-4646.
  5. C. Y. Chiang*, Y. Shin, S. Ehrman (2016) Dopant Effects on Conductivity in Copper Oxide Photoelectrochemical Cells. Applied Energy, 164, 1039-1042.
  6. Y. H. Chang, F. Y. Wu, T. Y. Chen, C. L. Hsu, F. Wiryo, K. W. Wei, C. Y. Chiang, L. J. Li* (2014) Three-Dimensional Molybdenum Sulfide Sponges for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. Small, 10, 895-900.
  7. T. Y. Chen, Y. H. Chang, C. L. Hsu, K. W. Wei, C. Y. Chiang*, L. J. Li* (2013) Comparative Study on Thermolysis-Produced MoS2 and WS2 for Electrocatalytic Water Splitting. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, 12302-12309.
  8. C. Y. Chiang, J. Epstein, A. Brown, J. N. Munday, J. Culver, S. Ehrman* (2012) Biological Templates for Anti Reflective Current Collectors for Photoelectrochemical Cell Applications. Nano Letters, 12, 6005-6011.
  9. C. Y. Chiang, Y. Shin, K. Aroh, S. Ehrman* (2012) Copper Oxide Photocathodes Prepared by a Solution Based Process. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 8232-8239.
  10. C. Y. Chiang, Y. Y. Liu, Y. S. Chen, H. S. Liu* (2012) Absorption of Hydrophobic Volatile Organic Compounds by a Rotating Packed Bed. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, 9441-9445
  11. C. Y. Chiang, M. H. Chang, H. S. Liu, C. Y. Tai, S. Ehrman* (2012) Process Intensification in The Production of Photocatalysts for Solar Hydrogen Generation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, 5207-5215.
  12. C. Y. Chiang, Y. Shin, S. Ehrman* (2012) Li Doped CuO Film Electrodes for Photoelectrochemical Cells. Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 159, B227-B231.
  13. C. Y. Chiang, K. Aroh, S. Ehrman*, (2012) Copper Oxide Nanoparticle Made by Flame Spray Pyrolysis for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting – Part I. CuO Nanoparticle Preparation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37, 4871-4879.



Professional Experience

2018-NOW , Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.

2013-2018 , Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.

2012-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow in Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

2012 Summer, Lecturer in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Maryland, USA

Honors & Awards

  • Recruitments of Special Oustanding Personnel with Subsidies from the National Science Council, Executive Yuan, Taiwan 2013-2015
  • Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2013
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Doctoral Research Award 2012
  • Poster Award, ResearchFest, Maryland 2012
  • IGERT Symposium Award, Energy and Sustainability Conference, Delaware 2011
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Service Award 2010 
  • University of Maryland Graduate Assistantship 2009-2012
  • Anneke Levelt Sengers Graduate Fellowship 2008-2009
  • James Clark School of Engineering Distinguished Fellowship 2008-2009
Lab group members

Last update: 2018.05.25