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Department of Chemistry


CHENG, Soofin

CHENG, Soofin
Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Professor
Room B577, Chemistry Building
Fax: +886-2-3366-8671
Research Interest

  • Synthesis and Preparation of New Materials, Especially for the Utilization in Catalysis, Photo-Catalysis, and Fuel Cells.

  • Synthesis and Applications of Nano-Porous and Nano-Composite Materials.

  • Solid Catalysts in Synthesis of Fine Chemicals and Sustainable Energies.

  • Instrumental Analysis and Spectroscopy for Characterization of New Materials.

Career and Service Experiences

  • B.S., 1975, National Tsing-Hua University.

  • Ph.D., 1982, Texas A&M University.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1982-1985, Texas A&M University.

  • Associate Professor, 1985-1986; Professor, 1989-present, Department of Chemistry.

  • Director, 2006-2011, Instrumentation Center, National Taiwan University.

  • Visiting Scholar, 1997, Colorado State University.

  • Professor Emeritus, 2019-02-present, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University.

Honors and Awards

  • 2007~2017 Academic Pulication Awards of NTU.

  • 2007-2011 JCR highly cited paper.

Selected Publications

  1. Sung, K.-H.; Cheng, S.* “Effect of Nb doping in WO3/ZrO2 catalysts on gas phase dehydration of glycerol to form acrolein” RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 41880–41888.

  2. Chang, C.-C.; Lee, -F.; S. Cheng* “Highly catalytic active micro/meso- porous Ti-MCM-36 prepared by grafting method” J. Chem. Mater. A, 2017, 5, pp. 15676–15687.

  3. Yang, C.-W.; Chen, K.-H.; Cheng, S.* “Effect of pore-directing agents in SBA-15 nanoparticles on the performance of Nafion/SBA-15n composite membranes for DMFC” Membrane Sci., 2017, 526, 106-117.

  4. Lin, Y.-C.; Huang, Y.-W.; Sung, K.-H.; Lin, T.-H.; Cheng, S.* S. "Hydration of DCPD over sulfonic acid-functionalized SBA-15 catalyst" Ind. Eng. Chem., 2016, 44, 60–66.

  5. Yang, C.-W.; Chen, K.-H.; Cheng, S.* “Effect of pore-directing agents and silanol groups in mesoporous silica nanoparticles as Nafion fillers on the performance of DMFCs” RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 111666–111680.

  6. Yeh, C.; Sun, Y.-R.; Huang, S.-J.; Tsai, Y.-M.; Cheng, S.* “Alternating chiral selectivity of aldol reactions under the confined space of mesoporous silica” Commun. 2015, 51, 17116-17119.

  7. Lee, J.-Y.;* Chen, C.-H.; Cheng, S.*“Adsorption of Acid Dyes by Functionalized SBA-15 Mesoporous Silica of Different Pore Lengths” Chin. Chem. Soc. 2015, 62, 483-494.

  8. Jin, F.; Lin, T.-H.; Chang, C.-C.; Wan, B.-Z.; Lee, J.-F.; Cheng, * “Gold supported on Ti incorporated MCM-36 as efficient catalysts in propylene epoxidation with H2 and O2RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 61710-61718.

  9. Chang, C.-C.; Jin, F.; Jang, L.-Y.; Lee, J.-F.; Cheng, S.*“Effect of the grafting agent on the structure and catalytic performance of Ti-MCM-22” Sci. Technol., 2015, 6, 7631–7642.

  10. Huang, Y.-W.; Cheng, S.*“Carboxylate-intercalated Layered Double Hydroxides for H2 Sorption Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 13452 – 13463.

  11. Chen, S.-Y.; Yokoi, T.; Tang, C.-Y.; Jang, L.-Y.; Tatsumi, T.; Chan, J. C. C.; Cheng, S.* “Sulfonic Acid-functionalized Platelet SBA-15 Materials as Efficient Catalysts for Biodiesel Synthesis” Green Chem.201113, 2920–2930.

Update: 2021-05-26