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Department of Chemistry


MOU, Chung-Yuan

MOU, Chung-Yuan
Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Chair Professor for Research
Room B578, Chemistry Building
Fax: +886-2-3366-8671
Research Interest

  • Statistical mechanics: Supercooled water

  • Application to nanoaperture molecular sieve

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

  • Biomedical applications of Mesoporous Silica

Career and Service Experiences

  • B.S., 1970, National Taiwan University.

  • Ph.D., 1975, Washington University, St Louis.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1975-1977 University of Oregon.

  • Associate Professor, 1978-1982, Professor, 1982-present, National Taiwan University.

  • Deputy Minister, 2012-2014, National Science Council.

  • Professor Emeritus, 2020-08-present, Department of Chemistry

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council,

  • Outstanding Scholar Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, 1997-2000.

  • National Professorship, Ministry of Education, 2000-2003.

  • Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society, 2002.

  • Cozzarelli Prize, the National Academy of Science of USA, 2006.

  • University Chair Professor, National Taiwan University, 2007-2012.

  • Scientific Chair Professor, Far Eastern Y. Z. Hsu Science and Technology Memorial Foundation, 2008.

  • TWAS Prize, the World Academy of Sciences, 2013.

  • Member of Academia Sinica, 2016.

Research Content
Selected Publications

  1. Jen-Hsuan Chang, Ping-Hsing Tsai, Wei Chen, Shih-Hwa Chiou and Chung-Yuan Mou, “Dual Delivery of siRNA and Plasmid DNA using Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles to Differentiate Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells into Dopaminergic Neurons” J Mater Chem B, 2017, 5, 3012

  2. Ming-Han Liu, Yun-Wen Chen, Xiaoyan Liu, Tien-Sung Lin, Jyh-Fu Lee, Jer-Lai Kuo, and Ming-Wen Chu, Chung-Yuan Mou, 2016 “Mobile Gold Atoms moving in and out of Zinc Oxide as a Nanocatalyst” ACS Catalysis, 2016, 6, 115

  3. Chih-Cheng Liu, Chung-Yuan Mou, Steve S.-F. Yu, and Sunney I. Chan, “Heterogeneous formulation of the tricopper complex for efficient catalytic conversion of methane into methanol at ambient temperature and pressure” Energy & Environ Sci., 2016, 9, 1361

  4. Kao-Hsiang Liu, Yang Zhang, U-Ser Jeng, Chung-Yuan Mou, 2015 “Density of Hydrophobic Confined Deeply-Cooled Water Investigated by Small Angle X-ray Scattering” J Chem Phys. 2015, 143, 094704

  5. Kun-Che Kao, Chen-Han Lin, Tzu-Ying Chen, Yi-Hsin Liu, and Chung-Yuan Mou, “A General Method of Growing Large Area Mesoporous Silica Thin Film on Flat Substrates with Perpendicular Nanochannels” Amer. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 3779

  6. Feng-Peng Chang, Yi-Ping Chen, Chung-Yuan Mou, 2014 “Intracellular implant of enzyme encapsulated hollow silica nanosphere for protein therapy: Cascade system of superoxide dismutase and catalase” Small, 2014, 10, 4785

  7. Wei Chen, Ping-Hsing Tsai, Yann Hung, Shih-Hwa Chiou, and Chung-Yuan Mou,“A Non-viral Cell Tracking and Differentiation Agent for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Based on Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles” ACS Nano, 2013, 7 , 8423

  8. Chen,Y.-P; Chen, C.-T.; Hung,-Y.; Chou,C.-M; Liu, T.-P; Liang, M.-R.; Chen, C.-T. ; Mou, C-Y.* “A New Strategy for Intracellular Delivery of Enzyme Using Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Superoxide Dismutase” Amer. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 1516.

  9. Wu, S.-H. ; Mou, C-Y.*; Lin, H. -P* “Synthesis of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 3862.

  10. Liu, X-Y.; Liu, M-H.; Luo, Y.C.; Mou, C-Y.*; Lin, S. D.; Cheng, H-K.; Chen, J-M.; Lee, J-F.; Lin, T-S. “Strong Metal-Support Interactions Between Gold Nanoparticles and ZnO Nanorods in CO Oxidation” Amer. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 10251.

Update: 2022-08-01