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Department of Chemistry


LIAO, Wei-Ssu

LIAO, Wei-Ssu
Associate Professor
Room B374, Chemistry Building
Fax: +886-2-3366-8732
Research Interest

  • Bench-Top Nanofabrication.

  • Nanomaterials for Biosensing.

  • Novel Analytical Platforms.

Career and Service Experiences

  • B.S., 2000, National Cheng Kung University.

  • M.S., 2002, National Taiwan University.

  • Ph.D., 2009, Texas A&M University.

  • Visiting Scholar, 2009, The Pennsylvania State University.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, 2009-2013, University of California, Los Angeles.

  • Assistant Professor, 2013-2019, National Taiwan University.

  • Associate Professor, 2019-present, National Taiwan University.

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Performance Award, 2021, National Taiwan University.

  • Lam Research Ph.D. Student Thesis Advisor Award, 2019, National Taiwan University.

  • Excellent Young Scholar Research Grant, 2019, Ministry of Science and Technology.

  • Excellent Teaching Award, 2018, National Taiwan University.

  • Distinguished Lectureship Award on Analytical Chemistry, 2018, Chemical Society of Japan.

  • Excellent Teaching Award, 2017, National Taiwan University.

  • Graduate Student Research and Presentation Grant, 2009, Texas A&M University.

  • Martin Corera Travel Awards, 2008, Texas A&M University.

  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award in MCF Open House, 2008, Texas A&M University.

  • Thomas J. Hairston Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 2008, Texas A&M University.

  • Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, 2005‑2006, Texas A&M University.

  • Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, 2001, National Taiwan University.

Research Content
Selected Publications

  1. Yi S, Chen JS, Wang CM, Liao WS* “Manipulating Chemical Processes by Pseudosolid Spatial Limitation” JACS Au 1 (2021): 1435-1444

  2. Wang CM, Chen CY, Liao WS* “Enclosed Paper-Based Analytical Devices: Concept, Variety, and Outlook” Analytica Chimica Acta 1144 (2021): 158-174

  3. Wang CM, Lin TY, Liao CL, Lu CY*, Liao WS* “Delicate Junction Meniscus Manipulation for Three-Dimensional Nanostructures using Partially Molten Interfaces: Implications for Plasmonic Sensing” ACS Applied Nano Materials 4 (2021): 10545-10555

  4. Chen CY, Tan YZ, Hsieh PH, Wang CM, Shibata H, Maejima K, Wang TY, Hiruta Y, Citterio D*, Liao WS* “Metal-Free Colorimetric Detection of Pyrophosphate Ions by Inhibitive Nanozymatic Carbon Dots” ACS Sensors 5 (2020): 1314-1324

  5. Tsai YJ, Wang CM, Chang TS, Sutradhar S, Chang CW, Chen CY, Hsieh CH, Liao WS* “Multilayered Ag NPs-PEDOT-Paper Composite Device for Human-Machine Interfacing” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11 (2019): 10380-10388

  6. Chen CY, Li HH, Chu HY, Wang CM, Chang CW, Lin LE, Hsu CC, Liao WS* “Finely Tunable Surface Wettability by Two‑Dimensional Molecular Manipulation” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10 (2018): 41814-41823

  7. Chen CY, Wang CM, Chen PS, Liao WS* “Surface Functional DNA Density Control by Programmable Molecular Defects” Chemical Communications 54 (2018): 4100-4103

  8. Chen CY, Wang CM, Chen PS, Liao WS* “Self‑Standing Aptamers by An Artificial Defect-Rich Matrix” Nanoscale 10 (2018): 3191-3197

  9. Wang TY, Chen CY, Wang CM, Tan YZ, Liao WS* “Multicolor Functional Carbon Dots via One-Step Refluxing Synthesis” ACS Sensors 2 (2017): 354-363

  10. Liao WS, Cheunkar S, Cao HH, Bednar HR, Weiss PS*, Andrews AM* “Subtractive Patterning via Chemical Lift-Off Lithography” Science 337 (2012): 1517-1521

Update: 2022-01-25