Welcome to NTU Chemistry Department

Liao, Wei-Ssu
Liao, Wei-Ssu

Assistant Professor
Bioanalytical Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Sensors and Chips

Room B374, Chemistry Building

Tel: +886-2-3366-8712
Fax: +886-2-3366-8670

Research Interests

  • Bench-top Nanomaterial Fabrication
  • Biosensor and Molecular Device Design
  • On-Chip Separation Platform Build-up
  • Material Interface Characterization

Honors and Awards

  • Graduate Student Research and Presentation Grant, Texas A&M University, 2009.
  • Martin Corera Travel Awards, Texas A&M University, 2008.

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

  • Thomas J. Hairston Memorial Graduate Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2008.
  • Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, Texas A&M University, 2005-2006.
  • Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, National Taiwan University, 2001.


  • B.S., 2000, National Cheng Kung University.
  • M.S., 2002, National Taiwan University.
  • Ph.D., 2009, Texas A&M University, USA.
  • Visiting Scholar, 2009, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, 2009-2013, University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Assistant Professor, 2013-present, National Taiwan University.

Research Pictures

Liao, Wei-Ssu

Selected Publication

  1. Liao, W.-S.; Cao, H. H.; Cheunkar, S.; Shuster, M. J.; Altieri, S. C.; Weiss, P. S.* Andrews, A. M.* “Small-Molecule Arrays for Sorting G-Protein-Coupled Receptors” J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 22362–22368.
  2. Zhao, Z.; Cai, Y.; Liao, W.-S.; Cremer, P. S.* “Stepwise Molding, Etching and Imprinting to Form Libraries of Nanopatterned Substrates” Langmuir 2013, 29, 6737–6745.
  3. Claridge, S. A.; Liao, W.-S.; Thomas, J. C.; Zhao, Y.; Cao, H. H.; Cheunkar, S.; Serino, A. C.; Andrews, A. M.; Weiss, P. S.* “From the Bottom Up: Dimensional Control and Characterization in Molecular Monolayers” Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 2725–2745.
  4. Liao, W.-S.; Cheunkar, S.; Cao, H. H.; Bednar, H. R.; Weiss, P. S.*; Andrews, A. M.* “Subtractive Patterning via Chemical Lift-Off Lithography” Science 2012, 337, 1517–1521.
  5. Vaish, A.; Liao, W.-S.; Shuster, M. J.; Weiss, P. S.*; Andrews, A. M.* “Thin Gold Film-Assisted Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Biomolecule Sensing” Anal. Chem. 2011, 83, 7451–7456.
  6. Shuster, M. J.; Vaish, A.;Cao, H. H.; Guttentag, A. I.; McManigle, J. E.; Gibb, A. L.; Martinez, M. M.; Nezarati, R. M.; Hinds, J. M.; Liao, W.-S.; Weiss, P. S.*; Andrews, A. M.* “Patterning Small-Molecule Biocapture Surfaces: Microcontact Insertion Printing vs. Photolithography” Chem. Commun. 2011, 47, 10641–10643.
  7. Alenzi, N.; Liao, W.-S.; Cremer, P. S.; Sanchez-Torres, V.; Wood, T. K.; Ehlig-Conomides, C.; Cheng, Z.* “Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production from Water/Methanol Decomposition Using Ag/TiO2 Nanocomposite Thin Films” Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2010, 35, 11768–11775.
  8. Liao, W.-S.; Chen, X.; Yang, T. L.; Castellana, E. T.; Chen, J.; Cremer, P. S.* “Benchtop Chemistry for the Rapid Prototyping of Label-Free Biosensors: T-LSPR Platforms” Biointerphases 2009, 4, 80–85.
  9. Chen, J., Liao, W.-S.; Chen, X.; Yang, T. L.; Wark, S. E.; Son, D. H.; Batteas, J. D.; Cremer, P. S.* Evaporation-Induced Assembly of Quantum Dots into Nanorings” ACS Nano 2009, 3, 173–180.
  10. Liao, W.-S.; Chen, X.; Chen, J.; Cremer, P. S.* “Templating Water Stains for Nanolithography” Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 2452–2458.
  11. Liao, W.-S.; Yang, T. L.; Castellana, E. T.; Kataoka, S.; Cremer, P. S.* “A Rapid Prototyping Approach to Ag Nanoparticle Fabrication in the 10-100 nm Range” Advanced Materials 2006, 18, 2240–2243.
  12. Liao, W.-S.; Lin, C. H.; Chen, C. Y.; Kuo, C. M.; Liu, Y. C.; Wu, J. C.; Lin, C. E.* “Enantioseparation of Phenothiazines in CD-Modified CZE Using Single Isomer Sulfated CD as a Chiral Selector” Electrophoresis 2007, 28, 3922–3929.

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