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Assoc. Prof Wan-Chin Yu




Dr. Wan-Chin Yu

Research Laboratory

Laboratory of Molecular Materials and Biochemical Engineering

Educational Background

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chemical Eng. , Ph.D. 

University of Manchester, Bioreactor Sys. , M.Sc. 

National Taipei Institute of Technology, Chemical Eng., Diploma


Molecular Science Building, 2nd floor

 (02)2771-2171 ext 2411

Research laboratory:

Molecular Science Building, 4th floor

(02)2771-2171 ext 2423




Professional Experience

1.    Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Science and Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology

2.    Research fellow, Development Center for Biotechnology

3.    Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan



Research Interests

1.        Synthesis and application of semiconducting oxide nanostructures

2.        Dye-sensitized solar cells

3.        Biomass utilization




1.        W.C. Chang, W.C. Yu*, L.Y. Lin*, Y.J. Yu, Y.M. Peng (2016) Size-dependent localized surface plasma resonance of Au nanoparticles in Au/ZnO photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (In press). (SCI) MOST 104-2221-E-027-103

2.        W.C. Chang, W.C. Yu*, C.H. Wu, C.Y. Wang, Z.S. Hong, R.J. Wu** (2016) Flower-like ZnO nanostructure for NO sensing at room temperature. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 16(9), 9209-9214. (SCI) MOST 104-2221-E-027-103

3.        W.C. Chang*, T.C. Tseng, W.C. Yu*, Y.Y. Lan, M.D. Ger (2016). Graphene/ZnO nanoparticle composite photoelectrodes for dye sensitized solar cells with enhanced photovoltaic performance. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 16(9), 9160-9165. (SCI).

4.        W.C. Chang, S.Y. Sie, W.C. Yu**, L.Y. Lin*, Y.J. Yu (2016) Preparation of nano-composite gel electrolytes with metal oxide additives for dye-sensitized solar cells. Electrochimica Acta 212, 333342. (SCI) MOST 104-2119-M-027-001

5.        W.C. Chang*, B.H. Tang , Y.W. Lu , W.C. Yu, L.Y. Lin*, R.J. Wu* (2016) Incorporating hydrangea-like titanium dioxide light scatterer with high dye-loading on the photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Power Sources 319, 131-138. (SCI) MOST 104-2221-E-027-103

6.        H.S. Chen, W.C. Yu*, W.C. Chang**, Y.W. Lu (2016) Olive-shaped ZnO nanocrystallite aggregates as bifunctional light scattering materials in double-layer photoanodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, Electrochimica Acta 169, 456461. (SCI) MOST 104-2221-E-027-103

7.        W.C. Chang, L.Y. Lin*, W.C. Yu* (2015) Dual-functional zinc oxide aggregates with reaction time-dependent morphology as the dye-adsorption layer for dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 757, 159166. (SCI)

8.        W. C. Chang, L.Y. Lin*, W.C. Yu** (2015) Bifunctional zinc oxide nanoburger aggregates as the dye-adsorption and light-scattering layer for dye-sensitized solar cells, Electrochimica Acta 169, 456461. (SCI)

9.        W.C. Chang, H.S. Chen, W.C. Yu* (2015) Flower-shaped ZnO nanocrystallite aggregates synthesized through a template-free aqueous solution method for dye-sensitized solar cells, Applied Physics Letters 106, 013908. (SCI) MOST 102-2221-E-027-045.

10.     W.C. Chang, C.H. Lee, W.C. Yu*, C.M. Lin (2012) Optimization of film thickness and dye adsorption time for efficient ZnO solar cells with high at-rest stability, Nanoscale Research Letters 7:688 (SCI) (NSC 101-2221-E-027-120)

11.     W.C. Chang, Y.Y. Cheng, W.C. Yu*, Y.C. Yao, C.H. Lee, H.H. Ko (2012) Enhancing performance of ZnO dye-sensitized solar cells by incorporation of multiwalled carbon nanotubes, Nanoscale Research Letters 7:166. (SCI)

12.     C.W. Chang, W.C. Yu*, W.C. Chen, R.F. Chang, W.S. Gao (2011) A study on the enzymatic digestibility of steam exploded napiergrass using artificial neural networks and regression analysis. J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. 42, 889-894. (SCI) (NSC 98-2622-E-027-037-CC3)

13.     Y.S. Lo, R.K. Choubey, W.C. Yu, W.T. Hsu, C.W. Lan* (2011) Shallow bath chemical deposition of CdS thin film. Thin Solid Films 520 (1), 217-223. (SCI)


Research Grants

1.    Green synthesis of ZnO 3D nanomaterials for dye-sensitized photovoltaic, gas sensing, and antimicrobial applications, 2016/08/01- 2017/07/31, Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C.

2.    Green synthesis of ZnO mesoporous materials and their applications to photovoltaic cells and gas sensors, 2015/08/01- 2016/07/31, Ministry of Science and Technology, R.O.C.

3.    Electrodeposition of ZnO 3-D nanostructures for highly stable flexible dye-sensitized solar cells based on plastic substrate, 2013/08/01- 2014/07/31 National Science Council, Taiwan.

4.    Electrodeposition of ZnO and application to flexible DSSC, 2012/08/01- 2013/07/31, National Science Council, Taiwan.