Prof. Der-Jang Liaw
Der-Jang LIAW, Polymer Science Doctor (Ph.D. Polymer), now he is a Chair professor of Chemical Engineering, NTUST. He got Master and Ph.D. degrees in polymer science of Osaka University (Japan). He has published about 360 SCI papers (h-index = 44 from ISI Web of Knowledge), 180 conference papers and 60 patents. In 2009, He was a recipient of the International Award from the Society of Polymer Science, Japan with Prof. J. M. J. Frechet (USA) and Prof. K. Muellen (Germany). He received Outstanding Polymer Academic Research Prize in 2012 and Lifetime Achievement Prize from Polymer Society of Taiwan in 2013. He has been a fellow of The Polymer Society of Taiwan since 2014. He has been Academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering since 2011. He is the Editorial Advisory Board of Polymer (UK), Polymer Journal (Japan), Polymer International (UK), Journal of Polymer Research (1994~2001), High Performance Polymers (UK) (NASA Editor-in-Chief), Materials (Switzerland) and Soft Nanoscience Letters (USA). He is also the International Advisory Board of Polycondensation 2014 (Tokyo) and 2016 (Moscow), IUPAC Macro2008 (Polymer Synthesis, Session Chairman), International Advisory Board of European Polymer Congress 2009 (Graz, Austria), International Advisory Committee of Pacific Polymer Federation (PPF), International Advisory Board of International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis (ISOM 19 [France], ISOM20 [Japan] and ISOM21 [Austria]), honorable guest of Nanotechnology-2015 (Dubai, UAE), Federation of Asian Polymer Societies Polymer Congress, 4FAPS-IPC 2015 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), member of Asia Polymer Association, APA-2015 (India) and Organizing Committee of Nanotechnology and Material Science, Nanotechnology-2016 (Dubai, UAE), Keynote speaker and International advisory board of ISCC2016, International Advisory Board & Invited Speaker of Polycondensation 2016, Keynote speaker of International Seminar on Science and Technology in Indonesia , Keynote speaker of International Union of Materials Research Societies-International Conference on Advanced Materials in Kyoto and Plenary& Invited speaker of IUPAC-FAPS 2017 Polymer Congress in Jeju. Currently, Prof. LIAW researches including: (1) synthesis of conjugated polymers used for carrier transporting materials of solar cells, (2) nanographenes-containing polymers, (3) Selective dispersion of carbon nanotube by conjugated polymers wrapping and (4) synthesis and characterization of high performance polyimides (PIs) and polyamides (PAs) with organo-solubility, thermal stability and optoelectronic properties. He studies on synthesis of all possible functional polymers via various polymerization techniques including free radical polymerization, ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), UV curing and moisture curing polymerizations for adhesives and coatings, polycondensation or polymer reaction for optoelectonic devices, biomaterials, next-generation semiconductor materials and solar energy applications.