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Wei-Fan Kuan

Wei-Fan Kuan

Assistant Professor


  • Doctorate – University of Delaware 2015

  • Bachelors – National Taiwan University 2008


  • Assistant Professor – Chang Gung University (2021 – Present)

  • Team Leader – Office of Sustainable Development (2023 – Present)

  • Post-Doctorate – National Taiwan University (2020 – 2021)

  • Senior Scientist – Solid State Battery Inc. (2017 – 2019)

  • Post-Doctorate – University of Delaware (2015 – 2016)

Research Areas

  • All solid-state lithium battery and lithium-ion battery

  • Catalysis and surface phenomena

  • Functional polymer membranes

  • Battery recycling and sustainability


Phone: (03)-2118800 Ext 5287


Sustainable and Energy Science Lab

Select Publications 

For a complete listing of publications, please visit our Group website or Google Scholar

  1. Wei-Fan Kuan, Ching-Hsiu Chung, Monica Mengdie Lin, Fang-Yi Tu, Yo-Hsiang Chen, Wen-Yueh Yu, “Activation of Carbon Dioxide with Surface Oxygen Vacancy of Ceria Catalyst: An Insight from In-Situ X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure Analysis,” Materials Today Sustainability, 2023, 100425

  2. Yan-Sheng Xu, Wei-Fan Kuan*, “Asymmetrically Architectured PVDF Membranes with Enhanced Ion Conduction for Lithium-Metal Battery,” Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2023, 104910

  3. Wei-Fan Kuan, Fang-Yu Chang, Jhih-Jing Chang, Hsuan-Chih Kuo, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Jenn Fang Su, Ching-Lung Chen, “Building high-capacity mesoporous adsorbents for fluoride removal through increased surface oxygen anions using organogel-assisted synthesis,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 2023, 401, 136784

  4. W.-F. Kuan, W.-Y. Yu, F.-Y. Tu, C.-H. Chung, Y.-C. Chang, L.-J. Chen*, “Facile Reflux Preparation of Defective Mesoporous Ceria Nanorod with Superior Catalytic Activity for Direct Carbon Dioxide Conversion into Dimethyl Carbonate,” Chemical Engineering Journal, 2022, 430, part 1, 132941

  5. C.-J. Wang, W.-F. Kuan, H.-P. Lin, Y. A. Shchipunov, L.-J. Chen*, “Facile Hydrophilic Modification of Polydimethylsiloxane-Based Sponges for Efficient Oil–Water Separation,” Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2021, 96(25), 144-155 (co-first author)

  6. J. F. Su, W.-F. Kuan, C.-L. Chen, C. P. Huang*, “Bimetallic Electrodes with Rectangular 2d Surface-Atomic Structures for Electrochemical Nitrate Reduction,” Applied Catalysis A: General, 2020, 606(25), 117809

  7. J. F. Su, W.-F. Kuan, H. Liu, C. P. Huang*, “Mode of Electrochemical Deposition on The Structure and Morphology of Bimetallic Electrodes and its Effect on Nitrate Reduction Toward Nitrogen Selectivity,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019, 257(15), 117909

  8. W.-F. Kuan, N. A. Nguyen, E. H. Reed, M. E. Mackay, T. H. Epps, III*, "Using Tapered Interfaces to Manipulate Nanoscale Morphologies in Ion-Doped Block Polymers," MRS Communications, 2015, 5(2), 251

  9. W.-F. Kuan, R. Remy, M. E. Mackay, T. H. Epps, III, "Controlled Ionic Conductivity via Tapered Block Polymer Electrolytes," RSC Advances, 2015, 5, 12597

  10. W. Cho, J. Wu, B. S. Shima, W.-F. Kuan, S. E. Mastroianni, W.-S. Young, C.-C. Kuo, T. H. Epps, III, D. C. Martin*, "Synthesis and Characterization of Bicontinuous Cubic Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene) Gyroid (PEDOT GYR) Gels," Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 5115


  1. F. Rastegar, W.-F. Kuan, “Composite Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices,” U.S. Patent US11394056B2, 2022

  2. T. H. Epps, III and W.-F. Kuan, “Tapered Block Copolymer Electrolytes,” U.S. Patent US20150197585A1, granted, 2018