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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)

  • 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-air 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. 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

  2. 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) 

  3. 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

  4. 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 

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. W.-S. Young, W.-F. Kuan, T. H. Epps, III*, "Block Copolymer Electrolytes for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries," Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 2014, 52(1), 1 (co-first author) (Inside Cover Article)

  9. W.-F. Kuan, R. Roy, L. Rong, B. S. Hsiao, T. H. Epps, III*, "Design and Synthesis of Network-Forming Triblock Copolymers Using Tapered Block Interfaces," ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1(4), 519 (Distinguished with ACS Noteworthy Chemistry, archive April 23, 2012)

  10. M. S., Tureau, W.-F. Kuan, L. Rong, B. S. Hsiao, T. H. Epps, III*, "Inducing Order from Disordered Copolymers: On Demand Generation of Triblock Morphologies Including Networks," Macromolecules, 2012, 45(11), 4599


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