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Kong-Wei Cheng

Cheng, Kong-Wei



  • Doctorate – National Taiwan University 2002
  • Bachelors – National Taiwan University 1996


  • Senior Reviewer – MOST, Taiwan (2019 – Present)

  • Professor – Chang Gung University (2013 – Present)

  • Associate Professor – Chang Gung University (2009 – 2013)

  • Assistant Professor – Chang Gung University (2006 – 2009)

  • Researcher-Industrail Technology & Research Institure (2002 – 2006)

  • Post-Doctorate – National Taiwan University (2002 – 2002)

Research Areas

  • Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemical Reaction

  • Air Electrode in the Metal-air Battery

  • 3D-Printing Technology and Their Applications

  • Thin Film Growth and Antibacterial Activity Study

  • Solar Cell and Electrochemical Reaction


Phone: (03)-2118800 Ext 3353


Energy Materials and Thermodynamic Lab


  1. 2016 Best Post and Oral Presentation Award, 34th Taiwan Catalyst and Reaction Engineering Conference

  2. 2016 Outstanding Paper Award, Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineering

  3. 2014 IEEE ISNE 2014 best student award

  4. 2010 Outstanding Paper Award, Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineering

Select Publications  

  1.  J. K. Lee, K. W. Cheng*, Surface modification of the p-type Cu2ZnSnS4 photocathode with n-type zinc oxide nanorods for photo-driven salt water splitting, Int. J. Hydrogen Energ. 2021,46, 26961-26975.

  2. K. Y. Lee, K. W. Cheng*, Preparation of Silver-tin-sulphide/Zinc Oxide Nanorod Arrays Electrodes Using Chemical Synthesis Method for Photoelectrochemical Applications, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater. in Electron, 2021, 32, 10532-10548.

  3. N. C. Lau, M. H. Tsai, D. W. Chen, C. H. Chen, K. W. Cheng,* Preparation and Characterization for Antibacterial Activities of 3D Printing Polyetheretherketone Disks Coated with Various Ratios of Ampicillin and Vancomycin salts. Applied Sciences, 2020,10, 97.

  4. D. W. Chen, K. Y. Lee, M. H. Tsai, T. Y. Lin, C. H. Chen, K. W. Cheng,* Antibacterial Application on Staphylococcus aureus Using Antibiotic Agent/Zinc Oxide Nanorod Arrays/Polyethylethylketone Composite Samples. Nanomaterials , 2019, 9, 713.

  5. K. W. Cheng*, S. W. Hong, Influences of Silver and Zinc Contents in the Stannite Ag2ZnSnS4 Photoelectrodes on Their Photoelectrochemical Performances in the Salt-Water Solution. ACS, Applied Materials & Interface, 2018, 10, 22130-22142.

  6. C. H. Chen, Y. Y. Yao, H. C. Tang, T. Y. Lin, D. W. Chen*,  K. W. Cheng*. Long-term Antibacterial Performances of the Biodegradable Polylactic Acid Materials with Directly Absorption of Antibiotic Agents. RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 16223-16231.

  7. K. W. Cheng*, Y. Chou, Photoelectrochemical Performances of the Cubic AgSnSe2 Thin Film Electrodes Created Using the Selenization of Thermal Evaporated Ag-Sn Metal Precursors. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2017, 87, 182-195.

  8. K. W. Cheng*, H. J. Jhang, C. T. Li, K. C. Ho, Solution-Growth-Synthesized Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Nanoparticles in Ethanol Bath for the Applications of Dye-sensitized Solar Cell and Photoelectrochemical Reaction. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2017, 74, 136-145.  (IEEE ISNE 2014 best student award)

  9. K. W. Cheng*, K. Hinaro, M. P. Antony, Photoelectrochemical water splitting using Cu(In,Al)Se2 photoelectrodes developed via selenization of sputtered Cu–In–Al metal precursors. Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells, 2016, 151, 120-130.

  10. K. W. Cheng*, W. T. Tsai, Y. H. Wu, Photo-enhanced salt-water splitting using orthorhombic Ag8SnS6 photoelectrodes in photoelectrochemical         cells. Journal of Power Sources, 2016 317, 81-92.


  1. K. W. Cheng, J. C. Huang, C. C. Wu, T. C. Lee, C. S. Hsiao, Method and apparatus for growing a composite metal sulfide photocatalyst thin film, US Patent 8,703,251.
  2. K. W. Cheng, J. C. Huang, W. S. Chang, T. C. Lee, C. C. Wu, Method and apparatus of growing a thin film, US. Patent 8,420,186
  3.  M. Y. Hua, H. C. Chen, R. Y. Tsai, K. W. Cheng, Electrode for an electrochemical device and method for detecting hydrogen peroxide using the electrode, US Patent 8,702,924
  4. W. C. Pan, F. Y. Tsai, K. W. Cheng, S. M. Yeh, H. C. Hsu,Z. Y. Chen, Method for making a solar cell, US. Patent 8,404,511.