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Chia-Liang Sun


Chia-Liang Sun

Associate Professor 

Tel:+886-3-2118800 ext. 5379

E-mail:clsun@mail.cgu.edu.tw  or  sunchialiang@gmail.com


Work Experience
Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Postdoctoral Fellow 2003-2008
Institute for Chemical Processing and Environmental Technology, National Research Council, Canada Visiting Scholar 2006
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Stanford University, USA Physical Science Research Associate 2008


Academic Education
National Chiao-Tung University Ph.D. 1998-2002
National Tsing-Hua University B.S. 1994-1998


Graphene, Graphene Nanoribbon and Carbon Nanotubes


Fuel Cells


First-Principle Calculations

Ferroelectric Memory


Research of Interest
Graphene-based Composite Nanomaterials
Graphene, graphene nanoribbon, carbon nanotube used for biosensor or fuel cells
Synthesis of size-selected and multicomponent nanocatalysts
Methanol oxidation, CO-stripping voltammetry, oxygen reduction, and biosensing electrochemical reaction
Construction of nanostructured surfaces using first-principles calculations


Recent Publications
  1. S. Y. Chen* and C. L. Sun, “Ferroelectric characteristics of oriented Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 films,” J. Appl. Phys. 90, 2970 (2001). (NSC-88-2216-E-009-028)
  2. A. Chin*, M. Y. Yang, C. L. Sun, and S. Y. Chen, “Stack gate PZT/Al2O3 one transistor ferroelectric memory,” IEEE Electron Device Lett. 22, 336 (2001). (NSC 89-2215-E-009-099)
  3. C. L. Sun, S. Y. Chen*, M. Y. Yang, and A. Chin, “Characteristics of Pb(Zr0.53Ti0.47)O3 on metal and Al2O3/Si substrates,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 148, F203 (2001). (NSC88-2218-009-011 and NSC89-2215-E-009-100)
  4. C. L. Sun, S. Y. Chen*, S. B. Chen, and A. Chin, “Effect of annealing temperature on physical and electrical properties of Bi3.25La0.75Ti3O12 thin films on Al2O3 buffered Si,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 1984 (2002). (NSC88-2218-009-011 and NSC90-2215-E-009-061)
  5. S. Y. Chen*, C. L. Sun, S. B. Chen, and A. Chin, “Bi3.25La0.75Ti3O12 thin films on ultrathin Al2O3 buffered Si for ferroelectric memory application,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3168 (2002). (NSC90-2215-E-009-061 and NSC89-2215-E-009-100)
  6. C. L. Sun, S. Y. Chen*, M. Y. Yang, and A. Chin, “Electrical and structural characteristics of PbTiO3 thin films with ultra-thin Al2O3 buffer layers,” Mater. Chem. Phys. 78, 412 (2002). (NSC 89-2218-009-049)
  7. C. L. Sun, H. W. Wang, M. C. Chang, M. S. Lin, and S. Y. Chen*, “Characterization of BaPbO3 and Ba(Pb1-xBix)O3 thin films,” Mater. Chem. Phys. 78, 507 (2002). (NSC 89-2218-E-009-049 and NSC 90-2113-M-033-009)
  8. C. L. Sun, J. J. Hsu, S. Y. Chen*, and A. Chin, “Effect of Zr/Ti ratios on characterization of Pb(ZrxTi1-x)O3 thin films on Al2O3 buffered Si for one-transistor memory applications,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 150, G187 (2003). (NSC91-2215-E009-051)
  9. C. L. Sun and S. Y. Chen*, “Role of interface reaction at high temperature in electrical characteristics of Bi3.25La0.75Ti3O12/ Al2O3/Si capacitors,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 150, C600 (2003). (NSC91-2215-E009-051)
  10. Z. H. Lan, W. M. Wang, C. L. Sun, S. C. Shi, C. W. Hsu, T. T. Chen, K. H. Chen, C. C. Chen, Y. F. Chen, and L. C. Chen*, “Growth Mechanism, structure and IR photoluminescence studies of indium nitride nanorods,” J. of Cryst. Growth 269, 87 (2004).
  11. C. L. Sun*, S. Y. Chen, C. C. Liao, and A. Chin, “Low voltage lead titanate/Si one-transistor ferroelectric memory with good device characteristics,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4726 (2004). (NSC93-2215-E009-001)
  12. C. L. Sun, L. C. Chen*, M. C. Su, L. S. Hong, O. Chyan, C. Y. Hsu, K. H. Chen, T. F. Chang, and L. Chang, “Ultrafine platinum nanoparticles uniformly dispersed on arrayed CNx nanotubes with high electrochemical activity,” Chem. Mater. 17, 3749 (2005).
  13. W. C. Fang, J. H. Huang*, L. C. Chen, Y. O. Su, K. H. Chen, and C. L. Sun, “Carbon nanotubes directly grown on Ti electrodes and enhancement in their electrochemical properties by nitric acid treatment,” Electrochem. Solid-State Lett. 9 (1), A5 (2006).
  14. W. C. Fang, J. H. Huang, C. L. Sun, P. Papakonstantinou, L. C. Chen*, and K. H. Chen, “Superior electrochemical performance of CNx nanotubes using TiSi2 buffer layer on Si substrates,” J. Vac. Sci. Tech. B 24 (1), 87 (2006).
  15. W. C. Fang, C. L. Sun, J. H. Huang, L. C. Chen*, O. M. Chyan, K. H. Chen, and P. Papakonstantinou, “Enhanced electrochemical properties of arrayed CNx nanotubes directly grown on Ti-Buffered Si substrates,” Electrochem. Solid-State Lett. 9 (3), A175 (2006).
  16. C. L. Sun, H. W. Wang, M. Hayashi*, L. C. Chen, and K. H. Chen*, “Atomic-scale deformation in N-doped carbon nanotubes,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (26), 8368 (2006).
  17. W. C. Fang, O. M. Chyan, C. L. Sun, C. T. Wu, C. P. Chen, K. H. Chen*, L. C. Chen, and J. H. Huang, “Arrayed CNx NT-RuO2 nanocomposites directly grown on Ti-buffered Si substrate for supercapacitor applications,” Electrochem. Commun. 9 (2), 239 (2007).
  18. J. Y. Hwang, A. Chatterjee, C. H. Shen, J. H. Wang, C. L. Sun, O. Chyan, C. W.Chen, K. H. Chen, and L. C. Chen*, “Mesoporous active carbon dispersed with ultra-fine platinum nanoparticles and their electrochemical properties,” Diam. Relat. Mat. 18 (2-3), 303 (2009). 
  19. C. L. Sun*, Y. K. Hsu, Y. G. Lin, K. H. Chen, C. Bock, B. MacDougall, X. Wu and L.C. Chen,“Ternary PtRuNi Nanocatalysts Supported on N-doped Carbon Nanotubes: Deposition Process, Materials Characterization, and Electrochemistry,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 156 (10), B1249 (2009).
  20. C. L. Sun*, P. C. Juan, Y. W. Hsu, and Y. W. Liu, “Effect of Processing Temperature on Characteristics of Metal-Ferroelectric (BiFeO3)-Insulator (HfLaO)-Silicon Capacitors,” Thin Solid Films 518, 7433 (2010).
  21. P. T. Chen, C. L. Sun*, and M. Hayashi*, “First-Principle Calculations of Hydrogen Generation Due to Water Splitting on Polar GaN Surfaces,” J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 18228 (2010).
  22. C. L. Sun*, H. H. Lee, J. M. Yang and C. C. Wu, “The Simultaneous Electrochemical Detection of Ascorbic Acid, Dopamine, and Uric Acid Using Graphene/Size-selected Pt Nanocomposites,” Biosens. Bioelectron. 26, 3450 (2011).
  23. J. T. H. Tsai*, J. S. Chen, C. L. Sun, “Fabrication of Flat Capped Carbon Nanotubes Using an Arc-discharge Method Assisted with a Sm-Co Catalyst,” J. Mater. Sci.-Mater. Electron. 22, 1387 (2011).
  24. J. G. Zhou*, J. Wang*, C. L. Sun, J. M. Maley, R. Sammynaiken, T. K. Sham*, W. F. Pong, “Nano-Scale Chemical Imaging of a Single Sheet of Reduced Graphene Oxide,” J. Mater. Chem. 21, 14622 (2011).
  25. C. L. Sun*, C. T. Chang, H. H. Lee, J. Zhou, J. Wang, T. K. Sham,W. F. Pong, “Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of a Core–Shell MWCNT/GONR Heterostructure for the Electrochemical Detection of Ascorbic Acid, Dopamine, and Uric Acid” ACS Nano 5, 7788 (2011).
  26. M. H. Yeh, C. L. Sun, J. S. Su, L. Y. Lin, C. P. Lee, C. Y. Chen, C. G. Wu, R. Vittal, K. C. Ho*, “A low-cost counter electrode of ITO glass coated with a graphene/Nafion composite film for use in dye-sensitized solar cells” Carbon 50, 4192 (2012).
  27. C. Y. Chu, C. T. Tsai, C. L. Sun*, "Synthesis of PEDOT-modified Graphene Composite Materials as Flexible Electrodes for Energy Storage and Conversion Applications" Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 37, 13880 (2012).
  28. Y. W. Hsu, T. K. Hsu, C. L. Sun*, Y. T. Nien, N. W. Pu, M. D. Ger, "Synthesis of CuO/graphene nanocomposites for nonenzymatic electrochemical glucose biosensor applications” Electrochim. Acta 82, 152 (2012).
  29. C. H. Wang, C. H. Wu, J. W. Wu, M. T. Lee, J. K. Chang*, M. D. Ger, C. L. Sun, “The effects of ionic liquid on the electrochemical sensing performance of graphene- and carbon nanotube-based electrodes” Analyst 138, 576 (2013).
  30. L. Wang, R. T. Yang*, C. L. Sun, “Graphene and other carbon sorbents for selective adsorption of thiophene from liquid fuel” AIChE J. 59 (1), 29 (2013).
  31. J. T. H. Tsai*, W. S. Wang, S. H. Chen, C. L. Sun,“Self-aligned gate dielectric in carbon nanotube field-effect transistors by anodic oxidation of aluminium” J. Exp. Nanosci. 8 (2), 138 (2013).
  32. C. L. Sun*, W. C. Cheng, T. K. Hsu, C. W. Cheng, J. L. Chang, J. M. Zen**, "Ultrasensitive and highly stable nonenzymatic glucose sensor by a CuO/graphene-modified screen-printed carbon electrode integrated with flow-injection analysis" Electrochem. Commun. 30, 91 (2013).