Our department is one of the leading institutions in engineering education and renowned for its world-class researches. We offer a comprehensive curriculum, uniquely merging the core chemical engineering courses with the essences of materials science/engineering. Our diverse research and teaching interests include: Biochemical & biomedical engineering, catalysis & reactor design, thermodynamics (chemical, solid-state, fluid-phase equilibrium), colloid & interface science, electrochemistry, packaging of electronic materials, novel material synthesis, polymer science & engineering, and soft matter physics & materials.

Dr. Heng-Kwong TsaoProfessor Office Phone: +886-3-4227151#34226 E-mail: hktsao@cc.ncu.edu.tw Office: E3-219 Lab: E3-219 Education: Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University Research Interests: Wetting Phenomena, Nanoscale Transport Phenomena, Biophysics, Polymer Physics, Colloid and Interface Science.
Thesis Publications

1.    YE Liang, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Drops on Hydrophilic Conical Fibers: Gravity Effect and Coexistent States," Langmuir, 2015, 31 (5), pp 1704–1710. DOI: 10.1021/la504552d.

2.    S Xiao, HY Chen, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Induced polar order in sedimentation equilibrium of rod-like nanoswimmers," Soft matter, 2015, 11, pp 2416-2422. DOI: 10.1039/C4SM02701A.

3.    YF Li, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Solute Concentration-Dependent Contact Angle Hysteresis and Evaporation Stains," Langmuir, 2014 30(26), pp 7716-7723. DOI: 10.1021/la501438k.

4.    Z Wang, HY Chen, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Diffusion, sedimentation equilibrium, and harmonic trapping of run-and-tumble nanoswimmers," Soft matter, 2014, 10, pp 3209-3217. DOI: 10.1039/C3SM53163E.

5.    HY Chang, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Structural and mechanical characteristics of polymersomes," Soft matter, 2014, 10, pp 6373-6381. DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01092B.

6.    HY Chang, YL Lin, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Structural Characteristics and Fusion Pathways of Onion-Like Multilayered Polymersome Formed by Amphiphilic Comb-Like Graft Copolymers," Macromolecules, 2013, 46(14), pp 5644-5656. DOI: 10.1021/ma400667n.

7.    SW Hu, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Depletion-induced size fractionation of nanorod dispersions," Soft Matter, 2013, 9, pp 7261-7266. DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50825K.

8.    YL Lin, HY Chang, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Photoresponsive Polymersomes Formed by Amphiphilic Linear–Dendritic Block Copolymers: Generation-Dependent Aggregation Behavior," Macromolecules, 2012, 45 (17), pp 71437156. DOI: 10.1021/ma301251s.

9.    SJ Hong, YF Li, MJ Hsiao, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Anomalous wetting on a superhydrophobic graphite surface," Applied Physics Letters 100, 121601 ; DOI: 10.1063/1.3697831.

10.  SW Hu, YJ Sheng, HK Tsao "Self-Assembly of Organophilic Nanoparticles in a Polymer Matrix: Depletion Interactions," J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116 (2), pp 1789–1797. DOI: 10.1021/jp2104787.

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