Chemistry and Material Chemistry Program

The Department of Chemistry at Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) was established in 1955, and was one of the first four departments when the university was founded. In 1974, the Masters Degree Courses were established, and in the same year, the Doctorate Courses were set up. In 1999, the in-service master class was set up. Up to 2008, the Department had 4524 graduated students, and 556 students graduated from the master class, 65 students graduated from the doctor class. Excellent graduates are working in every sector and acting substantial roles in the domestic chemical industry. At present, the Department has 610 students in the day school, 83 graduate students in the master’s classes, 82 students in the in-service master classes and 44 students in the doctorate classes. The department provides a full complement of undergraduate and graduate courses in important aspects of modern chemistry. Our faculty gets research grants of more than one million US$ from national science council and industry, publishes more than eighty papers including forty SCI papers every year.


The program aims to cultivate excellent talents in Chemistry and Material Chemistry who have professional knowledge and creativeness and are surefooted, dedicated and have a balanced physical and moral quality. The students are expected to have the ability in academic study and technology research and development, so as to serve the industry and contribute to society and the country.

In consideration of the mission of the Institute, the following teaching objectives were adopted to cultivate excellent talents in chemistry and material chemistry:

Objective 1
To teach the students to establish a concrete foundation in the profession and improve the ability of further study to cope with the changing science and technology industry.


  • Graduates shall have a concrete knowledge base in physics, chemistry and Biology.
  • Graduates shall have computation skills and can solve problems with computers.
  • Students shall have the ability to analyze the mass and energy balance, and the transport phenomena in molecular, micro- and macro- scale systems.
  • Graduates shall understand the development of the science and technology industry and be able to learn new knowledge from time to time.
  • Graduates shall understand the importance of lifelong learning and be willing to dedicate to learning.

Objective 2
To train the students??customs of practice and realistic spirit, improve the ability in cross-industry study, and the teamwork spirit.


  • Graduates shall be able to perform plan preparation and efficient schedule management for synthetic chemistry.
  • Graduates shall have an ability in data collection, data analysis, oral and written reporting.
  • Graduates shall have the ability to require themselves in safe operation.
  • Graduates shall have the spirit of team work and a responsible attitude.

Objective 3
To cultivate the students` conscientious working attitude, and to train students to face challenges and make innovations.


  • Graduates shall understand their responsibility in their profession and ethics.
  • Graduates shall recognize their roles in modern society.
  • Graduates shall have an adequate ability in communication and coordination.
  • Graduates shall have a common knowledge in modern affairs and a basic foreign language ability.

Courses Title CR R/E Instructor
Seminar 4 R  
Doctoral Dissertation 12 R  
Chemical Technology 3 E  
The principle and application of Biomedical Chemistry 3 E  
Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry 3 E  
Special Topic in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 E  
Energetic Materials 3 E  
Environment Chemistry 3 E  
Polymer Physics 3 E  
Special Topics in Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 E  
Special Topic in Organic/ Inorganic Hybrid 3 E  
Special Topics in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 3 E  
Properties and Biomedical Applications of Polymer Materials (N) 3 E  
Application of Nanotechnology on Energy Resources (N) 3 E  
Special Topics in Quantum Chemistry 3 E  
Properties and Biomedical Applications of Polymer Materials 3 E  
The Theory Appliction of Materials Analysis Characterization 2 E  
Radioactive Chemistry 3 E  
Organometallic Chemistry 3 E  
The Theory Appliction of Materials Analysis Characterization 2 E  
Introduction to Molecular Spectroscopy (I) 2 E  
Synthesis of Polymer 3 E  
Special Topics in Polymer Chemistry 3 E  
Special Topic in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance & Application 3 E  
Special Topics in Chromatographic Techniques 3 E  
Special Topics In Specialty Chemicals 3 E  
Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds   E  
*CR: Credit Hours; R/E: Required/Elective

  • Each doctoral student must complete at least 24 credits of coursework plus 12 credits of dissertation.
  • Attendance at the seminar series is required.
  • One of the following general optional courses is required: Chemical Technology.
  • The Ph.D. Qualifying Examination is required for International Ph.D. program adhering to the guidelines described in the Ph.D. Qualifying Examination of Department of Chemical.

Program Duration & Degree Offered
Ph.D. Program- It is the policy that the duration for the PhD program is from 2 years to 6 years. Students, who have successfully completed and passed 36 credits of courses (including 12 credits of Doctoral Dissertation) and oral defense for dissertation within the stipulated time period, shall receive the PhD Degree of Chemistry Program conferred by Department of Chemistry, Chung Yuan Christian University.


We have a superb line-up of full-time teachers supplemented by part-time teachers who are educated, experienced industry veterans. They provide students a diverse learning experience and strive for excellence in teaching and research.

  • Top-class research: Our professors have been honored with several top research awards from the National Science Council, with impressive achievements in the fields of organic, inorganic, physical, analytical chemistry, and polymer materials. During recent evaluations, the school also awarded our department for superb research.
  • Professional teaching and guidance: Several of our professors have received the Ministry of Education’s excellent community teacher award, as well as awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring from both the university and the College of Science.

Our outstanding faculty and their areas of specialization:

NAME Highest Degree Research Area
Liao, Chun-chen Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Western Ontario, Canada Organic synthesis and photochemistry
Chen, Yu-hui Ph.D., New York State University, USA Material chemistry
Yang, Chia-hsi Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, USA Organic synthesis
Cheng, Chien-yeh Ph.D., Rutgers University, USA Chromatography technology
Chen, Jhy-der Ph.D., Texas A&M University, USA Inorganic chemistry
Wu, Chi-phi Ph.D., Chemistry, National Taiwan University Organic synthesis
Hsieh, Bo-jhin Ph.D., Kinka University, Japan Natural products chemistry
Yang, Chien-chin Ph.D., University of California Biochemistry
Yeh, Jui-ming Ph.D., Drexel, University of Pennsylvania, USA Conducting polymers
Cheng, Chi-feng Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK Catalytic chemistry
Wang, Hong-wen Ph.D., University of Manchester, UK Ceramic materials
Huang, Hsi-ya Ph.D., National Chiao Tung University Analytical chemistry
Yak, Hua-Kwang Ph.D., University of Iowa, USA Trace analytical chemistry
Tsai, Tsung-yen Ph.D., Texas A&M University, USA Nanochemistry
Lee, Sze-tsen Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Chicago, USA Physical chemistry
Tsai, Yow-fu Ph.D., Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University Advanced organic chemistry
Lin, Chia-ho Ph.D., Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University Inorganic chemistry
Chia, Hsu-wei Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK Nuclear magnetic resonance
Ke, Pao-tsan Ph.D., Chemistry, National Chung Hsing University Organometallic chemistry

Plus four additional full-time lecturers