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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Jiunn-Woei Liaw _ Professor

Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mechanics, Wave propagation, Optics
Research Topics
Nanooptics, Biophotonics, Microwave enhanced CVD, FTIRmeasurement, Optical emission spectroscopy, Nondestructive testing
03-2118800 ext 5339,5726,5742
LABPlasma Laboratory
TEL03-2118800 ext 5339,5726,5742


B.S.  National Taiwan University  07/1986

Master Ph.D   National Taiwan University  01/1991

Postdoctoral  IMI, NRC, Canada 08/2009

Research of Interest

Nanooptics, Biophotonics, Microwave enhanced CVD, FTIRmeasurement, Optical emission spectroscopy, Nondestructive testing

Selected Publication

  1. J.-W. Liaw*, W.-C. Lin, M.-K. Kuo*, “Wavelength-dependent plasmon-mediated coalescence of two gold nanorods”, Sci. Rep. 7, 46095, 2017.
  2. S.-Y. Yu, H. Gunawan, S.-W. Tsai, Y.-J. Chen, T.-C. Yen, J.-W. Liaw*, “Single-crystalline gold nanowires synthesized from light-driven oriented attachment and plasmon-mediated self-assembly of gold nanorods or nanoparticles”, Sci. Rep. 7, 44680, 2017.
  3. C.-E. Lin, L.-R. Rau, J.-W. Liaw, S.-W. Tsai, “Biocompatibility analysis of NIH/3T3 cells exposed to silica-coated silver and silver nanoparticles”, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 8, 1080-1088, 2016.
  4. L.-R. Rau, S.-W. Tsao, J.-W. Liaw, and S.-W. Tsai, “Selective Targeting and Restrictive Damage for Nonspecific Cells by Pulsed Laser-Activated Hyaluronan-Gold Nanoparticles”, Biomacromolecules 17(8), 2514–2521, 2016.
  5. L.-R. Rau, W.-Y. Huang, J.-W. Liaw*, S.-W. Tsai*, “Photothermal effects of laser-activated surface plasmonic gold nanoparticles on the apoptosis and osteogenesis of osteoblast-like cells", International Journal of Nanomedicine 11, 3461-73, 2016.
  6. J.-W. Liaw*, Y.-S. Chen, and M.-K. Kuo*, “Maxwell stress induced optical torque upon gold prolate nanospheroid”, Appl. Phys. A 122(3): 182, 2016.
  7. J.-W. Liaw, T.-Y. Kuo, M.-K. Kuo, “Plasmon-mediated binding forces on gold or silver homodimer and heterodimer”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 170, 150-158, 2016.
  8. J.-W. Liaw, Y.-S. Chen, M.-K. Kuo, “Spinning gold nanoparticles driven by circularly polarized light”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 175, 46-53, 2016.
  9. J.-W. Liaw, H.-Y. Wu, C.-C. Huang, M.-K. Kuo, “Metal enhanced fluorescence of silver island associated with silver nanoparticle”, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 11, 26, 2016.
  10. S.-W. Chen, J.-W. Liaw*,Y.-J. Chang, H.-L. Chan, and Li-Yu Chiu, “A Cycling Movement based System for Real-time Fatigue and Cardiac Stress Monitoring and Analysis”, PLOS ONE 10(6), e0130798, 2015.
  11. S.-W.Chen, J.-W. Liaw, Y.-J. Chang, L.-L Chuang, C.-T. Chien, “Combined Heart Rate Variability and Dynamic Measures for Quantitatively Characterizing the Cardiac Stress Status during Cycling Exercise”, Computers in Biology and Medicine 63, 133-142, 2015. .
  12. J.-W. Liaw, W.-J. Lo, Wu-Chun Lin, and M.-K. Kuo, “Theoretical study of optical torques for alignments of Ag nanorod and nanowire”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 162, 133-142, 2015.
  13. J.-C. Cheng, J.-W. Liaw*, C. Ma, R. Zhang, “Dispersion relation of a plasmonic waveguide on substrate”, Vacuum 118, 26-31, 2015.
  14. J.-W.Liaw*, B.-R. Chen, and M.-K.Kuo, “Plasmon-mediated excitation modulation of FRET by silver nanoshell”, Microelectronic Engineering 138, 122-127, 2015.
  15. S.-Y. Yu, S.-W. Tsai, and Y.-J. Chen, J.-W.Liaw*, “Pulsed laser induced microbubble in gold nanorod colloid”, Microelectronic Engineering 138, 102-106, 2015.
  16. J.-W. Liaw*, Y.-S. Chen, and M.-K. Kuo*, “Rotating Au nanorod & nanowire driven by circularly polarized light”, Opt. Express 22(21), 26005-26015, 2014.
  17. J.-W. Liaw*, H.-C. Chen, M.-K. Kuo*, “Comparison of Au and Ag nanoshells’ metal-enhanced fluorescence”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 146, 321–330, 2014.
  18. J.-W. Liaw, W.-J. Lo, and M.-K. Kuo*, “Wavelength-dependent longitudinal polarizability of gold nanorod on optical torque”, Opt. Express 22(9), 10858-67, 2014.
  19. J.-W. Liaw*, H.-C. Chen, B.-R. Chen, M.-K. Kuo*, “Metal enhanced fluorescence of Ag-nanoshell dimer”, Appl. Phys. A 115, 45–52, 2014.
  20. C. Ma, R. Zhang, J.-W. Liaw*, J.-C. Cheng, “Plasmonic modes of nanobox, nanocage, and nanoframe”, Appl. Phys. A 115, 31-37, 2014.
  21. J.-W. Liaw, H.-C. Chen, M.-K. Kuo*, “Plasmonic Fano Resonance and Dip of Au-SiO2-Au Nanomatryoshka”, Nanoscale Res Lett. 8:468, 2013.
  22. S.-W. Tsai*, J.-W. Liaw, Y.-C. Kao, M.-Y. Huang and C.-Y. Lee, C.-Y. Huang, K.-C. We, T.-C. Yen, “A quantitative, in vitro study of the internalized gold nanoparticles do not impair the osteogenesis and apoptosis of MG63 osteoblast-like cell: A quantitative, in vitro study”, PLOS ONE 8(10), e76545, 2013.
  23. J.-W. Liaw*, J.-C. Cheng, C. Ma, R. Zhang, “Theoretical analysis of plasmon modes of Au-Ag nanocages”, J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 19586−19592, 2013.
  24. H.-W. Yang, H.-L. Liu, M.-L. Li, I-W. Hsi, C.-T. Fan, C.-Y. Huang, Y.-J. Lu, M.-Y. Hua, H.-Y. Chou, J.-W. Liaw, C.-C. M. Ma*, K.-C. Wei*, “Magnetic gold-nanorod/ PNIPAAmMA nanoparticles for dual magnetic resonance and photoacoustic imaging and targeted photothermal therapy”, Biomaterials 34(22), 5651 -5660, 2013. 
  25. Y. Gao, R. Zhang, J.-C. Cheng, J.-W. Liaw*, and C. Ma, “Optical properties of plasmonic dimer, trimer, tetramer and pentamer assembles of gold nanoboxes”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 125, 23-32, 2013.
  26. J.-W. Liaw, C.-H. Huang, and M.-K. Kuo*, “Longitudinal plasmon modes of Ag nanorod coupled with a pair of quantum dots”, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 13, 6627–6634, 2013.
  27. J.-W. Liaw*, C.-Y. Jiang, “Plasmonic modes of Ag nanoshell excited by bi-dipole”, Plasmonics 8(2), 255–265, 2013.
  28. J.-W. Liaw*, C.-Y. Jiang, “Bi-dipole emission via plasmon modes of Au/Ag nanoshell”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 114, 56-64, 2013.
  29. J.-W. Liaw, C.-H. Huang, M.-K. Kuo*, “Subwavelength Fabry-Perot resonator: bi-quantum dots incorporated with gold nanorod”, Nanoscale Res. Lett. 7: 546, 2012.
  30. J.-W. Liaw*, S.-W. Tsai, H.-H. Lin, T.-C. Yen, B.-R. Chen, “Wavelength-dependent Faraday-Tyndall effect on laser-induced microbubble in gold colloid”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 113, 2234-2242, 2012.
  31. J.-W. Liaw*, C.-H. Huang, “Bi-dipole excited plasmonic modes of an elongated gold nanorod”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 113(12), 1446-1453, 2012.
  32. J.-W. Liaw*, H.-Y. Tsai, C.-H. Huang, “Size-dependent surface enhanced fluorescence of gold nanorod: enhancement or quenching”, Plasmonics 7(3), 543-553, 2012.
  33. J.-W. Liaw*, H.-Y. Tsai, “Theoretical investigation of plasmonic enhancement of silica-coated gold nanorod on molecular fluorescence”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 113, 470-479, 2012.
  34. J.-W. Liaw*, C.-L. Liu, “Average plasmonic enhancement of molecules-doped Au-NS@SiO2 on fluorescence”, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 11, 7687-7692, 2011.
  35. J.-W. Liaw*, C.-L. Liu, “Plasmonic effect of nanoshelled nanocavity on encapsulated emitter’s spontaneous emission”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 112, 2480–2485, 2011.
  36. J.-W. Liaw, C.-L. Liu, M.-K. Kuo*, “Dual-band plasmonic enhancement of Ag-NS@SiO2 on gain medium’s spontaneous emission”, Plasmonics 6, 673-680, 2011.
  37. J.-W. Liaw*, C.-S. Chen, J.-H. Chen, “Plasmonic effect of gold nanospheroid on spontaneous emission”, PIER B 31, 283-296, 2011.
  38. J.-W. Liaw*, C.-L. Liu, W.-M. Tu, C.-S. Sun, “Plasmonic enhancement of coreshell (Au@SiO2) on molecular fluorescence”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 112(5), 893-900, 2011.
  39. J.-W. Liaw, C.-L. Liu, W.-M. Tu, C.-S. Sun, M.-K. Kuo, “Average enhancement factor of molecules-doped coreshell (Ag@SiO2) on fluorescence”, Opt. Express 18(12), 12788-12797, 2010.
  40. J.-W. Liaw, J.-H. Chen, and C.-S. Chen, “Enhancement or quenching effect of metallic nanodimer on spontaneous emission”, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 111, 454-465, 2010.
  41. J.-W. Liaw, S.-W. Tsai, K.-L. Chen, F.-Y. Hsu, “Single-photon and two-photon cellular imagings of gold nanorods and dye”, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 10(1), 467-473, 2010.
  42. J.-W. Liaw, C.-S. Chen, J.-H. Chen, M.-K. Kuo, “Purcell effect of nanoshell dimer on single molecule’s fluorescence”, Optics Express 17(16), 13532-13540, 2009.
  43. J.-W. Liaw, “Analysis of a bowtie nanoantenna for the enhancement of spontaneous emission”, IEEE JSTQE, 14(6), 1441-1447, 2008.
  44. S.-W. Tsai*, J.-W. Liaw, F.-Y. Hsu*, Y.-Y. Chen, M.-H. Yeh, M.-J. Lyu, “Surface-modified gold nanoparticles with folic acid as optical probes for cellular imaging”, Sensors 8, 6660-6673, 2008.
  45. S.-W. Tsai, Y.-Y. Chen, J.-W. Liaw, “Compound cellular imaging of laser scanning confocal microscopy by using gold nanoparticles and dyes”, Sensors 8, 2306-2316, 2008.
  46. J.-W. Liaw, P.-T. Wu, “Dispersion relation of surface plasmon wave propagating along a curved metal-dielectric interface”, Opt. Express 16, 4945-4951, 2008.
  47. P.-H. Hsieh, C.-L. Tai, J.-W. Liaw, Y.-H. Chang, “Thermal damage potential during hip resurfacing in osteonecrosis of the femoral head: an experimental study”, J. Orthop. Res., Sep., 1206-1209, 2008.
  48. J.-W. Liaw, “The quantum yield of a metallic nanoantenna”, Appl. Phys. A 89, 357-362, 2007.
  49. J.-W. Liaw, “Local field enhancement and quantum yield of metallic dimer”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 46(8A), 5373-5378, 2007.
  50. J.-W. Liaw, “New surface integral equations for the light scattering of multi-metallic nanoscatterers”, Eng. Anal. with Boundary Elements 31(4), 299-310, 2007.
  51. J.-W. Liaw, “Analysis of the surface plasmon resonance of a single core-shelled nanocomposite by surface integral equations”, Eng. Anal. with Boundary Elements 30(9), 734-745, 2006.
  52. J.-W. Liaw, “Simulation of surface plasmon resonance of metallic nanoparticles by boundary-element method”, J. Optical Soc. Am. A 23(1), 108-116, 2006.
  53. J.-W. Liaw, M.-K. Kuo, and C.-N. Liao, “Plasmon resonance of spherical and ellipsoidal nanoparticles”, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications 19(13), 1787-1794, 2005.
  54. L.B. Yu, D.Z. Lin, Y.C. Chen, Y.C. Chang, K.T. Huang, J.W. Liaw, J.T. Yeh, J.M. Liu, C.S. Yeh, and C.K. Lee, “Physical origin of directional beaming emitted from a subwavelength slit”, Physical Review B 71, 041405(R), 2005.

Fulltime Employment

Positions and Employment

1991-2005       Researcher, Materials Research Labs., ITRI

2005-2008       Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

2008- 2012      Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

2012-        Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

2014-        Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chang Gung University, Taiwan


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

1992-       Member, The Society for Nondestructive Testing & Certification of Taiwan

1991-       Member, Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Republic of China



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