ESR1: Ting-Wei Liao - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Ting-Wei LiaoTing-Wei Liao is doing research focused on the structural and catalytic property of clusters. Currently, he is using a dual-target-dual-laser cluster beam source and a magnetron sputtering source to produce composition and size controlled monometallic and bimetallic clusters.

The structures of the clusters are characterized by STEM and the catalytic activity is studied with gas flow reactors.

He is also co-developing a temperature programmed desorption instrument to study the catalytic reaction on a molecular scale.


PhD Researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium

2014 -2017

 Research Assistant at National Central University, Taiwan 


Surface science on model catalyst studies with STM, FTIR, TPD, XPS techniques.


Volunteer Experience

President Taiwanese Student Association, Jul 2015 – Jul 2016

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The Double-Laser Ablation Source Approach, in Gas-Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles, Ferrari, P., Vanbuel, J., Li, Y., Liao, T.-W., Janssens, E. and Lievens, P. (2017), Gas-Phase Synthesis of Nanoparticles (ed Y. Huttel), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany.

doi: 10.1002/9783527698417.ch4


Size-Dependent Penetration of Gold Nanoclusters through a Defect-Free, Nonporous NaCl Membrane ; 

Zhe Li*†, Hsin-Yi Tiffany Chen‡, Koen Schouteden†, Thomas Picot†, Kelly Houben†, Ting-Wei Liao†, Chris Van Haesendonck†, Gianfranco Pacchioni*‡, Peter Lievens†, and Ewald Janssens*†

† Laboratory of Solid-State Physics and Magnetism, KU Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200 d, box 2414, BE-3001 Leuven, Belgium

‡ Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Università di Milano-Bicocca, Via Cozzi 55, I-20125 Milano, Italy

Nano Lett., 2016, 16 (5), pp 3063–3070

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00126


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