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Chih-Yen Chen

Chih-Yen Chen

Visiting Student

Office: 277A IPST Building
Telephone: N/A
Fax: 404-894-9140
Mailing Address: IPST Building 277C
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors


  • Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, 2012
  • Master in Environmental Engineering and Teacher Education in Chemistry, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, 2006
  • Double Bachelor Degrees in Environmental Engineering and Chemistry, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, 2004

Research Area

  • Metal silicide Process
  • Energy research works
  • Analysis of microstructures
  • Fabrication and application of one-dimensional materials


  1. Chih-Yen Chen, Yu-Kai Lin, Chia-Wei Hsu, Yu-Lun Chueh, Lih-Juann Chen, Shen-Chuan Lo, and Li-Jen Chou, “Coaxial Metal-Silicide Ni2Si/C54-TiSi2 Nanowires.” Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (5), 2254-2259. (IF:13.198, 7/231 in Materials Science)
  2. Chih-Yen Chen, Guang Zhou, Youfan Hu, Jeng-Wei Yu, Jinghui Song, , Lung-Han Peng, Li-Jen Chou, Zhong Lin Wang, “Gallium Nitride Nanowires Based Nanogenerators and Light-Emitting Diodes.” ACS Nano, 2012, 6 (6), 5687-5692. The Cover Story Selected (IF:10.774, 9/231 in Materials Science)
  3. Minbaek Lee*, Chih-Yen Chen*, Sihong Wang, Seung Nam Cha, Jong Min Kim, Li-Jen Chou, and Zhong Lin Wang, "A Hybrid Piezoelectric Structure for Wearable Nanogenerator." Advanced Materials, 2012, 24 (13), 1759-1764. (*equal contribution) (IF:13.877, 6/231 in Materials Science)
  4. Chih-Yen Chen, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Yen-Chang Chu, Lih-Juann Chen, Chia-Seng Chang, and Li-Jen Chou, “Single-crystal Gold Nanowires Low-temperature Synthesis on ITO and Their Promising Field-emission Properties.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116 (23), 12824-12828. (IF:4.805, 23/231 in Materials Science)
  5. Jong Hoon Jung*, Chih-Yen Chen*, Wen-Wei Wu, Jung-Il Hong, Byung Kil Yun, Yusheng Zhou, Nuri Lee, William Jo, Lih-Juann Chen, Li-Jen Chou, and Zhong Lin Wang, “In Situ Observation of Dehydration-Induced Phase Transformation from Na2Nb2O6–H2O to NaNbO3,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116 (42), 22261-22265 (*equal contribution) (IF:4.805, 23/231 in Materials Science)
  6. Guang Zhu, Caofeng Pan, Wenxi Guo, Chih-Yen Chen, Yusheng Zhou, Ruomeng Yu, Zhong Lin Wang, “Triboelectric-Generator-Driven Pulse Electrodeposition for Micropatterning.” Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (9), 4960-4965. (IF:13.198, 7/231 in Materials Science)
  7. Jong Hoon Jung, Chih-Yen Chen, Byung Kil Yun, Nuri Lee, Yusheng Zhou, William Jo, Li-Jen Chou and Zhong Lin Wang, “Lead-free KNbO3 ferroelectric nanorod based flexible nanogenerators and capacitors.” Nanotechnology, 2012, 23 (37), 375401. (IF:3.979, 7/231 in Materials Science)
  8. Jong Hoon Jung, Minbaek Lee, Jung-Il Hong, Yong Ding, Chih-Yen Chen, Zhong Lin Wang, “Lead-free NaNbO3 ferroelectric nanowires for a high output piezoelectric nanogenerator.” ACS Nano, 2011, 5 (12), 10041-10046. (IF:10.774, 9/231 in Materials Science)
  9. J. W. Yu, C. K Li, C. Y. Chen, Y. R. Wu, L. J. Chou, and L. H. Peng, “Transport properties of gallium nitride nanowire metal-oxide-semiconductor transistor.” Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 99, 152108. (IF:3.844, 17/125 in Physics)
  10. Y. L. Soo, T. S. Wu, C. S. Wang, S. L. Chang, H. Y. Lee, P. P. Chu, C. Y. Chen, L. J. Chou, T. S. Chan, C. A. Hsieh, J. F. Lee, J. Kwo, and M. Hong, “Thermal annealing and grain boundary effects on ferromagnetism in Y2O3Co diluted magnetic oxide nanocrystals.” Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 98, 031906 (IF:3.844, 17/125 in Physics)
  11. Jian-You Lin, Shin-Hong Wang, Ting-Ting Chen, Chih-Yen Chen, Li-Jen Chou, Jenn-Chang Hwang, and Chwung-Shan Kou, “Field Emission from One- Dimensional Submicron Diamond Rods.” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2011, 158 (7), D426-D429, (IF: 2.59, 1/18 in Materials Science, Coatings & Films)
  12. Jian-You Lin, Zhai-Chih Li, Chih-Yen Chen, Li-Jen Chou, Jenn-Chang Hwang, Chwung-Shan Kou, “Fabrication of submicron scale vertically aligned diamond rods by mask-free oxygen plasma etching.” Diamond and Related Materials, 2011, 20, 922–926 (IF:1.913, 67/225 in Materials Science, Multidisciplinary)
  13. Mu-Tung Chang, Chih-Yen Chen, Li-Jen Chou and Lih-Juann Chen, “Core-Shell Chromium Silicide - Silicon Nano-Pillars: Contact Material for Future Nano-systems.” ACS Nano, 2009, 3 (11), 3776-3780, (IF:10.774, 9/231 in Materials Science)
  14. Yu-Lun Chuch, Alexandra C. Ford, Johnny C. Ho, Zachery A. Jacobosn, Zhiyong Fan, Chih-Yen Chen, Li-Jen Chou, and Ali Javey, “Formation and Characterization of NixInAs/InAs Nanowire Heterostructures by Solid Source Reaction.” Nano Letters, (2008), 8, (12), 4528-4533, (IF:13.198, 7/231 in Materials Science)

Research Highlights

Honors & Awards

  • The Graduate Students Study Abroad Program (2011)
  • Summer Program for the Exchange of Taiwanese and Japanese Ph.D. Students (2009).
  • Ph.D. Student Invited Talk, 3rd Japan-Taiwan Joint Symposium, Kyoto, Japan (2009).
  • Outstanding Paper Award, 2nd Joint Symposium on MSE for the 21st Century, Hsinchu, Taiwan, (2007).
  • Best Paper Award, (2006).
  • Best Master Thesis, (2006).