Prof. Wei-Fang Su

Distinguished Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Deputy Director, Molecular Imaging Center

National Taiwan University

Professor Su is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), National Taiwan University (NTU). She has been served as the Deputy Director of Molecular Imaging Center since 2015. Professor Su received her Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA, USA) in polymer chemistry (1978) and did postdoctoral research of polymeric materials in Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA) (1979). She joined Westinghouse Research Center (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) after postdoctoral research to develop materials for electric/electronic applications (1980-1996). She returned to Taiwan in 1996 and established a Frontier Materials Laboratory in MSE of NTU.

Professor Su is currently leading the research group of twenty members and focused on the design, synthesis and processing of polymeric materials and nanomaterials for electronic device/solar cell applications and medical applications. She carries out interdisciplinary research with international research teams from Asia, Mideast, Europe and USA to solve the global issues related to energy and health. She has 31 US patents, 39 Taiwan patents and 4 China patents, 15 invited book chapters or review articles, 219 referred papers. She wrote two textbooks: Organic, Inorganic and Hybrid Solar Cell (2012 Wiley) and Principles of Polymer Design and Synthesis (2013 Springer) for graduate study. She served as a review member for many scientific journal publishers (e.g. Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, etc.) and Journals of Professional Society (MRS, ACS, RSC, etc.) She has organized 16 international conferences for different professional organization, including International Union of Materials Research Society (IUMRS) on the subject of organic and hybrid solar cell, Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM) on the subject of energy and biotechnology, Organic Solar Cell Symposium in Global School for Advanced Studies (GSAS), Biomedical Molecular Image Conferences, etc. She is a nanomaterial technical expert in WG 4 for ISO TC229 Nanotechnology (2008 to now), member of the board of Taiwan Nanotechnology Industry Development Association (2008 to now), member of the board of Chin-Yuan Education Foundation (2000 to now) and member of the board of Organic Solar Cell Development and Industry Association (2018 to now). Most recently, Professor Su was elected as vice president of prestigious society of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials.

Professor Su has received numerous domestic/international awards and honors including: Outstanding Researcher of Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (2016 and 2011), Distinguished Researcher of the Polymer Society of Taipei (2015), Academician of the Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (2013), Outstanding Professor of Society of Chinese Engineering (Taiwan) (2010), Outstanding Nanotechnology Award by Ministry of Economic Affairs (2008), Chair of Nanotechnology of Far Eastern Y.Z. Hsu Sci. &Tech. Memorial Foundation (2003), 6 Westinghouse Signature Awards for outstanding researcher of Westinghouse Electric Company (1985-1996).