Professor and Researcher
National Cheng Kung University
Prof. Jiunn-Der Liao obtained Bachelor’s degree from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, 1984 Bachelor of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering) in Taiwan, Masters’ degrees from K. U. Leuven (1990 Master of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering and 1991 Master of Biomedical Engineering) in Belgium and PhD degree from Ecole des Mines (1994 Doctor of Materials Science and Engineering) in France. He had also worked at University of Heidelberg (1995~1996), Germany as a group leader for nearly two years, at Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan as an Associate Professor from 1996~2002, and at NCKU, Taiwan as an Associate Professor and Professor from 2002. Prof. Liao is currently the (1) Distinguished Professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU; (2) Distinguished Researcher of University-level Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, NCKU; (3) Research Excellence Award 2011~, College of Engineering, NCKU. He was the (1) Chairman of Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU (2009/8~2012/7); (2) Director of Institute of Nanotechnology and Micro-system Engineering (2011/5~2012/7); (3) Associate Director of Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology (2006/1~2012/7); (4) Coordinator of Taiwan Thematic Contact Point on Nanotechnologies, Materials, and new Production Techniques (NCP_NMP), National Science Council (NSC); (5) Coordinator of Promotion Center for Global Materials Research (Director: Distinguished Chair Professor M. Yoshimura), NCKU; (6) Coordinator of Distinguished Chair Professor A. Gedanken, NCKU; (7) Associate Fellow of Applied Physico-Chemistry Institute, University of Heidelberg, FR Germany (1995/4~1996/7).
His research interests include: (1) Nanofabricated surfaces, e.g., with the effect of surface enhanced Raman scattering for biomedical applications; (2) Mechanics of Biomaterials, e.g., engineering materials for tissue scaffolds, cell-surface interactions, mechanical transduction of cells; (3) Plasma Medicine, e.g., use of low-temperature, atmospheric micro-plasma system for medical applications.