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Chien Wei

Chien-Wei Hsu

PhD Student
Silicon nanoparticles
Research Unit: Hybrid Nanomaterials
Room: 0-206 or c/o ISIS Strasbourg
Phone: 0721/608-26883
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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Nanotechnology
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

09. 2012 – present PhD student, Université de Strasbourg, France
Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires(ISIS)
11. 2011 – 08.2012 PhD student, Westfälische Wilhelms - Universtät Münster, Germany
07. 2008 – 06. 2010 Master in Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
09. 2004 – 06. 2008 Bachelor in Chemistry, National Chen Kung University, Taiwan


1. Cheng-Chih Hsu, Chao-Chen Lin, Pi-Tai Chou*, Chin-Hung Lai, Chien-Wei Hsu,
Chen-Huey Lin, Yun Chi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 7715-7724
2. Hsu, Chien-Wei; Ho, Shu-Te; Wu, Kuan-Lin; Chi, Yun*; Liu, Shih-Hung; Chou, Pi-Tai*, Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5, 7549-7554
3. Hsu, Chien-Wei; Lin, Chao-Chen; Chung, Min-Wen; Chi, Yun*; Lee, Gene-Hsiang; Chou, Pi-Ti*; Chang, Chin-Hao*;Chen, Pin-Yang, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 12085


Research - Silicon Nanoparticles
This work is cooperating with Helmholtz Virtual Institute under the project "Nano Tracking" (
Si NPs are very interesting owing to their biocompatibility, photo- and chemical stability and most important the possibility to anchor desired molecules covalently on their surfaces. All these properties are very appealing for applications in biological fluorescence imaging and in optoelectronic devices. Due to quantum confinement
effects, silicon nanoparticles have special optical and electronic properties and, in particular, they show a bright luminescence that is strongly dependent on their size.
Recently Si NPs get more and more attention because scientist have shown the lack of toxicity in living cells and the possibility of functionalization with biomolecules (like antibodies).
For my PhD work, I’d like to divide my work into three parts: (a) Synthesis of silicon nanoparticles. (b)  Characterization and optical properties of Si NPs. (c) Modification and application of Si NPs.