Chia-Liang Cheng

Chia-Liang Cheng is a professor in the Physics Department, and Vice President of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Hualien Taiwan. He received his Ph. D. degree from the Physics Department of the University of Oregon, USA in 1993. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree, he was a post-doc with Prof Y.T. Lee (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1986) at the Chemistry Department in the University of California, Berkeley and Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei from 1994-1997. He was an assistant professor at Physics Department of the National Taiwan Normal University for one year, and then he joined NDHU in 1998. In 2005, he was promoted full professor. He is specialized in spectroscopy, and optical imaging. Currently, he is the Vice President of NDHU.

His research interests are in Bio/medical applications of nanodiamond; Spectroscopic studies on nanomaterial; visible-light-activated TiO2 nanoparticles; Infrared, Raman spectroscopy, etc. His interests go beyond the boundary of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. His group is one of the pioneering groups in the world to successfully use nanodiamond as a biological marker to observe bio molecules interaction with cells or bacteria. They have recently delivered anticancer drug using nanodiamond as a delivery vehicle into lung cancer tumors in the animal model. He has been giving invited lectures in almost all the important diamond research conferences.

He has been the Director of General Education (2002-2005); Chairman of the Physics Department (2005-2008); Dean of the Committee for General Education (2008-2012). He has also served in various professional Program Committees, such as the International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (2012-); the International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials (2009- ); Review member of the Physics panel, National Science Council in Taiwan (NSC, 2008-2010); Panel Member, Physic Research Promotion Center, Taiwan (PRPC, 2007- 2010); Committer Member, Physical Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan (PSROC, 2005-2009). He also serves as a reviewer for more than 30 SCI journals. He also has joint research project with the Moscow State University (Taiwan-Russia, Moscow State U.) and with French teams (Taiwan- France, CEA), and with UK (Taiwan-Royal Society of UK) researchers.

Selected Publications:

1. Mukta Limaye, S. C. Chen, Chao-Yung Lee, L. Y. Chen, Shashi B. Singh, Y.-C. Shao, Y.-F. Wang, S. H. Hsieh, H. C. Hsueh, J. W. Chiou, Chia-Hao Chen, L. Y. Jang, Chia-Liang Cheng, W F Pong, Understanding of sub-band gap absorption of femtosecond-laser sulfur hyperdoped silicon using synchrotron-based techniques, Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing, 5:11466 (2015).

2. Meng-Si Wu, Der-Shan Sun, Yu-Chung Lin, Chia-Liang Cheng, Shih-Che Hung, Po-Kong Chen, Jen-Hung Yang and Hsin-Hou Chang*, Nanodiamonds protect skin from ultraviolet B-induced damage in mice, Journal of Nanobiotechnology, (2015).

3. Yu-Chung Lin,a Elena Perevedentseva,a, b Chia-Liang Cheng a,*, Raman Spectroscopic Study on the Excystation Process in a Single Unicellular Organism Amoeba (Acanthamoeba polyphaga), J. Biomedical Optics, 20(5) 051042 (2015)

4. E. Perevedentseva, Y.-C. Lin, Mona Jani, C. - L. Cheng*, Biomedical Applications of Nanodiamond in Imaging and Therapy, Nanomedicine, V. 8, No. 12, 2041-2060 (Invited review, Dec 2013).

5. Y.-C. Lin,1 E. Perevedentseva,1, 2 L.-W. Tsai,1 K.-T. Wu,1 C.- L. Cheng1, Nanodiamond for intracellular imaging in the microorganisms in vivo, J. of Biophotonics 5, No. 11-12, 838-847 (2012)

6. E. Perevedentseva, P.-J. Cai, Y.-C. Chiu, C.-L. Cheng*, Characterizing protein activities of lysozyme and nanodiamond complex prepared for bio applications, Langmuir V. 27, Issue: 3, 1085-1091 (2011).

7. A.Chatterjee1, S.-B Wu1, P.-W.Chou2, M. S. Wong2 and C.-L. Cheng1*, In situ observation of carbon facilitated phase transformation of titanium dioxide forming mixed-phase visible-light-activated titania byconfocal Raman microscopy, J. Raman Spectroscopy, 42, 1075-1080 (2011)

8. Jui-I Chao1,2*, Wen-Wei Zheng3, Kuang-Kai Liu1, Yu-Chung Chiu4, Chia-Liang Cheng4,*, Yu-Shiu Lo3, and Chinpiao Chen3,*, A Novel Nanodiamond-paclitaxel Conjugate for Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy, Nanotechnology, 21, 31, 315106 (2010).

9. Yuen Yung Hui*, Chia-Liang Cheng* and Huan-Cheng Chang*, Nanodiamonds for optical bioimaging, J. Phys. D, 43, 374021 (Invited review paper, 2010).

10. Kuang-Kai Liu, Chi-Ching Wang, Chia-Liang Cheng, and Jui-I Chao*, Long-term Effect and Distribution of Endocytic Diamond Nanoparticles in Cell Division and Differentiation, Biomaterials, 30 (2009) 4249-4259.

11. W.-W. Zheng, Y.-H. Hsieh, Y.-C. Chiu, S.-J. Cai, C.-L. Cheng*, Chinpiao Chen*, Organic functionalization of ultradispersed nanodiamond: Synthesis and applications, J. Materials Chemistry, 19, 8432-8441 (2009).

12. S. Treschev, P.-W. Chou, Y.-H. Tseng, J.- B. Wang, E. Perevedentseva1, C.-L. Cheng*, Photoactivities of the mixed phase visible-light-activated carbon-containing titanium dioxide: The effect of carbon incorporation, Applied Catalysis B-Environmental, 79, 8-16 (2008).

13. J. - I Chao, E. Perevedentseva, P.- H. Chung, K.- K. Liu, I – L. Hsu, C.- Y. Cheng, C.- C. Chang, C.- L. Cheng*, Nanometer-Sized Diamond Particle as a Probe for Bio-labeling, Biophysical Journal, 93, 2199-2208 (2007). Selected for Oct. 2007, Virtual Journal of Nanotechnology Environment, Health and Safety, http://icon.rice.edu/virtualjournal.cfm.

14. C. - Y. Cheng, E. Perevedentseva, J. - S. Tu, P. - H. Chung, C. - L. Cheng*, K. - K. Liu, J. - I Chao b), P.-H. Chen, C.-C. Chang c), Direct and in vitro observation of growth hormone receptor molecules in A549 human lung epithelial cells by nanodiamond labeling, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 163903 (2007).

15. Elena Perevedentseva1, 2, Chih-Yuan Cheng1, Pei-Hua Chung1, Jhih-Sian Tu1, Yu-Hsin Hsieh1 and Chia-Liang Cheng *, The interaction of protein lysozyme with bacteria E. coli observed using nanodiamond labeling, Nanotechnology, 18, 315102 (2007).

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