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Department of Chemistry
Welcome to Chemistry @ NTHU


Hwang, Kuo Chu
Title: Professor                                             Chinese Versioin


Columbia University(USA)(Ph.D.) (1990)
National Tsing Hua University(M.S.) (1983)
National Cheng Kung University(B.S.) (1981)

Office: Chemistry Building B28
Phone number: 33416
Web site:

Professional Experience:

2000 ~
1993 ~ 2000
1990 ~ 1993

Professor of NTHU
Associate Professor of NTHU
Postdoctoral Research, Rockefeller University

Research Interest:

Nano-Material Chemistry、Enzyme chemistry、Organic Photochemistry


  1. K. C. Hwang and H. Chang,“The SERS of Pyridine on an Electro-chemically Plated Silver Electrode”, Chem. Phys. Lett.198398, 597.(SCI IF 2.26)
  2. H. Chang and K. C. Hwang, “The Behavior of Pyridine, Pyridinium Ion, and Pyridinium Halide on a Ag Electrode and Their SERS Spectra”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1984106, 6586.  (SCI IF 5.7)
  3. Kuo Chu Hwang, “ Application of Simplex Optimization Technique in Chemical Data Processing, Instruments Today19856(4), 45-53. (invited paper, in Chinese)
  4. K. S. Arora, K. C. Hwang, and N. J. Turro, “Photophysical Investigation of the Interactions of Phospholipids and a Pyrene Substitute Poly   (acrylic acid) in Dilute Solutions”, Macromolecules1986, 19, 2806.  (SCI IF 3.4)
  5. N. J. Turro, C. Doubleday, Jr., K. C. Hwang, C. C. Cheng, and J. R. Fehlner,  “Magnetic Isotope Effects in Biradicals:  Substantial 13C Enrichment and a Novel Mechanistic Probe”, Tetrahedron Lett., 198728, 2929.  (SCI IF 2.6)
  6. H. D. Roth, R. S. Hutton, K. C. Hwang, N. J. Turro, and K. M. Welsh, “Chemically Induced Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in Systems Containing Large Hyperfine Coupling Constants”, J. Phys. Chem.198993, 5697.  (SCI IF 4.17)
  7. K. C. Hwang, N. J. Turro, C. H. D. Roth, and C. Doubleday, Jr., “Suppression of Chemically Induced Dynamic Nuclear Polarization Enhancements by Nuclei with Large Hyperfine Coupling Constants”, J. Phys. Chem199195, 63.   (SCI IF 4.17)
  8. K. C. Hwang, N. J. Turro, and C. Doubleday, Jr., “Investigation of the Kinetic Window for Generationof13C T0 - S CIDNP Derived from Long-Chain Biradicals by Tuning the Rates of Bimolecular Scavenging and Intersystem Crossing”, J. Am. Chem. Soc1991113, 2850.  (SCI IF 5.7)
  9. N. J. Turro, K. C. Hwang, V. P. Rao, and C. Doubleday, Jr., “Utilization of Radical Scavenging to Develop Nuclear Spin Polarization and Magnetic Isotope Separation in Long Flexible Biradicals”, J. Phys. Chem199195, 1872.   (SCI IF 4.17)
  10. N. Han, K. C. Hwang, X. Lei, and N. J. Turro,“Photochemistry of 2,2',12-Trimethyl- cyclododecanone and 2,2',12,12'-tetramethylcyclododecanone: Product Distribution, Photo-CIDNP, and Magnetic Isotope Effect",  J. Photochem..Photobiol. A. Chem., 199161, 35. (SCI IF 0.95)
  11. K. C. Hwang, H. D. Roth, N. J. Turro, and K. M. Welsh,“Effect of a Second Magnetic Nucleus on CIDNP Enhancement Factors", J. Phys. Org. Chem. 19925, 209.  (SCI IF 0.92)
  12. K. C. Hwang, and D. Mauzerall,“Vectorial Electron Transfer from an Interfacial PhotoexcitedPorphyrin to Ground State C60 and C70 and from Ascorbate to Triplet C60 and C70 in a Lipid Bilayer", J. Am. Chem. Soc.1992, 114, 9705.  (SCI IF 5.7)
  13. K. C. Hwang, and D. Mauzerall,“PhotoinducedTransmembrane Electron Transport Mediated by C70 Anion", Nature1993361, 138.  (SCI IF 28.8)Times Cited: 133 
  14. K. C. Hwang, D. Mauzerall, R. W. Wagner, and J. S. Lindsey, "Synthesis of amphipathic porphyrins and their photoinduced electron transfer reactions at the lipid bilayer-water interface", Photochem. Photobiol.1994, 59, 145-151.  (SCI IF 2.5)
  15. K. C. Hwang, N. J. Turro, and H. D. Roth,"Hydrogen donating solvent participation in the photochemistry of benzaldehyde and deoxybenzoin- A 13C CIDNP study", J. Org. Chem. 1994, 59, 1102-1107.  (SCI IF 3.5)
  16. K. C. Hwang, S. Niu, D. Mauzerall, Electron Transfer Across a Lipid Bilayer Mediated by Fullerenes.  In Recent Advances in the Chemistry and Physics of Fullerenes and Related Materials.  K. M. Kadish, and R. S. Ruoff, Eds., The Electrochemical Society, Inc., Pennington, NJ, 1994, pp845~853.
  17. K. C. Hwang,“High yield conversion of carbon nanotubes to nanostraws at mild conditions", SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF FULLERENE MATERIALS  Book Series: MRS SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS   Volume: 359   Pages: 75-80   Published: 1995.
  18. K. C. Hwang,“Efficient cleavage of carbon graphene layers by oxidants", J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Comm.1995, 173.  (SCI IF 3.4)
  19. C. C. Yang, and K. C. Hwang, “Disproportionation of Photo Excited C60", J. Am. Chem. Soc1996, 118, 4693. (SCI IF 5.7)
  20. Kuo Chu Hwang,“Developments of Molecular Electronics" (invited paper, in Chinese), Natural Science Newsletter, NSC1996, 8(1) 16-19. 
  21. Yu Lien Hwang, CheChau Yang, and Kuo Chu Hwang,"Origin of the Spike in the C60-. ESR Spectrum: Oxygen Effect and Negative Temperature Dependence of the C60O2-.Isomerization Rate", J. Phys. Chem.1997, 101, 7971-7976.  (SCI IF 3.4)
  22. Yu Lien Hwang, and Kuo Chu Hwang,"Photophysical and Photochemical Studies of C60 by ESR spectroscopy" (invited paper, in Chinese), Chemistry (The Chinese Chem. Soc., Taipei) 1997, 55, pp53-58.
  23. Yu-Lun Huang, Clifton K. F. Shen, Tien-YauLuh, Hong Chou Yang, Kuo Chu Hwang, Chen Kung Chou,"Selective Blockage of Apoptotic Signaling of Transforming Growth Factor-b by Bcl-2 and Carboxyfullerene in Human Hepatoma cells", Euro. J. Biochem.1998, 254, 38-43.   (SCI IF 3.25)
  24. Y. L. Hwang, and K. C. Hwang,“Nonlinear Stern-Volmer fluorescence quenching of pyrene by C60/70",FULLERENE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,1999, 7(3), 437-454.  (SCI IF 1.0)
  25. I Chen Wang, Lin Ai Tai, Don Dar Lee, P. P. Kanakamma, Clifton, K. -F. Shen, TienYauLuh, Chien Hong Cheng, Kuo Chu Hwang,"C60 and Water Soluble fullerene Derivatives as Antioxidants against Radical Initiated Lipid Peroxidation", J. Med. Chem.,1999, 42, 4614-4620.(SCI IF 4.08) Times Cited: 157 
  26. D. Samuel, T. K. S. Kumar, G. Ganesh, G. Jayaraman, P. W. Yang, V. Trivedi, S. L. Wang, K. C. Hwang, D. K. Chang, C. Yu, "Proline Inhibits Aggregation during Protein Refolding”, Protein Science2000, 9(2), 344-352. (SCI IF 3.87)
  27. Lin Ai Tai, Kuo Chu Hwang,"Control of Xanthine Oxidase Activity by Light", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2000, 39 (21), 3886-3888.  (SCI IF 8.6)
  28. D. Samuel, T. K. S. Kumar, G. Ganesh, G. Jayaraman, P. W. Yang, V. Trivedi, S. L. Wang, K. C. Hwang, D. K. Chang, C. Yu, "Proline Inhibits Aggregation during Protein Refolding", Protein Science2000, 9(8), 1604-1604. (SCI IF 3.87)Times Cited: 118 
  29. Kuo Chu Hwang,“ Development and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes” (invited paper, in Chinese), Natural Sciences Newsletter, NSC2000,12(2), 60-62. 
  30. Lin Ai Tai, Kuo Chu Hwang, "Photo Reactivation of Alloxanthine Inhibited Xanthine Oxidase", Photochem.Photobiol.,2001, 73, 439-446. (SCI IF 2.05)
  31. Gan Lin Hwang, Kuo Chu Hwang,"Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Ceramics", J. Mater. Chem2001, 11, 1722-1725. (SCI IF 4.34)
  32. Y. L. Hsin, K. C. Hwang*, Fu-Rong Chen, J. J. Kai, "Production and in situ metal filling of carbon nanotubes in water", Adv. Mater.2001, 13, 830-833. (SCI IF 8.19) Times Cited: 116 within the top 1% within its field according to Essential Science Indicators.
  33. Gan Lin Hwang, Kuo Chu Hwang,"Breakage, Fusion, and Healing of Carbon Nanotubes, Nano Lett.2001, 1, 435-438. (SCI IF 9.62), cited by REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS 76 (3): Art. No. 033903 MAR 2005.
  34. IngChe Kao, Yu Lin Hwang,Cheu-Pyeng Cheng,Wen-JwuWang, Bo-Cheng Wang,Kuo Chu Hwang,"Production of Carbon Nanotubes in Air”, Fullerene Science & Technology20019 (3), 321-328. (SCI IF 0.85)
  35. Che-Hao Chang, Kuo Chu HwangChao-Shiuan Liu, Yun Chi, Arthur J. Carty,  LudmilaScoles, Shie-Ming Peng, Gene-Hsiang Lee, and Jan Reedijk, “Unique formation and stabilization of a decanuclear Cu(II) wheel linked by chloride and O¼H-N Hydrogen bonds”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl2001, 40, 4651-4653. (SCI IF 10.03).
  36. Kuo Chu Hwang, “Carbon nanotubes as field emitters for flat panel displays”, Chemical Engineering2002, 49(1), 43-52. (Invited review).
  37. Sen Chin Kung, Kuo Chu Hwang, I. N. Lin,“O2 and O3 Oxidation Enhanced Field Emission of Carbon Nanotubes, Appl. Phys. Lett..2002, 80, 4819-4821. (SCI IF 4.3)
  38. S. F. Tzeng, J. L. Lee , J. S. Kuo, C. S. Yang, P. Murugan, L. A. Tai, K. C. Hwang,"Effects of malonate C-60 derivatives on activated microglia", Brain Research2002, 940 (1-2): 61-68. (SCI IF 2.38)
  39. Q. H. Song &K. C. Hwang, “Reaction Mechanism of Photoenzymes”, Chemistry (The Chin Chem. Soc., Taipei, in Chinese, invited review), 2002, 60, 621-629. 
  40. Y.-L. Lai, P. Murugan, K.C. Hwang, “Fullerene derivative attenuates ischemia-reperfusion-induced lung injury”, Life Sci. 72: 1271-1278, 2003. (SCI IF 2.15) 
  41. SudhirRanjan, Shen Yi Lin, Kuo Chu Hwang, Yun Chi, Wei-Li Ching, Chao-Shiuan Liu, Yu-Tai Tao, Chin-HsiungChien, Shie-Ming Peng and Gene-Hsiang Lee“Realizing Green Phosphorescent Light-Emitting Materials from Rhenium(I) PyrazolatoDiimine Complexes”,Inorg. Chem2003, 42, 1246-1255. (SCI IF 4.12)  Times Cited: 125 
  42. Gan Lin Hwang, Kuo Chu Hwang, Yeong-TarngShieh, S. J. Lin “ Preparation of carbon nanotubes encapsulated copper nanowires and their use as a reinforcement for Y-Ba-Cu-O superconductors”, Chem. Mater.2003, 15, 1353-1357.  (SCI IF 4.88)  
  43. Aminul Islam, PeriyasamyMurugan, Kuo Chu Hwang, Chien-Hong Cheng, “Blue light-emitting devices based on 1,8-acridinedione derivatives”, Synthetic Metals2003,139 (2), 347-353.  (SCI IF 1.27) 
  44. P. Murugan,Kuo Chu Hwang, V. T. Ramakrishnan, S. Balasubramanian, “Facile Synthesis of Electroluminescence Materials, Acridinediones”, Advances in Technology of Materials and Materials Processing Journal2004, 6(1), 37-42. 
  45. Ya-Wen Chen, Kuo Chu Hwang, Cheng-Chieh Yen, and Yih-Loong Lai, “Fullerene derivatives protect against oxidative stress in RAW 264.7 cells and ischemia-reperfused lungs”, Am J PhysiolRegulIntegr Comp Physiol,2004,287: R21-R26. (SCI IF 3.62)
  46. Lin Ai Tai, Kuo Chu Hwang, “Cooperative Inhibition in Xanthine Oxidase Homodimer Subunits”, Biochemistry200443, 4869. (SCI IF 3.37)  
  47. Gan Lin Hwang, Yeong-TarngShieh, Kuo Chu Hwang, “Efficient load transfer to polymer chain grafted carbon nanotubes in composite polymers”, Adv. Functional Mater.2004,14(5), 487-491.  (SCI IF 7.49) Times Cited: 162
  48. Kuo Chu HwangSen Chin Kung, "Elevation of field emission current for carbon-containing electronic elements", ROC patent, No. 207083, 2004.  
  49. Kuo Chu Hwang; Sheng-Chin Kung.Process and device for upgrading current emission.U.S. Pat.Appl. Publ.(2004), 13 pp.  CODEN: USXXCO  US  2004109813  A1  20040610  CAN 141:32508  AN 2004:473083    
  50. U-SerJeng, Chia-Hung Hsu, Tsang-Lang Lin, Ching-Mao Wu, Hsin-Lung Chen, Lin-Ai Tai, and Kuo Chu Hwang, "Dispersion of fullerenes in phospholipid bilayers and the subsequent phase changes in the host bilayers", Physica B: Physics of Condensed Matter,2005, 357, 193-198. (SCI IF 0.908)  
  51. Y.-L. Chen, S.-W.Lee, Y. Chi, Kuo Chu Hwang, S. B. Kumar, Y.-H.Hu, Y.-M.Cheng, P.-T.Chou, S.-M.Peng, G.-H.Lee, C.-T.Chen and S.-J.Yeh, "Synthesis, Characterization and Photophysical Properties of Os(II) Diimine Complexes [Os(N^N)(CO)2I2], NN = Bipyridine, Phenanthroline and PyridylBenzoxazole", Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 4287-4294. (SCI IF 4.12)  
  52. PeriyasamyMurugan, Kuo Chu Hwang, DhakshanamurthyThirumalai, and Vayalakavoor T. Ramakrishnan, "A facil and simple route to the synthesis of condensed acridine systems", Synthetic Comm., 2005, 35, 1781-1788.(SCI IF 0.96) 
  53. Shu-Wen Yang, ArumugasamyElangovan, Kuo Chu Hwang, and Tong-Ing Ho*," Electronic Polarization Reversal and Excited State Intramolecular Charge Transfer in Donor/Acceptor EthynylPyrenes", J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 16628-16635. (SCI IF 4.08) 
  54. Yeong-TarngShieh, Gin-Lung Liu, Kuo Chu Hwang, and Chia-Chun Chen," Enhancement of PEO Crystallization in PEO/MWNTs-g-PMMA Blends", Polymers2005, 46, 10945-10951.(SCI IF 3.57)
  55. P. Murugan, Kuo Chu Hwang, V. T. Ramakrishnan and S. Balasubramanian, " Facile Synthesis of Electroluminescence Acridinedions by Microwave and Ultrasound", AZojomo-J. Materials online, 2005, 1, 1-7.
  56. Yu Lin Hsin, Jyun-Yi Lai, Kuo Chu Hwang*Shen-Chuan Lo,Fu-Rong Chen, and J. J. Kai, "Rapid Surface Functionalization of Fe-Filled Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes", Carbon2006, 44, 3328-3335. (SCI IF 4.37).
  57. Kuo Chu Hwang, Yu Lin Hsin, Jyun-Yi Lai, "Application of nano-materials in biomedical diagnosis", Chemistry (The Chinese Chem. Soc. Taipei) June 2006, 64 (2), 179-190. (invited review).
  58. Qin-Hua Song, Kuo Chu Hwang, "Direct observation for photophysical and photochemical processes of folic acid in DMSO solution", J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 2007, 185, 51–56. (SCI IF 2.286)
  59. Chun Chih Tong, and Kuo Chu Hwang, "Enhancement of OLED Efficiencies and High Voltage Stabilities by Deuteration of Light Emitting Materials ", J. Phys. Chem. C.2007. 111, 3490-3494.  (SCI IF= 4.22) 
  60. Yu Lin Hsin, Kuo Chu Hwang and Chuin-TihYeh, “Poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) Modified Graphite Carbon Nanofibers as Promising Supports for PtRu Catalysts in Direct Methanol Fuel Cells.”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 9999-10010. (SCI IF 9.0)Times Cited: 226 
  61. Yu-Chia Liang, Kuo Chu Hwang, Shen-Chuan Lo, "Solid State Microwave Arcing Induced Formation and Surface Functionalization of Core-Shell Metal/Carbon Nanoparticles.",Small20084, 405-409. (SCI IF= 7.3)
  62. Yu-Lin Hsin, Chia-Fen Lin, Yu-Chia Liang, Kuo Chu HwangJia-CherngHorng, Ja-an Annie Ho, Chun-Cheng Lin, Reuben J.-R. Hwu, "Microwave Arcing Induced Formation and Growth Mechanisms of Core-shell Metal/carbon Nanoparticles in Organic Solutions", Adv. Funct.Mater.,200818, 2048--2056. (SCI IF= 8.48) Cover page article.
  63. In Pin Chang, Kuo Chu Hwang*, Chi-Hsin Chiang, "Preparation of Fluorescent Magnetic Nanodiamonds and Cellular Imaging", J. Am. Chem. Soc2008,130, 15476-15481. (SCI IF 9.09)  Highlighted in Nature Publishing Group (NPG) Asia Materials for the best research published in the field of materials science by researchers in the Asia-Pacific region, Dec 2008.
  64. Mu-Lin Chen, Avijit Kumar Adak, Nai-Chia Yeh, Wen-Bin Yang, Yung-Jen Chuang,  Chi-Huey Wong, Kuo Chu Hwang, Jih-Ru Reuben Hwu, Shih-Liang Hsieh, Chun-Cheng Lin, "Fabrication of an Oriented Fc-Fused Lectin Microarray through Boronate Formation",AngewChemInt Ed Engl200847, 8627-8630. (SCI IF 12.7)
  65. Ho, J.-A. A.; Chiu, J.-K; Hsu, W.-L.; Hong, J.-C.; Lin, C. C.; Hwang, K.-C.; Hwu, J. R. "Gold-Nanostructured Immunosensor for the Electrochemical Sensing of Biotin Based on Liposomal Competitive Assay" J. Nanosci. Nanotech.20099, 2324-2329. (SCI IF 1.99)
  66. Ja-an Annie Ho, Yeh-Chun Lin, Li-Sheng Wang, Kuo Chu Hwang, Pi-Tai Chou, "Carbon Nanoparticle Enhanced Immunoelectrochemical Detection for Protein Tumor Marker with Cadmium Sulfide Biotracers", Anal. Chem.2009, 81, 4, 1340-1346. (SCI IF= 5.87).
  67. Huang, J. J.-T.; Tsai, F.-Y.; Tsay, S.-C.; Hsu, M.-H.; Hwang, K. C.; Horng, J.-C.; Ho, J. A.; Lin, C.-C.; Hwu, J. R. "Photochemical Activities of N-NitrosoCarboxamides and Sulfoximides as well as Their Application to DNA Cleavage" Chem. Euro. J2009, 15, 8742-8750. (SCI IF= 5.45).
  68. Kuo Chu Hwang , "Light-absorbing Materials and Applications", Taiwan patent application number: 094130138, patent allowed, Oct. 18, 2009
  69. In Pin Chang, Kuo Chu Hwang, Ja-an Annie Ho, Chun-Cheng Lin, Reuben J.-R. Hwu, Jia-CherngHorng, "Facile Surface Functionalization of Nanodiamonds", Langmuir2010, 26(5), 3685–3689. (SCI IF=4.0)
  70. Ja-an Annie Ho, Li-ChenWu, Li-Hui Chang, Kuo Chu Hwang, Jih-Ru Reuben Hwu, "Liposome-based immunoaffinity chromatographic assay for the quantitation of immunoglobulin E in human serum", J. Chromatography B-Analytical Technologies in The Biomedical and Life Sci2010, 878, 172-176. (SCI IF= 2.50)  
  71. Qingxin Mu, Lei Yang, James C. Davis, RavirajVankayala, Kuo Chu Hwang, Jincai Zhao and Bing Yan*Biocompatibility of Polymer Grafted Core/Shell Iron/Carbon Nanoparticles ", Biomaterials2010, 31, 5083-5090. (SCI IF= 7.88)
  72. Chang-Ching Lin, Nai-Pin Lin, L. SkSahabuddin, VijayaRaghava Reddy, Li-De Huang, Kuo Chu Hwang, and Chun-Cheng Lin,”5-N,4-O-Carbonyl-7,8,9-tri-O- chloroacetyl-Protected Sialyl Donor forthe Stereoselective Synthesis of r-(2f9)-Tetrasialic Acid”, J. Org. Chem.2010, 75(15), 4921-28. (SCI IF= 4.21)
  73. Kuo Chu Hwang, Po Dong Lai, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Pei-Jen Wang, Chiun-Jye Yuan "Neutron Capture Elements-Containing Carbon Nanoparticles for Destruction of Cancer Cells ", Biomaterials, 2010, 31,8419-8425.(SCI IF= 7.88).
  74. Kuo Chu Hwang, "Recent Progress in the Preparation and Applications of Carbon Nanoocapsules", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 201043, 374001 (13pp) (invited review). (SCI IF= 2.1)Full text downloaded 712 times to 23 Feb., 2011.
  75. Chiun-Jye Yuan, Chung-Liang Wang, Teng Yang Wu, Kuo Chu Hwang,and Wei-ChiChao.Fabrication of a carbon fiber paper as the electrode and its application toward developing a sensitive unmediated amperometric biosensor.Biosensors and Bioelectronics2011, 26, 2858-2863. (SCI IF= 5.36)Electrochemistry, ranking 1/36, top 2.86%
  76. Lin Ai Tai and Kuo Chu Hwang “Regulation of Xanthine Oxidase Activity by Substrates at Active Sites via Cooperative Interactions between Catalytic Subunits: Implication to Drug Pharmacokinetics”, Current Medicinal Chemistry2011, 18, 69-78(SCI IF= 4.63)CHEMISTRY, MEDICINAL ranking 4/54,7.4%
  77. C. C. Chen, W. Hsu., K. C. Hwang, J. R. Hwu, C. C. Lin, J. C. Horng, Contributions of Cation-pi interactions to the collagen triple helix stability. Arch. Biochem. Biophys.2011508, 46-53. (SCI IF= 3.046) 
  78. Chun-Chih Chang, Yi-Hsin Chang, Kuo Chu Hwang, Jwo-HueiJou, Arnold C.-M. Yang, “One-step fabrication of π-conjugated polymer thin films from naphthalenes via plasma polymerization for efficient optoelectronic devices: white polymer light-emitting diodes”. Plasma Process Polym.2011, 8, 215-223. (SCI IF=1.64) 
  79. Ravi Raj VankayalaWei-jenPetrick Laiand Kuo Chu Hwang, "Enhanced electrical conductivity of nylon 6 composite using polyaniline-coated multi-walled carbon nanotubes as additives", Polymer, 2011, 52, 3337-3343. (SCI IF= 3.8).POLYMER SCIENCE ranking 9/79, top 11.3%
  80. K. P. Tung, C.-H. J. Tsao, T. M. Hong, K. C. Hwang, J.-H. Hsu, J. D. White, and A. C. M. Yang, Dramatic Photoluminescence Enhancements of Conjugated Polymers by Molecular Constraints via Mechanical Stretching,ACS Nano20115, 7296-7302. (SCI IF= 9.85) MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, ranking 9/222, top 4%.
  81. RavirajVankayala, ArunachalamSagadevan, PriyaVijayaraghavan, Chien Lin Kuo, Kuo Chu Hwang, “Metal Nanoparticles Sensitize Formation of Singlet Oxygen”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.201150, 10640-10644(SCI IF= 12.7).
  82. Chun-Chih Chang, L. W. Wang, Y. H. Chen, Kuo Chu Hwang, Jwo-HueiJou, Y. S. Chang, Arnold C.-M. Yang, “White Luminescent Polymers by Plasma Polymerized Iridium Complexes from 1,10-phenanthrolin”. Plasma Process Polym.2012, 9, 225-233.(SCI IF=1.64)
  83. Chung-Liang Wang, Lan-Yi Wei, Chiun-Jye Yuan and Kuo Chu Hwang, “Reusable amperometric biosensor for measuring protein tyrosine kinase activity”, Anal. Chem.2012, 84, 971-977. (SCI IF= 5.87) 
  84. Chien Lin Kuo, and Kuo Chu Hwang, "Self-Assembly of Silver Nanoparticles and Nanorods to Form Strained Long Nanowires: A New Nanowire Growth Mechanism",Langmuir2012, 28, 3722-3729.(SCI IF= 4.27) 
  85. PradipKundu, and Kuo Chu Hwang, “Rational Design of Phosgene Fluorescence Sensors”, Anal.Chem.2012,4594-4597.(SCI IF=5.87)Highlighted by C&EN, 2012-04-17.  
  86. Z. Y. Lien, T. C. Hsu, K. K. Liu, W. S. Liao, K. C. Hwang, and J. I.Chao ,“Cancer cell labeling and tracking using fluorescent and magnetic nanodiamond”,Biomaterials2012, 31, 6172-6185. (SCI IF= 7.4)
  87. S. Prasad, Nien-Chu Fan, Li-Chen Wu, Heng-Chia Chang, Li-Sheng Wang, Kuo-Chu Hwang, Reuben Jih-RuHwu, Jia-CherngHorng, Chun-Cheng Linb and Ja-an Annie Ho*, “A Tunable Multicolor PhotoluminescentNanocarbon Prepared from Castor Oil Soot”, J. Chin. Chem. Soc. 201259, 802-808.(SCI IF= 0.65). 
  88. ArunachalamSagadevan, and Kuo Chu Hwang,“Photo-induced Sonogashira C-C Coupling Reaction Catalyzed by Simple CuCl Salt at Room Temperature”, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis2012, 354 (18), 3421-3427(SCI IF=6.0)
  89. Chein Lin Kuo, and Kuo Chu Hwang “ Does Morphology of a Metal Nanoparticle Play a Role in Ostwald Ripening Processes?”, Chem. Mater.2013, 25(3), 365-371. (SCI IF= 8.5).MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, ranking 13/241= top 5.4%
  90. Congxin Dai, FengCai, Kuo Chu Hwang, Yongmao Zhou, Zizhu Zhang, Xiaohai Liu, Sihai Ma, Yakun Yang, Yong Yao, Ming Feng, XinjieBao, Guilin Li, Junji Wei, Yonghui Jiao, Zhenqing Wei, Wenbin Ma, Renzhi Wang, "Folate receptor-mediatedboron-10 containing carbon nanoparticles as potential delivery vehicles for boron neutron capture therapy of nonfunctional pituitary adenomas”, Science China Life Sciences, 2013, 56(2), 163-173.(SCI IF= 1.345) 
  91. Shwu-Chen Tsay, JihRuHwu, RaghunathSingha, Wen-Chieh Huang, Yung Hsiung Chang, Ming-Hua Hsu, Fa-kuenShieh, Chun-Cheng Lin, Kuo Chu Hwang, Jia-CherngHorng, Erik De Clercq, IngeVliegen, Johan Neyts, “Coumarins hinged directly on benzimidazoles and their ribofuranosides to inhibit hepatitis C virus”, Euro. J. Med. Chem. 2013, 63, 290-298.  (SCI IF= 3.43)  CHEMISTRY, MEDICINAL, ranking 13/59= top 22%
  92. RavirajVankayala, Chien-Lin Kuo, ArunachalamSagadevan, Po-Hung Chen, Chi-Shiun Chiang and Kuo Chu Hwang*, “Morphology Dependent Sensitization and Formation of Singlet Oxygen (1Δg) by Gold and Silver Nanoparticles and its Application in Cancer Treatment”, J. Mater. Chem. B.2013, 1, 4379-4387. (SCI IF= 6.8), selected as HOT article by editor for 2013, see, the link: SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, ranking 20/241= top 8.3%
  93. ArunachalamSagadevan,AyyakkannuRagupathiand Kuo Chu Hwang*“Visible-light Induced Copper (I) Catalyzed Oxidative Diamination of Terminal Alkynes by o-Phenylenediamine: One-Pot Synthesis 3-Phenyl-2-hydroxy-quinoxaline”,Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12 (12), 2110 - 2118, (SCI IF= 2.92) invited paper in a memorial issue dedicated to the late professor N. J. Turro,CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL, ranking 46/135= top 34%
  94. PolirajuKalluru, RavirajVankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang‍‍, Kuo Chu Hwang,”Photo-sensitization of singlet oxygen and Photodynamic Therapeutic Effects Mediated byPEGylated W18O49 Nanowires on Destruction of Tumors”Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.2013, 52(47), 12332-12336.Cover page article.(SCI IF= 13.4)  CHEMISTRY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, ranking 7/152= top 4.6%Times Cited: 26 
  95. Chin-Feng Wan, Chao-Sheng Chen, Kuo-Chu Hwang, Yen-Han Lai, Jhang-Yun Luo, Po-Ching Liu, Long-Sheng Fan,Development and Automation of Microelectromechanical Systems-Based Biochip Platform for Protein Assay”, Sensors & Actuators B: Chem2014, 193, 53-61.  (SCI IF=3.83). (SCI, INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION, IF Rank: 2/57 (3.51%), Impact Factor: 3.535); CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL, ranking 11/75= top 14.7%
  96. Shengqin Wang, Zi-Xiang Lin,Wei-Han Wang, Chien Lin Kuo, Kuo Chu Hwang*,Chien-Chong Hong*, Self-regenerating Photocatalytic Sensor Based onDielectrophoreticallyAssembled TiO2 Nanowires for Chemical Vapor Sensing”,. Sensors and Actuators B: Chem2014,194, 1– 9.(SCI IF=3.83).(SCI, INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION, IF Rank: 2/57 (3.51%), Impact Factor: 3.535);CHEMISTRY, ANALYTICAL, ranking 11/75= top 14.7%
  97. RavirajVankayala, PolirajuKalluru, Hsin-Hui Tsai, Chi-Shiun Chiang, and KuoChu Hwang,“Effects of Surface Functionality of Carbon Nanomaterials on Short-Term Cytotoxicity and Embryonic Development in Zebrafish“,J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2 (8), 1038 - 1047(SCI IF= 6.6)  MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, ranking 20/241= top 8.3%
  98. RavirajVankayala, Yu-Kuan Huang, PolirajuKalluru, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang, “First Demonstration of Gold Nanorods-MediatedPhotodynamicTherapeutic Destruction of Tumors via Near Infra-Red Light Activation”, Small2014, 10(8), 1612–1622. (SCI IF= 7.5).Highlighted by Nanowerk, Future Med Chem. (2014) 6(4), 370 and The #1 Antibody Resource websiteMATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, ranking 14/241= top 5.8%
  99. Raviraj Vankayala, Chun-Chih Lin, PolirajuKalluru, Chi-Shiun Chiang, and Kuo ChuHwang, “Gold Nanoshells-Mediated Bimodal Photodynamic and Photothermal Cancer Treatment Using Ultra-Low Doses of Near Infra-red Light”, Biomaterials 2014, 35(21), 5527-5538. (SCI IF= 8.3) 
  100. RavirajVankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Chiun-Jye Yuan,Jui-I Chao, Shyr-Yeu Lin, and Kuo Chu Hwang, “A General Strategy to Achieve Ultra-High Gene Transfection Efficiency using Lipid-Nanoparticlecomposites”,Biomaterials2014, 35(28), 8261-8272. (SCI IF= 8.3)
  101. Avijit K. Adak, Ben-Yuan Li, Li-De Huang, Ting-Wei Lin, Tsung-Che Chang, Kuo Chu Hwang, and Chun-Cheng Lin“Fabrication of antibody microarrays by lightinducedcovalent and oriented immobilization”,ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6, 10452-10460. (SCI IF=5.9)
  102. PriyaVijayaraghavan, Cheng-Hong Liu, RavirajVankayala, Chi-Shiun Chiang, Kuo Chu Hwang, “Designing Multi-branched Gold Nanoechinus for NIR Light Activated Dual Modal Photodynamic and Photothermal Therapy in the Second Biological Window”, Adv. Mater.201426, 6689–6695. (SCI IF= 15.4).Frontispiece in Advanced Materials.Highlighted by Asian Scientist magazine, 2014-07-29 at
  103. PeriyasamyMuruganand Kuo Chu Hwang, “Efficient green light-emitting diodes based on substituted triphenylamine derivatives”, Int. J. ChemTech Research 2014, 6 (7), 3518-3526.
  104. Kuo Chu Hwang and PeriyasamyMurugan, “Synthesis of P38 MAP kinase Inhibitor Analogues Compounds and Quinoxalinone Derivatives”, Int. J.Pharma and Bio Sciences2014, 5(4), 212 -224. 
  105. Kuo Chu Hwang*, and ArunachalamSagadevan, “One-Pot Room Temperature Green Conversion of Cyclohexane toAdipic Acid by Ozone/UV Light”, Science 2014, 346, 1495-1498.(SCI IF=31.4)Highlighted in Chemistry World, Scientific American, C&EN, ScienceNews, Phys.Org, etc. 
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  106. Arunachalam Sagadevan, Ayyakkannu Ragupathi, Chun-Cheng Lin, JihRuHwuand Kuo Chu Hwang* “VisibleLight-Initiated Copper(I)-Catalyzed C-N Coupling of Aromatic Amines with Terminal Alkynes: Sustainable One Step Synthesis ofα-Ketoamides using Commercial Substrates”, Green Chem., 2015, 17 (2), 1113 - 1119. (SCI IF=6.8).


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