Skip to main content


游文岳 副教授 /Wen-Yueh Yu Associate Professor

游文岳 副教授
Wen-Yueh Yu
PHONE. (02)3366-1691
FAX. (02)2362-3040
OFFICE . 化工二館
PHONE. (02)3366-3025
    • Education Background
      • National Taiwan University, B.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2002
      • National Taiwan University, M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2004
      • Academia Sinica, Research Associate, 2005-2009
      • University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2015
      • ETH Zurich, Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015-2017


    • Research Topic
      • Catalyst Chemistry and Surface Science
        Catalyst development is essential to sustainable processes and energy technologies as suitable catalysts allow associated chemical reactions to proceed with reduced energy consumption and waste production, thus promoting efficient conversion between materials and energy. Our research group will engage in developing catalytic materials for green chemistry processes and alternative energy technologies. We will utilize renewable resources and earth-abundant elements as precursors via atom/energy-efficient and cost-effective processes to synthesize catalysts for efficiently converting renewable resources (e.g., CO2 and biomass) into chemicals and alternative fuels. We will integrate surface science, catalyst chemistry, and reaction engineering approaches to investigate catalysis mechanisms and determine the relationship between synthesis conditions, physicochemical properties and catalytic performance, by which rationally synthesize new-generation catalysts to improve current processes and energy technologies with an attempt to facilitate sustainable development of our society.


    • Recent Research Topic

    Ongoing Projects
    Rational design of single-atom catalysts for selective transfer hydrogenation
    國科會 NSTC 112-2221-E-002-041-MY3 (2023/08/01 - 2026/07/31)
    Design and synthesis of metallo-supramolecular polymers for electrocatalytic selective hydrogenation of biomass derivatives
    國科會 NSTC 112-2923-E-002-009-MY2 (2023/04/01 - 2025/03/31)
    Ceria nanocrystal catalysts: green synthesis, surface chemistry, and environmental catalysis
    國科會 NSTC 110-2221-E-002-012-MY3 (2021/08/01 - 2024/07/31)​

    Past Projects
    Surface engineering of supported metal catalysts for catalytic transfer hydrogenation
    國科會 NSTC 109-2221-E-002-103-MY3 (2020/08/01 – 2023/10/31)
    Metallo-supramolecular polymers as catalysts for catalytic transfer hydrogenation
    國科會 NSTC 110-2923-E-002-005-MY2 (2021/04/01 – 2023/03/31)
    Solar-light-driven photoelectrochemical system
    教育部臺奧學研合作計畫 (2020/11/01 - 2022/10/31)
    Development of heterogeneous catalysts for chemical recycling of polyester fibers
    科技部 MOST 110-2622-E-002-022- (2021/06/01 – 2022/05/31)
    Investigations on reaction mechanism and water/ sulfur tolerance of commercial low-temperature SCR catalysts
    中鋼 CSC RE109624 (2020/10/01 – 2021/07/31)
    Green synthesis of carbonate esters from carbon dioxide and alcohols: development of multifunctional acid-base mixed-metal-oxide catalysts
    科技部 MOST 107-2218-E-002-029-MY3 (2018/01/01 – 2020/12/31)
    Investigation on stability mechanism of selective catalytic reduction (deNOx) catalysts made by China Steel Corporation
    中鋼 CSC RE108613 (2019/09/01 – 2020/06/30)

  • 2024    
    3.Banthita Woraphan,台大化工系碩博士生畢業論文展銀獎(2024.04)
    5.何恩琪,National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Internship Program Award (2024.03)
    7.鄭崢,National Taiwan University Loyalty Award for Overseas Degree Students (國立臺灣大學優秀境外學位生續讀獎勵) (2024.02)

    10.Kantika Sitdikovit,Taiwan International Conference on Catalysis (第40屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會) 壁報競賽佳作(2023.06)
    11.Sudeep Mudhulu,Taiwan International Conference on Catalysis (第40屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會) 英文口頭發表競賽佳作(2023.06)
    12.陳致豪,Taiwan International Conference on Catalysis (第40屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會) 壁報競賽佳作(2023.06)
    13.林夢蝶,Taiwan International Conference on Catalysis (第40屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會) 壁報競賽佳作(2023.06)
    14.許冠博,Taiwan International Conference on Catalysis (第40屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會) 壁報競賽優勝(2023.06)
    15.李昱碩,Taiwan International Conference on Catalysis (第40屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會) 英文口頭發表競賽優勝(2023.06)
    21.Sudeep Mudhulu,台大化工系碩博士生畢業論文展佳作(2023.04)

    4.Sudeep Mudhulu,台灣化學工程學會69週年年會英文口頭發表競賽觸媒及反應工程組佳作(2022.12)
    6.Young Investigator Award, Taipei International Conference on Catalysis (2022.07)
    7.古浩銓,Tapei International Conference on Catalysis (第39屆台灣觸媒與反應工程研討會) 英文口頭發表競賽優勝(2022.07)
    8.Sudeep Mudhulu,台大國際優秀研究生獎學金(2022.07)



    6.Best Poster Presentation Award (Wen-Yueh Yu), 8th Asia-Pacific Congress in Catalysis (2019.09)
    7.龔子傑,第八屆亞太催化會議travel award (2019.08)

    1.龔子傑,Outstanding Research Award, Osaka-Kansai International Symposium on Catalysis (2018.10)

    1. E. J. Evans, H. Li, W. Y. Yu, G. M. Mullen, G. Henkelman and C. B. Mullins, “Mechanistic insights on ethanol dehydrogenation on Pd-Au model catalysts: a combined experimental and DFT study", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19(45), 30578-30589, 2017, (SCI), (IF: 3.567)
    2. J. Jagielski, S. Kumar, W. Y. Yu and C. J. Shih, “Layer-controlled two-dimensional perovskites: synthesis and optoelectronics", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5(23), 5610-5627, 2017, (SCI), (IF: 6.641)
    3. 尤躍誠, 杜芳毅, 龔子傑, 李祐任 and 游文岳, “二氧化碳與甲醇直接合成碳酸二甲酯:異相觸媒、除水系統與催化機制", 化工會刊, 66(4), 59-82, 2019.
    4. C. W. Chang, Z. J. Gong, N. C. Huang, C. Y. Wang and W. Y. Yu*, “MgO nanoparticles confined in ZIF-8 as acid-base bifunctional catalysts for enhanced glycerol carbonate production from transesterification of glycerol and dimethyl carbonate", Catalysis Today 2020, 351, 21-29. (SCI, 5-yr IF: 5.266)
    5. Z. J. Gong, Y. R. Li, H. L. Wu, S. D. Lin and W. Y. Yu*, “Direct copolymerization of carbon dioxide and 1,4-butanediol enhanced by ceria nanorod catalyst", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, 265, 118524. (SCI, 5-yr IF: 14.443)
    6. T. C Chou, C. C. Chang, H. L. Yu, W. Y. Yu, C. L. Dong, J. Velasco-Velez, C. H. Chuang, L. C. Chen, J. F. Lee, J. M. Chen and H. L. Wu*, “Controlling the oxidation state of the Cu electrode and reaction intermediates for electrochemical CO2 reduction to ethylene", Journal of the American Chemical Society 2020, 142, 2857-2867. (SCI, 5-yr IF: 14.549)
    7. Y. H. Wang, C. H. Chuang, T. A. Chiu, C. W. Kung*, and W. Y. Yu*, “Size-tunable synthesis of palladium nanoparticles confined within topologically distinct metal–organic frameworks for catalytic dehydrogenation of methanol" Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2020, 124, 12521-12530. (SCI, 5-yr IF: 4.404)
    8. Y. J. Chou, H. C. Ku, C. C. Chien, C. Hu*, and W. Y. Yu*, “Palladium nanoparticles supported on nanosheet-like graphitic carbon nitride for catalytic transfer hydrogenation reaction" Catalysis Science & Technology 2020, 10, 7883-7893. (SCI, 5-yr IF: 5.863)
    9. Y. C. Yu, T. Y. Wang, L. H. Chang, P. J. Wu, B. Y. Yu*, and W. Y. Yu*, “Conceptual design, environmental, and economic evaluation of direct copolymerization process of carbon dioxide and 1,4-butanediol" Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 2020, 116, 36-42. (SCI, 5-yr IF: 4.446)
    10. C. H. Chung, F. Y. Tu, T. A. Chiu, T. T. Wu, and W. Y. Yu*, "Critical roles of surface oxygen vacancy in heterogeneous catalysis over ceria-based materials: A selected review" Chemistry Letters 2021, 50, 856-865.
    11. W. F. Kuan, W. Y. Yu, F. Y. Tu, C. H. Chung, Y. C. Chang, Monica M. Lin, T. H. Yu, L. J. Chen*, "Facile reflux preparation of defective mesoporous ceria nanorod with superior catalytic activity for direct carbon dioxide conversion into dimethyl carbonate" Chemical Engineering Journal 2022, 430, 132941.
    12. Z. J. Gong, Y.S.L.V. Narayana, Y. C. Lin, W. H. Huang, W. N. Su, Y. P. Li, M. Higuchi,* and W. Y. Yu*, "Rational synthesis of ruthenium-based metallo-supramolecular polymers as heterogeneous catalysts for catalytic transfer hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds" Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2022, 312, 121383.
    13. M. M. Mburu, A. N. Au-Duong, W. T. Li, W. Y. Yu, Y. W. Lan, W. H. Chiang,* and Y. C. Chiu*, "Highly stable single-walled carbon nanotube sorting by low molecular weight conjugated polymer with hydrogen-bonded polyisoprene" Advanced Electronic Materials 2022, 2200698.
    14. S. Mudhulu, Z. J. Gong, H. C. Ku, Y. H. Lu, and W. Y. Yu*, "Recent advances in heterogeneous catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of biomass-derived oxygenated furanics mediated by formic acid" Materials Today Sustainability 2022, 19, 100199.
    15. 李昱碩, 古浩銓 and游文岳, "迎接能源新挑戰!以永續能源邁向淨零碳排" 科學月刊, 7, 33-35, 2022.
    16. Z. J. Gong, C. C. Chien, S. Mudhulu, J. C. S. Wu, N. Daneu, M. M. Kržmanc,* and W. Y. Yu*, "SrTiO3 catalysts prepared from topochemical conversion of Bi4Ti3O12 nanoplatelets: Surface characterizations and interactions with isopropanol" Journal of Catalysis 2022, 416, 222.
    17. L. L. Rusevich,* E. A. Kotomin, G. Zvejnieks, M. M. Kržmanc, S. Gupta, N. Daneu, J. C. S. Wu, Y. G. Lee, and W. Y. Yu, "Effects of Al doping on hydrogen production efficiency upon photostimulated water splitting on SrTiO3 nanoparticles" Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2022, 126, 50, 21223.
    18. J. Y. Yeh, C. T. Chen, Y. L. Yang, J. C. Chen, W. Y. Yu, Y. P. Li,* K. C. W. Wu*, "Reductive amination of furfural and furfurylamine with methoxides and MIL-53-NH2(Al)-derived Ru catalyst" Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 2024, 158, 104884.
    19. Y. Y. Tai, J. C. S. Wu,* W. Y. Yu, M. M. Kržmanc*, "Photocatalytic water splitting of improved strontium titanate for simultaneous separation of H2 in a twin photoreactor" Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2023, 324, 122183.
    20. Y. G. Lee, Y. C. Cheng, Y. T. Lin, J. C. S. Wu*, W. Y. Yu, M. M. Kržmanc*, S. Gupta, and E. Kotomin, "Photocatalytic water splitting of Al-doped RhxCr2–xO3/SrTiO3 synthesized by flux method: Elucidating the role of different molten salts" Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2023, 127, 998-19991.
    21. F. H. Hu, L. T. Chi, G. B. Syu, T. Y. Yu, M. P. Lin, J. J. Chen,* W. Y. Yu,* and D. Y. Kang*, "Mixed-linker MOF-303 membranes for pervaporation" Journal of Membrane Science Letters 2023, 3, 100053.
    22. D. P. Jaihindh, P. Anand, R. S. Chen, W. Y. Yu, M. S. Wong,* and Y. P. Fu*, "Cl-doped CuO for electrochemical hydrogen evolution reaction and tetracycline photocatalytic degradation" Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 2023, 11, 109852.
    23. W. F. Kuan, C. H. Chung, M. M. Lin, F. Y. Tu, Y. H. Chen, and W. Y. Yu*, "Activation of carbon dioxide with surface oxygen vacancy of ceria catalyst: An insight from in-situ X-ray absorption near edge structure analysis" Materials Today Sustainability 2023, 23, 100425.
    24. 陳致豪, 黃亭維, 李昱碩 and 游文岳, "生物質衍生物轉移氫化觸媒的發展及未來挑戰", 材料最前線, 7.17, 2023.
    25. M. M. Lin, J. Tay, and W. Y. Yu*, "One-pot methanolysis of poly(ethylene terephthalate) enabled by isopropanol-assisted CO2 hydrogenation" Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 2023, 158, 105069.
    26. H. Y. Yu, B. Muthiah, S. C. Li, W. Y. Yu, and Y. P. Li*, "Surface characterization of cerium oxide catalysts using deep learning with infrared spectroscopy of CO" Materials Today Sustainability 2023, 24, 100534.
    27. J. Y. Chuang, K. T. Liu, M. M. Lin, W. Y. Yu,* R. J. Jeng,* and M. K. Leung*, "Two novel types of heterogeneous catalysts apply to synthesize cyclic carbonates through CO2 fixation on epoxides under mild condition" Journal of CO2 Utilization 2023, 102592, 76.
    28. C. C. Hu,* A. Chang, H. N. Catherine, Y. L. Lee, K. Y. A. Lin,* Y. J. Chou, W. Y. Yu, "Enhanced Lewis basicity of ZIF-8 from metal incorporation (Mg, Cu, or Ce) for glycerol carboxylation using CO2 as a feedstock" Materials Today Sustainability 2023, 24, 100511.
    29. A. S. Rasal,* H. M. Chen,* and W. Y. Yu*, "Electronic structure engineering of electrocatalyst for efficient urea oxidation reaction" Nano Energy 2023, 121, 109183.
    30. F. Y. Tu, H. J. Lai, T. A. Chiu, J. C. Jiang,* and W. Y. Yu*, "Activation of dimethyl carbonate on CeO2 surface: A combined experimental and theoretical study" Surfaces and Interfaces 2023, 43, 103597.
    31. 李昱碩 and 游文岳, "生物質衍生物糠醛電還原反應:觸媒發展、催化機制與未來挑戰", 化工會刊, 70(5), 39-58, 2023.
    32. S. C. Lin, C. W. Chang, M. H. Tsai, C. H. Chen, J. T. Lin, C. Y. Wu, I. T. Kao, W. Y. J, C. H. Wang, W. Y. Yu, C. C. Hu, K. H. Lin,* and Tung-Han Yang*, "Decreasing the O2-to-H2O2 kinetic energy barrier on dilute binary alloy surfaces with controlled configurations of isolated active atoms" Advanced Functional Materials 2024, in press.
    33. D. H. Tsai, T. T. Wu, H. C. Lin, L. Y. Chueh, K. H. Lin, W. Y. Yu,* and Yung-Tin Pan*, "Cu/MgO reverse water gas shift catalyst with unique CO2 adsorption behaviors", Chemistry- An Asian Journal 2024, in press.
    34. Z. Yang, M. M. Lin, X. Lu, J. T. Zheng, W. Y. Yu*, Y. Zhu, H. Chang, and Y. Xia*, "Enhanced catalytic activity of H2 heat-treated porous ceria for direct conversion of carbon dioxide into dimethyl carbonate" Chemical Engineering Journal 2024, 486, 150339