Research Interests

Electrocatalysis, photoelectrochemical solar water splitting, solar CO2 reduction


Selected Publications

  • Flexible Solar-Blind 2D Boron Nitride Nanopaper-based Photodetector Featuring High Thermal Resistance
    C.H. Lin, H.C. Fu, B. Cheng, M.L. Tsai, W. Luo, L.H. Zhou, S.H. Jang, L.B. Hu, and J.H. H...
    npj 2D Mater. Appl. 2, 23 , (2018)
  • Resonance-Enhanced Absorption in Hollow Nanoshell Spheres with Omnidirectional Detection, High Responsivity and Sp...
    D.H. Lien, Z.H. Dong, J.R. Duran Retamal, H.P. Wang, T.C. Wei, D. Wang*, J.H. He*, and Y. ...
    Adv. Mater. 30, 1870257 (2018) [(selected as inside back cover) featured in Natu..., (2018)
  • Self-Powered Nanodevices for Fast UV Detection and Energy Harvesting using Core-Shell Nanowire Geometry
    C.H. Lin, H.C. Fu, D.H. Lien, C.Y. Hsu, and J.H. He,*
    Nano Energy 51, 294-299 , (2018)
  • Multi-direction piezoelectricity in mono- and multi-layered hexagonally α-In2Se3
    F. Xue, J.W. Zhang, W.J. Hu, W.T. Hsu, A. Han, S.F. Leung, J.K. Huang, Y. Wan, S.H. Liu, J...
    ACS Nano 12, 4976-4983 , (2018)
  • 360° Omnidirectional and Transparent Photodetectors for Flexible Electronics
    D.H. Lien, H.P. Wang, S.B. Chen, Y.C. Chi, C.L. Wu, G.R. Lin, Y.C. Liao and J.H. He,*
    npj Flex. Elect. 2, 9 , (2018)
  • A Nanostructuring Method to Decouple Electrical and Thermal Transport through the Formation of Electrica...
    J.R. Durán Retamal, C.F. Kang, D.H. Lien, W.C. Kuo, Z.Y. Juang, M.L. Tsai, C.H. Ho, J.Y. ...
    Adv. Mater. 30, 1870243 (2018) (selected as the frontispiece) [featured in Natur..., (2018)
  • Giant Photoresponse in Quantized SrRuO3 Monolayer at Oxide Interfaces
    H.J. Liu, J.C. Wang, K.T. Ho, D.Y. Cho, J.C. Lin, B.C. Huang, Y.W. Fang, Y.M. Zhu, Q. Zhan...
    ACS Photonics 5, 10411049 , (2018)
  • Nonlinear Optical Properties of CH3NH3PbBr3 Perovskite Crystals
    T.C. Wei, S. Mokkapati, T.Y. Li, C.H. Lin, G.R. Lin, C. Jagadish,* and Jr-Hau He
    Adv. Func. Mater. 1707175 , (2018)
  • Large-area and bright pulsed electroluminescence in monolayer semiconductors
    D.H. Lien, M. Amani, S. Desai, G.H. Ahn, K. Han, J.H. He, J. Ager, M. Wu, and A. Javey
    Nature Comm. 9, 1229 , (2018)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 2005
  • B.S., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 1999



Professional Profile

  • ​2007 - 2014: Associate Professor,  National Taiwan University, Taiwan


Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)



KAUST Affiliations

  • ​KAUST Catalysis Centre (KCC) 
  • KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
  • Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE)