Cheng-Wei Lin, Ph.D.

Alumni and Former Staff

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

Cheng-Wei’s research interests focused on exploring unique properties and applications of conjugated aniline oligomers and carbon materials. He is also interested in solid state physics and chemistry. He involved the synthesis and characterizations of superhard borides, oxides and liquid metals. Currently, he is working on 2D materials, including Janus structure, crumpling, metathesis, and plan to study the interactions between conjugated molecules and 2D materials. 

Selected Publications

  • Highly permeable polyaniline-graphene oxide membranes for CO2 separations
    H. Kweon, C.-W. Lin, M. M. F. Hasan, R. B. Kaner, G. N. Sant
    ACS Applied Polymer Materials, (2019)
  • Next-generation asymmetric membranes using thin-film lift off
    B. T. McVerry, M. Anderson, N. He, H. Kweon, C. Ji, S. Xue, E. Rao, C. Lee, C.-W. Lin, D. ...
    Nano Letters, 19, 5036-5043, (2019)
  • Catalytic effects of aniline polymerization assisted by oligomers
    C.-W. Lin, W. H. Mak, D. Chen, H. Wang, S. Aguilar, R. B. Kaner
    ACS Catalysis, 9, 6596-6606, (2019)
  • Direct grafting of tetraaniline via perfluorophenylazide photochemistry to create antifouling, low bio-adhesion sur...
    C.-W. Lin, S. Aguilar, E. Rao, W. H. Mak, X. Huang, D. Jun, N. He, D. Chen, P. A. Curson, ...
    Chemical Science, 10, 4445-4457, (2019)
  • Synthesis of N = 8 armchair graphene nanoribbons from four distinct polydiacetylene
    R. S. Jordon, Y. L. Li, C.-W. Lin, R. D. McCurdy, J. Brosmer, K. L. Marsh, R. B. Kaner, Y....
    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139, 15878-15890, (2017)
  • Organic dispersion of polyaniline and single-walled carbon nanotube and polyblends with poly (methyl methacrylate)
    T. Farrell, K. Wang, C.-W. Lin, R. B. Kaner
    Polymer, 129, 1-4, (2017)
  • Furthering our understanding of the doping mechanism in conjugated polymers using tetraaniline
    C.-W. Lin, R. L. Li, S. Robbennolt, M. T. Yeung, G. Akopov, R. B. Kaner
    Macromolecules, 50, 5892-5897, (2017)
  • Boosting the capacitance and voltage of aqueous supercapacitors via redox charge contribution from both electrode a...
    J. Hwang, M. F. El-Kady, M. Li, C.-W. Lin, M. D. Kowal, X. Han, R. B. Kaner
    Nano Today, 15, 15-25, (2017)
  • Superhard W0.5Ta0.5B nanowires prepared at ambient pressure
    M. T. Yeung, G. Akopov, C.-W. Lin, D. J. King, R. L. Li, Z. C. Sobell, R. Mohammadi, R. B....
    Applied Physical Letters, 109, 203107, (2016)
  • 3-D freeze-casting of cellular graphene film for ultrahigh-power-density supercapacitors
    Y. Shao, M. F. El-Kady, C.-W. Lin, G. Zhu, K. L. Marsh, J. Hwang, Q. Zhang, Y. Li, H. Wang...
    Advanced Materials, 28, 6719-6726, (2016) 

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, UCLA, CA, USA, 2019
  • M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, 2012
  • B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, NTHU, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2010

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-..: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Awards

  • Materials Chemistry Dissertation Award, UCLA, 2019
  • UCLA Division of Physical Science Mautner Graduate Award, 2018
  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA, 2018-2019
  • Hanson-Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA, 2018
  • Final Round in the Contest of NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, 2015-2018
  • UCLA Research Showcase Travel Award, 2017
  • Finalist in the Contest of UC Carbon Slam at Xerox, Palo Alto, 2016
  • Excellence in Second Year Academic and Research Award, UCLA, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center(KCC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering(PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

​Conjugated polymer 2D Materials solid state physics/chemistry membranes

Former Faculty

  • ​Jorg Eppinger, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Lain-Jong Li, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Valentin Rodionov, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor)
  • Kazuhiro Takanabe, Ph.D. (Professor)
  • Jr-Hau He, Ph.D. (Associate Professor)

 

Former Research Staff

  • Abou-Hamad edy, Ph.D. Research Engineer
  • Haibo Zhu, Ph.D. (Research Scientist)
  • Isidoro Morales Osorio , Ph.D. (Research Technician)
  • Lu Zhou
  • Rong-rong Jiang (Lab Technician)
  • Douaa Hamed (Lab Technician)
  • Jeremie Pelletier ( Lab Manager)
  • Lan Zhao (Research Technician)
  • Linjie Su (Lab Technician)
  • Jing Fan (Lab Technician)

 

Research Scientist

   
  • Jun Pan, Ph.D.
  • Pavlo Nikolaienko, Ph.D.
  • Sergey Kozlov, Ph.D.
  • Xiulin Yang, Ph.D.
  • Yuanlong Shao, Ph.D.
  • Huaifeng Li, Ph.D.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Abdesslem Jedidi, Ph.D.                                                     
  • Abhishek Dutta Chowdhury,Ph.D.
  • Akshaya K Samal, Ph.D.
  • Chaochao Yue, Ph.D.
  • Chaojie Cui, Ph.D.
  • Dandan Zhang, Ph.D.
  • Eleonora Fava, Ph.D.
  • Eva Pump, Ph.D.
  • Janet Chakkamadathil Mohandas, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Buchel, Ph.D.
  • Ida Autiero, Ph.D.
  • Jung-Hyun Park, Ph.D.
  • Tianyou Chen, Ph.D.
  • Zhaolai Chen, Ph.D.
  • Anatoly Peshkov, Ph.D.
  • Chinmoy K. Hazra, Ph.D.
  • Luis Miguel Azofra Mesa
  • ​Manbo Li, Ph.D.
  • Michael Kelly, Ph.D.
  • Mannathan Subramaniyan, Ph.D.
  • Manas Bhunia, Ph.D.

  • Niladri Maity, Ph.D.
  • Olga Gladkovskaya, Ph.D.
  • Raju Dey, Ph.D.
  • Sai Vikrama Chaitanya vummaleti, Ph.D.
  • Jinsong Hu, Ph.D.
  •  Somphonh Peter Phivilay, Ph.D.
  • Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Ph.D.
  • Hassan Ait Ahsaine, Ph.D. 
  • Changguang Yao, Ph.D.
  • Kwangjae Lee, Ph.D.
  • Stefania Evoli, Ph.D.
  • Shixiong Min, Ph.D.
  • Tunc Deniz, Ph.D.
  • Srikanth Pedireddy, Ph.D.
  • Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
  • Won Suk Juang, Ph.D.
  • Xuechao Liu, Ph.D.
  • Xiufang wang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan Wang, Ph.D.
  • Yunfei Cai, Ph.D.
  • Yupeng Pan, Ph.D.
  • Yuri Lebedev, Ph.D.
  • Kushal Deepak Bhatte​,Ph.D.
  • Liangjin Xu, Ph.D.
  • Gangaiah Mettela,Ph.D.
  • Yogesh Raghunath Patil, Ph.D.
  • Jie Chen, Ph. D.


Ph.D. Students

  • Adrian Hol, Ph.D
  • Arwa Makki, Ph.D.
  • Batian Chen, Ph.D.
  • Bilel Hamzaoui, Ph.D.
  • Bedour E. Al-Sabban, Ph.D.
  • Chao Guan, Ph.D.
  • Dalal Noureldine, Ph.D.
  • Duanxing Li, Ph.D.
  • Gabriel Jeantelot, Ph.D.
  • Hind Al-Johani, Ph.D.
  • Haleema Alamri, Ph.D.
  • Hsin-Hua Huang, Ph.D. 
  • Israa Salem Al-Rowaihi, Ph.D.
  • Ibrahim Dursun
  • Reem Alshumrani, Ph.D.
  • Eleanor Ang Pei Ling, Ph.D.
  • Adrian Hohl, Ph.D.
  • Baraa Werghi, Ph.D.
  • Amal A. Baqais, Ph.D.
  • Ding-Jier Yuan, Ph.D.
  • Miguel Dinis Veloso Guerreiro, Ph.D.
  • Nawal alhajri, Ph.D.
  • Nazeeha Alkayal, Ph.D.
  • Noor Almana, Ph.D.
  • Nouf Al Jabri, Ph.D.
  • Reem Al-Shareef, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Almahdali, Ph.D.
  • Sheikha Lardhi, Ph.D.
  • Stefan Grotzinger, Ph.D.
  • Tatsuya Shinagawa, Ph.D.
  • Maha Al Haddad, Ph.D.
  • Muhammad Qureshi, Ph.D.
  • Keisuke Obata, Ph.D.
  • Oleksii Pustovarenko, Ph. D.


Master Students


  • Abdulaziz Khan
  • Alexandra Vancea
  • Ali Hamieh
  • Mram Alyami
  • Kanav Kalra



Former Administration

  • Ann Bauwens (Executive Secretary)
  • Jiao Qiu (Business Administrator)
  • Xianzheng Meng(Business Administrator)
  • Wenwen Zhu(Administrative Assistant)
  • Xijun Deng(Administrative Assistant)