Prof. Juin-Yih Lai, Founder

Prof. Kueir-Rarn Lee

Prof. Yung Chang

Prof. Chung-Jung Chuang

Prof. Tsair-Wang Chung

Prof. Jung-Hui Chen

Prof. Shia-Chung Chen
Prof. Sheng-Jie You

Prof. Chien-Chieh Hu

Prof. Meng-Hui Li

Prof. Chia-Her Lin

Prof. Yi-Feng Lin

Prof. Hui-An Tsai

Assoc.Prof.Ta-Chin Wei

Assoc.Prof.Antoine Venault

Assist.Prof.Wei-Song Hung

Prof. Da-Ming Wang

Prof. Duu-Jong Lee

Prof. Kuo-Lun Tung
Prof. Ying-Ling Liu

Chair Prof. Akon Higuchi

Prof. Yi-Ming Sun
Prof. Shing-Jiang Lue
Prof. Shu-Hsien Huang
Dr. Feng-Ming Ho


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Prof. Kueir-Rarn Lee   {Honorary Director}

Ph.D., Chem. Eng., Chung Yuan University 



Current Positions:

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Membrane Science (2014/09~)

Professor, Dept. of Chem. Eng., Chung Yuan Univ., Taiwan

Professional Specialty

Membrane Module Design

Gas Separation

Membrane Structure Characterization


Research Fields
Membrane Preparation

We currently focus on the synthesis of novel polyamide and organic/inorganic hybrid membrane. The next step is to design module for various separation processes.

Separation Process

Our present interest lies on the preparation polymeric membrane for pervaporation and oxygen enrichment.


Membrane Modification

The present research concentrates on the membrane modification using chemical grafting, plasma pretreatment, and organic/inorganic hybrid.

Potential Applications of Research


Membrane Module Design

Gas Separation

Membrane Structure Characterization


Selected Publications:

Jung-Tsai Chen, Ywu-Jang Fu, Quan-Fu An, Shen-Chuan Lo, Yue-Zhe Zhong, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai, ‘Enhancing polymer/graphene oxide gas barrier film properties by introducing new crystals,’ Carbon, 75, 443–451 (2014)

Hung-Ju Yen, Jia-Hao Wu, Yun-Hsuan Huang, Wen-Chang Wang, Kueir-Rarn Lee and Guey-Sheng Liou,’ Novel thermally stable and soluble triarylamine functionalized polyimides for gas separation,’ Polym. Chem., 5, 4219–4226 (2014)

Wei-Song Hung, Chi-Hui Tsou, Manuel De Guzman, Quan-Fu An, Ying-Ling Liu, Ya-Ming Zhang, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, and Juin-Yih Lai,’ Cross-Linking with Diamine Monomers To Prepare Composite Graphene Oxide-Framework Membranes with Varying d‑Spacing,’ Chemistry of Materials, 26(9), 2983−2990 (2014)

Y.C. Jean, J. David Van Horn , Wei-Song Hung and Kuier-Rarn Lee, “Perspective of positron annihilation spectroscopy in polymers”, Macromolecules, 46, 7133-7145 (2013) (sci)

Jung-Tsai Chen, Ywu-Jang Fu, Quan-Fu An, Shen-Chuan Lo, Shu-Hsien Huang, Wei-Song Hung, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, and Juin-Yih Lai, ” Tuning nanostructure of graphene oxide/polyelectrolyte LbL assemblies by controlling pH of GO suspension to fabricate transparent and super gas barrier films”, Nanoscale, 5, 9081 (2013) (sci)

Quan-Fu An*, Yan-Li Ji, Wei-Song Hung, Kueir-Rarn Lee*, Cong-Jie Gao, “AMOC Positron Annihilation Study of Zwitterionic Nanofiltration Membranes: Correlation between Fine Structure and Ultrahigh Permeability”, Macromolecules, 46, 2228-2234 (2013) (sci)

Sheng-Han Chen, Yung Chang*, Kueir-Rarn Lee*, Ta-Chin Wei, Akon Higuchi, Feng-Ming Ho, Chia-Chun Tsou, Hsin-Tsung Ho , and Juin-Yih Lai, “Hemocompatibile Control of Sulfobetaine-Grafted Polypropylene Fibrous Membranes in Human Whole Blood via Plasma-Induced Surface Zwitterionization”, Langmuir, 28, 17733 (2012) (sci)

Kuo-Sung Liao, Ywu-Jang Fu, Chien-Chieh Hu*, Jung-Tsai Chen, Di-Wei Lin, Kueir-Rarn Lee*, Kuo-Lun Tung, Y. C. Jean, Juin-Yih Lai,” Microstructure of Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes and Their Application to Separation of Aqueous Bioethanol”, Carbon, 50, 4220 (2012) (sci)

Quan-Fu An, Wei-Song Hung*, Shen-Chuan Lo, Yueh-Hsien Li, Manuel De Guzman, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee*, Yan-Ching Jean, Juin-Yih Lai, “Comparison between free volume characteristics of composite membranes fabricated through static and dynamic interfacial polymerization processes", Macromolecules, 45, 3428 ( 2012) (sci) 

Der-Jang Liaw, Kung-Li Wang, Ying-Chi Huang, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai, Chang-Sik Ha, “Advanced Polyimide Materials: Syntheses, Physical Properties and Applications”, Progress in Polymer Science,, 37(7),907-974 (2012) (sci)

Chia-Hao Lo, Kuo-Sung Liao, Manuel De Guzman, Vincent Rouessac, Ta-Chin Wei, Kueir-Rarn Lee*, Juin-Yih Lai,”Effects of surface properties of different substrates on fine structure of plasma-polymerized SiOCH films prepared from hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO)”, Langmuir, 26, 17470 (2010) (sci)

Wei-Song Hung, Manuel De Guzman, Shu-Hsien Huang, Kueir-Rarn Lee*, Y.C. Jean*, and Juin-Yih Lai, “Characterizing free volumes and layer structures in asymmetric thin-film polymeric membranes in the wet condition using the variable monoenergy slow positron beam”, Macromolecules, 43, 6127 (2010) (sci)

W.H. Chen, K.L. Tung, D.J. Liaw, K.R. Lee, J.Y. Lai, "N,N,N',N' -tetraphenyl-1,4-phenylenediamine-fluorene alternating conjugated polymer: synthesis, characterization and electrochromic application," Marcromolecules, 43, 2236 (2010)

Y.J. Fu, H.Z. Qui, K.s. Liao, S.J. Jessie Lue, C.C. Hu, K.R. Lee J.Y. Lai, "Effect of UV-ozone treatment on poly (dimethylsiloxane) membranes: surface characterization and gas separation performance," Langmuir, 26(6), 4392 (2010).

S.H. Huang, W.S. Huang, D.J. Liaw, H.A. Tsai, G.J. Jiang, K.R. Lee, J.Y. Lai, " Positron annihilation study on thin-film composite pervaporation membranes: correlation between polyamide fine structure and different interfacial polymerization conditions," Polymer, 51, 1370 (2010).

Chia-Hao Lo, Jheng-Kai Huang, Wei-Song Hung, Shu-Hsien Huang, Manuel De  Guzman, V. Rouessac , Chi-Lan Li, Chien-Chieh Hu, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai, “Investigation on the variation in the fine structure of plasma-polymerized composite membrane by positron annihilation spectroscopy,” J. Membrane Sci., 337, 297 (2009).

Shu-Hsien Huang, Wei-Song Hung, Der-Jang Liaw, Chi-Lan Li, Se-Tsung Kao, Da-Ming Wang, Manuel De Guzman, Chien-Chieh Hu, Y. C. Jean, Kueir-Rarn Lee, Juin-Yih Lai, “Investigation of multilayer pervaporation membrane by positron annihilation spectroscopy,” Macromolecules, 41, 6438 (2008).

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