Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University

Supramolecular Coordination and Polymer Chemistry



  • B.S. Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2000
  • M.S. Inorganic Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2002
  • Ph.D. Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA 2010
  • JSPS Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan 2010-2012
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2012-2017
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2017-2021
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2021-present
  • Director, Chemistry Promotion Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2021-2022
  • Director, Science Promotion and Engagement Center, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan 2022-present

Research Interests

  • Developing self-assembly methods for rational construction of functional metallo-supramolecular architectures
  • Design and construction of metallo-supramolecular copolymers, and their self-assembly behavior in solution and in the solid state

Honors and Awards

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship 2010-2012
  • National Taiwan University Excellent Teaching Award 2016
  • National Taiwan University Outstanding Teaching Award 2017
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan 2017-2020
  • Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan 2018
  • Young Chemists Award of the Chemical Society Located in Taipei 2018
  • Young Scholars’ Creativity Award, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship 2019
  • Asian Core Program (ACP) Lectureship Awards of Korea and Hong Kong 2019
  • CSLT Chemistry Best Paper of the Year 2019 Award 2019
  • Outstanding Young Scholar, Shui-Mu Foundation of Chemistry 2020
  • Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Research Investigators 2020
  • Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan 2021
  • Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University 2022
  • Zasshikai Lectureship Award, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo 2022

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Selected Publications

  1. L. He, H.-K. Hsu, L. Li, L.-T. Lin, T.-H. Tu, T.-G. Ong, G.-G. Liou,* Y.-T. Chan,* Chem 20228, 494–507; A 10-nm-sized Multicompartment Cuboctahedron and Its 2D Hierarchical Arrays Observed by Cryo-EM.
  2. T.-H. Tu, T. Sakurai, S. Seki, Y. Ishida,* Y.-T. Chan,* Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 202160, 1923-1928; Towards Macroscopically Anisotropic Functionality: Oriented Metallo-supramolecular Polymeric Materials Induced by Magnetic Fields.
  3. S.-C. Wang, K.-Y. Cheng, J.-H. Fu, Y.-C. Cheng, Y.-T. Chan,* JAmChemSoc2020, 142, 16661-16667; Conformational Regulation of Multivalent Terpyridine Ligands for Self-Assembly of Heteroleptic Metallo-Supramolecules (Featured in JACS Spotlights).
  4. L. He, S.-C. Wang, L.-T. Lin, J.-Y. Cai, L. Li, T.-H. Tu, Y.-T. Chan,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020142, 7134-7144; Multicomponent Metallo-Supramolecular Nanocapsules Assembled from Calix[4]resorcinarene-Based Terpyridine Ligands (Cover).
  5. J.-H. Fu, S.-Y. Wang, Y.-S. Chen, S. Prusty, Y.-T. Chan,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019141, 16217-16221; One-Pot Self-Assembly of Stellated Metallosupramolecules from Multivalent and Complementary Terpyridine-Based Ligands (Cover).
  6. Y.-S. Chen, E. Solel, Y.-F. Huang, C.-L. Wang, T.-H. Tu, E. Keinan,* Y.-T. Chan,* Nat. Commun. 201910, 3443; Chemical Mimicry of Viral Capsid Self-Assembly via Corannulene-Based Pentatopic Tectons.
  7. M. Chen, J. Wang, S.-C. Wang, Z. Jiang,* D. Liu, Q. Liu, H. Zhao, J. Yan, Y.-T. Chan,* P. Wang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018140, 12168-12174; Truncated Sierpiński Triangular Assembly from a Molecular Mortise-Tenon Joint (Cover).
  8. K. H. Huang, T.-H. Tu, S.-C. Wang, Y.-T. Chan,* C.-C. Hsu,* Anal. Chem. 201890, 7691-7699; Micelles Protect Intact Metallo-supramolecular Block Copolymer Complexes from Solution to Gas Phase during Electrospray Ionization.
  9. S.-Y. Wang, J.-Y. Huang, Y.-P. Liang, Y.-J. He, Y.-S. Chen, Y.-Y. Zhan, S. Hiraoka, Y.-H. Liu, S.-M. Peng, Y.-T. Chan,* Chem.–Eur. J. 201824, 9274-9284; Multicomponent Self-Assembly of Metallo-Supramolecular Macrocycles and Cages through Dynamic Heteroleptic Terpyridine Complexation (Frontispiece).
  10. K.-Y. Cheng, S.-C. Wang, Y.-S. Chen, Y.-T. Chan,*Inorg. Chem. 201857, 3559-3567; Self-Assembly and Catalytic Reactivity of BINOL-Bridged Bis(phenanthroline) Metallocages (Invited Article in the Special Issue: Self-Assembled Cages and Macrocycles).
  11. Y.-J. He, T.-H. Tu, M.-K. Su, C.-W. Yang, K. V. Kong, Y.-T. Chan,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017139, 4218-4224; Facile Construction of Metallo-supramolecular Poly(3-hexylthiophene)-block-Poly(ethylene oxide) Diblock Copolymers via Complementary Coordination and Their Self-Assembled Nanostructures.
  12. Y.-C.Wang, Y.-P. Liang, J.-Y. Cai, Y.-J. He, Y.-H. Lee, Y.-T. Chan,* Chem.Commun201652, 12622-12625; Metal Ion-Modulated Self-Assembly of Pseudo-Suit[3]anes Using Crown Ether-Based Terpyridine Metalloprisms.
  13. S.-Y. Wang, J.-H. Fu, Y.-P. Liang, Y.-J. He, Y.-S. Chen, Y.-T. Chan,* JAmChemSoc. 2016138, 3651-3654; Metallo-Supramolecular Self-Assembly of a Multicomponent Ditrigon Based on Complementary Terpyridine Ligand Pairing.
  14. J.-H. Fu, Y.-H. Lee, Y.-J. He, Y.-T. Chan,* Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 201554, 6231-6235; Facile Self-Assembly of Metallo-Supramolecular Ring-in-Ring and Spiderweb Structures Using Multivalent Terpyridine Ligands.