Jian-Wei Liang

PhD Students


Jian-Wei Liang is a Ph.D. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Photonics Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Before joining KAUST, he obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. 
His current research interests concentrate on epitaxial growth of wide-bandgap materials (e.g. III-nitrides and transition metal oxides) using MBE, PLD, PECVD, or ALD and the development of the corresponding optoelectronics devices. Moreover, his research interests are also extended to solution-processed wide-bandgap materials, organic-inorganic hybrid structures, and their applications in organic optoelectronics devices

He is currently a student member of SPIE and OSA.

Research Interests

Epitaxial growth, Wide-bandgap materials, Optoelectronic devices, Organic-inorganic hybrid structure.

Selected Publications

1. Jian-Wei Liang, Kuang-Hui Li, Chun Hong Kang, Laurentiu Braic, Adrian Emil Kiss, Nicolae Catalin Zoita, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi, “Characterization of epitaxial titanium nitride mediated single-crystal nickel oxide grown on MgO-(100) and Si-(100)”, AIP Advances, 10, 065318 (2020).

2. Lyu Zhou*, Haomin Song*, Jian-Wei Liang*, Matthew Singer, Ming Zhou, Edgars Stegenburgs, Nan Zhang, Chen Xu, Tien Khee Ng, Zongfu Yu, Boon S. Ooi, and Qiaoqiang Gan, “A polydimethylsiloxane-coated metal structure for all-day radiative cooling”, Nature Sustainability, 2(8), 718-724 (2019).

3. Kuang-Hui Li, Chun Hong Kang, Jung-Hong Min, Nasir Alfaraj, Jian-Wei Liang, Laurentiu Braic, Zaibing Guo, Mohamed Nejib Hedhili, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi, “Single-Crystalline All-Oxide α–γ–β Heterostructures for Deep-Ultraviolet Photodetection”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(48), 53932–53941 (2020).

4. Davide Priante, Malleswararao Tangi, Jung-Wook Min, Nasir Alfaraj, Jian-Wei Liang, Haiding Sun, Hala H. Alhashim, Xiaohang Li, Abdulrahman M. Albadri, Ahmed Y. Alyamani, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi, “Enhanced electro-optic performance of surface-treated nanowires: origin and mechanism of nanoscale current injection for reliable ultraviolet light-emitting diodes”, Optical Materials Express, 9(1), 203-215 (2019).

5. (Review article) Chao Zhao, Nasir Alfaraj, Ram Chandra Subedi, Jian-Wei Liang, Abdullah A. Alatawi, Abdullah A. Alhamoud, Mohamed Ebaid, Mohd Sharizal Alias, Tien Khee Ng, and Boon S. Ooi, “III-nitride nanowires on unconventional substrates: From materials to optoelectronic device applications”, Progress in Quantum Electronics, 61, 1-31 (2018).

6. Malleswararao Tangi, Jung-Wook Min, Davide Priante, Ram Chandra Subedi, Dalaver H. Anjum, Aditya Prabaswara, Nasir Alfaraj, Jian-Wei Liang, Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S. Ooi, “Observation of piezotronic and piezo-phototronic effects in n-InGaN nanowires/Ti grown by molecular beam epitaxy”, Nano Energy, 54, 264-271 (2018).

7. Haomin Song, Wei Wu, Jian-Wei Liang, Partha Maity, Yuying Shu, Nam Sun Wang, Omar F. Mohammed, Boon S. Ooi, Qiaoqiang Gan, and Dongxia Liu, “Ultrathin-Film Titania Photocatalyst on Nanocavity for CO2 Reduction with Boosted Catalytic Efficiencies”, Global Challenges, 1800032, 1-9 (2018).


  • 09/2013 - 08/2015 : Master of Science in Chemistry,  National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan
  • 09/2009 - 08/2013 : Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan

Professional Profile

  • 09/2015 - 02/2016: Mandatory Military Service in army
  • 02/2014 - 06/2014: Teaching Assistant in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Class
  • 02/2014 - 06/2014: Teaching Assistant in General Chemistry Laboratory Class
  • 02/2013 - 02/2014: Chemistry Tutor for Senior High School Education

KAUST Affiliations

Computer Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) / Electrical Engineering (EE)