Chia-Liang Cheng is a Professor at the Physics Department, and the Dean of Committee for General Education of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Hualien, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Physics Department of the University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore, USA in 1993. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Y. T. Lee (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1986) at the Chemistry Department in the University of California, Berkeley, Calif, USA, and the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan from 1994 to 1997. He was an Assistant Professor at Physics Department of the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan for one year, and then he joined NDHU in 1998. He is specialized in spectroscopy. His main research focus is on the spectroscopy/microscopy of nanodiamond for biological and medical applications. His research interests are in biological/medical applications of nanodiamonds, spectroscopic studies on nanomaterials, visible-light-activated TiO2 nanoparticles, infrared, and Raman spectroscopy. His interests seem to wander off the boundary of physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. His group is one of the pioneering groups in the world to successfully use nanodiamond as a biological marker to observe biomolecules interaction with cells or bacteria. They have recently delivered anticancer drug using nanodiamond as a delivery vehicle into lung cancer tumors in the animal model. He has been giving invited lectures in almost all the important diamond research conferences.
Biography Updated on 27 December 2010