The Journal of Materials Science publishes reviews, full-length papers, and short Communications recording original research results on, or techniques for studying the relationship between structure, properties, and uses of materials. The subjects are seen from international and interdisciplinary perspectives covering areas including metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, electrical materials, composite materials, fibers, nanostructured materials, nanocomposites, and biological and biomedical materials. The Journal of Materials Science is now firmly established as the leading source of primary communication for scientists investigating the structure and properties of all engineering materials

The Journals reports principally the achievements of materials science and engineering all over the world, putting the stress on the original research papers, review articles invited by editor, letters, research notes with novelty as well as brief of scientific achievement, covering a broad spectrum of materials science and technology, encompassing:

• metallic materials 
• inorganic nonmetallic materials 
• composite materials




Chechia Hu

Assistant Professor

Chechia Hu received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, in 2010. Dr. Hu joined the Department of Chemical Engineering of Chung Yuan Christian University in 2015 as an Assistant Professor. At present, he is the Director of Entrepreneurship & Technology Licensing Center. He was a research chemist in Eternal Chemicals Co., and Taiwan Textile Research Institute during 2011 to 2013 and 2013 to 2015, respectively. His research interests include the synthesis and hybridization of metal oxide and carbon-based photocatalysts and their applications on photocatalytic degradation and waste water treatment, and photocatalytic water splitting for H2 and O2 generation.

Current Research

  • Photocatalytic water splitting, CO2 reduction, and degradation of organic pollutants.
  • Photocatalysts including metal- and carbon-based materials.

Interested topics

  • Materials growth and design
  • Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis, and catalysis.


  • Editorial Board Member, Engineering Technology, Juniper Publishers, USA.

Conference Organization

  • Session Chair of International Membrane Conference in Taiwan (IMCT2017), 2017, Taoyuan city, Taiwan.
  • Technological Committee Member of WMSE2016, 2016, Seoul, Korea
  • Committee member for Student oral presentation contest of International Membrane Conference in Taiwan (IMCT2016), Taoyuan city, Taiwan.


1. C. C. Hu*; T. Z. Su; T. J. Lin; C. W. Chang; K. L. Tung, “Yellowish and blue-luminescent graphene oxide quantum dots prepared from microwave-assisted hydrothermal route using H2O2 and KMnO4 as oxidizing agents”, 2018, New Journal of Chemistr , vol.42, p.3999-4007.

2. C. C. Hu*; W. Z. Hung; M. S. Wang; P. J. Lu, “Phosphorus and Sulfur Codoped g-C3N4 as an Efficient Metal-free Photocatalyst”, 2018, Carbon, vol.127, p.374-383.

3. C. C. Hu*; T. S. Chen; H. X. Huang, “Heterojunction of n-type Sr2TiO4 with p-type Bi5O7I with enhanced photocatalytic activity under irradiation of simulated sunlight”, 2017, Applied Surface Science, vol.426, p.536-544.

4. C. C. Hu*; Y. C. Chu; M. S. Wang; X. H. Wu, “Rapid Synthesis of g-C3N4 spheres using Microwave-Assisted Solvothermal Method for Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity”, 2017, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology A: Chemistry, vol.348, p.8-17.

5. C. C. Hu*; M. S. Wang; W. Z. Hung, “Influence of Solvothermal Synthesis on the Photocatalytic Degradation Activity of Carbon Nitride under Visible Light Irradiation”, 2017, Chemical Engineering Science, vol.167, p.1-9.