Advanced Material and Processing Lab (AMPL)

Advanced Material and Processing Lab (AMPL)

Advanced Material and Processing Lab (AMPL)

Shih-Chen Shi

College of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tzu-Chiang Campus

Department of Mechanical Engineering Building

WENG, WEI-CHIEH

awsad58@gmail.com

AMPL is focusing on green synthesis and circular economy. We extract and synthesize a wide range of high-performance, high-value-added nanomaterials. Cellulose, lignin, silicon, and metals are all cost-effective materials extracted from agricultural waste - rice straws. Cellulose nanocrystalline and glucose are further extracted from cellulose, which enhances composite material and is used as an emerging biomass energy source. Chitosan is obtained from fishery waste - cartilage animal shells and used in environmental applications such as biomedicine technology and ecological treatment. The laboratory has the simulation capability of molecular dynamics, stress analysis, and fluid analysis, and at the same time, develops advanced materials and processes. This lab optimizes processes and material designs based on theoretical simulations. The green synthesis and simulation analysis ability has developed many biomedicine materials, such as chitosn-based coatings used in hemodialysis to absorb urea and graphene quantum dots for drug delivery, vaccine detection, and fluorescent probes. 
Advanced Material and Processing Lab (AMPL)