Tzu-Yu obtained a PhD in Solid State Chemistry from the University of Birmingham. She joined Material and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) as a researcher in March 2018, and she current research aims to develop self-healing materials.
Her research to date has been focused on the structure-function relationships of inorganic materials, particularly synthetic microporous materials, such as zeolite and zeotype materials for nuclear waste cleanup and durability of ceramic wasteforms. Prior to her current post, she worked on a postdoctoral research funded by EPSRC DISTINCTIVE programme involving the design, preparation, characterisation and testing of novel ion exchanges to improve radionuclide removal from effluents in the nuclear industry.
She joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2018 working on an EPSRC funded project "New Industrial Systems: Manufacturing Immortality". This project aims to develop innovative manufacturing methods to enable the reliable and scalable production of evolvable bio-hybrid systems that possess the inherent ability to sense and repair damage, so-called "immortal products". This will ultimately lead to the development of products and devices that can continue to function without needing repair or replacement over the course of their life.
Specialist Areas of Interest
- Microporous materials
- Glass and ceramics
- Nuclear waste treatment
Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Science, Technology and Arts
- Polymers, Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre
- Materials and Engineering Research Institute
Zhao, C., Male, L., Chen, T.Y., Barker, J.A., Shannon, I.J., & Anderson, P.A. (2019). An Ion-Exchangeable MOF with Reversible Dehydration and Dynamic Structural Behavior (NH4)2[Zn2(O3PCH2CH2COO)2]⋅5 H2O (BIRM-1). Chemistry - A European Journal. http://doi.org/10.1002/chem.201903230
Liao, J., Wang, H., & Chen, T.-.Y. (2018). Experimental investigation and thermodynamic calculation of Ni–Al–La ternary system in nickel-rich region: A new intermetallic compound Ni2AlLa. Materials, 11 (12), 2396. http://doi.org/10.3390/ma11122396
Wang, J., Liu, X., Milcovich, G., Chen, T.-.Y., Durack, E., Mallen, S., ... Hudson, S.P. (2018). Co-reductive fabrication of carbon nanodots with high quantum yield for bioimaging of bacteria. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 9, 137-145. http://doi.org/10.3762/bjnano.9.16
Chen, T.-.Y., Maddrell, E.R., Hyatt, N.C., Gandy, A.S., Stennett, M.C., & Hriljac, J.A. (2018). Transformation of Cs-IONSIV® into a ceramic wasteform by hot isostatic pressing. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 498, 33-43. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.10.011
Day, G., Cutts, G.L., Chen, T.-.Y., Hriljac, J.A., & Guo, Y. (2017). The solubility of Ba in a new Cs waste form, Cs2TiNb6O18. MRS Advances, 2 (13), 723-728. http://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2017.52
Chen, T.-.Y., Maddrell, E.R., Hyatt, N.C., & Hriljac, J.A. (2016). A potential wasteform for Cs immobilization: synthesis, structure determination, and aqueous durability of Cs2TiNb6O18. Inorganic Chemistry, 55 (24), 12686-12695. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.6b01826
Soetardji, J.P., Claudia, J.C., Ju, Y.-.H., Hriljac, J.A., Chen, T.-.Y., Soetaredjo, F.E., ... Ismadji, S. (2015). Ammonia removal from water using sodium hydroxide modified zeolite mordenite. RSC Advances, 5 (102), 83689-83699. http://doi.org/10.1039/C5RA15419G
Chen, T.-.Y., Hriljac, J.A., Gandy, A.S., Stennett, M.C., Hyatt, N.C., & Maddrell, E.R. (2013). Thermal conversion of Cs-exchanged IONSIV IE-911 into a novel caesium ceramic wasteform by Hot Isostatic Pressing. MRS Proceedings, 1518, 67-72. http://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2013.202
Yu, C.T., Wang, C.F., Chen, T.-.Y., & Chang, Y.T. (2008). Synthesis and characterization of radiation sensitive TiO2/monazite photocatalyst. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 277 (2), 337-345. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-007-7099-x