About CHUN-DA LIAO
Dr. Chun-Da Liao was a Research Scientist in both Material Science Center and National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, carrying out several industrial projects on the massive production of graphene using chemical vapor deposition, followed by joining BGT Materials (Industrial Partner of National Graphene Institute) as a senior Research Scientist/Project Leader. He received the Ph. D. degree in optoelectronic engineering from National Taiwan University in 2010. His research interests mainly focus on the design of microcantilever sensors and optical MEMS. From September 2010 to December 2013, he was working for his substitute military service at Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academic Sinica based in National Taiwan University. During this period of time, he was involved in the research of graphene synthesis and the applications of 2D materials.
The Cofund project
The basic concept of this research project originates from conventional electromagnetic power generators converting mechanical energy to electrical energy, which have been extensively utilized in a variety of power plants. The core technique is the design of ultra-thin flexible polyimide/graphene micro-spiral coils, which is utilized for miniature and high-throughput power generators. The configuration of transparent polyimide/graphene micro-spiral coils is also able to be applied in ultra-thin wireless charging devices, solar/wind hybrid power system and wireless communication system. The graphene-based micro-spiral coil is flexible, lightweight and ultra-sensitive to the change of the magnetic field. Through integration of tiny multipole magnets, this project aims to charge/power portable electronic devices through daily human movement such as vibration, walk and run.