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NTHU CoNS Research Opportunities

Principal Investigator


Pai-Yi Hsiao (蕭百沂)


Ph. D. of Physics





Research Interests

Using computer simulations to investigate physical properties of soft matter physics. The studied topics include:

1. DNA translocation through nanopores

2. Charged dendrimers in electric fields

3. Polyelectrolyte brush

4. Electrokinetics of polyelectrolytes

5. Mechanical properties of lipid bilayer systems

6. Self-assembled monolayers

7. Thermal properties of nanowire

Honors and Awards

NTHU’s Academic Excellence Awards for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Selected Publications

1. Hsiao PY*, Polyelectrolyte Threading through a Nanopore, Polymers (2016) accepted

2. Das AK, Hsiao PY*, Charged Dendrimers under the Action of AC Electric Fields: Breathing Characteristics of Molecular Size, Polarizations, and Ion Distributions, J. Chem. Phys 142 (2015) 084902

3. Guptha VS, Hsiao PY*, Polyelectrolyte Brushes in Monovalent and Multivalent Salt Solutions, Polymer 55 (2014) 2900

4. Ho YF, Shendruk TN, Slater GW, Hsiao PY*, Structure of Polyelectrolyte Brushes Subject to Normal Electric Fields, Langmuir 29 (2013) 2359

5. Huang CH, Hsiao PY*, Tseng FG, Fan SK, Fu CC, Pan RL, Pore-Spanning Lipid Membrane under Identation by a Probe Tip: A Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study, Langmuir 27 (2011) 11930

6. Hsiao PY*, Wei YF, Chang HC, Unfolding Collapsed Polyelectrolytes in Alternating-Current Electric Fields, Soft Matter 7 (2011) 1207



Graduate Student Researcher Openings and Requirements

1. One position available for student who is willing to pursue Ph. D. in NTHU

Research Topics: polymer translocation studied by means of molecular dynamics simulation

Requirements: physics discipline, skillful for programming languages C/C++, familiar with Linux


Salary: depending on academic and research performance

Type I

Type II

Type III

Tuition waiver + $550/month

Tuition waiver + $300/month





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