Li, Wen-Ren
Name Li, Wen-Ren
Phone: (03) 4227151 ext. 65907
Professional field:
Organic Materials,
Medicinal Chemistry
Research Interest Drug and Material Discovery
Country School Name Department Degree
Taiwan, ROC National Taiwan Normal University Chemistry B.S.
USA University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Ph.D.
Organization Title Department Job Title Duration
National Central University Chemistry 特聘教授 2007.01 ~ Up to today
National Central University Chemistry Professor 2002.01 ~ Up to today
National Central University Chemistry Associate Professor 1996.01 ~ 2002.01
Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., USA Senior Scientist 1993.01 ~ 1996.01
University of Pennsylvania, USA Chemistry Postdoctoral Research Fellow 1991.01 ~ 1993.01
Personal Lab
Personal Journal
Selected Publications:
  1. Yogesh S. Tingare ,Chaochin Su ,Ming-Tai Shen ,Sheng-Han Tsai ,Shih-Yu Ho  and Wen-Ren Li "New Oxindole-Bridged Acceptors for Organic Sensitizers: Substitution and Performance Studies in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. " Molecules, 2020, 25(9), 2159.
  1. Suri Babu Akula, Chaochin Su, Yogesh S. Tingare, Hui-Ching Lan, You-Jing Lin, Yi-Ting Wang, Yu-Chen Jheng, Xiang-Ching Lin, Yu-Chi Chang, Wen-Ren Li " Thieno-imidazole based small molecule hole transport materials for dopant-free, efficient inverted (p–i–n) perovskite solar cells." Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, 8(46), 16577-16583.
  1. Yogesh S. Tingare, Chaochin Su, Ming-Tai Shen, Sheng-Han Tsai, Shih-Yu Ho, Subhendu Chakroborty, Wen-Ren Li "Imine–carbene-based ruthenium complexes for dye-sensitized solar cells: the effect of isomeric mixture on the photovoltaic performance." New Journal of Chemistry, 2020, 44, 20568-20573
  1. Sasipriya Kathirvel, Pedaballi Sireesha, Chaochin Su, Bo-Ren Chen, Wen-Ren Li, "Morphological control of TiO2 nanocrystals by solvothermal synthesis for dye-sensitized solar cell applications." Applied Surface Science, 2020, 519, 146082.
  1. Suri Babu Akula, Chaochin Su, Hsiou-Hsuan Wang, Huei-Siou Chen, Ting-Yu Li, Bo-Ren Chen, Chih-Chien Chang and Wen-Ren Li "Synthesis and characterization of carbene-pyridyl anchoring Ru (ii) dyes with various binding functionalities for photoelectrochemical cells." New Journal of Chemistry, 2018, 42(18), 15245-15252.
  1. Sen-I Chien, Chaochin Su, Chin-Cheng Chou, and Wen-Ren Li "Visual Observation and Practical Application of Dye Sensitized Solar Cells in High School Energy Education." Journal of Chemical Education, 2018, 95, 7, 1167-1172.
  1. Woranan Lekphet, Shih-Yu Ho, Chaochin Su, Pedaballi Sireesha, Sasipriya Kathirvel, Ya-Fen Lin, Wen-Ren Li, "Effect of Ammonium Salts on the Hydrothermal Synthesis of TiO2 Nanocubes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 2018, 18(2), 967-975.
  1. Yogesh S. Tingare, Suri Babu Akula, Ming-Tai Shen, Chaochin Su, Shih-Yu Ho, Sheng-Han Tsai, Ya-Fen Lin, Wen-Ren Li. "The effect of cis–trans configurational difference on the performance of pyridylimine-based ruthenium sensitizers. " Dalton Transactions2018, 47(25), 8356-8363.
  1. Suri Babu Akula, Huei-Siou Chen, Chaochin Su, Bo-Ren Chen, Jiunn-Jie Chiou, Chia-Hsuan Shieh, Ya-Fen Lin, Wen-Ren Li. "Effect of Extended Conjugation of N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Based Sensitizers on the Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." Inorganic chemistry2017, 56(21), 12987-12995.
  1. Chen Bo-Chou, Umamaheswari Rajaji, Su Chaochin, Mani Veerappan, Lin Ya-Fen, Li Wen-Ren. "Fabrication of Flexible and Efficient Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Using Modified TiO2 Electrode at Low-Temperature Annealing Process." Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics2017, 12(8), 872-879.
  1. Woranan Lekphet, Tsai-Chyuan Ke, Chaochin Su, Pedaballi Sireesha, Sasipriya Kathirvel, Ya-Fen Lin, Bo-Ren Chen, Wen-Ren Li. "Effect of surfactants on the morphologies of TiO2 particles with high-performance scattering layer in dye-sensitized solar cells." Solar Energy2017, 142, 1-12.
  1. Sireesha Pedaballi, Sun Wei-Gang, Su Chaochin, Kathirvel Sasipriya, Lekphet Woranan, Akulam Suri Babu, Li Wen-Ren. "Enhancement of Power Conversion Efficiency of TiO2-Based Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells on Various Acid Treatment." Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology2016, 17(1), 354-362.
  1. Woranan Lekphet, Tsai-Chyuan Ke, Chaochin Su, Sasipriya Kathirvel, Pedaballi Sireesha, Suri Babu Akula, Wen-Ren Li. "Morphology control studies of TiO2 microstructures via surfactant-assisted hydrothermal process for dye-sensitized solar cell applications." Applied Surface Science2016, 382, 15-26.
  1. Ting-Yu Li, Chaochin Su, Suri Babu Akula, Wei-Gang Sun, Hung-Ming Chien, Wen-Ren Li. "New pyridinium ylide dyes for dye sensitized solar cell applications." Organic letters2016, 18(14), 3386-3389.
  1. Sasipriya Kathirvel, Chaochin Su, Yung-Jen Shiao, Ya-Fen Lin, Bo-Ren Chen, Wen-Ren Li. "Solvothermal synthesis of TiO2 nanorods to enhance photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells." Solar Energy2016, 132, 310-320.
  1. Sasipriya Kathirvel, Chaochin Su, Chiao-Yu Yang, Yung-Jen Shiao, Bo-Ren Chen, Wen-Ren Li. "The growth of TiO2 nanotubes from sputter-deposited Ti film on transparent conducting glass for photovoltaic applications." Vacuum2015, 118, 17-25.
  1. Chung-Yen Li, Chaochin Su*, Hsiou-Hsuan Wang, Prabakaran Kumaresan, Chia-Hsuan Hsu, I-Ting Lee, Wei-Chun Chang, Yogesh S. Tingare, Ting-Yu Li, Chia-Feng Lin, Wen-Ren Li*, “Design and development of cyclometalated ruthenium complexes containing thiophenyl-pyridine ligand for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Dyes and Pigments, 2014, 100, 57.
  1. Wei-Chun Chang, Chaochin Su*, Shih-Yu Ho, Kumaresan Prabakaran, Yogesh S. Tingare, Chung-Yen Li, Ting-Yu Li, Sheng-Han Tsai and Wen-Ren Li*, “Remarkable effects of primary amide substitution in the sensitizer: an efficient route to enhance the photocurrent density of the solar cell”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 8716.
  1. Shih-Yu Ho, Chaochin Su*, Chieh-Chung Cheng, Sasipriya Kathirvel, Chung-Yen Li and Wen-Ren Li*, “Preparation, characterization, and application of titanium nano-tube array in dye-sensitized solar cells”, Nanoscale Res. Lett., 2012, 7:147.
  1. Huei-Siou Chen, Wei-Chun Chang, Chaochin Su*, Ting-Yu Li, Nai-Mu Hsu, Yogesh S. Tingare, Chung-Yen Li, Jun-Han Shie and Wen-Ren Li*, “Carbene-based ruthenium photosensitizers”, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 6765.
  1. Wei-Chun Chang, Huei-Siou Chen, Ting-Yu Li, Nai-Mu Hsu, Yogesh S. Tingare, Chung-Yen Li, Yi-Cheng Liu, Chaochin Su,* and Wen-Ren Li*, “Highly Efficient N-Heterocyclic Carbene/Pyridine-Based Ruthenium Sensitizers: Complexes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 8161.
  1. Chu-Chen Cheng, Kuan-Huei Hsieh, Yi-Chih Lei, Yung-Te Tai, Tong-Hsuan Chang, Shi-Yuan Sheu, Wen-Ren Li, and Tzong-Fu Kuo*, “Development and Residue Screening of the Furazolidone Metabolite, 3-Amino-2-oxazolidinone (AOZ), in Cultured Fish by an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay”, J. Agric. Food Chem. 2009, 57, 5687.
  1. Nai-Mu Hsu and Wen-Ren Li*, “Accelerated Red Phosphorescent Emitters Discovery through Combinatorial Organometallic Synthesis and Screening Methodology”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 4138.
  1. Purushottam M. Dewang, Nai-Mu Hsu, Shao-Zheng Peng and Wen-Ren Li*, “Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases and Their Inhibitors”, Curr. Med. Chem., 2005, 12, 1.
  1. Chih-Ho Tai, Hsiao-Ching Wu and Wen-Ren Li*, “Studies on a Novel Safety-Catch Linker Cleaved by Pummerer Rearrangement”, Org. Lett., 2004, 6, 2905.
  1. Meei-Shiou Chern, Ying-Kai Shih, Purushottam M. Dewang and Wen-Ren Li*, “Traceless Solid Phase Synthesis of Carbolinones”, J. Comb. Chem., 2004, 6, 855.
  1. Wen-Ren Li*, Sung Tsai Lin, Nai-Mu Hsu, and Meei-Shiou Chern, “Efficient Total Synthesis of Pulchellalactam, a CD45 Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Inhibitor”, J. Org. Chem., 2002, 67, 4702.
  1. Wen-Ren Li*, Sung Tsai Lin, and Nai-Mu Hsu, “New Phenanthridine Linkers for Solid Phase Synthesis of Acid-Containing Compounds”, J. Comb. Chem., 2001, 3, 634.
  1. Wen-Ren Li*, Nai-Mu Hsu, Hsueh-Hsuan Chou, Sung Tsai Lin, and Yu-Sheng Lin, “Development of a Novel Oxidatively Removable and Recyclable Linker for Combinatorial Solid Phase Synthesis”, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 2000, 401.
  1. Wen-Ren Li*, Kwo-Cheng Kao, Ying-Chih Yo, and Chung. K. Lai, “Liquid Crystalline Properties of Unsaturated 2,5-Piperazinedione Derivatives”, Helv. Chim. Acta., 1999, 82, 9, 1400.
  1. Wen-Ren Li* and Shao-Zheng Peng, “Rational Design and Synthesis of Unsaturated 2,5- Dioxopiperazine Derivatives as Potential Protein Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors”, Tetrahedron Lett., 1998, 39, 7373.