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Kuo-Tang Liao

Kuo-Tang Liao is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Applied Chemistry from Providence University, Taiwan and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in National Taiwan University (NTU) and at Academia Sinica (AS), Taiwan and then as a Research Associate at University of Virginia (UVA) and AS running a collaborative project between the two institutions. He has extensive experience developing electrochemical methods to analyze biomaterials for immunoassays. At NTU, AS, and UVA, he developed both carbon nanotube and silicon nanowire ion-selective field-effect transistors to detect neurotransmitters. He also developed nanoconstriction devices to pre-concentrate low abundance samples. Kuo-Tang is working with Samuel M. Stavis to develop nanofluidic devices and methods to characterize nanoparticles and biomolecules.


Selected Publications:

  • Nano-constriction device for rapid protein preconcentration in physiological media through a balance of electrokinetic forces, K.-T. Liao, M. Tsegaye, V. Chaurey, C.-F. Chou, N. S. Swami, Electrophoresis 33, 1958-1966 (2012).
  • Nanoscale molecular traps and dams for ultrafast protein enrichment in high-conductivity buffers, K.-T. Liao, C.-F. Chou, Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 8742-8745 (2012).
  • Ultra-sensitive detection of mutated papillary thyroid carcinoma DNA using square wave stripping voltammetry method and amplified gold nanoparticle biomakers, K.-T. Liao, C.-L. Li, R.-T. Liu, J.-T. Cheng, H.-J. Huang, Biosensors and Bioelectronics 24, 1899-1904 (2009).
Staff Photo Kuo-Tang Liao


CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher
Nanofabrication Research Group


B.S. Applied Chemistry — Providence University, Taiwan

M.S. Analytical Chemistry — National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan Ph.D.

Analytical Chemistry — National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan


Phone: 301-975-5326
Email: kuo-tang.liao@nist.gov