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P: 864-656-3065

Campus Location

235 Hunter Chemistry Laboratory


Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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Shiou-jyh Hwu



Hunter Hall 405 [Lab]
Hunter Hall 407 [Lab]
Hunter Hall 477 [Office]

Educational Background

B.S., Chemistry, Fu-Jen Catholic University, 1978
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, Iowa State University, 1985

Profile/About Me

Professor, Chemistry, Clemson University, 2000 - present
Interim Chair, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, 2006 - 2007
Visiting Professor, Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes, France, 2001, 2002
Associate Professor, Chemistry, Clemson University, 1997 - 2000
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Clemson University, 1995 - 1997
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, Rice University, 1988 - 1995

Research Interests

Synthesis and characterization of inorganic solids; development of low-dimensional solids, porous solids, narrow bandgap materials, long-wavelength-infrared (LWIR) window materials, nonlinear optical (NLO) materials, nanostructured magnetic solids, superconductors, and compounds with unusual oxidation states; electrochemistry; structure/property correlation studies of extended solids with unique properties.

Selected Publications

“Advances in Studies of Boron Nitride Nanosheets and Nanocomposites for Thermal Transport and Related Applications,” Mohammed J Meziani, Kirkland Sheriff, Prakash Parajuli, Paul Priego, Sriparna Bhattacharya, Apparao M Rao, Jesse L Quimby, Rui Qiao, Ping Wang, Shiou?Jyh Hwu, Zhengdong Wang, Ya?Ping Sun ChemPhysChem 2022, 23, e202100645.

“Electrochemical synthesis of decavanadates-containing inorganic complex and inorganic-organic hybrid in aqueous solutions,” Qiuying Zhang, Joseph Ondus, Kirkland Sheriff, Juliana Mills, Ardeshir Bahadori, Jacob Smith, Shiou-Jyh Hwu Polyhedron 2021, 209, 115459.

“Bench-top electrochemical crystal growth of POMOFs: In-situ synthesis of new organic-inorganic hybrids containing [V10O28](6+n)? polyoxovanadate.” Qiuying Zhang , Joseph Ondus , Juliana Mills , Ardeshir Bahadori , Jacob Smith , Thomas Jordan , Hui Xu , Shiou-Jyh Hwu J. Solid State Chemistry 2020, 287, 121368.

“Alcohol Oxidations Using Reduced Polyoxovanadates,” McKenzie. L. Campbell, Dino Sulejmanovic, Jacqueline B. Schiller, Emily M. Turner, Shiou-Jyh Hwu and Daniel. C. Whitehead, Helv. Chim. Acta 2017, 100, e1600338.

“M3(P2O7)22?-type Open Frameworks Featuring [M2O8] and [M3O12] Multi-nuclear Transition Metal Oxide Units. Serendipitous Synthesis of Six Polymorphic Salt-inclusion Magnetic Solids: Na2M3(P2O7)2?ACl (M = Mn, Fe; A = Rb, Cs) and K2M3(P2O7)2?CsCl (M = Fe, Mn),” J. Gao, J. Li, D. Sulejmanovic, and S.-J. Hwu, Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 1136-1144.

“Multifunctional Yolk-in-Shell Nanoparticles for pH-triggered Drug Release and Imaging,” H. Chen, B. Qi, T. Moore, F. Wang, D. C. Colvin, D. Sanjeewa, J. C. Gore, S.-J. Hwu, O. T. Mefford, F. Alexis, and J. N. Anker, Small 2014, 10, 3364-3370.

“KMn3O2(Ge2O7): An S = 2 Magnetic Insulator Featuring Pillared Kagome Lattice,” M. S. Williams, J. P. West, and S.-J. Hwu, Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 1502-1504.

“Enhanced Ferromagnetic Order in Sr4Mn3O3(GeO4)3 Featuring Canted [MnO4]? Spin Chains of Mixed-Valent Mn(III)/Mn(IV) Aliovalent Substitution of the Sr4?xLnxMnIII2+xMnIV1?xO3(GeO4)3 Solid-Solution,” J. Palmer West, D. Sulejmanovic, G. Becht, J. He, D. Hitchcock, Y. Yan, and S.-J. Hwu, J. Solid State Chem. 2013, 206, 51~59.

“Noncentrosymmetric Salt Inclusion Oxides. Role of Salt Lattices and Counter Ions in Bulk Polarity,” J. P. West and S.-J. Hwu, J. Solid State Chem. 2012, 195, 101-107.

“Synthesis and Structure of Bi(III)-containing NCS Phosphates, Cs3KBi2M4(PO4)6Cl (M = Mn, Fe). Monoclinic (Cc) and Tetragonal (P43) Polymorphs Templated by Cl-centered Cl(Bi2Cs) Acentric Unit,” J. P. West, D. Sulejmanovic, S.-J. Hwu, J. He, D. VanDerveer, and B. K. Johnson*, Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51, 9723-9729.

“Symmetry Preservation in a New Noncentrosymmetric Lattice Comprised of Acentric POM Clusters Residing in Bowls of Cs+-based Half SOD ?-cage,” W. L. Queen, J. P. West, S.-J. Hwu, T. T. Tran, P. S. Halasyamani, D. VanDerveer, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 1665-1667.

“Spaced Heterometallic 3d–4f Magnetic Chains from the Pseudo-One-Dimensional Na2LnMnO(AsO4)2 Series: Stepped Magnetization in the Na2GdMnO(AsO4)2 Ferromagnet,” J. P. West, W. L. Queen, S.-J. Hwu, and K. E. Michaux*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 3780-3783.

“Origin of FM Ordering in Pristine Micro- and Nanostructured ZnO,” R. Podila, W. Queen, A. Nath, J. T. Arantes, A. L. Schoenhalz, A. Fazzio, G. M. Dalpian, J. He, S. J. Hwu, M. J. Skove, A. M. Rao, Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 1383-1386.

Honors and Awards

Research Award for Faculty Achievement in the Sciences, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, 2007

Researcher of the Year Award, Sigma Xi, The International Honorary Research Society, 2004

ACS Charles H. Stone Award for outstanding contributions to Chemistry in the Southeastern United States, Carolina Piedmont Section, 2003

Teaching Award of Excellence for Teaching in Sciences, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, 2002

Exxon Education Foundation Award, 1992-1993

Faculty Research Award, Rice University, 1989-1990

Contact Information

P: 864-656-3065

Campus Location

235 Hunter Chemistry Laboratory


Monday - Friday:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.