Tsai, Jih-Chiang (JC) / Associate Research Fellow


Contact Information


  • MS & BS in Physics, National Taiwan University
  • Ph. D in Physics, University of Pennsylvania


Rao, Cindy / 886-2-2789-8916

cindy14 [at] gate.sinica.edu.tw

Research Interest


(1) 2017-01 European Physical Journal (EPJ) 年度傑出審稿人獎


  • Teaching Associate, Dept. of Physics, National Taiwan University
  • Postdoctral Research Fellow, Dept. of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics & Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University


Journal Papers

  • [1]     Tsai Jih-Chiang JC, Huang Guan-Hao, Tsai Cheng-En, 2021, “Signature of Transition between Granular Solid and Fluid: Rate-Dependent Stick Slips in Steady Shearing”, Physical Review Letters, 126(12), 128001. (SCIE) (IF: 9.185; SCI ranking: 9.3%)

  • [2]     Tsai J.-C., Chou M.-R., Huang P.-C., Fei H.-T., Huang J.-R., 2020, “Soft granular particles sheared at a controlled volume: rate-dependent dynamics and the solid–fluid transition”, Soft Matter, 16(32) 7535-7543. (SCIE) (IF: 4.046; SCI ranking: 48.5%,43.9%,29.1%,27.8%)

  • [3]     W.-L. Chang , Hao Wu, Y.-K. Chiu, .....J.C. Tsai, .. Yeu-Kuang Hwu, .....Wen-Tau Juan*, Chuongheng-Ming Chu, 2019, “The Making of a Flight Feather: Bio-architectural Principles and Adaptation”, CELL, 179(6), 1409-. (SCIE) (IF: 66.85; SCI ranking: 0.7%,1.5%)

  • [4]     Y.-C. Sun, H.-T. Fei, P. -C. Huang, W.-T. Juan, J.-R. Huang, and J.-C. Tsai, 2016, “Short granular chain under vibration: Spontaneous switching of states”, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 93, 032902. (SCIE) (IF: 2.707; SCI ranking: 47.1%,17.9%)

  • [5]     J.-C. Tsai*, C.-Y. Tao, Y.-C. Sun, C.-Y. Lai, K.-H. Huang, W.-T. Juan, J.-R. Huang, 2015, “Vortex-induced morphology on a two-fluid interface and the transitions”, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, 92, 031002(R). (SCIE) (IF: 2.707; SCI ranking: 47.1%,17.9%)

  • [6]     W.-T. Lin, Y.-C. Sun, C.-C. Chang Y.-C. Lin, C.-W. Peng, W.-T. Juan*, J.-C. Tsai*, 2014, “Ratcheting and transitions: Short granular chain in a gradient of vibration ”, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 112, 058001. (SCIE) (IF: 9.185; SCI ranking: 9.3%)

  • [7]     Chen-Ming Chang, Yuk-Gyn Lau, Jih-Chiang Tsai* and Wen-Tau Juan*, 2012, “Relaxation of DNA on a supported lipid membrane”, EUROPHYSICS LETTERS, 99, 48008.

  • [8]     S. Arif, J.-C Tsai, S. Hilgenfeldt, 2012, “Spontaneous brittle-to-ductile transition in an aqueous foam ”, Journal of Reology, 56(3),485-499.

  • [9]     S. Arif, J.-C. Tsai and S. Hilgenfeldt, 2010, “Speed of crack propagation in dry aqueous foams”, EUROPHYSICS LETTERS, 92, 38001.

  • [10]     Sascha Hilgenfeldt, Shehla Arif1, Jih-Chiang Tsai, 2008, “Foam: a multiphase system with many facets ”, Philosophical transactions of the royal society a-mathematical physical and engineering sciences, 366,2145. (SCIE) (IF: 4.019; SCI ranking: 32.4%)

  • [11]     Jih-Chiang Tsai, 2007, “Ordering transition and characteristic lengthscale of a granular flow”, Chinese journal of physics, 45(6), 682-685. (SCIE) (IF: 3.957; SCI ranking: 30.2%)

  • [12]      J.-C. Tsai and J. P. Gollub, 2005, “Granular packings sheared in an annular channel: Flow localization and grain size dependence”, Physical review e, 72, 051304. (SCIE) (IF: 2.707; SCI ranking: 47.1%,17.9%)

  • [13]     J.-C. Tsai, J. Rodriguez, F. Ye, J. P. Gollub and T.C. Lubensky, 2005, “A Chiral Granular Gas”, Physical Review Letters, 94, 214301. (SCIE) (IF: 9.185; SCI ranking: 9.3%)

  • [14]     J.-C. Tsai and J. P. Gollub, 2004, “Slowly Sheared Dense Granular Flows: Crystallization and non-unique final states”, Physical Review E, 70, 031303. (SCIE) (IF: 2.707; SCI ranking: 47.1%,17.9%)

  • [15]     J.-C. Tsai, G.A.Voth, and J. P. Gollub, 2003, “Internal Granular Dynamics, Shear-Induced Crystallization, and Compaction Steps”, Physical Review Letters, 91, 064301. (SCIE) (IF: 9.185; SCI ranking: 9.3%)

  • [16]     J.-C. Tsai, W. Losert, G.A. Voth, and J.P. Gollub, 2001, “Two-dimensional granular Poiseuille Flow on an incline: multiple dynamical regimes”, Physical Review e, 65, 011306. (SCIE) (IF: 2.707; SCI ranking: 47.1%,17.9%)

Conference Papers

  • [1]     JC Tsai, Cheng-En Tsai, 2019, “Stickslips with Granular Particles”, paper presented at 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Seattle, WA, USA: American Physical Society, 2019-11-23 ~ 2019-11-26.

  • [2]     Cheng-En Tsai, JC Tsai, 2019, “Transitional Granular Packing: Rate-dependent Brittleness”, paper presented at 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Seattle, WA, USA: American Physical Society, 2019-11-23 ~ 2019-11-26.

  • [3]     JC Tsai, 2018, “Development of strong intermittency in densely packed soft particles under shearing”, paper presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanda: American Physical Society, 2018-11-18 ~ 2018-11-20.

  • [4]     JC Tsai, 2018, “Dynamics of densely packed, soft particles: rate dependence and role of “friction””, paper presented at Gordon Research Conferences on Granular Matter, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, USA: GRC, 2018-07-22 ~ 2018-07-27.

  • [5]     JC Tsai, 2013, “Gradient-induced migrations of a short chain and a "phase transition"”, paper presented at Conference on Complex Dynamics in Granular Systems, Beijing, PROC: KITPC, 2013-06.

  • [6]     蔡日強, 2012, “ Ratcheting and transitions of granular chain”, paper presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Diego, CA, USA: APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, 2012-11-21 ~ 2012-11-23.

  • [7]     Weiting Lin, Ching-Yau Lai, Chi-Chung Chang, Yih-Yuh Chen, and Jih-Chiang Tsai*, 2011, “Scenarios on a rotating two-fluid interface with a density contrast”, paper presented at 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Baltimore, MD, USA: American Physical Society, 2011-11-20 ~ 2011-11-22.

  • [8]     Yu-Chen Lin, Chi-Chung Chang and Jih-Chiang Tsai*, 2011, “Migration of a short chain subjected to a spatial gradient of vibration ”, paper presented at Nonlinear Dynamics and Fluid Instablities in the 21st Century, Haverford, PA, USA: Haverford College, 2011-05-19 ~ 2011-05-20.

  • [9]     J.-C.Tsai, D.Hansen, S.Hilgenfeldt, 2008, “Microfluidic mixing as a scattering problem”, paper presented at APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, San Antonio, Texas, USA: Americal Physical Society, 2008-11-19 ~ 2008-11-22.

  • [10]     Shehla Arif, Jih-Chiang Tsai, Sascha Hilgenfeldt, 2007, “Coexistence of Fracture Modes in Two-dimensional Foam”, paper presented at Gordon Research Conference for Nonlinear Sciences, Colby College, Waterville, ME, USA: GRC committee, 2007-06-24 ~ 2007-06-29.


  • [1]     Lin, J.-J.; Cheng, C.-C.; Cheng, Y.-C.; Tsai, J.-C.*; Hong, T.-M*, Unpublished, “Aging-Induced Dynamics for Statically Indeterminate System”, arXiv:2010.08289, arXiv:2010.08289.

  • [2]     Cheng, Y.-C.; Tsai, J.-C.; Hong, T.-M*., Unpublished, “Phase Diagram and Snap-Off Transition for a Twisted Balloon”, arXiv:2010.08739, arXiv:2010.08739.

  • [3]     Tsai, C.-E.; Tsai, J.-C.*, Unpublished, “Speed-Dependent Mean Force and Fluctuations between Fluid-Immersed PDMS Surfaces upon Sliding”, arXiv:2010.07907, arXiv:2010.07907.

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