Research Assistant PROFESSOR
BS - Nankai University, P. R. China
PhD - Heidelberg University, Germany
Postdoctoral Study - University of California, San Diego
“Why just NMR? –Because there is hardly another technique that is so informative for so many different types of applications, and because there is no other technique that provides so much fun.”
—Richard R. Ernst
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectroscopy has risen to the same level of importance as electronic and vibrational spectroscopy as a tool for studying molecular properties, particularly structural properties. My research interests include the development and application of new instrumentation and experimental methods of NMR spectroscopy to study molecular structure and dynamics.
Due to the recent award, National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant, the Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry at CSM purchased two state-of-the-art Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) instruments, JEOL 500MHz liquid state NMR and Bruker 400MHz solid state NMR.
I have been doing collaborative research with School of Mines faculties, which includes: diffusion NMR, quantum dots and nanoparticle characterization, heterogeneous catalysts characterization, biochar and soil solid state NMR, gas hydrates studies, shale permeability and porosity study and solid state NMR probe design.
"Surface Modification of GdNPs with pH-responsive Polymers for Use as 'Smart' MRI Contrast Agents" L. Zhu, Y. Yang, K. Farquhar, J. Wang, C. Tian, J. Ranville, S. G. Boyes, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (7), 5040–5050.
"Tributyl Phosphhate Aggregation in the Presence of Metals: An Assessment Using Diffusion NMR Spectroscopy" A.G. Baldwin, Y. Yang, N. J. Bridges, J. C. Braley, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2016, 120 (47), 12184-12192.
"Characterization of Water and a Model Lipophilic Compound in Human Stratum Corneum by NMR Spectroscopy and Equilibrium Sorption" C. Kodiweera, W. J. Romonchuk, Y. Yang, A. L. Bunge, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2016, 105 (11), 3376-3386.
"Renewable Unsaturated Polyesters from Muconic Acid" N. A. Rorrer, J. R. Dorgan, D. R. Vardon, C. R. Martinez, Y. Yang, G. T. Beckham, Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2016, 4 (12), 6867-6876.
"Anion Exchange Membranes Composed of a Poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) Random Copolymer Functionalized with a Bulky Phosphonium Cation" Y. Liu, B. Zhang, C. L. Kinsinger, Y. Yang, S. Seifert, Y. Yan, C. M.Maupin, M. W. Liberatore, A. M. Herring, Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 506, 50-59.
"A Highly Hydroxide Conductive, Chemically Stable Anion Exchange Membrane, Poly(2,6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide)-b-Poly(vinylbenzyltrimethylammonium), for Electrochemical Applications” T. P. Pandey, H. N. Sarode, Yating Yang, Yuan Yang, K. Vezzu, V. D. Noto, S. Seifert, D. M. Knauss, M. W. Liberatore, A. M. Herring, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 2016, 163 (7) H513-H520.
"Novel Processing of a Poly(phenyleneoxide)-b-Poly(vinylbenzyltrimethylammonium) Copolymer Anion Exchange Membrane; The Effect On Mechanical and Transport Properties" T. P. Pandey, S. Seifert, Yating Yang, Yuan Yang, D. M. Knauss, M. W. Liberatore, A. M. Herring, Electrochimica Acta, 2016, in press.
"Nanoporous Hybrid Electrolytes for High-energy Batteries Based on Reactive Metal Anodes" Z. Tu, M. J. Zachman, S. Choudhury, S. Wei, L. Ma, Y. Yang, L. F. Kourkoutis, L. A. Archer, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, accepted.
"Random and Block Sulfonated Polyaramides as Advanced Proton Exchange Membranes" C. L. Kinsinger, Y. Liu, F. Liu, Y. Yang, S. Seifert, D. M. Knauss, A. M. Herring, C. M. Maupin, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (44), 24724-24732.
"Interplay between Water Uptake, Ion Interactions, and Conductivity in an E-beam Grafted Poly(ethylene-co-tetrafluoroethylene) Anion Exchange Membrane" T. P. Pander, A. M. Maes, H. N. Sarode, B. D. Peters, Y. Yang, S. D. Poynton, J. R. Arcoe, S. Seifert, M. W. Liberatore, V. D. Noto, A. M. Herring, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 4367-4378.
"Further Insights into the Structure and Chemistry of Gilsonite Asphaltene from a Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach" K. Li, M. Vasiliu, C. R. McAlpin, Y. Yang, D. A. Dixon, K. J. Voorhees, M. Batzle, M. W. Liberatore, A. M. Herring, Fuel, 2015, 157, 16-20.
"Hydroxide Transport in Next Generation Anion Exchange Membranes" H. N. Sarode, T. P. Pandey, Y. Yang, D. M. Knauss, E. B. Coughlin, M. W. Liberatore, A. M. Herring, ECS Transactions, 2015, 69 (17), 363-367.
"Lithium Silicide Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Chemical Stability, Thermal Statbility, and Carbon Encapsulation" J. E. Cloud, Y. Wang, X. Li, T. S. Yoder, Yuan Yang, Yongan Yang, Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53 (20), 11289-11297.
"Anion Transport in a Chemically Stable, Sterically Bulky a-C Modified Imidazolium Functionalized Anion Exchange Membrane" Y. Liu, J. Wang, Y. Yang, T. M. Brenner, S. Seifert, Y. Yan, M. W. Liberatore, A. M. Herring, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118 (28), 15136-15145.
"Insights into the Transport of Aqueous Quaternary Ammonium Cations: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study"; H. N. Sarode, G. E. Lindberg, Y. Yang, L. E. Feiberg, G. A. Voth, A. M. Herring, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2014, 118 (5), 1363-1372.
"Insights into the Transport of Aqueous Quaternary Ammonium Cations: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study" H. N. Sarode, G. E. Lindberg, Y. Yang, L. E. Feiberg, G. A. Voth, A. M. Herring, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2014, 118 (5), 1363-1372.
"A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of the Transport Properties of Water in a Perfluorosulfonic Acid Proton Exchange Membrane Doped with the Heteropoly Acids, H3PW12O40 or H4SiW12O40" Y Liu, SV Sambasivarao, JL Horan, Y. Yang, CM Maupin, AM Herring, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2014, 118 (2), 854-863.
"The Surface of Nanoparticle Silicon as Studied by Solid-State NMR" Rebecca A. Faulkner, Joseph A. DiVerdi, Yuan Yang, Takeshi Kobayashi and Gary E. Maciel, Materials, 2013, 6, 18-46.
"Correlation of Chemical and Physical Properties of an Alaska Heavy Oil from the Ugnu Formation" K. Li, B.A. Akeredolu, A.M. Renehan, Y. Yang, M.L. Batzle, R.J. Evans, J.R. Dorgan, M.W. Liberatore, A.M. Herring, Fuel, 2013, 103, 843.
"Understanding Anion Transport in an Aminated Tri-Methyl PolyPhenylene with High Anionic Conductivity." R. Janarthanan, J.L. Horan, B.R. Caire, Z.C. Ziegler, Y. Yang, X. Zuo, M.W. Liberatore, M.R. Hibbs, A.M. Herring, J. Poly. Sci., B, Polymer Physics, 2013, 51, 1743-1750.
"Synthesis and characterization of perfluoro quaternary ammonium anion exchange membranes." M.A.Vandiver, J.L. Horan, Y. Yang, E.T. Tansey, S. Seifert, M.W. Liberatore, and A.M. Herring, J. Poly. Sci., B, Polymer Physics, 2013, 51, 1761-1769.
"Preparation and Characterization of an Alkali Anion Exchange Membrane from Chlorinated Poly(propylene) Aminated with Branched Poly(ethyleneimine)." A.M. Maes, T. Pandey, M.A. Vandiver, L.K. Lundquist, Y. Yang, J.L. Horan, A. Krosovsky, M.W. Liberatore, S. Seifert and A.M. Herring, Electrochimica Acta, 2013, 110, 260-266.
"Chloride Enhances Fluoride Mobility in Anion Exchange Membrane/ Polycationic Systems." YLS Tse, HN Sarode, GE Lindberg, TA Witten, Y. Yang, AM Herring, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 118 (2), 845-853.
"Fast Proton Conduction Facilitated by Minimum Water in a Series of Divinylsilyl-11-silicotungstic Acid-co-Butyl Acrylate-co-Hexanediol Diacrylate Polymers." J. L. Horan, A. Lingutla, H. Ren, Mei-Chen Kou, S. Sachdeva, Y. Yang, S. Seifert, L. F. Greenlee, M. A. Yandrasits, S. J. Hamrock, M. H. Frey, and A. M. Herring, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2013, 118(1), 135-144.
"Advanced Hybrid Super Acidic Inorganic-Organic PEMs for Hotter and Drier Operation." AM Herring, JL Horan, MC Kuo, JD Jessop, GJ Schlichting, Y. Yang, ECS Transactions, 2013, 50 (2), 1193-1198
"A Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Ionomer from the Copolymerization of
Vinyl Phosphonic Acid and Zirconium Vinyl Phosphonate." G.J. Schlichting, J.L. Horan, J. Jessop, S. Nelson, S. Seifert, Y. Yang, and A.M. Herring, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 3874.
"Advanced Hybrid Super Acidic Inorganic-Organic PEMs for Hotter and Drier Operation." A.M.Herring, J.L. Horan , M.-C. Kuo , J.D. Jessop , G.J. Schlichting , Y. Yang, Electrochemical Society Transactions, 2012, 50, 1193.
"1H-13C separated local field spectroscopy of uniformly 13C labeled peptides and proteins" E. C. Lin, C. H. Wu, Y. Yang, C. V. Grant,
S. J.Opella, J. Magn. Reson., 2010, 206, 105-111.
"A Modified Alderman-Grant Coil makes possible an efficient cross coil probe for high field solid-state NMR of lossy biological samples" C.V. Grant, Y. Yang, M. Glibowicka, C. H. Wu, S. H. Park, C. M. Deber, S. J.Opella, J. Magn. Reson., 2009, 201, 87-92.
" Easily Immobilized Di- and Tetraphosphine Linkers: Rigid Scaffolds that Prevent Interactions of Metal Complexes with Oxide Supports", Y. Yang, B. Beele, J. Bluemel, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 3771-3773.
"Immobilization of Phosphines on Silica: Identifcation of Byproducts via 31P CP/MAS Studies of Model Alkyl-, Aryl-, and Ethoxyphosphonium Salts", J. Sommer, Y. Yang, J. Bluemel, Inorg. Chem. 2004, 43, 7561 7563.