BS - Nankai University, China
PhD - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Postdoctoral Study - Max Planck Institut, Germany and University of Florida
Energy is an important consideration to modern society, particularly the development of sustainable and renewable energy, which has received enormous attention and investment. The Yang group draws upon expertise from chemistry, materials, nanoscience and the energy sciences to synthesize new and improved materials, assess their properties, and develop new applications to improve the efficiency of sustainable energy conversion and storage devices, such as: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Using Hybrid Nanocrystals, "Charging" Lithium Ion Batteries with Metal Oxyfluorides as Cathode Materials, Metal Chalcogenides Nanocrystals for Photovoltaics, Understanding the Energy Transfer Mechanism of Silicon Quantum Dots in Photovoltaics, and Deciphering the Relationship of Catalytic Performance of Metal Nanoparticles with Their Shapes.
Yang Y., Taggart D.K., Cheng M.H., Hemminger J.C., Penner R.M. High-Throughput Measurement of the Seebeck Coefficient and the Electrical Conductivity of Lithographically Patterned Polycrystalline PbTe Nanowires J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1, 3004 - 3011.
Yang Y., Chen O., Angerhofer A., Cao Y.C. On doping CdS/ZnS core/shell nanocrystals with Mn J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130, 15649 - 15661.
Yang Y., Kung S., Taggart D.K., Xiang C., Yang F., Brown M.A. Gell A.G., Kruse T.J., Hemminger J.C., Penner R.M. Synthesis of PbTe nanowire arrays using lithographically patterned nanowire electrodeposition Nano Letters, 2008, 8, 2447 - 2451.
Zhuang J., Wu H.M., Yang Y., Cao Y.C. Supercrystalline colloidal particles from artificial atoms J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 14166 - 14167.
Yang Y., Chen O., Angerhofer A., Cao Y.C. Radial-position-controlled doping in CdS/ZnS core/shell nanocrystals J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128, 12428 - 12429.