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Hong Yang

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Richard C. Alkire Professor in Chemical Engineering
(217) 244-6730
hy66atillinois [dot] edu
206 Roger Adams Laboratory
MC 712
600 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
  • Postdoctorate, Harvard University, 1998-2001
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1998
  • M. S., University of Victoria, 1994
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 1989
Research Topics - Biodata
  • Nanomaterials for Energy and Biotechnology, Electrocatalysis
Research Topics - Biodata
  • Nanomaterials for Energy and Biotechnology, Electrocatalysis
Book Chapters
  • H. Yang, X. W. Teng, S. Maksimuk, Multipods and dendritic nanoparticles of platinum: colloidal synthesis and electrocatalytic property in Metal Nanoclusters in Catalysis and Materials Science: the Issue of Size Control. Part II: Methodologies, Benedetto Corain, Gunter Schmid, Naoki Toshima (Eds.), Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2008, Ch 17, pp 307-320. [ISBN: 978-0-444-53057-8]
  • Z. M. Peng, S. C. Yang, and H. Yang, Approaches to the Synthesis and Characterization of Spherical and Anisotropic Platinum Nanomaterials in Metallic Nanomaterials (Volume 1-Nanomaterials for Life Sciences), Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Ed), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH&Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, 2009, Ch 10, pp 357-402. [ISBN: 978-3-527-32151-3]
  • J. B. Wu and H. Yang, Chemical Synthesis of Nanoscale Heterogeneous Catalysts in Heterogeneous Catalysis at the Nanoscale for Energy Applications, Franklin Tao, William F. Schneider, Prashant Kamat (Eds), Wiley, Weinheim, Germany, 2014, Ch 2, (in print).
Journal Articles
  • Z. M. Peng, and Hong Yang, Synthesis and oxygen-reduction electrocatalytic property of Pt-on-Pd bimetallic heteronanostructures, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 7542-7543.

  • Z. M. Peng, H. Yang, PtAu Bimetallic Heteronanostructures made by post-synthesis modifications of Pt-on-Au nanoparticles, Nano Res., 2009, 2, 406-415.

  • Z. M. Peng, H. Yang, Designer platinum nanoparticles: Shape, composition in alloys, nanostructure and electrocatalytic property, Nano Today, 2009, 4(2), 143-164.

  • Z. M. Peng, J. B. Wu, H. Yang, Synthesis and oxygen reduction electrocatalytic property of platinum hollow and platinum-on-silver nanoparticles, Mater. Chem. 2010, 22, 1098-1106.

  • Z. M. Peng,† H. J. You,† H. Yang, Composition-dependent formation of platinum silver nanowires, ACS Nano, 2010, 4, 1501-1510.

  • J. B. Wu, J. L. Zhang, Z. M. Peng, S. C. Yang, F. T. Wagner, H. Yang, Truncated octahedral Pt3Ni ORR electrocatalysts, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 4984-4985.

  • Z. M. Peng,† H. J. You,† J. B. Wu, H. Yang, Electrochemical synthesis and catalytic property of sub-10 nm platinum cubic nanoboxes, Nano Lett., 2010, 10, 1492-1496.

  • Y. Q. Liu, X. P. Zhang, Y. N. Xia, H. Yang, Magnetic field-assisted electrospinning of aligned straight and wavy polymeric nanofibers, Adv. Mater., 2010, 22, 2454-245.

  • Z. M. Peng, H. J. You, H. Yang, An electrochemical approach to PtAg alloy nanostructures rich in Pt at the surface, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2010, 20, 3734-3741.

  • C. L. Miao, R. Shen, M. M. Wang, S. N. Shafrir, H. Yang, S. D. Jacobs, Rheology of aqueous magnetorheological fluid using dual oxide coated carbonyl iron particles, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2011, 94, 2386-2392.

  • H. Yang, Core-shell and related multifunctional nanostructures of platinum-based electrocatalysts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 2674-2676.

  • X. J. Liu, V. Barnes, H. Yang, H. Malmstrom, Y. F. Ren, Effects of dentin tubule occlusion by dentifrice containing a PVM/MA bioadhesive copolymer in a silica base, Journal of Dentistry, 2011, 39, 293-301.

  • J. B. Wu, A. Gross, H. Yang, Shape and composition controlled platinum alloy nanocrystals using carbon monoxide as reducing agent, Nano Lett., 2011, 11, 798-802.

  • H. J. You, Z. M. Peng, J. B. Wu, H. Yang, Lattice contracted AgPt nanoparticles, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 12595-12597.

  • M. Shi, H. S. Kwon, Z. M. Peng, A. Elder, H. Yang, Effects of surface chemistry on the generation of reactive oxygen species by copper nanoparticles, ACS Nano, 2012, 6, 2157-2164.

  • J. B. Wu, H. Yang, Study of durability of faceted Pt3Ni oxygen reduction electrocatalysts, ChemCatChem, 2012, 4, 1572-1577.

  • J. B. Wu, L. Qi, H. J. You, A. Gross, J. Li, H. Yang, Icosahedral platinum alloy nanocrystals with enhanced electrocatalytic activities, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11880-11883.

  • J. B. Wu, P. P. Li, Y.-T. Pan, S. Warren, X. Yin, H. Yang, Surface lattice-engineered bimetallic nanoparticles and their catalytic properties, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 8066-8074.

  • H. J. You, S. C. Yang, B. J. Ding, H. Yang, Synthesis of colloidal metal and metal alloy nanoparticles for electrochemical energy applications, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 2880 - 2904.

  • S. Y. Lyu, C. L. Huang, H. Yang, X. P. Zhang, Electrospun fibers as a scaffolding platform for bone tissue repair, Journal of Orthopedic Research, 2013, 31, 1382-1389.

  • Q. Du, D. R. Harding, H. Yang, Twisted peanut-shaped poly(vinyl pyrrolidone) ribbons generated by electrospinning, Polymer, 2013, 54, 6752-6759.

  • J. B. Wu, S. Miao, H. Yang, Enhanced oxidation reduction stability of (111) surface dominant Pt3Ni@Pt3Pd core-shell nanoparticle catalysts, ChemSusChem, 2013, 6, 1888-1892.

  • W. Zhou, J. B. Wu, H. Yang, Highly uniform platinum icosahedra made by the hot injection-assisted GRAILS method, Nano Letters, 2013, 13, 2870–2874.

  • J. B. Wu, H. Yang, Platinum-Based Oxygen Reduction Catalysts, Acc. Chem. Res., 2013, 46, 1848–1857.

  • Y. N. Xia, H. Yang, C. Campbell, Nanoparticles for Catalysis, Acc. Chem. Res., 2013, 46, 1671-1672.

  • H. Yang, Y D. Yin, Shaping nanoparticles for applications in energy conversion and storage, ChemSusChem, 2013, 6, 1781-1783.

  • Q. Du, J. B. Wu, H. Yang, Pt@Nb-TiO2 Catalyst Membranes Fabricated by Electrospinning and Atomic Layer Deposition, ACS Catalysis, 2014, 4, 144-151.

  • J. Wu, S. C. Yang, H. Yang, Facet-controlled metal alloy electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction: Unconventional post treatment of Pt3Ni octahedral catalysts for enhanced activity, ECS Transactions, 2014, 61(31), 25-34.

  • Y.-T. Pan,† X. Yin,† K. S. Kwok, H. Yang, Higher-ordered nanostructures of flexible palladium two-dimensional nanosheets for fast hydrogen sensing, Nano Lett., 2014, 14, 5953-5959.

  • X. Yin, S. A. Warren, Y.-T. Pan, K.-C. Tsao, D. L. Gray, J. Bertke, H. Yang, A motif for infinite metal atom wires, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, published online. (DOI: 10.1002/anie.201408461)

  • J. M. Kim, X. Yin, K.-C. Tsao, S. H. Fang, H. Yang, A2B2O5 as Oxygen deficient perovskite electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 14646-14649.

  • X. Yin, X. H. Liu, Y.-T. Pan, K. Walsh, H. Yang, Hanoi Tower-like multilayered ultrathin palladium nanosheets, Nano Lett., 2014, 14,ASAP article.

  • Editorial Board Member, ChemNanoMat (Wiley-VCH), 2014-
  • Editorial Board Member, Science China Materials (Springer-Chinese Academy of Sciences), 2014-
  • Guest Editor, ChemSusChem (Wiley-VCH), 2013.
  • Guest Editor, Accounts of Chemical Research (ACS), 2013.
  • Editor on Nanotechnology, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), 2012-
  • Editorial Board Member, Nano Today (Elsevier), 2009-
  • Guest Editor, Advanced Materials (Wiley-VCH), 2007.
Other Honors
  • Most Cited Article published in Nano Today (Elsevier, 2013 IF: 18.432) for the past five years (2009-2014), access to the journal website in 2014.

  • Alumni Commencement Speaker, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, 2014.

  • Visiting Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2013

  • Invited Guest Editor, Accounts of Chemical Research, Special Issue: Nanoparticles for Catalysis, 2013

  • Invited Guest Editor, ChemSusChem, Special Issue: Shaping Nanostructures for Applications in Energy Conversion and Storage, 2013

  • TengFei Guest Professorship, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2010-2012

  • Technology Development Fund (TDF) Award, University of Rochester, 2011

  • Invited Guest Editor, Advanced Materials, 2007

  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2005

  • ACS PRF Starter Award, American Chemical Society, 2005

  • NSERC Canada Doctoral Prize, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 1999

  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 1998-2000

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Government, 1997

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Government, 1996

  • Open Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto, 1995

  • Connaught Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1994