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Hong Yang

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Director of Graduate Studies
hy66atillinois [dot] edu
114 Roger Adams Laboratory
MC 712
600 S. Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
 
Degrees
  • 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
Publications
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, Günter 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]
Journal Articles
  • H. Yang, "Platinum-based electrocatalysts with core-shell nanostructures," Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit., 50, 2674-2676 (2011).

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

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

  • Y. Q. Liu, X. P. Zhang, Y. N. Xia and H. Yang, "Magnetic-field-assisted electrospinning of aigned straight and wavy polymeric nanofibers," Adv. Mater., 22, 2454-3456 (2010).

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

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

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

  • J. B. Wu, J. L. Zhang, Z. M. Peng, S. C. Yang, F. T. Wagner and H. Yang, "Truncated octahedral Pt3Ni oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 4984-4985 (2010).

  • Z. M. Peng and H. Yang, "Synthesis and oxygen reduction electrocatalytic property of Pt-on-Pd bimetallic heteronanostructures," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131, 7542-7543 (2009).

  • Z. M. Peng and H. Yang, "Designer platinum nanoparticles: Control of shape, composition in alloy, nanostructure and electrocatalytic property," Nano Today, 4, 143-164 (2009).

  • Y. Wang and H. Yang, "Synthesis of iron oxide nanorods and nanocubes in an imidazolium ionic liquid," Chem. Eng. J., 147, 71-78 (2009).

  • Z. M. Peng and H. Yang, "Ag-Pt alloy nanoparticles with the compositions in the miscibility gap," J. Solid State Chem., 181, 1546-1551 (2008).

  • S. C. Yang, Z. M. Peng and H. Yang, "Platinum lead nanostructures: Formation, phase behavior, and electrocatalytic properties," Adv. Funct. Mater., 18, 2745-2753 (2008).

  • S. Maksimuk, S. C. Yang, Z. M. Peng and H. Yang, "Synthesis and characterization of ordered intermetallic PtPb nanorods," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 8684-8685 (2007).

  • A. Elder, H. Yang, R. Gwiazda, X. Teng, S. Thurston, H. He and G. Oberdorster, "Testing nanomaterials of unknown toxicity: An example based on platinum nanoparticles of different shapes," Adv. Mater., 19, 3124-3125 (2007)

  • H. Yang and Y. Xia, "Bionanotechnology: Enabling biomedical research with nanomaterials," Adv. Mater., 19, 3085-3087 (2007).

Other Honors
  • Invited Guest Editor, Accounts of Chemical Research, 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