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Yongye LIANG


Associate Professor

Materials Science and Engineering

86-755-88018306

liangyy@sustc.edu.cn

Education:   

· Ph.D., in Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2009

· M.S., in Chemistry, The University of Chicago, 2005

· B.S., in Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2003

Professional Experience:

· Sept. 2012 - present,Associate Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, South University of Science and Technology of China

· Oct. 2009 – Aug 2012, Postdoc Research Associate, Stanford University

Honorsand Awards:

· The 8th Recruitment Program of Global Experts (Young Scholar Program), Organization Department of the CCCPC, 2012

· Ranked No. 10 in Top Scientists with Multiple Hot Papers in 2011, by Science Watchp>

Research Interests:

Our research focuses on the development of advanced materials for energy, electronics and biotechnology through the combination of chemical design and synthesis with device studies.

One of our current interests is on next generation solar cells with low cost and novel properties. We strive to improve the performance of polymer solar cells by developing new materials for active layer and interlayer, as well as device engineering. We also work on novel hybrid solar cells with high efficiency and long term stability.

Electrochemical energy conversion could offer the potential of high efficiency and clean processes. Electrocatalysts are limiting factors for a variety of electrochemical technologies such as fuel cell, metal air batteries, and water splitting. We design and synthesize non-precious metal based electrocatalysts,especially molecule/inorganic hybrids to address this challenge.

Electrical storage systems such as batteries and supercapacitors are vital for electrical vehicle, portable electronics. To address problems in energy density, power density, and sustainability, our effort is to develop organic based electrode materials and conducting organic binders, which could pave new ways for sustainable electrical storage systems with high performance but at low cost.

Fluorescent optical probes are powerful tool for bio-imaging. To this end, we make new fluorophores with emission at NIR region, high brightness and good biocompatibility through molecular engineering.

Selected publications:

1. Liang, Y. Y.; Li, Y. G.; Wang, H. L.; Dai, H.J. “Strongly Coupled Inorganic/Nanocarbon Hybrid Materials for Advanced Electrocatalysis” ” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2013-2036.

2. Liang, Y. Y.; Li, Y. G.; Wang, H. L.;Zhou, J. G.; Wang, J.; Regier, T.; Dai, H. J. “Co3O4 Nanocrystals on Graphene: A Synergetic Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction” Nature. Mater. 2011, 10, 780-786.

3. Liang, Y. Y.; Yu, L. P. “A New Class of Semiconducting polymers for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells with Exceptionally High Performance” Acc. Chem. Res.,2010, 43, 1227-1236.

4. Liang, Y. Y.; Xu, Z.; Xia, J. B.;Tsai, S. T.; Wu, Y.; Li, G.; Ray, C.; Yu, L. P. “For the Bright Future – Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiency of 7.4%.” Adv. Mater., 2010, 22, E135-E138.

5. Liang, Y.Y.; Feng, D. Q.; Wu, Y.;Tsai, S.-T.; Li, G.; Ray, C.; Yu, L. P. “Highly Efficient Solar Cell Polymers Developed via Fine-tuning Structural and Electronic Properties.” J.Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 7792-7799.

6. Liang, Y.Y.; Wu, Y.; Feng, D. Q.; Tsai, S.-T.; Li, G.; Son, H.J.; Yu, L. P. “Development of New Semiconducting Polymers for High Performance Solar Cells.” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131, 56-57.

7. Liang, Y. Y.; Wang, H. L,; Zhou, J.G.; Li, Y. G.; Wang, J.; Regier, T.; Dai, H. J. “Covalent Hybrid of Spinel Manganese-Cobalt Oxide and Graphene as Advanced Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 3517-3523.

8. Liang. Y. Y.; Wang, H. L.; Diao, P.;Chang, W.; Hong, G.S.; Li, Y. G.; Gong, M.; Xie, L. M.; Zhou, J. G.; Wang, J.;Regier, T. Z.; Wei, F.; Dai, H. J. “Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst Based on Strongly Coupled Cobalt Oxide Nanocrystals and Carbon Nanotubes” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 15849-15857.

9. Wang, H. L.; Yang, Y.; Liang,Y. Y. (equal contribution);Zheng, G. Y.; Li, Y. G.; Cui, Y.; Dai, H. J. “Rechargeable Li-Air Batteries with Covalently Coupled MnCo2O4-Graphene Hybrid as Air Cathode Catalyst” Energy Environ. Sci.2012, 5, 7931-7935.

10. Liang, Y.Y.; Wang, H. L.; Sanchez Casalongue, H.; Chen, Z.; Dai, H. J. “TiO2 Nanocrystals Grown on Graphene as Advanced Photocatalytic Hybrid Materials” Nano Res., 2010, 3,701-705.

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