A group focused on the synthesis, fabrication, and application of nanostructured materials



Hong Yang

Richard C. Alkire Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Department of Chemistry
Material Research Laboratory
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)

Section Editor on Nanotechnology, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering

  • NSERC Postdoc Fellow, Harvard University (with Prof. G. M. Whitesides), 1998-2001
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (with Prof. G. A. Ozin), 1998
  • M.Sc., University of Victoria, 1994
  • B.Sc., Tsinghua University, 1989
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Richard C. Alkire Professor (2014-), Full Professor, (2012-)
  • University of Rochester, Department of of Chemical Engineering, Assistant (2001-2006), Associate (2006-2011), and Full Professor (2011)
  • University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Scientist (2002-2011)
Honors and Awards
  • Editorial Board Member, Frontiers in Energy (CAE/Springer), 2016
  • AAAS Fellow, 2015
  • SKIPER Global Vision Lecturership, IPE, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2015
  • Richard C. Alkire Professor, 2014
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Science China Materials (CAS/Springer), 2014
  • Editorial Board Member, ChemNanoMat (VCH-Wiley), 2014
  • Alumni Commencement Speaker, Chemistry, Tsinghua University, 2014
  • Most Cited Article in Nano Today published between 2009-2014, access to the journal website in 2014
  • Visiting Chair Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2013
  • Guest Editor, ChemSusChem, 2013
  • Guest Editor, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2013
  • TDF Inaugural Award, University of Rochester, 2011
  • Visiting Tengfei Professorship, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2010-2012
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Nano Today, 2009-
  • Guest Editor, Advanced Materials, 2007
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2005
  • NSERC Doctoral Prize, 1999
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1998-2000
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1997-1998
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship,1996-1997
  • Open Doctorial Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1995-1996
  • Connaught Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1994-1995
Career Development Activity and Service
  • Symposium (co-)organizer:
    • Continuing Symposia Co-Chair, American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Symposia Q. Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials, (2009-).
    • (Programming Committee member) Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, 2017.
    • (Co-Chair) Frontiers in Energy Workshop on Electrochemical Energy Materials and Technologies, Shanghai, 2017.
    • (Steering Committee member) The 4th Environmental-Enhancing Energy Conference (E2-ENERGY Conference), Beijing, 2016.
    • Fuel Cell, International Conference on Innovative Electrochemical Energy Materials and Technologies (EEMT2015), Kunming, 2015
    • Synthesis and Architecture of Nanomaterials, ICMAT, Singapore, 2015
    • 2014 International Symposium on Electrochemical Energy, Shanghai, China, 2014
    • Material Design for Energy Storage and Conversion, 15th Asian Chemistry Congress meeting, Singapore, 2013
    • 7th Sino-US Nano Workshop, Xiamen, China, 2012
    • Symposium on Nanotechnology: Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Noble Metal Nanostructures, Materials Science & Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition (MS&T'11), Columbus, Ohio, 2011
    • Symposium on Nanoparticle and Nanostructured Materials for Energy Applications, ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2011
      Symposium on Nanocrystalline Materials as Precursors for Complex Multifunctional Structures through Chemical Transformations and Self Assembly, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, 2009.
    • Nanoscale Synthesis, The 82nd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Raleigh, NC, 2008.
    • Symposium on Ionic Liquids in the Materials Synthesis and Application, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, 2008.
    • Self-Assembly to Patterning, 232nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, 2006.
    • Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Nanostructures, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, 2005.
  • Conference session (co-)chair:
    • AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2017
    • International Forum on the Fabrication and Applications of Photonic Crystals, August 2017
    • Frontiers in Energy Workshop on Electrochemical Energy Materials and Technologies, January 2017
    • AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2016
    • 8th Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium (GCCES), July 2016
    • Environmental Enhanced Energy Conference, July 2016
    • AIChE Annual Meeting, November 2015
    • 5th China Nano Conference, Sept. 2015
    • ICMAT2015 & IUMRS-ICA2015, June 2015
    • 9th Sino-US Nano Forum, Tianjin, July 2014
    • 2014 International Symposium on Electrochemical Energy, Shanghai, July 2014
    • 5th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, Shanghai, September 2013
    • China Nano 2013, Beijing, September, 2013
    • 15th Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore, August 2013
    • 8th Sino-US Nano Forum, Hangzhou, China, June 2013
    • 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, April 2013
    • 7th Sino-US Nano Workshop, Xiamen, June 2012
    • 243th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2011
    • MS&T'11 Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 2011
    • Particle 2010, Orlando, FL, May 2010
    • MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2010
    • AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, November, 2009
    • 4th Sino-US Nano Meeting, July, 2009
    • MRS Sprign Meeting, April 2009
    • 82th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2008
    • MRS Spring Meeting, March 2008
    • 80th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2006
    • Particle 2006, May 2006
    • MRS Spring Meeting, April 2005
    • Particle 2004, March 2004
    • MRS Fall Meeting, November 2003
    • MRS Spring Meeting, April 2003
  • Panelist and grant proposal reviewer: National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Army Resarch Office (ARO), US Deaprtment of State, Research Corporation, etc.
  • Journal reviewer (from over eighty journals): Science, Nature Communications, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nano Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry, JPCL, ACS Catalysis, ACS Nano, Langmuir, Chemistry of Materials, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial and Chemical Engineering Research, Accounts of Chemical Research, PNAS, Nano Today, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Small, Chemistry-A European Journal, ChemPhysChem, Chemical Physics Letters, Chem Commun, JMC, Nanotechnology, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, etc.
Professional Affiliation
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1998-
  • Senior Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2002-
  • Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), 1999-
  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS),1998-
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