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Yongyong Li, Ph.D.


Jinhu Yang, Ph.D.

Specially Appointed Professor, Eastern Scholar
Director of Energy Technology Laboratory
The Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Nano Science
Tongji University
Address:67 Chifeng Rd. Shanghai, 200092, P.R. China




2005 Ph. D., Chemistry and Material Science, Peking University, China
2005.09-2006.09 Research Associate, Chemistry Department, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2006.09 - 2008.09 Guest Researcher in Foreigner Special Researcher of JSPS, University of Tokyo
2009.3 – 2011. 3 Research fellow supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Munich University. Germany
2008.09 - present Associate Professor in Inst. for Advanced Materials & Nano Biomedicine, Tongji University, Shanghai, China


2012: “Excellent Researcher“ (Fisrt grade) of iNano
2012: “Young talent“ of Tongji University
2010: Shanghai Pujiang Talent Granted by Shanghai STCSM
2008: Humboldtian Scholar Approved by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2006: JSPS Foreigner Researcher Approved by Japan Society of Promotion Science
2005: Winner of “Excellent Academic Prize for Graduates” Granted by Chemistry Department of Peking University
2005: Second grade prize of “Colloid Chemistry Cup” Granted by National Colloid Chemistry Society of China
2004: The "Excellent Student" of Peking University
2004: Author of The “Excellent M.S. Thesis" of Shandong Province


Jinhu Yang got his doctoral degree (Physical Chemistry) at Peking University in 2005. He joined as Research Associate in Prof. Yang` Lab of HKUST in the fall of 2005, working on the fabrication of 1D nanowire/nanobelt arrays of semiconductors on ITO/FTO substrates by electrochemical route. Then, he entered the Institute of Frontier Science of Tokyo University, Japan in 2006 as Foreign Researcher supported by JSPS organization, conducting the preparation, characterization and property exploration of magnetic materials and energy materials, mainly aiming at special applications in catalysis and Ni/MH batteries. In 2009, he joined in Prof. Lukas Schemidlt-Mende’s group of Munich University, and started research of nanostructured hybrid solar cells. Jinhu Yang has published 30 refereed papers including 1 in Scientific Reports, 1 in Angew. Chem. Int. ED., 2 in Adv. Mater. and 1 ASC Nano, which have been cited over 1000 times (H-index:17). His current interest lies in metal, oxide semiconductor and graphene based composited materials with advanced functions towards the applications in energy (batteries, solar cells, supercapacitors) and environment (catalysis gas sensors and biosensors) areas.


1. Jie Li, Yao Qin, Chao Jin, Ying Li, Donglu Shi, Lihua Gan* and Jinhu Yang*, “Highly Ordered Monolayer/Bilayer TiO2 Hollow Sphere Films with Widely Tunable Visible-light Reflection and Absorption Band”. Nanoscale, 2013, DOI:10.1039/C3NR00778B.
2. Da Zhang#, Jinhu Yang#(Co-first authors), Song Bao, Qingsheng Wu* and Qigang Wang*, “Semiconductor nanoparticle-based hydrogels prepared via self-initiated polymerization under sunlight, even visible light”. Scientific Reports, 2013, 3: 1399, DOI: 10.1038/srep01399.
3. Yuanhui Zuo, Yao Qin, Chao Jin, Donglu Shi, Qingsheng Wu* and Jinhu Yang*, “Double-side ZnO nanorod arrays on single-crystal Ag holed microdisks with enhanced photocataltytic efficiency”, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 4388-4394.
4. Shaowu Wang, Yang Yu, Yuanhui Zuo, Chunzhong Li, Jinhu Yang* and Conghua Lu*“Synthesis and photocatalysis of hierarchical heteroassemblies of ZnO branched nanorod arrays on Ag core nanowires“ Nanoscale 2012,4, 5895-5901. (Cover article)
5. Yao Qin, Feng Zhang, Anwei Zhu, Yongping, Luo, Yang Tian* and Jinhu Yang*,“Hierarchically Porous CuO Hollow Spheres Fabricated via a One-pot Template-free Method for High Performance Gas Sensors” J. Phys. Chem. C 2012,116, 11994-12000.
6. Chengxin Peng, Bingdi Chen, Yao Qin, Shihe Yang, Siyang Liu and Jinhu Yang*,"Facile ultrasonic synthesis of CoO quantum dot/Graphene nanosheet composites with high lithium storage capacity". ACS Nano 2012, 6, 1074-1081.
7. Yuzhu Jiao, Chengxin Peng, Fangfang Guo, Zhihao Bao, Jinhu Yang*, Lukas Schmidt-Mende, Yao Qin and Zifeng Deng, “Facile Synthesis and Photocatalysis of Size-distributed TiO2 Hollow Spheres Consisting of {116} Plane-oriented Nanocrystallites”. J. Phys. Chem. C 2011, 115, 6405-6409.
8. Feng Zhang, Anwei Zhu, Yongping Luo, Yang Tian, Jinhu Yang, and Yao Qin “CuO Nanosheets for Sensitive and Selective Determination of H2S with High Recovery Ability”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2010,114,19214-19219.
9. Jinhu Yang, Takehiko Sasaki, “Morphological control of single crystalline Co3O4 polyhedrons: Selective and nonselective growth of crystal planes directed by differently charged surfactants and solvents”, Crystal Growth &Design, 2010, 10, 1233-1236.
10. Jinhu Yang, Hiroshi Hyodo, Takehiko Sasaki,“Co(OH)3 Nanobelts: Synthesis, Characterization and Morphology-preserved Conversion to pseudo-single-crystal Co3O4 nanobelts”, Nanotechnology, 2010, 21, 065405 (11pages).
11. Jinhu Yang, Takehiko Sasaki, “Synthesis of CoOOH hierarchically hollow spheres by nanorod self-assembly through bubble templating”, Chem. Mater. 2008, 20, 2049-2056.
12. Jinhu Yang, Conghua Lu, Hong Su, Jiming Ma, Humin Cheng and Limin Qi. “Morphological and structural modulation of PbWO4 crystals directed by dextrans”, Nanotechnology, 2008, 19, 035608.
13. Jinhu Yang, Yongfu Qiu and Shihe Yang: “Studies of Electrochemical Synthesis of Ultrathin ZnO Nanorod/Nanobelt Arrays on Zn Substrates in Alkaline Solutions of Amine-Alcohol Mixtures”, Crystal Growth &Design, 2007, 7, 2562-2567.
14. Jinhu Yang, Guangming Liu, Jun lu, Yongfu Qiu and Shehe Yang: “Electrochemical route to the synthesis of ultrathin ZnO nanorod/nanobelt arrays on zinc substrate”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2007, 90 (10), 103109 (3 pages). (Top 20 Most Download Articles)
15. Jinhu Yang, Limin Qi, Chonghua Lu, Jiming Ma, Humin Cheng: “Morphosynthesis of Rhombdodecahedral Silver Cages by Self-Assembly Coupled with Precursor Crystal Templating”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 598-603.
16. Jinhu Yang, Limin Qi, Dongbai Zhang, Jiming Ma, Humin Cheng: “Dextran-controlled crystallization of silver microcrystals with novel morphologies”, Crystal Growth &Design, 2004, 4(6), 1371-1375.
17. Yongfu Qiu, Dongfang Liu, Jinhu Yang and Shihe Yang, “Controlled synthesis of Bi2O3 nanowires by a metal vapor transport oxidative deposition technique”,Adv. Mater. 2006, 18, 2604-2608.
18. Conghua Lu, Limin Qi, Jinhu Yang, Xiaoyu Wang, Dayong Zhang, Jinglin Xie and Jiming Ma, “One-pot synthesis of octahedral Cu2O nanocages by a catalytic solution route”, Adv. Mater. 2005, 17, 2562-2567.


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