Yuan Yang

Assistant Professor

Materials Science & Engineering
Office: 205 S.W. Mudd
Mail: 200 S.W. Mudd, Mail Code 4701
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 1-212-851-5935


Research Interests

exploration of novel materials and chemistry for advanced energy storage, thermal harvesting and management, investigation of fundamental structure-property correlations and chemical processes in energy materials and devices


Ph.D. in Materials Science, 2012, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

B.S. in Physics, 2007, Peking University, Beijing, China

Selected Recent Publications


14. Cheng, Q.; Li, A.; Li, N.; Yan, K.; Li, S.; Amirali Z.; Li, T.; Huang, W.; Li, A.; Jin, T.; Song, Q.; Xu, W.; Ni, N.; Zhai, H.; Martin D.; Karim Z.; Xiuyun C.; Su, D.; & Yang Y.*; Stablizing Solid Electrolyte-Anode Interface in Li-Metal Batteries by Boron Nitride-Based Nanocomposite Coating. Joule, 3, 1-13 (2019).

13. Cheng, Q.†; Xu, W.†; Qin, S.; Das, S.; Jin, T.; Li, A.; Li, A. C.; Qie, B.; Yao, P.; Zhai, H.; Shi, C.; Yong, X.; Yang, Y.*; Full Dissolution of Li2S8 to Li2S in Safe Eutectic Solvent for Rechargeable Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Angewandte Chemie, International Edition, 58, 1-6 (2019).

12. Qian, G.; Liao, X.; Zhu, Y.; Pan, F.; Chen, X.; Yang, Y.*; Designing Flexible Lithium-Ion Batteries by Structural Engineering. ACS Energy Letters, 4, 3, 690-701 (2019).


11. Liao, X.†; Shi, C.†; Wang, T.†; Qie, B.†; Chen, Y.; Yang, P.; Cheng, Q; Zhai, H.; Chen, M.; Wang, X.; Chen, X.*; Yang, Y.*; High-Energy-Density Foldable Battery Enabled by Zigzag-like Design, Advanced Energy Materials, 1802998 (2018).

10. Mandal, J.; Fu, Y.; Overvig, A.; Jia, M.; Sun, K.; Shi, N.; Zhou, H.; Xiao, X.; Yu, N.; Yang, Y.*; Hierarchically porous polymer coatings for highly efficient passive daytime radiative cooling. Science, 362(6412), 315-319 (2018).

9. Yao, P.; Zhu, B.; Zhai, H.; Liao, X.; Zhu, Y.; Xu, W.; Cheng, Q.; Jayyosi, C.; Li, Z.; Zhu, J.; Myers, K.; Chen, X.; Yang, Y.*; PVDF/Palygorskite Nanowire Composite Electrolyte for 4 V Rechargeable Lithium Batteries with High Energy Density. Nano Letters, 18(10), 6113-6120 (2018).

8. Peurifoy, S.; Russell, J.; Sisto, T.; Yang, Y.*; Roy, X*.; Nuckolls, C.*; Designing Three-Dimensional Architectures for High-Performance Electron Accepting Pseudocapacitors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(35), 10960-10964 (2018).

7. Cheng, Q.; Wei, L.; Liu, Z.; Ni, N.; Sang, Z.; Zhu, B.; Xu, W.; Chen, M.; Miao, Y.; Chen, L.; Min, W.*; Yang, Y.*; Operando and Three-Dimensional Visualization of Anion Depletion and Lithium Growth by Stimulated Raman Scattering Microscopy, Nature Communications, 9, 2942 (2018).

6. Mandal, J., Du, S., Dontigny, M., Zaghib, K., Yu, N. and Yang, Y.*; Li4Ti5O12: A Visible-to-Infrared Broadband Electrochromic Material for Optical and Thermal Management. Advanced Functional Materials, 28(36), 1802180 (2018).

5. Qian, G; Zhu, B; Liao, X; Zhai, H; Srinivasan, A; Fritz, N; Cheng, Q; Ning, M; Qie, B; Li, Y; Yuan, S; Zhu, J; Chen, X; Yang, Y*.; Bio-inspired, spine-like flexible rechargeable lithium-ion batteries with high energy density, Advanced Materials, 30(12), 1704947 (2018)


4. Milton, M; Cheng, Q; Yang, Y*.; Nuckolls, C*.; Hernández Sánchez, R*.; Sisto, T*.; Molecular Materials for Non-Aqueous Flow Batteries with High Coulombic Efficiency and Stable Cycling, Nano Letters, 17(12), 7859-7863 (2017).

3. Gao, C.; Lee, S.; Yang, Y*.; Thermally Regenerative Electrochemical Cycle for Low-grade Heat Harvesting, ACS Energy Letters, 2(10), 2326–2334 (2017).

2. Mandal, J.; Wang, D.; Overvig, A.; Shi, N.; Paley, D.; Zangiabadi, A.; Cheng, Q.; Barmak, K.; Yu, N*.; Yang, Y*.; Scalable, ‘Dip-and-dry’ Fabrication of a Wide-Angle, Plasmonic Selective Absorber for High-efficiency Solar-thermal Energy Conversion, Advanced Materials, 29(41), 1702156 (2017).

1. Zhai, H.†; Xu, P.†; Ning, M.†; Cheng, Q.; Mandal, J.; Yang, Y*; A Flexible Solid Composite Electrolyte with Vertically Aligned and Connected Ion-Conducting Nanoparticles for Lithium Batteries, Nano Letters, 17(5), 3182–3187 (2017).


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