Yang Fan

 Associate Research Fellow


Email: fan_yang@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas:Atomic Layer Deposition, Vapor Phase infiltration, micro-nano technology, flexible electronics

Dr. Fan Yang received his B.S. degree in Electronics of Science & Technology from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2009, the M.Sc. degree in Electronic and Communication Engineering from Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Science in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree from CIC nanoGUNE research Center, and University of the Basque country in Spain in 2016. Before join in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Dr. Yang worked as Research Associate in CIC nanoGUNE, San Diego State University. Dr. Yang is currently working as an Associate Professor in the State Key Lab of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Academic Degrees

2012.09–2016.10  CIC nanoGUNE research Center, University of the Basque Country, Ph.D.

2009.09–2012.07 Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Science, M.S.

2005.09–2009.06  Huazhong University of Science and Technology, B.S.

Professional Experience

2020.10-present Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Associate Professor

2017.10-2020.07 San Diego State University, Research Associate

2016.10-2017.09 CIC nanoGUNE research Center, Research Associate

Selected Publications

[1] Fan Yang, Wenhui Hu, Chongqing Yang, Margaret Patrick, Andrew L Cooksy, Jian Zhang, Jeffery A Aguiar, Cheng-cheng Fang, Yinghua Zhou, Ying Shirley Meng, Jier Huang, Jing Gu. Tuning Internal Strain in Metal‐Organic Frameworks via Vapor Phase Infiltration for CO2 Reduction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 132, 4602-4610

[2] Fan Yang, Zunjian Ke, Zhida Li, Margret Patrick, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Xiangheng Xiao, Jing Gu, Photo/Bio-Electrochemical Systems for Environmental Remediation and Energy Harvesting, Chemsuschem, 2020, 13, 3391-3403

[3] Fan Yang, Jeffery A Aguiar, Michael Fairchild, Waltteri Vakki, Sabrina Younan, Yinghua Zhou, Linhai Zhuo, Jing Gu. Dual Protection Layer Strategy to Increase Photoelectrode-Catalyst Interfacial Stability: A Case Study on Black Silicon Photoelectrodes, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 6, 1802085

[4] Chengcheng Fang, Jinxing Li, Minghao Zhang, Yihui Zhang, Fan Yang, Jungwoo Z Lee, Min-Han Lee, Judith Alvarado, Marshall A Schroeder, Yangyuchen Yang, Bingyu Lu, Nicholas Williams, Miguel Ceja, Li Yang, Mei Cai, Jing Gu, Kang Xu, Xuefeng Wang, Ying Shirley Meng. Quantifying inactive lithium in lithium metal batteries, Nature 2019, 572, 511-515

[5] Chaoqiu Chen, Feifei Duan, Shichao Zhao, Weike Wang, Fan Yang, Wiwat Nuansing, Baiyan Zhang, Yong Qin, Mato Knez. Porous Fe2O3 nanotubes with α-γ phase junction for enhanced charge separation and photocatalytic property produced by molecular layer deposition, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2019, 248, 218-225

[6] Lu Lu, Waltteri Vakki, Jeffery A Aguiar, Chuanxiao Xiao, Katherine Hurst, Michael Fairchild, Xi Chen, Fan Yang, Jing Gu, Zhiyong Jason Ren. Unbiased solar H2 production with current density up to 23 mA cm−2 by Swiss-cheese black Si coupled with wastewater bioanode, Energy & Environ. Sci. 2019, 12, 1088-1099

[7] Fan Yang, Mikel Abadia, Weike Wang, Chaoqiu Chen, Le Li, Lianbing Zhang, Celia Rogero, Andrey Chuvilin, Mato Knez. Design of Active and Stable Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts by Embedding CoxOy Nanoparticles into Nitrogen-Doped Carbon, Nano Research 2017, 10, 97-107

[8] Fan Yang, Jens Brede, Hayrensa Ablat, Mikel Abadia, Lianbing Zhang, Celia Rogero, Simon Elliot, Mato Knez, Reversible and irreversible reactions of trimethylaluminium with common organic functional groups as a model for molecular layer deposition and vapor phase infiltration. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 4, 1700237

[9] Fan Yang, Lianbing Zhang, Ana Zuzuarregui, Keith Gregorczyk, Le Li, Mikel Beltrán, Christopher Tollan, Jens Brede, Celia Rogero, Andrey Chuvilin, Mato Knez, Functionalization of Defect Sites in Graphene with RuO2 for High Capacitive Performance. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7, 20513–20519

Awards and Honors

Courses Taught


1.NSF Self-sustaining microbial photoelectrosynthesis for energy and fuel production2017.7.1-2021.7.1

2.(FP7 Marie Curie Actions) THINFACE - Thin-Film Hybrid Interfaces, 2013.9.1-2017.8.31