Yongye Liang A/Prof.

Dr. Yongye Liang received his B. Sc. Degree in chemistry from Nanjing University in 2003. Then he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2009 at the University of Chicago. From 2009-2012, Dr. Liang worked as a Postdoc associate with Prof. Hongjie Dai at Stanford University. In September of 2012, Dr. Liang joined the South University of Science & Technology of China as an associate professor. His research focuses on the development of advanced materials for energy, electronics and biotechnology applications by combining chemical design and synthesis with device studies. So far, he has published over 60 papers in high-impact journals including Nature Materials, Account of Chemical Research, Advanced Materials and Journal of the American Chemical Society with total citations over 12000 times. Until August 2016, his article cited over 17000 (Citations: >17000, H-Index: 39). Dr. Liang was ranked one of the top 10 scientists over the world with multiple hot papers in 2011 by Science Watch and elected in “National Talent Youth Program” in 2012. His research projects funded over 20,000,000 CNY.



Education

2005--2009               Ph. D.  in Organic Chemistry            The University of Chicago

2004--2005               M.S. in Chemistry                               The University of Chicago

1999--2003               B.S. in Chemistry                                Nanjing University, China

 

Research Experience

2011--Present    Associate Professor (full-time)

MSE, South University of Science &Technology of China  

Developing of advanced materials for energy, electronics and biotechnology through the combination of chemical design and synthesis with device studies.

 

2009--2012        Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. Hongjie Dai

Stanford University

Developing nano-carbon based hybrid materials for energy conversion and storage. 

Synthesizing new polymer surfactants for nano-carbon based biomaterials.    

 

2004--2009        Graduate Research Assistant with Prof. Luping Yu

University of Chicago           

Developing semiconducting polymers for organic photovoltaic applications.

Developed the first polymer system (PTB) with over 7% efficiency in organic solar cells.

 

2001--2004        Undergraduate and Research Assistant with Prof. Zheng Xu

Nanjing University           

Exploring feasible methods for shape-controlling synthesis of nanomaterials.


 

Web of Knowledge Statistics by 2016-08

Citations: >20000, h-Index: 40. 



Honors and Awards

2012  National Talent Youth Program, Organization Department, CCCPC, 2012.

2012  Top 15 Scientists with Multiple Hot Papers in 2011, Science Watch.

2013  Shenzhen Peacock Award, Category B, Shenzhen Municipality.

2016  Top-notch Talent in Guangdong of China.

2016  Highly Cited Scholars Worldwide in Chemical Engineering (Shanghai Ranking & Elsevier).

2016  Highly Cited Researchers (Thomson Reuters).

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Research Direction

His research focuses on the development of advanced materials for energy, electronics and biotechnology applications by combining chemical design and synthesis with device studies. 


Publications


1. Zhang, X.; Wu, Z. S.; Zhang, X.; Li, L. W.; Li, Y. Y.; Xu, H. M.; Li, X. X.; Yu, X. L.; Zhang, Z. S.; Liang, Y. Y.*; Wang, H. L.*. “Highly Selective and Active CO2 Reduction Electrocatalysts Based on Cobalt Phthalocyanine/Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Structures” Nat. Commun. 2017, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14675.


2. Zhu, S. J.; Yang, Q. L.; Antaris, A.; Yue, J. Y.; Ma, Z. R.; Wang, H. S.; Wei Huang, W.; Wang, J.; Diao, S.; Zhang, B.; Wan, H.; Li, X. Y.; Yu, K.; Hong, G. S.; Luo, J.; Liang, Y. Y. *; Dai, H. J.* “Molecular imaging of biological systems with a clickable dye in the broad 800-1700 nm near-infrared window” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S. A. 2017, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1617990114.

 

3. Yang, Q. L.; Ma, Z. R.; Wang, H. S.; Zhou, B.; Zhu, S. J.; Zhong, Y. T.; Wang, J. Y.; Wan, H.; Antaris, A.; Ma, R.; Zhang, X.; Yang, J. Y.; Liang, Y. Y. *; Zhang, X. D.*; Sun, H. T.*; Liu, W. Q.; Dai, H. J.* “Rational Design of Molecular Fluorophores for Biological Imaging in the NIR-II Window” Adv. Mater. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201605497.

 

4. Liu, B.; Li, Y. L.; Wang, H.; Wang, L.; Xu, W.; Zhu, S. J.; Liang, Y. Y.; Zhang, B.; Lou, J. T.; Dai, H. J.; Qian, K. “High Performance, Multiplexed Lung Cancer Biomarker Detection on a Plasmonic Gold Chip” Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 7994-8002.

 

5. Huang, W.; Li, M. L.; Zhang, L. Z.; Yang, T. B.*; Zhang, Z.; Zeng, H.; Zhang, X.; Dang, L.; Liang, Y. Y. * “Molecular Engineering on Conjugated Side Chain for Polymer Solar Cells with Improved Efficiency and Accessibility” Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 5887-5895.

 

6. Zhang, X. D.; Wang, H. S.; Antaris, A. L.; Li, L. L.; Diao, S.; Ma, R.; Nguyen, A.; Hong, G. S.; Ma, Z. R.; Wang, J.; Zhu, S. J.; Castellano, J. M.; Wyss-Coray, T.; Liang, Y. Y.*; Luo, J.*; Dai, H. J.* “Traumatic Brain Injury Imaging in the Second Near-Infrared Window with a Molecular Fluorophore” Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 6872-6879.

 

7.Koh, B.; Li, X. Y.; Zhang, B.; Yuan, B.; Lin, Y.; Antaris, A. L.; Wan, H.; Gong, M.; Yang, J.; Zhang, X. D.; Liang, Y. Y.; Dai, H. J.* “Visible to Near-Infrared Fluorescence Enhanced Cellular Imaging on Plasmonic Gold Chips” Small 2016, 12, 457-465.

 

8. Zhang, X.; Xu, H. M.; Li, X. X.; Li, Y. Y.; Yang, T. B.; Liang, Y. Y.* “Facile synthesis of nickel-iron/nanocarbon hybrids as advanced electrocatalysts for efficient water splitting” ACS Catalysis 2016, 6, 580-588.

 

9. Zhang, L. Z.; Yang, T. B.; Shen, L.; Fang, Y. J.; Dang, L.; Zhou, N. J.; Guo, X. G.; Hong, Z. R.; Yang, Y.; Wu, H. B. *; Huang, J. S. *; Liang, Y. Y. * “Toward highly sensitive polymer photodetectors by molecular engineering.” Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 6496-6504. 


10.Song, T. S.; Wang, D. B.; Wang, H. Q.; Li, X. X.; Liang, Y. Y.*; Xie, J. J.* “Cobalt oxide/nanocarbon hybrid materials as alternative cathode catalyst for oxygen reduction in microbial fuel cell” Inter. Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2015, 40, 3868-3874.



Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 

South University of Science and Technology of China

Tel: +86 0755-88018306

Email:  liangyy@sustc.edu.cn

1088 Tangchang Rd., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China 518055.


National Natural Science Foundation

Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Department

Shenzhen Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Council


1) Laboratory assistant A

Major: chemical materials or other related professionals

Education: Bachelor and above

Job Responsibilities:

1. The organic photoelectric materials: (1) Preparation and characterization laboratory responsible for organic electronic material; (2) responsible for summary and report experimental results; (3) laboratory responsible for other related matters.

2. The organic optoelectronic devices: (1) Preparation and characterization laboratory responsible for the organic electronic device; (2) in charge of the experimental results and summary report; (3) other relevant laboratory responsible for processing the transaction.


2) Laboratory assistant B

Major: chemical materials or other related professionals

Education: Bachelor and above

Job Responsibilities:

1. The electro-catalyst: (1) Preparation and Characterization Laboratory is responsible for electric catalytic material; (2) responsible for summary and report experimental results; processing (3) laboratory responsible for other related matters.

2. The electrical storage materials: (1) Preparation and Characterization Laboratory is responsible for electrical energy storage material; summary and reporting (2) in charge of the experimental results; (3) the laboratory is responsible for dealing with other related matters.




General Chemistry, South University of Science & Technology of China (2013, 2014, 2015 Fall)

Energy Materials, South University of Science & Technology of China (2014, 2015, 2016 Spring)

Introduction to Photovoltaics, South University of Science & Technology of China (2014, 2015 Spring)

Introduction to Polymers, South University of Science & Technology of China (2013 Spring)

  • 1

    Development of New Semiconducting Polymers for High Performance Solar Cells 2008

    Yongye Liang, Yue Wu, Danqin Feng, Szu-Ting Tsai, Hae-Jung Son, Gang Li and Luping Yu*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (1): 56–57.


  • 2

    Highly Efficient Solar Cell Polymers Developed via Fine-Tuning of Structural and Electronic Properties 2009

    Yongye Liang, Danqin Feng, Yue Wu, Szu-Ting Tsai, Gang Li*, Claire Ray and Luping Yu*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2009, 131 (22): 7792–7799.


  • 3

    For the Bright Future—Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiency of 7.4% 2010

    Yongye Liang, Zheng Xu, Jiangbin Xia, Szu-Ting Tsai, Yue Wu, Gang Li, Claire Ray, Luping Yu. Advanced Materials 2010.22(20): 135-138.



  • 4

    For the Bright Future—Bulk Heterojunction Polymer Solar Cells with Power Conversion Efficiency of 7.4% 2010

    Yongye Liang, Zheng Xu, Jiangbin Xia, Szu-Ting Tsai, Yue Wu, Gang Li, Claire Ray, Luping Yu. Advanced Materials 2010.22(20): 135-138.

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    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.200903528/full.


  • 5

    A new class of semiconducting polymers for bulk heterojunction solar cells with exceptionally high performance 2010

    Liang, Yongye; Yu, Luping. Acc. Chem. Res., 2010, 43 (9): 1227–1236.

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    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ar1000296?source=chemport.

  • 6

    TiO2 nanocrystals grown on graphene as advanced photocatalytic hybrid materials 2010

    Yongye Liang, Hailiang Wang, Hernan Sanchez Casalongue, Zhuo Chen, Hongjie Dai. Nano Research. 2010, 3(10): 701–705.

  • 7

    Co3O4 nanocrystals on graphene as a synergistic catalyst for oxygen reduction reaction 2011

    Yongye Liang, Yanguang Li, Hailiang Wang, Jigang Zhou, Jian Wang, Tom Regier, Hongjie Dai. Nature Materials 2011.10: 780–786.

    http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v10/n10/abs/nmat3087.html#supplementary-information.

  • 8

    Covalent Hybrid of Spinel Manganese–Cobalt Oxide and Graphene as Advanced Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts 2012

    Yongye Liang, Hailiang Wang, Jigang Zhou, Yanguang Li, Jian Wang, Tom Regier, and Hongjie Dai*. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (7): 3517–3523.

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    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja210924t.

  • 9

    Rechargeable Li–O2 batteries with a covalently coupled MnCo2O4–graphene hybrid as an oxygen cathode catalyst 2012

    Hailiang Wang, Yuan Yang, Yongye Liang, Guangyuan Zheng, Yanguang Li, Yi Cui* and  Hongjie Dai*. Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5: 7931-7935.

  • 10

    Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst Based on Strongly Coupled Cobalt Oxide Nanocrystals and Carbon Nanotubes 2012

    Yongye Liang, Hailiang Wang, Peng Diao, Wesley Chang, Guosong Hong, Yanguang Li, Ming Gong†,Liming Xie, Jigang Zhou, Jian Wang, Tom Z. Regier, Fei Wei, and Hongjie Dai*.J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (38): 15849–15857.

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    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja305623m.

  • 11

    Strongly Coupled Inorganic/Nanocarbon Hybrid Materials for Advanced Electrocatalysis 2013

    Yongye Liang, Yanguang Li, Hailiang Wang, Hongjie Dai.Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013.135(6): 2013-2036.

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    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ja3089923

  • 12

    ChemInform Abstract: Strongly Coupled Inorganic/Nanocarbon Hybrid Materials for Advanced Electrocatalysis 2013

    Yongye Liang, Yanguang Li, Hailiang Wang, Hongjie Dai.ChemInform 2013.44(21):no-no. 

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/chin.201321224/abstract


  • 13

    Cobalt oxide/nanocarbon hybrid materials as alternative cathode catalyst for oxygen reduction in microbial fuel cell 2015

    Tian-Shun Song, De-Bin Wang, Haoqi Wang, Xiaoxiao Li, Yongye Liang*, Jingjing Xie*. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 2015,40(10): 3868-3874.


  • 14

    Toward Highly Sensitive Polymer Photodetectors by Molecular Engineering 2015

    Luozheng Zhang, Tingbin Yang, Liang Shen, Yanjun Fang, Li Dang, Nanjia Zhou, Xugang Guo, Ziruo Hong, Yang Yang, Hongbin Wu, * Jinsong Huang, *and Yongye Liang. Advanced Materials  2015. 27(41): 6496-6503.

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    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201502267/full

  • 15

    Facile Synthesis of Nickel–Iron/Nanocarbon Hybrids as Advanced Electrocatalysts for Efficient Water Splitting 2015

    Xing Zhang, Haomin Xu, Xiaoxiao Li, Yanyan Li, Tingbin Yang, and Yongye Liang*. ACS Catal. 2016,6,580588.

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    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acscatal.5b02291

  • 16

    Traumatic Brain Injury Imaging in the Second Near-Infrared Window with a Molecular Fluorophore 2016

    Xiao-Dong Zhang, Huasen Wang, Alexander L. Antaris, Lulin Li, Shuo Diao, Rui Ma, Andy Nguyen, Guosong Hong, Zhuoran Ma, Joy Wang, Shoujun Zhu, Joseph M. Castellano, Tony Wyss-Coray, Yongye Liang,* Jian Luo,* and Hongjie Dai*.Advanced Materials 2016,28(32): 6872-6879.

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  • 17

    Molecular Engineering on Conjugated Side Chain for Polymer Solar Cells with Improved Efficiency and Accessibility 2016

    Wei Huang, Meilin Li, Luozheng Zhang, Tingbin Yang*, Zhi Zhang, Hao Zeng, Xing Zhang, Li Dang, and Yongye Liang*. Chemistry of Materials.2016.7.31

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    http://pubsdc3.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02381


  • 18

    Visible to Near-Infrared Fluorescence Enhanced Cellular Imaging on Plasmonic Gold Chips 2017

    Byumseok Koh,Xiaoyang Li,Bo Zhang,Bing Yuan,Yi Lin,Alexander L. Antaris,Hao Wan,Ming Gong,Jiang Yang,Xiaodong Zhang,Yongye Liang,Hongjie Dai. Small 2016.12(457-465)

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    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smll.201502182/epdf  


  • 19

    Rational Design of Molecular Fluorophores for Biological Imaging in the NIR-II Window 2017

    Qinglai Yang,Zhuoran Ma,Huasen Wang,Bin Zhou,Shoujun Zhu,Yeteng Zhong,Junying Wang,Hao Wan,Alexander Antaris,Rui Ma,Xiao Zhang,Jingyi Yang,Xiaodong Zhang,Haitao Sun,Weiqiang Liu,Yongye Liang,Hongjie Dai. Advanced materials  2017 1605497

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    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201605497/epdf  


  • 20

    Highly Selective and Active CO2 Reduction Electrocatalysts Based on Cobalt Phthalocyanine/Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Structures 2017

    Xing Zhang,Zishan Wu,Xiao Zhang,Liewu Li,Yanyan Li,Haomin Xu,Xiaoxiao Li,Xiaolu Yu,Zisheng Zhang,Yongye Liang a, Hailiang Wang . Nature Communications 8, 14675 (2017)

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    http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14675


  • 21

    Iron-Doped Cobalt Monophosphide Nanosheet/Carbon Nanotube Hybrids as Active and Stable Electrocatalysts for Water Splitting 2017

    Xing Zhang,* Xiao Zhang, Haomin Xu, Zishan Wu, Hailiang Wang, and Yongye Liang*


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    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.201606635/epdf

  • 1

    Semiconducting thiophene derivative polymers for photovoltaic applications 2011

    WO 2010008672, EP 2307483, CN 102149750, US 20110124822, IN 2011CN01034. Luping Yu; Yongye Liang


  • 2

    Semiconducting polymers 2013

    PCT/US2013/024337, Luping Yu; Yongye Liang; Feng He.

  • 3

    EDOT functionalized conjugated polymer and photodetector containing the same 2016

  • 4

    Bifunctional electrocatalysts for water splitting and preparation method thereof 2015

    PCT/CN2015/096020, Yongye Liang, Xing Zhang.  

  • 5

    Molecular fluorophores and preparation method thereof and use for short wavelength infrared imaging 2016

    PCT/CN2016/081265, Yongye Liang, Huasen Wang, Qinglai Yang, Meijie Tang, Sun Zhao.

  • 6

    Donor-acceptor polymer with 4-alkoxyl thiophene as conjugated side chain and composition having the same 2016

    PCT/CN2016/090325, Yongye Liang, Tingbin Yang, Wei Huang, Fengyuan Lin, Zhi Zhang. 

Engineer

Tingbin Yang

检测中心-工程师

Post-doctoral

Hao Wan

博士后

Fengyuan Lin

材料系-博士后

Laboratory Technician

Xing Zhang

电化学

Xiaoxiao Li

电化学

Wei Huang

材料系-实验员

Research Assistant

Haomin Xu

材料系-科研教学助理

Qiuhui Yi

材料系-科研教学助理

Meilin Li

科研教学助理

Rui Ma

材料系-科研教学助理

访问学者

Qinglai Yang

材料系-访问学者

Visit students

Yongpeng Chen

访问学生

Undergraduate

Xiaolu Yu

材料系-本科生

Zhi Zhang

材料系-本科生

Xiao Zhang

材料系-本科生

Junxian Bai

材料系-本科生

Developing of advanced materials for energy, electronics and biotechnology through the combination of chemical design and synthesis with device studies.

1) Photovoltaic material: New composite  material for solar cells;

2) Power conversion and storage systems; 

3) fluorescent probe. 


1.