|Academic Profile |
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Assoc Prof Yang Yanhui
Division of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6316 8940
- PhD Yale University 2005
- MS Yale University 2001
- MS Tsinghua University 2001
- BE Tsinghua University 1998
|Dr. Yang received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering from Yale University in 1998 and 2005, respectively. His doctoral advisor is Prof. Gary L. Haller. Dr. Yang joined School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as an assistant professor in August 2005 right after He graduated from Yale. Dr. Yang’s primary research area is heterogeneous catalysis over metals and metal oxides. In particular, Dr. Yang is interested in understanding the fundamental catalytic concepts and phenomena using well-defined model catalyst and chemically probed reactions. The model reactions in his laboratory include aerobic oxidation of alcohols, selective hydrogenation of aldehyde, epoxidation using air, CO2 utilization (dry reforming and CO2 methanation), and SWCNT production. Along with Dr. Yang’s main research interests, he also employs the high surface area materials for various applications, e.g., protein separation, UPLC separation, enantioselective drug adsorption and release.|
|Heterogeneous catalysis on metals and metal oxides.|
- Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2015-) [by Nanyang Technological University]
- Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2013-)
- Johnson Matthey PLC (2014-)
- NRF CREATE (2014-)
- NRF CREATE (2014-) [by Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research in Energy Efficiency in Singapore (CARES)]
- Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technolgy (C4T) - Carbon Abatement in the Petroleum Refining Industry: A Control and Optimisation Research Network (CAPRICON) (IRP3.2)
- Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technolgy (C4T) - Multi-Scale Studies of Catalytic and Adsorption Technologies (MUSCAT) (IRP1.1)
- Catalytic conversion of cellulose, biomass derived platform chemicals towards a more environmentally sustainable energy and chemical economy
- Development of Green and Recyclable Supported Metal nanoparticles-Based Catalysts for Oxidation Reactions of Biomass-derived Alcohols
- Facet-Controllable Ultra-Thin Metal Nanostructures towards Efficient Catalysis
- HYDROGENOLYSIS OF BIOMASS USING PGM CATALYSTS
- IRP 1.1 Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T)
- IRP 3.2 Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (C4T)
- Next Generation Fuels: Upgrading of Biomass-derived Pyrolysis Oil
- He C, Zhao J, Yang YH, Wang JY. (2016). Multiscale characteristics dynamics of hydrochar from hydrothermal conversion of sewage sludge under sub- and near-critical water. Bioresource Technology, 211, 486-493.
- Zhao J, Zhou C M, He C, Dai Y H, Jia X L, Yang Y H. (2015). Efficient dehydration of fructose to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural over sulfonated carbon sphere solid acid catalysts. Catalysis Today, 264, 123-130.
- Amaniampong P. N.; Trinh Q. T.; Wang B.; Borgna A.; Yang Y.; Mushrif S. H. (2015). Biomass Oxidation: Formyl C–H Bond Activation by the Surface Lattice Oxygen of Regenerative Cuo Nanoleaves. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54(31), 8928–8933.
- Chao He, Ke Wang, Apostolos Giannis, Yanhui Yang, Jing-Yuan Wang. (2015). Products evolution during hydrothermal conversion of dewatered sewage sludge in sub- and near-critical water: Effects of reaction conditions and calcium oxide additive. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(17), 5776–5787.
- He C., Chen C.-L., Giannis A., Yang Y., Wang J.-Y. (2014). Hydrothermal gasification of sewage sludge and model compounds for renewable hydrogen recovery: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 39, 1127 – 1142.