Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Yan Qingyu

Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering

Prof Yan Qingyu

Dr. Yan obtained his BA from Materials Science and Engineering Department of Nanjing University, China, in 1999. He finished his Phd from Materials Science and Engineering Department of State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2004. After that, He joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a postdoctoral research associate until joining Nanyang Technological University in 2007.
Research Interests
(1) semiconductor nanocrystals
(2) magnetic nanoparticle assembly
(3) thermoelectric materials
Current Projects
  • Advanced Repair and Materials (IAF-ICP)
  • Advanced Repair and Materials (NTU)
  • Advanced Repair and Materials (RR)
  • Advanced materials for high performance lithium ion batteries for marine applications
  • Aligned nanorods based composite films by PVD deposition for high ZT thermoelectric module applications
  • Composite nanocrystals for enhanced thermoelectric energy conversion
  • Conducting Polymer Based Hybrid Composites as High Performance Thermoelectric Materials
  • Engineering Hetero-nanojunctions for Energy Conversion
  • FET Catalytic Devices for Efficient Hydrogen Production
  • From Oriented 2D Structures to Pellets for Advanced Thermoelectric Applications
  • Integration of Thermoelectric Modules into Ship-Board Equipments to improve the Fuel Efficiency and Reduce CO2 Emission
  • Integration of thermoelectric modules into heat exchanger of ship/marine engine to improve the fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emission
  • Metallic Nanoparticles Enabled Low Temperature Processes for Interconnections in Flexible Electronics and 3D Electronics Packaging
  • Nano-manipulated interface for advanced catalytic energy storage
  • New self Li+/Na+ conducting solvent free polymer electrolyte
  • Photochemistry enabled highly efficient Li-O cells
  • Preparation process for patterned thermoelectric nanostructures (under Patterned Thermoelectric Nanostructures Project)
  • Probing Na ion diffusion behaviour in Na-ion cells
  • Prog: Electromobility in Megacities, RP1: Electro Chemistry & New Materials (Co-PI: Yan Qingyu Alex)
  • Roll to roll manufacturing of printed electronics : Printed Battery
  • Sub-Project 1 - Preparation Process for Patterned TE Nanostructures
  • Sustainable Hybrid Lighting System for Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • Ultrafast Charging, Long Life and Cost-effective Lithium Ion Batteries for Stationary Energy Storage
  • Ultrathin 2D olivine sheets for ultrafast Li ion diffusion
  • Using Vanadium Redox Battery for Cargo Handling Equipment in Port Terminals
  • Waste Energy Harvesting for Sustainable Earth
  • Waste Heat Recovery
Selected Publications
  • Tan, Li Ping; Lu, Ziyang; Tan, Hui Teng; Zhu, Jixin; Rui, Xianhong; Yan, Qingyu; Hng, Huey Hoon. (2012). Germanium nanowires-based carbon composite as anodes for lithium-ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 206, 253.
  • Chen Xu, Yi Zeng, Xianhong Rui, Ni Xiao, Jixin Zhu, Wenyu Zhang, Jing Chen, Weiling Liu, Huiteng Tan, Huey Hoon Hng, and Qingyu Yan. (2012). Controlled Soft-Template Synthesis of Ultra-thin C@FeS Nanosheets with High Li Storage Performance. ACS Nano, .
  • Fan Shufen, Sun Ting, Rui Xianhong, Yan Qingyu, Hng huey Hoon. (2012). Cooperative enhancement of capacities in nanostructured SnSb/carbon nanotube network nanocomposite as anode for lithium ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 201, 288-293.
  • Sun T, Hng HH, Yan QY, Ma J. (2012). Effect of Ag-doping on crystal structure and high temperature thermoelectric properties of c-axis oriented Ca3Co4O9 thin films by pulsed laser deposition.. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 511, 133-138.
  • Xiaojun Zhang, Ziyang Lu, Daohao Sim, Shuzhou Li, Yuhua Feng, Jan Ma, Hongyu Chen, Freddy Boey, Huey Hoon Hng, Qingyu Yan. (2012). Controlled Synthesis of Ag/Ag/Carbon Hybrid Nanostructures and Their Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Properties. Chemistry - A European Journal, 17, 13386.

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