At present, he is mainly engaged in the research of energy catalysis, including biomass conversion and electrocatalysis, synchrotron radiation X-ray absorption spectroscopy technology, etc., involving the design, preparation and structure-activity relationship of metal nanocrystals, single atoms and stress-regulated catalytic materials
 Ying Yang, Sungsik Lee, Baijun Liu, Feng Yang, Biao Zhou, Shijie Hao, N-promoted Ru1/Fe3O4 encapsulated in hollow, radially oriented periodic mesoporous organosilica spheres as highly active and stable catalysts for aqueous phase levulinic acid hydrogenation. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2021, 581, 167-176.
 Ying Yang, Shijie Hao,Na Zhang, Mesoporous g-C3N4/C/S-g-C3N4 heterostructural nanotube: synthesis and photocatalysis, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2021, 314, 110891.
 Ying Yang, Dehong Zeng, Wei Li, Lin Gu, Baijun Liu, Stable yolk-structured catalysts towards levulinic acid hydrogenation within a single Ru@RuO2 nanoparticle anchored inside the mesoporous shell of hollow carbon spheres, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2020, 576, 394-403.
 Ying Yang, Dehong Zeng, Senjie Yang, Lin Gu, Baijun Liu, Shijie Hao, Nickel cobaltite nanosheets coated on metal-organic framework-derived mesoporous carbon nanofibers for high-performance pseudocapacitors, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, 534, 312-321. IF = 8.128
 Ying Yang, Dehong Zeng, Shuai Shao, Shijie Hao, Gangli Zhu, Baijun Liu, Construction of core-shell mesoporous carbon nanofiber@nickel cobaltite nanostructures as highly efficient catalysts towards 4-nitrophenol reduction, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2019, 538, 377-386
 Ying Yang, Lin Gu, Shangwei Guo, Shuai Shao, Zelin Li, Yuhang Sun, Shijie Hao*,N-doped mesoporous carbons: from synthesis to applications as metal-free reduction catalysts and energy storage materials, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2019, 7, 761.
 Ying Yang, Dehong Zeng, Lin Gu, Baijun Liu, Fangmin Guo, Yang Ren, Shijie Hao, Support-induced morphology and content tailored NiCo2O4 nanostructures on temperature-dependent carbon nanofibers with enhanced pseudocapacitive performance, Electrochimica Acta, 2018, 286, 1-13. IF = 6.901
 Ying Yang, Feng Yang, Dehong Zeng, Zulin Huang, Jiping Zhang, Shijie Hao, Xiangguang Kong, Zongbo Zhang, Baijun Liu, Surfactant-free synthesis of hollow mesoporous carbon spheres and their encapsulated Au derivatives using biopolymeric chitosan, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018, 531, 291-299.
 Ying Yang, Harui Zhao, Hongfei Yang, Ping Qiu, Biao Zhou, Na Zhang, In situ fabrication of reduced graphene oxide/mesoporous g-C3N4 nanosheets with excellent visible light activity, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2018, 6, 890-897.