Department of Industrial Catalysis

2006 ~ 2010  PhD of Physical ChemistryDepartment of ChemistryJilin University
2002 ~ 2006  Bachelor of ChemistryDepartment of Chemistry & Chemical EngineeringHarbin Normal UniversityDalian University of Technology
Profession Employment:
2013 ~ now
Lecturer, Associate Professor
College of Chemical Engineering
China University of Petroleum-Beijing
2012 ~ 2013
Assistant Researcher
State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation
Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics
2011 ~ 2012
Visiting Scholar
Northern Illinois University & Argonne National Lab
Research Interests:
1.       Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel microporous and mesoporous nano-materials for catalyst supports, of hybrid organic-inorganic materials for ion adsorbents, luminescent materials or catalysts, especially of heterogeneous and homogeneous organometallic catalysts for industrial olefin epoxidations.
2.       Metal-based mesoporous nanocatalyst design and the application in biomass conversion, including cellulose and biomass platform molecule conversion.
3.       Hierarchically functionalized carbon design and their application in wastewater treatment.
4.       Multifunctional nanoreactor design and catalytic applications.
5.       Characterization of active sites by synchrotron radiation techniques, including X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS), high-energy X-ray diffraction (HE-XRD), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), etc.
1.       Highly efficient Ru-Ni based mesoporous carbons design and the catalytic performances in hydrogenation reactions. The National Natural Science Foundation of China, Project director, 21303229, 2014.1-2016.12
2.       Highly efficient Ru based mesoporous carbons design and the catalytic performances in biomass conversion. Science Foundation of China University of Petroleum, 2013, Project director, 2462013YJRC018, 2013.9-2016.8
3.       Hierarchically porous silica-metal organic composite catalyst design and the catalytic performances in cross-coupling reactions. The Natural Science Foundation of Beijing, Project director, 2152025, 2015.1-2017.12
4.       In situ XRD study of phase transformation mechanism in the duration of carbonization of Zn90Ni10MOF-5, Principal Investigator, 13SRBL14B14717, 2013.10-2015.10. (2014-1)
5.       XAFS study of structures of directly immobilized Cu(II) and VO(IV) Schiff base species, APS, Principal Investigator, GUP28010, 2012.03-2014.03. (2012-2)
6.       XAFS study of the structures of supported Ni(II) and Ru(III) complexes of 8-quinolinol APS, Principal Investigator, GUP31195, 2012.06-2014.06. (2012-3)
7.       Metal-support interaction between single Ru atoms and nitrogen-doped porous carbons studied by XAFS, APS, Principal Investigator, GUP40182, 2014.08-2016.06. (2014-4)
8.       XAFS study of templated and randomly grafted Mo(VI) and W(VI) complexes supported on SBA-15, Principal Investigator, GUP38906, 2014.08-2016.06. (2014-4)
Professional Societies:
2012-now  Member of Chinese Chemical Society
Professional Services:As a reviewer for 12 journals
Referee forACS Nano, Applied Catalysis A: General, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Catalysis Communications, Catalysis Today, Tetrahedron, Materials Physical Chemistry, Journal of solid State Chemistry, etc.
1.       Ying Yang, Guang Gao, Xin Zhang, Fuwei Li, “Facile fabrication of composition-tuned Ru-Ni bimetallics in ordered mesoporous carbon for levulinic acid hydrogenation.”ACS Catal. 4, 1419-1425,2014.
2.       Ying Yang,Ying Zhang, Chengjun Sun,Xinsong Li,Wen Zhang,Xiaohui Ma,Yang Ren,Xin Zhang, “Heterobimetallic metal-organic framework as precursor to prepare nickel/nanoporous carbon composite catalyst for 4-nitrophenol reduction”, ChemCatChem 6, 3084-3090, 2014.
4.       Ying Yang, Chengjun Sun,Yang Ren, Shijie Hao, Daqiang Jiang, “New route toward building active ruthenium nanoparticles on ordered mesoporous carbons with extremely high stability”.Sci. reps, 4: 4540, 2014. DOI: 10.1038/srep04540.
5.       Ying Yang, Yang Ren, Chengjun Sun, Shijie Hao, “Facile route fabrication of nickel based mesoporous carbons with high catalytic performance towards 4-nitrophenol reduction”, Green Chem. 16, 2273-2280, 2014.
6.       Ying Yang, Soma Nmi Chattopadhyay, Yang Ren, Sungsik Lee, Qiubin Kan, “Covalent heterogenization of discrete bis(8-quinolinolato)dioxomolybdenum(VI) and dioxotungsten(VI) complexes by a metal-template/metal-exchange method: Cyclooctene epoxidation catalysts with enhanced performances”, J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. 392, 134-142, 2014.
14.    Ying Yang, Jingqi Guan, Pengpeng Qiu, Qiubin Kan, “Enhanced catalytic performances by surface silylation of Cu(II) Schiff base-containing SBA-15 in epoxidation of styrene with H2O2”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 256, 3346-3351, 2010.
15.    Ying Yang, Jingqi Guan, Pengpeng Qiu, Qiubin Kan, “Synthesis, characterization and catalytic properties of heterogeneous iron(III) tetradentate Schiff base complexes for the aerobic epoxidation of styrene”, Transition Met. Chem. 35, 263-270, 2010.
16.    Ying Yang, Shijie Hao, Pengpeng Qiu, Fanpeng Shang, Wenli Ding, Qiubin Kan, “A novel copper(II) complex bearing salicylaldimine immobilized on SBA-15 and its catalytic performances in styrene oxidation by hydrogen peroxide”, Reac. Kinet. Mech. Cat. 100, 363-375, 2010.
17.    Zhenguo Guo, Xin Zhang, Hui Sun, Xiaoping Dai, Ying Yang, Xinsong Li, Ting Meng, “Novel honeycomb nanosphere Au@Pt nanostructure as a high performance electrocatalyst in methanol and formic acid oxidation reaction”. Electrochimica Acta 134, 411-417, 2014.
18.    Xiling Xu, Xin Zhang, Hui Sun, Ying Yang, Xiaoping Dai, Jinsen Gao, Xueyong Li, Neng-Fei Yu, Shi-Gang Sun. “Synthesis of Pt-Ni alloy nanocrystals with high-index facets and enhanced catalytic performance: from self-assembly to crystal growth control”. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014 (online)
22.    Fanpeng Shang, Jianrui Sun, Shujie Wu, Ying Yang, Qiubin Kan, Jingqi Guan, “Direct synthesis of acid-base bifunctional mesoporous MCM-41 silica and its catalytic reactivity in deacetalization-knoevenagel reactions”, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 134, 44-50, 2010.
23.    Jingqi Guan, Zhuqian Wang, Chen Xu, Ying Yang, Bo Liu, Xiaofang Yu, Qiubin Kan, “Partial oxidation of isobutane over vanadium phosphorus oxides”, Catal. Lett. 128, 356-362, 2009.
24.    Jingqi Guan, Hongsu Wang, Ying Yang, Bo Liu, Xiaofang Yu, Yuanyuan Ma, Qiubin Kan, “Effect of pH on the catalytic properties of Mo-V-Te-P-O catalysts for selective oxidation of isobutane”, Catal. Lett. 131, 512-516, 2009.
25.    Ke Song, Jingqi Guan, Shujie Wu, Ying Yang, Bo Liu, Qiubin Kan, “Alkylation of phenol with tert-butanol catalyzed by mesoporous material with enhanced acidity synthesized from zeolite MCM-22”, Catal. Lett. 126, 333-340, 2008.
26.    Jingqi Guan, Cheng Xu, Zhuqian Wang, Ying Yang, Bo Liu, Fanpeng Shang, Yanqiu Shao, Qiubin Kan, “Selective oxidation of isobutane and isobutene to methacrolein over Te–Mo mixed oxide catalysts”, Catal. Lett. 124, 428-433, 2008.
27.    Jingqi Guan, Chen Xu, Bo Liu, Ying Yang, Yanyan Ma, Qiubin Kan, “Partial oxidation of isobutane over hyydrothermally synthesized Mo-V-Te-O mixed oxide catalysts”, Catal. Lett. 126, 301-307, 2008.
28.    Jingqi Guan, Ying Yang, Bo Liu, Yuanyuan Ma, Xiaofang Yu, Jing Liu, Qiubin Kan, “Oxidation of isobutene over hydrothermally synthesized Mo-V-Te-Nb-O mixed oxide catalysis”, React. Kinet. Catal. Lett. 95(2), 313-320, 2008.
29.    Jingqi Guan, Shujie Wu, Yanqiu Shao, Haiyan Xu, Ying Yang, Ling Xu, Kaiji Zhen, Qiubin Kan, “Selective oxidation of isobutane and isobutene over Mo-Te mixed oxide catalysts”, Polish J. Chem. 82, 1571-1583, 2008.