EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Dr. Shangfeng Yang received his Ph. D. from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2003. He then joined Leibniz-Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow (2004-2005) and a Guest Scientist (2005-2007). In Dec. 2007 he joined University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as a full professor of Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale & Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and has been appointed as Department Head since Oct. 2014. In Oct. 2015 he was appointed as the Deputy Director of CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion. His current research interests include the synthesis and characterization of novel nanocarbons (mainly endohedral fullerenes) as well as their applications in organic/perovskite solar cells.
Dr. Yang published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in journals including Chem. Rev., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., which received more than 2500 citations, edited one monograph entitled "Endohedral Fullerenes: From Fundamentals to Applications’’ (World Scientific Publishing Co.), and contributed to 9 book chapters. He delivered more than 50 invited lectures in international and domestic conferences. He was awarded “Hundreds of Talents Programme” of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008 and was evaluated as "Excellent” in 2013. He was also a recipient of “Young Faculty Award” of USTC Alumni Foundation (2010) and “the 1st Anhui Provincial Hundreds of Talents” (2011).
||Nanocarbons (Fullerenes, endohedral fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphenes)|
||Fullerene-based organic solar cells|
||Perovskite solar cells|
||Fullerene-based nanoscale electronic devices|
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
||"Novel Fullerene Derivatives as Electron-Transporting Materials ofPerovskite Solar Cells”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (51572254), Principal Investigator (2016.01-2019.12)|
||"Novel Endohedral Azafullerenes: Synthesis, Isolation, Structures and Properties”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (21371164), Principal Investigator (2014.01-2017.12)|
||"Skeleton Functionalization of Fullerenes”, National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key project, 21132007), Participant (2012.01-2016.12)|
||Tao Wei, Song Wang, Xing Lu, Yuanzhi Tan, Jing Huang, Fupin Liu, Qunxiang Li, Suyuan Xie, Shangfeng Yang*, “Entrapping a Group-VB Transition Metal, Vanadium, within an Endohedral Metallofullerene: VxSc3-xN@Ih-C80 (x=1, 2)”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2016, 138, 207-214.|
||Song Wang, Shangfeng Yang*, Erhard Kemnitz*, Sergey I. Troyanov*, “New Isolated-Pentagon-Rule and Skeletally Transformed Isomers of C100 Fullerene Identified by Structure Elucidation of Chlorides”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 10.1002/anie.201511928.|
||Tao Wei, Song Wang, Fupin Liu, Yuanzhi Tan, Xianjun Zhu, Suyuan Xie, Shangfeng Yang*, “Capturing the Long-Sought Small-Bandgap Endohedral Fullerene Sc3N@C82 with Low Kinetic Stability”, J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 3119-3123.|
||Shangfeng Yang*, Song Wang, Erhard Kemnitz*, Sergey I. Troyanov*, “Chlorination of IPR C100 Fullerene Affords Unconventional C96Cl22 with Non-classical Cage Containing Three Heptagons”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 2460-2463.|
||Alexey A. Popov*, Shangfeng Yang*,Lothar Dunsch*, “Endohedral Fullerenes”,Chem. Rev. 2013, 113, 5989-6113 (invited review).|