Chair Professor Department of Chemistry

Professor Yang is currently a Chair Professor of Department of Chemistry, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, awardee of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and was shortlisted for National Special Support Program for High-level Personnel. Professor Yang's current research focuses on Gas phase and surface chemical dynamics. He has published over 300 papers, 12 of which was published on Science while 1 was published on Nature. His research achievements were shortlisted for Top Ten scientific and technological progress in China. Professor Yang is now the Director of the Department of Chemistry of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Deputy to the 13th National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China and the Vice President of the 30th Administrative Committee of Chinese Chemical Society.

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Gas phase and surface chemical dynamics.


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Professor Yang's current research focuses on Gas phase and surface chemical dynamics. He has published over 300 papers, 12 of which was published on Science while 1 was published on Nature. His research achievements were shortlisted for Top Ten scientific and technological progress in China.

1. T. Yang, J. Chen, L. Huang, T. Wang, C. Xiao, Z. Sun, D. Dai, X. Yang, D. Zhang, Extremely Short-Lived Reaction Resonances in Cl + HD (V = 1)→DCl + H due to Chemical Bond Softening, Science, 347, 60-63 (2015).

2. T. Wang, J. Chen, T. Yang, C. Xiao, Z. Sun1, L. Huang, D. Dai, X. Yang, D. Zhang, Dynamical Resonances Accessible Only by Reagent Vibrational Excitation in the F + HD→HF + D Reaction, Science, 342, 1499-1502 (2013).

3. X. Yang, T. Minton, D. Zhang, Rethinking Chemical Reactions at Hyperthermal Energies, Science, 336, 1650-1651 (2012).

4. C. Xiao, X. Xu, S. Liu, T. Wang, W. Dong, T. Yang, Z. Sun, D. Dai, X. Xu, D. Zhang, X. Yang, Experimental and Theoretical Differential Cross Sections for a Four-Atom Reaction: HD+OH→H2O+D, Science, 333, 440-442 (2011).

5. W. Dong, C. Xiao, T. Wang, D. Dai, X. Yang, D. H. Zhang, Transition-State Spectroscopy of Partial Wave Resonances in the F+HD Reaction, Science, 327, 1501-1502 (2010).

6. X. Wang, W. Dong, C. Xiao, L. Che, Z. Ren, D. Dai, X. Wang, P. Casavecchia, X. Yang, B. Jiang, D. Xie, Z. Sun, S.-Y. Lee, D. H. Zhang, H.-J. Werner, M. H. Alexander, The Extent of Non-Born-Oppenheimer Coupling in the Reaction of Cl(2P) with para-H2, Science, 322, 573-576 (2008).

7. L. Che, Z. Ren, X. Wang, W. Dong, D. Dai, X. Wang, D. H. Zhang, X. Yang, L. Sheng, G. Li, H.-J. Werner, F. Lique, M. H. Alexander, Breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer Approximation in the F+o-D2→DF+D Reaction, Science, 317, 1061-1064 (2007).

8. M. Qiu, Z. Ren, L. Che, D. Dai, S. A. Harich, X. Wang, X. Yang, C. Xu, D. Xie, M. Gustafsson, R. T. Skodje, Z. Sun, D. H. Zhang, Observation of Feshbach Resonances in the F+H2→HF+H Reaction, Science, 311, 1440-1443 (2006).

9. D. Dai, C. C. Wang, S. A. Harich, X. Wang, X. Yang, S. D. Chao, R. T. Skodje, Interference of quantized transition-state pathways in the H+D2→D+HD chemical reaction, Science, 300, 1730-1734 (2003).

10. S. Harich, D. Dai, C. Wang, X. Yang, S. Chao, R. Skodje, Forward scattering due to slow-down of the intermediate in the H+HD→D+H2 reaction, Nature, 419, 281-284 (2002).

11. X. Liu, J. J. Lin, S. Harich, G. C. Schatz, X. Yang, A quantum state-resolved insertion reaction: O(1D)+H2(J=0)?OH (2, v, N) + H(2S), Science, 289, 1536-1538 (2000).

12. R. N. Dixon, D. W. Hwang, X. F. Yang, S. Harich, J. J. Lin, X. Yang, Chemical “double slits”: Dynamical interference of photodissociation pathways in water, Science, 285, 1249-1253 (1999).

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