Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry   Research Group

Feng Yang received his B.S. degree from Shandong University in 2011 and Ph.D. degree in chemistry under Prof. Yan Li at Peking University in 2017. He worked as a visiting Ph.D student in Prof. Shigeo Maruyama's group at The University of Tokyo in 2016. He subsequently held the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents Fellowship and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Yan Li's group until October 2019. Then he joined the faculty of Southern University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor (PI).

His interests mainly include the chirality controlled growth of carbon nanotubes and mechanism, catalyst design, in-situ environmental TEM and XAFS study on nanocrystals and growth process of nanomaterials. These work have been published on Nature, Chem. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc.(3), Chem. Sci., ACS Nano, CCS Chem. The work published in Nature was selected by ACS Chemical&EngineeringNews as "Top 10 Chemistry Research of 2014”. He has received awards including Top 10 Innovation Award for National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents Fellowship (2020), Iijima Award (2018), NT18-Best Young Scientist Award (2018), Honorable Mention for IUPAC Award for Young Chemists (2017), Natural Science Award of Chinese Ministry of Education, the 1st Grade (2/7) (2017). He was also invited to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany.

Personal Profile

10/2019–                 Southern University of Science and Technology     Assistant Professor, PI

04/2017–10/2019  Peking University                   Postdoctoral (Supervisor: Prof. Yan Li)

02/2016–06/2016  The University of Tokyo       Visiting Ph.D. student (Supervisor: Prof. Shigeo Maruyama)


09/2011–01/2017   Peking University                   D.Sc.(Inorganic Chemistry) (Supervisor: Prof. Yan Li)

09/2007–07/2011  Shandong University             B.Sc. (Chemistry) (Supervisor: Prof. Rui Wang)


1. Structure controlled synthesis of carbon nanotubes

2. Assembly of cluster and carbon nanotubes

3. Catalyst design and in-situ dynamic structure evolution

4. In-situ environmental TEM


Chemistry-The Central Science B

Frontier Research in Chemistry

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  1. F. Yang, X. Wang, D. Zhang, J. Yang, D. Luo, Z.-W. Xu, J. Wei, J.-Q. Wang, Z. Xu, F. Peng, X. Li, R. Li, Y.-L. Li, M. Li, X. Bai, F. Ding, Y. Li*. Chirality-specific growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes on solid alloy catalysts. Nature 2014, 510, 522. (ESI 1% Top Citation)
  2. X. Yang, T. Liu, R. Li, X. Yang, M. Lyu, L. Fang, L. Zhang, L. Zhang, A. Zhu, K. Wang, C. Qiu, Y. Z. Zhang, X. Wang*, L.-M. Peng, F. Yang*, Y. Li*. Host-Guest Molecular Interaction Enabled Separation of Large-Diameter Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143, 10120. (Cover)
  3. X. Yang#, X. Zhao#, T. Liu#F. Yang*. Precise Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and One-Dimensional Hybrids from Templates. Chinese Journal of Chemistry 2021, 39, 1726.
  4. F. Yang#, H. Zhao#, W. Wang#, L. Wang, L. Zhang, T. Liu, J. Sheng, S. Zhu, D. He, L. Lin, J. He*, R. Wang*, Y. Li*. Atomic Origins of Strong Metal-Support Interaction in Silica Supported Catalysts, Chemical Science 2021, 12, 12651.
  5. F. Yang#, H. Zhao#, W. Wang, Q. Liu, X. Liu, Y. Hu, X. Zhang, S. Zhu, D. He, Y. Xu, J. He, R. Wang*, Y. Li*. Carbon-Involved Near-Surface Evolution of Cobalt Nanocatalyst during Reaction: An in-situ Study. CCS Chemistry 2021, 3, 154.
  6. S. Zhang#, J. Pang#*, Q. Cheng#F. Yang#, Y. Chen, Y. Liu, Y. Li, T. Gemming, X. Liu, B. Ibarlucea, J. Yang, H. Liu*, W. Zhou, G. Cuniberti*, M. H. Rümmeli*. High performance electronics and optoelectronics of monolayer tungsten diselenide full film from pre-seeding strategy. InfoMat 2021, DOI: 10.1002/inf2.12259.
  7. F. Yang, M. Wang, D. Zhang, J. Yang, M. Zheng*, Y. Li*. Chirality Pure Carbon Nanotubes: Growth, Sorting and Characterization. Chemical Reviews 2020, 120, 2693. (CoverESI 1% Top Citation)
  8. X. Zhang#F. Yang#, D. Tian, H. Zhao, R. Wang*, W. Lau*. Atomic Scale Evolution of Graphitic Shells Growth via Pyrolysis of Cobalt Phthalocyanine, Advanced Materials Interfaces 2020, 7, 2001112. (Cover)
  9. F. Yang, H. Zhao, X. Wang, X. Liu, Q. Liu, X. Liu, C. Jin, R. Wang, and Y. Li*. Atomic Scale Stability of Tungsten-Cobalt Intermetallic Nanocrystals in Reactive Environment at High Temperature. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 5871.
  10. F. Yang, X. Wang, J. Si, X. Zhao, K. Qi, C. Jin, Z. Zhang, M. Li, D. Zhang, J. Yang, Z.-Y. Zhang, Z. Xu, L.-P. Peng, X. Bai, Y. Li*. Water-assisted preparation of high-purity semiconducting (14,4) carbon nanotubes, ACS Nano 2017, 11, 186.
  11. M. Li#, X. Liu#, X. Zhao#F. Yang*, X. Wang, Y. Li*. Metallic Catalysts for Structure-Controlled Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Topics in Current Chemistry 2017, 375, 29.
  12. F. Yang, X. Wang, M. Li, X. Liu, X. Zhao, D. Zhang, Y. Zhang, J. Yang, Y. Li*. Templated synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes with specific structure, Accounts of Chemical Research 2016, 49, 606.
  13. F. Yang, X. Wang, D. Zhang, K. Qi, J. Yang, Z. Xu, M. Li, X. Zhao, X. Bai, Y. Li*. Growing zigzag (16,0) carbon nanotubes with structure-defined catalysts. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2015, 137, 8688.

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  • Congratulations to Xusheng Yang for receiving Excellent Poster Award in the Functional Materials Society Meeting 2021!

  • Our first paper was accepted by JACS as a Front Cover Article! Congratulations to Xusheng Yang!

  • Congratulations to Xusheng Yang for receiving Excellent Poster Award in the 32nd Annual Meeting of Chinese Chemical Society!


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