Advanced materials and devices for energy conversion and storage; magnesium and sodium batteries; organic and polymeric batteries; aqueous batteries for grid storage; solid state electrolytes and all-solid-state-batteries; computational modeling of battery microstructures.
I am an author of >100 technical journal papers in top journals such as Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, JACS, Nano Energy, etc. See http://yaoyangroup.com/publications for the updated list.
Yanliang Liang, Yan Jing, Saman Gheytani, Kuan-Yi Lee, Ping Liu, Antonio Facchetti**, Yan Yao**, Universal quinone electrodes for long cycle life aqueous rechargeable batteries, Nature Materials 2017, DOI: 10.1038/nmat4919.
Hyun Deog Yoo, Yanliang Liang, Hui Dong, Junhao Lin, Hua Wang, Yisheng Liu, Lu Ma, Tianpin Wu, Yifei Li, Qiang Ru, Yan Jing, Qinyou An, Wu Zhou, Jinghua Guo, Jun Lu, Sokrates T. Pantelides, Xiaofeng Qian & Yan Yao**, Fast kinetics of magnesium monochloride cations in interlayer-expanded titanium disulfide for magnesium rechargeable batteries, Nature Communications 2017, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00431-9
Yanliang Liang, Zhihua Chen, Yan Jing, Yaoguang Rong, Antonio Facchetti*, and Yan Yao*, Heavily n-dopable π-conjugated redox polymers with ultrafast energy storage capability J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4956-4959.
Yanliang Liang,† Hyun Deog Yoo,† Yifei Li, Jing Shuai, Hector A. Calderon, Francisco Carlos Robles Hernandez, Lars C. Grabow, and Yan Yao* Interlayer-expanded molybdenum disulfide nanocomposites for electrochemical magnesium storage, Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 2194-2202.
Hyun Deog Yoo, Yanliang Liang, Yifei Li, and Yan Yao* High areal capacity hybrid magnesium−lithium-ion battery with 99.9% Coulombic efficiency for large-scale energy storage, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 7001-7007.
Qinyou An, Fangyu Xiong, Qiulong Wei, Jinzhi Sheng, Liang He, Dongling Ma, Yan Yao,* and Liqiang Mai*, Nanoflake-assembled hierarchical Na3V2(PO4)3/C microflowers: superior Li storage performance and insertion/extraction mechanism, Adv. Energy. Mater. 2015, 1401963.
Qinyou An, Yifei Li, Hyun Deog Yoo, Shuo Chen, Qiang Ru, Liqiang Mai*, and Yan Yao*, Graphene decorated vanadium oxide nanowire aerogel for long-cycle-life magnesium battery cathodes, Nano Energy 2015, 18, 265-272.
Saman Gheytani, Yanlaing Liang, Yan Jing, Jeff Xu, and Yan Yao*, Chromate conversion coated aluminium as light-weight and corrosion-resistant current collector for aqueous lithium-ion batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5TA07366A.
Mohammad M. Tavakoli, Kwong-Hoi Tsui, Siu-Fung Leung, Qianpeng Zhang, Jin He, Yan Yao, Dongdong Li, and Zhiyong Fan*, Fabrication of efficient planar perovskite solar cells using a one-step chemical vapor deposition method, ACS Nano 2015, 9, 10287-10295.
Yaoguang Rong, Zhongjia Tang, Yufeng Zhao, Xin Zhong, Swaminathan Venkatesan, Harrison Graham, Matthew Patton, Yan Jing, Arnold M. Guloy* and Yan Yao*, Solvent engineering towards controlled grain growth in perovskite planar heterojunction solar cells Nanoscale 2015, 7, 10595-10599.
Yifei Li, Yanliang Liang, Francisco C. Robles Hernandez, Hyun Deog Yoo, Qinyou An, Yan Yao*, Enhancing sodium-ion battery performance with interlayer-expanded MoS2–PEO nanocomposites Nano Energy 2015, 15, 453-461.
Jingjing Fan, Yifei Li, Hang N. Nguyen, Yan Yao* and Debora F. Rodrigues*, Toxicity of exfoliated-MoS2 and annealed exfoliated-MoS2 towards planktonic cells, biofilms, and mammalian cells in the presence of electron donor, Environmental Science: Nano 2015, 2, 370-379.
Mohammad M. Tavakoli, Leilei Gu, Yuan Gao, Claas Reckmeier, Jin He, Andrey L. Rogach, Yan Yao, Zhiyong Fan*, Fabrication of efficient planar perovskite solar cells using a one-step chemical vapor deposition method, Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 14083.
Zelang Jian, Mingbo Zheng, Yanliang Liang, Xiaoxue Zhang, Saman Gheytani, Yucheng Lan, Yi Shi, Yan Yao* Li3VO4 Anchored Graphene Nanosheets for Long-Life and High-Rate Lithium-Ion Batteries, Chem. Comm., 2015, 51, 229-231.
Dan Sun, Yifan Jiang, Haiyan Wang*, Yan Yao, Guoqing Xu, Kejian He, Suqin Liu, Yougen Tang, Younian Liu, Xiaobing Huang, Advanced aqueous rechargeable lithium battery using nanoparticulate LiTi2(PO4)3/C as a superior anode, Scientific Reports 2015, 5, 10733.
Zelang Jian, Wenze Han, Yanliang Liang, Yucheng Lan, Zheng Fang, Yongsheng Hu, Yan Yao, * Carbon-Coated RhombohedralLi3V2(PO4)3 as Novel Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries: Electrochemical Performance and Storage Mechanism, Journal of Material Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 20231-20236.
Jiabo Zeng, Fusheng Zhao, Ji Qi, Yifei Li, Chien-Hung Li, Yan Yao, T. Randall Lee, and Wei-Chuan Shih* Internal and external morphology-dependent plasmonic resonance in monolithic nanoporous gold nanoparticles, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 36682-36688.
Qingfeng Lin, Hongtao Huang, Yan Jing, Huiying Fu, Paichun Chang, Dongdong Li,* Yan Yao*, and Zhiyong Fan*, Flexible photovoltaic technologies, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2014, 2, 1233-1247.
Y. Yang, Y. Yao, G. Li, Routes toward Efficient Polymer Solar Cells, in Organic Electronics: Materials, Physics, Processing and Device Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, 319-358 (2010). Editor Franky So.