系友杨宏获颁为“Richard C. Alkire Professor”

 

Professor Hong Yang named Richard C. Alkire Professor in Chemical Engineering

 

February 19th, 2015

 

Professor Hong Yang has been named the inaugural Richard C. Alkire Professor in Chemical Engineering effective spring 2015.

 

 

Professor Hong Yang

 

The Richard C. Alkire Professorship was established in honor of Professor Alkire, who joined the Department in 1969 and has had a long and distinguished career at Illinois. Alkire, a member of the National Academy of Engineering since 1988, holds the rank of Charles and Dorothy Prizer Chair Emeritus. He continues to be very active in the Department and the academic community today, well beyond his official retirement in 2008. The endowment for the Alkire Professorship was provided anonymously.

 

Yang  said he is honored and humbled to be named as the Richard C. Alkire Professor of Chemical Engineering.

 

"The excellence of Dr. Alkire’s life-long research at Illinois speaks volumes, which will be the guide and inspiration for me to carry on with my own," he said. "I am also very grateful to the anonymous donor whose generosity makes this professorship possible.”

 

Professor Yang, received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Tsinghua University, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Toronto. After a postdoc at Harvard, he was on the faculty at the University of Rochester until 2011. In 2012 he joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois.

 

The Alkire Professorship recognizes Yang’s outstanding scholarship in the field of nanotechnology, particularly in innovation in the synthesis of nanomaterials of well-defined structure and composition. Yang is a world leader in the synthesis of bi- and multi-metallic Pt-based nanostructures, which are heavily being researched for a range of catalytic applications including fuel cells.

 

An investiture will be held later this year.

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Resume:

 

Hong Yang

Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Affiliate, Department of Chemistry

Affiliate, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)

Section Editor on Nanotechnology, Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering

 

 

Education

       NSERC Postdoc Fellow, Harvard University (with Prof. G. M. Whitesides), 1998-2001

       Ph.D., University of Toronto (with Prof. G. A. Ozin), 1998

       M.Sc., University of Victoria, 1994

       B.Sc., Tsinghua University, 1989

 

 

Experience

       University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Full Professor, 2012-

       University of Rochester, Department of of Chemical Engineering, Assistant (2001-2006), Associate (2006-2011), and Full Professor (2011)

       University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Scientist (2002-2011)

 

 

Honors and Awards

       SKIPER Global Vision Lecturership, IPE, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2015

       Editorial Advisory Board Member, Science China Materials (Springer), 2014

       Editorial Board Member, ChemNanoMat (VCH-Wiley), 2014

       Alumni Commencement Speaker, Chemistry, Tsinghua University, 2014

       Most Cited Article in Nano Today published between 2009-2014, access to the journal website in 2014

       Guest Editor, ChemSusChem, 2013

       Guest Editor, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2013

       TDF Inaugural Award, University of Rochester, 2011

       Visiting Tengfei Professorship, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2010-2012

       Editorial Advisory Board Member, Nano Today, 2009-

       Guest Editor, Advanced Materials, 2007

       NSF CAREER Award, 2005

       NSERC Doctoral Prize, 1999

       NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 1998-2000

       Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 1997-1998

       Ontario Graduate Scholarship,1996-1997

       Open Doctorial Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1995-1996

       Connaught Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1994-1995

 

 

Career Development Activity and Service

       Symposium (co-)organizer:

   Continuing Symposia Co-Chair, American Chemical Society, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Symposia Q. Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Materials, (2009-).

   Fuel Cell, International Conference on Innovative Electrochemical Energy Materials and Technologies (EEMT2015), 2015

   Synthesis and Architecture of Nanomaterials, ICMAT, Singapore, 2015

   2014 International Symposium on Electrochemical Energy, Shanghai, China, 2014

   Material Design for Energy Storage and Conversion, 15th Asian Chemistry Congress meeting, Singapore, 2013

   7th Sino-US Nano Workshop, Xiamen, China, 2012

   Symposium on Nanotechnology: Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Noble Metal Nanostructures, Materials Science & Technology 2011 Conference and Exhibition (MS&T'11), Columbus, Ohio, 2011

   Symposium on Nanoparticle and Nanostructured Materials for Energy Applications, ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2011

   Symposium on Nanocrystalline Materials as Precursors for Complex Multifunctional Structures through Chemical Transformations and Self Assembly, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, 2009.

   Nanoscale Synthesis, The 82nd ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Raleigh, NC, 2008.

   Symposium on Ionic Liquids in the Materials Synthesis and Application, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, 2008.

   Self-Assembly to Patterning, 232nd American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, 2006.

   Multifunctional Nanomaterials and Nanostructures, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, San Francisco, 2005.

       Conference session (co-)chair:

   9th Sino-US Nano Forum, Tianjin, July, 2014

   2014 International Symposium on Electrochemical Energy, Shanghai, July, 2014

   5th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, Shanghai, September, 2013

   China Nano 2013, Beijing, September, 2013

   15th Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore, August, 2013

   8th Sino-US Nano Forum, Hangzhou, China, June, 2013

   245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, April 2013

   7th Sino-US Nano Workshop, Xiamen, June 2012

   243th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 2011

   MS&T'11 Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 2011

   Particle 2010, Orlando, FL, May 2010

   MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2010

   AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, November, 2009

   4th Sino-US Nano Meeting, July, 2009

   MRS Sprign Meeting, April 2009

   82th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2008

   MRS Spring Meeting, March 2008

   80th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 2006

   Particle 2006, May 2006

   MRS Spring Meeting, April 2005

   Particle 2004, March, 2004

   MRS Fall Meeting, November 2003

   MRS Spring Meeting, April 2003

       Panelist and grant proposal reviewer: National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Army Resarch Office (ARO), US Deaprtment of State, Research Corporation, etc.

       Journal reviewer (from over sixty journals): Science, Nature Communications, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nano Letters, Journal of Physical Chemistry B and C, ACS Catalysis, ACS Nano, Langmuir, Chemistry of Materials, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial and Chemical Engineering Research, Acc. Chem. Res., Nano Today, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Small, Chemistry-A European Journal, ChemPhysChem, Chemical Physics Letters, Chem Commun, JMC, Nanotechnology, Appl. Phys. Lett., Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, etc.

 

 

Professional Affiliation

       Materials Research Society (MRS),1998-present.

       American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1998-present.

       American Chemical Society (ACS), 1999-present.

       American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE), 2002-present.