Associate Prof. Dr. Qingfeng YAN

Tel: 86-10-62792830


 Assoc. Prof. Qingfeng YAN received his BEng and Master degrees in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He earned his PhD from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. He joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore as a research fellow in August 2003. From April 2006, he worked with the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA as a joint postdoctoral fellow. Dr Yan joined the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University in September 2008. His current research interests focus on functional synthetic crystals and materials chemistry.

Selected Publications

1  Z. Sun, H. Miao, M. Khurram, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhu, Q. Yan,* Quasi-monolayer black phosphorus advancing photocatalytic H2 evolution, Chemical Engineering Journal 2021, 10.1016/j.cej.2020.127841.

2  M. Usman, Q. Yan,* Cs4FeBiBr10 —— an example of new-type A4BB'X10 lead-free metal halide perovskite single crystal, Crystal Growth & Design 2020, 21, 579–587

3  W. Aftab, M. Khurram, J. Shi, H. Tabassum, Z. Liang, A. Usman, W. Guo, X. Huang, W. Wu, R. Yao, Q. Yan,* R. Zou,* Highly efficient solar-thermal storage coating based on phosphorene encapsulated phase change materials, Energy Storage Materials 2020, 32 199–207.

4  M. Khurram, Z. Sun, Z. Zhang, Q. Yan,* Chemical vapor transport growth of bulk black phosphorus single crystal, Inorganic Chem Frontiers 2020, 7, 2867.

5  J. Ding, Z. Lian, Y. Li, S. Wang, Q. Yan,* The role of surface defects in photoluminescence and decay dynamics of high-quality perovskite MAPbI3 single crystals, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018, 9, 4221-4226.

6  Sun Y, Liu D, li Q, Shim J, He W, Fang H, Yan Q,* Piezoelectric property of a tetragonal (Ba,Ca)(Zr,Ti)O3 single crystal with fine-domain structure, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2018, 10, 12847-12853.

7  J. Ding, Y. Liu, H. Fang, Y. Wang, Q. Li, J.-L. Sun,* Q. Yan,* Nanosecond-response speed sensor based on perovskite single crystal photodetector array, ACS Photonics 2018, 5, 3172-3178.

8  Lv Q, Lian Z, He W, Sun J-L, Li Q, Yan Q,* A universal top-down approach toward thickness-controllable perovskite single-crystalline thin films, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2018, 2018, 6, 4464-4470.

9  Zhang Z, Khurram M, Sun Z, Yan Q,* Growth of tellurium-doped black phosphorus single crystals by chemical vapor transport, Inorganic Chemistry 2018, 57, 4098-4103.

10  Lv Q, Lian Z, Li Q, Sun J-L, Yan Q,* Formic acid: an accelerator and a quality promoter for the growth of CH3NH3PbI3 single crystals, Chemical Communications 2018, 54, 1049 -1052.

11  Liu D, Li Q, Yan Q,* Electro-caloric effect in BCZT single crystal, CrystEngComm 2018, 20, 1597-1602.

12  He W, Li Q, Xi X, Yan Q,* High temperature-insensitive properties and nanodomain structures of PIN-PZ-PMN-PT relaxor single crystal, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2018, 101, 1236-1244.

13  Zhang L, Liu B, Wang J, Tao S,* Yan Q,* A general strategy to fabricate photonic crystal heterostructure with programmed photonic stopband, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 2018, 509, 318-326.

14  He W, Li Q, Sun Y, Xi X, Zhang Y, Yan Q,* Investigation of piezoelectric property and nanodomain structures for PIN-PZ-PMN-PT single crystals as a function of crystallographic orientation and temperature, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2017, 5, 245-2465.

15  He W, Jiang T, Li Q, Xi X, Yan Q,* Anisotropic domain structures of PMN-PZ-PT single crystals with high ferroelectric phase transition temperature, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 2017, 100,1724-1732.

16  Ding J, Yan Q,* Progress in organic-inorganic hybrid halide perovskite single crystal: growth techniques and applications, Science China Materials 2017, 60, 1063-1078. 

17  Zhang X, Zhang Z, Zhang S, Li D, Ma W, Ma C, Wu F, Zhao Q,* Yan Q,* Xing B,* Size effect on the cytotoxicity of layered black phosphorus and underlying mechanisms, Small 2017, 13, 1701210.

18  He W, Carpenter MA,* Lampronti GI, Li Q, Yan Q,* Local strain heterogeneity and elastic relaxation dynamics associated with relaxor behaviour of single crystal Pb(In1/2Nb1/2)O3−PbZrO3−Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3−PbTiO3 perovskite, Physics Review B 2017, 96, 144109.

19  Zhang Z, Zheng L, Khurram M, Yan Q,* Phosphorene-directed self-Assembly of asymmetric PS-b-PMMA block copolymer for perpendicularly-oriented sub-10 nm PS nanopore arrays, Nanotechnology 2017, 28, 424001.

20  Fang H, Li J, Ding J, Sun Y, Li Q, Sun J-L, Wang L, Yan Q,* An origami perovskite photodetector with spatial recognition ability, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 10921–10928.

21  Zhang L, Hörantner MT, Zhang W, Yan Q,* Snaith HJ,* Near-neutral-colored semitransparent perovskite films using a combination of colloidal self-assembly and plasma etching, Solar Energy materials and solar Cells 2017, 160, 193-202.

22  Zhang Z, Yan Q,* Hittorf's phosphorus: the missing link during transformation of red phosphorus to black phosphorus, CrystEngComm 2017, 2017, 19, 905-909.

23  Lv Q, He W, Lian Z, Ding J, Li Q, Yan Q,* Moisture instability of CH3NH3PbI3 single crystal, CrystEngComm 2017, 19, 901-904.

24  Fang H, Wang X, Li Q, Peng D, Yan Q,* Pan C,* A stretchable nanogenerator with electric/light dual-mode energy conversion, Advanced Energy Materials 2016, 6, 1600829.

25  Zheng L, Huang P, Zhang L, Guo D, Yan Q,* Facile fabrication of anisotropic colloidal particles with controlled shapes and shape dependence of their elastic properties, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2016, 33, 842-850.

26  Lian Z, Yan Q,* Gao T, Ding J, Lv Q, Ning C, Li Q, Sun J-L,* Perovskite CH3NH3PbI3(Cl) single crystals: rapid solution growth, unparalleled crystalline quality, and low trap density toward 108 cm-3, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 9409-9412.      

27  Fang H, Xu C, Ding J, Li Q, Sun J-L, Dai J-Y, Ren T-L, Yan Q,* Self-powered ultra-broadband photodetector monolithically integrated on a PMN-PT ferroelectric single crystal, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8, 32934–32939.

28  Lian Z, Yan Q,* Eu2+ doped NaBa4(AlB4O9)2X3 (X = Cl, Br) phosphors with intense two-center blue emission and high color purity for n-UV pumped white-light-emitting diodes, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2016, 4, 7959-7965.

29  Ding J, Fang H, Lian Z, Li J, Lv Q, Wang L, Sun J-L, Yan Q,* A self-powered photodetector based on CH3NH3PbI3 single crystal with asymmetric electrodes, CrystEngComm 2016, 18, 4405-4411.

30  Zhang Z, Xin X, Yang Y, Yan Q*, Li Q, Ren T-L,* Two-step heating synthesis of sub-3 millimeter-sized orthorhombic black phosphorus single crystal by chemical vapor transport reaction method, Science China Materials 2016, 59, 122-134.

31  Zhang L, Wang W, Zheng L, Wang X, Yan Q,* Quantitative characterization of mechanical property of annealed monolayer colloidal crystal, Langmuir 2016, 32, 451-459.

32  Zhang Z, Geng C, Hao Z, Wei T, Yan Q,* Recent advancement on spherical-lens photolithography based on monolayer colloidal crystals, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 2016, 228, 105-122.

33  Fang H, Li Q, Ding J, Li N, Tian H, Zhang L, Ren T, Dai J, Wang L, Yan Q,* Self-powered organolead halide perovskite single crystal photodetector driven by a DVD-based triboelectric nanogenerator, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2016, 4, 630-636

34  Fang H, Tian H, Li J, Li Q, Dai J-Y, Ren T-L, Dong G, Yan Q,* Self-powered flat panel displays enabled by motion-driven alternating current electroluminescence, Nano Energy 2016, 20,48-56.

35  Fang H, Yan Q,* Geng C, Chan NY, Au K, Yao J, Ng SM, Leung CW, Li Q, Guo D, Chan HLW, Dai J-Y,* Facile fabrication of highly ordered P(VDF-TrFE) nanodot arrays for organic ferroelectric memory, Journal of Applied Physics 2016, 119, 014104.