Yang Research Group

Advanced Materials & Renewable Energy at University of Central Florida

Welcome to the Yang group!

Research efforts in the Yang lab are directed toward developing advanced materials for clean energy generation and renewable energy storage devices.

About Dr. Yang Yang

​Dr. Yang Yang studied materials science & engineering and obtained his Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in 2010. From 2010 to 2012 he was supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked with Prof. Dr. Patrik Schmuki at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. From 2012 to 2015 he was supported by the Peter M. & Ruth L. Nicholas Postdoctoral Fellowship and worked with Prof. Dr. James M. Tour at the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Sci. & Tech., Rice University. Since 2015 he has been assistant professor at the NanoScience Technology Center and Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Central Florida. His current research interests cover nanostructured films, renewable energy generation and storage, solar energy harvesting, and smart/flexible electronics, with a particular focus on advanced materials and their electrochemical applications.

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Honors and Awards

  • UCF-VPR Advancement of Early Career Researchers (AECR), 2018
  • ​Peter M. and Ruth L. Nicholas Fellowship, 2012
  • ​​Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2010
  • ​​Outstanding Graduate Student in Research (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University), 2009
  • ​​Tsinghua-TOSHIBA Scholarship (First-Class Honor, Top 5%), 2008

Group News

January 21-26, 2018
Dr. Yang served as co-organizer and session chair for the American Ceramic Society 42nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, FL. 

We are looking for graduate, undergraduate students and post-doctoral scholar with background and interest in advanced materials and renewable energy. Motivated students please contact Dr. Yang.

Dr. Yang Yang
University of Central Florida
12424 Research Parkway Suite 423, Orlando, FL 32826
Email: Yang.Yang@ucf.edu Tel: 407-823-2845