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Chair of USTB Functional Polymer laboratory

Professor at Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry


Corrosion & Protection Center, Room 605 

Available to act as adviser for international graduate student: Yes


Dr. Zhou Yang is the Professor of Material Science and Engineering and the Chair of the Functional Polymer Laboratory at USTB. He holds a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Polymer Materials from the Qingdao University of Science and Technology, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He worked at ETH, Zurich as a postdoctoral researcher from 2003 to 2007.

Research Interests

•Design and synthesis of organic dyes for photonic, electronic and medical applications

•Organic and polymeric materials for nonlinear optics 

•Organic Crystals for THz wave Generation and detection.

Active Research Projects

Title: “Preparation and Properties of Organic Nonlinear Optical Micro-nano Structures”

Title: “Study on dual para position donor-acceptor-substituted conjugated disclike molecules”

Published Research (English Only)

1.Weina Yong, Maojie Zhang, Xiaodong Xin, Zhaojun Li, Yue Wu, Xia Guo, Zhou Yang and Jianhui Hou.  Solution-processed indacenodithiophene-based small molecule for bulk heterojunction solar cells, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 14214 -14220.

2.Yongsheng Mi, Pengxia Liang, Zhaokui Jin, Dong Wang, Zhou Yang. Synthesis and Third-Order Nonlinear Optical Properties of Triphenylene Derivatives Modified by Click Chemistry, ChemPhysChem, 2013, 14, 4102-4108.

3.Liang Li, Huijuan Cui, Zhou Yang, Xutang Tao, Xinsong Lin, Ning Ye, Huai Yang. Synthesis and Characterization of Thienyl-substituted Pyridinium Salts for Second-order Nonlinear Optics, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14(3), 1031-1037.

4.Jianhong Yin, Liang Li, Zhou Yang, Mojca Jazbinsek, Xutang Tao, Peter Günter, Huai Yang. A New Stilbazolium Salt with Perfectly Aligned Chromophores for Second-order Nonlinear Optics: 4-N,N-dimethylamino-4’-N’- methyl-stilbazolium 3-carboxy-4 -hydroxy benzenesulfonate, Dyes and Pigments, 2012, 94(1), pp 120-126.

5.Wang Hu, Haiyan Zhao, Li Song, Zhou Yang, Hui Cao, Zihui Cheng, Qing Liu, and Huai Yang, Electrically Controllable Selective Reflection of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal/Chiral Ionic Liquid Composites, Adv. Mater., 2010, 22(4), 468–472.

6.Wanli He, Guohui Pan, Zhou Yang, Dongyu Zhao, Guo-guang Niu, Wei Huang, Xiaotao Yuan, Jinbao Guo, Hui Cao, Huai Yang, Wide blue phase range induced by hydrogen bond self-assembly of chiral fluoro-substituted benzoic acid and pyridine derivative. Adv. Mater., 2009, 21, 2050–2053. 

7.Z. Yang, L. Mutter, M. Stillhart, B. Ruiz, S. Aravazhi, M. Stillhart, M. Jazbinsek, A. Schneider, V. Gramlich, P. Günter, Large-size bulk and thin-film stilbazolium-salt single crystals for nonlinear optics and THz generation, Adv. Func. Mater., 2007, 17, 2018-2023

8.Zhou Yang, Blanca Ruiz, Shanmugam Aravazhi, Marcel Stillhart, Mojca Jazbinsek, Volker Gramlich and Peter Günter, Molecular Engineering of Stilbazolium Derivatives for Second-Order Nonlinear Optics, Chem. Mater., 2007,19,3512-3518

9.Zhou Yang, Michael Wörle, Lukas Mutter, Mojca Jazbinsek, Peter Günter, Synthesis, crystal structure and second-order nonlinear optical properties of new stilbazolium salts, Cryst.Grow. & Des., 2007, 7, 83-86

10.Zhou Yang, Shanmugam Aravazhi, Arno Schneider, Paul Seiler, Mojca Jazbinsek, and Peter Günter, Synthesis and Crystal Growth of Stilbazolium Derivatives for Second-Order Nonlinear Optics, Adv. Func. Mater., 2005,15,1072-1076