Lab News

Our collaborative photocatalytic work has been published on J. Chem. Phys. Congratulations to Jovan, Collin and Xiaolin. 11-2019

Warmly welcome Dr. Chuang Han join us as a postdoct researcher. 10-2019

We are actively engaged in ACS 2019 San Diego (8-2019)

  • Dr. Yong Yan organized and chaired a symposium in Energy and Fuel divsion with focus on hybrid materials for cyatalysis. In this symposium, we have invited world famous speakers to present, including Dr. Matt Beard, Prof. Daniel Gamelin, Prof. Prashant Kamat, Prof. Wei You, Prof. Filippo De Angelis, Prof. Jin Zhang, Prof. John Asbury, Prof. Yixin Zhao…Oral presentations:
  • Dr. Yong Yan, (invited talk: perovskite for photocatalytic organic synthesis)
  • Xiaolin Zhu, (perovskite for Suzuki reactions)
  • Yixiong Lin, (perovskite for pyrroles and pyrzoels)
  • Yue Sun, (Si materials for photocatalysis) 

    Sci-Mix poster presentation:

  • Jovan San Martin (solar cell for photocatalysis)

    Poster presentation:

  • Xiaolin Zhu, (perovskite for organic synthesis)
  • Yixiong Lin, (perovskite for pyrroles and pyrzoels)
  • Yue Sun, (Si materials for photocatalysis) Co-presenter: Colin Miller
  • Jovan San Martin (solar cell for photocatalysis)

Our collaborative photocatalytic work has been published on Catalysis Today. Congratulations to Jovan, Yixiong and Xiaolin. 8-2019

Welcome Dr. Jun Guo from Zhejiang Univeristy join our group as a postdoctoral researcher. (8-2019)

Our Article Featured in a Nature Communications Webpage and highlighted as “Editor’s Choice”, see link here. 7-2019

Our New work on Perovskite for Organic synthesis has been accepted for publication in Nature Communications. Congratulations to Xiaolin, Yixiong, Jovan, Yue, and Dian. 7-2019

We have a productive and happy Semester in 2019 Spring. We survive, everyone. 5-2019

Congratulations to Yixiong Lin who won the University Graduate Fellowship Award. Great work, Yixiong. 4-2019

Yan group’s research is highlighted (C-C bond formation using perovskite) in SDSUNewsCenter, link. 3-2019


Congratulations on Ph.D. student Yixiong Lin win the 2019 Provost’s Award from SRS, the most important research event in SDSU. Graduate student Yue Sun is also the co-presenter in this award.  Link 3-2019

Warmly welcome Visiting Scholars, Dr. Xianghua Zeng and Dr. Debin Ji join our research group from China. 3-2019

Welcome undergraduate student researcher, Collin Miller joining our research group. 1-2019

The Most read paper in JACS 2019 January/February of our work: Perovskites for Photocatalytic α-Alkylation of Aldehydes. 2-2019

Welcome undergraduate student researcher Claudine Manabat joining our research group.  12-2018

Yan group’s JACS paper: Perovskites for Photocatalytic α-Alkylation of Aldehydes, was selected in C&En news. See link here.     1-2019                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Dr. Yan was selected as a key participant in the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Center, EFRC under CHOISE program. Congratulations to Dr. Yan.  see link here EFRC                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Yan and Gu Group’s Disney Land trip.

Yan Group is enjoying CSUPERB conference in Orange County, CA. 1-2019 .

Congrats on Xiaolin, Yixiong and Yue’s JACS online today. 1-2019

Congrats on Jovan, Yixiong and Xiaolin’s work on ChemSusChem, today. 1-2-2019                                                                            

Congrats on Yue and Melissa’s work published on ChemCatChem, our first work affiliated with SDSU. Nov. 20, 2018, link:

Group Meeting Schedule 2018 Fall: Every Wednesday afternoon 3-4pm in GMCS217.

Dr. Yan (invited talk), Dr. Xiaolin Zhu (oral presentation); graduate students Yixiong Lin and Yue Sun (Posters) all present in ACS conference. 8-2018

Dr. Yan is organizing a symposium in ACS national meeting, in Boston 2019 Fall.

We moved from NJIT to SDSU. Aug. 2018