Ning YAN

Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(65) 6516 2886

E5 02-37


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  • PhD (Chemistry) Peking University, China, 2009
  • BE (Chemistry) Peking University, China, 2004

Research Interests

  • Biomass conversion
  • Nanocatalysis
  • Green Chemistry

Selected Publications

Z. Zhang, Y. Zhu, H. Asakura, B. Zhang, J. Zhang, M. Zhou, Y. Han, T. Tanaka, A. Wang, T. Zhang, N. Yan* “Thermally Stable Single Atom Pt/m-Al2O3 for Selective Hydrogenation and CO Oxidation” Nature Commun. 8, 16100, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms16100.

B. Zhang, H. Asakura, J. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. De, N. Yan* “Stabilizing Pt1 Single-atom Catalyst on Four-fold Hollow Sites on Supported Phosphomolybdic Acid without Compromising Activity” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 8319 – 8323.

Y. Wang, S. De, N. Yan* “Rational Control of Nano-scale Metal-catalysts for Biomass Conversion” Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6210 – 6224 (Invited Feature Article, Inside Front Cover).

N. Yan*, X. Chen “Don't Waste Seafood Waste” Nature, 2015, 524, 155 – 157 (Invited Comment).

Y. Gao, X. Chen, J. Zhang, H. Asakura, T. Tanaka, K. Teramura, D. Ma*, N. Yan* “Popping of Graphite Oxide: Application in Preparing Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts” Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 4688 – 4694.