Yangyang Liu

Yangyang Liu
College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office Location: ASCB 221 E
Phone: (323)343-2323 Email: [email protected]
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Materials Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Catalysis, Renewable Energy, Nanotechnology
Teaching: CHEM 3600 Inorganic Chemistry Lecture (Spring, Fall);
                  CHEM 5600 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Fall);
                  CHEM 4810 Advanced Synthetic Methods
Educational Background:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 2014-2016
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 2014
B.S. Nankai University, Tianjin, China. 2009
Recent Selected Publications:

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  • Liu, Y.; Howarth, A. J.; Vermeulen, N.A.; Moon, S. Y.; Hupp, J. T,; Farha, O. K. Catalytic Degradation of Chemical Warfare Agents and Their Simulants by Metal-Organic Frameworks. Coord. Chem. Rev. In press.
  • Liu, Y.*; Buru, C*. T.; Howarth, A. J.; Mahle, J. J.; Buchanan, J. H.; DeCoste, J. B.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Efficient and Selective Oxidation of Sulfur Mustard using Singlet Oxygen Generated by a Pyrene-based Metal-Organic Frameworks. J. Mater. Chem. A. 2016, 4, 13809-13813.
  • Liu, Y.; Klet, R. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Probing the Correlations Between the Defects in Metal-Organic Frameworks and Their Catalytic Activity by an Epoxide Ring-opening Reaction. Chem. Commun. 201652, 7806-7809.
  • Howarth, A. J.*Liu, Y.*; Li, P.; Li, Z.; Wang, T. C.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Chemical, Thermal and Mechanical Stabilities of Metal-Organic Frameworks. Nat. Rev. Mater. 20161, 15018.
  • Liu, Y.; Moon, S.-Y.; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Dual-Function Metal-Organic Framework as a Versatile Catalyst for Detoxifying Chemical Warfare Agent Simulants. ACS Nano. 2015, 9, 12358-12364.
  • Liu, Y.*; Howarth, A. J.*; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Selective Photooxidation of a Mustard-Gas Simulant Catalyzed by a Porphyrinic Metal-Organic Framework. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 9001-9005.
  • Moon, S.-Y.*; Liu, Y.*; Hupp, J. T.; Farha, O. K. Instantaneous Hydrolysis of Nerve-Agent Simulants with a Six-Connected Zirconium-Based Metal-Organic Framework. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201554, 6795-6799.
       ACS-PRF (PI)
       DoD Army Education & Research Grant (PI)
       NSF-CREST (Co-PI, leading a sub-project)
       La Kretz Environment Endowment (PI)
       CSU RSCA (PI)