Dr. Yangyang Liu

Yangyang Liu
Yangyang Liu, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator
Assitant Professor of Chemistry
Faculty of Materials Science & Engineering Program 
 
Office: ASCB 221 E
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
California State University, Los Angeles

Email: [email protected]
Office: 323-343-2323
Curriculum Vitae (Updated 3/12/2019)
 
Experience:
           2016 to present   Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Cal State LA
         2014-2016           Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
                                         Advisors: Dr. Joseph Hupp and Dr. Omar Farha
Education: 
2014   Ph.D. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University
              Advisor: Dr. Hongcai Zhou
2009   B.S. in Chemistry, Nankai University 
 
Honors and Awards:
        2018-2021     Department of Defense HBCU/MI Research and Education Program Award
        2017-2019     American Chemical Society (ACS PRF) New Investigator Award
        2017-2019     National Science Foundation CREST Supplement Award
        2017-2018     La Kretz Environmental Endowment
        2017-2018     CSU Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (RSCA) Program Awards
 
About Yangyang:
Yangyang was born and raised in a city called Weifang in the Shandong Province of China. While studying at Nankai from 2005 to 2009, she conducted research on polymers for biomedical applications. In 2009, she moved to the United States and started her PhD studies with Dr. Hongcai Zhou at Texas A&M University, where she learned how to make crystalline materials for gas storage and separations (renewable energy applications). In 2014, Yangyang obtained her PhD and moved to Northwestern University working with Dr. Joseph Hupp and Dr. Omar Farha as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where she applied the crystalline materials for catalysis related to Defense purposes. In 2016, Yangyang became an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Cal State LA and started her independent career. Her group is interested in exploring new/hybrid materials for solar cells, catalysis, gas storage, conductivity, and medical applications.