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Huai Yang
Ph.D., Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University

Vice-Dean of College of Engineering, Tenured Professor, Doctoral Supervisor

Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars of Ministry of Education of China

Winner of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists

  • Office Add: Room 602, No. 1 Building, College of Engineering, Peking University, No. 5 Yiheyuan Road Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China, 100871
  • Office Tel: +86-10-62766919
  • Lab Add: Intelligence and display materials laboratory
  • Email: yanghuai@pku.edu.cn

Education

(1) Bachelor from Jilin University, China;
 
(2) Master from Jilin University, China;  
 
(3) Doctor degree from Kyushu University, Japan
 

Professional Experience

(1)      Feb., 1998 - Mar., 2002:    Research fellow, Fukuoka Industry, Science and Technology Foundation, Japan;

(2)      Apr., 2002 - Aug., 2003:    Research fellow, Japan Science and Technology Corporation; 

(3)      Aug., 2003 -:           Professor, School of Materials Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing;

(4)      Nov., 2003 -:           Doctoral supervisor, School of Materials Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology Beijing;

(5)      Nov., 2004 -:           Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars of Ministry of Education of China;

(6)      Dec., 2007 -:           “Jianlong Chair Professor”, University of Science and Technology Beijing;

(7)      Apr., 2009 -:           Vice Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing;

(8)      Dec., 2009 -:           Tenured professor of University of Science and Technology Beijing;

(9)      Oct., 2010 -:           Winner of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists;

(10)  Jan., 2012 - Oct., 2013:  Professor and Director, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engnieering, Peking University;

(11)  Jul., 2013 - present:       Vice Dean, College of Engnieering, Peking University;

(12)  Jul., 2014 – present:    Tenured professor of Peking University


Research Areas and Interests

(1)       Molecular design and preparation of blue phase liquid crystal display materials and materials for TFT-LCD;

(2)       Regulation of molecular structures, microstructures and optical performance of cholesteric liquid crystal materials;

(3)       Molecular design and preparation of liquid crystalline laser materials;

(4)       Molecular design and preparation of liquid crystalline laser protective films;

(5)       Molecular design and preparation of liquid crystalline multistage anti-counterfeiting coating;

(6)     Molecular design and preparation of liquid crystalline brightness enhancement films and diffuser sheets;

(7)     Modulation of the molecular structures, microstructures and thermal-optical properties of thermally controllable light transmittance adjustable films;

(8)     Modulation of the molecular structures, microstructures and electrical-optical properties of electrically controllable light transmittance adjustable films (normal, reverse, and bistable modes);

(9)     Pilot-scale preparation techniques of thermally controllable light transmittance adjustable films, thermochromism films, electrically controllable light transmittance adjustable films, laser protective films, anti-counterfeiting coating, brightness enhancement films, and diffuser sheets, etc.


Research Profile

Based on small molecule liquid crystals, polymer liquid crystals, and liquid crystal/polymer composites, around the relationship between the molecular structures, the micro structures and the properties as well as the key technical problems of the materials in large-scale processing, the molecular design, synthesis, and performance modulation of functional liquid crystalline materials are being systematically investigated. More than 70 projects were undertaken, including the National High-Technology Research and Development Program (“863” program) of China, National Key Technology Support Program, Major Project of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Special Project of Flat-Panel Display of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, Key Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Key (Key grant) Project of Chinese Ministry of Education, Ph. D. Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China, Beijing Major Science & Technology Projects as well as College-Enterprise Co-operation Projects, etc. At present, more than 200 papers have been published, and more than 100 patents were applied, 31 of which were authorized.


Professional Awards and Honors

(1)      2003        Excellent research paper, Japanese Liquid Crystal Society;

(2)      Nov. 2004    Professor of Cheung Kong, Scholars of Ministry of Education;

(3)      Dec. 2007    “Jianlong Chair Professor”,  University of Science and Technology Beijing;

(4)      Oct. 2010     Winners of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists;

(5)      Dec. 2014    Award of the First Prize of Technology Invention of Ministry of Education of    

China (first winner)

(6)      Jul. 2015    National Award of the Second Prize of Technology Invention of China (first  

winner)


Professional Activities

(1)      ²Liquid Crystal²                    Editorial Member;

(2)      ²Journal of Information Display²       Associate Editor;

(3)      ²Functional Materials ²              Editorial Member;

(4)      ²Liquid crystal and display²           Editorial Member;

(5)      Polymer materials and engineering branch of China materials research institute                        Managing director of the first session of the council


Representative Publications

1.         Yanzi Gao, Wenhuan Yao, Jian Sun, Huimin Zhang, Zhendong Wang, Ling Wang, Dengke Yang, Lanying Zhang*, Huai Yang*, A novel soft matter composite material for energy-saving smart windows: from preparation to device application, Journal of Materials Chemistry, A, 2015, 3(20), 10738-10746

2.         Li Yu, Qian Wang, Jian Sun, Chenyue Li, Cheng Zou, Zemin He, Zhendong Wang, Le Zhou, Lanying Zhang, Huai Yang*, Multi-shape-memory effects in wavelength-selective multicomposites, Journal of Materials Chemistry, A, 2015, 3(26), 13953-13961

3.         Yinjie Chen, Haifeng Yu*, Lanying Zhang, Huai Yang*, Yunfeng Lu*, Photoresponsive liquid crystals based on halogen bonding of azopyridines, Chemical Communication, 2014, 50, 9647-9649

4.         Xingwu Chen, Ling Wang, Yinjie Chen, Chenyue Li, Guoyan Hou, Xin Liu, Xiaoguang Zhang, Wanli He*, Huai Yang*, Broadband Reflection of Polymer-stabilized Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals Induced by a Chiral Azobenzene Compound, Chemical Communication, 2014, 50, 691-694.

5.         Xingwu Chen, Ling Wang, Chenyue Li, Jiumei Xiao, Hangjun Ding, Xin Liu, Xiaoguang Zhang, Wanli He*, Huai Yang*, Light-controllable reflection wavelength of blue phase liquid crystals doped with azobenzene-dimers, Chemical Communication, 2013, 49(86), 10097-10099

6.         Ling Wang, Wanli He*, Xia Xiao, Fanguo Meng, Yang Zhang, Pangyen Yang, Liping Wang, Jiumei Xiao, Huai Yang*, Yunfeng Lu*, Hysteresis-free blue phase liquid-crystal-stabilized by ZnS nanoparticles, Small, 2012, 8(14), 2189-2193

7.         Dongyu Zhao, Wei Zhou, Xiaopeng Cui, Yu Tian, Lin Guo*, Huai Yang*, Alignment of Liquid Crystals Doped with Nickel Nanoparticles Containing Different Morphologies, Advanced Materials, 2011, 23, 5779-5784

8.         Wang Hu, Haiyan Zhao, Li Song, Zhou Yang, Hui Cao, Zihui Cheng, Qing Liu, Huai Yang*, Electrically Controllable Selective Reflection of Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystal/Chiral Ionic Liquid Composites, Advanced Materials, 2010, 22(4), 468-472

9.         Wanli He, Guohui Pan, Zhou Yang, Dongyu Zhao, Guoguang Niu, Wei Huang, Xiaotao Yuan, Jinbao Guo, Hui Cao, Huai Yang*, Wide Blue Phase Range in a Hydrogen-Bonded Self-Assembled Complex of Chiral Fluoro-Substituted Benzoic Acid and Pyridine Derivative, Advanced Materials, 2009, 21(20), 2050-2053

10.     Chao Li, Renwei Guo, Xi Jiang, Shuxin Hu, Lin Li, Xinyu Cao*, Huai Yang*, Yanlin Song, Yongmei Ma, Lei Jiang*, Reversible Switching of Water-Droplet Mobility on a Superhydrophobic Surface Based on a Phase Transition of a Side-Chain Liquid-Crystal Polymer, Advanced Materials, 2009, 21(42), 4254-4258