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Yanyi Huang
Sc.D., Professor
Professor, Department of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, College of Engineering, Peking University
Professor, Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center, Peking University
Adjunct Professor, College of Chemistry, Peking University
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  • Office Tel: +86-10-62744058
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•B.S., Chemistry, Peking University, 1997

•Sc.D., Chemistry, Peking University, 2002

•Postdoctoral Scholar, Applied Physics, Caltech, 2002-2005

•Postdoctoral Scholar, Bioengineering, Stanford University, 2005-2006

Research Areas

Single cell manipulation and analysis, Label-free optical microscopy, High-throughput sequencing.

Research Profile

The Huang group is working on the interface between physical sciences and life science.
Currently we are working on several projects to improve the fundamental biological studies using high-throughput technologies. A few key technologies, including microfluidics, micro/nano fabrications, robotics, computer-aided instrumentations, integrated photonics, microscopy, and spectroscopy, are highly integrated together in order to increase the efficiency of the research in the field of life sciences. A large-scale integrated microfluidic chip will also benefit medical diagnosis by lowering the sample consumption and shortening the time for analysis.

We are also active in the field of biophotonics, especially label-free microscopy. We are developing coherent Raman scattering microscopy; bring new modality to investigate the biomedial samples. We combine both high-throughput sample handling with advanced imaging together to develop the new methodologies for deep sequencing the small amount biological samples.

Professional Honors and Awards

•National Natural Science Award, 2nd Rank, State Council, China, 2003

•National Excellent Doctoral Thesis Award, Ministry of Education, China, 2004

•Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, China, 2008

•Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation Young Investigator Award, 2010

Professional Activities

•Advisory Board: Lab on a Chip (Royal Society of Chemistry)

•Academic Committee, College of Engineering, Peking University

•Academic Committee, Peptide and Small Molecular Drug Key Lab, Capital Medical University, China

Selected Recent Publications

1.Peng Fei, Ping-Hung Yeh, Jun Zhou, Sheng Xu, Yifan, Gao, Jinhui Song, Yudong Gu, Yanyi Huang, Zhong Lin Wang. Piezoelectric potential gated field-effect transistor based on a free-standing ZnO wire. Nano Letters 2009, 9(10), 3435-3439.
2.Zuoyan Han, Wentao Li, Yanyi Huang, Bo Zheng. Measuring rapid enzymatic kinetics by electrochemical method in droplet-based microfluidic devices with pneumatic valves. Analytical Chemistry 2009, 81(14), 5840-5845.
3.Jianbin Wang, Ying Zhou, Haiwei Qiu, Huang Huang, Changhong Sun, Jianzhong Xi, Yanyi Huang.* A Chip-to-chip nanoliter microfluidic dispenser. Lab on a Chip 2009, 9(13), 1831-1835. (featured as the back cover image of the issue)
4.Chunhu Xu, Wei Sun, Chao Zhang, Yanchun Bai, Chenjie Fang, Wentao Li, Yanyi Huang, Chunhua Yan. Chemical approaches for digital information processing within fluorescent MPT dyes. Science in China Series B - Chemistry 2009, 52(6), 700-714.
5.Zhong Chen, Shubao Xie, Li Shen, Yu Du, Shali He, Qing Li, Zhongwei Liang, Xin Meng, Bo Li, Xiaodong Xu, Hongwei Ma, Yanyi Huang, Yuanhua Shao. Investigation of the interactions between silver nanoparticles and Hela cells by scanning electrochemical microscopy. Analyst 2008, 133, 1221-1228.
6.Yuanzi Wu, Yanyi Huang, Hongwei Ma. A facial method for permanent and functional surface modification of poly(dimethylsiloxane). Journal of the American Chemical Society 2007, 129(23), 7226-7227.  
7.Yanyi Huang, Piero Castrataro, Cheng-Chung Lee, Stephen R. Quake. Solvent resistant microfluidic DNA synthesizer. Lab on a Chip 2007, 7(1), 24-26.