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Yanfeng Yue, PhD

yanfeng yue

Associate Professor, Chemistry
yyue [at] desu.edu


  • Ph.D., Peking University, 2008
  • M.S., Qufu Normal University, 2004
  • B.S., Jining College, 1998

Research Interests

  • Quantum dots for chemcial sensing.
  • Enviromental monitoring and remediation.
  • Nanoporous carbons for energy storage and conversion.

Google Scholar Link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2m0RyXgAAAAJ

Brief, Non-technical Description of Research (for layperson)

Semiconductor quantum dots (Dopped carbon, ZnO, and metal sulfide), Functional nanomaterials and their applications in catalysis, energy storage and environmental remediation

Selected Recent Publications (from 55 peer-reviewed papers)

  1. Douglas Austin, Jared Carney, Dale K. Hensley, Jihua Chen, Brianna E. Altidor, Zhiyong Guo, Elizabeth Michaelis, Mariana K Kebaso, Yanfeng Yue, “Sulfur Functionalized Biocarbon Sorbents for Low-Concentration Mercury Isolation”, Dalton Trans., 2024, 53, 2098.
  2. Jared B. Carney, Shannon M. Mahurin, Yuying Zhang, Yaping Wang, Gerald Poirier, Yong Zhao, Douglas Austin, Elizabeth Michaelis, Yanfeng Yue, “High Porous Biocarbon Monoliths for Methane Storage”, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 2023, 112921.
  3. Elizabeth G. Michaelis, Douglas Austin, Renfeng Nie and Yanfeng Yue, “High surface area biocarbon monoliths for methane storage”, Green Energy & Environment, 2023, 8, 1308.
  4. Changsheng Shan, Xi Feng, JingxuanYang, Xu Yang, Hong-Yu Guan, Monica Argueta, Xing-Long Wu, Dao-Sheng Liu, Douglas J. Austin, Ping Nie and Yanfeng Yue, “Hierarchical Porous Carbon Pellicles: Electrospinning Synthesis and Applications as Anodes for Sodium-Ion Batteries with an Outstanding Performance”, Carbon, 2020, 157, 308.
  5. Ming Jin, Xuefeng Qian, Junkuo Gao, Jihua Chen, Dale K. Hensley, Hoi Chun Ho, Rebecca J. Percoco, Christopher M. Ritzi and Yanfeng Yue, “Solvent-Free Synthesis of CuO/HKUST-1 Composite and Its Photocatalytic Application”, Inorg. Chem., 2019, 58, 8332.
  6. Eugene Mamontov, Yanfeng Yue, Jitendra Bahadur, Cristian I. Contescu, Nidia C. Gallego and Yuri B. Melnichenko, “Hydration Level Dependence of the Microscopic Dynamics of Water Adsorbed in Ultra-Microporous Carbon”, Carbon, 2017, 111, 705.
  7. Yanfeng Yue, Yunchao Li, Craig A. Bridges, Gernot Rother, Jinshui Zhang, Jihua Chen, Dale K. Hensley, Michelle K. Kidder, Bruce C. Richardson, Mariappan Parans Paranthaman and Sheng Dai, “Hierarchically Superstructured Metal Sulfides: Facile Perturbation-Assisted Nanofusion Synthesis and Visible Light Photocatalytic Characterizations”, ChemNanoMat, 2016, 2, 1104.
  8. Yanfeng Yue, Nada Mehio, Andrew J. Binder and Sheng Dai, “Synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework Particles and Thin Films via Nanoscopic Metal Oxide Precursors”, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 1728. (invited Highlight paper).
  9. Yanfeng Yue, Bingkun Guo, Zhen-An Qiao, Pasquale F. Fulvio, Jihua Chen, Andrew J. Binder, Chengcheng Tian and Sheng Dai, “Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube@Zeolite Imidazolate Framework Composite from Nanoscale Zinc Oxide Precursor”, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 2014, 198, 139.
  10. Yanfeng Yue, Zhen-An Qiao, Xufan Li, Andrew J. Binder, Eric Formo, Zhengwei Pan, Chengcheng Tian, Zhonghe Bi and Sheng Dai, “Nanostructured Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Derived from Nanosized Zinc Oxide Precursors”, Cryst. Growth & Des., 2013, 13, 1002.

Book Chapters

  1. General Chemistry,” Chapter 13, Chemistry of Coordination Compounds, Ed., Ming Zhao, Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2012.
  2. Coordination Chemistry¾Principles and Applications,” Chapter 5, Molecular Magnetism, Ed., Hui Zhang, Chemical Industrial Press, Beijing, 2009.

Honors and Awards

  1. Faculty Excellence Award – Advising, DSU  -  2024
  2. Faculty Excellence Award – Research and Creative Activities, DSU  -  2022
  3. Center for Teaching and Learning Teaching – Innovation and Enrichment, DSU  -  2020
  4. Zhongchenyulan Award, Peking University, China  -  2007

Professional Affiliations

  1. The American Ceramic Society
  2. American Chemical Society
  3. The American Carbon Society           
  4. Royal Society of Chemistry   .

Recent Courses Taught

Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Structural Inorganic Chemistry