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Dr. Ying Wang is Professor of Nanjing University. International member of Catalysis Society of Japan and American Chemical
Society. She received her PhD in Material Engineering from Ehime University of Japan in 1998. She won the Outstanding Foreigner
Student Award (International Soroptimist West Region of Japan) and Yoneyama Fellowship of International Rotary Memorial
Foundation in 1996 and 1997, respectively. From 2003 to 2004, she researched in functional lamellar material at National Institute
of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan as a visiting professor.
Research in the Wang group is focused on understanding the surface/interface interactions between inorganic-organic materials
and biomolecule-inorganic materials. Much of this work is based on the developing innovation semiconductor photocatalysts with
visible light response, effective and low cost metal oxide semiconductor and polymer photocatalysts, with a particular emphasis on
the utilization of renewable energy for environmental purification. A second aspect to the research is developing novel fluorescent
chemosensor and hybrid mesoporous materials for recognition inorganic ions and/or enriches biomolecule. She has published 150
papers in journals and 18 patents. Summarized below are on-going research areas:
Novel polymer semiconductor photocatalysts
This research is focused on developing new and efficient polymer photocatalysts with visible light response. Combining with
theoretical and computational chemistry, it will clarify the transfer property of photogenerated electrons and the structure-function
relation of polymer photocatlyst, offering a clue for further investigation and gathering the advantage in material design sceience
of polymer and photophysical processes control. Moreover, this investigation will pave the way towards the potential applications
of visible light response polymer photocatalysts in clean energy, environmental remediation and biosensor.
Application of photocatalyst in life sciences
Aimed novel multi-oxide photocatalysts with high crystallinity and large surface area that include but not limited with functionalized
mesoporous titania, bio-inorganic nano-photocatalysts and organic/inorganic hybrid martial, we wan to understand the
electron-biology synergic interaction between bio-guest and photocatalyst host material under light media, and share the insight for
consitituting a bioinorganic micro-nano reactor. Another emphases is to expand the applications of these new materials in
biosensor, bio-photocatalysis, protein enrichment, anticancer and environmental purification.
Based on the energy band matching principle, we develop new photocatalyst with ordered structure by using M2+ and M3+ions as
the layered framework for construction of photo-electronic transition device. Apart from core¨Cshell heterojunction photocatalyst
prepared by in situ hydrolysis and crystallization of titanium precursor that is facile for the electron-transfer, modulating a
suitable band gap of heterojunction photocatalyst will enable it to adsorb light in UV and visible range with an enhanced activity.
Further, practical photocatalyst will be optimized for renewable energy utilization in water splitting, nano-devisor and degradation
of organic pollutant.
Novel self-assembly chemosensor
Fluorescent chemosensor with high selectivity is assembled by introducing of characteristic chromophore ligand inside the channel
of modified mesoporous silica SBA-15. Besides, anchoring organic or big bimoleculer onto the functionalized mesoporous Titania
forms new inorganic¨Corganic hybrid materials, in order to enlarge the promising practical application of photocatalysis,
photo-electronic nanodevice, drug deliver and bio-molecular support.
1. Melem: A metal-free photocatalytic unit for hydrogen generation from water
Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2014, 39,13519-13526.
2. Sulfur-doped polyimide photocatalyst with enhanced photocatalytic activity under visible
light irradiation. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014, 6, 4321−4328.
3. Band Structure Engineering of Carbon Nitride: In Search of Polymer Photocatalyst with High
Photooxidation Property, ACS Catal., 2013, 3, 912-919
4. Molecule-Induced Gradient Electronic Potential Distribution on Polymeric Photocatalyst
Surface and the Improved Photocatalytic Perofrmance, J.Mater.Chem.A,2013,1,5142¨C5147
5. Hyperbranched Polymeric N-Oxide: A Novel Kind of Metal-Free Photocatalyst
6. Facile green synthesis of crystalline polyimide photocatalyst for hydrogen generation from water splitting
J. Mater.Chem, 2012, 22, 5585-5590.
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