Nano and Interfacial Catalysis Group

Prof. Fan Yang

State Key Laboratory of Catalysis (SKLC)
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP)
the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
457 Zhongshan Road,116023 Dalian P.R. China
Fax : +86 411 84694447
Education/ Work Experience:

Bachelor Degree, Department of Chemistry, Peking University, China (2001)

Doctor Degree, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, USA (2007)

Postdoc, Texas A&M University, USA (2008)

Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (2008-2012)

Associate Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China (2012-2014)

Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China (2014- ) 

Research Areas:

Catalysis at surfaces and interfaces of well-defined oxide nanostructures; Development of scanning-probe- based microscopic techniques for in-situ studies of catalysis on a single nanoparticle.


1000 Plan Professorship for Young Talents, Chinese Government; 

Young Investigator Award, Gordon Research Conference on Dynamics at Surfaces.

Academic Services:

Secretary General, the Catalysis Society of China.

Academic Secretary for the 16th International Congress on Catalysis (first time in China).

Reviewer for NSFC (China), DOE (USA) basic energy sciences (BES) funding proposals and academic journals in the field of surface science and catalysis.


Recent Publications:

1. Enhanced oxidation resistance of active nanostructures via dynamic size effect. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14459.

2. Metal/oxide interfacial effects on the selective oxidation of primary alcohols. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14039.

3. Enhancing CO2 Electroreduction with the Metal-Oxide Interface. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (16), 5652-5655.

4. Structure and Electronic Properties of Interface-Confined Oxide Nanostructures. ACS Nano 2017, 11, 11449-11458.

5. Active Phase of FeOx/Pt Catalysts in Low-Temperature CO Oxidation and Preferential Oxidation of CO



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