Prof. Chun-hua Yan
Office:A707 Chemistry Building,Peking University
A. EDUCATION AND TRAINING
1985.08-1988.01 Ph. D., Inorganic Chemistry, Peking University
1982.09-1985.07 M. S., Inorganic Chemistry, Peking University
1978.10-1982.07 B. S., Chemistry, Peking University
B. RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1988-present Lecturer (1988), Associate Professor (1989), Professor (1992), Cheung Kong Professor (1999), Peking University
2005-present Honorary Professor of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong
1992, 2004 JSPS Visiting Professor, Tokyo Science University and Institute for Molecular Science (1992), Osaka University(2004), Japan
1993 RS Senior Visiting Fellow, York University, England
1995-1997 Vice Dean, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University
1997-1999 Director, Office of Scientific Research, Peking University
1996, 2001 Visiting Professor, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
2004 Visiting Professor, Kyoto University, Japan
1998-present Chief-Scientist on Rare Earth Functional Materials in China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China
1999-present Director, State Key Lab of Rare Earth Mater. Chem. & Appl., PKU
2011-present Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2012-present Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS)
2013-2015 Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Executive Deputy Dean, Graduate School, PKU
2016-2017 Vice President, Nankai University
2017-present President, Lanzhou University
More than 400 papers have been published in the peer-reviewed SCI-cited journals, which are cited more than 23,500 times, H-index is 84.
（1） K. Wu, L. D. Sun, C. H. Yan, Recent Progress in Well-controlled Synthesis of Ceria Based Nanocatalysts towards Enhanced Catalytic Performance, Adv. Energy Mater., 6(17), 1600501, 2016. (as frontispiece article)
（2） Y. Li, J. L. Tang, D. X. Pan, L. D. Sun, C. Y. Chen, Y. Liu, Y. F. Wang, S. Shi, C. H. Yan, A Versatile Imaging and Therapeutic Platform Based on Dual-Band Luminescent Lanthanide Nanoparticles toward Tumor Metastasis Inhibition, ACS Nano, 10(2), 2766-2773, 2016.
（3） H. Dong, S. R. Du, X. Y. Zheng, G. M. Lyu, L. D. Sun, L. D. Li, P. Z. Zhang, C. Zhang, C. H. Yan, Lanthanide Nanoparticles: From Design toward Bioimaging and Therapy, Chem. Rev., 115(19), 10725-10815, 2015.
（4） H. Dong, L. D. Sun, Y. F. Wang, J. Ke, R. Si, J. W. Xiao, G. M. Lyu, S. Shi, C. H. Yan, Efficient Tailoring of Upconversion Selectivity by Engineering Local Structure of Lanthanides in NaxREF3+x Nanocrystals, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137(20), 6569-6576, 2015.
（5） L. Wang, H. Dong, Y. N. Li, R. Liu, Y. F. Wang, H. K. Bisoyi, L. D. Sun, C. H. Yan, Q. Li, Luminescence-Driven Reversible Handedness Inversion of Self-Organized Helical Superstructures Enabled by a Novel Near-Infrared Light Nanotransducer, Adv. Mater., 27(12), 2065-2069, 2015.
（6） L. D. Sun, H. Dong, P. Z. Zhang, C. H. Yan, Upconversion of Rare Earth Nanomaterials, Annual Rev. Phys. Chem., 66, 619-642, 2015.
（7） W. Zhu, J. Ke, S. B. Wang, J. Ren, H. H. Wang, Z. Y. Zhou, R. Si, Y. W. Zhang, C. H. Yan, Shaping Single-crystalline Trimetallic Pt−Pd−Rh Nanocrystals toward High-Efficiency C−C Splitting of Ethanol in Conversion to CO2, ACS Catal., 5(3), 1995-2008, 2015.
（8） H. Dong, L. D. Sun, C. H. Yan, Energy Transfer in Lanthanide Upconversion Studies for Extended Optical Applications, Chem. Soc. Rev., 44(6), 1608-1634, 2015.
（9） J. X. Wang, T. Ming, Z. Jin, J. F. Wang, L. D. Sun, C. H. Yan, Photon energy upconversion through thermal radiation with the power efficiency reaching 16%, Nat. Commun., 5, 5669, 2014.
（10） J. Ke, J. W. Xiao, W. Zhu, H. C. Liu, R. Si, Y. W. Zhang, C. H. Yan, Dopant Induced Modification of Active Site Structure and Surface Bonding Mode for High Performance Nanocatalysts: CO Oxidation on Capping-free (110)-oriented CeO2:Ln (Ln = La–Lu) Nanowires, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (40), 15191-15200, 2013.
D. SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
Our research is focused on the control of the structure and microstructure, particle size and its distribution, morphology, and surface and interface of rare earth functional materials, so as to modify and enhance the behaviors. At present, our topics of research are as follows:
（1） Fabrication and characterization of the nanosized rare earth functional materials;
（2） Self-assembly of the rare earth molecular materials;
（3） Optimized design and automation of rare earth separation processes.
Honors & Awards
During the past three decades, more than 20 academic awards have been received, including the State Natural Science Award, the 2nd Grade (2006, 2011) and 3rd Grade (1988), the National Award of Science and Technology Progress, the 2nd Grade (1999) and 3rd Grade (1991), "Research Prize for Youth Scientists" awarded by the Hok Ying Dong Education Foundation, "Prize for Outstanding Youth Scholar" awarded by Hong Kong Qiushi Science and Technology Foundation (1995), and AkzoNobel Chemical Sciences Award 2010, and Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Science and Technology Progress Award 2018.
More than 10 academic societies, including ACS, CCS, CSRE, CNFMS, have been served.
Editor or editorial board member
2001-present Executive Editor-in-Chief, J. Rare Earths (Elsevier)
2012-present Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths (Elsevier)
2013-present Associate Editor, Inorganic Chemistry (ACS)