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Fei Yan

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Assistant Professor
(919) 530-7518
(919) 530-5135
3208 Mary M. Townes Science Building


CHEM 1100 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1200 General Chemistry II
CHEM 2020 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEM 4400 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 4610 Introduction to Forensic Science
CHEG 5130 Fundamentals of Separation Science
CHEG 5200 Spectroscopic Analysis


Professional Background
University of Michigan (Postdoc.); Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Postdoc.); Advanced Technology Materials Inc. (Analytical Chemist); Duke University (Sr. Research Scientist)

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Publications at NCCU (* indicates corresponding author)

1. M. A. Kerr, and F. Yan*. Bromide-assisted anisotropic growth of gold nanoparticles as substrates for surface-enhanced Raman scattering. Journal of Spectroscopy. In press.

2. M. A. Kerr, F. Yan* (2016) Incorporating course-based undergraduate research experiences into analytical chemistry laboratory curricula. Journal of Chemical Education. 93,658-662. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00547

3. Y. Shrestha, F. Yan*(2014) Determination of critical micelle concentration of cationic surfactants by surface-enhanced Raman scattering. RSC Advances. 4, 37274-37277. DOI: 10.1039/c4ra05516k

4. J.M. Romeika, C. L. Spurgeon, F. Yan*(2014) Spectroscopic studies of micelle-enhanced ligand exchange of gallium (III)/4-(2-pyridylazo) resorcinol complex by calf thymus DNA. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 117, 120-126. DOI:10.1016/j.saa.2013.07.113

5.J.M. Romeika, F. Yan* (2013) Recent Advances in Forensic DNA analysis. Journal of Forensic Research. S12, 1-13. DOI: 10.4172/2157-7145.S12-001

6. F. Yan*, Y. Shrestha, C. L. Spurgeon (2013) Determination of ferric ions by surface-enhanced Raman scattering based on desferrioxamine-functionalized silver nanoparticles. Chemical Communications. 49,7962-7964. DOI:10.1039/C3CC43916J

7. N. Kilibarda, S. E. Afton, J. M. Harrington, F. Yan, K. E. Levine* (2013) Rapid speciation and determination of vanadium compounds using ion-pair reversed-phase ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography inductively coupled plasma-sector field mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A.1304,121-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2013.06.074

8. J. L. Beard, F. Yan* (2013) Forensic ink analysis using thin-layer chromatography coupled with colorimetry and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy - An undergraduate instrumental analysis experiment. The Chemical Educator. 18, 131-135. DOI:10.1007/s00897132483

9. F. Yan* (2013) Plasmonic colorimetry: Visual detection of environmentally-relevant species. International Journal of Environment Technology and Management. 16, 49-64. DOI:10.1504/IJETM.2013.050683

10. J. Kim, Y. Yu, F. Yan, J. Bang, T. You, S. Lee* (2012) A new strain of bacteria degrading TNT and 2,4/2,6-DNT from explosives-contaminated soil. Atlas Journal of Biology, 2, 116-124. DOI:10.5147/ajb.2012.0093

Research Interests

Analytical Chemistry
Chemical and biological sensor development based on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy; monitoring and remediation of persistent organic pollutants

Synthesis and characterization of patterned plasmonic nanostructures; Multifunctional nanocarriers for medical diagnostics and therapy

Chemical Education
Integration of authentic research experiences into undergraduate chemistry courses


PhD State University of New York at Binghamton 2001


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