Fei Yan received his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from State University of New York at Binghamton in 2001. He then did postdoctoral stints at the University of Michigan (2001–2003) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2003–2005). Subsequently, he worked as an analytical chemist at ATMI, Inc. (2005–2006), and took a senior research scientist position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (2006–2010).
Dr. Yan joined the Department of Chemistry at North Carolina Central University as an assistant professor in 2010. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2017 and to full professor in 2021. Since 2010, he has been a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on several projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, RTI International, and the North Carolina Space Program. His research interests include developing low-dimensional nanomaterials and their assemblies for chemical and biological sensing, environmental remediation, energy storage and conversion.
- B. Adhikari, T. B. Limbu, K. Vinodgopal, F. Yan*. Atmospheric-pressure CVD growth of two-dimensional 2H- and 1T’-MoTe2 films with high-performance SERS activity. Nanotechnology. 2021,32, 335701. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/abff8f
- B. Chitara, T. B. Limbu，J. D. Orlando, K. Vinodgopal, F. Yan*. 2-D Bi2O2Se nanosheets for nonenzymatic electrochemical detection of H2O2. IEEE Sensors Letters. 2020, 4, 1-4, Art no. 2000504. https://doi.org/10.1109/LSENS.2020.3012300.
- B. Chitara, T. B. Limbu, J. D. Orlando, Y. Tang, F. Yan*. Ultrathin Bi2O2S nanosheets near-infrared photodetectors. Nanoscale. 2020, 12, 16285–16291. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0NR02991B.
- T. B. Limbu, B. Chitara, M. Y. Garcia Cervantes, Y. Zhou, S. Huang, Y. Tang, F. Yan*. Unravelling the thickness dependence and mechanism of surface-enhanced Raman scattering on Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2020, 124, 17772–17782. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c05143
- T. B. Limbu, B. Chitara, M. Y. Garcia Cervantes, J. D. Orlando, S. Kumari, Q. Li, Y. Tang, F. Yan. Green synthesis of reduced Ti3C2Tx MXene nanosheets with enhanced conductivity, oxidation stability, and SERS activity. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 2020, 8, 4722-4731. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9TC06984D. Back Cover.
- J. D. Orlando, T. B. Limbu, B. Chitara, F. Yan*. One-pot electrospinning of poly-vinylpyrrolidone/cellulose acetate/TiO2 nanofibrous membranes with enhanced photocatalytic properties. Journal of Porous Materials. 2020, 27, 911-918. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10934-020-00866-4
- J. D. Orlando, E. Kahn, C. Y. Wong, Y. Yeh, T. B. Limbu, B. Chitara, A. L. Elias, M. Terrones, F. Yan*. Ultrastrong Raman enhancement on gold nanoparticle-decorated transition metal dichalcogenides nanosheets for molecule detection. Journal of Analytical Science. 2019, 35, 811-816. https://doi.org/10.13526/j.issn.1006-6144.2019....
- A. Moujahid, J. J. Bang, F. Yan*. Effect of mixing on reductive dechlorination of persistent organic pollutants by Fe/Pd nanoparticles. Water Environment Research. 2019, 91, 198-207. https://doi.org/10.1002/wer.1018
- C. Chen, Y. Tang, B. Vlahovic, F. Yan*. Electrospun polymer nanofibers decorated with noble metal nanoparticles for chemical sensing. Nanoscale Research Letter. 2017, 12:451. https://doi.org/10.1186/s11671-017-2216-4
- M. A. Kerr, F. Yan*. Incorporating course-based undergraduate research experience into analytical chemistry laboratory curricula. Journal of Chemical Education. 2016, 93, 658–662. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00547
- J. M. Romeika, F. Yan*. Recent Advances in Forensic DNA analysis. Journal of Forensic Research. 2013, S12, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.4172/2157-7145.S12-001
For more information about Prof. Yan's publications, please see the following links:
- National Science Foundation (Award # 1831133). Role: PI. $500,001. 9/1/18–8/31/22. “Excellence in Research: Engineering Two-dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Nanomaterials for Sweat Sensing.”
- National Science Foundation (Award # DMR-2122044). Role: Co-PI (PI: Marvin Wu). $3,825,000. 9/1/21–8/31/27. “NCCU-PSU Partnership for Research and Education in Nanoscale Materials.”