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 as a senior research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University (2006–2010).
Dr. Yan joined 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. 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 current research focuses on the development of functional nanomaterials for potential applications in the fields of optoelectronics, sensing and photocatalysis.
X. Dong, R. R. Katzbaer, B. Chitara, L. Han, L. Yang, R. E. Schaak, F. Yan. Optimizing the synergistic effect of CuWO4-CuS hybrid composites for photocatalytic inactivation of pathogenic bacteria. Environ. Sci. Nano. 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2EN00361A
X. Dong, D. G. Mitchell, M. Y. Garcia Cervantes, B. Chitara, L. Yang, F. Yan. Rose bengal-integrated electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibers for photodynamic inactivation of bacteria. Environ. Sci. Adv. 2022, DOI: 10.1039/D2VA00166G
B. Chitara, B. S. C. Kolli, F. Yan. Near-infrared photodetectors based on 2D Bi2S3. Chemical Physics Letters. 2022. 804,139876. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2022.139876
T. B. Limbu, S. Kumari, Z. Wang, C. Dhital, Q. Li, Y. Tang, F. Yan*. Ingeniously enhanced ferromagnetism in chemically-reduced 2D Ti3C2TX MXene. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 2022, 285,126155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2022.126155
T. B. Limbu, B. Adhikari, S. K. Song, B. Chitara, Y. Tang, G. N. Parsons, F. Yan*. Toward understanding the phase-selective growth mechanism of films and geometrically-shaped flakes of 2D MoTe2. RSC Advances. 2021, 11, 38839 – 38848. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1ra07787b
B. Chitara, K. Zhang, M. Y. Garcia Cervantes, T. B. Limbu, B. Adhikari, S. Huang, F. Yan*. Probing charge transfer in 2D MoS2/tellurene type-II p-n heterojunctions. MRS Communications. 2021,11, 868–872. https://doi.org/10.1557/s43579-021-00117-w.
M. Y. Garcia Cervantes, L. Han, J. Kim, B. Chitara, N. Wymer, F. Yan*. N-halamine-decorated electrospun polyacrylonitrile nanofibrous membranes: Characterization and antimicrobial properties. Reactive and Functional Polymers. 2021. 168, 105058. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2021....
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.
Army Research Office (Award #W911NF2210109). Role: PI. $400,000. 7/11/2022-07/10/2025.”Tunable Broadband Photodetectors Based on 2D Heterostructures”
National Science Foundation (Award # DMR-2122044). Role: Co-PI (PI: Marvin Wu). $3,825,000. 7/1/21-6/30/27. “NCCU-PSU Partnership for Research and Education in Nanoscale Materials”
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Award #G-2021-17117). Role: co-PI (PI: Abdul Mohammed). $250,000. 1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023. “Central-to-Chapel Hill Masters-to-Doctorate (M.S.-to-Ph.D.) Bridge Program”