Materials Science and Applications


My group is interested in synthesis&understanding of nano-to-atomic materials&structures, applications development for sustainable functional devices, and rational advancement towards multi-functions integrated systems. 
1). Design and synthesis of function-orientated two/mixed-dimensional nano-to-atomic materials&structures with manipulating their layer components, frameworks, crystal phases, exposure facets, local modifications, Plasmons enhancement, ferroelectric domains, constructive defects, and/or external strain/field, etc.

2). Understanding of the correlation between above structures, behavior patterns (e.g. photon absorption&conversion, charge transport&diffusion, ion diffusion, radical reactivity, Plasmon/exciton/polariton dynamics, electro/photo-catalysis etc.) and functional performance.

3). Local surface activity identification by real-time visualisable high spatial/temporal resolution techniques (microscopy/spectroscopies).

4). Rational development from nano structures to functional devices for energy conversion&storage, body-wearable health prediction&diagnosis and (opto)electronics, with further integration towards advanced multi-functional systems.




Dr Yin has been honored as one of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds - Highly Cited Researchers every year since 2015.

Dr Yin has > 10 international patents with three of them converted to PCT in the areas of frontier nanomaterials, renewable energy, and upscalable fabrication of nanodevices/systems.

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