Welcome to Yan Group @ Tsinghua University

Li-Tang Yan (燕立唐)


地址: 北京清华大学英士楼214
电话: +86 10 62797263
传真: +86 10 62784550
电子邮箱: ltyan@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Tenured Associate Professor, Principal Investigator

Institute of Polymer Science & Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Tsinghua University

Room 214, Yingshi Building
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Phone: +86 10 62797263
Fax: +86 10 62784550
Email: ltyan@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Professional Experience:

2017 - Tenured Associate Professor, Principal Investigator, in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
2011 - 2017 Associate Professor, in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
2010 - 2011 Postdoc Research Fellowship, in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Prof. Anna C Balazs) "Using Simulations & Models to Design Polymer-Based Cells for Harvesting Solar Energy"
2007 - 2009 Humboldt Research Fellowship, in Department of Physical Chemistry II, University of Bayreuth, Germany (Prof. Alexander Böker and Prof. Andreas Fery) " Simulations of the Structures and Dynamics for the Assembles of Functinal Nanoparticles in Various Soft Matter systems"
2000 - 2002 CAE Engineer, Group Leader in C3P Center, Qingdao Haier Molds Co Ltd.


2004 - 2007 PH.D, in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China (Prof. Xu-Ming Xie): "Numerical Simulations of Surface-Directed Phase Separation in Polymer Binary Mixtures".
2002 - 2004 M.S., in School of Materials Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China (Prof. Jing Sheng): "Image Analysis on the Phase Formation of Multi-component Polymer Blends".

Editorial Services:

  • Editorial Board Member: Scientific Reports (Nature).
  • Editor: Self-Assembling Systems: Theory and Simulation, Li-Tang Yan (Ed), John Wiley & Sons: Oxford, UK. 2016, In            Press (about 400 pages).
  • Youth Exeutive Editorial Board: Chemical Research in Chinese Universities
  • 青年执行编委: 高等学校化学学报

Honours and Awards:

  • Excellent Young Investigator Award, NSFC, 2014
  • 221 Talent Supporting Program, Tsinghua University, 2014
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany
  • The 1st Feng Xinde Polymer Prize (The Nominator of the Best Paper), Elsevier
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. Scholarship
  • First Prize of Scholoship in Tsinghua University


    Introduction to Soft Matter Physics
    32 Hours, 2 Credits.
    Fall Semester, Room 336, Gongwu Building.

Selected Publications:

  1. Guolong Zhu, Ziyang Xu, and Li-Tang Yan*, Entropy at Bio-Nano Interfaces, Nano Letters 2020, DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c02635.
  2. Pengyu Chen, Ziyang Xu, Guolong Zhu, Xiaobin Dai and Li-Tang Yan*, Cellular Uptake of Active Particles, Physical Review Letters 2020, 124(19), 198102. (Selected as PRL Editors' Suggestion)
  3. Pengyu Chen, Hua Yue, Xiaobo Zhai, Zihan Huang, Guanghui Ma, Wei Wei* and Li-Tang Yan*, Transport of graphene nanosheet sandwiched inside cell membranes, Science Advances 2019, 5, eaaw3192.
  4. Zihan Huang, Guolong Zhu, Pengyu Chen, Cuiling Hou and Li-Tang Yan*, Plastic crystal-to-crystal transition of Janus particles under shear, Physical Review Letters 2019, 122(19), 198002.
  5. Guolong Zhu, Zihan Huang, Ziyang Xu and Li-Tang Yan*, Tailoring Interfacial Nanoparticle Organization through Entropy, Accounts of Chemical Research 2018, 51(4), 900-909.
  6. GuoLong Zhu, Ziyang Xu, Ye Yang, Xiaobin Dai and Li-Tang Yan*, Hierarchical Crystals Formed from DNA-Functionalized Janus Nanoparticles, ACS Nano 2018, 12(9), 9467-9475.
  7. Xue-Sen Hou, Guo-Long Zhu, Li-Jun Ren, Zi-Han Huang, Rui-Bin Zhang, Goran Ungar*, Li-Tang Yan* and Wei Wang*, Mesoscale Graphene-like Honeycomb Mono- and Multilayers Constructed via Self-Assembly of Coclusters, Journal of American Chemical Society 2018, 140(1), 1805-1811.
  8. Pengyu Chen, Zihan Huang, Junshi Liang, Tianqi Cui, Xinghua Zhang, Bing Miao* and Li-Tang Yan*, Diffusion and Directionality of Charged Nanoparticles on Lipid Bilayer Membrane, ACS Nano 2016, 10(12), 11541-11547.
  9. Chi Ma, Han Wu, Zihan Huang, Ruohai Guo, Min-Biao Hu, Christian Kübel*, Li-Tang Yan*, and Wei Wang*, A Filled-Honeycomb-Structured Crystal Formed by Self-Assembly of a Janus Polyoxometalate–Silsesquioxane (POM–POSS) Co-Cluster, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54(52), 15699-15704.
  10. Zhengyang Liu, Ruohai Guo, Guoxi Xu, Zihan Huang, and Li-Tang Yan*, Entropy-Mediated Mechanical Response of the Interfacial Nanoparticle Patterning, Nano Letters 2014, 14(12), 6910-6916.