Qiang Yang, Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Assistant Scientist

Wisconsin Energy Institute, Rm. 2120
Email: qyang4@wisc.edu 

Program Affiliations

Biological Systems Engineering 

Education and Certificates

05/15/2010 - 12/20/2014 Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin.
09/06/2004 - 09/11/2007 Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry & Physics Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. 

Fields of Interest

Functionalization of material
Functional polymer
Catalyst
Biorefinary
Biofuels
Enzyme 

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publication (36):
1. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Weidong Xiang, Chiliang Wang, Junfeng Zhou. Stabilization and its mechanisms of the metal nanoparticles/polymer systems. Progress in Chemistry, 2006, 18, 290-297.
2. Wei Wang, Li Wang, Xu Chen, Qiang Yang, Tianxu Sun, Junfeng Zhou. Study on the graft reaction of poly(propylene) fiber with acrylic acid. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2006, 291, 173-180.
3. Chang Chen, Li Wang, Guohua Jiang, Qiang Yang, Jianjun Wang, Haojie Yu, Tao Chen. The influence of seeding conditions and shielding gas atmosphere on the synthesis of silver nanowires through the polyol process. Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 466-474.
4. Chang Chen, Li Wang, Guohua Jiang, Junfeng Zhou, Xu Chen, Haojie Yu, Qiang Yang. Study on the synthesis of silver nanowires with adjustable diameters through the polyol process. Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 3933-3938.
5. Xiaochen Dong, Li Wang, Tianxu Sun, Junfeng Zhou, Qiang Yang. Study on ethylene polymerization catalyzed by Cp2ZrCl2/carbon nanotube system. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 2006, 255, 10-15.
6. Junfeng Zhou, Li Wang, Xiaochen Dong, Tao Chen, Qiang Yang, Chang Chen, Xu Chen. Preparation of organic/inorganic hybrid nanoballs using aggregates of PTMSPMA-b-PSMA-Fc-PSMA-b-PTMSPMA block copolymers as precursors. Nanotechnology, 2006, 17, 2745-2751.
7. Guohua Jiang, Li Wang, Chang Chen, Xiaochen Dong, Tao Chen, Qiang Yang. Macroscopic self-assembly of hyperbranched polyesters. Polymer, 2006, 47, 12-17.
8. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Weidong Xiang, Junfeng Zhou, Qiaohua Tan. Preparation of polymer-grafted carbon black nanoparticles by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization. Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2007, 45, 3451-3459.
9. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Weidong Xiang, Junfeng Zhou, Jianhua Li. Grafting polymers onto carbon black surface by trapping polymer radicals. Polymer, 2007, 48, 2866-2873.
10. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Weidong Xiang, Junfeng Zhou. A temperature-responsive carbon black nanoparticle prepared by surface-induced reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. Polymer, 2007, 48, 3444-3451.
11. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Weidong Xiang, Junfeng Zhou, Libo Deng, Jianhua Li. Preparation of core-shell carbon black nanoparticles and their crystallization-induced orientation. European Polymer Journal, 2007, 43, 1718-1723.
12. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Weidong Xiang, Junfeng Zhou, Guohua Jiang. Modification of carbon black through grafting multihydroxyl hyperbranched polyether onto its surface. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2007, 103, 2086-2092.
13. Xiaohe Yang, Qiang Yang, Hao Yang, Li Wang, Yuquan Chen. Performance and mechanism of screen-printed carbon paste electrode glucose biosensors based on functional carbon black. Chinese Journal of Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 35(12), 1751-1755.
14. Junfeng Zhou, Li Wang, Xiaochen Dong, Qiang Yang, Jianjun Wang, Haojie Yu, Xu Chen. Preparation of organic/inorganic hybrid nanomaterials using aggregates of poly(stearyl methacrylate)-b-poly(3-(trimethoxysily) propyl methacrylate) as precursor. European Polymer Journal, 2007, 43, 1736-1743.
15. Junfeng Zhou, Li Wang, Xiaochen Dong, Tao Chen, Qiang Yang, Qiaohua Tan, Jianjun Wang. Study on synthesis of two-armed polymers containing a crown ether core and their self-assembly behaviors in selective solvents. European Polymer Journal, 2007, 43, 2088-2095.
16. Junfeng Zhou, Li Wang, Qiang Yang, Xiaochen Dong, Haojie Yu. Synthesis and self- assembly of comb-like amphiphilic copolymer poly(maleic anhydride-alt-stearyl methacrylate)-b-poly(stearyl methacrylate). Colloid and Polymer Science, 2007, 5, 1736-1743.
17. Jia Huo, Li Wang, Haojie Yu, Libo Deng, Junfeng Zhou, Qiang Yang. Synthesis and electrochemical behavior of linear oligo (ferrocenylsilane) and hyperbranched poly(ferrocenylsilane). Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics, 2007, 2880-2889.
18. Junfeng Zhou, Li Wang, Qiang Yang, Qinquan Liu, Haojie Yu, Zhenrong Zhao. Novel thermoreponsive and pH-responsive aggregates from self-assembly of triblock copolymer PSMA-b-PNIPAAm-b-PSMA. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2007, 111, 5573-5580.
19. Qiang Yang, Shuai Li, Xuejun Pan. Synthesis of fluorescent chitosan and its application in noncovalent functionalization of carbon nanotubes. Biomacromolecules, 2008, 9 (12), 3422-3426.
20. Qiang Yang, Shuai Li, Jinjin Zhou, Fachuang Lu, Xuejun Pan. Functionalization of multiwalled carbon nanotubes by pyrene-labeled hydroxypropyl cellulose Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112, 12934-12939.
21. Jianguo Cheng, Li Wang, Jia Huo, Haojie Yu, Qiang Yang, Libo Deng. Study on synthesis of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) grafted carbon black and temperature-dependence conductivity of grafted carbon black/epoxy composites. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2008, 46 (15), 1529-1535.
22. Junfeng Zhou, Li Wang, Xiaochen Dong, Qiang Yang, Libo Deng, Jia Huo, Qiaohua Tan, Qingquan Liu. Preparation of organic/inorganic hybrid nanomaterials using aggregates of star block copolymer consisting of poly(stearyl methacrylate) and poly (3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyl methacrylate) as precursor. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2008, 108 (3), 2010-2016.
23. Libo Deng, Li Wang, Jia Huo, Qiaohua Tan, Qiang Yang, Haojie Yu, Haoqi Gao, Jianfeng Wang. Preparation of N,N'-Bisethoxyethane [12] amideferrocenophane and Its Application in Anion Recognition. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2008, 112 (17), 5333-5337.
24. Chang Chen, Li Wang, Haojie Yu, Guohua Jiang, Qiang Yang, Junfeng Zhou, Weidong Xiang, Jinfeng Zhang. Study on the growth mechanism of silver nanorods in the nanowire-seeding polyol process. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2008, 107 (1), 13-17.
25. Jianhua Ding, Li Wang, Haojie Yu, Qiang Yang and Libo Deng. Progress in synthesis of polyphosphazenes. Designed Monomers and Polymers, 2008, 11, 215-222.
26. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Jia Huo, Jianhua Ding, Weidong Xiang. Novel comb- structured polymer-grafted carbon black by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization and ring-opening polymerization. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2010, 117, 824-827.
27. Qiang Yang, Xuejun Pan, Feng Huang, Kecheng Li. Fabrication of high-concentration and stable aqueous suspensions of graphene nanosheets by noncovalent functionalization with natural polymers. Journal of Physical Chemistry Part C, 2010, 114, 3811-3816.
28. Qiang Yang and Xuejun Pan. Preparation and characterization of water-soluble single wall carbon nanotubes by hybridization with hydroxypropyl cellulose derivatives. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2010, 49, 2747-2751.
29. Qiang Yang and Xuejun Pan. A facile approach for fabricating fluorescent cellulose. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2010, 117, 3639-3644.
30. Li Shuai, Qiang Yang, Junyong Zhu, Fachuang Lu, P.J.Weimer, Johan Ralph, and Xuejun Pan. Comparative study of SPORL and dilute acid pretreatments of spruce for cellulosic ethanol production. Bioresource Technology, 2010, 101, 3106-3114.
31. Qiang Yang, Xuejun Pan, Fang Huang and Kecheng Li. Synthesis and characterization of cellulose fibers grafted with hyperbranched poly(3-methyl-3-oxetanemethanol). Cellulose, 2011, 18, 1611-1621.
32. Qiang Yang, Xuejun Pan, Kimmy Clarke and Kecheng Li. Covalent functionalization of graphene with polysaccharides. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2012, 51, 310-317.
33. Qiang Yang, Xuejun Pan. Pretreatment of Agave Americana stalk for enzymatic saccharification. Bioresource Technology, 2012, 126, 336-340.
34. Zhiqiang Li, Qiang Yang, Zehui Jiang, Benhua Fei, Zhiyong Cai, Xuejun Pan. Comparative study of sulfite (SPORL), dilute acid and NaOH pretreatments of bamboo for enzymatic saccharification. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 2012, 6, 544-551.
35. Guohua Jiang, Tao Chen and Qiang Yang. Editorial photocatalytic materials. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2012, 186948.
36. Dongsheng Zhang, Qiang Yang, Junyong Zhu, Xuejun Pan. Sulfite (SPORL) pretreatment of switchgrass for enzymatic saccharification. Bioresource Technology, 2013, 129, 127-134.

Conference Presentation (7):
37. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Junfeng Zhou, Tianxu Sun. Preparation of poly(ε-caprolactone) grafted carbon black by surface-initiated ring-opening polymerization and its crystallization-induced orientation. Fifth International Conference on Inorganic Materials, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 23-26, 2006.
38. Xuejun Pan, Li Shuai, Qiang Yang and J. Y. Zhu. SPORL Pretreatment for cellulose ethanol production. 31st Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 3-6, 2009.
39. Qiang Yang and Xuejun Pan. Behaviors and impacts of lignin during bioconversion of lignocellulose to ethanol. 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 1-5, 2011.
40. Xuejun Pan and Qiang Yang. Understanding the impact of lignin on enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic substrate. AIChE Annual Meeting, 2011.
41. Shuai Li, Qiang Yang and Xuejun Pan. Cellulase-mimetic solid acids for cellulose hydrolysis. 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, April 30-May 3, 2012.
42. Qiang Yang and Xuejun Pan. Interactions between lignin and cellulases and the strategies to reduce the impact of lignin on enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose. 34th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, April 30-May 3, 2012.
43. Qiang Yang and Xuejun Pan. Rational design of cellulase-mimetic polymeric acid catalysts for saccharification of lignocelluloses. 245th ACS national meeting, 2013.

Patent (1):
44. Qiang Yang, Li Wang, Haojie Yu, Junfeng Zhou. A preparation method of water dispersible carbon black by surface graft modification. Chinese Patent No.: ZL200610155008.0

Google scholar citation (citations: 689, H-index: 15):
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Professional Affiliations

2011 Member of American Chemical Society
2011 Member of AIChE
2011 Member of Sigma Xi