Yang Qin

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


  • B.S., Peking University (2000)
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University (2006)

Research Summary

Focus on design and synthesis of conjugated organic and polymeric materials, organic/inorganic hybrid materials, and their applications in energy and environment.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Sandia National Lab-UNM Alliance Award
  • UNM Research Allocation Award
  • UNM Office of Vice President for Research Equipment Award


“Templated interfacial synthesis of metal-organic framework (MOF) nano- and micro-structures with precisely controlled shapes and sizes.” Meng, L.; Yu, B.; and Qin, Y.* Communications Chemistry 2021, 4, 82. Link to Article

“Pressure Induced Assembly and Coalescence of Lead Chalcogenide Nanocrystals.” Meng, L.; Duwal, S.; Lane, J. M. D.; Ao, T.; Stoltzfus, B.; Knudson, M.; Park, C.; Chow, P.; Xiao, Y.; Fan, H.*; and Qin, Y.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 2688-2693. Link to Article

“Charge-Separated and Lewis Paired Metal-Organic Framework for Anion Exchange and CO2 Chemical Fixation.” Thapa, S.; Meng, L.; Hettiarachchi, E.; Bader, Y. K.; Dickie, D. A.; Rubasinghege, G.; Ivanov, S. A.; Vereeland, E. C. and Qin, Y.* Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 13788-13791. Link to Article

“Hybrid Conjugated Polymer/Magnetic Nanoparticle Composite Nanofibers through Cooperative Non-Covalent Interactions.” Meng, L.; Watson II, B. W. and Qin, Y.* Nanoscale Adv. 2020, 2, 2462-2470. Link to Article

“Bottom-Up Approaches for Precisely Nanostructuring Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Multi-Component Composites for Organic Photovoltaics.” Meng, L.; Fan, H.; Lane, J. M. D. and Qin, Y.* MRS Adv. 2020, 5, 2055-2065. Link to Article

“X-Ray Diffraction and Electron Microscopy Studies of the Size Effects on Pressure-Induced Phase Transitions in CdS Nanocrystals.” Meng, L.; Fan, H.*; Lane, J. M. D.; Baca, L;# Tafoya, J.#; Ao, T.; Stoltzfus, B.; Knudson, M.; Morgan, D.; Austin, K.; Austin, K.; Park, C. and Qin, Y.* MRS Adv. 2020, 5, 2447-2455. Link to Article

“Shape Dependence of Pressure-Induced Phase Transition in CdS Semiconductor Nanocrystals.” Meng, L.; Lane, J. M. D.; Baca, L;# Tafoya, J.#; Ao, T.; Stoltzfus, B.; Knudson, M.; Morgan, D.; Austin, K.; Park, C.; Chow, P.; Xiao, Y.; Li, R.; Qin, Y.* and Fan, H.* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 6505-6510. Link to Article

“Charge-Separated Metal-Organic Frameworks Derived from Boron Centered Tetrapods.” Thapa, S.; Dickie D. A. and  Qin, Y.* Cryst. Growth Des. 2020, 20, 1598-1608. Link to Article

“Triplet Excited-State Energetics and Dynamics in Molecular “Roller Wheels”.” Livshits, M.; He, W.;  Qin, Y.* and Rack, J. J.* J. Phys. Chem. C 2019123, 16556-16554. Link to Article

“Large Excited-State Conformational Displacements Expedite Triplet Formation in a Small Conjugated Oligomer.” Datko, B. D.; Livshits, M.; Zhang, Z.;  Qin, Y.; Jakubikova, E.; Rack, J. J. and Grey, J. K.* J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 201910, 1259-1263. Link to Article

“Cross-conjugated poly(selenylene vinylene)s.” Zhen Z. and Qin, Y.* Polym. Chem. 201910, 1018-1025. Link to Article

“Impact of side-chain extension on physical and electronic properties of cross-conjugated Poly(thienylene vinylene)s (PTVs).” Zhang, Z.; “A Charge-Separated Diamondoid Metal-Organic Framework.” Thapa, S.; Hettiarachchi, E.; Dickie, D. A.; Rubasinghege, G.* and Qin, Y.* Chem. Commun. 201854, 12654-12657. Link to Article

Yang Qin
Contact Information
Mailing Address25 King Hill Road, Unit 3136, Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Office LocationScience 1 - MZ218