Assoc Prof YAN Ning

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Yan is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS. He received his PhD (Chemistry) in 2009 and his BE (Chemistry) in 2004 at Peking University, China.

Singapore - NUS



Research Interest

- Biomass conversion
- Nanocatalysis
- Green chemistry

Key Publications

Z. Zhang, Y. Zhu, H. Asakura, B. Zhang, J. Zhang, M. Zhou, Y. Han, T. Tanaka, A. Wang, T. Zhang, N. Yan* “Thermally Stable Single Atom Pt/m-Al2O3 for Selective Hydrogenation and CO Oxidation” Nature Commun. 8, 16100, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms16100.

B. Zhang, H. Asakura, J. Zhang, J. Zhang, S. De, N. Yan* “Stabilizing Pt1 Single-atom Catalyst on Four-fold Hollow Sites on Supported Phosphomolybdic Acid without Compromising Activity” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 8319 – 8323.

Y. Wang, S. De, N. Yan* “Rational Control of Nano-scale Metal-catalysts for Biomass Conversion” Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 6210 – 6224 (Invited Feature Article, Inside Front Cover).

N. Yan*, X. Chen “Don't Waste Seafood Waste” Nature, 2015, 524, 155 – 157 (Invited Comment).

Y. Gao, X. Chen, J. Zhang, H. Asakura, T. Tanaka, K. Teramura, D. Ma*, N. Yan* “Popping of Graphite Oxide: Application in Preparing Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts” Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 4688 – 4694.