The current position: Theoretical and Physical Chemistry
Yan Wan

Published Date: 2017-09-10

Yan Wan

Yan WanEnglish


Professor and Supervisor for Ph.D. candidates, Ph.D. (Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Postdoctor (Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, and Michigan State University)

Postal address: College of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University, Xinjiekouwaidajie 19, Beijing, 100875, China



2004-2010 Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry

2000-2004 Tsinghua University, Beijing

Bachelor in Chemistry


2010- 2011 Research Associate, Michigan State University

2011-2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Notre Dame

2014- 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Purdue University

2017 - 2018 Research Professor, Department of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University

2018 - Present Professor, Department of Chemistry, Beijing Normal University

Research Interests

Physical chemistry. Chemical dynamics. Ultrafast spectroscopy and ultrafast Microscopy.

Representative papers

  1. Long Yuan#, Ting-Fung Chung#, Agnieszka Kuc#, Yan Wan, Yang Xu, Yong P. Chen, Thomas Heine, Libai Huang*, “Photocarrier generation from interlayer charge-transfer transitions in WS2-graphene heterostructures”, Science Advances, 2018, 4: e1700324. 
  2. Tong Zhu#, Long Yuan#, Yan Zhao, Mingwei Zhou, Yan Wan, Jianguo Mei, Libai Huang*, “Highly mobile charge-transfer excitons in two-dimensional WS2/tetracene heterostructures”, Science Advances, 2018, 4: eaao3104.
  3. Tong Zhu#, Yan Wan#, Libai Huang*, “Direct Imaging of Frenkel Exciton Transport by Ultrafast Microscopy”, Acc. Chem. Res., 2017, 50, 1725–1733.
  4. Yan Wan#, Anna Stradomska#, Jasper Knoester*, Libai Huang*, “Direct Imaging of Exciton Transport in Tubular Porphyrin Aggregates by Ultrafast Microscopy”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 7287−7293.
  5. Zhi Guo, Yan Wan, Mengjin Yang, Jordan Snaider, Kai Zhu, Libai Huang*, “Long-Range Hot Carrier Transport in Hybrid Perovskites Visualized by Ultrafast Microscopy”, Science, 2017, 356, 59-62.
  6. Tong Zhu#, Yan Wan#, Zhi Guo, Justin Johnson, Libai Huang*, “Two Birds with One Stone: Tailoring Singlet Fission for Both Triplet Yield and Exciton Diffusion Length”, Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 7539-7547.
  7. Yan Wan, Zhi Guo, Tong Zhu, Suxia Yan, Justin Johnson, Libai Huang*, “Cooperative singlet and triplet exciton transport in tetracene crystals visualized by ultrafast microscopy”, Nature Chemistry, 2015, 7, 785–792.
  8. Zhi Guo, Joseph S Manser, Yan Wan, Prashant V Kamat, Libai Huang*, “Spatial and temporal imaging of long-range charge transport in perovskite thin films by ultrafast microscopy”, Nature communications, 2015, 6: 7471.
  9. Yan Wan#, Anna Stradomska#, Sarah Fong, Zhi Guo, Richard D Schaller, Gary P Wiederrecht, Jasper Knoester*, Libai Huang*, “Exciton Level Structure and Dynamics in Tubular Porphyrin Aggregates”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014, 118 (43), 24854-24865.

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