Zhengyin Yang

Ph.D., Professor


Zhengyin Yang received a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University in 1986. He then joined Prof. Liufang Wang’s group at Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University as a graduate student and performed research in the field of Inorganic Chemistry. He got his M.S. degree in June, 1991. He thereafter went to Lanzhou University to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Prof. Rudong Yang’s group, developing novel complexes used as magnetic resonance imaging contrast. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in June, 1997 and became an associate professor of chemistry at Lanzhou University in1998. He was promoted to a full professorship in 2003. His current research interests include bioinorganic chemistry and nano-complex magnetic resonance imaging contrast.

Representative Publications

1. pH controlled release of chromone from Chromone-Fe3O4 namoparticles,

 Baodui Wang, Chenjie Xu, Jin Xie, Zhengyin Yang*, Shouheng Sun*, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2008,130,14436-7

2. Selective Detection of Iron(III) by Rhodamine-Modified Fe3O4 Nanoparticles,

Baodui Wang, Jun Hai, Zengchen Liu, Qin Wang, Zhengyin Yang*, and Shouheng Sun*, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit.,2010, 49,4576-4579

3. Coupling Luminescent Tb Complexes to Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for Imaging Applications,

Baodui WangJun Hai Qin WangTiangrongZhengyin Yang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 2011, 50 ,3063-3066

4. Dense layers of vertically oriented WO3 as improved anodes for photoelectrochemical water oxidation,

Dong-Dong Qin, Chun-Lan Tao, Stuart Friesen, Tsing-Hai Wang, Oomman K. Varghese, Ning-Zhong Bao, Zheng-Yin Yang*, Thomas E. Mallouk*, and Craig A. Grimes*, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 729

5. A strongly coupled Au/Fe3O4/GO hybrid materialwith enhanced nanozyme activity for highlysensitive colorimetric detection, and rapid and efficient removal of Hg2+in aqueous solutions,

Shou-ing Zhang, Hua Li, Zhiyi Wang, Jian Liu, Haoli Zhang, Baodui Wang*, and Zheng-yin Yang*,Nanoscale,2015,7, 8495–8502

6. Highly efficient degradation of organic dyes by palladium nanoparticles decorated on 2D magnetic reduced graphene oxide nanosheets,

Siliang Li, Hu Li, Jian Liu, Haoli Zhang, Yanmei Yang, Zheng-yin Yang* Linyun Wang, and Baodui Wang*, Dalton Transactions, 2015,44, 9193-9199

7. Magnetic nanoparticles modified with DTPA-AMC-rare earth for fluorescent and magnetic resonance dual mode imaging,

Zengchen Liu, Bo Li, Baodui Wang, Zheng-yin Yang*, Qin Wang, Tianrong Li, Dongdong Qin, Yong Li, Mingfang Wang and Mihui Yan, Dalton Transactions,2012,41,8723-8728

8. New cyclic supermolecular Zn(II) complex derived from N2O2 oxime chelate ligand with luminescence mechanochromism,

Shou-Ting Zhang, Tian-Rong Li, Bao-Dui Wang, Zheng-Yin Yang*, Jian Liu, Zhi-Yi Wang and Wen-Kui Dong, Dalton Transactions, 2014,43,2713-2717

9. A simple coumarin as a turn-on fluorescence sensor for Al(III) ions,

Tianrong Li, Ran Fang, Baodui Wang, Yongliang Shao, Jian Liu, Shouting Zhang Zheng-yin Yang*, Dalton Transactions, 2014,43,2741-2743

10. A ratiometric fluorescent chemosensor for Zn2+in aqueous solutionthrough an ESIPT coupled AIE process,

Jing-can Qin, Bao-dui Wang, Zheng-yin Yang*, Kai-chao Yu, Sensors and Actuators B:2016, 224, 892–898



Room 805, the Second Chemistry Building






1982-1986,Lanzhou University,B.S.

1988-1991,Lanzhou University,M.S.

1994-1997,Lanzhou University,Ph.D.