Yu Tang

Ph.D., Professor


        Yu Tang received a B.S. degree from Lanzhou University in 1993. She then joined Prof. Xinmin Gan’s group at the Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University as a graduate student and performed research in the field of rare-earth functional complexes. She got her M.S. degree in the year of 1996. She was thereafter recommended to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Prof. Minyu Tan’s group at College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Lanzhou University, developing novel rare-earth functional complexes. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in June, 1999 and became a lecturer of chemistry at Lanzhou University in July. She was promoted to an associate professor in 2001 and a full professorship in 2007. Now she is Changjiang Scholar distinguished professor at Lanzhou University. She has received the Young Teacher Award of Fok Yingdong, Excellent Teacher Award of Bao Gang and Higher Education Teacher Award of Gansu Province. Her research fields include the synthesis and functional regulation of novel rare-earth complexes and their smart devices for luminescent probes, tumor markers/treatment, optical anti-counterfeiting, catalysis, and solar cells. 

Representative Publications

(1) Self-assembly induced luminescence of Eu3+-complexes and application in bioimaging, Ping-Ru Su, Tao Wang, Pan-Pan Zhou, Xiao-Xi Yang, Xiao-Xia Feng, Mei-Na Zhang, Li-Juan Liang, Yu Tang*, Chun-Hua Yan*, Natl. Sci. Rev., 2021, 8, nwab016.

(2) Highly Stable Perovskite Quantum Dots Modified by Europium Complex for Dual-Responsive Optical Encoding, Pengfei Feng, Xiaoxi Yang, Xiaoxia Feng, Guodong Zhao, Xiaochen Li, Jing Cao*, Yu Tang*, Chun-Hua Yan*, ACS Nano, 2021, 15, 6266-6275.

(3) Fabrication of layered double hydroxide microcapsules mediated by cerium doping in metal–organic frameworks for boosting water splitting, Huajie Xu, Changfu Shan, Xiaoxia Wu, Mingzi Sun, Bolong Huang, Yu Tang*, Chun-Hua Yan*, Energy Environ. Sci., 2020, 13, 2949-2956.   

(4) Perfection of perovskite grain boundary passivation by Eu-porphyrin complex for overall-stable perovskite solar cells, Xiaoxia Feng, Ruihao Chen, Zi-Ang Nan, Xudong Lv, Ruiqian Meng, Jing Cao*, and Yu Tang*Adv. Sci.2019, 1802040.

(5) Efficient grain boundary suture by low-cost tetra-ammonium zinc phthalocyanine for stable perovskite solar cells with expanded photoresponse, Jing Cao, Congping Li, Xudong Lv, Xiaoxia Feng, Ruiqian Meng, Yiying Wu*, Yu Tang*, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 11577-11580.

(6) MOF-derived hollow CoS decorated with CeOx nanoparticles for boosting oxygen evolution reaction electrocatalysis, Huajie Xu, Jing Cao, Changfu Shan, Bingkai Wang, Pinxian Xi*, Weisheng Liu, Yu Tang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57: 8654-8658.

(7) Plant sunscreen and Co(II)/(III) porphyrins for UV-resistant and thermally stable perovskite solar cells: from natural to artificial, Jing Cao*, Xudong Lv, Peng Zhang, Tracy T. Chuong, Binghui Wu, Xiaoxia Feng, Changfu Shan, Jiacheng Liu*, Yu Tang*, Adv. Mater., 2018, 30, 1800568.

(8) Stimuli-responsive lanthanide smart nanocomposite for multi-dimensional optical recording and encryption, Xiang Li, Yujie Xie, Bo Song, Hao-Li Zhang, Hao Chen, Huijuan Cai, Weisheng Liu, Yu Tang*, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2017, 56, 2689-2693.



Room 803, the Second Chemistry Building






19891993Lanzhou UniversityB.S.

19931996Lanzhou UniversityM.S.

19961999Lanzhou UniversityPh.D.