School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

School of Engineering and Computer Science

Engineering Center, Room 301
115 Library Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4479
(location map)
Dean's Office: (248) 370-2217
Academic Advising: (248) 370-2201
secsadvising@oakland.edu

Ankun Yang, Ph.D.

A head shot of Ankun Yang.Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office: 328 EC
Phone: (248) 370-2870
Email: ankunyang@oakland.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/view/ankunyang/home

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2016
  • M.S., B.S., Tsinghua University, 2011, 2008

  • 2020-present: Assistant professor, Oakland University
  • 2019-2020: Senior Process Engineer, Intel Corporation
  • 2016-2019: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stanford University

Teaching

  • Properties of Materials

Research

  • Energy-efficient materials and devices: photonics, 2D materials, thermal management
  • High energy-density battery: Li-S battery
  • In-situ and operando study of energy-related materials: optical microscopy and spectroscopy

Selected Publications

  1. Yang#, G. Zhou#, S. Fakra, H.Y. Hwang, J. Qin, S. Chu, Y. Cui, et al, “Electrochemical generation of liquid and solid sulfur on two-dimensional layered materials with distinct areal capacities”, Nature Nanotechnology, 15, 231-237 (2020).
  2. Zhou#, A. Yang#, G. Gao#, L.-W. Wang, Y. Cui, et al, “Super-cooled liquid sulfur cathode towards high performance Li-S batteries”, Science Advances, 6, 21, eaay5098 (2020).
  3. Zhang#, A. Yang#, X. Wu#, S.-C. Zhang, M.L. Brongersma, J. Li, Y. Cui, et al, “Reversible and selective ion intercalation through top surface of few-layer MoS2”, Nature Communications 9, 5289 (2018).
  4. Yang, Y. Cui, et al, “Thermal management in nanofiber-based face mask”, Nano Letters 17 (6), 3506-3510 (2017).
  5. Yang, G.C. Schatz, T.W. Odom, et al, “Programmable and reversible plasmon mode engineering”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, 14201-14206 (2016).
  6. Yang, K. Aydin, T.W. Odom, et al, "Unidirectional lasing from template-stripped two-dimensional plasmonic crystals" ACS Nano 9, 11582-11588 (2015).
  7. Yang, M.H. Mikkelsen, G.C. Schatz, T.W. Odom, et al, “Real-time tunable lasing from plasmonic nanocavity arrays”, Nature Communications 6, 6939 (2015).
  8. Yang, R.P. Van Duyne, T.W. Odom, et al, “Hetero-oligomer nanoparticle arrays for plasmon-enhanced hydrogen sensing" ACS Nano 8, 7639-7647 (2014).

Awards

  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad (2016)
  • The John E. Hilliard Symposium Best Speaker Award, Northwestern University (2016)
  • MRS Fall Meeting Graduate Student Award (GSA) (2015)
  • International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) Outstanding Researcher Award (2015)
  • International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) Honorable Mention (2015)
  • MRSEC Fellowship, Northwestern University (2012-2014)

Academic Service

  • Guest editor: Photonics, Special issue: Functional Nanophotonic Materials and Structures
  • Referee for journals: Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, ACS Photonics, Materials Today Nano, Optics Express, Nanoscale, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, etc.