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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Materials Science H-index 201 Citations 202,943 497 World Ranking 8 National Ranking 6

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2020 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2016 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2015 - Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation

2012 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2011 - MRS Medal, Materials Research Society For outstanding contributions in the creative synthesis and assembly of semiconductor nanowires and their heterostructures, and innovations in nanowire-based photonics, thermoelectrics, solar energy conversion and nanofluidic applications

2010 - Fellow of the Materials Research Society

2007 - National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award Chemistry

2005 - ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS)

2001 - Fellow of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2001 - Hellman Fellow


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Semiconductor
  • Nanotechnology
  • Organic chemistry

His primary areas of study are Nanotechnology, Nanowire, Optoelectronics, Nanostructure and Nanocrystal. His Nanotechnology research includes elements of Photonics and Heterojunction. His Nanowire research integrates issues from Nanoscopic scale, Silicon, Chemical vapor deposition and Semiconductor.

Peidong Yang studied Optoelectronics and Electrical resistivity and conductivity that intersect with Thermoelectric generator and Thermal conductivity. His study in Nanocrystal is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Octahedron, Plasmon, Nucleation, Platinum and Dispersity. His Nanoparticle study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Catalysis, Adsorption and Platinum nanoparticles.

His most cited work include:

  • One‐Dimensional Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications (7226 citations)
  • Nanowire dye-sensitized solar cells (4697 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His scientific interests lie mostly in Nanotechnology, Nanowire, Optoelectronics, Chemical engineering and Nanostructure. His work on Nanotechnology deals in particular with Nanocrystal, Nanoparticle, Nanoscopic scale, Epitaxy and Chemical vapor deposition. His Nanowire research includes themes of Photonics, Silicon, Heterojunction, Semiconductor and Perovskite.

He interconnects Thermoelectric effect and Laser in the investigation of issues within Optoelectronics. Peidong Yang has included themes like Inorganic chemistry, Oxide and Catalysis, Mesoporous material in his Chemical engineering study. Peidong Yang combines subjects such as Electrocatalyst and Electrochemistry with his study of Catalysis.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Nanotechnology (56.52%)
  • Nanowire (56.37%)
  • Optoelectronics (33.07%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Perovskite (11.80%)
  • Halide (7.76%)
  • Nanowire (56.37%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Peidong Yang spends much of his time researching Perovskite, Halide, Nanowire, Chemical engineering and Nanotechnology. His Perovskite study combines topics in areas such as Chemical physics, Optoelectronics, Heterojunction, Photoluminescence and Phase. His Halide research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Ion exchange, Thermoelectric effect, Semiconductor, Electrical resistivity and conductivity and Caesium.

His studies in Nanowire integrate themes in fields like Benzoin, Ionic bonding, Reducing agent and Anisotropy. His Chemical engineering research incorporates elements of Heterogeneous catalysis, Catalysis, Electrochemistry and Oxygen. His research integrates issues of Artificial photosynthesis, Carbon fixation and Solar energy in his study of Nanotechnology.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Janus monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (464 citations)
  • Janus monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (464 citations)
  • Catalyst electro-redeposition controls morphology and oxidation state for selective carbon dioxide reduction (256 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Semiconductor
  • Organic chemistry
  • Oxygen

Peidong Yang mainly focuses on Catalysis, Electrochemistry, Chemical engineering, Inorganic chemistry and Nanotechnology. As part of one scientific family, Peidong Yang deals mainly with the area of Catalysis, narrowing it down to issues related to the Reversible hydrogen electrode, and often Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and Copper. His research in Chemical engineering intersects with topics in Tandem and Sheet structure.

His Inorganic chemistry study incorporates themes from Perovskite and Carbon monoxide. His biological study focuses on Nanowire. His research investigates the connection between Nanowire and topics such as Ionic bonding that intersect with issues in Optoelectronics.

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Top Publications


Michael H. Huang;Samuel Mao;Henning Feick;Haoquan Yan.
Science (2001)

10797 Citations

One‐Dimensional Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Younan Xia;Peidong Yang;Yugang Sun;Yiying Wu.
Advanced Materials (2003)

9828 Citations

Nanowire dye-sensitized solar cells

Matt Law;Matt Law;Lori E. Greene;Lori E. Greene;Justin C. Johnson;Richard Saykally.
Nature Materials (2005)

6417 Citations

Enhanced thermoelectric performance of rough silicon nanowires

Allon I. Hochbaum;Renkun Chen;Raul Diaz Delgado;Wenjie Liang.
Nature (2008)

4324 Citations

Catalytic Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanowires by Vapor Transport

Michael H. Huang;Yiying Wu;Henning Feick;Ngan Tran.
Advanced Materials (2001)

3448 Citations

Generalized syntheses of large-pore mesoporous metal oxides with semicrystalline frameworks

Peidong Yang;Dongyuan Zhao;David I. Margolese;Bradley F. Chmelka.
Nature (1998)

2948 Citations

Nanowire ultraviolet photodetectors and optical switches

Hannes Kind;Haoquan Yan;Benjamin Messer;Matthew Law.
Advanced Materials (2002)

2455 Citations

Shape Control of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals

Andrea R. Tao;Susan Habas;Peidong Yang.
Small (2008)

2343 Citations

Controlled growth of ZnO nanowires and their optical properties

P. Yang;H. Yan;S. Mao;R. Russo.
Advanced Functional Materials (2002)

2288 Citations

Light Trapping in Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells

Erik Garnett;Peidong Yang.
Nano Letters (2010)

2180 Citations

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