Yushan Yan

Henry Belin Du Pont Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

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Areas of Expertise

  • Works to develop new materials for use in renewable energy applications and electronics.
  • Specializes in zeolites (porous minerals composed of aluminum, silicon and oxygen) and their use in creating new materials.  Yan has used zeolites in materials for computer chips, coatings for the space station and aircraft, as well as desalination membranes (to remove salt from salt water).

  • Engineers catalysts and membranes for fuel cells, in hopes of creating cheaper, more durable products.

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