Yushan Yan


Distinguished Professor of 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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