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Chongyin Yang (杨重寅), PhD

Assistant Professor, Tesla Canada Chair
Associate Graduate Coordinator, Co-op Coordinator

Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science

Department of Chemistry

Room 224, 6310 Coburg Road, Halifax, NS  B3H 4R2

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Tel : 902-494-3915

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2011 – 2014          Ph.D. in Materials Physics and Chemistry

                              Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2008 – 2011          Master in Materials Physics and Chemistry

                              Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2004 – 2008          B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering

                              Nanjing University


2021 – Present      Assistant Professor, Tesla Canada Chair

                              Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science

                              Dalhousie University, Canada

2015 – 2020          Assistant Research Scientist

                              Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

                              University of Maryland at College Park, U.S.

2014 – 2015          Research Associate

                              Shanghai Institute of Ceramics

                              Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


  • University of Maryland’s 2020 Invention of the Year Award

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences President Award

  • “Dongsheng Yan” Academic Special Scholarship in SICCAS

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS              CITATION: 13104     H-INDEX: 45     (AS OF 03/01/2023)

  1. C. Yang, J. Chen, X. Ji, T. P. Pollard, X. Lü, C. Sun, S. Hou, Q. Liu, C. Liu, T. Qing, Y. Wang, O. Borodin, Y. Ren, K. Xu, C. Wang*, Aqueous Li-ion Battery Enabled by Halogen Conversion-Intercalation Chemistry in Graphite, Nature (2019) 69, 245-250

  2. C Yang, J Xia, C Cui, TP Pollard, J Vatamanu, A Faraone, JA Dura, M Tyagi, A Kattan, E Thimsen, J Xu, W Song, E Hu, X Ji, S Hou, X Zhang, MS Ding, S Hwang, D Su, Y Ren, X-Q Yang, H Wang, O Borodin*, Chunsheng Wang*, All-Temperature Zinc Batteries with High-Entropy Aqueous Electrolyte, Nature Sustainability,

  3. C. Yang, J. Chen, T. Qing, J. Chen, X. Fan, W. Sun, A. v. Cresce, M. S. Ding, M. A. Schroeder, N. Eidson, C. Wang*, K. Xu*, 4.0 V Aqueous Li-ion Batteries, Joule (2017) 1, 122–132.

  4. C. Yang, X. Ji, X. Fan, T. Gao, L. Suo, F. Wang, W. Sun, J. Chen, L. Chen, F. Han, L. Miao, K. Xu, K. Gerasopoulos, C. Wang*, Flexible Aqueous Li-ion Battery with High Energy and Power Densities, Advanced Materials (2017) 29, 1701972.

  5. C. Yang, L. Suo, O. Borodin, F. Wang, W. Sun, T. Gao, X. Fan, S. Hou, Z. Ma, K. Amine, K. Xu, C. Wang*, Unique aqueous Li-ion/sulfur chemistry with high energy density and reversibility, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2017) 114, 6197-6202.

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