Yushan Yan is the Henry B. du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware and recently served as the founding Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship. He studied Chemical Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China, Catalysis at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He worked for AlliedSignal as Senior Staff Engineer before joining the University of California Riverside where he held the position of University Scholar, University of California Presidential Chair, and Department Chair. His major recognitions include the Breck Award from the International Zeolite Association, the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Energy Technology Award from the Electrochemical Society, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is an inventor on 25+ issued or pending patents that have led to startups (e.g., NanoH2O and W7energy); an author on 250+ journal publications (18,000+ citations, h-index = 72 and average citation/paper = 72, Web of Science); and an advisor for 30+ PhD students and 30+ postdoctoral researchers, with 20+ of them holding faculty positions.
Distinguished Engineering Professor
University of Delaware