YANG Yijun

Professional title:Associate Professor

Office No.:010-51685487


2012.9 ~2015.6 Peking University   Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry

2010.9 ~2015.6 Chinese Academy of Science Institute of Chemistry

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry  Academician Prof. Dr. Jiannian Yao

2005.9~2009.6 Sichuan University College of Polymer Science & Engineering Chengdu

B.Eng. in Polymer Materials & Engineering 

Professional Experience

Dr. Yijun Yang received the PhD degree in 2015 from Peaking University and Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), and then moved to Beijing Jiaotong University in 2016. He is currently an associate professor in department of physics. His research interest mainly focused on rational design and fabrication of functional transition metal compounds, which could be utilized in energy storage and catalysis. Dr. Yang seek to understand the chemical and physical properties of these nanomaterials and to explore their structure-performance relationship. He has published more than 40 SCI papers in Joule, Energy Environ. Sci., Adv. Mater., Nano Energy and such on as first author or corresponding author.

Research Field

Functional transition metal compounds for energy storage (such as lithium ion batteries, sodium ion batteries.) and catalysis.


  1. “Key Program for International S&T Cooperation Projects of China” from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China 2019YFE0123000 Dec. 2020- Nov. 2023 (Sub-project)
  2. National Natural Science Foundation of China for Youth Scientist 51802013 Jan. 2019- Dec. 2021.
  3. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities 2019RC021 Apr. 2018- Sep. 2023.
  4. Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities 2017JBM068 Jan. 2017- Dec. 2018.
  5. China Postdoctoral Fund 2017M620596 Dec. 2017- Sep. 2018.

Teaching Courses

Inorganic Materials and Transition Metals (M208012B)

Principles of Chemical Engineering (M208021B)

Physical Experiment for College Student


1. The Role of Geometric Sites in 2D Materials for Energy Storage, Joule, 2018, 2 (6): 1075-1094; Yang, Yijun#; Liu, Xizheng#; Zhu, Zhian; Zhong, Yeteng; Bando, Yoshio; Golberg, Dmitri; Yao, Jiannian; Wang, Xi*, IF= 27.054, An1.

2. “Protrusions” or “Holes” in Graphene: Which is the Better Choice for Sodium Ion Storage?, Energy & Environmental Science, 2017, 10 (4): 979-986; Yang, Yijun#; Tang, Dai-Ming#; Zhang, Chao#; Zhang, Yihui#; Liang, Qifeng*; Chen, Shimou; Weng, Qunhong; Zhou, Min; Xue, Yanming; Liu, Jiangwei; Wu, Jinghua; Cui, Qiu Hong; Lian, Chao; Hou, Guolin; Yuan, Fangli; Bando, Yoshio; Golberg, Dmitri*; Wang, Xi*; IF= 30.289, An1.

3. In Situ Electrochemistry of Rechargeable Battery Materials: Status Report and Perspectives , Advanced Materials, 2017, 29 (31): 1606922; Yang, Yijun#; Liu, Xizheng#*; Dai, Zhonghua; Yuan, Fangli; Bando, Yoshio; Golberg, Dmitri*; Wang, Xi*; IF= 27.398, An1.

4. Stress-Relieving Defects Enable Ultra-Stable Silicon Anode for Li-Ion Storage; Nano Energy, 2020, 70: 104568; Zhou, Yunzhan#; Yang, Yijun#; Hou, Guolin#; Yi, Ding; Zhou, Bo; Chen, Shimou; Tran Dai Lam; Yuan, Fangli; Golberg, Dmitri; Wang, Xi*; 共同 IF= 16.602, An1.

5. Curving Effects of Concave Dodecahedral Nanocarbons Enable Enhanced Li-Ion Storage, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2018, 6(30): 14894-14902; Liu, Huan#; Zhang, Yaru#; Dong, Jinyang; Ye, Tao; Hao, Jianmin; Yang, Yijun*; Jiang, Xiangfen*; Kang, Xiaohong*; Bando, Yoshio; Wang, Xi*; IF= 11.301, An2.

6. Temperature-Dependent Li Storage Performance in Nanoporous Cu-Ge-Al Alloy; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019, 11(9): 9073-9082; Ma, Wenqing; Wang, Yahui; Yang, Yijun*; Wang, Xi; Yuan, Zhihao; Liu, Xizheng*; Ding, Yi;  IF= 8.758, An2.

7. Fe3+-Stabilized Ti3C2Tx MXene Enables Ultrastable Li-ion Storage at Low Temperature, Journal of Materials Science & Technology, 2021, 67 (20): 156-164; Zhao, Nana#; Zhang, Fengchu#; Zhan, Fei; Yi, Ding*; Yang, Yijun*; Cui, Weibin*; Wang, Xi;  IF= 6.155, An1.

8. Precise Fabrication of Single-Atom Alloy Co-Catalyst with Optimal Charge State for Enhanced Photocatalysis, National Science Review, 2021, 8(1): nwaa224; Pan, Yating; Qian, Yunyang; Zheng, Xusheng; Chu, Sheng-Qi; Yang, Yijun; Ding, Chunmei; Wang, Xi; Yu, Shu-Hong; Jiang, Hai-Long*; IF= 16.693, An1.

9. Hybrid Two-Dimensional Materials in Rechargeable Battery Applications and Their Microscopic Mechanisms, Chemical Society Reviews, 2016, 45(15): 4042-4073; Wang, Xi#*; Weng, Qunhong#*; Yang, Yijun; Bando, Yoshio; Gotberg, Dmitri*;  IF= 42.846, An1.

10. Improved Li+ Storage through Homogeneous N-Doping within Highly Branched Tubular Graphitic Foam, Advanced Materials, 2017, 29(6): 1603692; Dong, Jinyang#; Xue, Yanming#*; Zhang, Chao#; Weng, Qunhong; Dai, Pengcheng; Yang, Yijun; Zhou, Min; Li, Cuiling; Cui, Qiuhong; Kang, Xiaohong; Tang, Chengchun*; Bando, Yoshio; Golberg, Dmitri*; Wang, Xi*; IF= 27.398, An1.