Faculty

Liang
Dr. Yanliang Liang, Senior Member IEEE
Research Assistant Professor
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4400 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: yliang7 [at] central.uh.edu

Education: 

Postdoctoral, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Ph.D., Materials Physics and Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Research Interests: 

Organic functional materials

Solid-state batteries

Multivalent metal batteries

Aqueous batteries

Lithium and sodium batteries

Selected Publications: 

Yanliang Liang, Hui Dong, Doron Aurbach, Yan Yao “Current status and future directions of multivalent metal-ion batteries” Nat. Energy 2020, 5, 646–656

Hui Dong, Oscar Tutusaus, Yanliang Liang, Ye Zhang, Zachary Lebens-Higgins, Wanli Yang, Rana Mohtadi, Yan Yao “High-power Mg batteries enabled by heterogeneous enolization redox chemistry and weakly coordinating electrolyte” Nat. Energy 2020 (accepted).

Hui Dong, Yanliang Liang, Oscar Tutusaus, Rana Mohtadi, Ye Zhang, Fang Hao, Yan Yao “Directing Mg-storage chemistry in organic polymers toward high-energy Mg batteries” Joule 2019, 3, 782–793 (front cover).

Philippe Poizot, Joël Gaubicher, Stéven Renault, Lionel Dubois, Yanliang Liang, Yan Yao “Opportunities and challenges for organic electrodes in electrochemical energy storage” Chem. Rev. 2020, 120, 6490–6557.

Fang Hao, Xiaowei Chi, Yanliang Liang, Ye Zhang, Rong Xu, Hua Guo, Tanguy Terlier, Hui Dong, Kejie Zhao, Jun Lou, Yan Yao “Taming active material–solid electrolyte interfaces with organic cathode for all-solid-state batteries” Joule 2019, 3, 1349–1359.

Yanliang Liang, Yan Yao “Positioning organic electrode materials in the battery landscape” Joule 2018, 2, 1690–1706.

Xiaowei Chi, Yanliang Liang, Fang Hao, Ye Zhang, Justin Whiteley, Hui Dong, Pu Hu, Sehee Lee, Yan Yao “Tailored organic electrode material compatible with sulfide electrolyte for stable all-solid-state sodium batteries” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 2630–2634 (front cover).

Yanliang Liang, Yan Jing, Saman Gheytani, Kuan-Yi Lee, Ping Liu, Antonio Facchetti, Yan Yao “Universal quinone electrodes for long cycle life aqueous rechargeable batteries” Nat. Mater. 2017, 16, 841–848.

Hyun Deog Yoo, Yanliang Liang, Hui Dong, Junhao Lin, Hua Wang, Yisheng Liu, Lu Ma, Tianpin Wu, Yifei Li, Qiang Ru, Yan Jing, Qinyou An, Wu Zhou, Jinghua Guo, Jun Lu, Sokrates T. Pantelides, Xiaofeng Qian, Yan Yao “Fast kinetics of magnesium monochloride cations in interlayer-expanded titanium disulfide for magnesium rechargeable batteries” Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 339.

Yanliang Liang, Yan Yao “Advancing electrolytes towards stable organic batteries” Gen. Chem. 2017, 9, 207–212.

Yanliang Liang, Zhihua Chen, Yan Jing, Yaoguang Rong, Antonio Facchetti, Yan Yao “Heavily n-dopable π-conjugated redox polymers with ultrafast energy storage capability” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 4956–4959 (JACS spotlight & ACS Editors’ Choice).

Yanliang Liang, Hyun Deog Yoo, Yifei Li, Jing Shuai, Hector A. Calderon, Francisco Carlos Robles Hernandez, Lars C. Grabow, Yan Yao “Interlayer-expanded molybdenum disulfide nanocomposites for electrochemical magnesium storage” Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 2194–2202.

Yanliang Liang, Peng Zhang, Jun Chen “Function-oriented design of conjugated carbonyl compound electrodes for high energy lithium batteries” Chem. Sci. 2013, 4, 1330–1337.

Yanliang Liang, Zhanliang Tao, Jun Chen “Organic electrode materials for rechargeable lithium batteries” Adv. Energy Mater. 2012, 2, 742–769 (inside front cover).

Yanliang Liang, Rujun Feng, Siqi Yang, Hua Ma, Jing Liang, Jun Chen “Rechargeable Mg batteries with graphene-like MoS2 cathode and ultrasmall Mg nanoparticle anode”, Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 640–643.

Yanliang Liang, Bo Peng, Jing Liang, Zhanliang Tao, Jun Chen “Triphenylamine-based dyes bearing functionalized 3,4-propylenedioxythiophene linkers with enhanced performance for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Org. Lett. 2010, 12, 1204–1207.

Jia Wang, Yanliang Liang, Jin Qu “Boiling water-catalyzed neutral and selective N-Boc deprotection”, Chem. Commun. 2009, 5144–5146.