Yang Yang Ph.D.

Yang YangProfessor
Department of Bioengineering

Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering
UCLA Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Engineering V 2121-C
 | Yang Yang Lab



  • B.S., Physics, National Cheng-Kung University, 1982
  • M.S., Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts, 1988
  • Ph.D., Physics and Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts, 1992

Awards and Recognitions

  • The Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering, July 2011
  • Top Hot Researcher in 2010, Science Watch, 2010
  • Highest-Cited Paper, Advanced Functional Materials, 2010
  • Highest-Cited Paper, Journal of American Chemical Society (JACS), 2008-2010
  • IEEE Photovoltaic Expert, 2009.

Research Interests

  1. Thin film solar-cell-based on organic/polymeric materials
  2. Transparent OPV cells
  3. Energy-efficient LCD Display
  4. Thin film solar-cell based on CIGS
  5. Organic/polymeric nonvolatile memory devices
  6. Graphene

Recent Papers

  1. Liu Y., Yang Y.M., Chen C.-C., Chen Q., Dou L., Hong Z., Li G., Yang Y. “Solution-Processed Small Molecules Using Different Electron Linkers for High-Performance Solar Cells.” Advanced Materials. 2013.
  2. Hawks S.A., Deledalle F., Yao J., Rebois D.G., Li G., Nelson J., Yang Y., Kirchartz T., Durrant J.R. “Relating Recombination, Density of States, and Device Performance in an Efficient Polymer-Fullerene Organic Solar Cell Blend.” Advanced Energy Materials. 2013.
  3. You J., Chen C.-C., Hong Z., Yoshimura K., Ohya K., Xu R., Ye S., Gao J., Li G., Yang Y. “10.2% Power Conversion Efficiency Polymer Tandem Solar Cells Consisting of Two Identical Sub-Cells.” Advanced Materials. 2013.
  4. Dou L., Chen C.-C., Yoshimura K., Ohya K., Chang W.-H., Gao J., Liu Y., Richard E., Yang Y. “Synthesis of 5H-Dithieno[3,2-b:2′,3′-d]pyran as an Electron-Rich Building Block for Donor-Acceptor Type Low-Bandgap Polymers.” Macromolecules. 2013(46):3384-3390.
  5. Jankovi V., Yang Y.M., You J., Dou L., Liu Y., Cheung P., Chang J.P., Yang Y. “Active Layer-Incorporated, Spectrally Tuned Au/SiO2 Core/Shell Nanorod-Based Light Trapping for Organic Photovoltaics.” ACS Nano. 2013.
  6. Yang W., Duan H.-S., Cha K.C., Hsu C.-J,. Hsu W.-C., Zhou H., Bob B., Yang Y. “A molecular solution approach to synthesize electronic quality Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films.” Journal of American Chemical Society. 2013(135):6915-6920.
  7. Dou L., Chang W.H., Gao J., Chen C.-C., You J., Yang Y. “A Selenium-Substituted Low-Bandgap Polymer with Versatile Photovoltaic Applications.” Advanced Materials. 2013(25), 825-831.
  8. You J., Dou L., Yoshimura K., Kato T., Ohya K., Moriarty T., Emery K., Chen C.-C., Gao J., Li G., Yang Y. “A polymer tandem solar cell with 10.6% power conversion efficiency.” Nature Communications. 2013 (4):1446.
  9. Hsu W.-C., Repins I., Beall C., DeHart C., Teeter G., To B., Yang Y., Noufi R. “The effect of Zn excess on kesterite solar cells.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2013(113):160-164.
  10. Chung C.-H., Bob B., Lei B., Li S.-H., Hou W.W., Yang Y. “Hydrazine solution-processed CuIn(Se,S)2 thin film solar cells: Secondary phases and grain structure.” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2013(113):148-152.