The Yin Group

at University of California, Riverside

 

 

 
 

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Last Modified: Nov. 2013

Science as Art

 

◄ "Baked Cupcakes"-- Magnetically assembled microspheres on a patterned substrate (color enhanced)

The Yin group
Department of Chemistry
University of California
Pierce Annex Rms 305 & 306
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: 951-827-3429
Fax: 951-827-4713

 

Welcome to the Yin Research Group at UC Riverside. Our group focuses on the synthesis, self-assembly, and functionalization of nanostructured materials for various applications.

 

 

News / History:

  • ☺☺September 2013, Michael Janner won a $10,000 Scholarship from the Davidson Institute for his research on nano-mirrors and photonic crystals. This award recognizes students 18 and under in a variety of fields who "have completed a significant piece of work"

     

  • May 2013, The Yin group moves to its new facility in Pierce Annex!

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  • ☺☺April 2013, Le He won a Graduate Student Silver Award as well as a Best Poster Award at the 2013 Materials Research Society spring meeting in San Francisco.

  • ☺☺ April 2013, Michael Dahl received the 2013-14 DYP (Dissertation-Year Programs) fellowship which supports students with "distinguished academic records

     

  • ☺☺April 2012, Zhengda Lu and Qiao Zhang won Graduate Student Silver Awards in the 2012 Materials Research Society spring meeting in San Francisco

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  • ☺☺ April 2012, Le He's image "Baked Cupcakes" won the second place award in the "Science as Art" competition at the 2012 MRS Spring meeting in San Francisco

  • ☺☺ April 2012, Le He and James Goebl received the 2012-13 DYP (Dissertation-Year Programs) fellowship which supports students with "distinguished academic records"

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  • ☺☺ May 2011, Michael Janner, a freshman at Redlands East Valley High School, won first place in his division at the California State Science Fair in Sacramento for his project "Synthesis and Manipulation of Silver and Gold Nano-Mirrors."  He also competed in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, and won four awards.

  • ☺☺May 2011, Yongxing Hu, the first PhD in the group, received the prestigious 2011 Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Argonne National Laboratory.

     

  • ☺☺April 2011, Qiao Zhang won a Graduate Student Silver Award in the 2011 Materials Research Society spring meeting for "promise for significant future achievement in materials research".

     

  • ☺☺April 2011, Qiao Zhang's image "Flowers in Wonderland" won the second place award in the "Science as Art" competition at the 2011 MRS Spring meeting in San Francisco.

     

  • ☺☺April 2011, Yongxing Hu and Qiao Zhang received the 2010 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Chinese Students Study Abroad.

     

  • ☺☺April 2010, Zhenda Lu and Qiao Zhang received the 2011-12 DYP (Dissertation-Year Programs) fellowship which supports students with "distinguished academic records".

     

  •  ☺☺January 2011, Zhenda Lu received the LabAutomation2011 Academic Travel Award from the Association for Laboratory Automation.

     

  • November, 2010, Yongxing Hu's image "Watermelon on Pandora" was featured by NOVA, the PBS science series, together with many other award-winning images of nanoscale materials. Here!

     

  • ☺☺May 2010, Qiao Zhang was selected to receive a Graduate Student Presentation Award for his oral presentation in Symposium O, 2010 MRS Spring meeting.

     

  • ☺☺May 2010, Yadong Yin received the DuPont Young Professor Grant.

     

  • ☺☺April 2010, Yongxing Hu received the 2010-11 DYP (Dissertation-Year Programs) fellowship which is intended to support students with "distinguished academic records".

     

  • ☺☺April 2010, Yongxing Hu's image "Watermelon on Pandora" won the second place award in the "Science as Art" competition at the 2010 MRS Spring meeting in San Francisco.

     

  • ☺☺February 2010, Yadong Yin received the 3M Nontenured Faculty Grant from 3M Company.

     

  • ☺☺February 2010, Yadong Yin received the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation.

     

  • ☺☺January 2010, Yadong Yin received the Distinguished Junior Faculty Award from the Chinese-American Chemistry Professor Association.

     

  •  ☺☺January 2010, Yadong Yin received the LabAutomation2010 Academic Travel Award from the Association for Laboratory Automation.

  • ☺☺June 2009, Tri Pham's Youtube video "What is the Color of Silver?" was selected as one of the winning entries in the NSF supported "Nationwide Undergraduate Chemistry Video Competition".  The project was carried out under Qiao's supervision.  Tri received an all-expense-paid trip to the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington D.C. (August 16, 2009) and presented his video to a national audience!

     

  • ☺☺May 2009, Yadong Yin was named a 2009 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA).

     

  • ☺☺☺December 2008, Zhenda Lu and Jianping Ge created a landscape painting by self-assembling polystyrene microspheres. They won the second place award in the "Science as Art" competition at the MRS meeting in Boston.

  • ☺☺☺May 2008, Sheba S. Plamthottam, a junior in Upland High School, has won the 4th place in California State Science Fair Competition in the Chemistry category.  Under Jianping's supervision, she carried out a project entitled “Green Preparation and Characterization of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanocrystals”.

     

  • August 2007, Tierui Zhang's general method for transferring hydrophobic nanocrystals into water was reported in Nano Lett, and highlighted in Science.

     

  • May 2007, Jianping Ge's paper on magnetically tunable photonic crystals was accepted for publication in Angew. Chem. as a VIP (very important paper) and cover article. 

     

  • March 2007, the group's first paper by Jianping Ge on magnetite nanocrystal clusters  was accepted for publication in Angew. Chem.

     

  • September 2006, Yongxing Hu joined the group as the first graduate student.

     

  • August 2006, Jianping Ge joined the group from Tsinghua University.

     

  • July 2006, Dr. Yadong Yin drove down from Berkeley to UCR, and started the group from two completely empty rooms.