Yanke Che Yanke Che

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Institute of Chemistry

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Since Jan. 2013


Postdoctoral Fellow                                                  Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry

Dept. of Materials and Engineering                          Institute of Chemistry

University of Utah                                                     Chinese Academy of Sciences

Advisor: Prof. Ling Zang                                           Advisor: Prof. Jincai Zhao

Aug. 2008-Oct. 2009                                                Sep. 2003-Jun. 2006

Assistant Scientist                                                      B.A. in Polymer Materials

Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry                      Dept. of Polymer Materials

Southern Illinois University Carbondale                   Xi'an Jiaotong University

Advisor: Prof. Ling Zang                                          Sep. 1996-Jun. 2000

Dec. 2006-Oct. 2008 


•   Marine Chemical Engineering Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2006)

•   Young ScientistAward-Excellence Award,Chinese Academy of Sciences (2005)

•   The Director of the Institute of Chemistry scholarship  (2005)

•   Excellent Student Scholarship, Xi'an JiaotongUniversity (1997-1999) 

Research Interests & Innovations

    My research covers broad range in nanomaterials, nanoscale and molecular imaging and probing, optoelectronic sensors and nanodevices, aiming at long-term real applications in the fields relevant to  environment.  Implementation of the research represents a synergism between 'making', 'measuring' and 'manipulating', where the conventional barriers between chemistry, physics and engineering will be broken down.

    Current Major Research Interests: Detecting Pollutants at Nanoscale: nanomaterials, nanodevices for optical/electrical sensing of explosives and other chemical threats; Organic One-Dimensional Nanostructures (e.g., Nanowires/nanobelts): molecular design, self-assembly, and 1D confinement and enhancement of optoelectronic properties and theories.  

Selective Publications

  1. Zhang, Y. F.; Peng, C.; Zhou, Z. C.; Duan, R.; Ji, H. W.; Che, Y. K.*; Zhao, J. C. Giant Morphological Change in Layered Microribbons Featuring Reversible Sliding of Stacking Layers. Adv. Mater.2014, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201404121 (Highlight in Nature)
  2. Che, Y. K.; Gross, D. E.; Huang, H.; Yang, D.; Yang, X.; Discekici, E.; Xue, Z.; Zhao, H.; Moore, J. S.*; Zang, L.* Diffusion-Controlled Detection of Trinitrotoluene: Interior Nanoporous Structure and Low Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital Level of Building Blocks Enhance Selectivity and Sensitivity,J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 4978-4982.
  3. Che, Y. K.; Huang, H.; Xu, M.; Zhang, C.; Bunes, B.; Yang, X.; Zang, L.* Interfacial Engineering of Organic Nanofibril Heterojunctions into Highly Photoconductive Materials, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 1087-1091.
  4. Che, Y. K.; Yang, X.; Liu, G.; Yu, C.; Ji, H.; Zuo, J.; Zhao, J.*; Zang, L.* Ultrathin n-Type Organic Nanoribbons with High Photoconductivity and Application in Optoelectronic Vapor Sensing of Explosives, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 5743-5750.
  5. Che, Y. K.; Yang, X.; Loser, S.; Zang, L.* Expedient vapor probing of organic amines using fluorescent nanofibers fabricated from an n-type organic semiconductor,Nano Lett., 2008, 8, 2219-2223.
  6. Che, Y. K.; Datar, A.; Balakrishnan, K.; Zang, L.*,Ultralong Nanobelts Self-Assembled from an Asymmetric peryleneTetracarboxylicDiimide,J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129, 7234-7235.