Harbin Institute of Technology, China
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Professor Yang Gan heads the Department of Catalysis Science & Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology, China.
His research interests span chemistry, physics and materials as evidenced by his memberships of ACS, AVS, MRS, and Sigma Xi. He had a random study journey to be, wholeheartedly each time, a mechanical engineer (BE), electrochemist (ME), materials scientist (PhD) before he finally wanted to be a physical chemist. He studied pumps, corrosion of metals, fracture of brittle materials before he decided to focus on surface chemistry and catalysis of oxides − particularly using atomic force microscopes (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscopes (STM). He once played with graphite under a STM for a day or so in 2003 to cleave graphite monolayers (graphene) and the results were cited by Prof. Geim in his Nobel lecture and in both his and Novoselov's following Rev. Mod. Phys. reviews. His name was frequently seen as a book review contributor to Physical Sciences Educational Reviews before it was renamed. He received the 2010 HIT research excellence award.