University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemistry




Yadong Yin
Professor of Chemistry


University of Science and Technology of China - B.S. in Chemistry (1996)
University of Science and Technology of China - M.S. in Chemistry (1998)
University of Washington - Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - Postdoc. Fellow (2003-2005)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab - Staff Scientist (2005-2006)

Office: 302 Pierce Annex
Phone O/L: (951) 827-4965/3429
Research Area: Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Physical Chemistry
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My research interest is in the fabrication, functionalization and application of nanostructured materials a class of new materials with at least one dimension at the nanometer scale. These materials are sometimes referred to as artificial atoms because the density of their electronic states which controls many physical properties can be widely and easily tuned by adjusting composition, size, shape, crystal structure, and surface properties. My research therefore is trying to understand the formation and properties of nanostructures, design and fabricate novel electronic and photonic devices and other functional materials based on these nanostructures. Specifically, my research topics include:
  • Colloidal inorganic nanostructures: synthesis and surface modification
  • Self-assembly approaches to nanoscale electronic and photonic devices
  • Composite nanomaterials for catalytic applications
  • Biomedical applications of nanostructures
  • Colloidal and interface chemistry
  • Nanofabrication using unconventional methods


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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Department of Chemistry
Chemical Sciences
501 Big Springs Road

Tel: (951) 827-3789 (Chair's Assistant)
Fax: (951) 827-2435 (confidential)