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Yanglong Hou

Chang Jiang Chair Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
College of Engineering, Peking University
Beijing 100871, China

Beijing Key Laboratory for Magnetoelectric

Materials and Devices (BKLMMD)

Associate Director
Center for Advanced Materials Engineering
Academy of Advanced Technology
Peking University

E-mail: hou[at]pku.edu.cn

Website: http://nbm.coe.pku.edu.cn


Academic Experience

2016 - Now

Peking University


2015 - Now

Peking University

Chang Jiang Chair Professor

2012 - Now

Peking University


2007 - 2012

Peking University

Tenure-track Professor

2005 - 2007

Brown University

Postdoc. Research Associate

2002 - 2005

Tokyo University

JSPS Fellow

2000 - 2002

Peking University

Postdoctoral Fellow

1996 - 2000

Harbin Institute of Technology

Ph.D. in Materials Science

1996 - 1998

Harbin Institute of Technology

M.S. in Applied Chemistry

Professional Affiliation

2017 - Now

Chairman, Youth Committee of Chinese Materials Research Society(CMRS)

2017 - Now

Associate Editor, Rare Metals

2016 - Now

Standing board member of Chinese Materials Research Society(CMRS)

2016 - Now

Board Member of the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES)

2016 - Now

Board Member of the International Association of Advanced Mateirals (IAAS)

2015 - Now

Board Member of Academic Committee of College of Engineering (COE), PKU

2015 - Now

Board member of State Key Laboratory of Magnetics

2015 - Now

Associate chairman of Solid Sciences and New Materials Committee of The Chinese Society of Rare Earths(CSRE)

2014 - Now

Board member of Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)

2012 - Now

Board member of Chinese Society for Biomaterials(CSBM)

2011 - Now

Standing board member of Youth Committee of Chinese Materials Research Society

2006 - Now

Member of AAAS, CCS, MRS-S

2006 - Now

Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)

2004 - Now

Member of Materials Research Society (MRS)

Awards and Honors

2017 Chief Scientist of National Key R&D Program of China
2016 “Graphene Award” by the International Academy of Electrochemical Energy Science (IAOEES)
2016 National Oustanding Scientist of China
2016 Leading Talent of Young Scientist (Ten-thousand Talent Plan)
2015 PKU Excellent Supervisor Award for Doctorial Thesis
2014 Chang Jiang Chair Professor (MOE)
2014 Leading Talent of Young Scientist (MOST)
2014 PKU Excellent Supervisor Award for Doctorial Thesis
2013 Young Scientist Award of CCS-RSC


Green Biological Medicine Distinguished Young Scholar Award


Mao Yisheng Science and Technology Award for Young Talents in Beijing


National Outstanding Young Scientist Award supported by NSFC


Outstanding Young Scientist Award supported by SCOPUS Elsevier


New Century Outstanding Talent, the Ministry of Education in China


Outstanding Young Scholar Award supported by Yok Ying Tung Foundation


Beijing Outstanding Talent Award


Techcomp-Hitachi Faculty Award


ExxonMobil Faculty Award


The 3rd Place of the Teaching Skill Competition of Young Scholar of PKU


Beijing New Star of Science and Technology award


JSPS Fellowship (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Selected Publications

  1. Y. Hou and D. J. Sellmyer, Ed. Magnetic Nanomaterials: Fundamental, Synthesis and Applications, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-527-34134-4, John Wiley&Son.nr
  2. H. Zhang, Z. Yang, Y. Ju, X. Chu, Y. Ding, X. Huang, K. Zhu, T. Tang, X. Su* and Y. Hou*, Galvanic Displacement Synthesis of Monodisperse Janus- and Satellite-like Plasmonic-Magnetic Ag-Fe@Fe3O4 Heterostructures with Reduced Cytotoxicity, Adv. Sci. (IF=12.441), 2018, 1800271.nr
  3. Y. Ju, H. Zhang, J. Yu, S. Tong, N. Tian, Z. Wang, X. Wang, X. Su, X. Chu, J. Lin, Y. Ding, G. Li, F. Sheng, Y. Hou, Monodisperse Au-Fe2C Janus Nanoparticles: An Attractive Multifunctional Material for Triple-Modal Imaging-Guided Tumor Photothermal Therapy. ACS nano, 2017, 11, 9239–9248.nr
  4. Z. Yang, T. Zhao, X. Huang, X. Chu, T. Tang, Y. Ju, Q. Wang, Y. Hou and S. Gao, Modulating the Phases of Iron Carbide Nanoparticles: From a Perspective of Interfering with the Carbon Penetration of Fe@Fe3O4 by Selectively Adsorbed Halide Ions. Chem. Sci, 2017, 8, 473–481.nr
  5. J. Yu, Y. Ju, L. Zhao, X. Chu, W. Yang, Y, Tian, F. Sheng, J. Lin, F. Liu, Y. Dong and Y. Hou, Multi-Stimuli-Regulated Photo-Chemothermal Cancer Therapy Remotely Controlled via Fe5C2 Nanoparticles, ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 159−169. nr
  6. F. Liu, Y. Hou,* and S. Gao. Exchange-coupled Nanocomposites: Chemical Synthesis, Characterization and Applications Synthesis, Functionalization and Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic Nanoparticles. Chem. Soc. Rev, 2014, 43, 8098-8113. nr
  7. Q. Li, N. Mahmood, J. Zhu, Y. Hou,* S. Sun. Graphene and its Composites with Nanoparticles for Electrochemical Energy Applications. Nano Today, 2014, 9, 668-683. nr
  8. J. Yu, C. Yang, J. Li, Y. Ding, L. Zhang, M. Z. Yousaf, J. Li., R. Pang, L. Wei, L. Xu, F. Sheng, C. Li, G. Li, L. Zhao, and Y. Hou,* Multifunctional Fe5C2 Nanoparticles: a Targeted Theranostic Platform for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Photoacoustic Tomography-Guided Photothermal Therapy. Adv Mater, 2014, 26, 4114-4120. nr
  9. F. Liu, J. Zhu, W. Yang, Y. Dong, and Y. Hou, C. Zhang, H. Yin and S. Sun,* Building Nanocomposite Magnets by Coating a Hard Magnetic Core with a Soft Magnetic Shell. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2014, 53, 2176-2180. nr
  10. H. Yin, C. Zhang, F. Liu, and Y. Hou,* Hybrid of Iron Nitride and Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Aerogel as Synergistic Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014,53,24, 2930-2937. nr
  11. C. Zhang, N. Mahmood, H. Yin, F. Liu and Y. Hou,* Hybrid of Iron Nitride and Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Aerogel as Synergistic Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction.Synthesis of Phosphorus-Doped Graphene and its Multifunctional Applications for Oxygen Reduction Reaction and Lithium Ion Batteries.Adv. Funct. Mater. 2013,25, 4932-4937. nr
  12. N. Mahmood, C. Zhang, F. Liu, J. Zhu and Y. Hou,* Hybrid of Co3Sn2@Co Nanoparticles and Nitrogen-Doped Graphene as a Lithium Ion Battery Anode.ACS Nano 2012,134, 15814–15821. nr
  13. C. Yang, H. Zhao, Y. Hou,* D. Ma, Fe5C2 Nanoparticles: A Facile Bromide-induced Synthesis and as an Active Phase for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis (FTS).J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 9,10307–10318. nr
  14. R. Hao, R.Xing, Z. Xu, Y. Hou,* S. Gao, S. Sun. Synthesis, Functionalization and Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic Nanoparticles. Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 2729-2742. (Invited Review) nr
  15. Y. Hou, Z. Xu, S. Sun. Size-controllable FeO nanocubes and their chemical conversions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2007, 46,6329-6332.
  16. C. Wang, Y. Hou,* J. Kim, S. Sun.* A general strategy for synthesizing FePt nanowires and nanorods. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2007, 46, 6333-6335.
  17. Y. Hou, Z. Xu, S. Peng, C. Rong, J. P. Liu, S. Sun. A facile synthesis of SmCo5 magnets from Core/Shell Co/Sm2O3 nanoparticles. Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 3349-3352.

Research Activities

Anisotropic Nanostructure Synthesis, Self-Assembly, and Magnetism Study
* Prepare one dimensional (1D) nanostructures by solvothermal reactions.
* Design and produce 2D/3D self-assembled nanostructures (Co, FePd, Fe3O4).

Biomedical Applications and Surface Modification of Nanoscale Materials
* Optimize bio-conjugation processes to modify the surfaces of nanoparticles.
* Explore applications of nanoparticles in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and drug delivery.

Energy Materials
* Develop the chemical approaches to prepare higher performance electrode materials for Li Batteries.
* Design and study nanocatalyst for fuel cells by fabricating well-defined nanoparticles.

Selected Talks

  1. 2016.8.1-5, The 9th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, Kyoto, Japan (Keynote).
  2. 2016.5.25-27, 2016 Korea Magnetics Society Meeting, Busan, Korea (Keynote).
  3. 2015.06.28-07.03, The 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT 2015), Singapore.
  4. 2014.10.28-11.2, The 3rd International Conference of Asian Union of Magnetics Societies (IcAUMS), Haikou.
  5. 2014.10.15-18, The 4th US-China Symposium on Nanobiology and Nanomedicine,  Washington D. C., USA.
  6. 2014.09.08-9, NWO-NSFC Workshop Advanced Materials,  Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  7. 2014.08.17-21,The 23rd International Workshop on Rare Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and their Applications, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
  8. 2014.07.20-23, The 5th Australia-China Conference on Science, Technology and Education, Wollongong, Australia.
  9. 2014.07.08-10, 1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics (ISECM), Aberdeen, Scotland, UK (40 min Keynote talk).
  10. 2014.06.13-16, 6th Forum on New Materials (CIMTEC 2014), Montecatini Terme, Italy.
  11. 2014.02.05-08, The Asia-Pacific Conference on Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (APEnergy2014), Brisbane, Australia.
  12. 2013.09.08-12,  The 246th ACS National Meeting (2013 Fall), Indianapolis, IN, USA.