Research Assistant Professor

After receiving her PhD in Physical Chemistry from Nanjing University in China, Dr. Yang Xu joined UALR’s post doctorate program as a research associate in 2005 and is now a Research Assistant Professor. She has participated in research programs for Preparation, Purification and Separation of Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (2005-2006), and Development of Carbon Nanotube-Based Optical Biosensors (2006-2007). She is currently working on the  application of nanomaterials in Biology and Medicine.

Before coming to UALR, Dr. Xu received her degree in Applied Chemistry from Nanjing University in 1996, and has worked as a researcher for the Research and Development Department at Nanjing Golden Ballet Cosmetic Co., LTC. in China. Dr. Xu returned to Nanjing University to work for the Chemistry Department as a teacher assistant and as a research assistant.

Research Description (In the postdoctoral program)

Development of carbon nanotube-based optical biosensors.

Synthesis, purification and separation of functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Honors:

National Awards

August, 2004 National Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award, China.

October, 2002 Gold medal of 3nd “Challenge Cup”: University Students Business Plan Competition for the Silicon Valley in Paradise, China.

October, 2002 Best Originality Award of 3nd “Challenge Cup”: University Students Business Plan Competition for the Silicon Valley in Paradise, China.

Province/State Awards

October, 2003 One of the Best 10 Young Students, Jiangsu Province, China.

May, 2002 Gold medal of “Challenge Cup” Business Plan Competition, Jiangsu Province, China.

University Awards

August 2005 Excellent Ph.D. Thesis, Nanjing University, China.

May 2004 Excellent Ph.D student BASF Company Scholarship, Nanjing University, China.

October 2003 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Nanjing University

May 2002 Excellent Ph.D student BASF Company Scholarship, Nanjing University, China.

October 2001 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Nanjing University

Fellowships

International Zeolite Association (IZA)

American Chemical Society (ACS) and ACS Analytical Division


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