Department of Chemistry

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Duck Joo (D. J.) Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Dean
Research and Interdisciplinary Programs
Research Professor
Nanoscience and Technology

Personal Webpage

DJ Yang website

Education and Experience

  • B.S., Clark University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1972): Chemistry
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1977): Physical Inorganic Chemistry
  • Executive MBA, University of Pennsylvania (1982)
  • Executive Vice President, Head of New Business Development, SAIT (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology: Samsung Group Central R&D Institute (2000-2003)
  • Vice President, CRO & Head of Chemical Sector, Samsung: SAIT (1997-2000)
  • Director: Product/Sales/Marketing/Supply Chains Management, DuPont Automotive Products SBU (DuPont Asia Pacific/DuPont-Korea) (1995-1997)
  • Project Manager, Semiconductor Materials Division, DuPont Electronics Materials SBU (Special Business Unit), Wilmington, DE (1993-1995)
  • Marketing Manager, Semiconductor Materials Division, DuPont Electronics Materials SBU, Wilmington, DE (1992-1993)
  • Technology Manager, Semiconductor Materials Division, DuPont Electronics Materials SBU, Wilmington, DE (1990-1992)
  • Research Chemist at DuPont Experimental Station, and was promoted in various R&D and mfg positions as Senior Research Chemist, Research Associate & Project Team Leader in several DuPont Specialty Business Units (SBUs): Polymer Intermediates Department, Explosives Division, Finishes/Fabricated Products Dept, Automotive Products SBU and Electronics Materials SBU, DuPont-USA, Wilmington, DE (1978-1990)

Affiliations

  • Nanotech Institute
  • Executive member at the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the School of Management at UT Dallas  
  • Adjunct Professor at School of Applied Chemical Engineering/Alan G. MacDiarmid Energy Research Institute at Chonnam National University, Korea

Research Description

  • New polymer precursor and its melt process development for carbon fibers
  • Synthesis of metal oxide nanofibers and its application for energy storage
  • Composite electrode fabrication using vanadium nanofibers with graphene for supercapacitors
  • Graphene base coating development
  • Economical bio process developments: conversion of waste pulp/cellulosics to sugars to biomaterials using bacteria

Selected Publications

  • Benjamin L. Batchelor, Samsuddin F. Mahmood, Minhye Jung, Hyunkyu Shin, Walter Voit, Bruce M. Novak, Duck J. Yang  "Plasticization for melt viscosity reduction of melt processable carbon fiber precursor"  Carbon, 98 (2016) 681-688
  • Book Chapter on "Polyaniline: Polyaniline Nanofibers and Nanotubes — Recent Advances in the Synthesis and Their Properties" in CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology. Arup Choudhury, Daniel N. Tran, Melissa Wunch, M. Nadagouda, R. S. Varma, and D.J. Yang, December 14, 2015, published by CRC Press 
  • Arup Choudhury, Jeliza S. Bonso, Melissa Wunch, Kap Seung Yang, John P. Ferraris and Duck J. Yang "In-situ synthesis of vanadium pentoxide nanofibre/exfoliated graphene nanohybrid and its supercapacitor applications" Journal of Power Sources, vol.287, P283-290, 2015
  • Wu, Jingbo; Xi, Yang; McCandless, Gregory; Xie, Yinhuan; Menon, Remya; Patel, Yash; Yang, Duck; Iacono, Scott; Novak, Bruce "Synthesis and Characterization of Partially Fluorinated Polybenzoxazine Resins Utilizing Octafluorocyclopentene as a Versatile Building Block" Macromolecules,  2015, 48 (17), pp 6087–6095
  • Sushil K. Verma, Pradip Karb, Duck J. Yang, Arup Choudhury "Poly(m-aminophenol)/functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposite based alcohol sensors" Sensors and Actuators B, 219 (2015) 199–208
  • Arup Choudhury, Jeliza S. Bonso, Melissa Wunch, Kap Seung Yang, John P. Ferraris and Duck J. Yang "In-situ synthesis of vanadium pentoxide nanofibre/exfoliated graphene nanohybrid and its supercapacitor applications" Journal of Power Sources, vol.287, P283-290, 2015
  • Abdelaziz Rahy, Arup Choudhury, Changheon Kim, Sungwoo Ryu, Jaewon Hwang, Soon Hyung Hong and Duck J. Yang, "Simple/green process for the preparation of composite carbon nanotube fibers/yarns" RSC Adv., 2014,4, 43235-43240
  • Jacob Lalley, Dionysios D Dionysiou, Rajender S Varma, Somashetty Shankara, Duck J Yang and Mallikarjuna N Nadagouda, "Silver-based antibacterial surfaces for drinking water disinfection — an overview", Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, 2014, 3:25–29
  • Bo-Hye Kim, Kap Seung Yang, Duck J. Yang, "Electrochemical behavior of activated carbon nanofiber-vanadium pentoxide composites for double-layer capacitors"        Accepted by Electrochimica Acta, 109 (2013), 859-865
  • Grace Jones D. Kalaw, Judy Anne N. Wahome, Yuanqin Zhu, Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr., Inga H. Musselman, Duck-Joo Yang, and John P. Ferraris "Perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB)-based polymer blends for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs)", Journal of Membrane Science, 431 (2013) 86-95
  • Bo-Hye Kim, Chang Hyo Kim, Kap Seung Yang, Abdelaziz Rahy, Duck J. Yang "Electrospun vanadium pentoxide/carbon nanofiber composites for supercapacitor electrodes",  Electrochimica Acta, 83 (2012) 335-340
  • Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda,  Ishan Desai, Carlo Cruz and Duck J. Yang, "Novel Pd based catalyst for the removal of organic and emerging contaminants" RSC Advances 2012, 2, 7540–7548
  • Liyanage, A.D.; Ferraris, J.P.; Musselman, I.H.; Yang, D.-J.; Andersson, T.E.; Son, D.Y.  Balkus, Jr. K.J., "Nafion-sulfonated dendrimer composite membranes for fuel cell applications" J. Membrane Sci.  392-293, 2012, 175-180.
  • Abdelaziz Rahy, Chen Chou, Jie Zheng, SY Park, Moon J. Kim and Duck J. Yang "Synthesis of Highly Fluorescent Carbon Nanoparticles" Carbon, Vol. 50, issue 3, March, 2012, P1298-1302
  • Jeliza S. Bonso, Abdelaziz Rahy, Sanjaya D. Perera, Nijem Nour, Oliver Seitz, Yves J. Chabal, Kenneth J. Balkus, Jr., John P. Ferraris and Duck J. Yang "Exfoliated graphite nanoplatelets-V2O5 nanotube composite electrodes for supercapacitor application" Journal of Power Sources, 203 (2012) 227-232.
  • Anjalee D. Liyanage, John P. Ferraris, Inga H. Musselman, Duck-Joo Yang, Theodore E. Andersson, David Y. Son, Kenneth J. Balkus Jr "Nafion-sulfonated dendrimer composite membranes for fuel cell applications"  Journal of Membrane Science,  392-293, 2012, 175-180.

 

  • Updated: March 11, 2016