Panchao Yin

Chemical and Engineering Materials Division, Neutron Science Directorate,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Clifford G. Shull Fellow, From Feb, 2015 to present
As an independent researcher, I am aiming to understand the formation mechanism and solution/solid state dynamics of molecular clusters by using neutron scattering and trying to design novel molecular clusters for structural and functionality study. I am also interested in developing self-assembly strategy to build materials from single molecular clusters.

The University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, Akron, OH
Postdoc Research Fellow, from June, 2013 to Feb. 2015
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tianbo Liu
Conducting investigation in the self-assembly of quantum dots, fullerene-based macroions, and designing polyoxometalate-organic hybrid for catalytic purpose.

Lehigh University, Department of Chemistry, Bethlehem, PA
Graduate Student, Aug, 2009 to May, 2013
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tianbo Liu
Major Research Project:
1, Self-recognition of chiral polyoxometalates and rod-like polyoxometalates in their self-assembly proces
2, Express and purify HBV capsid proteins and study the counterion distribution around capsid proteins
3, Self-assembly and catalytic behavior of surfactant with POMs as polar head groups
4, Synthesis and catalytic behavior of polyoxometalates-containing polymer beads

Tsinghua University, Department of Chemistry, Beijing, China
Undergraduate Student, from Aug, 2006 to Jul. 2009
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yongge Wei
Synthesis the organically functionalized nano-scaled polyoxometalates molecules and resolved their structures through single crystal X-ray diffraction technology.


Lehigh University, Department of Chemistry
PhD in Chemistry, from August 2009 to May 2013
Dissertation: Polyoxometalates Macroanions: From Self-Recognition to Functional Materials
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Tianbo Liu

Tsinghua University in Beijing, Department of Chemical Engineering
BSc, in polymer Science & Engineering, from August 2005 to July 2009

Awards, Honors and Memberships

Shull Fellowship Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2015
Department Fellowship Department of chemistry, Lehigh University, 2012
Kenneth A. Earhart Award Emulsion polymer institute, Lehigh University, May, 2012
Outstanding undergraduate student Tsinghua University, July, 2009


Wei, Y.; Wang, L.; Yin, P.; Wei, Z.; Zhang, J. Benzoyl diazene hexamolybdate tetrabutylammonium, its derivative preparation method and application. CN104211733A, 2014.