Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Jilin University, 2003
  • B.S., Jilin University, 1998

Research Interests

​Professor Han's research interests at KAUST include the synthesis of nanoporous and nanostructured materials, the resolution of their complicated structures and the development of novel applications for these materials in catalysis, separation, adsorption, sensing, and laser.

Selected Publications

  • Lei, Q.; Zhu, H.; Song, K.; Wei, N.; Liu, L.; Zhang, D.; Yin, J.; Dong, X.; Yao, K.; Wang, N.; Li, X.; Davaasuren, B.; Wang, J.; Han, Y., Investigating the origin of enhanced C2+ selectivity in oxide-/hydroxide-derived copper electrodes during CO2 electroreduction. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 4213-4222.
  • Liu, L.; Chen, Z.; Wang, J.; Zhang, D.; Zhu, Y.; Ling, S.; Huang, K. W.; Belmabkhout, Y.; Adil, K.; Zhang, Y.; Slater, B.; Eddaoudi, M.; Han, Y., Imaging defects and their evolution in a metal-organic framework at sub-unit-cell resolution. Nat. Chem. 2019, 11, 622-628.
  • Liu, L.; Wang, N.; Zhu, C.; Liu, X.; Zhu, Y.; Guo, P.; Alfilfil, L.; Dong, X.; Zhang, D.; Han, Y., Direct imaging of atomically dispersed molybdenum that enables location of aluminum in the framework of zeolite ZSM-5. Angew. Chem. 2019, 132, 829-835.
  • Zhang, D.; Zhu, Y.; Liu, L.; Ying, X.; Hsiung, C. E.; Sougrat, R.; Li, K.; Han, Y., Atomic-resolution transmission electron microscopy of electron beam-sensitive crystalline materials. Science 2018, 359, 675-679.
  • Zhu, Y.; Ciston, J.; Zheng, B.; Miao, X.; Czarnik, C.; Pan, Y.; Sougrat, R.; Lai, Z.; Hsiung, C. E.; Yao, K.; Pinnau, I.; Pan, M.; Han, Y., Unravelling surface and interfacial structures of a metal-organic framework by transmission electron microscopy. Nat. Mater. 2017, 16, 532-536.
  • Jie Zhu, Yihan Zhu, Liangkui Zhu, Marcello Rigutto, Alexander van der Made, Xiangju Meng,* Daliang Zhang,* Yu Han,* Jixue Li, Yueying Chu, Anmin Zheng, Shilun Qiu, Xiaoming Zheng, and Feng-Shou Xiao* “Highly Mesoporous Single-Crystalline Zeolite Beta Synthesized Using a Non-surfactant Cationic Polymer as a Dual-Function Template”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (2014), 2503–2510.
  • Jianfeng Huang, Yihan Zhu, Ming Lin, Qingxiao Wang, Lan Zhao, Yang Yang, Kexin Yao, and Yu Han*, “Site-specific Growth of Au-Pd Alloy Horns on Au Nanorods: a Platform for Highly Sensitive Monitoring of Catalytic Reactions by Surface Enhancement Raman Spectroscopy” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135 (2013), 8552-8561.
  • Yunfeng Zhao, Ke Xin Yao, Baiyang Teng, Tong Zhang, Yu Han*, “A Perfluorinated Covalent Triazine-based Framework for Highly Selective and Water-tolerant CO2 Capture”, Energy and Environmental Science, 6 (2013), 3684-3692.
  • Yihan Zhu, Qingxiao Wang, Lan Zhao, Yu Han* “Direct Observation of Surface Reconstruction and Termination on a Complex Metal Oxide Catalyst by Electron Microscopy”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51 (2012) 4176-4180.
  • Yu Han, Daliang Zhang, Leng Leng Chng, Junliang Sun, Lan Zhao, Xiaodong Zou and Jackie Y. Ying, "A tri-continuous mesoporous material with a Silica pore wall following a hexagonal minimal surface, " Nature Chemistry 1, 123-127, 2009, (Cover picture and cover story; Highlighted by Nature 458 , 683), 2009.