Department of Materials

Staff

Dr Yang Su

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Lecturer in Materials Science

Background:

Yang has obtained his PhD degree in Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, studying carbon nanotubes and graphene thin films for their processing, and applications in flexible electronic and energy storage devices.

After his PhD, he moved to the University of Manchester and started his post-doctoral research in the Condensed matter physics group and later the National Graphene Institute, where he studied the graphene oxide membranes for their development of next generation material in advanced separation technologies, with the fundamental emphasis in molecular transport and sieving at nanoscale. 

Yang joined Loughborough University as a lecturer in June 2019.  His research interests cover: processing and modification of 2D materials, their development for energy and environment related applications, and the fundamental understanding of the nanoconfinement inside 2D materials based laminar thin films.

Qualifications:

  • MSc 2008
  • PhD 2013

Key awards:

  • ILM level 5 award in Leadership and Management
  • Synthesis of two-dimensional materials
  • Nanomaterial-based functional membranes, thin films and coatings 
  • Discovery of novel materials under nano-confinement
  • Molecular transport through nano-porous materials
  • Clean water and other liquid separation

Selected publications:

[1] Y.Su, E. Prestat, C. Hu, V. Puthiyapura, M. Neek-Amal, H. Xiao, K. Huang, V. G.   Kravets, S. J. Haigh, C. Hardacre, F. M. Peeters, R. R. Nair. Self-limiting growth of two-dimensional palladium between graphene oxide layers. Nano Letters, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01733.

[2] Q. Yang; Y. Su; C. Chi;C. T. Cherian; K. Huang; V. G. Kravets; F. C. Wang; A. N. Grigorenko; F. Guinea; A. K Geim; R. R. Nair, Ultrathin graphene-based membrane with precise molecular sieving and ultrafast solvent permeation. Nature Materials, 2017, 16,1198. (Corresponding author and equally contributed first author)

[3] Y. Su; V. G. Kravets; S. L. Wong; J. Waters; A. K. Geim; R. R. Nair, Impermeable barrier films and protective coatings based on reduced graphene oxide. Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 4843.

[4] Z. Weng; Y. Su (equal contribution); D. W. Wang; F. Li; J. Du; H. M. Cheng, Graphene–cellulose paper flexible supercapacitors. Advanced Energy Materials, 2011, 1, 917.

Publications:

[1] Y.Su, E. Prestat, C. Hu, V. Puthiyapura, M. Neek-Amal, H. Xiao, K. Huang, V. G. Kravets, S. J. Haigh, C. Hardacre, F. M. Peeters, R. R. Nair. Self-limiting growth of two-dimensional palladium between graphene oxide layers. Nano Letters, 2019, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01733.

[2] K.-G. Zhou; K. S. Vasu; C. T. Cherian; M. Neek-Amal; J. C. Zhang; H Ghorbanfekr-Kalashami; K. Huang; O. P. Marshall; V. G. Kravets; J. Abraham; Y. Su; A. N. Grigorenko; A. Pratt; A. K. Geim; F. M. Peeters; K. S. Novoselov;  R. R. Nair, Electrically controlled water permeation through graphene oxide membranes. Nature, 2018, 559,236.

[3] Q. Yang; Y. Su; C. Chi;C. T. Cherian; K. Huang; V. G. Kravets; F. C. Wang; A. N. Grigorenko; F. Guinea; A. K Geim; R. R. Nair, Ultrathin graphene-based membrane with precise molecular sieving and ultrafast solvent permeation. Nature Materials, 2017, 16,1198. (Corresponding author and equally contributed first author)

[4] J. Abraham; K. S. Vasu; C. D. Williams; K. Gopinadhan; Y. Su; C. T. Cherian; J. Dix; E. Prestat; S. J. Haigh; I. V. Grigorieva; P. Carbone; A. K. Geim; R. R. Nair, Tunable sieving of ions using graphene oxide membranes. Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12, 546.

[5] P. A. Thomas; O. P. Marshall; F. J. Rodriguez; G. H. Auton; V. G. Kravets; D. Kundys; Y. Su; A. N. Grigorenko, Nanomechanical electro-optical modulator based on atomic heterostructures. Nature Communications, 2016, 7, 13590.

[6] J. Chapman; Y. Su; C. A. Howard; D. Kundys; A. N. Grigorenko; F. Guinea; A. K. Geim; I. V. Grigorieva; R. R. Nair, Superconductivity in Ca-doped graphene laminates. Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 23254.

[7] Y. Su; S. Jia; J. Du; J. Yuan; C. Liu; W. Ren; H. Cheng, Direct writing of graphene patterns and devices on graphene oxide films by inkjet reduction. Nano Research, 2015, 8, 3954.

[8] S. Kar; Y. Su; R. Nair; A. Sood, Probing photoexcited carriers in a few-layer MoS2 laminate by time-resolved optical pump–terahertz probe spectroscopy. ACS Nano, 2015, 9, 12004.

[9] Y. Su; V. G. Kravets; S. L. Wong; J. Waters; A. K. Geim; R. R. Nair, Impermeable barrier films and protective coatings based on reduced graphene oxide. Nature Communications, 2014, 5, 4843.

[10] R. K. Joshi; P. Carbone; F. C. Wang; V. G. Kravets; Y. Su; I. V. Grigorieva; H. A. Wu; A. K. Geim; R. R. Nair, Precise and Ultrafast Molecular Sieving Through Graphene Oxide Membranes. Science, 2014, 343, 752.

[11] P.X. Hou; B. Yu; Y. Su; C. Shi; L.-L. Zhang; C. Liu; S. Li; J.-H. Du; H.-M. Cheng, Double-wall carbon nanotube transparent conductive films with excellent performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 1159. 

Book Chapter

Y.Su. Current State-of-the-art Membrane Based Filtration and Separation Technologies, IN : Graphene- based Membranes for Mass Transport Applications. The Royal Society of Chemistry: 1-13. 2018.