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Ye Yang

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering | 303-384-6459

Dr. Ye Yang obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2008. He then received his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Emory University in 2013. Afterwards, he joined NREL as a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Matthew Beard. His research is based on time-resolved ultrafast spectroscopies, including transient absorption/reflection and time-resolved THz.

Research Interests

Surface carrier dynamics in lead halide perovskites

Interfacial charge transfer at heterojunctions of photoelectrodes

Electron spin dynamics in semiconductors


Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Emory University

B.S. Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China

Featured Publications

Y. Yang, M. Yang, D.T. Moore, Y. Yan, E.M. Miller, K. Zhu, M.C. Beard, “Top and bottom surfaces limit carrier lifetime in lead iodide perovskite films,” Nature Energy (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nenergy.2016.207

Y. Yang, D.P. Ostrowski, R.M. France, K. Zhu, J. van de Lagemaat, J.M. Luther, M.C. Beard, “Observation of a hot-phonon bottleneck in lead-iodide perovskites,” Nature Photonics (2016).  DOI: 10.1038/nphoton.2015.213

Y. Yang, J. Gu, J.L. Young, E.M. Miller, J.A. Turner, N.R. Neale, M.C. Beard, “Semiconductor interfacial carrier dynamics via photoinduced electric fields,” Science (2015). DOI: 10.1126/science.aad3459

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