Welcome to Yan Group @ Tsinghua University

Li-Tang Yan (燕立唐)


地址: 北京清华大学蒙民伟科技大楼南楼S203
电话: +86 10 62797263
传真: +86 10 62784550
电子邮箱: ltyan@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Full Professor with Tenure

Institute of Polymer Science & Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering
Tsinghua University

Room S203, Mengminweikeji Building South Building
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Phone: +86 10 62797263
Fax: +86 10 62784550
Email: ltyan@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn

Professional Experience:

2020 - Full Professor with Tenure, in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
2017 - 2020 Tenured Associate Professor, Principal Investigator, in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
2011 - 2017 Associate Professor, in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
2010 - 2011 Postdoc Research Fellowship, in Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA (Prof. Anna C Balazs) "Using Simulations & Models to Design Polymer-Based Cells for Harvesting Solar Energy"
2007 - 2009 Humboldt Research Fellowship, in Department of Physical Chemistry II, University of Bayreuth, Germany (Prof. Alexander Böker and Prof. Andreas Fery) " Simulations of the Structures and Dynamics for the Assembles of Functinal Nanoparticles in Various Soft Matter systems"
2000 - 2002 CAE Engineer, Group Leader in C3P Center, Qingdao Haier Molds Co Ltd.


2004 - 2007 PH.D, in Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China (Prof. Xu-Ming Xie): "Numerical Simulations of Surface-Directed Phase Separation in Polymer Binary Mixtures".
2002 - 2004 M.S., in School of Materials Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China (Prof. Jing Sheng): "Image Analysis on the Phase Formation of Multi-component Polymer Blends".

Editorial Services:

  • Associate Editor: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
  • Executive Editorial Board: Giant (Elsevier)
  • Guest Editor(Special Issue): Chinese Journal of Polymer Science
  • Editorial Board Member: Processes
  • Editorial Board Member: Chemical Research in Chinese Universities
  • Editorial Board Member: Scientific Reports (Nature)
  • Editorial Board Member: Chemical Journal in Chinese Universities(高等学校化学学报)

Professional Affiliations:

2023- Board Member of Polymer Division, Chinese Chemical Society
2019- Member of American Physical Society

Honours and Awards:

  • National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, 2020
  • Excellent Young Investigator Award, NSFC, 2014
  • 221 Talent Supporting Program, Tsinghua University, 2014
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany
  • The 1st Feng Xinde Polymer Prize (The Nominator of the Best Paper), Elsevier
  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. Scholarship
  • First Prize of Scholoship in Tsinghua University


    Introduction to Soft Matter Physics
    32 Hours, 2 Credits.
    Fall Semester, Room 336, Gongwu Building.

Selected Publications:

  1. Ziyang Xu, Guoqiang Liu, Lijuan Gao, Duo Xu, Haixiao Wang, Xiaobin Dai, Xuanyu Zhang, Lei Tao, Li-Tang Yan*, Configurational entropy-enabled thermostability of cell membranes in extremophiles: From molecular mechanism to bioinspired design, Nano Letters 2023, doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c04939.
  2. Xiaobin Dai, Zhichao Zhu, Yujie Li, Bo Yang, Jiang-Fei Xu, Yuanchen Dong, Xin Zhou, Li-Tang Yan,* Dongsheng Liu* “Shutter” Effects Enhance Protein Diffusion in Dynamic and Rigid Molecular Networks, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2022, 144,19017–19025.
  3. Xiaobin Dai, Xuanyu Zhang, Lijuan Gao, Ziyang Xu, Li-Tang Yan*, Topology Mediates Transport of Nanoparticles in Macromolecular Networks, Nature Communications 2022, 13,4094.
  4. Guolong Zhu, Lijuan Gao, Ziyang Xu, Xiaobin Dai, Xuanyu Zhang, and Li-Tang Yan*, Entropy-driven unconventional crystallization of spherical colloidal nanocrystals confined in wide cylinders, Nano Letters 2021, 21(19), 8439–8446.
  5. Ziyang Xu, Xiaobin Dai, Xiangyu Bu, Ye Yang, Xuanyu Zhang, Xingkun Man, Xinghua Zhang*, Masao Doi and Li-Tang Yan*, Enhanced Heterogeneous Diffusion of Nanoparticles in Semiflexible Networks, ACS Nano 2021, 15, 4608−4616.
  6. Guoqiang Liu, Ziyang Xu, Xiaobin Dai, Yuan Zeng, Yen Wei, Xianzhe He, Li-Tang Yan*, Lei Tao*, De novo Design of Entropy-Driven Polymers Resistant to Bacterial Attachment via Multicomponent Reactions, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143(41), 17250–17260.
  7. Guolong Zhu, Ziyang Xu, and Li-Tang Yan*, Entropy at Bio-Nano Interfaces, Nano Letters 2020, 20(8), 5616-5624.
  8. Pengyu Chen, Ziyang Xu, Guolong Zhu, Xiaobin Dai and Li-Tang Yan*, Cellular Uptake of Active Particles, Physical Review Letters 2020, 124(19), 198102. (Selected as PRL Editors' Suggestion)
  9. Pengyu Chen, Hua Yue, Xiaobo Zhai, Zihan Huang, Guanghui Ma, Wei Wei* and Li-Tang Yan*, Transport of graphene nanosheet sandwiched inside cell membranes, Science Advances 2019, 5, eaaw3192.
  10. Zihan Huang, Guolong Zhu, Pengyu Chen, Cuiling Hou and Li-Tang Yan*, Plastic crystal-to-crystal transition of Janus particles under shear, Physical Review Letters 2019, 122(19), 198002.