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Rusen Yang

Rusen Yang

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Office: Love Building room 160
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Fax: 404-894-9140
Mailing Address: School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
771 Ferst Dr. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332
Biosketch | Research Area | Publications | Highlights | Honors


  • Ph.D. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, 2007
  • Master of Science in National Laboratory of Superhard Materials, Jilin University, Changchun, China, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science in department of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun, China, 1998.

Research Area

  • Nanogenerators based on piezoelectric nanostructures.
  • Hierarchical design, synthesis and analysis of nanostructures of semiconducting materials.
  • Synthesis and application of nanorings and nanohelixes of ZnO.
  • Measurement of mechanical and piezoelectric properties of ZnO nanorings and nanohelixes.
  • Manipulation and characterization with AFM, STM, SEM and TEM.


  1. "Converting Biomechanical Energy into Electricity by a Muscle-Movement-Driven Nanogenerator " R.S. Yang, Yong Qin, Cheng Li, Guangzhu, and Zhong Lin Wang, Nano Letters., 9 (2009) 3, 1201-1205 Online supporting Matereials and Videos:1.Human finger driven nanogeneratorand : 2.Hamster driven nanogenerator
  2. "Characteristics of Output Voltage and Current of Integrated Nanogenerators",R.S. Yang Y. Qin, C. Li, Z.L. Wang, and L.M. Dai, Applied Physics Letts, 94, 022905 (2009)
  3. "Cellular Level Biocompatibility and Biosafety of ZnO Nanowires",Z. Li,R.S. Yang, M. Yu, F. Bai, C. Li and Z.L. Wang, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 20114 (2009)
  4. "Power generation with laterally-packaged piezoelectric fine wires" R.S. Yang Yong Qin, Limin Dai and Zhong Lin Wang, Nature Nanotechnology.,Supplementary materials 4,(2009) 34-39.
  5. "Growth of Horizontal ZnO Nanowire Arrays on Any Substrate ", Y. Qin, R.S. Yang, and Z.L. Wang, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 18734 (2008),
  6. "Mechanism and Optimization of pH Sensing Using SnO2 Nanobelt Field Effect Transistors", Y. Cheng, P. Xiong, C.S. Yun, G.F. Strouse, J.P. Zheng, R.S. Yang, and Z.L. Wang, Nano Lett., 8, 4179 (2008),
  7. "Integrated Multilayer Nanogenerator Fabricated Using Paired Nanotip-to-Nanowire Brushes", S. Xu, Y.G. Wei, J. Liu, R.S. Yang, and Z.L. Wang, Nano Lett., 8, 4027 (2008).
  8. "Piezoelectric-Potential-Controlled Polarity-Reversible Schottky Diodes and Switches of ZnO Wires", J. Zhou, P. Fei, Y.D. Gu, W.J. Mai, Y.F. Gao, R.S. Yang, G. Bao, and Z.L. Wang, Nano Lett., 11. 3973 (2008).
  9. "Diffusion-Controlled Self-Assembly and Dendrite Formation in Silver-Seeded Anatase Titania Nanospheres", J. A. Corno, J. Stout,R.S. Yang, and J. L. Gole, J. Phys. Chem. C, 112, 5439 (2008).
  10. "Rapid photoresponse of single-crystalline selenium nanobelts", A. Qin, Z. Li, R.S. Yang, Y.D. Gu, Y.Z. Liu and Z.L. Wang, Solid State Commun., 148, 145 (2008).
  11. "Flexible Piezotronic Strain Sensor", J. Zhou, Y.D. Gu, P. Fei, W.J. Mai, Y.F. Gao,R.S. Yang, G. Bao and Z.L. Wang, Nano Lett., 8,3035 (2008)
  12. "Synthesis of Single-Crystalline Niobate Nanorods via Ion-Exchange Based on Molten-Salt Reaction", C.Y. Xu, L. Zhen, R.S. Yang and Z. L. Wang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) 15444-15445.
  13. "Lithiated MoO3 Nanobelts with Greatly Improved Performance for Lithium Batteries", L.Q. Mai, B. Hu, W. Chen, Y.Y. Qi, C.S. Lao, R.S. Yang and Z.L. Wang Adv. Mater., 19(2007) 3712–3716.
  14. "Synthesis of Ba-doped CeO2 nanowires and their application as humidity sensors", Z.W. Zhang, C.G. Hu, Y.F. Xiong, R.S. yang and Z.L. WangNanotechnology, 18 (2007) 465504.
  15. "Growth of Self-assembled ZnO Nanowire Arrays",R.S. yang , Z.L. Wang, Phil.Mag .,87, 2097 (2007).
  16. "Size Dependence of the Mechanical Properties of ZnO Nanobelts", M. Lucas, W.J. Mai, R.S. yang , Z.L. Wang and E. Riedo, Phil. Mag., 87, 2135 (2007).
  17. "Aspect Ratio Dependence of the Elastic Properties of ZnO Nanobelts", M. Lucas, W.J. Mai, R.S. Yang, Z.L. Wang and E. Riedo, Nano Lett., 7 (2007) 1314-1317.
  18. "Single-Crystalline Branched Zinc Phosphide Nanostructures: Synthesis, Properties, and Optoelectronic Devices", R.S. Yang, Y.L. Chueh, J.R. Morber, R. Snyder, L.J. Chou, and Z.L. Wang Nano Lett., 7 (2007) 269-275.
  19. "Intrinsic characteristics of semiconducting oxide nanobelt field-effect transistors", Y. Cheng, P. Xiong, L. Fields, J.P. Zheng, R.S. Yang and Z.L. Wang Appl. Phys. Lett., 89 (2006) 093114.
  20. "SiC-Shell Nanostructures Fabricated by Replicating ZnO Nano-objects: A Technique for Producing Hollow Nanostructures of Desired Shape", J. Zhou, J. Liu, R.S. Yang, C.S. Lao, P.X. Gao, R. Tummala, N.S. Xu, and Z.L. Wang Small, 2 (2006) 1344-1347.
  21. "Ordered zinc-vacancy induced Zn0.75Ox nanophase structure", Y. Ding, R.S. Yang and Z.L. Wang Solid State Commun., 138 (2006) 390,8211;394.
  22. "Unique Properties of Selectively Formed Zirconia Nanostructures", J.L. Gole, S.M. Prokes, J.D. Stout, O.J. Glembocki, andR.S. Yang, Adv. Mater., 18, 664 (2006).
  23. "Aligned AlN Nanorods with Multi-tipped Surfaces—Growth,Field-Emission, and Cathodoluminescence Properties", J.H. He, R.S. Yang , Y.L. Chueh, L.J. Chou, L.J. Chen, and Z.L. Wang Adv. Mater., 18 (2006) 650-654.
  24. "Springs, Rrings and Spirals of Rutile Structured Tin Oxide Nanobelts", R. Yang and Z.L. Wang J. Am. Chem. Soc., 128 (2006) 1466-1467.
  25. "Growth and field-emission property of tungsten oxide nanotip arrays", J. Zhou, L. Gong, S.Z. Deng, J. Chen, J.C. She, N.S. Xu, R. Yang and Z.L. Wang Appl. Phys. Lett., 87 (2005) 223108.
  26. "Formation of double-side teethed nanocombs of ZnO and self-catalysis of Zn-terminated polar surface", C.S. Lao, P.X. Gao, R.S. Yang, Y. Zhang, Y. Dai, Z.L. Wang Chem. Phys. Lett., 417 (2005) 359–363.
  27. "Interpenetrative and transverse growth process of self-catalyzed ZnO nanorods", Rusen Yang and Z. L.Wang Solid State Comm., 134 (2005) 741-745.
  28. "Semiconducting and Piezoelectric Oxide Nanostructures induced by Polar Surfaces", Z. L. Wang, X. Y. Kong, Y. Ding, P. Gao, W. L. Hughes, Rusen Yang and Y. Zhang, Adv. Funct. Mater., 14 (2004) 943-956.
  29. "Deformation-Free Single-Crystal Nanohelixes of Polar Nanowires", Rusen Yang, Yong Ding, and Zhong L. Wang, Nano Lett., 4 (2004) 1309-1312.
  30. "Single-crystal nanorings formed by epitaxial self-coiling of polar-nanobelts", Xiangyang Kong, Yong Ding, Rusen Yang, and Zhong Lin Wang, Science, 303 (2004) 1348.Being cited among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) in a current bimonthly period and featured as Hot Paper in Chemistry by ISI Essential Science Indicators Web on May 1, 2006
  31. "Growth of ZnO Film by Plasma-assisted MOCVD", X.Q. Wang, R.S. Yang, Rusen Yang, J.Z. Wang, X.J. Li, J.Z. Yin, H.C. Ong, X.Y. Jiang, C.X. Gao, and G.T. Du, Chem. J. of Chinese Univ. 23, 927 (2002).
  32. "Temperature Dependence of the Raman Spectra of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes"", H.D. Li, K.T. Yue, Z.L. Lian, Y. Zhan, L.X. Zhou, S.L. Zhang, Z.J. Shi, Z.N. Gu, B.B. Liu, Rusen Yang, H.B. Yang, G.T. Zou, Y. Zhang, and S. Iijima, Appl. Phys. Lett., 76, 2053 (2000).
  33. "Synthesis and Characterization of Single-Walled Nanotubes and Nanoparticles Produced with Ce or Eu as Catalysts" ", B.B. Liu, T. Wagberg, E.B. Nyeanchi, T.L. Makarova, X.M. Zhu, B. Sundqvist, Rusen Yang, D. Li, C. Gao, H. Yang, G. Zou, H.D. Li, and E. Olsson, Molecular Materials, 13, 75 (2000).
  34. "Synthesis and Characterization of Single-walled Nanotubes Produced with Ce/Ni as Catalysts", B.B. Liu, T. Wagberg, E. Olsson, Rusen Yang, H.D. Li, S.L. Zhang, H.B. Yang, G.T. Zou, and B. Sundqvist, Chem. Phys. Lett., 320, 365 (2000).

Research Highlights

  • Synthesis of ZnO nanohelixes.

Honors & Awards

  • School of Materials Science and Engineering Advanced Publication Award (2005)