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Chemistry - Faculty - Bangbo Yan

Dr. Bangbo Yan

Dr. Bangbo Yan

Associate Professor

Office:  TCCW 110A
Phone:  270-745-3943
Email:  bangbo.yan@wku.edu
Website:  http://people.wku.edu/bangbo.yan/

Courses

CHEM 520      Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 320      Principles of Inorganic Chemistry

CHEM 116      Introduction to College Chemistry

CHEM 101      Introduction to Chemistry

Research

Inorganic

Crystal structure, inorganic synthesis, porous materials, solid-state materials

My research focuses on the syntheses, characterization, and properties of new inorganic materials.  One project is to develop approaches to realize the synthesis of new heteronuclear niobium-lanthanide oxide clusters and to advance our knowledge for the experimental and structural chemistry of oxide clusters in order to enhance our abilities to prepare materials with tailored structures and functionalities. Oxide cluster compounds are very attractive acid or oxidation catalysts, or photocatalysts for water splitting. Another project is to develop new porous metal-organic frameworks that are low cost, effective and feasible for mercury removal from flue gases in coal-fired power plants. Our recent work on the synthesis of new MOFs has demonstrated the abilities and potential to make new porous materials.

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