Professor Yuan Ming HUANG

School of Mathematics and Physics
Changzhou University
Changzhou, Jiangsu 213164
Phone & Fax: (+86)–519–86056701



Research Interests

  • Synthesis and the characterizations of liquid crystals

  • Synthesis and characterizations of conducting polymers such as polyacetylene and polypyrrole

  • Fabrication and characterization of silicon nanostructures

  • Fabrication and characterization of phosphorescent materials

  • Synthesis and characterization of photonic materials

  • Design and fabrication of solar cells


09/1999-02/2004 Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University PhD in Chemical Physics
09/1997-08/1999 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology PhD in Physics
09/1991-06/1994 Department of Physics, Peking University M.S.
09/1985-06/1989 Department of Physics, Wuhan University B.S.

Career Track

  • 9/2010―today: Professor, School of Mathematics and Physics, Changzhou University, Jiangsu, China

  • 2/2008―8/2010: Professor, College of Physics and Electronic Information, Yunnan Normal University, Yunnan, China

  • 6/2004―1/2008: Professor, Department of Applied Physics, Shantou University, Guangdong, China

  • 7/1994―8/1997: Researcher, Nanyang Institute of Science and Technology, Henan, China

  • 7/1989―8/1991: Researcher, Nanyang Institute of Science and Technology, Henan, China

Academic Activities

Chair, 2009 International Symposium on Liquid Crystal Science and Technology (Kunming, China)

Chair, 2010 International Conference on Optical, Electronic and Electrical Materials (Kunming, China)

Chair, 2nd International Symposium on Liquid Crystals: Science and Technology (Changzhou, 2011)

Chair, 2nd International Conferennce on Optical, Electronic and Electrical Materials (Shanghai, 2012)

Edited Books

Selected Publications

Dr. Huang has authored and co-authored 187 pieces of papers, in which 50 of them were SCI indexed and 124 were EI indexed (complete list of publications). Some selections are listed as follows:

  1. B.G. Zhai, Q.L. Ma, R. Xiong, X. Li, Y.M. Huang*, Blue–green afterglow of BaAl2O4:Dy3+ phosphors, Materials Research Bulletin 75 (2016) 1–6.

  2. Q.L. Ma, Y.M. Huang*, Improved photovoltaic performance of dye sensitized solar cell by decorating TiO2 photoanode with Li-doped ZnO nanorods, Materials Letters 148 (2015) 171-173.

  3. Q.L. Ma, B.G. Zhai, Y.M. Huang*, Effect of sol-gel combustion temperature on the luminescent properties of trivalent Dy doped SrAl2O4, Ceramics International 41 (2015) 5830–5835

  4. Y.M. Huang*, Q.L. Ma, Long afterglow of trivalent dysprosium doped strontium aluminate, Journal of Luminescence 160 (2015) 271-275.

  5. Q.L. Ma, R. Xiong, B.G. Zhai, Y.M. Huang*, Ultrasonic synthesis of fern–like ZnO nanoleaves and thEIr enhanced photocatalytic activity, Applied Surface Science 324 (2015) 842-848.

  6. Y. M. Huang*, Q.-L Ma, B.-G. Zhai, Controlled morphology of ZnO nanostructures by adjusting the zinc foil heating temperature in an air-filled box furnace, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 147 (2014) 788-795.

  7. L. Yang, B. G. Zhai, Q. L. Ma, Y. M. Huang*, Effect of ZnO decoration on the photovoltaic performance of TiO2 based dye sensitized solar cells, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol 605 (2014) 109–112.

  8. L. Yang, Q. L. Ma, Y. Cai, Y. M. Huang*, Enhanced photovoltaic performance of dye sensitized solar cells using one dimensional ZnO nanorod decorated porous TiO2 electrode, Applied Surface Science Vol 292 (2014) 297– 300.

  9. Y. M. Huang*, Q.–L. Ma, B.–G. Zhai, Core-shell Zn/ZnO structures with improved photocatalytic properties synthesized by aqueous solution method, Functional Materials Letters Vol. 6 (2013) 1350058.

  10. Q.–L. Ma, R. Xiong*, B.–G. Zhai, Y. M. Huang*, Core-shelled Zn/ZnO microspheres synthesized by ultrasonic irradiation for photocatalytic applications, Micro & Nano Letters  Vol 8 (2013) 491–495.

  11. Y. M. Huang*, Q. L. Ma, B. G. Zhai, Wavelength tunable photoluminescence of ZnO/porous Si nanocomposites, Journal of Luminescence Vol 138 (2013) 157–163.

  12. Y. M. Huang*, Q. L. Ma, B. G. Zhai, A simple method to grow one-dimensional ZnO nanostructures in air, Materials Letters 93 (2013) 266-268.

  13. Q. L. Ma, B. G. Zhai, Y. M. Huang*, ‘Sol–gel derived ZnO/porous silicon composites for tunable photoluminescence’, J. Sol-Gel. Sci. Technol. (2012) 64:110–116. 

  14. Q. -L. Ma, R. Xiong, Y. M. Huang*, “Tunable photoluminescence of porous silicon by liquid crystal infiltration”, Journal of Luminescence, vol. 131, 2053 (2011).

  15. Y. M. Huang*, F. Zhou, K. Xu, “Low-temperature lasing action in a metal-backed monosubstituted polyacetylene”, Applied Physics Letters, vol.88, article no.131112 (2006).

  16. S. Rauch, C. Selbmann, P. Bault, H. Sawade, G. Heppke, O. Morales-Saavedra, M.Y.M. Huang, A. Jákli, “Glass forming banana-shaped compounds: Vitrified liquid crystal states”, Physical Review. E., 69, 021707 (2004).

  17. A. Jákli, Y.M. Huang, K. Fodor-Csorba, A. Vajda, G. Galli, S. Diele, G. Pelzl, “Reversible switching between optically isotropic and birefringent states in a bent-core liquid crystal”, Advanced Materials, vol. 15 (19): 1606 (2003).

  18. M. Y. M. Huang, A. M. Pedreira, O. G. Martins, A. M. Figueiredo Neto, and A. Jákli, “Nanophase segregation of nonpolar solvents in smectic liquid crystals of bent-shape molecules”, Physical Review E, vol.66, article no.3, 031708 (2002).

  19. Y. M. Huang, W. Ge, J. W. Y. Lam, B. Z. Tang,  “Influence of electric field on the photoluminescence of a monosubstituted polyacetylene” Applied Physics Letters vol. 78, no. 12, p1652-1654 (2001).

  20. Y. M. Huang, W. Ge, J. W. Y. Lam, B. Z. Tang, "Efficient photoluminescence of monosubstituted polyacetylenes”, Applied Physics Letters vol. 75, p4094-4096 (1999).

  21. Y. M. Huang, J. W. Y. Lam, K. K. L. Cheuk, W. Ge, B. Z. Tang, "Strong Luminescence from Poly(1-Alkynes)" Macromolecules , vol. 32, p5976-5978 (1999).

  22. Y. M. Huang, “Positron irradiation: A technique for modifying the photoluminescent structures of porous silicon”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 71, no. 26, p3850-3852 (1997).

  23. Y. M. Huang, “Photoluminescence of copper-doped porous silicon”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 69, no. 19, p3282-3284 (1996).