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Jieun Yang



  • Ulsan National Inst. Of Sci. & Tech. (UNIST, Korea), Department of Energy Engineering, Ph.D., 2015, The title of thesis: Preparation, Structural Characterization, and Application of Reduced Graphene Oxide-based Hybrid Materials
  • Kyung Hee University (Korea), Chemistry, B.S., 2009.


  • Research Associate, University of Cambridge. Dept. of Materials Science Metallurgy
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers University, Dept. of Materials Science Engineering (Supervisor: Prof. Manish Chhowalla) 2016.04 – 2018.10
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Rutgers Energy Institute Research Fellow (Supervisor: Prof. Manish Chhowalla) 2015.04 – 2016.03.


  • MRS postdoctoral Awards, 2017 MRS Fall meeting, the award citation: For creative research in chemically exfoliated 2D materials and tireless dedication to mentoring women in science and engineering
  • Rutgers Energy Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015-2016


  • Member of MRS and ACS, 2015 – Pres.
  • Member of Society of Women Engineers at Rutgers (Postdoctoral Mentor), 2015 – Pres.
  • Reviewer for ACS Nano, Journal of American Chemical Society, Nature Communication, Applied Materials Today among others.


PUBLICATIONS (Total = 19, Publications During Postdoc = 6, Citations = 1488, H-Index = 14):


  1. J. Yang, A. R. Mohamed, Y. Wang, R. Fullon, X. Song, F. Zhao, I. Bozkurt, M. Augustin, E. J. G. Santos, H. S. Shin, D. Voiry, H. Y. Jeong, M. Chhowalla, “Ultrahigh current density niobium disulfide catalysts for hydrogen evolution” Nat. Mater. In revision.
  2. J. Yang, R. Fullon, M. J. Lagos, S. Torrel, D. Kaplan, and M. Chhowalla, “Correlation of atomic scale defects using He ion beam in 2D MoS2 with optical, electronic and catalytic properties” in preparation.
  3. L. Dong, J. Yang, M. Chhowalla, K. P. Loh, “Synthesis and reduction of large sized graphene oxide sheets.” Chemical Society Reviews, 2017, 46, 7306.
  4. D. Voiry*, J. Yang*, J. Kupferberg, R. Fullon, C. Lee, H. Y. Jeong, H. S. Shin, and M. Chhowalla, “High-quality graphene via microwave reduction of solution-exfoliated graphene oxide”, Science 2016, Doi:10.1126/science.aah3398 (*equal contribution)
  5. D. Voiry, R. Fullon, J. Yang, C. C. C. Silva, R. Kappera, I. Bozkurt, D. Kaplan, M. J. Lagos, P. E. Batson, G. Gupta, A. D. Mohite, L. Dong, D. Er, V. B. Shenoy, T. Asefa and M. Chhowalla, “The role of electronic coupling between substrate and 2D MoS2 nanosheets in electrocatalytic production of hydrogen”, Nature Materials 2016, 15, 1003.
  6. D. Voiry, J. Yang and M. Chhowalla, “Recent strategies for improving the catalytic activity of 2D TMD nanosheets toward the hydrogen evolution reaction”, Advanced Materials 2016, 28, 6197.
  7. Y. Wang, R. Fullon, M. Acerce, C. E. Petoukhoff, J. Yang, C. Chen, S. Du, S. K. Lai, S. P. Lau, D. Voiry, D. O’carroll, G. Gupta, A. D. Mohite, S. Zhang, H. Zhou, “Solution-processed MoS2/organolead trihalide perovskite photodetectors” Advanced Materials 2016, Doi: 10.1002/adma.201603995.
  8. S. Ahn, J. Yang, H. Lim, and H. S. Shin “Selective synthesis of pure cobalt disulfide on reduced graphene oxide sheets and its high electrocatalytic activity for hydrogen evolution reaction” Nano convergence 2016, 3, 5.
  9. M. Chhowalla, D. Voiry, J. Yang, H. S. Shin, and K. P. Loh “Phase-engineered transition-metal dichalcogenides for energy and electronics”, MRS Bulletin 2015, 40, 585.
  10. P. Mohan, J. Yang, A. Jena and H. S. Shin, “VS2/rGO hybrid nanosheets prepared by annealing of VS4/rGO”, Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2015, 224, 82.
  11. K. W. Lim, J.-I. Lee, J. Yang, Y.-K. Kim, H. Y. Jeong, S. Park, and H. S. Shin, "Catalyst-free synthesis of Si-SiOx nanowire anodes for high-rate and hig-capacity lithium-ion batteries", ACS Applied Materials Interfaces 2014 6 6340.
  12. J. Yang and H. S. Shin, "Recent Advances in Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction", Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2014, 2, 5979.
  13. J. Yang, D. Voiry, S. J. Ahn, D. Kang, A. Y. Kim, M. Chhowalla, and H. S. Shin, "Two Dimensional Hybrid Nanosheets of Tungsten Disulfide and Reduced Graphene Oxide as Catalysts for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction", Angewente Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 13751.
  14. C. Rout, B.-H. Kim, X. Xu, J. Yang, H. Y. Jeong, D. Odkhuu, N. Park, J. Cho, and H. S. Shin, "Synthesis and Characterization of Patronite Form of Vanadium Sulfide on Graphitic Layer", Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 8720.
  15. S. J. Ahn, J. Yang, K. W. Lim, H. S. Shin, "Selective Formation of Thickness Controlled Fullerene (C60) Disk by Vapor-Solid Process", Journal of Crystal Growth 2013, 363, 141.
  16. X. Xu, C. Rout, J. Yang, R. Cao, P. Oh, H. S. Shin, and J. Cho, "Freeze-dried WS2 composites with low content of graphene as high-rate lihtium storage materials", Journal of Materials Chemisty A 2013, 1, 14548.
  17. J. Yang, J.-W. Kim, H. S. Shin, "Facile method for rGO FET: selective adsorption of rGO on SAM-treated gold electrode by electrostatic attraction", Advanced Materials 2012, 24, 2299.
  18. J. Yang, M. Heo, H. J. Lee, S.-M. Park, J. Y. Kim, H. S. Shin, "Reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-wrapped fullerene (C60) wires", ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8365.
  19. S.-Y. Bae, I.-Y. Jeon, J. Yang, N. Park, H. S. Shin, S. Park, R. S. Ruoff, L. Dai, J.-B. Baek*, "Large-Area Graphene Films by Simple Solution Casting of Edge-Selectively Functionalized Graphite", ACS Nano 2011, 5, 4974. 
  20. J. Yang, H, Lim, H. C. Choi and H. S. Shin, “Wavelength-selective silencing of photocurrent in Au-coated C60 wire hybrid”, Chemical Communications 2010, 46, 2575.



  1. Manish Chhowalla, Damien Voiry, Jieun Yang and Jacob Kuferburg “High-quality graphene and method of producing same via microwave reduction of graphene oxide”. Application PCT/US17/48832.




  1. Oral presentation, “Low-resistance contacts for ultrathin MoS2 film” AFOSR 2017 GHz-THz Electronics Review, Arlington, VA, USA. 2017 July 10-13
  2. Oral presentation, “High-quality graphene from microwave reduction of graphene oxide” 2017 Rutgers Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Busch campus, Rutgers University, 2017, March 7
  3. Poster presentation, “High-quality graphene from microwave reduction of graphene oxide” 2016 MRS (Materials Research Society) Fall meeting, Boston, MA, USA, 2016, Nov. – Dec.02
  4. Oral presentation, “2D materials for energy storage application” Research Fair for the Rutgers Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Busch campus, Rutgers University, 2016, March 1