Publications-Before 2012


1. D. Yang, S. Sarina, H. Zhu, H. Liu, Z. Zheng, M. Xie, S.V. Smith, S. Komarneni, 2011,Capturing Radioactive Cs+ and I- from Water with TitanateNanofibers and Nanotubes, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50, 10594-10598.

2. D. Yang, C. Chen, Z. Zheng, H. Liu, E. R. Waclawik, Z. Yan, Y. Huang, H. Zhang, J. Zhao,H. Zhu*, 2011, Grafting Silica Species on Anatase Surface for VisibleLight Photocatalytic Activity, Energy and Environmental Science, 4,2279-2287.

3. X. Ke, S. Ribbens, Y. Fan,H. Liu, P. Cool, D. Yang, H. Zhu**, 2011,Integrating Efficient Filtration and Visible-light Photocatalysis by Loading Ag-doped  Zeolite Y Particles on Filtration Membrane of Alumina Nanofibers , Journalof Membrane Science, 375, 69-74.

4. J. Li, Y. Lu, D. Yang, Q. Sun, Y. Liu*, H. Zhao*, 2011,Lignocellulose Aerogel from Wood-Ionic  Liquid  Solution (1-allyl-3-methyimidazolium chloride) under Freezing and Thawing Conditions, Biomacromolecules, 12, 1860-1867.

5. B. Paul, D. Yang, W. N. Martins, R. Frost**, 2011,Sodium Niobate Adsorbents Doped with Tantalum (TaV) for the Removalof Bivalent Radioactive Ions in Waste Waters, Journal of Colloid and InterfaceScience, 356, 240-247.

6. Q. Zhou, W. Gong*, C. Xie, D. Yang, X. Ling, X. Yuan, S. Chen, 2011, Removal of Neutral Redfrom aqueous solution by adsorption on spent cottonseed hull substrate, Journalof Hazardous Materials, 185, 502-506.

7. H. Tian, D. Yang, Yao Xu**, D. Wu, Y. Sun, 2011, Single-layer silicaanti-reflective  films  modified  with  polytetramethylene  glycol, MaterialsScience Forum, 47, 969-973.

8. J. Zhang*, J. Xu, H.Zhang, X. Yin, J. Qian, L. Liu, D. Yang, X. Liu, 2011, Fabrication of Octahedral Atacamite Microcrystals viaa Hydrothermal Route, Micro & NanoLetters, 6, 119-121.

9. J. Zhang*, J. Xu, H.Zhang, X. Yin, D. Yang, J. Qian, L.Liu,X. Liu, 2011, Chemical synthesis of SrCO3microcrystals via a homogeneous precipitation method, Micro & Nano Letters, 6, 205-208.

10. Q. Zhou, W. Gong, Y. Li, S.Chen, D. Yang, C. Bai, X. Liu, N.Xu, 2011, Biosorption of Methylene Blue onto spent corncob substrate:kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies, Water Science and Technology, 63, 2775-2780.

11. Q. Zhou, W. Gong, D. Yang, C. Xie, Y. Li, C. Bai, X. Liu,2011, Assessment of Biosorption Characteristics of a Spent Cottonseed HuskSubstrate for the Decolorization of Methylene Blue, Clean-Soil, Air, Water,39, 1087-1094.

12. J. Zhang, X. Yin, J. Zhang, D. Yang, H. Zhang, J. Qian, L. Liu,X. Liu, 2011, Esterification Process to Synthesize IsopropylChloroacetate Catalyzed by Lanthanum Dodecyl Sulfate, Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 28, 259-264.


1. D. Yang, Z. Zheng, Y. Yuan, H. Liu, E. R. Waclawik, X. Ke, M. Xie, H. Zhu**,2010,Sorption Induced Structural Deformation of Sodium Hexa-titanate  Nanofibers  andtheir  Ability  to  Selectively  Trap  Radioactive  Ra(II)  Ions  from  Water, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,12, 1271-1277.

2. D. Yang, B. Paul, W. Xu, Y. Yuan, E. Liu, X. Ke, R. M. Wellard,C. Guo, Y. Xu, Y. Sun, H. Zhu**, 2010,Alumina Nanofibers Grafted with Functional Groups: ANew Design in Efficient Sorbents for Removal of Toxic Contaminants from Water,Water Research,44,741-750.

3. H. Liu, Z. Zheng, D.Yang, X. Ke, E. Jaatinen, J. Zhao, H. Zhu*, 2010, CoherentInterfaces between Crystals in Nanocrystal, ACS Nano, 4,6219-6227.

4. H. Liu, E. Waclawik, Z.Zheng, D. Yang, X. Ke, H. Zhu, R. Frost*.2010,TEM Investigation and FBB model explanation to the Phase Relationships betweenTitanates and Titanium Dioxides.Journal of Physical Chemistry C,114,11430-11434.

5. X. Yang, X. Ke, D. Yang,J. Liu, C. Guo, R. Frost, H. Su, H. Zhu*, 2010, Effect of ethanolwashing of titania clay mineral composites on photocatalysis for phenoldecomposition, Applied Clay Sicence, 49, 44-50.

6. B. Paul, D. Yang, X.Yang, X. Ke, R. Frost, H. Zhu*, 2010, Adsorption of theHerbicide Simazine on Moderately Acid-Activated Beidellite, Applied ClaySicence, 49, 80-83.

7. H. Liu, Z. Zheng, D.Yang, E. Waclawik, X. Ke, H. Zhu, S. Palmer,R. Frost*, 2010, A Raman spectroscopic study on the allocation ofammonium adsorbing sites on H2Ti3O7 nanofiberand its structural derivation during calcination,Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41, 1311-1315.

8. H. Liu, D. Yang, Z.Zheng, E. Waclawik, X. Ke, H. Zhu, R. Frost*, 2010, A Raman spectroscopic study on the active site ofsodium cations in the structure of Na2Ti3O7during the adsorption of Sr2+ and Ba2+ cations, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 41, 1792-1796.

9. H. Liu, D. Yang, Z.Zheng, E. Waclawik, X. Ke, H. Zhu, R. Frost*, 2010, A Raman spectroscopicand TEM study on the structural evolution of Na2Ti3O7during the transition to Na2Ti6O13, Journalof Raman Spectroscopy, 41, 1331-1337.


1. D. Yang, H. Liu, Z. Zheng, Y. Yuan, J. Zhao, E. R. Waclawik,X. Ke, H. Zhu*, 2009, An Efficient Photocatalyst Structure: TiO2(B) Nanofibers with a Shell of Anatase Nanocrystals, Journal of AmericanChemical Society, 131, 17885-17893.

2. X. Yang, D. Yang, H.Zhu, J. Liu, W. Martins, R. Frost, L. Daniel, Y. Shen, 2009, MesoporousStructure with Size Controllable Anatase Attached on Silicate Layers forEfficient Photocatalysis, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113, 8243-8248.

3. X. Ke, R. Shao, H. Zhu, Y.Yuan, D. Yang, K. R. Ratinac, X. Gao,2009, Ceramic Membranes for Separation of Proteins and DNA through InSitu Growth of Alumina Nanofibres inside Porous Substrates, Chemical Communication, 10, 1264-1266.


1. D. Yang, Z. Zheng, H. Zhu**, H. Liu, X. Gao**, 2008, TitanateNanofibers as Intelligent Absorbents for Removal of Radioactive Ions fromWater, Advanced Materials, 20, 2777-2781.

2. D. Yang, Z. Zheng, H. Liu, H. Zhu**, X. Ke, X. Gao, Y. Xu, D. Wu, Y. Sun, 2008, Layered Titanate Nanofibers as Efficient Adsorbentsfor Removal of Toxic Radioactive and Heavy Metal Ions from Water, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112, 16275-16280.

3. D. Yang, Y. Xu*, W. Xu, D. Wu, Y. Sun, H. Zhu*, 2008,Tuning pore size and hydrophobicity of macroporous hybrid silica films withhigh optical transmittance by a non-template route, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 18, 5557-5562.

4. D. Yang, Y. Xu*, D. Wu, Y. Sun, 2008, One-step  synthesis  of  hydrothermally  stable  mesoporous aluminosilicates  with strong acidity, Journal of Solid State Chemistry,181, 2401-2405.

5. S. Hu, D. Yang, Y.Xu*, D. Wu, Y. Sun,2008, A novel moisture-resistant  film  for NiSO4·6H2O  filter  based  on  isophorone diisocyanate-bridged  polysilsesquioxane,  Materials Chemistry and Physics,114, 868-873.


1. D. Yang, Y. Xu, D. Wu, Y. Sun**, H. Zhu**, F. Deng, 2007, Super hydrophobic mesoporous silica withanchored methyl groups on surface by a one-step  synthesis without  surfactanttemplate , Journal of PhysicalChemistry C, 111, 999-1004.

2. L. Guan, J. Li, D. Yang, X. Wang, N. Zhao, W. Wei, Y. Sun,2007, Highly hydrophobic mesoporous materials as matrixfor gas chromatography separation of water-alcohols  mixtures , Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis,165,885-888.


1. D. Yang, J. Li, Y. Xu, D. Wu, Y. Sun, H. Zhu, F. Deng, 2006, Direct Formation of Hydrophobic Silica-based Micro/mesoporousHybrids from Polymethylhydrosiloxane and Tetraethoxysilane, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials,8(34), 1138-1139.

2. D. Yang, Y. Xu, L. Zhang, S. Zhai, D. Wu, Y. Sun, 2006, Highly moisture-proof  polysilsesquioxane  coating prepared via facile sol-gel process, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 3, 127-131.

3. X. Sun, Y. Xu*, D. Jiang, D. Yang, D. Wu, Y. Sun, Y. Yang, H. Yuan, F. Deng, 2006, Studyon the ammonia-catalyzed  hydrolysis  kinetics  of  single  phenyltriethoxysilane and  mixed  phenyltriethoxysilane / tetraethoxysilane  systems by liquid-state  29SiNMR, Colloids and Surfaces A:Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 289, 149-157.


1. D. Yang, Y. Xu, S. Zhai, J. Zheng, J. Li, D. Wu, Y. Sun, 2005, FacileNonsurfactant Route to Silica-based Bimodal Xerogels with Micro/mesopores, Chemistry Letters, 34(8), 1138-1139.

2. D. Yang, S. Zhai, J. Zheng, Y. Xu, D. Wu,Y. Sun, 2005, Novel non-surfactant  pathway  to  controllable  micro/mesoporousbimodal xerogels, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 156,473-480.