College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering
Zhengzhou University, China
Upon completion of his doctorate in chemistry at The University of Tokyo in 1995 Dr. Yan joined the R&D group at Ibaraki Research Laboratory, Hitachi Chemical Industry Co. Ltd. where he carried out research works to develop sophisticated electronic components by utilizing functional polymers. After his research works on conductive polymers at Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi for 6 years and on polymer gels at Hokkaido University for 3 years, Dr. Yan joined the Laboratory of Organic Robotics at the University of Yamanashi in 2007 where he is an Associate Professor. Before his above career in Japan, Dr. Yan had been educated in China, i.e., in Jilin University (1978-1982) for Bachelor of Science and in Henan Institute of Chemistry (1984-1987) for Master of Science. Dr. Yan who is a full professor of Zhengzhou University since 2011 has published 8 books, 59 papers, and 31 patents.