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TEDxUD - Dr. Yushan Yan - Reinventing the Fuel Cell

Dr. Yushan Yan is a world-renowned researcher known for his work using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability and electronics.His work is widely cited in the scientific community, and his research has been extensively covered by media and technical magazines. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, Electrochemical Society, Materials Research Society and the North American Membrane Society.Dr. Yan received his bachelor's degree in chemical physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1988. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He also studied at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences before beginning his doctoral work in 1992.Dr. Yan joined the University of Delaware in July, 2011. Dr Yan's current work involves development of new catalysts and membranes to reduce the cost and improve the durability of fuel cells. Furthermore, his work focuses on zeolite thin films for semiconductors and new materials for energy storage and solar hydrogen generation.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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