Welcome to the Yan Research Laboratory!


The Yan Lab is on the fifth floor of Olney Hall, at the North campus of UMass Lowell. We belong to the Organic Chemistry Division in the Department of Chemistry. Our research lies at the interface of chemistry, nanomaterials, and nanomedicine. We apply our skills in synthetic chemistry to develop new reactions and make functional nanomaterials, and apply them in applications including drug delivery, catalysis.

Recent research highlights

Madanodaya's paper on Angew Chem highlighted in ChemViews.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201705346/abstract http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/10640222/Rapid_Staudinger_Ligation_on_Cell_Surfaces.html

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Design and synthesis of theranostic antibiotic nanodrugs that display enhanced antibacterial activity and luminescence

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 2017, 114, 8464–8469, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708556114




A Three-Dimensional Graphene-TiO2 Nanocomposite Photocatalyst Synthesized by Covalent Attachment 

ACS Omega, 20161, 351–356.