Dr. Qiangu Yan

Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, USDA

Research Chemist



2017 PhD., Forest Resources, Mississippi State University, USA.

2011 MS., Chemical Engineering, Mississippi State University, USA.

1998 PhD., Physical Chemistry, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, China.

1993 BS., Chemistry, Nanjing Normal University, China.

Publications (Selected)

  1. Yan, Q., Ketelboeter, T., Cai, Z. (2022). Production of COx-Free Hydrogen and Few-Layer Graphene Nanoplatelets by Catalytic Decomposition of Methane over Ni-Lignin-Derived Nanoparticles, Molecules 27 (2), 503.
  2. Yan, Q., Ketelboeter, T., Cai, Z. (2021). A Study of the Key Factors on Production of Graphene Materials from Fe-Lignin Nanocomposites through a Molecular Cracking and Welding (MCW) Method, Molecules 27 (1), 154.
  3. Yan, Q., Arango R., Li, J., Cai, Z. (2021). Fabrication and characterization of carbon foams using 100% Kraft lignin, Materials & Design 201, 109460.
  4. Yan, Q., Li, J., Cai, Z. (2021). Preparation and characterization of chars and activated carbons from wood wastes, Carbon Letters 3 (5), 941-956.
  5. Yan, Q., Cai, Z. (2020). Issues in Preparation of Metal-Lignin Nanocomposites by Coprecipitation Method, Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials 30 (9), 15.
  6. Yan, Q., Boardman, C.R., Cai, Z., (2020). Thermal stability of metal-lignin composites prepared by coprecipitation method, Thermochimica Acta 690, 178659.
  7. Yan, Q., Cai, Z. (2020). Effect of Solvents on Fe–Lignin Precursors for Production Graphene-Based Nanostructures. Molecules 25, 2167.
  8. Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. (2019). Mass Production of Graphene Materials from Solid Carbon Sources using A Molecular Cracking and Welding Method, Journal of Material Chemistry A 7 (23), 13978-13985.
  9. Li, J., Yan, Q., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. (2019). Efficient Conversion of Lignin Waste to High Value Bio-Graphene Oxide Nanomaterials, Polymers 11 (4), 623
  10. Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Wang, C., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. (2018) Catalytic Graphitization of Kraft Lignin to Graphene-based Structures with Four Different Transitional Metals, Journal of Nanoparticle Research 20 (9), 223.
  11. Yan Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Cai, Z., Synthetic Bio-Graphene Based Nanomaterials through Different Iron Catalysts, Nanomaterials 8 (10), 840, 2018
  12. Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. (2018). In situ formation of graphene-encapsulated iron nanoparticles in carbon frames through catalytic graphitization of kraft lignin, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology 8, 1847980418818955.
  13. Yan, Q., Li, J., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. (2018). Thermal Decomposition of Kraft Lignin under Gas Atmospheres of Argon, Hydrogen, and Carbon Dioxide, Polymers 10 (7), 729
  14. Yan, Q., Zhang, X., Li, J., Zhang, J., Cai, Z. (2018). Catalytic Conversion Kraft Lignin to Bio-Multi-Layer Graphene Materials under Different Atmospheres, Journal of Material Science 53 (11), 8020-8029.
  15. Yan, Q., Li, R., Toghiani, H., Cai, Z., Zhang, J., Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon Nanospheres Obtained by Hydrothermal Carbonization of Wood-derived and Other Saccharides, Trends in Renewable Energy-Journal 1 (2), 119-128.
  16. Yan, Q., Yu, F., I-Chu, W., Lawrence, A. (2015). Direct Conversion Biogas to Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes and Syngas over Starch Derived Ni@ C Nanoparticles, Microscopy and Microanalysis 21 (S3), 1829-1830.
  17. Yan, Q., Yu, F., Street, J. (2015). Synthesis of carbon-encapsulated iron nanoparticles by Hydrothermal Carbonization (HTC) from Wood Derived Sugars and Catalytic Conversion Biosyngas to Liquid Hydrocarbons, Biomass and Bioenergy 83, 85-95.
  18. Yan, Q., Lu, Y., F To, Y Li, Yu, F. (2015). Synthesis of tungsten carbide nanoparticles in biochar matrix as a catalyst for dry reforming of methane to syngas, Catalysis Science & Technology 5 (6), 3270-3280
  19. Yan, Q., Toghiani, H., Cai, Z., Zhang, J. (2014). Formation of nanocarbon spheres by thermal treatment of woody char from fast pyrolysis process, Wood and Fiber Science 46(4), 437-450
  20. Yan, Q., Wan, C., Han, J., Rodriguez, J., Yin, J., Yu, F. (2014). Synthesis of Aromatic-Rich Gasoline-Range Hydrocarbons from Biomass-Derived Syngas over a Pd-Promoted Fe/HZSM-5 Catalyst, Energy & Fuels 28(3), 2027-2034.

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