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Cuixian (Trisha) Yang
Postdoctoral Associate


Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 66-511
Cambridge, MA  02139-4307

Phone: (617) 324-0116
Fax: (617) 258-8992


B.S., Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, China, 2004

M.S., Biochemical Engineering, Xiamen University, China, 2007

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, 2013

Research Summary:

Catalytic hydrogenation of pharmaceutical intermediates by continuous flow process


Cuixian Yang, Sukwon Jung and Hyunmin Yi.  “A Biofabrication Approach for Controlled Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles with High Catalytic and Antibacterial Activities”.  Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2013, in press.

Cuixian Yang, Chang-Hyung Choi, Chang-Soo Lee, and Hyunmin Yi.  “A Facile Synthesis-Fabrication Strategy for Integration of Catalytically Active Viral-Palladium Nanostructures into Polymeric Hydrogel Microparticles via Replica Molding”.  ACS Nano, 2013, 7 (6), 5032-5044.

Cuixian Yang, Amy K. Manocchi, Byeongdu Lee, and Hyunmin Yi. “Viral-Templated Palladium Nanocatalysts for Suzuki Coupling Reaction”. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2011, 21, 187-194.

Cuixian Yang and Hyunmin Yi. “Facile Approaches to Control Catalytic Activity of Viral-templated Palladium Nanocatalysts for Dichromate Reduction”. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 2010, 52(2-3), 160-167.

Christina L. Lewis, Yan Lin, Cuixian Yang, Amy K. Manocchi, Kai P. Yuet, Patrick S. Doyle, and Hyunmin Yi. “Microfluidic Fabrication of Hydrogel Microparticles Containing Functionalized Viral Nanotemplates”. Langmuir, 2010, 26 (16), 13436-13441.

Cuixian Yang, Amy K. Manocchi, Byeongdu Lee, and Hyunmin Yi. “Viral Templated Palladium Nanocatalysts for Dichromate Reduction”. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2010, 93(3-4), 282-291.

Ning He, Zhiyuan Wang, Cuixian Yang, Yinghua Lu, Daohua Sun, Yuanpeng Wang, Wenyao Shao and Qingbiao Li.Isolation and Identification of Polyphenolic Compounds in Longan Pericarp”. Separation and Purification Technology, 2009, 70(2), 219-224.

Cuixian Yang, Ning He, Xueping Ling, Meiling Ye, Chenxiao Zhang, Weiyao Shao, Chuanyi Yao, Zhiyuan Wang and Qingbiao Li. “The Isolation and Characterization of Polysaccharides from Longan Pulp”. Separation and Purification Technology, 2008, 63(1), 226-230.

Cuixian Yang, Qingbiao Li, Xueping Ling, Wenyao Shao, and Hui Xu. “Hot Water Extraction of Longan Polysaccharide Assisted by Microwave Pretreatment”. Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering, 2007, 58 (8), 2004-2009.

Cuixian Yang, Qingbiao Li, Xinkai Liao, Ning He, Yinghua Lu, Cuixue Chen, and Jinqing Hong. “Treatment of PEG Wastewater by Batch-Fed Hydrolytic-Aerobic Recycling Process”. Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering, 2006, 57 (11), 2731-2734.


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