Prof. Yang, the Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry, is developing methods for quantum mechanical calculations of large systems and carrying out quantum mechanical simulations of biological systems and nanostructures. His group has developed the linear scaling methods for electronic structure calculations and more recently the QM/MM methods for simulations of chemical reactions in enzymes.
Current Appointments & Affiliations
Philip Handler Distinguished Professor of Chemistry · 2003 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative · 2012 - Present Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability, Initiatives
Education, Training & Certifications
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 1986 Ph.D.
Peking University (China) · 1982 B.S.
Yang Research Group