Yang Gan has M.E. and Ph.D degrees in materials chemistry and physics from the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Newcastle, Australia, and currently heads the Department of Energy Chemical Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology. His research interests include colloidal and surface chemistry, scanning probe microscopy, nanotribology, controlled drug release with nanomaterials, surface particle deposition and contamination control, and environmental catalysis and photo-electrochemistry.
Yang Gan has been an editorial board member for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) and is currently editorial board member for International Journal of Nanomedicine (Dove Medical Press) and associate editor for RSC Advances. He is the recipient of the biennial Teaching Excellence Award (2015) and Outstanding Faculty Award (2014) at Harbin Institute of Technology, and he co-authored a paper that was recognized with the Frans Habraken Best Paper Award (2014). He has published many journal articles over the past few years—including original research articles, invited reviews, non-referred essays, and book reviews—and has been invited to deliver talks at institutes in China, the USA, the UK, Canada, and Australia.