Solid State Chemistry of New Alloys
The Ages of humanity have been defined by the metals used. To further advance civilization, we need to design new metals. The Yeung group will apply our knowledge of solid state chemistry to understand why materials break, and design new materials capable of withstanding even greater forces than before.
Earth Abundant Nanoparticles for Heterogeneous Catalysts
The majority of modern conveniences (e.g. plastics) are prepared by catalysis. Unfortunately, many of these reactions require noble metals. The Yeung group will design earth abundent nanoparticles which will behave just like platinum through innovative synthetic routes .