Faculty Profiles

Weitao Yang
Philip Handler Professor of Chemistry in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
5310 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1562
(919) 660-1605



Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1986

B.S., Peking University (China) 1982

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Yang, Y, Davidson, ER, and Yang, W. "Nature of ground and electronic excited states of higher acenes." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113.35 (August 15, 2016): E5098-E5107. Full Text

Scholl, ZN, Li, Q, Yang, W, and Marszalek, PE. "Single-molecule Force Spectroscopy Reveals the Calcium Dependence of the Alternative Conformations in the Native State of a βγ-Crystallin Protein." The Journal of biological chemistry 291.35 (August 2016): 18263-18275. Full Text

Yang, Y, Shen, L, Zhang, D, and Yang, W. "Conical Intersections from Particle-Particle Random Phase and Tamm-Dancoff Approximations." The journal of physical chemistry letters 7.13 (July 2016): 2407-2411. Full Text

Wang, H, and Yang, W. "Determining polarizable force fields with electrostatic potentials from quantum mechanical linear response theory." The Journal of chemical physics 144.22 (June 2016): 224107-. Full Text

Yang, Y, Burke, K, and Yang, W. "Accurate atomic quantum defects from particle–particle random phase approximation." Molecular Physics 114.7-8 (April 17, 2016): 1189-1198. Full Text

Rupakheti, C, Al-Saadon, R, Zhang, Y, Virshup, AM, Zhang, P, Yang, W, and Beratan, DN. "Diverse Optimal Molecular Libraries for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes." Journal of chemical theory and computation 12.4 (April 2016): 1942-1952. Full Text

Li, C, Lu, J, and Yang, W. "Gentlest ascent dynamics for calculating first excited state and exploring energy landscape of Kohn-Sham density functionals." The Journal of Chemical Physics 143.22 (December 2015): 224110-. Full Text

Zheng, X, Li, C, Zhang, D, and Yang, W. "Scaling correction approaches for reducing delocalization error in density functional approximations." Science China Chemistry 58.12 (December 2015): 1825-1844. Full Text

Yang, Y, Peng, D, Davidson, ER, and Yang, W. "Singlet-triplet energy gaps for diradicals from particle-particle random phase approximation." The journal of physical chemistry. A 119.20 (May 2015): 4923-4932. Full Text