Faculty Profiles

Weitao Yang
Philip Handler Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
5310 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1562
(919) 660-1605



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

B.S., Peking University (China) 1982

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical

Al-Saadon, Rachael, et al. “Accurate Treatment of Charge-Transfer Excitations and Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Using the Particle-Particle Random Phase Approximation.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 14, no. 6, June 2018, pp. 3196–204. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.8b00153. Full Text

Zhang, D. D., et al. “Accurate density functional prediction of molecular electron affinity with the scaling corrected Kohn–Sham frontier orbital energies.” Molecular Physics, vol. 116, no. 7–8, Apr. 2018, pp. 927–34. Scopus, doi:10.1080/00268976.2017.1382738. Full Text

Li, C., et al. “Localized orbital scaling correction for systematic elimination of delocalization error in density functional approximations.” National Science Review, vol. 5, no. 2, Mar. 2018, pp. 203–15. Scopus, doi:10.1093/nsr/nwx111. Full Text

Zhang, Xiao, et al. “Plasmon-Enhanced Catalysis: Distinguishing Thermal and Nonthermal Effects.Nano Letters, vol. 18, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 1714–23. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04776. Full Text

Shen, Lin, and Weitao Yang. “Molecular Dynamics Simulations with Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics and Adaptive Neural Networks.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, vol. 14, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 1442–55. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jctc.7b01195. Full Text

Contreras-García, Julia, and Weitao Yang. “Perspective: Chemical Information Encoded in Electron Density.Wu Li Hua Xue Xue Bao = Acta Physico Chimica Sinica, vol. 34, no. 6, Mar. 2018, pp. 567–80. Epmc, doi:10.3866/pku.whxb201801261. Full Text

Wang, W., et al. “Field Electron Emission Images Far Away from a Semi-Infinitely Long Emitter: A Multiscale Simulation.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Jan. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08910. Full Text

Hu, L., et al. “Photocatalytic activity and the radiative lifetimes of excitons via an ab initio approach.” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 6, no. 31, Jan. 2018, pp. 15027–32. Scopus, doi:10.1039/c8ta04140g. Full Text

Li, Guoqing, et al. “Activating MoS2 for pH-Universal Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 139, no. 45, Nov. 2017, pp. 16194–200. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.7b07450. Full Text

Jin, Ye, et al. “Generalized Optimized Effective Potential for Orbital Functionals and Self-Consistent Calculation of Random Phase Approximations.The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 8, no. 19, Oct. 2017, pp. 4746–51. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02165. Full Text