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Hannah (Ying) Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office Phone: 951-552-8634
E-mail: yhu@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 467
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Photochemical Sciences Bowling Green State University 2008
B.S. Chemical Engineering Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning CHINA 2002

Courses Taught

CHE 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHE 115 General Chemistry I &Lab
CHE 125 General Chemistry II &Lab
CHE 130 Chemistry for Engineers & Lab
CHE 230 Molecular Modeling
CHE 351 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CHE 352 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CHE 415 Physical Chemistry I
CHE 490 Senior Research in Chemistry

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Focus on the study of the interaction of light with matter.
Synthesize organic dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and develop DSSC based on natural dyes.
Study the antioxidant activity, nutrients and bioactives of the Native American Eatable Plants from Southern California.

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Teaching Experience

Adjunct Chemistry Faculty National College at Dayton 2009
Teaching Assistant Bowling Green State University 2003-2007

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

Bwiza, C. P.; Quach, M.; Hidalgo, A. K.; Yoon, T. S.; Paez, D. M.; Kalimba, J. U.; Luong, J. T.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M; Hu, Y. “Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolics and Total Flavonoids Content study of Yucca Whipplei blossoms” Poster presentation, Submitted to the 45th Western Regional Meeting November 6-8, San Marcos, CA November 6-8, 2015.

Kalimba, J. U.; Luong, J. T.; Hu, Y. “Dye-sensitized solar cell based on the natural dye extract from elderberry leaves” Poster presentation, Submitted to the 45th Western Regional Meeting November 6-8, San Marcos, CA November 6-8, 2015.

Dussell, C. B.; Luong, M. T.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M; Hu, Y. “Phytochemical and Compositional Analysis of Fresh and Cooked Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia englemanniis), a Native American Edible Plant from Southern California” Poster Presentation, IFT15 Annual Scientific Meeting and Food Expo, Chicago, IL, United States, July 11-14, 2015.

Dussell, C. B.; Luong, M. T.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M; Hu, Y. “Phytochemical and Compositional Analysis of Fresh and Cooked Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia englemanniis), a Native American Edible Plant from Southern California” Poster Presentation, 2015 ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research conference, UC San Diego, CA, United States, April 11, 2015.

Dussell, C. B.; Luong, M. T.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M; Hu, Y. “Phytochemical and Compositional Analysis of Fresh and Cooked Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia englemanniis), a Native American Edible Plant from Southern California” Oral Presentation, 8th Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA Feb. 21, 2015.

Gihana, G. M.; Luong, M. T.; Mattice, J. R.; Dsouza, J. D.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M.; Hu, Y. “Phytonutrients in Yucca whipplei blossoms and fruit pods, a Native American edible plant from Southern California” Oral presentation, 29th Annual California Indian conference at San Bernardino, CA Oct 10, 2014.

Gihana, G. M.; Mattice, J. R.; Dsouza, J. D.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M.; Hu, Y. “Phytonutrient analysis of Fresh and Cooked Yucca (Yucca whipplei) Pods and Blossoms” Poster, ACS Western Regional Meeting at Santa Clara, CA, United States, Oct. 3-6, 2013.

Carson, C. L.; Mattice, J. R.; Dsouza, J. D.; Nduwayo, F. N.; DeVore, M. A.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M.; Zhuang, H.; Hu, Y. “Compositional Analysis of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaves” Poster, ACS Western Regional Meeting at Santa Clara, CA, United States, Oct. 3-6, 2013.

Hu, Y. “Natural Dyes in Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)” NMS Faculty colloquium at CBU, Feb. 5, 2013.

Zhou, D.; Khatmullin, R.; Hu, Y.; Walpita, J.; Mirzakulova, E.; Miller, N.; Glusac, K. D. “Ultrafast transient absorption study of iminium ion derivatives and their pseudobases” Abstracts of Papers, 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29,2012.

Zhou, D.; Hu, Y.; Glusac, K. D. “The Excited-state Behavior of Flavin and Acridine-based Pseudobases” Poster, Gordon Research Conferences, Boston, MA, United States, July 10-15, 2011.

Sichula, V.; Kucheryavy, P.; Khatmullin, R.; Hu, Y.; Mirzakulova, E.; Vyas, S.; Manzer, S. F.; Hadad, C. M.; Glusac, K. D. "Electronic Properties of N(5)-Ethyl Flavinium Ion", J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 12138.

Sichula, V.; Hu, Y.; Mirzakulova, E.; Manzer, S. F.; Vyas, S.; Hadad, C. M.; Glusac, K. D. "Mechanism of N(5)-Ethyl-flavinium Cation Formation Upon Electrochemical Oxidation of N(5)-Ethyl-4a-hydroxyflavin Pseudobase", J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 9452.

Hu, Y.; Danilov, E. O.; Wex, B.; Neckers, D. C. “Relationship of molecular structure to nonlinear optical properties of organic heterocyclic compounds”, Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials 2008, 17, 275.

Hu, Y.; Wex, B.; Perkovic, M. W.; Neckers, D. C. "Tunable blue-emitting fluorophoresbenzo[1,2-b:4,3-b']dithiophene and trithia[5]helicene end- capped with electron-rich or electron-deficient aryl substituents", Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 2251.

Hu, Y.; Danilov, E. O.; Wex, B.; Neckers, D. C. “Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of new substituted thiaheterohelicenes and their derivatives” Abstracts of Papers, 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March 25-29,2007.

Jiang, J.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Kirschbaum, K.; Hu, Y.; Neckers, D. C. “Non-merohedral twin crystal of 2,3,9,10-tetrakis(triisopropylsilyl- ethynyl)-6,13-bis(trimethylsilylethynyl)pentacene” Acta Crystallographica Section E 2007, 63, o3760.

Hu, Y.; Wex, B.; Perkovic, M. W.; Neckers, D. C. “Synthesis and photochemical study of substituted heterohelicenes and related compounds” SPIE Optics & Photonics San Diego, California, USA, August 13-17, 2006.

Hu, Y.; Wex, B.; Perkovic, M. W.; Neckers, D. C. “Synthesis and photochemical study of substituted heterohelicenes and related compounds” Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2006, 6331, 63311A.

Ren, Y.; Chen, H.; Hu, Y.; Yang, X. “Synthesis and application of high efficient chiral phosphine ligands” Chinese Journal of Synthetic Chemistry 2002, 1, 1.

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Church Membership & Activities

Riverside Manderin Baptist Church:
Toddler Sunday School
Translation Group
CBU Caihong Chinese Fellowship Advisor

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Community Service & Involvement

Chinese Culture Community Outreach
Open Lab Chemistry Demo

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Interests & Hobbies

Hobbies: reading books and swimming
Family: married to Dapeng Zhou and gave birth to three children: Yayue Grace Zhou, Yanuo Dora Zhou and Jingxing Joseph Zhou

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Personal Philosophy

Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”

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