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Hannah (Ying) Hu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office Phone: 951-552-8634
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 & Lab
CHE 415 Physical Chemistry I
CHE 490 Senior Research in Chemistry


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Focus on the study of the interaction of light with chemical systems.
Develop materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells.
Antioxidant activity, nutrients and bioactives in Native American Plants from Southern California


Teaching Experience

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


Research, Presentations, & Publications

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.


Church Membership & Activities

Riverside Manderin Baptist Church:
Toddler Sunday School
CBU Chinese Bible Study Fellowship Advisor


Community Service & Involvement

Chinese Culture Community Ourtreach
Open Lab Chemistry Demo


Personal Philosophy

Psalm 16:4a

The sorrows of those who run after another God shall multiply.