Hannah (Ying) Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office Phone: 951-552-8634
E-mail: yhu@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, 467
Office Hours:

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

  • 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.

  • Teaching Experience

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

  • 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.

  • Church Membership & Activities

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

  • Community Service & Involvement

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

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Chinese Culture Community Outreach
    Open Lab Chemistry Demo

  • 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.”