Yi Rao, Principle Investigator

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Contact information

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Utah State University

0300 Old Main Hill, Widtsoe 024

Logan, UT 84322-0300

Tel: (435)-797-0640

E-mail: yi.rao@usu.edu

Working Experience and Education

  • Research Associate Professor, Temple University, 2014-2017

  • Associate Research Scientist, Physics Department, Columbia University, 2013-2014 (PI: Dr. Tony F. Heinz)

  • Associate Research Scientist, Chemistry Department,Columbia University,  2007-2013 (PIs: Nick J. Turro & Ken B. Eisenthal)

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Department, Columbia University, 2004-2007 (PI: Dr. Ken B. Eisenthal)

  • Ph.D, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, 2000-2003 (PI:  Dr. Hong-fei Wang)

Current Members

Dr. Ganghua Deng


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: ganglia.deng@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153

Dr. Xuan Leng


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: xuanleng@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153

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Dr. Fuzhan Song


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: fuzhan.song@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153

Dr. Hao Li


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

E-mail: hao.li@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153


Yuqin Qian


Graduate student (2017)

E-mail: yuqin.qian@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153

Tong Zhang


Joint graduate student (2018)

E-mail: tongzhang@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153

Alex Lish


Undergraduate Student (2018)

E-mail: alex.lish@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153

Tiffany Tannas


Undergraduate student (2018)

E-mail: tiffany.tannas@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153


Jordan Lapp


Undergraduate student (2019)

E-mail: jordan.lapp@aggiemail.usu.edu

Phone: 435-797-4153

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