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Yang, Jye-Shane
Yang, Jye-Shane

Organic Photochemistry and Materials Chemistry

Room B677, Chemistry Building

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Research Interests

  • Molecular Design, Synthesis, and Structure-Property Relationships of Organic Electronic Materials.
  • Photochemical and Electrochemical Molecular Switches and Molecular Machines.
  • Synthesis and Photoluminescent Behavior of Fluorescent Protein Chromophores and Derivatives.
  • Molecular Self-assembly and Sensing.

Honors and Awards

  • Junior Research Investigators Award, Academia Sinica, 2003.
  • Outstanding Young Scholar Award, Tsing-Hua Foundation of Chemical Technology, 2004.
  • APA Prize for Young Scientist, The Asian and Oceanian Photochemistry Association, 2005.
  • Young Chemists Award, The Chinese Chemical Society, 2005.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, National Taiwan University, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
  • Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, 2011.


  • B.S., 1988; M.S., 1990, National Taiwan University.
  • Teaching Assistant, 1992-1993, National Taiwan University.
  • Ph.D., 1997, Northwestern University.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1997-1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Assistant Professor, 1998-2002; Associate Professor, 2002-2005, National Central University.
  • Associate Professor, 2005-2007; Professor, 2007-present; Chair, 2013-present, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University.
  • Director, 2012-2014, Chemistry Research Promoting Center, National Science Council.

Research Pictures

Yang, Jye-Shane

Selected Publication

  1. Tou, S.-L.; Huang, H.-H.; Chen, P.-C.; Chang, H.-T.; Tsai, J.-Y.; Yang, J.-S.* “Aggregation-Induced Emission of GFP-likeChromophores via Exclusion of Solvent-Solute Hydrogen” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 620–622.
  2. Huang, H.-H.; Prabhakar, Ch.; Tang, K.-C.; Chou, P.-T.; Huang, G.-J.; Yang, J.-S.* “Ortho-Branched Ladder-Type Oligophenylenes with Two-Dimensionally π-Conjugated Electronic Properties” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8028–8039.
  3. Chen, Y.-C.; Sun, W.-T.; Lu, H.-F.; Chao, I; Huang, G.-C.; Lin, Y.-C.; Huang, S.-L.; Huang, H.-H.; Lin, Y.-D.; Yang, J.-S.* “A Pentiptycene-Derived Molecular Brake: Photochemical E → Z and Electrochemical Z → E Switching of an Enone Module” Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 1193–1200.
  4. Yang, C.-H.; Probhakar, C. ; Huang, S.-L.; Lin, Y.-C.; Tan, W. S.; Misra, N. C.; Sun, W.-T.; Yang, J.-S.* “A Redox-Gated Slow-Fast-Stop Molecular Rotor” Org. Lett. 2011, 13, 5632–5635.
  5. Kundu, S. K.; Tan, W. S.; Yan, J.-L.; Yang, J.-S.* “Pentiptycene Building Blocks Derived from Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution of Pentiptycene Triflates and Halides” J. Org. Chem. 2010, 75, 4640–4643.
  6. Yang, J.-S.*; Yan, J.-L.; Lin, C.-K.; Chen, C.-Y.; Xie, Z.-Y.; Chen. C.-H. “Pentiptycene-Derived Oligo(p-phenylene ethynylene)s: Conformational Control, Chain-Length Effect, Localization of Excitation, and Intrachain Resonant Energy Transfer” Angew. Chem. Inter. Ed. 2009, 52, 10120–10123.
  7. Yang, J.-S.*; Huang, G.-J.; Liu, Y.-H.; Peng, S.-M. “Photoisomerization of the Green Fluorescence Protein Chromophore and the meta- and para-Amino Analogues” Chem. Commun. 2008, 1344–1346.
  8. Yang, J.-S.*; Liau, K.-L.; Li, C.-Y.; Chen, M.-Y. “Meta Conjugation Effect on the Torsional Motion of Aminostilbenes in the Photoinduced Intramolecular Charge Transfer State” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 13183–13192.

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