Recently, the International Battery Materials Association (IBA) issued a notice that Prof. Yang Yong from Xiamen university will serve as the first Vice-Chairman of IBA from November 2021. This is the first time that a Chinese scholar has served in the managing team of IBA.
Yong Yang is a distinguished professor of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Xiamen University. He also serves as the editor for J. Power Sources and the Board member of the International Meeting of Lithium Battery (IMLB). His main research interests are new electrode/electrolyte materials for Li/ Na-ion batteries, in situ spectroscopic techniques, and interfacial reaction mechanism study in electrochemical energy storage and conversion system. He has published more than 400 papers, including Nature Energy, Nature Nanotech., Sci. Adv., Nat. Commun., Energy & Environmental Sci., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., etc. In addition, he served as leading editor for two books such as "Solid State Electrochemistry"(2017) and "NMR & MRI of Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials and Devices" (2021) and other monographs, and won the 2020 Technology Award of Battery Division, Electrochemical Society, 2017 Chinese Chemical Society Electrochemical Contribution Award, 2014 IBA Technology Achievement awards and so on.