Peng Yang, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellows


Selected Publications

  • P. Yang, Z. Lin, B. S. Bassil, G. Alfaro-Espinoza, M. S. Ullrich, M.-X. Li, C. Silvestru, U. Kortz, "Tetra-Antimony (III)-Bridged 18-Tungsto-2-Arsenates (V), [(LSbIII)4(A-α-AsVW9O34)2]10–(L = Ph, OH): Turning Bioactivity On and Off by Ligand Substitution" Inorg.Chem. 55, 3718–3720 (2016)
  • P. Yang, Z. Lin, G. Alfaro-Espinoza, M. S. Ullrich, C. Rat, C. Silvestru, U. Kortz, "19-Tungstodiarsenate (III) Functionalized by Organoantimony (III) Groups: Tuning the Structure−Bioactivity Relationship" Inorg.Chem. 55, 251–258 (2016)
  • P. Yang, B. S. Bassil, Z. Lin, A. Haider, G. Alfaro-Espinoza, M. S. Ullrich, C. Silvestru, U. Kortz, "Organoantimony (III)-Containing Tungstoarsenates( III): From Controlled Assembly to Biological Activity" Chem. Eur. J. 21, 15600–15606 (2015)
  • P. Yang, Y. Xiang, Z. Lin, B. S. Bassil, J. Cao, L. Fan, Y. Fan, M.-X. Li, P. Jiménez-Lozano, J. J. Carbó, J. M. Poblet, U. Kortz, "Alkaline Earth Guests in Polyoxopalladate Chemistry: From Nanocube to Nanostar via an Open-Shell Structure" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 53, 11974–11978 (2014)


  • Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, Jacobs University, Germany, 2016
  • M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry, Shanghai University, China, 2012
  • B.Eng. in Pharmaceutical Engineering, Tianjin University of Commerce, China, 2009

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 02/2012–07/2012:  Assistant Chemist, Department of Chemicals, Specialty Materials & Fertilizers, Honeywell International Inc. (US)


  • Special Distinction of Doctoral Dissertation of Germany (06/2016)
  • National Government Scholarship of P.R. China (10/2012 –10/2016)
  • Outstanding Postgraduate Student of Shanghai University (07/2012)
  • Nian-Yi Chen Fellowship of Shanghai University (07/2012)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)