Yi Lin

Yi Lin

Associate Research Fellow
Tel: (757) 864-2219
Email: yi.lin@nianet.org

Yi Lin

Research Interests

Nanomaterials, Chemistry, and applications toward various NASA missions.

  • Porous carbon nanomaterials for energy applications
  • Chemistry and applications of 2D nanomaterials
  • Synthesis and applications 1D-2D nanohybrid materials

Current Research
Decorating carbon nanotubes with metal/metal oxide nanoparticles: Such metal/carbon nanohybrids were prepared from a substrate-assisted thermal decomposition approach that is facile, versatile, and scalable. We are currently exploring electrical, thermal, and catalytic applications of these nanohybrids with various compositions.

 Creating 2-dimensional boron nitride: Hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) nanosheets were prepared via chemical exfoliation of bulk h-BN powder materials. h-BN is the structural analog of grpahene, but with boron and nitrogen atoms alternatively positioned in each plane. Contrary to the conductive graphene materials, h-BN is an insulator with wide band-gap, but similarly thermally conductive, thus viable for thermal and dielectric composite and electronic applications.

Modifying surfaces to mimick gecko foot hair topography:  We are currently evaluating various substrates on which these topographic features can form for passive yet effective dust mitigation.



Nanoscale2   Nanoscale1   AFM

[Publications Before 2009]