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Taylor Science Center 1063

Yang (Vanessa) Song received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Kentucky.  Her work focuses on synthesis of small molecules for organic transistor and semiconductor applications, as well as synthesis of lignin model polymers for biomass upgrading.  Prior to joining Hamilton, Song taught chemistry at Centre College, and her collaboration with the Center for Applied Energy Research led to three peer reviewed publications with undergraduate students. .

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Thorley, K. J,; Hong, L.; Song, Y.; Anthony, J. E. "Unravelling the major factors in photo-oxidative stability of anthradithiophene derivatives" J. Mater. Chem. C, 2022, 10, 15861-15871

Thorley, K. J.; Micai B.; Song, Y.; Parking, S. R.; Risko, C.; Anthoney, J. E. "What is special about silicon in functionalised organic semiconductors?" Mater. Adv., 2021, 2, 5415-5421

Song, Y.; Mobley, J. K.; Motagamwala, A.H.; Isaacs, M.; Dumesic, J. A.; Ralph, J.; Lee, A. F., Wilson, K.; Crocker, M. "Gold-catalyzed conversion of lignin to low molecular weight aromatics" Chem. Sci., 2018, 9, 8127-8133

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Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
B.S., Centre College

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