Dr Jixin Yang

Job Role
Reader in Materials Chemistry


Dr Jixin Yang received his BSc in Nanjing University (Nanjing, China) in 1996 and MSc in Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China) in 1999. He then came to the UK to study his PhD at the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham. After graduating in 2003, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Nottingham for another 6 years, focusing on the area of materials chemistry. Dr Yang took the lectureship position at Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 2009 and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2011. Now he is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research in material chemistry. Dr Yang has published more than 40 research articles so far in peer-reviewed journals with more than 1,000 total citations. He is Charted Chemist (CChem), Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach), Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Dr Yang is one of the research strand leaders in the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology and involved in a number of academic committees at the university level. Also, he is the panel assessor for Royal Society of Chemistry to evaluate the applications and revalidations of Charted Science Teacher (CSciTeach) and a member of RSC North Wales Local Section Committee representing Wrexham Glyndŵr University. In 2020, he was shortlisted in the Student Union Award of Best Lecturer of the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology. In 2021, he was the winner of the same award.


  • 2012 International Conference On Biobase Material Science And Engineering (bmse)