Hannah (Ying) Hu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Office Phone: (951)-552-8634 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: James Building, 482 Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:15 am – 9:15 am; Monday 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm; Wed 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm; Other time is also available by appointment. Please send me an email to make an appointment if you need to meet me in person or come in a group.
|Ph.D.||Photochemical Sciences||Bowling Green State University||December 2008|
|B.S.E.||Chemical Engineering||Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning CHINA||June 2002|
CHE 101 Orientation to the Discipline
CHE 102 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHE 115 General Chemistry I &Lab
CHE 125 General Chemistry II &Lab
CHE 230 Molecular Modeling
CHE 351 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CHE 352 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CHE 490 Senior Research in Chemistry
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Focus on the study of the interaction of light with matter.
Study the antioxidant activity, nutrients and bioactives of the Native American Eatable Plants from Southern California.
Synthesize organic dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells and develop DSSC based on natural dyes.
Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU
Adjunct Chemistry Faculty National College at Dayton 2009
Teaching Assistant Bowling Green State University 2003-2007
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Selective presentations and publications:
Niyomwungeri, V., Silva, B. A., Barnett, S. C., Davis-Ward, I. I.; Hu, Y.; Zhao, X. “The Application of Using 3-D Printed Colorimetric Paper Sensor for the Detection of Antioxidant Activity in Southern California Native Plants” Poster presentation, the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN, October 29 - November 3, 2017.
Hamrick, M. A.; Hidalgo, A. K.; Davis-Ward, I. I.; Hu, Y. “Agave Antioxidant Activity Study Using DPPH radical Assay” Oral and Poster presentation, The 2017 ACS Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference, UCLA CA April 29, 2017
Kalimba, J.; Luong, J. “Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells based on the dye extracted from Elderberry leaves” Oral Presentation, 8th Natural & Mathematical Sciences Research Seminar, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA Feb. 20, 2016
Bwiza, C. P.; Quach, M.; Hidalgo, A. K.; Yoon, T. S.; Paez, D. M.; Kalimba, J. U.; Luong, J. T.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M; Hu, Y. “Antioxidant Activity, Total Phenolics and Total Flavonoids Content study of Yucca Whipplei blossoms” Poster presentation, Submitted to the 45th Western Regional Meeting November 6-8, San Marcos, CA November 6-8, 2015.
Kalimba, J. U.; Luong, J. T.; Hu, Y. “Dye-sensitized solar cell based on the natural dye extract from elderberry leaves” Poster presentation, Submitted to the 45th Western Regional Meeting November 6-8, San Marcos, CA November 6-8, 2015.
Dussell, C. B.; Luong, M. T.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M; Hu, Y. “Phytochemical and Compositional Analysis of Fresh and Cooked Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia englemanniis), a Native American Edible Plant from Southern California” Poster Presentation, IFT15 Annual Scientific Meeting and Food Expo, Chicago, IL, United States, July 11-14, 2015.
Gihana, G. M.; Luong, M. T.; Mattice, J. R.; Dsouza, J. D.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M.; Hu, Y. “Phytonutrients in Yucca whipplei blossoms and fruit pods, a Native American edible plant from Southern California” Oral presentation, 29th Annual California Indian conference at San Bernardino, CA Oct 10, 2014.
Gihana, G. M.; Mattice, J. R.; Dsouza, J. D.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M.; Hu, Y. “Phytonutrient analysis of Fresh and Cooked Yucca (Yucca whipplei) Pods and Blossoms” Poster, ACS Western Regional Meeting at Santa Clara, CA, United States, Oct. 3-6, 2013.
Carson, C. L.; Mattice, J. R.; Dsouza, J. D.; Nduwayo, F. N.; DeVore, M. A.; McCarthy, D.; Barth, M. M.; Zhuang, H.; Hu, Y. “Compositional Analysis of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) Leaves” Poster, ACS Western Regional Meeting at Santa Clara, CA, United States, Oct. 3-6, 2013.
Hu, Y. “Natural Dyes in Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)” NMS Faculty colloquium at CBU, Feb. 5, 2013.
Zhou, D.; Khatmullin, R.; Hu, Y.; Walpita, J.; Mirzakulova, E.; Miller, N.; Glusac, K. D. “Ultrafast transient absorption study of iminium ion derivatives and their pseudobases” Abstracts of Papers, 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA, United States, March 25-29,2012.
Zhou, D.; Hu, Y.; Glusac, K. D. “The Excited-state Behavior of Flavin and Acridine-based Pseudobases” Poster, Gordon Research Conferences, Boston, MA, United States, July 10-15, 2011.
Sichula, V.; Kucheryavy, P.; Khatmullin, R.; Hu, Y.; Mirzakulova, E.; Vyas, S.; Manzer, S. F.; Hadad, C. M.; Glusac, K. D. "Electronic Properties of N(5)-Ethyl Flavinium Ion", J. Phys. Chem. A 2010, 114, 12138.
Sichula, V.; Hu, Y.; Mirzakulova, E.; Manzer, S. F.; Vyas, S.; Hadad, C. M.; Glusac, K. D. "Mechanism of N(5)-Ethyl-flavinium Cation Formation Upon Electrochemical Oxidation of N(5)-Ethyl-4a-hydroxyflavin Pseudobase", J. Phys. Chem. B 2010, 114, 9452.
Hu, Y.; Danilov, E. O.; Wex, B.; Neckers, D. C. “Relationship of molecular structure to nonlinear optical properties of organic heterocyclic compounds”, Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials 2008, 17, 275.
Hu, Y.; Wex, B.; Perkovic, M. W.; Neckers, D. C. "Tunable blue-emitting fluorophoresbenzo[1,2-b:4,3-b']dithiophene and trithiahelicene end- capped with electron-rich or electron-deficient aryl substituents", Tetrahedron 2008, 64, 2251.
Hu, Y.; Danilov, E. O.; Wex, B.; Neckers, D. C. “Synthesis and nonlinear optical properties of new substituted thiaheterohelicenes and their derivatives” Abstracts of Papers, 233rd ACS National Meeting, Chicago, IL, United States, March 25-29,2007.
Jiang, J.; Kaafarani, B. R.; Kirschbaum, K.; Hu, Y.; Neckers, D. C. “Non-merohedral twin crystal of 2,3,9,10-tetrakis(triisopropylsilyl- ethynyl)-6,13-bis(trimethylsilylethynyl)pentacene” Acta Crystallographica Section E 2007, 63, o3760.
Hu, Y.; Wex, B.; Perkovic, M. W.; Neckers, D. C. “Synthesis and photochemical study of substituted heterohelicenes and related compounds” Proc. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. 2006, 6331, 63311A.
Ren, Y.; Chen, H.; Hu, Y.; Yang, X. “Synthesis and application of high efficient chiral phosphine ligands” Chinese Journal of Synthetic Chemistry 2002, 1, 1.
Church Membership & Activities
Riverside Mandarin Baptist Church
Grove Community Church
Community Service & Involvement
Open Lab Chemistry Demo
Chinese Culture Community Outreach
Interests & Hobbies
Interests: observe how nature works and study the gap between science and faith
Hobbies: reading and swimming
Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
Deuteronomy 29:29 "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law."