Hannah (Ying) Hu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office Phone: (951)-552-8634
E-mail: yhu@calbaptist.edu
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.

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Photochemical Sciences Bowling Green State University December 2008
B.S.E. Chemical Engineering Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning CHINA June 2002
  • Courses Taught

    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 fluorophoresbenzo[1,2-b:4,3-b']dithiophene and trithia[5]helicene 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

  • Personal Philosophy

    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."