Qiaoqin Yang

     Qiaoqin Yang  B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Canada Research Chair in Nanoengineering Coating Technologies

    Biography

    B.Sc., Engineering Physics

    M.Sc., Metallic Materials Engineering

    Ph.D., Inorganic Non-metal Materials Engineering

    Prior to joining the University of Saskatchewan, Prof. Yang worked as a STA (Science and Technology Agency) Fellow in The National Maritime Research Institute (Japan), a visiting professor in Vienna University of Technology (Austria) and in Siemens Company (Germany), and a professor in Hunan University (China). She is active in a number of technical societies and professional associations, including MRS, AVS, ASM and APEGS and has published 136 papers in reputed refereed Journals. She received her B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics, M.Sc. degree in Metallic Materials Engineering, and Ph.D. in Inorganic Non-metal Materials Engineering.

    Teaching Interests

    Prof. Yang teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses in Materials Science and Engineering. She has developed a new graduate course, ME 842-Advanced Surface Engineering, and adopted an innovative teaching method, named self-participation lecturing and research problem solving, in teaching the graduate course. She thinks the role of a professor is not limited to the effective delivery of knowledge to students and the fair assessment of students' achievements. She believes it is more important to cultivate students with appropriate critical and creative thinking skills, independent learning abilities, and the positive and confident attitude to face new challenges.

    Research Interests

    Prof. Yang has developed strong expertise in the synthesis, structures, properties and correlation between structures and properties on various kinds of advanced materials and hard coatings including diamond, diamond-like carbon, nanocomposite Ti-B-N, WC-Co, amorphous and quasicrystal thin films/coatings, carbon nanostrucutres, ceramics and ceramic-based composites through her broad interdisciplinary training and extensive research experience in China, Austria, Germany, Japan and Canada. With the successful award of Canada Research Chair in 2005, she has built up a new laboratory in surface engineering and is leading a new research program in the area of nanostructured thin films/coatings. Currently she is directing many research projects and orchestrating coordinated collaborative research with many researchers possessing national and international reputations. Current research interests include:

    • Diamond and its related nanostructured thin films/coatings
    • Superhard nanocomposite thin films/coatings
    • Friction, wear and corrosion
    • Plasma and ion beam deposition and etching
    • Advanced tooling and biomedical applications

    Selected Publications

    • RJ-136 Zhang, C.Z., Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. and Yang, Q. (2012). Adhesion enhancement of diamond-like carbon thin films on Ti alloys by incorporation of nanodiamond particles, Thin Solid Films, Accepted in May.
    • RJ-135 Zhang, Q.S., Chen, X.B., Yang, Q. and Zhang, W.J. (2011). Development and characterization of a novel piezoelectric-driven stick-slip actuator with anisotropic-friction surfaces, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Accepted in November.
    • RJ-134 Li, Y.S., Ma,H.T., Yang, L.Z.,  Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2012). Enhanced diamond CVD synthesis on steel substrates modified by ion beam implantation and sputtering of Al, Surface and Coatings Technology, 207, 328-333.
    • RJ-133 Miao, Y., Yang, Q., Chen, L., Sammynaiken, R. and Zhang, W.J. (2012). Modelling of Piezoresistive Response of Carbon nanotube Networks Based films under In-Plane Straining by Percolation Theory, Applied physics Letters, 10, 063120(4pp).
    • RJ-132 Srinivasan, S., Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2012). Ion Beam Deposition of DLC and Nitrogen Doped DLC Thin Films for Enhanced Haemocompatibility on PTFE, Applied Surface Science, 258(20), 8094-8099.
    • RJ-131 Wang, H.D., Yang, Q., Niu,C.H., Badea I (2012). Adsorption of azo dye onto nanodiamond surface, Diamond and Related Materials, 26, 1-6.
    • RJ-130  Li, Y.S., Zhang, C.Z., Ma, H.T., Yang, L.Z., , Tang, Y., Zhang, L.L., Li, X.J., He, L.L., Feng, R., Yang, Q., Hirose, A. (2012). CVD nanocrystalline diamond coatings on Ti alloy: a synchrotron-assisted interfacial investigation, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 134, 145-152.
    • RJ-129  Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Zhang, C., Zhang, L., Yang, Q., Hirose, A. (2012) Study of Nanocrystalline Diamond Synthesis in MPCVD by Bias Enhanced Nucleation and Growth, Diamond and Related Materials, 25, 87-91.
    • RJ-128 Wang, H.D., Yang, Q., Niu, C.H., (2012), Preparation of films of nanodiamonds by step-by-step deposition approach through hydrogen bonding, Diamond and Related Materials, 25, 73-79.
    • RJ-127 Raj, A.D.,  Kumar, P.S., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D., Synthesis and gas sensors behavior of surfactants free V2O5 nanostructure by using a simple precipitation method, Physica E-Low-dimensional Systems &Nanostructures, 44 (7-8), 1490-1494.
    • RJ-126 Raj, A.D.,  Kumar, P.S., Mangalaraj, D., Ponpandian, N., Irudiayaraj, A.A., Yang, Q. (2012), Gas Sensing Behavior of High Surface Area Co3O4 Micro/Nano Structures Synthesized by Simple Sonication Process, Sensor Letters, 10 (3-4), 826-832.
    • RJ-125 Bharathy, P.Vijai, Nataraj, D., Mangalaraj, D., Kiran, M.S.R.N., Yang, Q. (2012) Bioactivity and mechanical properties of nickel incorporated hydrogenated carbon nanocomposite thin films, Surface and interface analysis, 44 (3), 288-295.
    • RJ-124 Bharathy, P.Vijai, Yang, Q.,  Kiran, M.S.R.N., Rha, J.J, Nataraj, D., Mangalaraj, D., (2012), Reactive biased target ion beam deposited W?DLC nanocomposite thin films ? Microstructure and its mechanical properties, Diamond and Related Materials,  23, 34-43.
    • RJ-123 Li, Y.S., Yang, L., Tang, Y., Zhang, C., Zhang L., Onyeka, I., Yang, Q., Feng, R., and Hirose, A. (2011) Adherent nanocrystalline diamond coatings deposited on Ti substrate at moderate temperatures. Surface and Coatings Technology, 206, 1971-1976.
    • RJ-122 Bharathy, P.Vijai, Nataraj, D., Mangalaraj, D., Kiran, M.S.R.N, Vestre-Albero, J.S., Yang, Q. (2011), Influence of Tungsten content in W-DLC nanocomposite thin films prepared by hybrid Target biased ion beam assisted deposition technique, International Journal of Nanoscience, 10 (4-5), 851- 855.
    • RJ-121 Wang, H.D., Niu,C.H., Yang, Q., Badea,  I. (2011), Protein-modified nanodiamond particles for Layer-by-Layer assembly, Diamond and Related Materials, 20, 1193-1198.
    • RJ-120 Yu, J.G., Huang, D.S., Huang, K.L., Yang, Q., Zeng, D.M., Hong, Y. (2011), NEXAFS Spectroscopy Study of Polymer Modified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Chinese Journal of Journal of Inorganic Chemistry(English), 27(6), 1224-1228.
    • RJ-119 Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Zhang, C., Yang, Q., Hirose, A.(2011), Synthesis of Cobalt/Diamond-like Carbon Thin Films by Biased Target Ion Beam Deposition, Diamond and Related Materials, 20(4), 538-541.
    • RJ-118 Pan, T.J., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q., Feng, R.F., Hirose, A. (2011), Internal oxidation and phase transformations of multi-phase Fe-Ni-Al and Fe-Ni-Al-Cr alloys induced by KCl corrosion, Corrosion Science 53, 2115?2121.
    • RJ-117 Zhang, Z.M., An, Q., Zhang, W.J., Yang, Q., Tang, Y., Chen, X. B. (2011), Modeling of Directional Friction on the Fully Lubricated Surface with Regular Anisotropic Asperities, MECCANICA 46(3), 535-545
    • RJ-116 Wang, H.D., Niu,C.H., Yang, Q., Badea I (2011), Study on protein conformation and adsorption behaviors in nanodiamond particle-protein complexes, Nanotechnology, 22 (14), 145703 (10pp).
    • RJ-115 Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. Yang, Q., Hirose, (2011), Characterization of Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Thin Films by End-Hall Ion Beam Deposition, Applied Surface Science, 257, 4699?4705.
    • RJ-114 Li, Y.S. Pan, T.J., Yang, Q., Hirose, A.(2011), Selective synthesis of diamond and CNT nanostructures directly on stainless steel substrates,  Diamond and Related Materials, 20, 187?190.
    • RJ-113 Bharathy, P.Vijai, Nataraj, D., Chang, Y., Yang, Q., Yang, S.M., Mangalaraj, D., Yang, L., Webster ,T.J. (2010) , Effect of nickel incorporation on structural, nanomechanical and biocompatible properties of amorphous hydrogenated carbon thin films prepared by low energy biased target ion beam deposition, Thin Solid films 519 (5) 1623-1628.
    • RJ-112 Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. Yang, Q., Hirose, A.(2010), Study of Carbide-Forming Element Interlayers for Diamond Nucleation and Growth on Silicon and WC-Co Substrates, Thin Solid films, 519, 1606?1610 .
    • RJ-111 Bharathy, P.Vijai, Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D., Kiran, M.S.R.N., (2010) Effect of Titanium incorporation on the structural, mechanical and biocompatible properties of DLC thin films prepared by reactive-biased target ion beam deposition method, Applied Surface Science, 257(1), 143-150.
    • RJ-110 Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang , Q., Xiao, C., Hirose,  A. (2010), Effects of nano-scale Ni, Al, and Ni-Al interlayers on nucleation and growth of diamond on Si, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. B  28 (5),  1056-1059.
    • RJ-109  Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang , Q., Xiao, C., Hirose,  A. (2010), Growth and adhesion failure of diamond thin films deposited on stainless steel with ultra-thin dual metal interlayers,  Applied Surface Science, 256(24), 7653-7657.
    • RJ-108  Bharathy, P.Vijai, Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D., Kiran, M.S.R.N., (2010) Preparation and Nanomechanical Characterisation of Metal Containing Amorphous Hydrogenated Carbon Nanocomposite Films, Advanced Materials Research,  123-125: 431-434
    • RJ-107  Maley, J., Sham, T.K., Hirose, A., Yang, Q., Bradley, M.P. and Sammynaiken, R. (2010). Chemical Reactions and Applications of the Reductive Surface of Porous Silicon, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (accepted in March 2009)
    • RJ-106 Yi, W. and Yang, Q. (2009). CVD Growth and Field Electron Emission of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Oxidized Inconel Plates without Addition of Catalyst, Diamond and Related materials, Paper No.: DIAM 2009_0103. (accepted in Feb. 2010)
    • RJ-105 Yi, W. and Yang, Q. (2009). CVD Growth of Secondary Carbon Nanotubes and Its Effect on Field Electron Emission, Diamond and Related materials, Paper No.: DIAM 2009_0106. (accepted in Feb. 2010)
    • RJ-104 Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2010). Functionalization of nanodiamond particles with N,O-carboxymethyl chitosan , Diamond and Related materials, Diamond & Related Materials, 19:441?444.
    • RJ-103 Tang, Y.J., Yang, Q., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2010). Deposition and characterization of diamond coatings on WC-Co cutting tools with W/Al interlayer, Diamond and Related materials, 19:496-499.
    • RJ-102 Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. Yang, Q., Hirose, A.(2010), Fabrication and Orientation Control of Diamond Nanotips by Broad Ion Beam Etching,  Journal of physics D- Applied Physics  43(13) Article Number: 135301 (IOP, IF=2.08, APR 7).
    • RJ-101 Li,Y.S.(Yuan-Shi), Tang, Y.(Yongji), Yang, Q.(Qiaoqin); Maley, J.(Jason), Sammynaiken, R.(Ramaswami), Regier, T.(Tom); Xiao, C.(Chijin), and Hirose, A.(Akira) (2010), Ultrathin W-Al dual interlayer approach to depositing smooth and adherent nanocrystalline diamond films on stainless steel, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (letter),  2( 2):335?338.
    • RJ-100  Yi, W.(Wenwen), Yang, Q.(Qiaoqin) (2010), Aligned growth and alignment mechanism of carbon  nanotubes by hot filament chemical vapor deposition, Applied Physics A, Materials Science & Processing,  98: 659?669. (Mar.)
    • RJ-99  Xiang, J.(Jin), Peng, Y.(Yong), Schatte, G.(Gabriele), Yang, Q.( Qiaoqin), Liu, Y.N.(You-Nian) (2009), Synthesis and structure of N-ferrocenoyl-labeled tripeptide: N-Fc-Pro-L-Leu-Gly-OMe, Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie (Z. Kristallogr.) 224(11):551-555.
    • RJ-98 Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Chen, W., Yang , Q., Xiao, C., Hirose,  A. (2009), Plasma enhanced diamond deposition on steel and Si substrates. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters) Vol.22 No.5 pp321-329 October 2009
    • RJ-97 Wu, X.C.,  Zhang, W.J., Sammynaiken, R., Meng, X.H., Wu, D.Q., Yang, Q., Yang, W., Zhang, E.M., Wang, R. (2009), Measurement of low concentration and nano-quantity hydrogen sulfide in sera using unfunctionalized carbon nanotubes, Meas. Sci. Technol. 20:105801 (6pp). (Oct. 2009)
    • RJ-96 Li, Y.S., Tang,Y., Yang , Q., Xiao, C., Hirose,  A. (2009), Al-enhanced low temperature deposition of diamond thin films on hetero-substrates. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 116:649- 653 (Aug. 2009)
    • RJ-95 Yang, Q., Tang, Y. (2009), Formation Mechanism of Diamond Nanotips by Plasma Enhanced Vapor Processes, Journal of physics D: Applied Physics  42:085306 (April)
    • RJ-94 Yu, J.G.; Huang, K.L.; Tang, J.C., Yang, Q., Huang, D.S. (2009), Rapid Microwave Synthesis of Chitosan Modified Carbon Nanotube Composites, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules,  44:316?319 (May)
    • RJ-93  Yu, J.G.; Huang, K.L.; Yang, Q.Q, Liu, Y.F., (2009), Solubilizing Polycarbonate Modified Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes by Simultaneously Attaching Octadecylamine, Physica E, 41:771-774 (march)
    • RJ-92 Li,  Y.S. Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Xiao, C., Hirose, A. (2009), Diamond deposition on steel substrate with an Al interlayer, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 27: 417?420 (March)
    • RJ-91 Yang, S.L., Yang, Q., Growth of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films on Titanium Silicon Carbide Using Different Chemical vapor deposition Processes, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 48(1): 27-32   (Jan, 2009)
    • RJ-90  Hamilton, T., Wilks, R.G., Yablonskikh, M.V., Yang, Q., Foursa, MN., Hirose, A., Vasilets, V.N., Moewes, A. (2008). Determining the sp2/sp3 bonding concentrations of carbon films using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Canadian Journal of Physics, 86 (12):1401-1407. (Dec.)
    • RJ-89 Yu, J.G.; Huang, K.L.; Yang, Q., Liu, S.Q., Tang, J.C. (2008). Research progress of carbon nanotubes as drug carriers, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica (in Chinese), 43(10): 985-991.
    • RJ-88 Wu, X.C., Zhang, W.J*, Sammynaiken, R., Meng, Q.H., Yang, Q., Zhan, E., Liu, Q., Yang, W., Wang, R. (2008). Non-functionalized Carbon Nanotube Binding with Hemoglobin, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 65, 146?149.
    • RJ-87  Li, Y.S., Tang, Y.J., Yang, Q, Shimada, S.,  Wei, R., Lee, K.Y., Hirose, A*. (2008). Al-enhanced nucleation and adhesion of diamond films on WC-Co substrates, International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials, 26 (5): 465-471.

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2012). Preparation of films of nanodiamonds by step-by-step deposition approach through hydrogen bonding, Diamond and Related Materials, 25, 25, 73-79.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Zhang, C., Zhang, L., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2012). Study of Nanocrystalline Diamond Synthesis in MPCVD by Bias Enhanced Nucleation and Growth, Diamond and Related Materials, 25, 87-91.
    • Li, Y.S., Zhang, C.Z., Ma, H.T., Yang, L.Z., Tang, Y., Zhang, L.L., Li, X.J., He, L.L., Feng, R.F., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2012). CVD nanocrystalline diamond coatings on Ti alloy: a synchrotron-assisted interfacial investigation, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 134, 145-152.
    • Raj, A.D., Kumar, P.S., Yang, Q. and Mangalaraj, D. (2012). ., Synthesis and gas sensors behavior of surfactants free V2O5 nanostructure by using a simple precipitation method, Physica E-Low-Dimensional Systems & Nanostructures, 44(7-8), 1490-1494.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Yang, Q., Kiran, M.S.R.N., Rha, J.J., Nataraj, D. and Mangalaraj, D. (2012). Reactive biased target ion beam deposited W-DLC nanocomposite thin films- Microstructure and its mechanical properties, Diamond and Related Materials, 23, 34-43.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Mangalaraj, D., Kiran, M.S.R.N. and Yang, Q. (2012). Bioactivity and mechanical properties of nickel incorporated hydrogenated carbon nanocomposite thin films, Surface and Interface Analysis, 44(3), 288-295.
    • Raj, A.D., Kumar, P.S., Mangalaraj, D., Ponpandian, N., Irudiayaraj, A.A. and Yang, Q. (2012). Gas Sensing Behavior of High Surface Area Co3O4 Micro/Nano Structures Synthesized by Simple Sonication Process, Sensor Letters, 10(3-4), 826-832.
    • Li, Y.S., Yang, L., Tang, Y., Zhang, C., Zhang, L., Onyeka, I., Yang, Q., Feng, R.F. and Hirose, A. (2011). Adherent nanocrystalline diamond coatings deposited on Ti substrate at moderate temperatures, Surface and Coatings Technology, 206, 1971-1976.
    • Wang, H.D., Niu, C.H., Yang, Q. and Badea, I. (2011). Protein-modified nanodiamond particles for Layer-by-Layer assembly, Diamond and Related Materials, 20, 1193-1198.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Mangalaraj, D., Kiran, M.S.R.N., Vestre-Albero, J.S. and Yang, Q. (2011). Influence of Tungsten content in W-DLC nanocomposite thin films prepared by hybrid Target biased ion beam assisted deposition technique, International Journal of Nanoscience, 10(4-5), 851-855.
    • Zhang, Z.M., An, Q., Zhang, W.J., Yang, Q., Tang, Y.J. and Chen, D. (2011). Modeling of Directional Friction on a Fully Lubricated Surface with Regular Anisotropic Asperities, Meccanica, 46(3), 535-545.
    • Pan, T.J., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q., Feng, R.F. and Hirose, A. (2011). Internal oxidation and phase transformations of multi-phase Fe-Ni-Al and Fe-Ni-Al-Cr alloys induced by KCl corrosion, Corrosion Science, 53(6), 2115-2121.
    • Yu, J.G., Huang, D.S., Huang, K.L., Yang, Q., Zeng, D.M. and Hong, Y. (2011). NEXAFS Spectroscopy Study of Polymer Modified Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Chinese Journal of Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (English), 27(6), 1224-1228.
    • Wang, H.D., Niu, C.H., Yang, Q. and Badea, I. (2011). Study on protein conformation and adsorption behaviors in nanodiamond particle-protein complexes, Nanotechnology, 22(14 (145703)), 1-10.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Zhang, C., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Synthesis of Cobalt/Diamond-like Carbon Thin Films by Biased Target Ion Beam Deposition, Diamond and Related Materials, 20(4), 538-541.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Characterization of Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Thin Films by End-Hall Ion Beam Deposition, Applied Surface Science, 257, 4699-4705.
    • Li, Y.S., Pan, T.J., Tang, Y., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Selective synthesis of diamond and CNT nanostructures directly on stainless steel substrates, Diamond and Related Materials, 20, 187-190.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2010). Study of Carbide-Forming Element Interlayers for Diamond Nucleation and Growth on Silicon and WC-Co Substrates, Thin Solid films, 519(5), 1606-1610.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Chang, D., Mangalaraj, D., Yang, D. and Webster, T.J. (2010). Effect of nickel incorporation on structural, nanomechanical and biocompatible properties of amorphous hydrogenated carbon thin films prepared by low energy biased target ion beam deposition, Thin Solid films, 519(5), 1623-1628.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D. and Kiran, M.S.R.N. (2010). Effect of Titanium incorporation on the structural, mechanical and biocompatible properties of DLC thin films prepared by reactive-biased target ion beam deposition method, Applied Surface Science, 257(1), 143-250.
    • Maley, J., Sham, T.K., Hirose, A., Yang, Q., Bradley, M.P. and Sammynaiken, R. (2010). Chemical Reactions and Applications of the Reductive Surface of Porous Silicon, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 10(10), 6332-6339.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2010). Growth and adhesion failure of diamond thin films deposited on stainless steel with ultra-thin dual metal interlayers, Applied Surface Science, 256(24), 7653-7657.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2010). Effects of nano-scale Ni, Al, and Ni-Al interlayers on nucleation and growth of diamond on Si, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 28(5), 1056-1059.
    • Yi, W. and Yang, Q. (2010). CVD Growth of Secondary Carbon Nanotubes and Its Effect on Field Electron Emission, Diamond and Related materials, 19, 923-926.
    • Yi, W. and Yang, Q. (2010). CVD Growth and Field Electron Emission of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Oxidized Inconel Plates without Addition of Catalyst, Diamond and Related materials, 19, 870-874.
    • Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2010). Functionalization of nanodiamond particles with N,O-carboxymethyl chitosan, Diamond and Related materials, 19, 441-444.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D. and Kiran, M.S.R.N. (2010). Preparation and Nanomechanical Characterisation of Metal Containing Amorphous Hydrogenated Carbon Nanocomposite Films, Advanced Materials Research, 123, 431-434.
    • Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2010). Deposition and characterization of diamond coatings on WC-Co cutting tools with W/Al interlayer, Diamond and Related materials, 19, 496-499.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Maley, J., Sammynaiken, R., Regier, T., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2010). Ultrathin W-Al dual interlayer approach to depositing smooth and adherent nanocrystalline diamond films on stainless steel, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (letter), 2(2), 335-338.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2010). Fabrication and Orientation Control of Diamond Nanotips by Broad Ion Beam Etching, Journal of physics D- Applied Physics Journal of physics D- Applied Physics 43(13) Article Number: 135301, 43(13), 135301-7.
    • Yi, W. and Yang, Q. (2010). Aligned growth and alignment mechanism of carbon nanotubes by hot filament chemical vapor deposition, Applied Physics A, Materials Science & Processing, 98, 659-669.
    • Wu, X.C., Sammynaiken, R., Meng, X.H., Wu, D.Q., Yang, Q., Yang, W., Zhang, E.M. and Wang, R. (2009). Measurement of low concentration and nano-quantity hydrogen sulfide in sera using unfunctionalized carbon nanotubes,, Meas. Sci. Technol., 20, 105801-6.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Chen, W. and Yang, Q. (2009). Plasma enhanced diamond deposition on steel and Si substrates, Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), 22(5), 321-329.
    • Xiang, J., Peng, Y., Schatte, G., Yang, Q. and Liu, Y.N. (2009). Synthesis and structure of N-ferrocenoyl-labeled tripeptide: N-Fc-Pro-L-Leu-Gly-OMe, Zeitschrift fur Kristallographie (Z. Kristallogr.), 224(11), 551-555.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2009). Al-enhanced low temperature deposition of diamond thin films on hetero-substrates, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 116, 649-653.
    • Yang, Q. and Tang, Y. (2009). Formation Mechanism of Diamond Nanotips by Plasma Enhanced Vapor Processes, Journal of physics D: Applied Physics, 42, 085306-6.
    • Yu, J.G., Huang, K.L., Yang, Q. and liu, Y.F. (2009). Solubilizing Polycarbonate Modified Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes by Simultaneously Attaching Octadecylamine, Physica E, 41, 771-774.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2009). Diamond deposition on steel substrate with an Al interlayer, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 27, 417-420.
    • Yu, J.G., Huang, K.L., Yang, Q., Tang, J.C. and Huang, D.S. (2009). Rapid Microwave Synthesis of Chitosan Modified Carbon Nanotube Composites, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 44, 316-319.
    • Yang, S.L. and Yang, Q. (2009). Growth of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films on Titanium Silicon Carbide Using Different Chemical vapor deposition Processes, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 48(1), 27-32.
    • Hamilton, T., Wilks, R.G., Yablonskikh, M.V., Yang, Q., Foursa, M.N., Hirose, A., Vasilets, V.N. and Moewes, A. (2008). Determining the sp2/sp3 bonding concentrations of carbon films using X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Canadian Journal of Physics, 86(12), 1401-1407.
    • Yu, J.G., Huang, K.L., Yang, Q., Liu, S.Q. and Tang, J.C. (2008). Research progress of carbon nanotubes as drug carriers, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica, 13(10), 985-991.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Shimad, S., Wei, R., Lee, K.Y. and Hirose, A. (2008). Al-enhanced nucleation and adhesion of diamond films on WC-Co substrates,, International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials, 26(5), 465-471.
    • Wu, X.C., Zhang, C., Sammynaiken, R., Meng, Q.H., Yang, Q., Zhan, E., Liu, Q., Yang, W. and Wang, R. (2008). Non-Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Binding with Hemoglobin, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 65, 146-149.
    • Yang, Q., Tang, Y.J., Yang, S.L., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2008). Simultaneous Growth of Diamond Thin Films and Carbon Nanotubes at Temperatures below 550 °C, Carbon, 46(4), 589-595.
    • Lu, X., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2008). Field electron emission characteristics of CVD diamond films with controlled sp2 phase concentration, Thin Solid Films, 516(12), 4217-4221.
    • Li, Y.S., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2008). Effect of various alloying elements on diamond growth on Fe-Cr steels, Thin Solid Films, 516(10), 3089-3093.
    • Yang, S.L., Sun, Z. and Yang, Q. (2007). Effect of Al Addition on the Synthesis of Ti3SiC2 Bulk Material by Pulse Discharge Sintering Process, Journal of European Ceramic Society, 27, 4807-4812.
    • Lu, X., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2007). Effects of hydrogen flow rate on the growth and field electron emission characteristics of diamond thin films synthesized through graphite etching, Diamond and Related Materials, 16, 1623-1627.
    • Lu, X., Yang, Q., Xiao, C., Hirose, A. and Tiedje, T. (2007). Synthesis and field electron emission characteristics of diamond multilayer films grown by graphite etching, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 40, 4010-4014.
    • Yang, Q., Yang, S.L., Li, Y.S., Lu, X. and Hirose, A. (2007). NEXAFS Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films Synthesized with High Methane Concentration, Diamond and Related Materials, 16, 730-734.
    • Yang, Q., Yang, S.L., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2007). Transformation of carbon nanotubes to diamond in microwave hydrogen plasma Materials Letters, Materials Letters, 61, 2208-2211.
    • Li, Y.S., Xiao, C., Hirose, A., Yang, Q. and Shimada, S. (2007). Diamond growth on Si substrate with ceramic interlayers, Journal of American Ceramics Society, 90, 1427-1433.
    • Wu, X.C., Sammynaiken, R., Zhang, W.J., Wu, D.Q., Yang, Q., Yang, W. and Wang, R. (2007). Measurement of low concentration and nano-quantity hydrogen sulfide in aqueous solution: measurement mechanisms and limitations, Meas. Sci. Technol., 18, 1315-1320.
    • Yang, S.L., Yang, Q. and Sun, Z.M. (2007). Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Film on Ti3SiC2, Nanotechnology, 18(6), 065703-1.
    • Wu, X.C., Sammynaiken, R., Zhang, C., Wu, D.Q., Wang, R. and Yang, Q. (2007). Measurement of low concentration and nano quantity hydrogen sulfide in aqueous solution: measurement mechanisms and limitations, Measurement Science and Technology, 18(February), 1315-1320.
    • Chen, W., Lu, X., Yang, Q., Xiao, C., Sammynaiken, R., Maley, J. and Hirose, A. (2006). Effects of Gas Flow Rate on Diamond Deposition in a Microwave Plasma Reactor, Thin Solid Films, 515(4), 1970-1975.
    • Yang, Q., Yang, S.L., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2006). Effects of nickel thin films on nucleation and growth of diamond on silicon substrates, Materials Research Innovations, 10(4), 115-118.
    • Lu, X., Yang, Q., Chen, W., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2006). Field electron emission characteristics of diamond films with different grain morphologies, Journal of vacuum science & technology. B, Microelectronics processing and phenomena, 24(6), 2575-2580.
    • Yang, S., Yang, Q. and Sun, Z. (2006). Nucleation and growth of diamond on titanium silicon carbide by microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition, Journal of Crystal Growth, 294(2), 452-458.
    • Wu, X.C., Zhang, W.J., Wu, D.Q., Sammynaiken, R., Wang, R. and Yang, Q. (2006). USING CARBON NANOTUBES TO ABSORB HYDROGEN SULFIDE IN FLUID, IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, 5(3), 204-209.
    • Lu, X., Yang, Q., Hirose, A. and Xiao, C. (2006). Nonlinear Fowler-Nordheim plots of the field electron emission from graphitic nanocones: influence of nonuniform field enhancement factors, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. P, 39(15), 3375-3379.
    • Chen, W., Xiao, C., Yang, Q., Yang, S. and Hirose, A. (2006). Controlled Synthesis of Tungsten and Tungsten Oxide Nanorod Films, Materials Research Innovations, 10(2), 169-178.
    • Xiao, H., Cheng, Y., Yang, Q. and Senda, T. (2006). Mechanical and tribological properties of calcia?magnesia?alumina?silica-based glass?ceramics prepared by in situ crystallization, Materials Science and Engineering A- Structural materials properties, Microstructure, and Processing, 423(1-2), 170-174.
    • Yang, Q., Senda, T. and Hirose, A. (2006). Sliding wear behavior of WC-12% Co coatings at elevated temperatures, SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 200(14-15), 4208-4212. Available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6TVV-4FJD9GS-1-1&_cdi=5544&_user=1069128&_orig=search&_coverDate=04%2F
    • Yang, Q., Senda, T. and Hirose, A. (2006). Sliding wear behavior of WC-12% Co coatings at elevated temperatures, Surface and Coatings Technology, 200(14-15), 4208-4212. Available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6TVV-4FJD9GS-1-1&_cdi=5544&_user=1069128&_orig=search&_coverDate=04%2F
    • Lu, X., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2006). Field electron emission of carbon-based nanocone films, Applied Physics A.-Materials Science & Processing, 82(2), 293-296.
    • Yang, Q., Hamilton, T., Xiao, C., Hirose, A. and Moewes, A. (2006). Plasma-enhanced synthesis of diamond nanocone films, Thin Solid Films, 494(1-2), 110-115. Available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6TW0-4GY88VJ-6-H&_cdi=5548&_user=1069128&_orig=search&_coverDate=01%2F
    • Yang, Q., Chen, W., Xiao, C., Hirose, A. and Sammynaiken, R. (2005). Simultaneous growth of well-aligned diamond and graphitic carbon nanostructures through graphite etching, Diamond and Related Materials, 14(10), 1683-1687. Available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6TWV-4GK1GFX-1-C&_cdi=5572&_user=1069128&_orig=search&_coverDate=10%2F
    • Yang, Q., Chen, W., Xiao, C., Hirose, A. and Bradley, M. (2005). Low temperature synthesis of diamond thin films through graphite etching in a microwave hydrogen plasma, Carbon, 43(12), 2635-2638. Available online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6TWD-4GG2JB7-F-7&_cdi=5560&_user=1069128&_orig=search&_coverDate=10%2F
    • Chen, W., Xiao, C., Yang, Q., Moewes, A. and Hirose, A. (2005). The effects of bias polarity on diamond deposition by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition, Canadian Journal of Physics, 83(7), 753-759. Available online at: http://article.pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ppv/RPViewDoc?_handler_=HandleInitialGet&journal=cjp&volume=83&calyLang=eng&articleFile=p05-
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Raj, A.D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D., Wang, H.D. and Hirose, A. (2010). Preparation and characterization of nanostructured vanadium oxide thin films by hot filament CVD, Proceedings of the International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 4-6.
    • Wang, H.D., Niu, C.H., Yang, Q. and Badea, I. (2010). Nanodiamond Particles for Protein Adsorption, Proceedings of the International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications,, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 4-6.
    • Yi, W.W., Yang, Q., Yang, S.L., Tang, Y. and Li, Y.S. (2008). Growth Of Carbon Nanotubes On Inconel Plates Without Additional Catalyst, The COM (Conference of Metallurgists) 2008 proceedings, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada., August 24-27, Paper No. 3494, 85-90 (CD Rom).
    • Yang, S.L. and Yang, Q. (2008). Growth of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films on Titanium Silicon Carbide using Different Chemical Vapor Deposition Processes, The COM (Conference of Metallurgists) 2008 proceedings, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada., Aug. 24-27, Paper No. 3473, 5-12 (CD Rom).
    • Yang, Q., Chen, W., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2006). Effects of Hydrogen Flow Rate on Low Temperature Growth of Diamond Thin Films through Graphite Etching, Proceedings of Carbon 2005, Gyeongju, Republic of South Korea, July 3 - 7.
    • Yang, S.L., Yang, Q., Kaushik, M. and Sammynaiken, R. (2006). Characterization of nanocrystalline diamond by NEXAFS, 9th Anual User's Meeting of the Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 16-18.
    • Yang, Q., Yang, S. and Sun, Z. (2006). Characteristics of Diamond Growth on Titanium Silicon Carbide, CAP (the Canadaian Association of Physicists) 2006 Congress, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, June 11 to June 14, Paper No. 1732.
    • Vasilets, V.N., Hirose, A., Yang, Q., Foursa, M.N., Boccafoschi, F., Mantovani, D., Shulga, M., Sarkissian, A., Kuznetsov, A.V. and Sevastianov, V.I. (2005). Surface structure and haemo-compatibility of N-doped DLC films deposited by hot wire plasma sputtering of graphite, Proceedings of 17th International Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Toronto, Canada, August 7-12, Paper No. 10, (CD Rom).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Zhang, C.Z., Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. and Yang, Q. (2012). Nanodiamond-diamond-like carbon composite thin films synthesized by MPCVD and ion beam deposition, 39th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, USA, April 23-27, Paper No. 175.
    • Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2011). Preparation of nanodiamond thin films by Layer-by-Layer assembly, 22nd European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-like materials, Carbon nanotubes, and Nitrides, Bavaria, Germany, Sept. 4-8, Paper No. 0282.
    • Yang, Q., Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2011). Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films Nucleation and Growth by Biased MPCVD, 22nd European Conference on Diamond, Diamond-like materials, Carbon nanotubes, and Nitrides, Bavaria, Germany, Sept. 4-8, Paper No. 0238.
    • Yang, Q. (2011). Graphene Thin Films Synthesized by Thermal CVD without Catalyst, Carbon 2011, Shanghai, China, July 25-29, Paper No. 255.
    • Niakan, H., Yang, Q. and Sazpunar, J.A. (2011). Effects of ion beam energy on structure and properties of diamond?]like carbon films synthesized by Ion Beam Deposition and Sputtering, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC, June 22-24, Paper No. 55.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). A novel design of interlayers for diamond coatings growth on WC?]Co cutting tools, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC, June 22-24, Paper No. 56.
    • Yang, L., Yang, Q., Li, Y.S., Zhang, C. and Tang, Y. (2011). Synthesis of diamond/carbon nanotube composite thin films by microwave plasma enhanced CVD and hot filament CVD, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC, June 22-24, Paper No. 59.
    • Zhang, C., Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, L., zhang, L. and Yang, Q. (2011). Adherent Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films Grown on Ti6Al4V Alloy, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC, June 22-24, Paper No. 60.
    • Wang, H.D., Yang, Q., Niu, C.H. and Badea, I. (2011). Adsorption of Azo Dye onto Nanodiamond Surface, 23rd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Kelowna, BC., June 22-24, Paper No. 52.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Zhang, C., Yang, L., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2011). Nanocrystalline diamond films deposited on Ti alloys, The International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films, San Diego, California, USA, May 1-6, Paper No. 68.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Pazhanivel, P., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q. and Mangalaraj, D. (2011). Antibacterial activity of carbon nitride and nickel incorporated carbon nitride nanocomposite thin film, First International conference on Composites and Nanocomposites, Kerala, India, January 6-9.
    • Niakan, H., Yang, Q. and Sazpunar, J.A. (2010). Diamond-Like Carbon Thin Films by Ion Beam Deposition and Ion Beam Sputtering, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, October 24-27, Paper No. 99.
    • Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2010). Fabrication of Nanodiamond Thin Films by Layer-by-Layer Assembly, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27, Paper No. 41.
    • Zhang, C. and Yang, Q. (2010). Abrasive Wear Behavior of Diamond-like Carbon Coatings as Orthopedic Joint Material, 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Sakatoon, SK, Canada, October 24-27, Paper No. 47.
    • Wang, H.D., Yang, Q. and Niu, C.H. (2010). Immobilization of Protein onto Nanodiamond Particles, Diamond 2010, Budapest, Hungary, September 5-10, Paper No. 344.
    • Xu, L.S., Yang, Q. and Chen, X.H. (2010). Controlled synthesis of High-orientated a-axis and c-axis AlN films by dual ion beam sputtering, Diamond 2010, Budapest, Hungary, September 5-10, Paper No. 364.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Yang, Q., Nataraj, D., Silvestre-Albero, J., Yang, L. and Webster, T.J. (2010). Structural, mechanical and biocompatible properties of titanium incorporated diamond like carbon thin films prepared by low energy biased target ion beam deposition technique, Diamond 2010, Budapest, Hungary, September 5-10, Paper No. 256.
    • Xu, L.S., Yang, Q. and Chen, X.H. (2010). Effect of Al/AlN interlayer on the nucleation and growth of diamond, 22nd Canadian Materials Science conference, Waterloo, Canada, 8-11, Paper No. 1A-1, (1 pages).
    • Yang, Q., Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2010). Metal Carbide/Diamond-like Carbon Nanocomposite Thin Films Synhtesized by Dual Ion Beam Deposition, 22nd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, 8-11.
    • Yang, Q., Xu, L.S. and Chen, X.H. (2010). Deposition of AlN thin films with Controllable Textures Using Ion Beam Sputtering, 22nd Canadian Materials Science Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, 8-11.
    • Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2010). NEXAFS study of Diamond Nanotips by Broad Ion Beam, CLS Annual meeting, 13th Annual User''s Meeting of the Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 17-19.
    • Tang, Y., Yang, Q., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2010). Nanoscale Design of Interlayer Materials for Adhering Diamond Coating on Steel Substrates, The International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films, San Diego, California, USA., 26-30.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Yang, Q., Mangalaraj, D., Yang, L., Thomas, J., Webster, T.J. and Silvestre-Albero, J. (2010). Structural, Nanomechanical and Biocompatible properties of Nickel Incorporated Diamond like carbon thin films, The International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings And Thin Films, San Diego, California, USA., 26-30.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj, D., Devarajan, V.P., Mangalaraj, D., Yang, Q. and Silvestre-Albero, J. (2009). Nanomechanical and biocompatibility study on titanium incorporation in diamond like carbon thin film grown by target biased ion beam deposition method, 23rd International Conference on SURFACE MODIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES (SMT 23),, GRT Temple Bay, Mamallapuram, Chennai (Madras), India, 2-5.
    • Yi, W.W. and Yang, Q. (2009). The Effect of Bias Voltage and Surface Roughness on the Growth and Field Electron Emission of Carbon Nanotubes on Inconel Plates, Diamond 2009, Athens, Greece, September 6-10.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2009). Enhanced nucleation and smoothness of diamond films deposited on Si with nano-scale metal interlayers, Diamond 2009, Athens, Greece, September 6-10, Paper No. DIAM2009_474.
    • Yi, W.W. and Yang, Q. (2009). Secondary growth of carbon nanotubes by hot filament CVD without addition of any catalyst, Tenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, Beijing, China, June 21-26.
    • Yi, W.W. and Yang, Q. (2009). Direct Growth of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Inconel Sheets and Their Field Electron Emission Properties, Tenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, Beijing, China, June 21-26.
    • Yi, W.W. and Yang, Q. (2009). The Alignment Growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Inconel Sheets using Hot Filament Chemical Vapor Deposition, Tenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, Beijing, China, June 21-26.
    • Xu, L.S., Yang, Q. and Chen, X.H. (2009). Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes Synthesized by Different Methods, Tenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, Beijing, China, June 21-26.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2009). Characteristics of End-Hall Ion Beam Deposited Diamond-like Carbon Thin Films, 21st Canadian Materials Science Conference,, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 9-11 June.
    • Bharathy, P.V., Nataraj', D., Devarajan, V.P., Mangalaraj, D., Yang, Q. and Silvestre-Albero, J. (2009). An Investigation on Surface Analysis and Biocompatibility of Diamond like Carbon and Titanium Incorporated Diamond like Carbon Nanocomposite Films for Biomedical Applications, 1st International Conference On Nanostructured Materials and Nanocomposites, Kottayam, Kerala, India, April 6-8, 2009, Paper No. p. 266.
    • Yi, W., Yang, Q., Yang, S.L., Tang, Y., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2008). Direct growth of carbon nanotube thin films on bulk alloys, 2007 Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 21 - 25.
    • Yang, Q. and Yang, S.L. (2008). Comparison of Synchrotron X-ray and Raman Spectroscopy Characterization of Carbon Nanostructures, The COM (Conference of Metallurgists), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada., Aug. 24-27, Paper No. 3472.
    • Tang, Y.J., Yang, Q., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2008). Ion Beam Etching Diamond Surface for Bio-directional Friction Coefficient, 20th Canadian Materials Science Conference, 20th Canadian Materials Science Conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 17-19.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2008). Coating of Adherent Diamond Films on Transition Metals, 20th Canadian Materials Science, Edmonton, Alberta, June 17 - 19.
    • Xu, L.S., Yang, Q., Chen, X.H. and Pan, W.Y. (2008). Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Expansion of MWCNT reinforced Copper Composites, Materials Research Society (MRS) International Materials Research (IMRC), Chongqing, China, June 9 - 12.
    • Yu, J.G., Huang, K.L., Liu, S.Q. and Yang, Q. (2008). Double funtionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes to improve their solubilities, Materials Research Society (MRS) International Materials Reserach Conference (IMRC), Chongqing, China, June 9-12.
    • Yang, S.L., Yang, Q., Tang, Y.J., Yi, W.W. and Sun, Z.M. (2008). Nucleation of Diamond on Ti3SiC2 by Chemical Vapor Deposition, Materials Research Society (MRS) International Materials Research, Chongqing, China, June 9-12.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2008). Diamond deposition on steel substrate with an Al interlayer, 9th International Conference on the Science of Hard Materials, Montego Bay, Jamaica, March 10-14.
    • Li, Y.S., Shimada, S., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2008). KCl Induced Corrosion of Steel and Surface Protection by Ceramic Coatings, The 32nd International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA, January 27-February 1.
    • Wu, X.C., Zhang, W.J., Sammynaiken, R., Meng, Q.H., Yang, Q., Yang, W. and Wang, R. (2007). Investigation of Binding between Hemoglobin and Non-functionalized Carbon Nanotubes, 4th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio, Cartagena, Spain, November 6 - 9.
    • Wu, X.C., Zhang, W.J., Sammynaiken, R., Yang, Q. and Wang, R. (2007). Dynamic Tracking of a Nano-Particle in Fluids under Brownian Motions, 4th World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles and Nano-Bio, Cartagena, Spain, November 6-9.
    • Li, Y.S., Tang, Y., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2007). HFCVD synthesis of high quality nanocrystalline diamond films on steels, 2007 Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 21-25.
    • Li, Y.S., Xiao, C., Hirose, A., Tang, Y. and Yang, Q. (2007). Plasma enhanced CVD growth of diamond films on various alloy substrates, 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, October 28-31.
    • Yang, Q., Tang, Y., Yi, W. and Yang, S.L. (2007). Low Temperature Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes by Plasma Enhanced, Chemical Vapor Deposition, 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, October 28-31.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, S.L., Yi, W.W., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2007). Cubic Boron Nitride thin films deposited by Ion Beam Depostition on diamond interlayer, 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, October 28 -31.
    • Chen, W., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2007). Synthesis of Tungsten and Tungsten Oxide Nanorod Films with High Purity in a Hot Filament Reactor, 57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, October 28-31.
    • Yang, Q. (2007). Formation of well-aligned nanotip arrays by plasma deposition and etching, AES, ATEMA, International Conference on Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications, Montreal, Canada, August 6 - 10.
    • Yang, S.L., Yang, Q., Sun, Z., Tang, Y. and Yi, W. (2007). Ti3SiC2, a good substrate material for diamond thin film deposition, 19th Canadian Materials Science Conferenc, Hamilton, ON, Canada, June 11 to June 14.
    • Tang, Y., Li, Y.S., Yang, S.L., Yi, W., Yang, Q. and Hirose, A. (2007). Diamond coatings synthesized by microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition on cutting tools, CAP (the Canadaian Association of Physicists) 2007 Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 17-20.
    • Li, Y.S., Xiao, C., Hirose, A., Tang, Y. and Yang, Q. (2007). Direct growth of adherent diamond films on steel, CAP (the Canadian Association of Physicists) 2007 Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 17- 20.
    • Chen, W., Xiao, C., Lu, X., Yang, Q., Sammynaiken, R., Maley, J. and Hirose, A. (2007). Synthesis of nanocrystalline diamond thin films at high gas flow rate in a microwave plasma reacto, CAP (the Canadian Association of Physicists) 2007 Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 17- 20.
    • Yang, Q., Yang, S.L., Li, Y.S. and Hirose, A. (2006). NEXAFS Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films, 17th European Conference on Diamond, Diamond- Like Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nitrides, Estoril, Portugal, September 3-8.
    • Lu, X., Yang, Q., Xiao, C. and Hirose, A. (2006). Field electron emission characteristics of diamond films grown by microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition, Anual User's Meeting of the Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 16-18.
    Keynote Conference Presentation
    • Yang, Q. (Keynote) (2006). Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Diamond Thin Films, CAP (the Canadaian Association of Physicists) 2006 Congress, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, June 11 to June 14, Paper No. 1725.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Yang, Q. (Invited) (2007). Controlled Synthesis and Theoretical Model of Nanotip Arrays, Hunan University, Changsha, China, December 6.
    • Yang, Q. (Invited) (2007). Nanostructuring Diamond Surface, Central South University, Changsha, China, December 5.
    Published Book Chapter
    • Yang, Q. and Yang, S.L. (2007). NEXAFS Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Thin Films, CLS Activity Report, CLS, Canada, 33-34.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, An Ion Source and A Universal Micro/Nano Mechanical Tester Platform for Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Surfac, NSERC, RTI.
    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Goverment of Canada, Canada Research Chair program.
    • Principal Investigator, Development of Graphene thin films for Photovoltaic Applications, The Canadian Bureau for International Education, Graduate Student Exchange Program (GSEP) Grants.
    • Principal Investigator, Studies on synthesized Carbon nanomaterials using CVD methods, The Canadian Bureau for International Education, Graduate Student Exchange Program (GSEP) Grants.
    • Principal Investigator, Synthesis, Charaterization and Application of Diamond Based Nanostructured Coatings, NSERC, discovery (amount significantly increased).
    • Co-Investigator, Tissue Engineering, Saskatchewan Health Resaerch Foundation, Research Group Development Grant.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Goverment of Canada, Canada Research Chair program.
    • Principal Investigator, Synthesis, Charaterization and Application of Diamond Based Nanostructured Coatings, NSERC, discovery (amount significantly increased).
    • Co-Investigator, COMBINED RAMAN/FTIR, NSERC, RTI.
    • Co-Investigator, Tissue Engineering, Saskatchewan Health Resaerch Foundation, Research Group Development Grant.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Goverment of Canada, Canada Research Chair program.
    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Government of Saskatchewan, Canada Resaerch Chair provincial support.
    • Principal Investigator, Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nanoengineered Superhard Coatings for mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Applicatio, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Synthesis, Charaterization and Application of Diamond Based Nanostructured Coatings, NSERC, discovery (amount significantly increased).
    • Co-Investigator, Tissue Engineering, Saskatchewan Health Resaerch Foundation, Research Group Development Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, X-Ray diffraction system for texture measurements, NSERC, Research tools and instruments.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, A Nano Analyzer for Nano-characterizing Tribo-mechanical Properties of Ultra-thin Films, Coatings and Other Surface Layers, Center for Tribology, In-kind contributions.
    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Goverment of Canada, Canada Research Chair program.
    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Government of Saskatchewan, Canada Resaerch Chair provincial support.
    • Principal Investigator, Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nanoengineered Superhard Coatings for mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Applicatio, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, An Instrument for Simultaneous Linear and Angular Displacement Measurements with Nano-Precision, NSERC, Research tools and Instruments.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, A Nano Analyzer for Nano-characterizing Tribo-mechanical Properties of Ultra-thin Films, Coatings and Other Surface Layers, NSERC, Research tools and Instruments.
    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Goverment of Canada, Canada Research Chair program.
    • Principal Investigator, Canada Research Chair in Nanoenigneeing Coating Technologies, Government of Saskatchewan, Canada Resaerch Chair provincial support.
    • Principal Investigator, Carbon Nitride Thin Films for Biomedical Applications, The Canadian Bureau for International Education, Graduate Student exchange program (GSEP) grants.
    • Principal Investigator, Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Nanoengineered Superhard Coatings for mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Applicatio, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, An Instrument for Simultaneous Linear and Angular Displacement Measurements with Nano-Precision, NSERC, Research tools and Instruments.
    • Co-Investigator, Synchrotron Raman Microscopy, NSERC, Research tools and Instruments.
    • Co-Investigator, Tissue Engineering, SHRF, Research Group Development Grant.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • ME328.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME842.3 - Advanced Surface Engineering

    2010-2011

    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME328.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME477.3 - Engieering Materials II
    • ME495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME842.3 - Advanced Surface Engineering

    2009-2010

    • ME214.3 - Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing
    • ME318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME842.3 - Advanced Surface Engineering

    2008-2009

    • ME214.3 - Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing
    • ME477.3 - Advanced Engneerign Materials
    • ME495.6 - Industrial Dsign Project
    • ME842.3 - Advanced Surface Engineering

    2007-2008

    • ME214.3 - Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing
    • ME328.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Lab III
    • ME990.6 - Graduate Seminar

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Advanced Imaging and Characterization Laboratory
    • An Ion Source and A Universal Micro/Nano Mechanical Tester Platform for Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Surface Coatings
    • Investigation into a high performance macro-range and nano-resolution
    • Large area low temperature CVD synthesis of graphene on transition metals
    • Next Generation Manufacturing for Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and Their Nano Composites
    • Synthesis and Application of Large-area Nanodiamond Thin films
    • the Canada-India Advanced Materials Centre for Clean Energy Solutions
    • the Manitoba Regional Materials and Surface Characterization Facility

    2010-2011

    • An Ion Source and A Universal Micro/Nano Mechanical Tester Platform for Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Surface Coatings
    • COMBINED RAMAN/FTIR
    • Development of Mask Aligner laboratory for Microsystem Research
    • Synchrotron radiation study of nanoocatings

    2009-2010

    • Canada Research Chair renewal application
    • Synchrotron radiation study of nanoocatings
    • Synthesis, Charaterization and Application of Diamond Based Nanostructured Coatings

    2008-2009

    • Analytical Micro-imaging Facility
    • Data Acquisition System for Studying High Temperature Creep Behaviour of Metallic Alloys and Composites
    • Development of Advanced Technology for Piezoelectric-Driven Stick-Slip Actuators with HighLoad Capability, Nanometer Motion Resolution and Multi-Degree-of-Freedom
    • Material Testing Device and 3D Digitzer for Linking Tissue Mechanics with Imaging
    • Modeling of friction and wear behavior for surfaces with controlled aligned asperities
    • Nano-Positioning Stages/Actuators with Direct Metrology
    • Synchrotron radiation study of nanoocatings

    2007-2008

    • A Nano Analyzer for Nano-characterizing Tribo-mechanical Properties of Ultra-thin Films, Coatings and Other Surface Layers
    • Accessories for a Raman Microscope System
    • An Instrument for Simultaneous Linear and Angular Displacement Measurements with Nano-Precision
    • Development of nanostructured materials technology fo resisting server wear in the oil sands industry
    • Devlopment of nanocrystalline diamond thin films on steels for artificial hip joints
    • Plasma based diamond-like thin films on polymers for biomedical applications
    • Synchrotron radiation study of nanodiamond film
    • Synchrotron Raman Microscopy
    • The Center for Characterization of Engineering Materials
    • Tissue Engineering