Yang, Yong

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Ph.D., Professor

E-mail: yangyong@hust.edu.cn


ü High voltage electrical discharge in atmospheric air.

ü Application of underwater electrical discharge for water cleaning.

ü Design and diagnostics of novel atmospheric pressure low-temperature plasma sources.

ü Teaching Courses: Introduction to Electrical Circuits.


ü Drexel University, Drexel Plasma Institute, PhD (2006/9-2011/8)

ü Tsinghua University, Department of Electronic Engineering, Master (2003/9-2006/7)

ü Tsinghua University, School of Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor with honors (1999/9-2003/7)


ü 2015/12 – now, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Professor

ü 2011/9 - 2015/12, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Associate Professor



1. Yong Yang, Haoqin Zhang, Chao Gong, Guosong Huang, Yalong Tu, Effect of pulse width on streamer propagation of underwater corona discharge, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 2018e1800028

2. Yong Yang, Xiao Tan, Dawei Liu , Xinpei Lu, Chun Zhao, Jiazheng Lu, and Yuan Pan, Corona Discharge-Induced Rain and Snow Formation in Air, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 46, 2018, 1786-1792

3. Yong Yang , Yanzhan Zhang, Zelong Liao, Xuekai Pei, and Shuqun WuOH Radicals Distribution and Discharge Dynamics of an Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet Above Water SurfaceIEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences22018223-228

4. Tu, Y., Xia, H., Yang, Y., Lu, X., Time-resolved imaging of electrical discharge development in underwater bubbles, Physics of Plasmas 23, 2016, 013507.

1. Xia, H., Yang, Y., Liquid chemical sensing by emission spectroscopy with a nanosecond pinhole discharge in water, Review of Scientific Instruments 86, 2015, 016101.

2. Zou, D., Yang, Y., Pei, X., Qaisrani, H., Lu, X., Hybrid Simulation of Interaction Between Airflow and Plasma Induced by Electron Beam, IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 43, 2015, 3620

3. Y. Yang, H. Kim, A. Starikovskiy, A. Fridman, Y. Cho, Application of pulsed spark discharge for calcium carbonate precipitation in hard water, Water Research 44, 2010, 3659-3668


1. Y. Yang, Y. Cho, A. Fridman, Plasma Discharge in Liquid: Water Treatment and Applications, CRC Press, 2012 (ISBN: 1439866236)

2. Y. Yang, A. Gutsol, A. Fridman, Y. Cho, “Model for development of electric breakdown in liquids and stability analysis” in Plasma Assisted Decontamination of Biological and Chemical Agents edited by Seluck Guceri, Springer, 2007, pp 275-284


1. Investigation on the basic physical and chemical properties of nanosecond corona discharge in water, supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 11205065, CNY 300,000, PI, 2013-2015.

2. Atmospheric Non-equilibrium Plasma Induced Nucleation of Water Droplets, supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 51577080, CNY 792,000, PI, 2016-2019.

3. National Key Research and Development Plan of China, No. 2016YFC0401002, CNY 14,090,000, PI, 2016-2020.


ü National Teaching Achievement Award, Chinese Ministry of Education, 2018

ü “Huazhong Scholar” Endowed Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2016

ü New Faculty Research Excellence Award, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2014

ü Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, 2012

ü Research Excellence Award, Drexel University, 2011


ü Member, IEEE Power and Energy Society China Education Committee

ü Member, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Academic Degrees Committee