UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering


Yang Lan

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at CNIE

Office: 212b Roberts Building, UCL


Email: yang.lan@ucl.ac.uk

Dr. Lan is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) within the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research is revolved around soft matter, colloids, supramolecular chemistry and interfaces. Dr. Lan and his team work closely with Prof. Coppens and the whole Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering (NICE) group, aiming to develop nature-inspired adaptive materials & systems for innovative solutions to address grand challenges in health, environment and sustainability. Current research projects/area within his team include: 1) nature-inspired advanced colloids for applications in vaccine formulation, drug-delivery and emulsification; 2) nature-inspired functional materials (membranes, colloids) for CO2 capture, separation and utilisation (photocatalytic reduction of CO2).


  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Department of Chemical Engineering, UCL, 2019-present

  • Research Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2019, (Advisors: Prof. Daeyeon Lee and Prof. Kathleen J. Stebe)

  • Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2015-2017, (Advisors: Prof. Oren A. Scherman and Prof. Erika Eiser)


  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Cambridge, 2011-2015, (Advisor: Prof. Oren A. Scherman)

  • MSc in Chemistry, Nankai University (CN), 2007-2010, (Advisor: Prof. Wangqing Zhang)

  • BEng in Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University (CN), 2003-2007.


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