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Hanying Xu


Physical Sciences


Hanying Xu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Kingsborough Community College of CUNY. Hanying Xu graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001. After graduation, Hanying Xu spent a year and half at Drexel University as an Instructor Postdoctoral Fellow teaching physical chemistry and general chemistry labs and doing computational research with the faculty members at Drexel. Before joining KBCC, Hanying Xu taught Organic Chemistry at the University of Georgia at Athens as Organic Laboratory Coordinator.


Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), Mississippi State University, 2001        

B.S. (Chemistry), Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China, 1992

College Teaching

KBCC of CUNY, General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry (2005 to Present)            

University of Georgia at Athens, Organic Chemistry (2004-2005)

Drexel University, Physical Chemistry and General Chemistry Labs (2001-2002)

Mississippi State University, General and Organic Chemistry Labs (1996-2000)

Selected Publications and/or Other Resources 

1. Xu, Hanying; Wade, Peter; Sohlberg, K. “Formation and sigmatropic rearrangement of PhCOC(NO2)=CH2 cycloadducts of 1,3 cyclohexadiene: a theoretical study”, Tetrahedron (Elsevier) 2010, 66, 845-851.

2. PI, PSCREG-41-201, PSC-CUNY Research Awards Year 41 (2010-2011).

3. Xu, Hanying; Sohlberg, K. “On the protonated C60-piperazine double adducts: their relative stabilities and vibronic coupling induced absorptions in the visible range”, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience (American Scientific Publishers) 2009, Vol. 6, No. 6, 1370-1382.

4. PI, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Grant # CHE090067, 2008-2011.

5. PI, PSCREG-39-169, PSC-CUNY Research Awards Year 39 (2008-2009).

6. PI, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Grant # CHE020040N, CHE030036N and CHE060061N.

7. Xu, Hanying; Tian, Jun; Korobov, Mikhail V.; Sohlberg, K.; Smith, Allan “Why are solutions of C60-piperazine purple at pH 11”, Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanostructures, 2007, 15, 267-277.

8. Xu, Hanying; Sohlberg, K. “On the Formation of Al4N12H24 from Triethylaluminum and Ammonia - A Pathway to the Final Crystalline AlN with Wurtzite Structure”, J. Mol. Struct.  THEOCHEM 2007, 817, 61-76. 

9. Xu, Hanying; Sohlberg, K.; Wei, Yen, “Conformation of protonated trans-N-benzylideneaniline: A revisit”, J. Mol. Struct. THEOCHEM 2003, 634, 311- 314.

10. Xu, Hanying; Pittman, C. U., Jr.; Saebo, S. "Theoretical Investigation of the B2NPotential Energy Surface ", J. Mol. Struct. THEOCHEM 2003, 621(3), 233-244. 

11. Xu, Hanying; Saebo, S.; Pittman, C. U., Jr. "Ab Initio Studies of the C2H2BN Potential Energy Surface", J. Mol. Struct.  THEOCHEM2003, 621(3), 189-209. 

12. Xu, Hanying; Saebo, S.; Pittman, C. U., Jr. "Theoretical Investigation of the C2H2B2 Potential Energy Surface ", Structural Chemistry 2003, 14(4), 325-335. 

13. Xu, Hanying “Ab Initio Studies of Benzocyclopropenone, its [2.2]Paracyclophane Derivative, Synthesis of Bridged Benzobarrelene, and the Potential Energy Surfaces of B2N2, C2H2B2 and C2H2BN” Ph.D. Dissertation, Mississippi State University, May 2001. 

14. Pittman, C. U., Jr.; Saebo, S.; Xu, Hanying. "Ab Initio Studies of Benzocyclopropenone, Benzocyclopropenone-containing [2.2]cyclophane, Its Benzyne Derivative and the Bridged Benzobarrelene Formed by Intramolecular [4+2]cycloaddition"  J. Org. Chem. 2000, 20, 6620-6626. 

15. Sun, A.; Xu, Hanying; Chen, Z.; Cui, L.; Hai, X. “Research on Electrical    Properties of Amphiphilic Lipid Membranes by means of Interdigital Electrodes”, Materials Science and Engineering C2, 1995, 159.

16. Sun, A.; Cui, L.; Chen, Z.; Xu, Hanying; Zhou, Q. "Lipid Microresistor as Mimicking Olfactory Sensor: The Role of the Response of Lipids to C1-C4 Alcohols", Sensors and Actuators B., 1994, 20, 151. 

Research Interests

Computational Organic Chemistry

Chemistry of Strained Molecules

Applications of Computational Chemistry in Organic Chemistry