Yiyang graduated from Caltech with a PhD in chemistry. He obtained his BS from Peking University before coming to Caltech. His Caltech research focused on the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Specifically, he researched developing efficient and environmentally friendly methods for transforming fatty acids and carbon dioxide into important commodity chemicals that are traditionally produced from petroleum.
Yiyang is currently a Senior Scientist at Pfizer.
RSI Research: Renewable Feedstocks for the Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals