Mr. Yang is born in Huian, Fujian, China to Jingfang and Wuhan Zheng Yang.
Mr. Yang receives a Bachelor of Science from Peking University in Beijing, China.
Mr. Yang becomes a teaching assistant at Beijing University.
Mr. Yang marries Enhui Lu.
Mr. Yang becomes a lecturer at Beijing University.
Mr. Yang serves as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Delaware.
Mr. Yang joins the editorial committee of Acta Chimica Sinica.
Mr. Yang becomes an associate professor at Beijing University.
Mr. Yang joins the editorial committee of the Chinese Journal of Chemistry.
Mr. Yang immigrates to the United States and becomes a research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Yang receives an award for his contributions to chemical kinetics at Peking University.
Mr. Yang becomes a research associate at the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Yang becomes a research scientist at the University of Texas at Austin.