Assistant Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(65) 6516 4679

E5 02-16



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  • PhD (Inorganic Chemistry ) Texas A&M University, USA, 2010
  • MS (Polymer Chemistry and Physics) Zhejiang University, China, 2006
  • BS (Polymer Materials and Engineering) Zhejiang University, China, 2003

Research Interests

  • Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)
  • Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs)
  • Gas Storage & Separation
  • Electrocatalysts & Photocatalysts
  • Membrane Science & Technologies

Selected Publications

Hu, Z. G.; Wang, Y. X.; Farooq, S.; Zhao, D.* A highly stable metal-organic framework with optimum aperture size for CO2 capture. AIChE J. 2017, DOI: 10.1002/aic.15837.

Wang, Y. X.; Hu, Z. G.; Cheng, Y. D.; Zhao, D.* Silver-decorated hafnium metal-organic framework for ethylene/ethane separation. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2017, 56, 4508-4516.

Wang, X. R.; Chi, C. L.; Zhang, K.; Qian, Y. H.; Gupta, K. M.; Kang, Z. X.; Jiang, J. W.; Zhao, D.* Reversed thermo-switchable molecular sieving membranes composed of two-dimensional metal-organic nanosheets for gas separation. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14460.

Hu, Z. G.; Peng, Y. W.; Gao, Y. J.; Qian, Y. H.; Ying, S. M.; Yuan, D. Q.; Horike, S.; Ogiwara, N.; Babarao, R.; Wang, Y. X.; Yan, N.; Zhao, D.* Direct synthesis of hierarchically porous metal-organic frameworks with high stability and strong Brønsted acidity: the decisive role of hafnium in efficient and selective fructose dehydration. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 2659-2667.

Kang, Z. X.; Peng, Y. W.; Qian, Y. H.; Yuan, D. Q.; Addicoat, M. A.; Heine, T.; Hu, Z. G.; Tee, L.; Guo, Z. G.; Zhao, D.* Mixed matrix membranes (MMMs) comprising exfoliated 2D covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for efficient CO2 separation. Chem. Mater. 2016, 28, 1277-1285.