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

Dong, J. Q.; Zhang, K.; Li, X.; Qian, Y. H.; Zhu, H.; Yuan, D. Q.; Xu, Q. H.; Jiang, J. W.; Zhao, D.* Ultrathin two-dimensional porous organic nanosheets with molecular rotors for chemical sensing. Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 1142.

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, 63, 4103-4114.

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.

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.

Zhang, M.; Feng, G. X.; Song, Z. G.; Zhou, Y. P.; Chao, H. Y.; Yuan, D. Q.; Tan, T. T. Y.; Guo, Z. G.; Hu, Z. G.; Tang, B. Z.*; Liu, B.*; Zhao, D.* Two-dimensional metal-organic framework with wide channels and responsive turn-on fluorescence for the chemical sensing of volatile organic compounds. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 7241-7244.