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Anion-pillared Hybrid Porous Materials for Gas Separation
Speaker Name
Prof. Huabin XING
Speaker Detail

Dean and Professor
College of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Room 2306, 2/F, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

School of Energy and Environment
City University of Hong Kong


That society increasingly depends upon gases as commodities and fuels means that the “age of gas” has dawned, creating with it an urgent demand for designing energy-efficient porous materials to address challenges in gas separations, sensing and storage. However, that there is in general a trade-off between uptake capacity and selectivity of porous materials creates a major barrier toward gas separation/purification through physisorption. In this talk, we will introduce our recent work on gas separation with anion-pillared metal-organic frameworks as adsorbents, including hydrocarbon separations, CO2 capture, and SO2 removal. We reveal that pore chemistry and pore size control in anion-pillared hybrid ultramicroporous materials enables the exploitation of supramolecular chemistry of gases to set new benchmarks for selectivity and that these benchmarks are accompanied by high uptake. The interaction mechanism between gas molecules and hybrid porous materials will be discussed in this talk.

About the Speaker

Prof. Huabin XING received a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Engineering (2000) and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering (2003) from Zhejiang University, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (2007) from Tsinghua University. He joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, since 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2014, he has been a full professor of Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University. In 2013.3-2014.3, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory with Sheng Dai. In 2018, he has been Qiushi Distinguished professor and Dean of College of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Zhejiang University. He was selected as Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC in 2017, Cheung Kong Young Scholar of the Ministry of Education in 2016, and Top-Notch Young Professionals of China in 2014. He has been selected as the ACS Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. Influential Researchers in 2017 and 2018. He received the First Prize of Zhejiang Provincial Science and Technology Award in 2014, the Youth Science and Technology Award of CPCIF in 2015, and the Houde Bang Young Scientist Award of CIESC in 2016.

His current research interest focuses on the development of functional materials including metal-organic frameworks, ionic liquids, and porous polymers for energy, biological, environmental-related applications, especially for gas separations. He has published over 110 peer-review articles and held 24 patents.