PhD in Chemical Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia, Member of International Adsorption Society, Member of International Zeolite Association
Staff title
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jin Shang obtained his Bachelor (2007) and Master (2009) degrees both in Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University in China. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Melbourne in 2013. His PhD thesis was on the separation of carbon dioxide from flue gas and natural gas streams using porous adsorbent materials. The study discovered a new separation mechanism (i.e., molecular trapdoor mechanism) which changed the conventional understanding of how these adsorbents discriminate between molecules in gases. After his PhD, he worked as research fellow on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project focusing on developing advanced adsorbents in Paul Webley Group at the University of Melbourne. Since 2015, as Co-chief Investigator of Australian Research Council Training Centre for Liquefied Natural Gas Futures, he has been actively participated in research along with major industry partners in oil and gas field. He then moved to Georgia Institute of Technology and worked as a postdoctoral fellow funded by ExxonMobil focusing on restricted gas diffusion in zeolites by advanced molecular simulation in David Sholl Group, prior to joining the City University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in the School of Energy and Environment in September 2016.


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Research Interests:

Molecular separation plays a key role in energy and environmental technologies. Notable examples are H2 and CH4 purifications, CO2 capture, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) removal, CO removal for fuel cell technology, flue gas purification, desulfurization of natural gas and transported fuels etc. Molecular separation is an important unit operation in chemical industry, accounting for more than 60% of the total cost in some processes. Of the adsorption-based molecular separations, molecular sieving is the most desirable separation mechanism because it affords unparalleled high-selectivity.

Our research focus is on investigating and understanding the fundamental physical chemistry of gas adsorption and diffusion behaviour, using combined experimental and computational approaches to rationally design and synthesize “active” porous materials for gas separation and storage in environmental and energy applications. Some advanced experimental techniques applied include multiple component breakthrough and in situ synchrotron Powder X-ray Diffraction/Neutron Powder Diffraction/X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of adsorption; some advanced computational techniques include ab initio density functional theory (DFT) and force field molecular simulations. We have broad interests in materials design and synthesis, particularly the study and design of stimuli responsive porous adsorbents to achieve controlled selective guest admission into host adsorbents through “smart” pore apertures. The stimuli can be guest molecules, temperature, pressure, light, electric field, etc. Targeted applications of interests include:

  • CO2 capture
  • nature gas/biogas/landfill gas purification
  • low temperature NOx removal
  • VOCs (volatile organic compounds) removal
  • NH3 removal
  • CO removal
  • paraffin/olefin separation
  • gas storage
  • gas sensing
  • bacteria inactivation
  • biorefinery

Position(s) available

We are always looking for excellent students and postdoctoral researchers to join our team.

  • PhD students:
    The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a four-year postgraduate research degree. Prospective students should follow the CityU application instructions. Scholarships are available via Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS), University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Assistant (TA) Scheme, University Grants Committee (UGC) Research Assistant (RA) Scheme, or by self-finance. Before proceeding to application, please express your interest to Dr. Jin Shang and provide supporting documents including CV and/or published works.
  • Postdoc:
    We are more than happy to support excellent candidates for Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme and other relevant fellowship schemes to conduct research in our group. Occasionally, postdoctoral openings will be advertised.
  • Visiting Professor/Researchers/Students:
    We welcome collaborative research visits. Potential sources of financial support include prestigious Hong Kong Scholars Program and other short-term visiting schemes. Please kindly contact Dr. Jin Shang.


City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

Selected Awards and Honours

  • Finalist of 2015 Win-in-Suzhou Start-up Competition Oceania, Australia
  • Finalist of UNSW Energy Future Collaborative Innovation Award 2014, Australia
  • The Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne, Australia, in 2013
  • The Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant for 2nd Euro-Asia Zeolite Conference, Nice, France, in 2015
  • John Melvin Memorial Prize for Best PhD Thesis in the School of Engineering 2013, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2013
  • AOFSRR travel grant for The 7th Asia Oceania Forum for Synchrotron Radiation Research and Cheiron School 2013, SPring-8, Hyogo, Japan
  • AINSE travel grant for Synchrotron and Neutron New Users Symposium, Sydney, Australia, in 2010 and 2013
  • Melbourne International Research Scholarship, Australia
  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship, Australia
  • CO2CRC Postgraduate Scholarship, Australia
  • Monash University Postgraduate Travel Grant Award for ACS annual meeting, San Diego, US, in 2012
  • Monash e-Research Centre travel grant for Supercomputing 11, Seattle, US, in 2011
  • CAGS CCS Summer School travel grant, Wuhan, China, in 2010
  • Monash University travel grant for CHEMECA 2010, Adelaide, Australia
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship, Australia
  • Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australia

Journal Publications

  1. Wang, T., Wang, Y., Sun, M., Hanif, A., Wu, H., Gu, Q., Ok, Y. S., Tsang, D. C. W., Li, J., Yu, J., Shang, J.* “Thermally Treated Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) for Visible Light Photocatalytic Degradation of Gaseous Formaldehyde”, Chemical Science 2020, in press.
  2. Wang, Z., Goyal, N., Liu, L., Tsang, D.C.W., Shang J., Liu, W., Li, G. “N-doped porous carbon derived from polypyrrole for CO2 capture from humid flue gases”, Chemical Engineering Journal 2020, 396, 125376.
  3. Chen, S. S., Cao, Y., Tsang, D. C. W., Tessonnier, J.-P., Shang, J., Hou, D., Shen, Z., Zhang, S., Ok, Y. S., Wu, K. C. W. “Effective Dispersion of MgO Nanostructure on Biochar Support as a Basic Catalyst for Glucose Isomerization”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020, 8 (18), 6990-7001.
  4. Cao, L., Yu, I. K. M., Xiong, X., Tsang, D. C. W., Zhang, S., Clark, J. H., Hu, C., Ng, Y. H., Shang, J., Ok, Y. S. “Biorenewable hydrogen production through biomass gasification: A review and future prospects”, Environmental Research 2020, 186, 109547.
  5. Shang, J.,* Hanif, A., Li, G., Xiao, G., Liu, J. Z., Xiao, P., Webley, P. A. “Separation of CO2 and CH4 by Pressure Swing Adsorption Using a Molecular Trapdoor Chabazite Adsorbent for Natural Gas Purification”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2020, 59 (16), 7857-7865.
  6. Shang, S., Tao, Z., Yang, C., Hanif, A., Li, L., Tsang, D. C. W., Gu, Q., Shang, J.* “Facile synthesis of CuBTC and its graphene oxide composites as efficient adsorbents for CO2 capture”, Chemical Engineering Journal 2020, 393, 124666.
  7. Tian, M., Liu, S. J., Wang, L., Ding, H.,* Zhao, D., Wang, Y., Cui, J., Fu, J., Shang, J.,* Li, G. K.,* “Complete Degradation of Gaseous Methanol over Pt/FeOx Catalysts by Normal Temperature Catalytic Ozonation (NTCO)”, Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(3) 1938-1945.
  8. Xiao, K.M., Wang, T.Q., Sun, M.Z., Hanif, A., Gu, Q.F., Tian, B.B., Jiang, Z.F., Wang. B., Sun, H.L., Shang, J.,* Wong, P.K.,* “Photocatalytic Bacterial Inactivation by a Rape Pollen-MoS2 Biohybrid Catalyst: Synergetic Effects and Inactivation Mechanisms”, Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(1) 537-549.
  9. Li, B., Zheng, T., Ran, S., Sun, M., Shang, J., Hu, H., Lee, P.-H., Boles, S. T., “Performance recovery in degraded carbon-based electrodes for capacitive deionization”, Environmental Science & Technology 2020, 54(3), 1848-1856.
  10. Kumar, P., Kim, K.H., Lee, J., Shang, J., Khazi, M.I., Kumar, N., Lisak, G., “Metal-organic framework for sorptive/catalytic removal and sensing applications against nitroaromatic compounds”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 2020, 84, 87-95.
  11. Yu, I.K.M., Hanif, A., Tsang, D.C.W.,* Yip, A.C.K., Lin, K.Y.A., Gao, B., Ok, Y.S., Poon, C.S., Shang, J.,* “Tailoring Acidity and Porosity of Alumina Catalysts via Transition Metal Doping for Glucose Conversion in Biorefinery”, Science of The Total Environment 2020, 704, 135414.
  12. Yu, I.K.M., Hanif, A., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Shang, J.*, Su, Z.; Song, H., Ok, Y.S., Poon, C.S., “Tuneable functionalities in layered double hydroxide catalysts for thermochemical conversion of biomass-derived glucose to fructose”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 383, 122914.
  13. Igalavithana, A. D., Wan Choi, S., Dissanayake, P. D., Shang, J., Wang, C.-H., Yang, X., Kim, S., Tsang, D. C. W., Lee, K. B., Ok, Y. S., “Gasification biochar from biowaste (food waste and wood waste) for effective CO2 adsorption”, Journal of Hazardous Materials 2020, 39,121147.
  14. Vikrant, K., Kim, K.H.,* Szulejko, J. E., Boukhvalov, D., Shang J., Rinklebe, J., “Evidence of inter-species swing adsorption between aromatic hydrocarbons”, Environmental Research 2020, 181, 108814.
  15. Xiang, H., Ameen, A., Shang, J., Jiao, Y., Gorgojo, P., Siperstein, F. R., Fan, X., “Synthesis and modification of moisture-stable coordination pillared-layer metal-organic framework (CPL-MOF) CPL-2 for ethylene/ethane separation”, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 2019, 293, 109784.
  16. Hanif, A., Sun, M., Tao, Z., Liu, L., Tsang, D. C. W., Gu, Q.,* Shang, J.,* “Silica Supported MgO as An Adsorbent for Pre-combustion CO2 Capture”, ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2(10), 6565-6574.
  17. Tian, Y., Liang, G., Fan, T., Shang, J., Shang, S., Ma, Y., Matsuda, R., Liu, M., Wang, M., Li, L., Kitagawa, S., “Grafting free carboxylic acid groups onto pore surface of 3D porous coordination polymers for high proton conductivity”, Chemistry of Materials 2019, 31(20), 8494-8503.
  18. Iacomi, P., Formalik, F., Marreiros, J., Shang, J., Rogacka, J., Mohmeyer, A., Behrens, P., Ameloot, R., Kuchta, B., Llewellyn, P. L., “Role of structural defects in the adsorption and separation of C3 hydrocarbons in Zr-fumarate-MOF (MOF-801)”, Chemistry of Materials 2019, 31(20), 8413-8423.
  19. He, Y., Sun, M., Zhao, Q., Shang, J.,* Tian, Y., Xiao, P., Gu, Q.,* Li, L., Webley, P. A., “Effective Gas Separation Performance Enhancement Obtained by Constructing Polymorphous Core-Shell Metal-Organic Frameworks”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11(33), 30234-30239.
  20. Wang, S., Bai, P., Sun, M., Liu, W., Li, D., Wu, W., Yan, W., Shang, J.,* Yu, J.*, “Fabricating Mechanically Robust Binder-Free Structured Zeolites by 3D Printing Coupled with Zeolite Soldering: A Superior Configuration for CO2 Capture”, Advanced Science, 2019, 6(17), 1901317.
  21. Buruga, K., Song, H., Shang, J., Bolan, N., Jagannathan, T. K., Kim, K.-H., “A review on functional polymer-clay based nanocomposite membranes for treatment of water”, Journal of Hazardous Materials 2019, 379, 120584.
  22. Zhu, W., Guo, J., Agola, J. O., Croissant, J. G., Wang, Z., Shang, J., Coker, E. N., Motevalli, B., Zimpel, A., Wuttke, S., Brinker, C.J., “Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticle-Assisted Cryopreservation of Red Blood Cells”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 19, 7789-7796.
  23. Zhu, W., Guo, J., Amini, S., Ju, Y., Agola, J. O., Zimpel, A., Shang, J., Noureddine, A., Caruso, F., Wuttke, S., Croissant, J.G., Brinker, C.J., “SupraCells: Living Mammalian Cells Protected within Functional Modular Nanoparticle-Based Exoskeletons”, Advanced Materials 2019, 31(25), 1900545.
  24. Hanif, A., Sun, M., Shang, S., Tian, Y., Yip, A. C. K., Ok, Y. S., Yu, I. K. M., Tsang, D. C. W., Gu, Q., Shang, J.,* “Exfoliated Ni-Al LDH 2D nanosheets for intermediate temperature CO2 capture”, Journal of Hazardous Materials 2019, 374, 365-371.
  25. Sun, M., Gu, Q., Hanif, A., Wang, T., Shang, J.,* “Transition metal cation-exchanged SSZ-13 zeolites for CO2 capture and separation from N2”, Chemical Engineering Journal 2019, 370, 1450.
  26. Shang, S., Hanif, A., Sun, M., Tian, Y., Ok, Y. S., Yu, I. K. M., Tsang, D. C. W., Gu, Q., Shang, J.,* “Novel M (Mg/Ni/Cu)-Al-CO3 layered double hydroxides synthesized by aqueous miscible organic solvent treatment (AMOST) method for CO2 capture”, Journal of Hazardous Materials 2019, 373, 285-293.
  27. Yin, H., Shang, J., Choi, J.K., Yip, A.C.K., “Generation and extraction of hydrogen from low-temperature water-gas-shift reaction by a ZIF-8-based membrane reactor”, Microporous & Mesoporous Materials 2019, 280, 347-356.
  28. Yang, X., Yu, I.K.M., Cho, D.W., Chen, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Shang, J., Yip, A.C.K., Wang, L., Ok, Y.S., “Tin-functionalized Wood Biochar as a Sustainable Solid Catalyst for Glucose Isomerization in Biorefinery”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2019, 7 (5), 4851-4860.
  29. Lv, X., Hu, C., Shang, J., Sit, P. H. L., Lam, F. L. Y., Teoh, W. Y, “Enhanced photoelectrochemical charge transfer on Mn-doped CdS/TiO2 nanotube arrays: The roles of organic substrates”, Catalysis Today 2019, 355, 468-476.
  30. Zhu, W., Guo, J., Croissant, J.G., Shang, J., Agola, J.O., Ping, Y., Brinker, C.J., “Modular Metal-Organic Polyhedra Super-Assembly: from Molecular-Level Design to Targeted Drug Delivery”, Advanced Materials 2019, 31 (12), 1806774.
  31. Vellingiri, K., Deng, Y.-X., Kim, K.-H., Jiang, J.-J., Kim, T., Shang, J., Ahn, W.-S., Kukkar, D., Boukhvalov, D. W., “Amine-Functionalized Metal–Organic Frameworks and Covalent Organic Polymers as Potential Sorbents for Removal of Formaldehyde in Aqueous Phase: Experimental Versus Theoretical Study”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2019, 11 (1), 1426-1439.
  32. Lv, X., Rodriguez, I., Hu, C., Shang, J., Sit, P. H. L., Ye, C., Oskam, G., Teoh, W. Y., “Modulated anodization synthesis of Sn-doped iron oxide with enhanced solar water splitting performance”, Materials Today Chemistry 2019, 12, 7-15.
  33. Wang, T., Sun, M., Sun, H., Shang, J.,* Wong P. K.,*, “Efficient Z-Scheme Visible-Light-Driven Photocatalytic Bacterial Inactivation by Hierarchical MoS2-Encapsulated Hydrothermal Carbonation Carbon Core-Shell Nanospheres”, Applied Surface Science 2019, 464, 43-52.
  34. Gu, Q., Shang, J.,* Hanif A., Li, G., and Shirazian, S., “Theoretical Study of Moisture-Pretreated Lithium as Potential Materials for Natural Gas Upgrading”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2018, 57 (45), 15512–15521.
  35. Yu, I.K.M., Tsang, D.C.W., Su, Z.S, Yip, A.C.K., Shang, J., Ok, Y. S., Kim, K.H., and Poon, C.S., “Contrasting Roles of Maleic Acid in Controlling Kinetics and Selectivity of Sn(IV)- and Cr(III)-catalyzed Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) Synthesis”, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2018, 6 (11), 14264–14274.
  36. Yu, I.K.M., Xiong, X.N., Tsang, D.C.W., Wang, L., Hunt, A.J., Song, H. C., Shang, J., Ok, Y. S., and Poon, C.S., “Aluminium-Biochar Composites as Sustainable Heterogeneous Catalysts for Glucose Isomerisation in a Biorefinery", Green Chemistry 2019, 21, 1267-1281. Journal cover
  37. Shang, J.,* Shirazian, S., “Facilitated Dissociation of Water in the Presence of Lithium Metal at Ambient Temperature as a Requisite for Lithium-Gas Reactions”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018, 122, 16016-16022.
  38. Yu, I. K. M., Tsang, D. C. W., Yip, A., Hunt, A. J., Sherwood, J., Shang, J., Song, H. C., Ok, Y. S. and Poon, C. S., “Propylene Carbonate and [gamma]-Valerolactone as Green Solvents Enhance Sn(IV)-Catalysed Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) Production from Bread Waste.” Green Chemistry 2018, 20, 2064-2074.
  39. Rada, Z.H., Abid, H.R., Sun, H., Shang, J., Li, J., He, Y., Liu, S., Wang, S., “Effects of -NO2 and -NH2 functional groups in mixed-linker Zr-based MOFs on gas adsorption of CO2 and CH4”, Progress in Natural Science: Materials International 2018, 28, 160-167.
  40. Du, T., Fang, X., Liu, L., Shang, J., Zhang, B., Wei, Y., Gong, H., Rahman, S., May, E.F., Webley, P.A., Li, G., “An optimal trapdoor zeolite for exclusive admission of CO2 at industrial carbon capture operating temperatures”, Chemical Communications 2018, 54 (25), 3134-3137.
  41. Zhu, W., Xiang, G., Shang, J., Guo, J., Motevalli, B., Durfee, P., Agola, J.O., Coker, E.N., Brinker, C.J., “Versatile Surface Functionalization of Metal–Organic Frameworks through Direct Metal Coordination with a Phenolic Lipid Enables Diverse Applications”, Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 28 (16), 1705274.
  42. Jooshani, S., Khansary, M.A., Marjani, A., Shirazian, S., Shang, J., “Contaminant uptake by polymeric passive samplers: A modeling study with experimental validation”, Chemical Engineering Research and Design 2018, 129, 231-236.
  43. Perre, S.V.D., Gelin, P., Claessens, B., Calvo, A.M., Cousin, J., Remi, S., Duerinck, , Baron, G.V., Palomino, M., Sánchez, L.Y., Valencia, S., Shang, J., Singh, R., Webley, P., Rey, F., Denayera, J.F.M., “Intensified biobutanol recovery using zeolites with complementary selectivity”, ChemSusChem 2017, 10, 2968-2977.
  44. Li, G.,# Shang, J.,# Gu, Q., Awati, R.V., Grant, A., Jensen, N., Zhang, X., Sholl, D.S., Liu, J.Z., Webley, P.A., May, E. “Temperature-Regulated Guest Admission and Release in Microporous Materials”, Nature Communications 2017, (8), 15777. #Joint first authors
  45. Xie, K., He, Y., Zhao, Q., Shang, J., Gu, Q., Qiao, G., Webley P.A., “Pd(0) loaded Zn2(AzoBDC)2(Dabco) as heterogeneous catalyst”, CrystEngComm 2017, 19, 4182-4186.
  46. Cao, A., Zhu, W., Shang, J., Klootwijk, J.H., Sudhölter, E.J.R., Huskens, J., de Smet, L.C.P.M., “Metal-Organic Polyhedra-Coated Si Nanowires for Sensitive Detection of Trace Explosives”, Nano Letters 2017, 17, 1-7. Journal front cover
  47. Du, T., Fang, X., Wei, Y., Shang, J., Zhang, B., Liu, L., “Synthesis of Nanocontainer Chabazites from Fly Ash with a Template- and Fluoride-Free Process for Cesium Ion Adsorption” Energy & Fuels 2017, 31 (4), 4301-4307.
  48. He, Y., Shang, J.,* Zhao, Q., Gu, Q.,* Xie, K., Li, G., Singh, R.K., Xiao, P., Webley, P.A.,* “A Comparative Study on Conversion of Porous and Non-porous Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) into Carbon-based Composites for Carbon Dioxide Capture”, Polyhedron 2016, 120, 30-35.
  49. Abid, H., Rada, Z.H., Shang, J.,* Wang, ,* “Synthesis, Characterization, and CO2 Adsorption Study of three Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs): MIL-53, MIL-96, and Amino-MIL-53”, Polyhedron 2016, 120, 103-111.
  50. Shang, J.,* Li, G., Webley, P.A.,* Liu, J.Z.,* “A Density Functional Theory Study for the Adsorption of Various Gases on a Caesium Exchanged Trapdoor Chabazite”, Computational Materials Science 2016, 122, 307.
  51. He, Y., Shang, J.,* Gu, Q.,* Zhao, Q., Xie, K., Li, G., Singh, R.K., Xiao, P., Webley, P.A.,* “A Synthetic Strategy for Metal-Organic Frameworks: Acid-Solvent Synergistic Ligand Exchange Based on a Typical Pillar-layered Parent Structure”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2016, 1466.
  52. Xu, D., Sun, L., Li, G., Shang, J., Yang, R., Deng, W., “Methyllithium-Doped Naphthyl-Containing Conjugated Microporous Polymer with Enhanced Hydrogen Storage Performance”, Chemistry - A European Journal 2016, 22, 7944.
  53. Physick, A.J.W., Wales, D.J., Owens, S.H.R., Shang, J., Webley, P.A., Mays, T.J., Ting, V.P., “Novel low energy hydrogen-deuterium isotope breakthrough separation using a trapdoor zeolite”, Chemical Engineering Journal 2016, 288, 161.
  54. Rada, Z.H., Abid, H., Shang, J., Sun, H., He, Y., Webley, P.A., Liu, S., and Wang, S. “Functionalised UiO-66 by single and binary (OH)2 and NO2 groups for uptake of CO2 and CH4”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2016, 55 (29), 7924.
  55. Wang, C.,# Shang, J.,# Lan, Y., Tian, , Wang, H., Chen, X., Gu, J., Liu, J.Z., Wan, L., Zhu, W., Li, G., “Metal-Organic Polyhedra Cages Immobilized on a Plasmonic Substrate for Sensitive Detection of Trace Explosives”, Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25 (37), 6009. #Joint first authors
  56. Shang, J., Li, G., Li, J., Li, L., Webley, P.A., Liu, J.Z., “Density Functional Theory Computational Study of Alkali Cation-Exchanged sod-ZMOF for CO2, N2, and CH4 Adsorption”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015, 119, 27449.
  57. He, Y., Shang, J.,* Gu, Q., Li, G., Li, J., Singh, R.K., Xiao, P., Webley, P.A.,* “Converting 3D Rigid Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) to 2D Flexible Networks via Linker Exchange for Enhanced CO2/N2 and CH4/N2 Separation”, Chemical Communications 2015, 51 (79), 14716. Journal inside back cover
  58. Rada, Z.H., Abid, H., Shang, J., He, Y., Webley, P.A., Liu, S., Sun, H., and Wang, S. “Effect of amino functionality on uptake of CO2, CH4 and selectivity of CO2/CH4 on titanium based MOFs”, Fuel 2015, 160, 318.
  59. Chandrakumara, G., Shang, J., Qiu, L., Fang, X., Antolasic, F., Li, D., Alan, T., and Liu, J.Z. “Tuning the oxygen functional groups in reduced graphene oxide papers to enhance the electromechanical actuation”, RSC Advances 2015, 5, 68052.
  60. Remy, T., Gobechiya, E., Danaci, D., Peter, S. A., Xiao, P., Tendeloo, L. V., Couck, S., Shang, J., Kirschhock, C. E. A., Singh, R., Martens, J. A., Baron, G. V., Webley, P. A., Denayer, J. F. M., “Kinetic upgrade of biogas with Rb- and Cs-ZK-5”, RSC Advances 2014, 4, 62511.
  61. Chang, Z., Yan, W., Shang, J., Liu, J. Z., “Piezoelectric properties of graphene oxide: a first-principles computational study”, Applied Physics Letters 2014, 105, 023103.
  62. Shang, J., Li, G., Gu, Q., Singh, R., Xiao, P., Liu, J. Z., Webley, P. A., “Temperature Controlled Invertible Selectivity of Adsorption of N2 and CH4 by Molecular Trapdoor Chabazites”. Chemical Communications 2014, 50 (35), 4544-4546. Journal front cover
  63. Shang, J., Li, G., Singh, R., Xiao, P., Danaci, D., Liu, J. Z., Webley, P. A., “Adsorption of CO2, N2, and CH4 in Cs-exchanged chabazite: A combination of van der Waals density functional theory calculations and experiment study”. The Journal of Chemical Physics 2014, 140, 084705.
  64. Li, L., Yao, J., Xiao, P., Shang, J., Feng, Y., Webley, P. A., Wang, H., “One-step fabrication of ZIF-8/polymer composite spheres by a phase inversion method for gas adsorption”, Colloid and Polymer Science 2013, 291, 2711-2717.
  65. Shang, J., Li, G., Singh, R., Xiao, P., Liu, J. Z., Webley, P.A., “Determination of Composition Range for Molecular Trapdoor Effect in Chabazite Zeolite”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2013, 117, 12841-12847.
  66. Abid, H., Shang, J., Ang, H., Wang, S., “Amino-Functionalised Zr-MOF Nanoparticle for Adsorption of CO2 and CH4”, International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials 2013, 4, 72-82.
  67. Shang, J., Li, , Singh, R., Gu, Q., Nairn, K., Bastow, T., Medhekar, N., Doherty, C., Hill, A., Liu, J. Z., Webley, P. A., “Discriminative Separation of Gases by a “Molecular Trapdoor” Mechanism in Chabazite Zeolites”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2012, 134, 19246-19253. Spotlight Article
  68. Shang, J., Li, G., Singh, R., Xiao, P., Liu, J. Z., Webley, P. A., “Potassium Chabazite – A Nano-Container for Gas Encapsulation”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114, 22025-22031.


  • Shang, J., Li, G., Wang, T., and Gu, Q., “A method for helium purification” Chinese Patent No. CN 201910433137.9, 03 May, 2019
  • Hu, X., Dong, Y., Li, L., Jiang, B., Fu, Z., Ye, S., Zhu, M., and Shang, J. “A Technique of Preparing Bio-Flocculants” Chinese Patent No. CN 101327975, 24 December, 2008.
  • Shang, J., Singh, R., Li, G., and Webley, P.A. “An Improved Chabazite Adsorbent for Gas Separation” Australian Provisional Patent No. 20829846, 23 August, 2011.
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Research Interests
  • CO2 capture
  • nature gas/biogas/landfill gas purification
  • low temperature NOx removal
  • VOCs (volatile organic compounds) removal
  • NH3 removal
  • CO removal
  • paraffin/olefin separation
  • gas storage
  • gas sensing
  • bacteria inactivation
  • biorefinery