Research Interests

​Research interests range from the fabrication of inorganic/organic porous materials to their applications in catalysis and membrane processes. To be detailed, my research work focus on microporous membranes for gas separation, MOF/Zeolite heterogeneous catalyst development and catalytic membrane reactor development and applications.

Selected Publications

  • On the Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 (ZIF-8) membrane for hydrogen separation from simulated biomass-derived syn...
    H. Yin, E. Jang, J. Choi, and A.C.K. Yip
    Mesoporous and Microporous Materials, 233, pp 70-77, (2016)
  • Anti-poisoning core–shell metal/ZIF-8 catalyst for selective alkene hydrogenation
    H. Yin, J. Choi, and A.C.K. Yip
    Catalysis Today, 265, 203-209, (2016)
  • Thermal stability of ZIF-8 under oxidative and inert environments: A practical perspective on using ZIF-8 as a cata...
    H. Yin, H. Kim, J. Choi, and A.C.K. Yip
    Chemical Engineering Journal, 278, 293-300, (2015)
  • Food sustainability by designing and modeling a membrane controlled atmosphere storage system
    K.L. Chong, N. Peng, H. Yin, G.G. Lipscomb, T.S. Chung
    Journal of Food Engineering, 114, 361-374, (2013)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (2016)
  • Master, Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2011)
  • Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China (2008)

Professional Profile

  • ​2017 – Present:   Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016 – 2017:        Research Scholar, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2010 – 2012:        Research Engineer, National University of Singapore, Singapore


  • ​2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad
  • Scholarship of 23rd International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE 23)
  • PhD scholarship from Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Merit Student Award from City of Dalian