Research Interests

​Fabrication and functional modification of zeolite membranes for pervaporation, gas separation and membrane reaction.


Selected Publications

  • Blocking defects of zeolite membranes with WS2 nanosheets for vapor permeation dehydration of low water content iso...
    Y. Zhang, P. Du, R. Shi, Z. Hong, X. Zhu, B. Gao, X. Gu
    Journal of Membrane Science, 597, 117625, (2020), (2020)
  • All-silica DD3R zeolite membrane with hydrophilic-functionalized surface for efficient and highly-stable pervaporat...
    Y. Zhang, X. Qiu, Z. Hong, P. Du, Q. Song, X. Gu
    Journal of Membrane Science, 581, 236-242, (2020)
  • Pervaporation dehydration of acetic acid through hollow fiber supported DD3R zeolite membrane
    Y. Zhang, S. Chen, R. Shi, P. Du, X. Qiu, X. Gu
    Separation and Purification Technology, 204, 234-242, (2018)
  • Pure H2 production through hollow fiber hydrogen‐selective MFI zeolite membranes using steam as sweep gas
    Y. Zhang, Q. Sun, X. Gu
    AIChE Journal, 61 (10), 3459-3469, (2016)
  • Hydrogen-selective zeolite membrane reactor for low temperature water gas shift reaction
    Y. Zhang, Z. Wu, Z. Hong, X. Gu, N. Xu
    Chemical Engineering Journal, 197, 314-321, (2012)

Education Profile

​Ph. D., Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China, 2019M. Sc., 

Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology (The Former Nanjing Tech University), Nanjing, China, 2012

B. Sc., Chemical Engineering and Technology, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China, 2009

Professional Profile

​2021-Current: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


Awards

​2019, First Level of Science and Technology Awards of Jiangsu Province. 


KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPMC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)