Jie Shen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

​My current research focuses on developing novel nanoporous materials thin-films, mainly including 2D materials, MOFs and COFs. Featuring with nanoconfined channels, these thin-films can be used for various applications such as gas separation, water desalination, ions sieving, nanofluidics as well as flexible nanoelectronics.

Selected Publications

  • Ion sieving in graphene oxide membranes via cationic control of interlayer spacing 
    Liang Chen, Guosheng Shi, Jie Shen (Co first-author), Wanqin Jin*, Minghong Wu, Haiping Fa...
    Nature, (2017)
  • Subnanometer Two-Dimensional Graphene Oxide Channels for Ultrafast Gas Sieving 
    Jie Shen, Wanqin Jin* et al.
    ACS Nano, (2016)
  • Membranes with Fast and Selective Gas-Transport Channels of Laminar Graphene Oxide for Efficient CO2 Capture 
    Jie Shen, Wanqin Jin* et al.
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, (2015)


  • ​Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China, 2018
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, US, 2017
  • B.E., Chemical Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing, China, 2013

Professional Profile

​2018.10-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​Excellent Prize of CPCIF-Clariant Youth Innovation Award for Sustainable Development, China Petroleum Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF),2018
  • First Prize of Scientific Research and Education Award, Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education, 2018
  • Excellent PhD Student of Jiangsu Province, China
  • China National Scholarship for PhD Students, 2017
  • Excellent Award in ACS Shanghai Chapter Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award, 2016
  • The First Prize of “Qingshan Cup” Graduate Forum in 5th Cross-Strait Seminar of Membrane Science and Technology, 2016
  • China National Scholarship for Master Students, 2015
  • Excellent Poster Award of The 10th International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes (ICOM2014), 2014

Research Interests Keywords

​Nanofilms separation Nanofluidics 2D materials Nanoporous materials Water desalination Gas separation Carbon dioxide capture and conversion nanoelectronics