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Huang Research Group 2019
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Research Theme-Dr Yi Huang (5)
The King's Buildings
The Old Medical School
School of Engineering
Welcome to the Huang Group of Advanced Materials & Interfaces 

Nanostructure Engineering of Porous and Two-Dimensional Materials for Energy-Efficient Separation, Adsorption, Storage and Antimicrobial Applications

Our Research Laboratory is housed in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, UK. We aim to develop innovative nanofabrication methodologies for smart and functional porous materials based on a thorough understanding of their growth mechanisms. We use advanced characterizations and nanotechnologies to understand and engineer their nanostructures, compositions, and surface properties to address challenging issues in many industrially important processes, such as membrane separation, gas storage, carbon capture, water desalination and purification. Our team specializes in synthesising and functionalizing 2D & 3D nanoporous materials, including zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, graphene-based materials, and MXenes. Our research has been strengthened by substantial industrial interactions.


May 27, 2024

Dr Rajakumari Krishnamoorthi's manuscript entitled "Tuning the interlayer spacing of graphene oxide lamellar membrane via positively charged surfactant-intercalation for nanofiltration with enhanced performance" has been accepted by the Journal of Membrane Science. 



May 23, 2024

Dr. Harvey Huang has been invited to join the Editorial Board for Cambridge Prisms: Carbon Technologies (An open access publication by Cambridge University Press). Many congrats.

May 10, 2024

Ms Mengting Di joined us as a one-year visiting exchange PhD student. She will be working on Li/Mg separation using pure COF membranes. Welcome!


Apr 02, 2024

Xiuming Wei's manuscript entitled "Two-dimensional superhydrophobic metal-organic monoacid framework composite meshes with exceptional chemical stability for oil/water separation" has been accepted by Separation and Purification Technology. Congrats! 

Mar 06, 2024

Xiuming Wei's manuscript entitled "Improving the hydrostability of zeolitic imidazolate framework coatings using a facile silk fibroin protein modification method" has been accepted by Nano Research! Congrats! 

Mar 05, 2024

Dr Nurul Mazlan has been re-appointed to the Huang Group as a Postdoctoral Associate. She will be working on new 2D MOmAF materials and anti-corrosion coatings. Welcome!

Mar 05, 2024

Nurul Mazlan's manuscript entitled "Bimetallic reduced graphene oxide/zeolitic imidazolate framework hybrid aerogels for efficient heavy metals removal" has been accepted by Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering as an invited paper! Congrats! 

Feb 04, 2024

Nurul Mazlan's manuscript entitled "Photocatalytic Self-Cleaning Graphene Oxide/ZnO Hybrid Membrane for Ultrafast Cyclic Small Organic Molecule Separation" has been accepted by the Journal of Membrane Science, Congrats! 


Dec 20, 2023

Many Congrats to Nurul Mazlan on passing her viva with minor corrections! Congrats! 

Dec 14, 2023

Dr Huang has been awarded 'Separation and Purification Technology (SPT) Distinguished Young Scholar'. Many congrats.

Dec 09, 2023

Separation and Purification Technology has accepted Nurul's paper on 'Robust reduced graphene oxide-PDA/ZIF-8 aerogel composite for cyclic, high-capacity dye adsorption'. Well done, Nurul and co-authors.


Nov 17, 2023

Fraz's paper on 'Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Nanosheet Assemblies for High-Efficiency Small Molecule Adsorption' has been accepted by Chemical Engineering Journal Advances. Well done Fraz and co-authors.


Nov 09, 2023

Fraz's paper on 'ZIF-67 with exceptional hydrostability' has been accepted by Materials Today Advances for publication. Well done, Fraz and all co-authors.


Nov 09, 2023

Fraz's paper on 'ZIF-8 with exceptional thermal stability: Role of organic co-solvent in crystalline phase control and structure stabilization' has been accepted by Materials Today Chemistry for publication. Well done, Fraz and all co-authors.

Oct 02, 2023

Welcome to new group members: Miss Shiqing Zhang and Mr Yaohao Yang. Both are accepted as a Ph.D. candidate.


Oct 02, 2023

Many Congrats to Dr. Fraz Saeed Butt on achieving his Ph.D. degree! 


Jun 30, 2023

Results in Engineering - An Elsevier gold open access journal has received its first impact factor: 5.0. Many congrats and thanks to our journal management and editorial teams, reviewers, and absolutely our contributing authors. We hope to see more high-quality work from you soon.


Jun 12, 2023

Fraz's paper on 'Hollow ZIF-8 for CO2 separation and storage' has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces for publication. Well done, Fraz and all co-authors.


Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Harvey Huang is invited to join the Early Career Editorial Board (ECEB) for Separation and Purification Technology (SPT, IF: 9.136). Many congrats.


Mar 20, 2023

Our proposal to the International Exchanges 2022 Cost Share (NSFC) scheme funded by the Royal Society has been successful. Many congrats.

Jan 31, 2023 

I am delighted to announce that Allana and Fraz's paper entitled ''Crystallization and phase selection of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks in aqueous cosolvent systems: The role and impacts of organic solvents'' has been selected as the 2022 Results in Engineering (Elsevier) Best Paper Award. Many Congratulations!


Dec 14, 2022 

Dr. Harvey Huang is awarded the Young Membrane Scientist AWARD for Excellence in Membrane Science & Technology at the International Young Scholar Forum on Membrane Technology & International Congress on Separation and Purification Technology.  Congratulations!

Nov 30, 2022 

Many Congrats to Dr. Allana Lewis on achieving her Ph.D. degree! Allana will be reappointed back to the group and offered the research associate position on antibacterial coating projects. 


Nov 17, 2022 

Dr. Harvey Huang is offered the Editor role at Results in Engineering.  Congratulations!

Oct 10, 2022 

Dr. Harvey Huang is offered the Guest Editor role at Separation and Purification Technology (IF= 9.136).  Congratulations!

Aug 19, 2022 

Dr. Harvey Huang is invited as a Youth Editorial Board Member of Green Chemical Engineering


Aug 17, 2022 

Dr. Harvey Huang is invited to join the
Editorial Board of Sustainability (IF: 3.889, ISSN 2071-1050) "Sustainable Materials" Section. Congratulations!

Aug 14, 2022 

Welcome, Dr. Rajakumari Krishnamoorthi joined the group as a postdoctoral research associate and works on Liquid and Gaseous Waste Management Using Nanostructured Membranes.

Jul 28, 2022 NEW GRANT!!

We are working with Michael Chen's team to develop an industrial project (~£258k) on ''A facile and scalable method of fabrication of large-area metal-organic framework (MOF) decorated reduced graphene oxide coatings (LA-MOF@rGO) for antibacterial applications''. Congratulations!

Aug 17, 2022 

Dr. Harvey Huang is invited to join the Youth
Editorial Board of Advanced Membranes.


Jan 21, 2022 (position filled)

We are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to work on industrial projects. This position will contribute to the Liquid and Gaseous Waste Management Using Nanostructured Membranes within the Institute for Materials and Processes at the University of Edinburgh. Click here to apply.


Dec 31, 2021

Dr Huang has been selected as the global winner of the RINENG Distinguished Young Investigator Award-2022. This award is granted to early-career independent researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance in all aspects of Engineering. Congratulations!


Nov 22, 2021 

Dr Huang is appointed as a Member of the Editorial Board of Results in Engineering (RINENG). Many congrats!


Nov 11, 2021 

Dr Huang is editing 2 special issues:

1) Results in Engineering (RINENG) – Young Investigator Award-2022.

2) Frontiers in Chemical Engineering  – Tuning the Structure and Function of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Sustainable Environmental Applications

Please contact Dr Huang if you are interested to contribute to these special issues.


Oct 4, 2021 

Dr Huang is invited to join the Editorial Board of Results in Engineering journal. Congrats!
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