Welcome to the Huang Laboratory 

Nanostructure Engineering of Nanoporous & 2D Materials for

Energy-Efficient Separation and Catalysis

The Huang Research Laboratory is housed in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Our research aims to develop innovative methodologies for functional porous materials fabrication based on a thorough understanding of their growth mechanisms. We use advanced research techniques and nanotechnologies to explore, investigate, and engineer their nanostructures to address the challenging issues in many industrial processes, e.g., mixture separation, gas storage, catalytic oil upgrading, water treatment and desalination. More specifically, our team specialises in the synthesis and growth studies of porous materials (e.g., molecular sieves, metal-organic frameworks, graphene-based materials), energy-efficient membrane separation, advanced adsorption and high-performance catalyst design. Our research is strengthened by substantial industrial interactions.

Dr Yi (Harvey) Huang

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)

Chemical Engineering

School of Engineering
Institute for Materials & Processes
The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH9 3FB, UK

E-mail: Yi.HuangATed.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)131-650-7793

Aug 22, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Huang Laboratory has successfully attracted ~1 million Pound Sterling funding support from a private industrial partner on the research and commercialization of smart membranes for liquid separations. Congratulations!


Aug 22, 2019

Ms Nurul Ain Binti Mazlan has been awarded Excellent Student Scholarships (Sponsored by Malaysia). She will join us on 1st Oct. Many Congratulations!

April 5, 2019

Ms Xiuming Wei has been awarded full PhD Scholarships.

Many Congratulations!



The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


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