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Group Members

Director

Contact: 

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

Edinburgh EH9 3DW, Scotland, UK

 

E-mail: Yi.HuangATed.ac.uk

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

Dr. Harvey Yi Huang

Reader in Chemical Engineering (Google Scholar Citations: >5200; h-index: 28)

 

Editor of Results in Engineering (2022 IF: 5.0) - A Gold Open Access Elsevier Journal 

Editorial Board & Guest Editor of Separation and Purification Technology (2022 IF: 8.6)

Editorial Board of Sustainability (2022 IF: 3.9)Advanced Membranes (CiteScore 8.5),  Green Chemical Engineering Journal (CiteScore 11.5), and Cambridge Prisms: Carbon Technologies (Cambridge University Press)

 

Education:

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (advisor: Prof Huanting Wang), 2007-2011

  • Graduate staff at CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia (co-advisor: Dr Anita J Hill), 2009-2011

  • Study abroad at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, United States (advisor: Prof Michael Tsapatsis), 2010-2011

B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering and Technology and Adv. Dip. in Economics (Dual-Degree Program), Harbin Engineering University, 2002-2006

 

Postdoctoral Training:

  • Georgia Institute of Technology (with Profs Krista Walton & David Sholl, 09/2015-06/2017)

  • The University of South Carolina (with Prof Miao Yu, 03/2013-05/2015)

  • The University of Oklahoma (with Prof Daniel Resasco, 03/2011-03/2013)

 

Teaching:

  • Chemical Reaction Engineering 4/MSc (CHEE10008/PGEE10025) - Course Organiser

  • Chemical Engineering Design: Projects 4 (CHEE10002) - Project Supervision

  • Chemical Engineering Laboratory 3 (CHEE09016) - Course Instructor
  • Chemical Engineering Study Project 4 (CHEE10009) - Project Supervision

  • Chemical Engineering Industrial Project 5 (CHEE11014) - Project Supervision

  • Chemical Engineering Research Project 5 (CHEE11017) - Project Supervision

  • Advanced Chemical Engineering Dissertation (MSc) (PGEE11151) - Project Supervision

 

Research Interests:

  • Nanofabrication of porous & 2D materials and study of their growth/crystallization mechanisms;

  • Adsorption and membrane materials; ultrathin membranes/films/coatings; Graphene oxide

  • Gas storage and separation; drinking water purification; wastewater treatment and desalination;

  • Catalytic bio-oil upgrading;

  • Novel controlled delivery systems for small drug delivery

Lab Technician (Nanomaterials Labs)

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Mr Fergus Dingwall

Technician (started on  01/05/2018)

Awards: Winner of Scottish Government postgraduate scholarship 2014

01/01/2016-01/05/2018    Senior Assistant Scientist, Bioanalysis, Charles River Laboratories
01/09/2014-01/09/2015   MSc Instrumental and Analytical Sciences, Robert Gordon University (with Distinction)
01/08/2009-01/08/2014  Practicing Pharmacist, Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire
01/09/2004-01/05/2008 Masters in Pharmacy, Robert Gordon University

Contact: 

E-mail: f.dingwallATed.ac.uk

Current Postdocs

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Dr Rajakumari Krishnamoorthi

Postdoc (started on 14/08/2022)

02/2019-01/2022 PhD National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

07/2013-04/2016 M. Sc. Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

07/2013-04/2016 BSc in Chemistry, Periyar EVR College (Bharadhidasan University), Tiruchirappalli, India

 

Research Interests

  • Fabrication and Surface modification of membrane for water purification and drug delivery

  • Synthesis of covalent organic framework synthesis and polymer composites

Contact

E-mail: rkrishn2ATexseed.ed.ac.uk                                                                                   

 

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Dr Allana Lewis

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Group Manager

09/2018-09/2022  Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

07/2015-07/2018   BSc in Chemistry, the University of the West of Scotland (First-Class Honours)

 

Research Interests

  • Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructures: Rational Design for Sustainable Adsorption and Separation 

Contact

E-mail: a.m.lewis-6ATsms.ed.ac.uk                                                                                   

 

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Dr Nurul Ain Binti Mazlan

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Group Co-manager

2020-2024         PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

2015-2018               MSc, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

2011-2015             BSc in Industrial Chemical Technology (with First Class), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

 

Research Interests

  • Novel nanostructured materials for distinguishing molecules and ions with a small size difference

Contact

E-mail: N.A.MazlanATsms.ed.ac.uk                  

 

 

PhD Students

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Mr Zheng Chen  

PhD Candidate (started on 01/10/2020)

 

From 10/2020       PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
09/2018-09/2019  MRes in Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
08/2016-06/2018  BSc in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield

Research Interests

  • Design, fabrication and modification of nanostructured materials for VOCs adsorption

Contact

E-mail: zheng.chenATed.ac.uk                

 

 

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Ms Siyu (Suzanna) Chen 

PhD Candidate (started on 01/01/2022)

Awards: Industrial and UoE PhD Scholarships

From 01/2022        PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
10/2020-09/2021  MSc in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

09/2017-06/2020 BEng in Chemical Engineering, Department of Engineering, Lancaster University (First-Class Honours)

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Lithium Mining and Recycling using Membrane Technology

Contact

E-mail: S.Chen-206ATsms.ed.ac.uk                

 

 

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Mr Hongyuan Zhang 

PhD Candidate (starts on 01/01/2022)

 

From 01/01/2022    PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
09/2020-09/2021  MSc in Material Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
08/2014-06/2018  BSc in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Harbin Engineering University

Research Interests

  • Hierarchical nanofabrication of smart and functional materials for energy-efficient separations

Contact

E-mail: H.Zhang-124ATsms.ed.ac.uk           

 

 

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Ms Shiqing Zhang 

PhD Candidate (started on 01/10/2023)

From 01/10/2023       PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
09/2022-06/2023     MSc in Energy and Environment, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hongkong

08/2016-06/2020      BSc in Environmental Science, Department of Chemical Engineering and Environment, China University of Petroleum, Beijing

Research Interests

  • Graphene-Based Surface Nanocomposite Coatings for Antimicrobial Applications

Contact

E-mail: s.zhang-215ATsms.ed.ac.uk     

 

 

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Mr Yaohao Yang  

PhD Candidate (started on 01/10/2023)

From 01/10/2023       PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
09/2022-06/2023     MSc in Energy and Environment, School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hongkong

08/2016-06/2020      BSc in Chemical Engineering and Technology, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao

Research Interests

  • Two-dimensional Composite Materials for Highly Stable and Robust Coatings

Contact

E-mail: Y.Yang-331ATsms.ed.ac.uk     

 

 

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Ms Mengting Di  

Visiting PhD Candidate

From 10/05/2024     4th-year PhD candidate originally enrolled at Dalian University of Technology, China

Research Interests

  • Preparation of continuous and defect-free COFs membranes for Li/Mg separation

Contact

E-mail: m.di-1ATsms.ed.ac.uk     

 

 

Master
 

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Mr Xuanyu Zhou

MSc (started on 09/2023)

From 09/2023       MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
08/2016-06/2020      BEng in Energy and Environment, Hebei University of Technology

Research Interests

  • Two-dimensional Composite Materials for Oil/Water Separation

Contact

E-mail: Y.Yang-331ATsms.ed.ac.uk     

 

 

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Ms Jing Song

MSc (started on 09/2023)

From 09/2023       MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh
08/2016-06/2020      BEng in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Dankook University

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Lithium Mining and Recycling using Membrane Technology

Contact

E-mail: j.song-49ATsms.ed.ac.uk     

 

 

Past Group Members

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Dr Fraz Saeed Butt

(started on 1st Nov. 2018; graduate on 17/01/2024)

Awards: scholarships from HEC and UoE

 

10/2018-01/2024     PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

09/2014-09/2018    Lecturer (Research Associate), Faculty of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan)

04/2011-07/2014     M.Sc Chemical and Energy Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke Universität (Germany)

12/2005-05/2010   B.Sc Chemical Engineering (UK First Class equivalent), University of the Punjab (Pakistan)

 

Research Interests

  • Ultrathin Nanostructured Membranes for Efficient Gas Separation

          

 

Dr Ting Chen, (01/08/2018 - 09/2022); Now a Postdoc at the National University of Singapore (NUS)

PhD Awards: Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarship and Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

08/2018-09/2021  PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

09/2015-06/2018 Master in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Southwest Petroleum University

09/2011-06/2015  B.Eng in Applied Chemistry (UK First Class equivalent), Southwest Petroleum University

 

PhD Thesis

  • Bioinspired Materials and Membranes for Energy-Efficient Liquid Separation 

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Mr John Papaspiliou

Master (MEng), joined in Nov 2018

10/2016-06/2019   Master (enrolled) in Chemical Engineering, the University of Edinburgh

 

Research Interests​​

  • Direct Air Capture of CO2 Using Supported Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheets Sorbents

                                             

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Mr Duncan Morin

Master (MEng), joined in Oct 2020

09/2016-07/2021 MEng in Chemical Engineering, the University of Edinburgh

 

Research Interests

  • Design, fabrication and modification of two-dimensional materials for oil/water separation

  • Mussel-inspired chemistry in membrane design for liquid-liquid separation

 

                                       

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Ms Yue (Chloe) Zhang

Master (MSc), joined in Nov 2018

11/2018-08/2019   Master (enrolled) in Chemical Engineering, the University of Edinburgh

 

Research Interests​​

  • Metal-Organic Framework Nanosheet Membranes for CO2 Capture

 

                                           

Mr Kyle Mallon (06/2018 - 08/2019)

Undergraduate student

The University of Edinburgh

 

Research Interests

  • Biomimetic Materials for Efficient Oil/Water Separation

 

                                                          

 

Past Master and Visitors
 

Prof. Hui Wang (visitor-10/2018)

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Research Interests

  • Catalytic Reforming of Green House Gases (GHG)

  • Hydrogen Recovery Technologies from H2S

  • Atomic Effective Catalysis Research                                       

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Mr Abhijit Wickramasinghe

Master (visiting), joined in Feb 2019

02/2019-09/2019   Visting Master Student, the University of Edinburgh

09/2016-09/2019   MSc in Nano-Materials Science, Utrecht University (Netherlands) 

 

Research Interests

  • Ultrathin MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks) Membrane

  • Zeolite Nanosheets

Ms Tamara Matic (05/2018 - 08/2018)

Visiting Postgraduate student

2017-Now  Master in Material Engineering, University of Belgrade

2013-2017 BSc Hons in Chemical Engineering (UK First Class equivalent), University of Belgrade

 

Research Interests

  • Ultrathin Membranes Composed of 2D Materials 

 

Mr Zhipeng Chen (03/2018 - 09/2018)

Visiting Scholar, joined in Mar 2018

09/2016-Present   Master (enrolled) in Chemical Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology

09/2012-06/2012  B.Eng in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology

 

Research Interests

  • Hierarchically structured zeolites for efficient catalytic reactions

  • Ultrathin MOFs (Metal-Organic Frameworks) Membranes

                                         

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Dr Xiuming Wei

PhD Candidate (started on 02/09/2019, graduate on 19/04/2024)

Awards: Principal's Career Development PhD Scholarship and Edinburgh Global Research Scholarship

 

From 09/2019       PhD in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

09/2017-06/2018  MSc in Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London

09/2013-07/2017  BSc in Environmental Science  (UK First Class equivalent), Beijing Normal University

 

Research Interests

  • Rational Design and Synthesis of Metal-organic Frameworks and Their Composite Materials with Tunable Structural Properties and Enhanced Chemical Stability

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