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[95] Yue, Zongyang; Lu, Guanchu; Wei, Wenjing; Deng, Yanan; Yang, Luxi; Shao, Shibo; Chen, Xianfeng; Huang, Yi; Qian, Jianhua; Fan, Xianfeng*, Specific Photocatalytic C-C Coupling of Benzyl Alcohol to Deoxybenzoin or Benzoin by Precise Control of Cα-H Bonds Activation or O-H Bonds Activation through Adjusting the Adsorption Orientation of HB Intermediates, ACS Catalysis, 06/2024.​

​​​[94] A. Lewis, N.A. Mazlan, F.S.Butt, Z. Chen, S. Yang, and Y. Huang*, Aqueous Co-Solvent Synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks: The Impact of Co-Solvents in the Crystal Growth Kinetics and Adsorption of Small Molecules, Materials Today Chemistry, 06/2024.​ 

​​​[93] X. Wei, N.A. Mazlan, T. Fabiani, Y. Yang, R. Krishnamoorthi, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, 2-Dimensional Superhydrophobic Zinc-Organic Monoacid Frameworks (ZOmAFs) and Structural Elucidation via Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Nature, 05/2024.​ 

[92] N.S. Nguyen, Y.L. Zhu, X.Y. Li, J.Y. Chan, R.W. Ou, X.F. Chen, W. Shen, Y. Huang, X.W. Zhang, T.W. Xu, H.T. Wang,* “Lithium-Ion Conducting Ceramic Membrane for Sustainable Lithium Mining and Recycling, Nature Sustainability, under review, 2024.

[91] T. Chen,† X. Wei,† T. Fabiani, B. Liu, Y. Yang, A. Lewis, N.A. Mazlan, F.Butt, S. Chen, Q. Gu, N.Radacsi, H. Wang, G. D. Angelis, S. Yang, H. Chen, Y. Huang,* New water-resistant self-scrolling metal-organic monacid framework (MOmAF) sheets, Small, under review, 05/2024. (†equal contribution)

[90] Z. Chen, A. Lewis, X. Wei, Y. Xue, N. Radacsia, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, Developing High-Quality, Stable Graphene Oxide Membranes for Water Purification via Cation Anchoring, Nature Communications, 04/2024.​

[89] Yuxiang Xue, Zheng Chen, Patricia Hazelton, Mengguang Ye, Yaohao Yang, Chao Wang, Haitao Ye, Shuiqing Yang, Yi Huang, Wenjun Zhang, Xianfeng Chen*, Platinum Nanoparticles/Nanodiamonds Nanocomposites with Enhanced Catalysis Activity for Sensitive Colourimetric Glucose Detection, Biosensors and Bioelectronics,  under review, 03/2024. Invited paper for 25th Anniversary of Center Of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films.

[88] Yuxiang Xue; Yaohao Yang; Mengguang Ye; Feng Xue; Patricia Hazelton; Tasnim Munshi; Yi Huang; Xianfeng Fan; Elham Hosseini-Beheshti; Shuiqing Yang,  Xianfeng, Chen*, Gold bipyramids for highly sensitive detection of TBHQ, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 14/04/2024.​

[87] Yue, Zongyang; Lu, Guanchu; Wei, Wenjing; Huang, Yi; Chen, Zheng; Dingwall, Fergus; Shao, Shibo; Fan, Xianfeng*, Engineered Half-unit-cell MoS2/ZnIn2S4 Monolayer Photocatalysts and Adsorbed Hydroxyl Radicals Assisted Activation of Cα-H bond for Efficient Cβ-O Bond Cleavage in Lignin to Aromatic Monomers, Journal of Energy Chemistry, 05/2024.​

​​​[86] P. Makvandi, P. Hazelton, M. Ye, R. Jamaledin, A. Thomson, Y. Yang, Y. Xue, S. Dimartino, N. Radacsi, C.M. Moran, Y. Huang, S. Yang, X. Chen*, Clinical ultrasound device remotely-induced gelation: In-situ formation and imaging of hydrogel, under review, 11/2023.

[85] Z. Salahuddin, Y. Huang, S. Farrukh,* X. Fan, Enhancement in mild steel protection by application of h-BN nanosheets based hybrid coatings, under review at Surface & Coatings Technology, 06/2024.

[84] M. Wang; Z. Zou; H. Zeng; M. Zhou; S.Lin; X. Zeng; Y. Huang; J. Shang; B. Liu*, Water-Resistant Pillared Two-Dimensional MFI Zeolites for Efficient Alkylation of Phenol with tert-butyl Alcohol, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, under review, 06/2024.

Manuscripts under revision:

[83] X. Wei, A. Gopal, T. Chen, L. Ding, Q. Jian, A. Lewis, F.S. Butta, R. Krishnamoorti, N. Radacsia, X. Chen, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, A One-Step Universal Strategy for Direct Growth of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Coating on Diverse Bare Substrates for Water Remediation and Biological Applications, Separation and Purification Technology, under revision, 04/2024.​

[82] J. Han, K. Wang, S. Chen, H. Lu, Z. Zhang, Z. Li, L. Zhou, Q. Meng, Y. Du, A. Lewis, Y. Huang,* Lithium Aluminium Titanium Phosphate Based Ceramic Composite Membrane for Selective Lithium-Ion Separation via a Scalable Membrane-based Electrodialysis Process, under revision, Desalination, 05/2024.

[81] Lu, Guanchu; Yue, Zongyang; Deng, Yanan; Fan, Xianfeng*, An energy-efficient cyclic amine system developed for carbon capture from both flue gas and air, under revision, Chemical Engineering Journal, 06/2024.​

[80] G. Lu, Z. Wang, Z. Yue, L. Yang, Y. Huang, X. Zhang, X. Fan,* A novel non-aqueous tertiary amine system for low energy CO2 capture developed through activator screening based on molecular dynamics simulation, Separation and Purification Technology, under revision, 05/2024.

Published Articles (Peer-Reviewed):

[79] Rajakumari Krishnamoorthi, Fraz Saeed Butt, Nurul A Mazlan, Siyu Chen, Norbert Radacsi, Shuiqing Yang, Yeomin Yoon, and Y. Huang*, Tuning the interlayer spacing of graphene oxide lamellar membrane via positively charged surfactant-intercalation for nanofiltration with enhanced performanceJournal of Membrane Science, Volume 706, July 2024, 122942.

[78] Yurim Kim; Seong-Nam Nam; Bongyeon Jung; Chang Min Park; Min Jang; Chanhyuk Park; Soryong Chae; Yi Huang; Byung-Moon Jun*, Yeomin Yoon*, Removal of contaminants of emerging concerns and dyes by MXene-based membranes in water: A reviewSeparation and Purification TechnologyVolume 351, 24 December 2024, 128125.

[77] Z. Yue§, S. Shao§, J. Yu, G. Lu, W. Wei, Y. Huang, K. Zhang, K. Wang, X. Fan,* Improved Lignin Conversion to High-Value Aromatic Monomers through Phase Junction CdS with Co-Exposed Hexagonal (100) and Cubic (220) Facets, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,  2024, 16, 23, 29991–30009. (Z. Yue and S. Shao contributed equally to this work)

[76] X. Wei, T. Chen, S. Chen, Q. Jia, H. Zhang, Y.H. Yang, N.A. Mazlan, S.Q. Yang, Y. Huang*, Two-dimensional superhydrophobic metal-organic monoacid framework composite meshes with exceptional chemical stability for oil/water separation, Separation and Purification Technology, Volume 346, 30 October 2024, 127356.​

[75] X. Wei, T. Chen, Q. Jia, N.A. Mazlan, N. Radacsia, Y. Huang*, Improving the hydrostability of zeolitic imidazolate framework coatings using a facile silk fibroin protein modification method, Nano Research, 04/2024.​

[74] N.A. Mazlan, F.S. Butta, A. Lewis, R. Krishnamoorti, S. Chen, Y. Huang*, Bimetallic reduced graphene oxide/zeolitic imidazolate framework hybrid aerogels for efficient heavy metals removal (Invited paper), Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, Volume 18, article number 89, 2024.​

​​[73] N.A. Mazlan, A. Lewis, C. Zheng, F.S. Butta, J. Han, N. Radacsia, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, Photocatalytic Self-Cleaning Graphene Oxide-ZnO Hybrid Membrane for Ultrafast Cyclic Small Organic Molecule Separation, Journal of Membrane Science, Volume 697, March 2024, 122539.

[72] W. Wei, L, Yang, Y. Li, G. Lu,* M. Brookes, Y. Huang, X. Fan,* Experimental and Simulation Study of Two-stage Water Adsorption in Salt Porous Composites for Advanced Thermochemical Heat Storage, Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 482, 15 February 2024, 149096.

​​​[71] N.A. Mazlan, F.S. Butta, A. Lewis, R. Krishnamoorti, S. Chen, N. Radacsia, Y. Huang*, Robust Reduced Graphene Oxide-PDA/ZIF-8 Aerogel Composites for Cyclic, High-Capacity Dye AdsorptionSeparation and Purification Technology,  Volume 334, 14 April 2024, 126005.

​​​[70] Y. Xue, B. Lei, X. Feng, M. Ye, Y. Huang, X. Fan, G. Zhu, N. Robertson, N. Robertson, S. Yang, X. Chen*, A novel dye-sensitised solar cell based portable sensor for chemical detectionSensors and Actuators B: Chemical,  Volume 403, 15 March 2024, 135123.

[69] F.S. Butt, N.A. Mazlan,  A. Lewis, N. Radacsi, X. Fan, S. Yang, Y. Huang,* Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework-8 Nanosheet Assemblies for High-Efficiency Small Molecule Adsorption, Chemical Engineering Journal Advances, Volume 16, 15 November 2023, 100573.

[68] F.S. Butt, M. Safdar, A. Lewis, N.A. Mazlan, N. Radacsi, X. Fan, H. Arellano-García, Y. Huang,* Superhydrophobic ZIF-67 with Exceptional HydrostabilityMaterials Today Advances, Volume 20, December 2023, 100448.

[67] F.S. Butt, A. Lewis, F. Dingwall, N.A. Mazlan, N. Radacsi, X. Fan, X. Chen, Y. Yang, S. Yang, Y. Huang,* ZIF-8 with exceptional thermal stability: Role of organic co-solvent in crystalline phase control and structure stabilization, Materials Today Chemistry, Volume 34, December 2023, 101804.

[66] A. Liu, X. Wei, S. Lin, L. Ding, Y. Huang, X. Fan, P. Li*, C.H. Lau*, Photo-modulated regeneration of hypercrosslinked polymer adsorbents for water treatmentSeparation and Purification Technology, 329, 15 January 2024, 125142.

[65] G. Lu, Z. Wang, Z. Yue, W. Wei, Y. Huang, X. Zhang, X. Fan,* Development of Novel AMP-based Absorbents for Efficient CO2 Capture with Low Energy Consumption through modifying the electrostatic potential, Chemical Engineering Journal, 195, 1 June 2017, 316-323.

[64] Y. Huang; M. Wang; Y. Huang; J. Shang, B. Liu,* Mesoporous Beta zeolites with controlled distribution of Brønsted acid sites for alkylation of benzene with cyclohexane (Invited paper)Results in Engineering, available online 1 September 2023.

[63] B. Liu,* W. Lu, Y. Liu, Q. Feng, Y. Huang, J. Shang, Y. Zhu, J. Dong, Synthesis of Dodecylbenzene via the Alkylation of Benzene and 1-Dodecene over Mesopore Beta Zeolites AIChE Journal, Volume 69, Issue 11, 01 August 2023, e18201.

[62] Y. Xue, X. Ma, X. Feng, S. Roberts, G. Zhu, Y. Huang, X. Fan, J.Fan, X. Chen,* Temperature derived purification of gold bipyramids and its application in colorimetric detection of tannic acidACS Applied Nano Materials, 2023, 6, 13, 11572–11580.

[61] F.S. Butt, A. Lewis, R. Riccardo, N.A. Mazlan,  T. Chen, N. Radacsi, E. Mangona, X. Fan, Y. Yang, S. Yang, Y. Huang,* Highly-Controlled Soft-Templating Synthesis of Hollow ZIF-8 Nanospheres for Selective CO2 Separation and Storage, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2023, 15, 26, 31740–31754. 

[60] L. Zhou, S. Wang, M. Zheng, J. Han,* R. Liu, A. Lewis, Y. Huang, J. Yun,* Efficient Mineralization of Organic Pollutants in Water by Catalytic Ozonation over Calcium Catalysts, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 145, April 2023, 104804.

[59] B. Liu,* F. Xiong, J. Zhang, M. Wang, Y. Huang, Y. Fang, J. Dong, Enhanced ortho-selective t–butylation of phenol over sulfonic acid functionalized mesopore MTW zeolitesChinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, available online 8 March 2023.

[58] X. Feng, Y. Xue, S. Gonca, K. Ji, M. Zhang, F. Garcia Garcia, Q. Li, Y. Huang, K. Kamenev, X. Chen,* Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for enhanced tumor penetration, Just accepted by Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 11, 2023, 3422-3433.

[57] F. Xiong, C. Ji, S. Gan, P. Liang, Y. Huang, J. Shang, B. Liu,* J. Dong, Tuning the mesoscopically structured ZSM-5 nanosheets for the alkylation between toluene and methanolAIChE Journal, Volume 69, Issue 6, 24 Jan 2023, e18054.

[56] M. Shao, D. Lopes, J. Lopes, S.Yousefiasl, A. Macário-Soares, D. Peixoto, I. Ferreira-Faria, F. Veiga, J. Conde, Y. Huang, X. Chen, A. Paiva-Santos, P. Makvandi, Exosome Membrane-Coated Nanosystems: Exploring Biomedical Applications in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy, Matter (Cell Press), Volume 6, Issue 3, 1 March 2023, Pages 761-799.

[55] Y. Huang, F. Xiong, Z. Zou, Y. Huang, Z. Zhao, B. Liu,* J. Dong, Fabrication of Beta Zeolite Nanocrystal Aggregates for Alkylation of Benzene and Cyclohexene, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2023, 62, 1, 190–198.

[54] A. Lewis, F Butt, X. Wei, N. Mazlan,  Z. Chen, Y. Yang, S. Yang,* N. Radacsi, X. Chen, Y. Huang,* Crystallization and phase selection of zeolitic imidazolate frameworks in aqueous cosolvent systems: The role and impacts of organic solventsResults in Engineering, 2023, 17, 100751.

[53] S.N. Nam, C.M. Park, M. Jang, Y. Huang, A. Son, Y. Yoon*, Review of boron nitride-based membranes in liquid purification/separation applicationsChemical Engineering Journal, Volume 453, 2023, 139740

[52] J. Chen, S. Zhang, M. Wang, Y. Huang, Z. Zhao, B. Liu,* J. Dong, Controllable synthesis of mesoporous KL zeolites via a simple one-step strategy, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2022, 346, 112312.

[51] A. Lewis, T. Chen, N. Mazlan, F Butt, X. Wei, N. Radacsi, X.F. Chen, Y. Yang, S. Yang,* Y. Huang,* Growth of Nanostructured Antibacterial Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Coatings on Porous Surfaces, ACS Applied Nano Materials, Publication Date: September 19, 2022. Cover Article!!

[50] B. Liu,* Z. Liao, C. Ding, F. Butt, Y. Huang, J. Dong, Efficient production of linear alkylbenzene by liquid-phase alkylation of benzene with 1-dodecene over MWW zeolites, Molecular Catalysis,  2022, 531, 112642.

[49] T. Chen, F.S. Butt, X.M. Wei, N. Malzlan, S.V. Alvarez, Y. Huang*, Designing energy-efficient separation membranes: knowledge from nature for a sustainable futureAdvanced Membranes, 2022, 2, 100031.  ​​Invited open access Article

[48] N. Mazlan, F Butt, A. Lewis, Y. Yang, S. Yang, Y. Huang,* The Growth of Metal-Organic Frameworks in the Presence of Graphene Oxide: A Mini Review, Membranes, 2022, 12(5), 501. ​Invited open access Article as a Featured Paper in Membrane Engineering and Applications

[47] F Butt, A. Lewis, T. Chen, N. Mazlan, X. Wei, J. Hayer, S.Chen, J. Han,* Y. Yang, S. Yang, Y. Huang,* Lithium Harvesting from the Most Abundant Primary and Secondary Sources: A Comparative Study on Conventional and Membrane Technologies (Invited Editor Review), Membranes,  2022, 12, 373. ​Invited open access Article!!

[46] A. Lewis, T. Chen, F Butt, X. Wei, N. Radacsi, X. Fan, Y. Huang,* Facile Fabrication of Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework Hollow Fibre Membranes via A Novel Scalable Continuous Fluid Circulation Process, Nanoscale,  2021, 13, 14644-14655. ​Front Cover Article!!

[45] J. Han, X. Zeng, K. Wang, Y. Huang,* Q. Meng, L. Zhou, Z. Li, R. Liu, C. Zhen, Research Progress and Prospect of Membrane Method in Seawater/Brine Extraction of Lithium, Acta Materiae Compositae Sinica, published online, 01/07/2021.

[44] D.S. Shade, W.P. Mounfield, Y. Huang, B. Marszalek, K.S. Walton, An Automated Multi-Component Gas Adsorption System (MC GAS), Review of Scientific Instruments,92, 054102, 2021.

[43] T. Chen, F.S. Butt, A. Lewis, N. Radacsi, A.J.C. Semiao, Y. Huang*, Ultra-Permeable Graphene Oxide Lamellar Membrane Intercalated by Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework, Chemical Engineering Journal, 419, 2021, 129507.

[42] B. Liu, J. Huang, Z. Liao, C. Zhu, Q. Chen, G. Sheng, Y. Zhu, Y. Huang, J. Dong, Integrating Pore Interconnectivity and Adaptability in a Single Crystal Hierarchical Zeolite for Liquid AlkylationAIChE Journal, e17177, 2021.

[41] Y. Huang,† Y. Jiao,† T. Chen,† Y. Gong,† S. Wang, Y. Liu, D.S. Sholl, K.S. Walton, Tuning the Wettability of Metal−Organic Frameworks via Defect Engineering for Efficient Oil/Water Separation, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2020, 12, 30, 34413–34422. (†equal contribution)

[40] T. Chen, A. Lewis, Z. Chen, X. Fan, N. Radacsi, A.J.C. Semiao, H. Wang, Y. Huang*, Smart ZIF-L mesh films with switchable superwettability synthesized via a rapid energy-saving processSeparation and Purification Technology, 240, 116647, 2020.

[39] B.M. Jun, S. Kim, J. Heo, C.M. Park, N. Her, M. Jang, Y. Huang, J. Han,  Y. Yoon, MXenes as New Materials for Energy  Storage/Delivery and Environmental Applications, Nano Research, 12, 471–487, 2019.

[38] H.G.T. Nguyen, L. Espinal, R.D. van Zee, M. Thommes, B. Toman, S.L. Hudson, E. Mangano, S. Brandani, D. Broom, K. Cychosz, P. Bertier, F. Yang, B. M. Krooss, R. Siegelman, J.R. Long, Y. Nakada, K. Nakai, A. Ebner, L. Erden, J. A. Ritter, A. Moran, O. Talu, Y. Huang, K.S. Walton, P. Billemont, G. de Weireld, Correction to: A reference high-pressure CO2 adsorption isotherm for ammonium ZSM-5 zeolite: results of an interlaboratory study, Adsorption, 24( 7), 1-1, 2018.

[37] H.G.T. Nguyen, L. Espinal, R.D. van Zee, M. Thommes, B. Toman, S.L. Hudson, E. Mangano, S. Brandani, D. Broom, K. Cychosz, P. Bertier, F. Yang, B. M. Krooss, R. Siegelman, J.R. Long, Y. Nakada, K. Nakai, A. Ebner, L. Erden, J. A. Ritter, A. Moran, O. Talu, Y. Huang, K.S. Walton, P. Billemont, G. de Weireld, A Reference High-Pressure CO2 Adsorption Isotherm For Ammonium ZSM-5 Zeolite: Results of An Interlaboratory Study, Adsorption, 24( 6), 531-539, 2018.

11 laboratories specialising in adsorption analysis were selected worldwide for this competition.

[36] M. Agrawal†, S. Bhattacharyya†, Y. Huang† (†Equal Contribution), K.C. Jayachandrababu†, C.R. Murdock, J. Bentley, A. Rivas-Cardona, M.M. Mertens, K.S. Walton, D.S. Sholl, S. Nair, Liquid Phase Multicomponent Separation of Xylene Mixtures by Flexible Mil-53 Adsorbents, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (1), 386–397 (2018).

Before joining the University of Edinburgh

[35] K.H. Chu, Y. Huang, M. Yu, J. Heo, J. Flora, A. Jang, M. Jang, C. Jung, C.M. Park, D.H. Kim, Y. Yoon, Evaluation of Graphene Oxide-Coated Ultrafiltration Membranes for Humic Acid Removal at Different pH And Conductivity Conditions, Separation and Purification Technology, 181, 139-147, 2017.

[34] K.H. Chu, Y. Huang, M. Yu, N. Her, J. Flora, C.M. Park, S. Kim, J. Cho, Y. Yoon Evaluation of Humic Acid and Tannic Acid Fouling in Graphene Oxide-coated Ultrafiltration Membranes. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, 22270–22279 (2016).

[33]# Z.N. Song,  M. Fathizadeh,  Y. Huang,  L. Wang,  W. Xu,  M. Yu, TiO2 Nanofiltration Membranes Prepared by Molecular Molecular Layer Deposition for Water Purification. Journal of Membrane Science, 510, 72–78 (2016). Highlighted by the HigBeam Research

[32] Z.W. Zong, X.H. Feng, Y. Huang, Z.N. Song, R.F. Zhou, S.J. Zhou, M.A. Carreon, M. Yu, S. G. Li, Highly Permeable N2/CH4 Separation SAPO-34 Membranes Synthesized by Diluted Gels and an Increased Crystallization Temperature. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 224, 36–42 (2015).

[31] Y. Huang, L. Wang, Z.N. Song, S.G. Li, M. Yu, Growth of High-Quality, Thickness-Reduced Zeolite Membranes towards N2/CH4 Separation Using High-Aspect-Ratio Seeds. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 127, 10993–10997 (2015). Featured as Back Cover Article. Highlighted by Nanowerk, Wiley-VCH Hot Topics, Angewandte Chemie

[30] Y. Huang, H. Li, L. Wang, Y.L. Qiao, C.B. Tang, C. Jung, Y.M. Yoon, S.G. Li, M. Yu, Ultrafiltration Membranes with Structure-Optimized Graphene Oxide Coatings for Anti-Fouling Oil/Water Separation. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2, 1400443–1400450 (2015). Highlighted by the Journal as Top 1 Most-Read Full Research Papers between 2014 and 2015, and Top 5 in 2016.

[29]# Z.N. Song, Y. Huang, W.W. Xu, L. Wang, Y. Bao, S.G. Li, M. Yu, Continuously Adjustable, Molecular-Sieving “Gate” on 5A Zeolite for Distinguishing Small Organic Molecules by Size. Scientific Reports (published by the Nature Publishing Group), 5, Article number: 13981 (2015).

[28] X.J. Zhang, L. Wang, S.Q. Chen, Y. Huang, Z.N. Song, M. Yu, Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction under Visible Light Using Ti3+-Doped TiO2 with Anatase-Rutile Phase Junction. Frontiers of Chemical Science & Engineering, 9, 349–358 (2015). Invited Paper, Dedicated to the 120th Anniversary of Tianjin University

[27] S. Li, Z. Zong, S.J. Zhou, Y. Huang, Z.N. Song, X. Feng, R. Zhou, H.S Meyer, M.A. Carreon, M. Yu, SAPO-34 Membranes for N2/CH4 Separation: Preparation, Characterization, Separation Performance and Economic Evaluation. Journal of Membrane Science, 487, 141–151 (2015). 

[26] J.J. Song, Y. Huang, S.W. Nam, M. Yu, J. Heo, N. Her, J.R.V. Flora, Y. Yoon, Ultrathin Graphene Oxide Membranes for the Removal of Humic Acid. Separation and Purification Technology, 144, 162–167 (2015).

[25]# Z.N. Song, Y. Huang, W.W. Xu, M. Yu, Composite 5A Zeolite with Ultrathin Porous TiO2 Coating for Selective Gas Adsorption. Chemical Communications, 51, 373–375 (2014).

[24]# H. Li, Y. Huang, Y.T. Mao, W.W. Xu, H. Ploehn, M. Yu, Tuning Underwater Oleophobicity of  Graphene Oxide Coatings via UV Irradiation. Chemical Communications, 50, 9849–9851 (2014).

[23] H. Li, Z.N. Song, X.J. Zhang, Y. Huang, S.G. Li, Y.T. Mao, H.J. Ploehn, Y. Bao, M. Yu, Ultrathin, Molecular-Sieving Graphene Oxide Membranes for Selective Hydrogen Separation. Science, 342, 95–98 (2013).

Highlighted by Science Daily, Nature World News, Chemistry World, Nanotechnology Now,, Desalination & Water Reuse, International Business Times,_connect, Design & Trend, Blue Tech Research, HNGN Headings & Global News, National Monitor, Water Technology, USC Times,, Planet Tech

[22]# P.A. Zapata, Y. Huang, M.A. Gonzalez-Borja, D.E. Resasco, Silylated Hydrophobic Zeolites with Enhanced Tolerance to Hot Liquid Water. Journal of Catalysis, 308, 82–97 (2013). Invited Paper for the 50th Anniversary Special Issue

[21] A. Ausavasukhi; Y. Huang, A.T. To, T. Sooknoi, D.E. Resasco, Hydrodeoxygenation of m-Cresol over Gallium-Modified Beta Zeolite Catalysts. Journal of Catalysis, 290, 90–100 (2012).

[20] D. Li, L. Qiu, K. Wang, Y. Zeng, D. Li, T. Williams, Y. Huang, M. Tsapatsis, H.T. Wang, Growth of Zeolite Crystals with Graphene Oxide Nanosheets. Chemical Communications, 48(16), 2249–2251 (2012).

[19] L. He, D. Li, D.H. Dong, J.Y. Yao, Y. Huang, H.T. Wang, Effects of Polymerization Conditions on the Properties of Poly(Furfuryl Alcohol) Composite Membranes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 124 (4), 3383–3391 (2012).

[18] Y. Huang, J.F. Yao, X.Y. Zhang, C.H. (Charlie) Kong, H.Y. Chen, D. X. Liu, M. Tsapatsis, M.R. Hill, A.J. Hill, H.T. Wang, Role of Ethanol in Sodalite Crystallization in an Ethanol-Na2O-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O System. CrystEngComm, 13, 4714–4722 (2011).

[17] D.H. Dong, Y.Z. Wu, X.Y. Zhang, J. F. Yao, Y. Huang, D. Li, C.Z. Li, H.T. Wang, Eggshell Membrane-Templated Synthesis of Highly Crystalline Perovskite Ceramics for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21(4) 1028–1032 (2011).

[16] Y. Huang, D.H. Dong, J.F. Yao, L. He, J. Ho, C.H. Kong, A. J. Hill, H.T. Wang, In Situ Crystallization of Macroporous Monoliths with Hollow NaP Zeolite Structure. Chemistry of Materials, 22, 5271–5278 (2010). Highlighted by Issues in Industrial, Applied, and Environmental Chemistry (2011)

[15] J.F. Yao, Y. Huang, H.T. Wang, Controlling Zeolite Structures and Morphologies Using Polymer Networks (Review paper). Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20, 9827–9831 (2010).

[14] Y. Huang, K. Wang, D.H. Dong, D. Li, M.R. Hill, A.J. Hill, H.T. Wang, Synthesis of Hierarchical Porous Zeolite NaY Particles with Controllable Particle Sizes. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 127, 167–175 (2010).

[13]   J. Ho, Y. Huang, K. Danquah, H.T. Wang, G.M. Forde, Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymer-Mesoporous Silica Composite Microspheres for DNA Prime-Protein Boost Vaccination. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 39, 412–420 (2010).

[12]   Y. Huang, J. Ho, Z. Wang, P. Nakashima, A.J. Hill, H.T. Wang, Mesoporous Carbon Confined Conversion of Silica Nanoparticles into Zeolite Nanocrystals. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 117, 490–496 (2009).

[11]   Y. Huang, A.J. Hill, H.T. Wang, Hydrothermal Synthesis of Multi-modal Porous FAU-type Zeolites with Tunable Particle Sizes. Engineers Australia, 928–938 (2009).

[10]   D.H. Dong, Y. Huang, X.Y. Zhang, L. He, C.Z. Li, H.T. Wang, Shape Forming of Ceramics with Controllable Microstructure by Drying-Free Colloidal Casting. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19, 7070–7074 (2009).

[9]   D. Li, Y. Huang, K.R. Ratinac, S.P. Ringer, H.T. Wang, Zeolite Crystallization in Crosslinked Chitosan Hydrogels:    Crystal Size Control and Chitosan Removal. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 116, 416–423 (2008).


Book Chapter

[8] J. Ho, M.K. Danquah, Y. Huang, S. Liu. The Role of Colloidal Delivery Systems in Genetic Therapeutics, pp 177–195, in M. Fanun Ed., Colloids in Biotechnology. USA. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group), 2010. Invited Book Chapter


PhD Thesis

[7] Y. Huang, Zeolite nanocrystals and hierarchical porous structures: synthesis, characterization and formation mechanism, Monash University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, 2011.


Conference Articles (Peer-Reviewed)          

[6]# D.E. Resasco, P. Zapata, Y. Huang, L. Zhang , Sylilated hydrophobic zeolites with enhanced tolerance to hot liquid water (Abstract Paper), 247th National Spring Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) (16 Mar 2014).

[5]# P. Zapata, J. Faria, Y. Huang, R. Jentoft, D.E. Resasco, Improved Thermal Stability of Silylated HY Zeolites Under Reaction Conditions in Water/Oil Emulsions, 23rd North American Catalysis Society Meeting (2013)

[4] B. Zhu, L. Zou, Y.S. Lin, A. Hill, H.T. Wang, Y. Huang, M.Duke, The Influence of Seawater Ions on the Structural Features of MFI, FAU and LTA Zeolites (paper), Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN), Published by IEEE Xplore Digital Library (2010).

[3]  Y. Huang,  A.J. Hill,  H.T. Wang,  Hydrothermal Synthesis of Multi-Modal Porous Faujasite Zeolites with Tunable Particle Sizes (paper). Engineering Our Future: Are We up to the Challenge? pp 928-938, 27-30 September 2009, Burswood Entertainment Complex.

[2]  Y. Huang,  A.J. Hill,  H.T. Wang,  Template-Free Synthesis of Porous  Zeolite  NaY  Particles with Hierarchical Nanostructures and Controllable Sizes (paper). AIChE Conference Proceedings (2009).

[1] Y. Huang, A.J. Hill, H.T. Wang, Synthesis of Size Distribution Controllable Zeolite Nanocrystals via a Novel Confined Space Strategy (paper). AIChE Conference Proceedings (2008).


Manuscripts to be submitted

[102] H. Zhang, X. Wei, R. Krishnamoorthi, A. Lewis, Z. Chen, N.A. Mazlan, X. Yao, N. Radacsi, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, Rooted growth of highly stable ZIF film on porous meshes for cyclic oil/water separation, to be submitted, 2024​​​

[101] S. Chen, N.A. Mazlan, F. Butt, Z. Chen, X. Wei, A. Lewis, N. Radacsi, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, Morphological Study of Lithium Content and Sintering Progress on LATP Synthesised by Sol-gel Method, to be submitted, 2024

[100] A. Lewis N.A. Mazlan, Z. Chen, P. Hazelton, N. Radacsia, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, Multifunctional interface assembly of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide films via ultrasonication atomization, to be submitted, 2024.​

[99] Z. Chen, X. Wei, S. Chen, Y. Xue, Z. Yue, S. Yang, Y. Huang,* Durable and Corrosion-Resistant Stainless-Steel Mesh with Superhydrophilic Properties for Effective Oil-Water Separation, to be submitted, 02024.

[98] Y. Gong,†, A. Lewis,† Fraz S. Butt,  Y. Jiao, J. Joshi, Y. Huang,* K.S. Walton,* Recrystallization of  UiO-66 Structure in Hot Liquid Water, to be submitted, 2024.

[97] Z. Salahuddin, F. Butt, R. Krishnamoorti, Y. Huang*, Two-dimensional (2D) polymer nanocomposites: A critical review with a focus on the benefits of using 2D materials as nanofillers, to be submitted, 2024.​

​​​[96] N.A. Mazlan, M. Duncan, A. Lewis, F.S. Butta, X. Wei, N. Radacsia, S. Yang, Y. Huang*, Rapid in Air Low Power UV-Light Induced Reduction of Graphene Oxide for Robust Water Remediation, to be submitted, 2024.

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