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Our Mission

  • To develop know-how technologies for synthesis of high-performance membranes out of ordered porous materials, such as zeolites, mesoporous silica, metal-organic frameworks, etc.
  • To understand the membrane separation mechanisms by modern characterization and computation tools.
  • To design novel membrane modules for applications in gas separations, hydrocarbon separations, wastewater treatments, reconvery of industrial organic solvents, mebrane reactors and chemical sensors.
Current openings
Several positions are available within our group for researchers who have strong research background in the following areas:
  • synthesis of metal organic frameworks (MOF), zeolitic imidazolate frameworks (ZIF), organic porous materials (OPM) etc.
  • fabrication of hollow fiber membranes.
  • simulation of transport in porous media.
Competitive packages will be offered based on the level of background. For interested applicants please send the following documentation to Prof. Zhiping Lai at email:
  • a cover letter
  • CV with a complete list of publications, and 
  • contact information of three references