Yichang Pan

Research Scientist


Research Interest

Dr. Yichang Pan is specialized in metal-organic frameworks (MOF) nanoparticles and membranes. His current work is focused on the size and shape controllable synthesis of MOF particles and use these particles for preparing membrane with the aim of separation of hydrocarbon mixtures.

Selected Publications

  • Y. C. Pan, Y. Y. Liu, G. F. Zeng, L. Zhao, Z. P. Lai. Rapid synthesis of zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) nanocrystals in aqueous system. Chem. Commun. 201147, 2071.
  • Y. C. Pan, Z. P. Lai. Sharp separation of C2/C3 hydrocarbon mixtures by zeolitic imidazolate framework-8 (ZIF-8) membranes. Chem. Commun. 201147, 10275.
  • Y. C. Pan, D. Heryadi, F. Zhou, L. Zhao, G. Lestari, H. B. Su, Z. P. Lai. Synthesis of dispersed metal-organic framework crystals with controllable size and shape in aqueous systems. CrystEngComm. 2011, 13, 6937.
  • Y. Y. Liu, G. F. Zeng, Y. C. Pan, Z. P. Lai, Synthesis of highly c-oriented ZIF-69 membranes by secondary growth and their gas permeation properties. J. Membrane Sci. 2011, 379, 46.
  • Y. C. Pan, T. Li, G. Lestari, Z. P. Lai. Effective separation of propylene/propane binary mixtures by ZIF-8 membranes. J. Membrane Sci. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2011.11.024.


  • 2005.9-2010.7 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, P.R. China.
  • 2001.9-2005.7 B.S. Biochemical Engineering, Huaiyin institute of technology, P.R. China. 

KAUST Affiliations

Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center

Research Interests Keywords

Gas/Water Purification Microfluidics Nanomaterials Catalysis