Yanfang Fan

College of Chemical Engineering and Environment


Associate Professor

Chemical Engineering and Technology


Research Areas

  • New Energy Chemical Engineering

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  • The goal of our research group is development of advanced materials and processes for clean energy and sustainable chemical processes. In particular, my research relates to fundamental and applied aspects of membrane-based gas separations. Research interests: mixed matrix membranes, MOFs, carbon molecular sieves.


  1. Fan, Y#*, Li C., Zhang X., Su X.Y., Ye H.M., Li N.W. *, Tröger 's base mixed matrix membranes for gas separation incorporating NH2-MIL-53(Al) nanocrystals. Journal of Membrane Science, 2019. 573, 359-369.

  2. Fan, Y.#*, Rezaei, F., Yang, X., Mixed  alkanolamine-polyethylenimine functionalized silica for CO2 capture. Energy Technology. 2019. 7,253-262.

  3. Fan, Y.#, Labreche, Y., Lively, R.P., Rezaei, F., Koros, W.J.*, Jones, C.W.*, Dynamic CO2 adsorption performance of internally cooled silica supported polyethylenimine hollow fiber sorbents. AIChE Journal. 2014, 60, 3878-3887.

  4. Fan, Y.#, Zhang, M.Q., Moore, R.B., Cornelius, C.J.*, Structure, physical Properties, and molecule transport within a pentablock copolymer. Journal of Membrane Science. 2014, 464, 179-187.

  5. Fan, Y.#, Cornelius, C. J.*, Lee, H.-S., McGrath, J. E., Zhang, M.; Moore, R., Staiger, C. L, The effect of block length upon structure, physical properties, and transport within a series of sulfonated poly(arylene ether sulfone)s. Journal of Membrane Science. 2013, 430, 106-112.


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