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Exploration of porous metal-organic frameworks for gas separation and purification

Monday, 2018, June 25 - 10:00
School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Nanjing Normal University
Banglin Chen

Prof. Banglin Chen graduated from the Department of Chemistry at Zhejiang University in 1985. He graduated with a master's degree in inorganic chemistry in 1988 and a Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore in 2000. He is currently the Dean's Distinguished Chair Professor and a UTSA Academy Member of Distinguished Researchers in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prof. Chen has been engaged in the fundamental and applied basic research of the synthesis and performance of MOF materials and their applications in hydrogen and natural gas storage, gas identification and separation, environmental sensing detection, and identification and detection of active biomolecules. He is one of the researchers who started this research earlier. He published more than 260 papers in Science, Nat. Energy, Nat. Commun., Chem. Rev., Chem. Soc. Rev., Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Top academic journals such as Adv. Mater., Energy Environ. Sci., and applied for 16 patents (one patent transferred). His papers were influential and cited more than 35,000 times. As for the conferences he attended, he was invited to do reports for more than 10 times. In 2009, he got the National Science Fund For Distinguished Young Scholar. In 2011, Prof. Chen was ranked as one of the top 100 chemists over the past decade based on citation impact factor. In 2012, he was selected in the national “ Thousand People Plan” (short-term) and was employed by Zhejiang University. In 2014, he was employed as a distinguished adjunct professor at King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia), and he won the Year of Innovator at the University of Texas in 2016. In 2017, he was elected as the Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow, Microsoft President's Endowed Professor and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. Prof. Chen is a member of the editorial boards of Chinese Chemical Letters, Materials Today Chemistry, Chemistry Select and Frontiers-Energy Research and a specially-invited editor of Crystal Growth & Design and ChemPlusChem. He was also appointed as one of review experts of United States Natural Science Foundation, Department of Defense and Department of Energy.