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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology




Ph.D. University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

M.Sc. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA

B.Sc. Nankai Univeristy, Tianjin, China



Key publications: 
  1. S. Y. Zhang,  S. Jensen, K. Tan, L. Wojtas, M. Roveto, J. Cure, T. Thonhauser, Y. J. Chabal, M. J. Zaworotko, “Modulation of Water Vapor Sorption by a Fourth-Generation Metal–Organic Material with a Rigid Framework and Self-Switching Pores” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140, 12545.
  2. S. Y. Zhang., C.-X. Yang, W. Shi, X.-P. Yan, P. Cheng, L. Wojtas, M. J. Zaworotko, "A Chiral Metal-Organic Material that Enables Enantiomeric Identification and Purification", Chem, 2017, 3, 281.
  3. S. Y. Zhang., D. Li, D. Guo, H. Zhang, W. Shi, P. Cheng, L. Wojtas, M. J. Zaworotko, "Synthesis of a Chiral Form of MOF-5, by Chiral Induction", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 15406.
  4. S. Y. Zhang, L. Wojtas, M. J. Zaworotko, “Structural Insight into Guest Binding Sites in a Porous Homo-chiral Metal-Organic Material”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 12045.
  5. S. Y. Zhang, W. Shi, P. Cheng, M. J. Zaworotko, “A Mixed Crystal Lanthanide Zeolite-like Metal-Organic Framework as a Fluorescent Indicator for Lysophosphatidic Acid, a Cancer Biomarker”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 12203.
  6. S. Y. Zhang, X Zhang, H Li, Z Niu, W Shi, P Cheng, “Dual-Functionalized Metal–Organic Frameworks Constructed from Hexatopic Ligand for Selective CO2 Adsorption”, Inorg. Chem., 2015, 54, 2310.
  7. S. Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang, M. J. Zaworokto,  "Topology, Chirality and Interpenetration in Coordination Polymers", Chem. Comm., 2013, 49, 9700.
  8. S. Y. Zhang, W. Shi, J. G. Ma, Y. Q. Zhang, Z. J. Zhang, P. Cheng, "Hydrothermal synthesis of an ortho-metallated Co(III) complex anchored by a carboxylate group with a selective oxidation catalytic property", Dalton Trans., 2013, 42, 4313.
  9. S. Y. Zhang, Z. J. Zhang, W. Shi, B. Zhao, P. Cheng, D. Z. Liao, S. P. Yan,  "Structural evolution and magnetic properties of CoII coordination polymers varied from 1D to 3D constructed by 1, 4-bis (1, 2, 4-triazol-1-ylmethyl) benzene", Dalton Trans., 2012, 40, 7993.
  10. S. Y. Zhang, W. Shi, Y. Lan, N. Xu, X. Q. Zhao, A. K. Powell, B. Zhao, P. Cheng, D. Z. Liao, S. P. Yan, "Observation of slow relaxation of the magnetization and hysteresis loop in an antiferromagnetic ordered phase of a 2D framework based on CoII magnetic chains", Chem. Comm., 2011, 47, 2859.
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 ShiYuan  Zhang

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porous media
drug delivery
Chemical Sensing
Chemical Imaging
material characterisation