• Source: Scopus
  • Calculated based on no. of publications stored in Pure and citations from Scopus
19982021

Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Overview

Professor Lai's research interests mainly focus on synthesis, characterization, and applications of inorganic membranes with ordered porous structures, such as zeolites, mesoporous silica or carbon, metal-organic frameworks, etc. The aim of his research is to understand the membrane formation and separation mechanisms in order to develop novel synthesis strategies to fabricate high performance membrane systems. The applications of these membranes are targeted on gas separations, hydrocarbon mixture separations, membrane reactors, wastewater treatment, and recovery of industrial organic solvents. Lai is also interested in coupling of inorganic and polymeric materials to develop novel mixed matrix membranes. Another area of his interests is synthesis of porous materials into nanostructures such as core-shell nanostructure and study their potential applications such as drug deliveries and micro-membrane reactors.

Key Research Areas

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

2003

Award Date: Jan 1 2003

M.S., Tsinghua University

1998

Award Date: Jan 1 1998

B.E., Tsinghua University

1995

Award Date: Jan 1 1995

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics where Zhiping Lai is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • 6 Similar Profiles

Network

Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.