Phone: 13871464406

Email: wangyan@hust.edu.cn

Academic Areas: Membrane Separation

Yan Wang is Professor in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Her research direction includes the development of high-performance separation membranes and membrane processes for water purification, liquid separation and wastewater treatment, via forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, pervaporation, microfiltration and nanofiltration, as well as the integration and industrial scale-up of separation processes. At present, she is the Subject Editor of Chemical Engineering Research and Design and the editorial board member of Membrane Science and Technology. She also served as the executive councilor of the first China Membrane Society and Hubei Intellectual Association, the Youth Expert Committee member of Chemical process Enhancement Committee of Chinese Chemical Industry Society, the 7th Council member and the Youth Expert Committee member of China Society for desalination and water reuse. She has an author of 4 English book chapters and more than 70 academic SCI journal papers, applied for 33 international and domestic patents (17 granted), and delivered more than 50 talks in universities, international and domestic conferences (including more than 20 invited talks).

Academic Degrees


PhD in Chemistry, National University of Singapore


MSc in Chemistry, National University of Singapore


BE in Polymer Material, Hefei University of Technology

Professional Experience


Professor, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, HUST


Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore


Chemical Engineer, Sea To Sky Innovations (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.


Department of Chemistry, Chaohu Normal College (Chaohu, Anhui, P.R. China)

Courses Taught

1.Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering (for undergraduate student)

2.Modern Analytical Chemistry (for undergraduate student)

3.Experiment of Chemical Engineering Principle (for undergraduate student)

4.Modern Chemical Separation Technology (for graduated student)

Awards and Honors


"Outstanding Young Scientist" of the first Chinese membrane science


“Huanghe Talents Plan”, Wuhan City


“Wuhan City partner”, Wuhan City


“Distinguished Professor in Hubei Province”, Hubei Province


"The 1000 Talents Plan for Young Talents"


PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research, World Future Foundation, Singapore

Selected Projects Funded

1.National Science Foundation of China (21306058, 21878117)

2.National Key Research and Development Program of China (2020YFB1709300)

3.Free Exploring Fundamental Research Project from Shenzhen Research Council, China (JCYJ20160408173516757)

4.Industrial grants

Selected Publications

[1]Xi Yu, Tengyang Zhu, Sheng Xu, Xuan Zhang, Ming Yi, Shu Xiong, Shutong Liu, Liang Shen, Yan Wang*, Second interfacial polymerization of thin-film composite hollow fibers with amine-CDs for pervaporation dehydration, AICHE J. 2021, 67(5) e17144

[2]Liang Shen, Ming Yi, Susilo Japip, Lian Tian, Cher Hon Lau*, Yan Wang*, Breaking through permeability-selectivity trade-off of thin-film composite membranes assisted with crown ethers, AICHE J. 2021, e17173 doi.org/10.1002/aic.17173.

[3]Chun Ding, Xuan Zhang, Shu Xiong, Liang Shen, Boyang Liu, Yan Wang*, Organophosphonate draw solution for produced water treatment with effectively mitigated membrane fouling via forward osmosis, Journal of Membrane Science, 2020, 593, 117429.

[4]Chao Han, Xuan Zhang, Chun Ding, Shu Xiong, Xi Yu, Yan Wang*, Improved performance of thin-film composite membrane supported by aligned nanofibers substrate with slit-shape pores for forward osmosis, Journal of Membrane Science, 612, 15 October 2020, 118447

[5]Ming Yi, Cher Hon Lau, Shu Xiong, Wenjie Wei, Rong Zhen Liao, Liang Shen, Ang Lu, Yan Wang*, Zwitterion-Ag complexes that simultaneously enhance biofouling resistance and silver binding capability of thin film composite membranes, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 15698−15708.

[6]Shu Xiong, Sheng Xu, Anny Phommachanh, Ming Yi, Yan Wang*, Versatile surface modification of TFC membrane by layer-by-layer assembly of phytic acid-metal complexes for comprehensively enhanced FO performance, Environmental Science & Technology, 2019, 53, 3331−3341.

[7]Xiaoxu Zhao, Hao Zhang, Sheng Xu, Yan Wang*, ZIF-8 membrane synthesized via covalent-assisted seeding on polyimide substrate for pervaporation dehydration, AICHE Journal, 2019, 65 (8), e16620, DOI: 10.1002/aic.16620.

[8]Qingwu Long, Liang Shen, Rongbiao Chen, Jiaqi Huang, Shu Xiong, Yan Wang*, Synthesis and application of organic phosphonate salts as draw solutes in forward osmosis for oil-water separation, Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50 (21), 12022–12029.

[9]Hao Zhang, Yan Wang*, Poly(vinyl alcohol)/ZIF-8-NH2 mixed matrix membranes for ethanol dehydration via pervaporation, AICHE Journal, 2016, 62 (5), 1728–1739.

[10]Qingwu Long, Yan Wang*, Novel carboxyethyl amine sodium salts as draw solutes with superior forward osmosis performance, AICHE Journal, 2016, 62 (4), 1126-1235.

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