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Xueyi Zhang

John J. and Jean M. Brennan Clean Energy Early Career Assistant Professor of CHE


  • Chemical Engineering

214 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building


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Research Areas:

Energy and Environment; Interfaces and Surfaces; Separations and Transport

Interest Areas:

catalysis, separation, porous materials, molecular sieves




  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2008
  • Ph D, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2013


Journal Articles

  • Xinyang Yin, Shuo Tang, Qiang Yong, Xueyi Zhang and Jeffrey M Catchmark, 2021, "Oriented 2D metal organic framework coating on bacterial cellulose for nitrobenzene removal from water by filtration", Separation and Purification Technology, 276, pp. 119366
  • Xinyang Yin and Xueyi Zhang, 2020, "Hierarchical metal–organic frameworks constructed from intergrowth for the adsorption of light hydrocarbons", Materials Chemistry Frontier, 4, pp. 3057
  • Ning Yi, Li Yang, Jia Zhu, Zheng Cheng, Xinyang Yin, Xueyi Zhang, Hongli Zhou and Huanyu Cheng, 2020, "Novel gas sensing platform based on a stretchable laser-induced graphene pattern with self-heating capabilities", Journal of Materials Chemistry A
  • Jie Zha, Xinyang Yin, Jacob R Baltzegar and Xueyi Zhang, 2019, "Coordinatively unsaturated metal sites-promoted selective adsorption of organic molecules on supported metal-organic framework nanosheets", Langmuir, 35, pp. 12908
  • Jay Thakkar, Blaine Wissler, Nicholas Dudenas, Xinyang Yin, Madeline Vailhe, John Bricker and Xueyi Zhang, 2019, "Recovery of Critical Rare Earth Elements using ETS-10 titanosilicate", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, (25), pp. 11121-11126
  • Jay Thakkar, Xinyang Yin and Xueyi Zhang, 2018, "Ethylene Oligomerization to Select Oligomers on Ni-ETS-10", ChemCatChem, 10, (19), pp. 4234-4237
  • Xueyi Zhang, Jay Thakkar and Jie Zha, 2017, "Structure Determination of Molecular Sieve Nanoparticles with Electron Microscopy and Powder X-Ray Diffraction", Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23, (S1), pp. 1800--1801
  • Prashant Kumar, Limin Ren, Qiang Guo, Xueyi Zhang, Michael Tsapatsis and K Andre Mkhoyan, 2016, "Atomic Structure of Self-Pillared, Single-Unit-Cell Sn-MFI Zeolite Nanosheets", Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22, (S3), pp. 1616–1617
  • Bahman Elyassi, Yasser Al Wahedi, Nafiseh Rajabbeigi, Prashant Kumar, Jong Seok Jeong, Xueyi Zhang, Parveen Kumar, Veerappan V Balasubramanian, Marios S Katsiotis, K Andre Mkhoyan and others, 2014, "A high-performance adsorbent for hydrogen sulfide removal", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 190, pp. 152–155
  • Dongxia Liu, Xueyi Zhang, Aditya Bhan and Michael Tsapatsis, 2014, "Activity and selectivity differences of external Brønsted acid sites of single-unit-cell thick and conventional MFI and MWW zeolites", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 200, pp. 287–290
  • Bahman Elyassi, Xueyi Zhang and Michael Tsapatsis, 2014, "Long-term steam stability of MWW structure zeolites (MCM-22 and ITQ-1)", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 193, pp. 134–144
  • Dandan Xu, Garrett R Swindlehurst, Haohan Wu, David H Olson, Xueyi Zhang and Michael Tsapatsis, 2014, "On the Synthesis and Adsorption Properties of Single-Unit-Cell Hierarchical Zeolites Made by Rotational Intergrowths", Advanced Functional Materials, 24, (2), pp. 201–208
  • Dandan Xu, Garrett R Swindlehurst, Haohan Wu, David H Olson, Xueyi Zhang and Michael Tsapatsis, 2014, "Zeolites: On the Synthesis and Adsorption Properties of Single-Unit-Cell Hierarchical Zeolites Made by Rotational Intergrowths (Adv. Funct. Mater. 2/2014)", Advanced Functional Materials, 24, (2), pp. 200–200
  • Huiyong Chen, Pyung-Soo Lee, Xueyi Zhang and Dan Lu, 2013, "Structure replication and growth development of three-dimensionally ordered mesoporous-imprinted zeolites during confined growth", Journal of Materials Research, 28, (10), pp. 1356–1364
  • Wun-gwi Kim, Xueyi Zhang, Jong Suk Lee, Michael Tsapatsis and Sankar Nair, 2012, "Epitaxially Grown Layered MFI–Bulk MFI Hybrid Zeolitic Materials", ACS nano, 6, (11), pp. 9978–9988
  • Jared A Stoeger, Miguel Palomino, Kumar Varoon Agrawal, Xueyi Zhang, Georgios N Karanikolos, Susana Valencia, Avelino Corma and Michael Tsapatsis, 2012, "Oriented CoSAPO-5 Membranes by Microwave-Enhanced Growth on TiO2-Coated Porous Alumina", Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51, (10), pp. 2470–2473
  • Won Cheol Yoo, Xueyi Zhang, Michael Tsapatsis and Andreas Stein, 2012, "Synthesis of mesoporous ZSM-5 zeolites through desilication and re-assembly processes", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 149, (1), pp. 147–157
  • Xueyi Zhang, Dongxia Liu, Dandan Xu, Shunsuke Asahina, Katie A Cychosz, Kumar Varoon Agrawal, Yasser Al Wahedi, Aditya Bhan, Saleh Al Hashimi, Osamu Terasaki and others, 2012, "Synthesis of Self-Pillared Zeolite Nanosheets by Repetitive Branching", Science, 336, (6089), pp. 1684–1687
  • Kumar Varoon, Xueyi Zhang, Bahman Elyassi, Damien D Brewer, Melissa Gettel, Sandeep Kumar, J Alex Lee, Sudeep Maheshwari, Anudha Mittal, Chun-Yi Sung and others, 2011, "Dispersible Exfoliated Zeolite Nanosheets and Their Application as a Selective Membrane", Science, 334, (6052), pp. 72–75
  • Huiyong Chen, James Wydra, Xueyi Zhang, Pyung-Soo Lee, Zhuopeng Wang, Wei Fan and Michael Tsapatsis, 2011, "Hydrothermal synthesis of zeolites with three-dimensionally ordered mesoporous-imprinted structure", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, (32), pp. 12390–12393
  • Xueyi Zhang and Michael Tsapatsis, 2011, "Mesoporous silica nanoparticles from a clear sol and their transformation to lamellar silicalite-1 particles and films", Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 138, (1), pp. 239–242
  • Yi Huang, Jianfeng Yao, Xueyi Zhang, Chunhua Charlie Kong, Huiyong Chen, Dongxia Liu, Michael Tsapatsis, Matthew R Hill, Anita J Hill and Huanting Wang, 2011, "Role of ethanol in sodalite crystallization in an ethanol–Na 2 O–Al 2 O 3–SiO 2–H 2 O system", CrystEngComm, 13, (14), pp. 4714–4722
  • Pyung-Soo Lee, Xueyi Zhang, Jared A Stoeger, Abdulla Malek, Wei Fan, Sandeep Kumar, Won Cheol Yoo, Saleh Al Hashimi, R Lee Penn, Andreas Stein and others, 2010, "Sub-40 nm zeolite suspensions via disassembly of three-dimensionally ordered mesoporous-imprinted silicalite-1", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, (3), pp. 493–502
  • Wancheng Zhu, Xueyi Zhang, Lan Xiang and Shenlin Zhu, 2009, "Hydrothermal Formation of the Head-to-Head Coalesced Szaibelyite MgBO 2 (OH) Nanowires", Nanoscale research letters, 4, (7), pp. 724–731
  • Wancheng Zhu, Lan Xiang, Qiang Zhang, Xueyi Zhang, Ling Hu and Shenlin Zhu, 2008, "Morphology preservation and crystallinity improvement in the thermal conversion of the hydrothermal synthesized MgBO2 (OH) nanowhiskers to Mg2B2O5 nanowhiskers", Journal of Crystal Growth, 310, (18), pp. 4262–4267
  • Akshay Korde, Byunghyun Min, Elina Kapaca, Omar Knio, Iman Nezam, Ziyuan Wang, Johannes Leisen, Xinyang Yin, Xueyi Zhang, David Sholl, Xiaodong Zou, Tom Willhammar, Christopher Jones and Sankar Nair, , "Single-Walled Zeolitic Nanotubes", Science

Research Projects

  • August 2017 - May 2019, "Designing Polymer/2D MOF Composite Membranes with Enhanced CO2 Transport for CO2/N2 Separation," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania State University).

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