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Name: Zhigang HU

Title: Associate Professor


Tel: 021-54740302


Email: zhigang.hu@sjtu.edu.cn


Platform: Center of Hydrogen Science


Biographical Information

Professional Appointments:

2021.11-Present, Associate Professor, Center of Hydrogen Science, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

2020.03-2021.10, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Brunel University London

2017.07-2020.02, Research Associate, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

2016.06-2017.06, Research Fellow, National University of Singapore


2012.07-2016.05, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Separation processes), National University of Singapore, Singapore.

2009.09-2012.03,  M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics (Drug delivery), Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P.R. China.

2005.09-2009.06, B.Eng. in Polymer Materials and Engineering (Surface patterning), Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China.

Research Interests

Carbon Capture and Utilization, Hydrogen-Ammonia Energy Conversion

- CO2 Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

- Hydrogen-Ammonia Energy Conversion

Selected Publications

1.   Zhigang Hu,* Yuxiang Wang, and Dan Zhao,* The Chemistry and Applications of Hafnium and Cerium (IV) Metal-Organic Frameworks, Chemical Society Reviews, 2021, 50, 4629-4683. IF=54.6

2.   Zhigang Hu,* Tanay Kundu, Yuxiang Wang, Yao Sun, Kaiyang Zeng, and Dan Zhao,* Modulated Hydrothermal Synthesis of Highly Stable MOF-808(Hf) for Methane Storage, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2020, 8, 17042–17053. IF=8.2

3.   Zhigang Hu*, Yuxiang Wang, Bhuvan B. Shah, and Dan Zhao,* CO2 Capture in Metal-Organic Frameworks: An Engineering Perspective, Advanced Sustainable Systems, 2019, 3, 1800080. (Inside Front Cover, ESI Highly Cited Paper). IF=6.3

4.   Zhigang Hu, Yuxiang Wang, Shamsuzzaman Farooq, and Dan Zhao,* A Highly Stable Metal-Organic Framework with Optimum Aperture Size for CO2 Capture, AIChE Journal, 2017, 63, 4103-4114. (Session's Best Paper at 2016 AIChE Meeting, Top Downloaded Article 2017-2018) IF=4.0

5.   Zhigang Hu, Ezwan Mahmoud Mahdi, Yongwu Peng, Yuhong Qian, Bin Zhang, Ning Yan, Daqiang Yuan, Jin-Chong Tan, and Dan Zhao,* Kinetically controlled synthesis of two-dimensional Zr/Hf metal–organic framework nanosheets via a modulated hydrothermal approach, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2017, 5, 8954-8963. (Inside Back Cover) IF=12.7

Research Projects

Zhigang received his PhD degree in chemical engineering (sustainable materials and separation processes) from National University of Singapore with Prof. Dan Zhao, focusing on developing green and sustainable solution-processing methods for synthesizing MOFs and derived materials for CO2 capture, hydrocarbon separation and biomass conversion. From July 2017, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Trinity College of University of Cambridge, with Prof. Laura Torrente-Murciano focusing on developing heterogeneous ammonia decomposition catalysts and membrane reactors for proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) applications, and with Prof. Andrea Carlo Ferrari focusing on advanced electrochemical processing for the large-scale synthesis of single-layer/few-layer graphene, transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and MOF related materials and composites. From March 2020, he worked as a Lecturer (Tenured Assistant Professor) and led a research group on sustainable and green processing of porous materials for clean energy applications at Brunel University London. From November 2021, he works as an Associate Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at the Centre of Hydrogen Science, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His main research interests include advanced porous adsorbent materials, adsorptive & membrane separation, carbon capture and conversion, hydrogen energy, ammonia energy, process integration, and electrochemical nanofabrication.

Honors & Awards

2018 Postdoctoral Membership of Trinity College Cambridge

2017 Outstanding Postgraduate Researcher Award, AIChE Singapore Section

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