Prof. Weishen YANG
Telephone: 041184379073
Mobile phone:  13940964905
Address:  457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian
Postcode:  116023

Research Areas

Heterogeneous Catalysis; Inorganic Membrane; Membrane Reactor


1986.9 - 1990.3 PhD, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

1989.1 - 1989.12 Visiting Scholar, College of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, UK

1983.9 - 1986.7 MS, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

1979.9 - 1983.7 BS, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China


Work Experience

​1995 - present Full Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

2001.1 - 2001.12 Visiting Scholar, College of Chemical Engineering, University of Southern California, LA, USA

1999.3 - 1999.5 Visiting Scholar, Fraunhofer Institue of Interfacial Enginerring and Biotechnology, Stuttgart, Germany

1993 - 1995 Associate Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

1990 - 1993 Assistant Professor, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China

Teaching Experience

Honors & Distinctions

2015  Excellent Supervisor Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences

2015  2nd Prize in China's State Nature Science Award

2014  1st Prize in Guangdong Province's Science and Technology Award

2006  1st Prize in Liaoning Province's Nature Science Award


Prof. Yang has published >280 referred journal papers (SCI citations >9000; H-index 49) in Science, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., JACS, Nano Lett., AIChE J., J. Membr. Sci.…, 2 books, 4 book chapters and ~60 patents on catalysis (e.g., catalytic conversion of C1-C4 alkanes), inorganic membrane separation (e.g., zeolite membrane, MOF membrane, Pd membrane, and mixed-conducting membrane), and catalysis in membrane reactor. 


50 Selected Publications in Recent Years:

1. Peng, Y; Li, YS; Ban, YJ; Jin, H; Jiao, WM; Liu, XL; Yang, WS; Metal-organic framework nanosheets as building blocks for molecular sieving membranesScience, 346(6215)(2014)1356-1359

2. Li, WP; Zhu, XF; Chen, SG; Yang, WS; Integration of Nine Steps into One Membrane Reactor To Produce SynthesisGases for Ammonia and Liquid FuelAngew. Chem. Int. Ed.55(30)(2016)8566-8570

3. Ban, YJ; Li, ZJ; Li, YS; Peng, Y; Jin, H; Jiao, WM; Guo, A; Wang, P; Yang, QY; Zhong, CL; Yang, WS; Confinement of Ionic Liquids in Nanocages: Tailoring the Molecular Sieving Properties of ZIF-8 for Membrane-Based COCaptureAngew. Chem. Int. Ed.54(51)(2015)15483-15487

4. Yu, TW; Chu, WL; Cai, R; Liu, YC; Yang, WS; InSitu Electrochemical Synthesis of Oriented and Defect-Free AEL Molecular-Sieve Films Using Ionic LiquidsAngew. Chem. Int. Ed.54(44)(2015)13032-13035

5. Liu, Y; Zhu, XF; Li, MR; Liu, HY; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Stabilization of Low-Temperature Degradation in Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conducting Perovskite Oxygen Permeation MembranesAngew. Chem. Int. Ed.52(11)(2013)3232-3236

6. Liu, XL; Li, YS; Zhu, GQ; Ban, YJ; Xu, LY; Yang, WS; An Organophilic Pervaporation Membrane Derived from Metal-Organic Framework Nanoparticles for Efficient Recovery of Bio-AlcoholsAngew. Chem. Int. Ed.50(45)(2011)10636-10639

7. Liu, Y;Li, YS;Yang, WS; Fabrication of Highly b-Oriented MFI Film with Molecular Sieving Properties by Controlled In-Plane Secondary GrowthJ. Am. Chem. Soc.132(6)(2010)1768-+

8. Yuan, WH; Lin, YS; Yang, WS; Molecular sieving MFI-type zeolite membranes for pervaporation separation of xylene isomersJ. Am. Chem. Soc.126(15)(2004)4776-4777

9. Liu, Y; Zhu, XF; Li, MR; O'Hayre, RP; Yang, WS; Nanoparticles at Grain Boundaries Inhibit the Phase Transformation of Perovskite MembraneNano Lett., 15(11)(2015)7678-7683

10. Li, WP; Cao, ZW; Cai, LL; Zhang, LX; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; H2S-tolerant oxygen-permeable ceramic membrane for hydrogen separation with performance comparable to palladium-based membranesEnergy Environ. Sci., DOI: 10.1039/C6EE02967A, 2016

11. Li, WP; Cao ZW; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; High-rate hydrogen separation using an MIEC oxygen permeable membrane reactorAIChE J., DOI: 10.1002/aic.15502, First published: 27 September 2016

12. Liu, Y; Zhu, Y; Li, MR; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; Oxygen Transport Kinetics of MIEC Membranes Coated with Different CatalystsAIChE J., 62(8)(2016)2803-2812

13. Liu, Y; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; Degradation Mechanism Analysis of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-Membranes at Intermediate-Low Temperatures, AIChE J., 61(11)(2015) 3879-3888

14. Zhu, XF; Liu, HY; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Permeation model and experimental investigation of mixed conducting membranesAIChE J., 58(6)(2012)1744-1754

15. He, YF; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; The Role of A-Site Ion Nonstoichiometry in the Oxygen Absorption Properties of Sr1+xCo0.8Fe0.2OOxidesAIChE J., 57(1)(2011) 87-95

16. He, YF; Zhu, XF; Li, QM; Yang, WS; Perovskite Oxide Absorbents for Oxygen SeparationAIChE J., (55)(12)(2009) 3125-3133

17. Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; Composite membrane based on ionic conductor and mixed conductor for oxygen permeationAIChE J., 54(3)(2008)665-672

18. Zhu, WL; Han, W; Xiong, GX; Yang, WS; Performance study of heptane reforming in the dense ceramic membrane reactorsAIChE J., 54(1)(2008) 242-248

19. Jin, H; Liu, XL; Ban, YJ; Peng, Y; Jiao, WM; Wang, P; Guo, A; Li, YS; Yang, WS; Conversion of xylose into furfural in a MOF-based mixed matrix membrane reactorChem. Eng. J., 305(2016)12-18

20. Jin, H; Li, YS; Liu, XL; Ban, YJ; Peng, Y; Jiao, WM; Yang, WS; Recovery of HMF from aqueous solution by zeolitic imidazolate frameworksChem. Eng. Sci., 124(2015)170-178

21. Jiao WM; Ban YJ; Shi, ZX; Jiang, XS; Li, YS; Yang, WS; High performance carbon molecular sieving membranes derived from pyrolysis of metal–organic framework ZIF-108 doped polyimide matricesChem. Commun., DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07833H, First published online : 01 Nov 2016

22. Zhu, KY; Li, MR; Li, XN; Zhu, XF; Wang, JH; Yang, WS; Enhancement of oxygen evolution performance through synergetic action between NiFe metal core and NiFeOx shellChem. Commun., 52(79)(2016)11803-11806

23. Liu, XL; Li, YS; Ban, YJ; Peng, Y; Jin, H; Bux, H; Xu, LY; Caro, J; Yang, WS; Improvement of hydrothermal stability of zeolitic imidazolate frameworksChem. Commun., 49(80)(2013)9140-9142

24. Liu, Y; Li, YS; Cai, R; Yang, WS; Suppression of twins in b-oriented MFI molecular sieve films under microwave irradiationChem. Commun., 48(54)(2012)6782-6784

25. Zhu, XF; Liu, HY; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Novel dual-phase membranes for COcapture via an oxyfuel routeChem. Commun., 48(2)(2012) 251-253

26. Liu, HY; Zhu, XF; Cheng, MJ; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Novel Mn1.5Co1.5Ospinel cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cellsChem. Commun., 47(8)(2011)2378-2380

27. Ji, BF; Wang, JB; Chu, WL; Yang, WS; Lia, LW; Acrylic acid and electric power cogeneration in an SOFC reactorChem. Commun., 15(2009)2038-2040

28. Zhang, HZ;Yang, WS; Highly efficient electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactionChem. Commun., 41(2007)4215-4217

29. Zhu, XF; Wang, HH; Yang, WS; Novel cobalt-free oxygen permeable membraneChem. Commun.,, 9(2004)1130-1131

30. Wang, HH; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; High selectivity of oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane to ethylene in an oxygen permeable membrane reactorChem. Commun., 14(2002)1468-1469

31. Cai, LL; Li, WP; Cao, ZW; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; Improving oxygen permeation of MIEC membrane reactor by enhancing the electronic conductivity under intermediate-low oxygen partial pressuresJ. Membr. Sci., 520(2016)607-615

32. Jin, H; Wollbrink, A; Yao, R; Li, YS; Caro, J; Yang, WS; A novel CAU-10-H MOF membrane for hydrogen separation under hydrothermal conditionsJ. Membr. Sci., 513(2016)40-46

33. Liu, Y; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; Stability of sulfate doped SrCoO3-delta MIEC membraneJ. Membr. Sci., 501(2016)53-59

34. Liu, Y; Zhu, XF; Li, MR; Li, WP; Yang, WS; Degradation and stabilization of perovskite membranes containing silicon impurity at low temperatureJ. Membr. Sci., 492(2015)173-180

35. Li, HB; Zhu, XF; Liu, Y; Wang, WP; Yang, WS; Comparative investigation of dual-phase membranes containing cobalt and iron-based mixed conducting perovskite for oxygen permeationJ. Membr. Sci., 462(2014)170-177

36. Liu, XL; Jin, H; Li, YS; Bux, H; Hu, ZY; Ban, YJ; Yang, WS; Metal-organic framework ZIF-8 nanocomposite membrane for efficient recovery of furfural via pervaporation and vapor permeationJ. Membr. Sci., 428(2013)498-506

37. Zhu, XF; Li, MR; Liu, HY; Zhang, TY; Cong, Y, Yang, WS; Design and experimental investigation of oxide ceramic dual-phase membranesJ. Membr. Sci., 394(2012)120-130

38. Liu, XL; Li, YS; Liu, Y; Zhu, GQ; Liu, J; Yang, WS; Capillary supported ultrathin homogeneous silicalite-poly(dimethylsiloxane) nanocomposite membrane for bio-butanol recoveryJ. Membr. Sci., 369(2011) 228-232

39. Li, QM; Zhu, XF; He, YF; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Effects of sintering temperature on properties of dual-phase oxygen permeable membranesJ. Membr. Sci., 367(2011)134-140

40. Zhu, XF; Li, QM; He, YF; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Oxygen permeation and partial oxidation of methane in dual-phase membrane reactorsJ. Membr. Sci., 360(2010)454-460

41. Zhu, XF; Sun, SM; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Operation of perovskite membrane under vacuum and elevated pressures for high-purity oxygen productionJ. Membr. Sci., 345(2009)47-52

42. Zhu, GQ; Li, YS; Zhou, H; Liu, J; Yang, WS; Microwave synthesis of high performance FAU-type zeolite membranes: Optimization,characterization and pervaporation dehydration of alcoholsJ. Membr. Sci., 337(2009)47-54

43. Li, QM; Zhu, XF; Yang, WS; Single-step fabrication of asymmetric dual-phase composite membranes for oxygen separationJ. Membr. Sci., 325(2008)11-15

44. Zhu, XF; Sun, SM; He, YF; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; New concept on air separationJ. Membr. Sci., 323(2008)221-224

45. Li, YS; Yang, WS; Microwave synthesis of zeolite membranes: A reviewJ. Membr. Sci., 316(2008)3-17

46. Zhang, XL; Xiong, GX; Yang, WS; A modified electroless plating technique for thin dense palladium composite membranes with enhanced stabilityJ. Membr. Sci., 314(2008)226-237

47. Zhu, XF; Wang, HH; Yang, WS; Relationship between homogeneity and oxygen permeability of composite membranesJ. Membr. Sci., 309(2008)120-127

48. Li, YS; Zhou, H; Zhu, GQ; Liu, J; Yang, WS; Hydrothermal stability of LTA zeolite membranes in pervaporationJ. Membr. Sci., 297(2007)10-15

49. Chen, HL; Li, YS; Yang, WS; Preparation of silicalite-1 membrane by solution-filling method and its alcohol extraction propertiesJ. Membr. Sci., 296(2007)122-130

50. Zhu, XF; Cong, Y; Yang, WS; Oxygen permeability and structural stability of BaCe0.15Fe0.85O3-delta membranesJ. Membr. Sci., 283(2006)38-44 


Research Interests



In recent years, Prof. Yang was invited twice to give plenary lecture on International Conference on Inorganic Membrane held in the Netherlands 2012, and USA 2016. In 2016, he also served as co-chairmen of 7th International Zeolite Membrane Meeting held in Dalian, China.





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