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Computational Study of Nanoporous Materials for Energy- and Environment-related Applications
Nanoporous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have drawn considerable attention for their potential in energy- and environment-related applications. To facilitate their development, computational studies can play an important role in identifying promising structures and achieving molecular-level understandings. In this presentation, I will first give an overview of our research and briefly introduce computational methods used in my group. A few selected projects for computational studies of materials will be then discussed. Specifically, I will discuss our recent efforts on investigating MOFs for water harvesting. Through employing state-of-the-art molecular simulations to study approximately thousands of MOFs, our results identify promising candidates as well as shed light on the structure-property relationships. The limitations of several geometric and energetic features, which have been traditionally used and are inexpensive to compute, to probe water adsorption behaviors of porous materials will also be discussed in this talk. I will then briefly discuss about our recent studies using molecular dynamics on nanoporous membranes for alcohol/water separation and water desalination. Finally, I will introduce our recent developments on surface area determination of nanoporous materials.
2010 – 2014 Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California–Berkeley, USA
2006 – 2007 M.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2002 – 2006 B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2021 Aug. – Present Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2021 Aug. – Present Adjunct Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA
2016 – 2021 Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The Ohio State University, USA
2016 Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
2015 Assistant Professor, Process and Energy, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Li-Chiang Lin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University (NTU). He also holds an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Ohio State University (OSU). He was formerly an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology, followed by an appointment as an Assistant Professor and the inaugural holder of the Umit S. Ozkan Professorship at OSU. He received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California-Berkeley and conducted postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Materials Science and Engineering. His research of interest lies in the computational materials field; he applies and develops computational methods to study porous materials for their potential in energy-related applications such as gas separation and liquid filtration. To date, he has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles with a total Google Scholar citation of ~6,000 and an h-index of 36. He has received several awards, such as the 2022 LCY Outstanding Research Award for Young Professors, 2021 Yushan Young Scholar Award in Taiwan, I&EC Research 2021 Class of Influential Researchers – The Americas, 2021 AIChE Futures, 2020 Lumley Research Award from the College of Engineering at OSU, and the 2019 Triennial Award for Excellence in Publications from the International Adsorption Society (IAS). He is also included in the World’s Top 2% of Scientists List by Elsevier in three consecutive years (2020-2022). Besides, he received the highest teaching honor from OSU – 2021 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.