ChemistryWestern Science

Yining Huang

Yining Huang

Contact Information

Title: Professor and Chair
Office: Rm 120 ChB,
Lab: Rm 0250 MSA, Phone (Office): ext 83122

Inorganic Teaching Division

Materials: Design, Function and Characterization

Nanoporous Materials, Application of Solid-State NMR and Vibrational and Spectroscopy to Inorganic Framework Materials

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B.Sc., M.Sc., Peking University; Ph.D., McGill University; NSERC PDF, University of British Columbia


Our research is directed towards the investigations of various porous materials including zeolites, AlPO4 based molecular sieves, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and mesoporous materials as well as pillared lamellar solids, layered metal phosphates and transition metal dichalcogenides. These materials have many current and potential applications in industry as ion exchangers, molecular sieves, catalysts, sensors, ceramics, semiconductors and energy storage materials. Current efforts emphasize vibrational and, in particular, solid-state NMR spectroscopy.

Research Projects

  1. Crystallization of microporous materials under hydrothermal, dry gel conversion and ionothermal conditions.
  2. Characterization of inorganic framework materials containing quadrupolar nuclei at ultrahigh magnetic fields.
  3. Host-guest interactions in porous materials
  4. Tuning the properties of porous materials (MOFs and zeolites) by high external pressures (in collaboration with Professor Y. Song).
  5. Solvothermal synthesis of mesoporous non-oxide semiconductors (in collaboration with Professor J. F. Corrigan).

During the course of the projects students will be trained both in materials synthesis and in the theory and practice of a whole range of characterization techniques for materials science.


Selected Publications