Yuzhong Zhang


Yuzhong Zhang

PhD, Professor, Tianjin Polytechnic University

Tel., (86) 22-83955806

Email, zhangyz2004cn@vip.163.com



Prof. Zhang received his B.S. degree from Hebei University in 1984 and PhD degree from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry in 1987. He has been studying on membrane materials and separation processes in Tianjin Polytechnic University for decades. In 2002, he did research on ultrafiltration in Twente University as a visiting scholar. He was rated as the first level candidate for National Talents Project and the first level candidate for the “131” Talent Project in Tianjin. He is one of the experts obtaining Special Government Allowances of the State Council for his outstanding research in membrane technology.


Research direction and academic achievements

Research direction:

(1)New membrane material and functional membranes: material modification and molecular design, membranes for adsorption, affinity and molecular recognition; graphene membranes and patterned membranes.

(2) New membrane processes and their applications: membrane adsorption process, bioseparation, cleaner production such as desulfuration, large scale production of PES and PVDF hollow fiber membranes, wastewater treatment, wastewater reuse.


Academic awards

During recent years, prof. Zhang has been undertaking and leading nearly10 research projects, including supported by the National Key Research Project, National Natural Science Foundation, the Research Fund for the DoctoralProgram of Higher Education and the Tianjin Municipal Natural Science Foundation.Over 100 papers have been published in domestic and foreign journals, e.g. J. Membrane Science, Desalination, etc. Five monographs on membranes have been published.He received more than 10 national or provincial scientific research achievement including one state-level new product, one national ‘95’ excellent achievement. He won threeNational Technology Advancement Award(1995, Tianjin Technology Advancement Award/1998Environmental Protection Technology Advancement Award/1997,national Environmental Protection Technology Advancement Award)


Representative paper

(1)Lankun Ma, Lilan Huang, Yuzhong Zhang*, Lizhi Zhao, Qingping Xin, Hui Ye, Hong Li, Hemocompatible poly(lactic acid) membranes prepared by immobilizing carboxylated graphene oxide via mussel-inspired method for hemodialysisRSC advances, 2018, 8, 153-161.

(2)Lilan Huang, Hui Ye*, Tengfei Yu, Xiangyu Zhang, Yuzhong Zhang*, Lizhi Zhao,Qingping Xin, Shaofei Wang, Xiaoli Ding, Hong Li, Similarly sized protein separation of charge-selectiveethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer membrane by graftingdimethylaminoethyl methacrylate. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2018, 135, 46374.

(3)Ligang Lin, Hui Sun, Kaiyu Zhang, Yonghui Zhong, Qi Cheng, Xihui Bian,Qingping Xin, Bowen Cheng, Xianshe Feng, Yuzhong ZhangNovel affinity membranes with macrocyclic spacer arms synthesizedvia click chemistry for lysozyme bindingJournal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 327, 97-107.

(4)Shaofei Wang, Yu Xie, Guangwei He, Qingping Xin, Jinhui Zhang, Leixin Yang, Yifan Li, Hong Wu, Yuzhong Zhang, Michael D. Guiver* and Zhongyi Jiang*Graphene Oxide Membranes with Heterogeneous Nanodomains for Efficient CO2 SeparationsAngewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 14246-14251.

(5)Hui Ye, Lilan Huang, Wenrui Li, YuZhong Zhang*, Lizhi Zhao, Qingping Xin, Shaofei Wang, Ligang Lin, Xiaoli Ding, Protein adsorption and desorption behavior of a pH-responsive membrane based on ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer. RSC advances, 2017721398.

(6)Chenglin Wu*, Lizhi Zhao*, Yuzhong Zhang, pH-Responsive nanofiltration membranes based on porphyrin supramolecular self-assembly by layer by-layer technique. RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 47397-47406.

(7)Ligang Lin, Hui Suna, Kaiyu Zhanga, Yonghui Zhonga, Qi Chenga, Xihui Biana, Qingping Xin, Bowen Cheng, Xianshe Feng, Yuzhong Zhang, Novel affinity membranes with macrocyclic spacer arms synthesized via click chemistry for lysozyme binding, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2017, 327, 97-107.

(8)Xiaoli Ding*, Zhiguang Liu, Mingming Hua, Te Kang, Xu Li, Yuzhong Zhang*, Poly(ethylene glycol) crosslinked sulfonated polysulfone composite membranes for forward osmosis. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2017, 531,129-137.

(9)Xiaoli Ding*, Zhiguang Liu, Xu Li, Hongyong Zhao, Mingming Hua, Yuzhong Zhang*, Synthesis and performance of a novel nanofiltration membrane with a crosslinked sulfonated polysulfone separation layer. Desalination and Water Treatment, 2016, 57, 25960-25971.

(10)Qingping Xin, Yuan Zhang, Tingcheng Huo, Hui Ye, Xiaoli Ding, Ligang LinYuzhong Zhang*,Hong Wu*, Zhongyi Jiang, Mixed matrix membranes fabricated by a facile in situ biomimetic mineralization approach for efficient CO2 separation. Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 508, 84-93.

(11)Qingping Xin, Yuan Zhang, Yue Shi, Hui Ye, Ligang Lin, Xiaoli Ding, Yuzhong Zhang*, Hong Wu*, Zhongyi Jiang, Turning the performance of CO2 separation membranes by incorporating multifunctional modified silica microspheres into polymer matrix. Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 514, 73-85.

(12)Lizhi Zhao, Rui Qu, Ang Li, Rujiang Ma and Linqi Shi*, Cooperative self-assembly of porphyrins with polymers possessing bioactive functions. Chemical Communications, 2016, 52, 13543-13555.

(13)Hongyong Zhao*, Qian Xie, Xiaoli Ding*, Jiangming Chen, Mingming Hua, Xiaoyao Tan, Yuzhong Zhang, High performance post-modified polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM-1) membranes based on multivalent metal ions for gas separation, Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 514: 305-312.

(14)Manman Liu, Lizhi Zhao*, Sensen Li, Hui Ye, Huiqin An, Yuzhong Zhang*, pH-responsive ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer membrane based on porphyrin supramolecular self-assembly. RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 10704-10712.

(15)Lizhi Zhao*, Min LiManman LiuYuecong ZhangChenglin WuYuzhong Zhang*, Porphyrin-functionalized porous polysulfone membrane towards an optical sensor membrane for sorption and detection of cadmium(II)Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2016, 301233-241.