Zhi Lin

Principal Researcher

Short CV

 
Zhi Lin is an investigator of Research Center for Ceramics and Composites at University of Aveiro since 2003. He received the B.Sc. degree in physics from Nanjing University (1982) and the M.Eng. degree in materials from Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1985). He obtained the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Aveiro in 1998. Between 1998 and 2002, he worked as post-doctoral research. Since 1994, he has begun to study new crystalline microporous materials. He was familiar with hydrothermal synthesis and characterization, especially via solid state nuclear magnetic resonance and X-ray crystallography, of microporous silicates with stoichiometric amount of Ti, Zr, Sn and Hf. Recently he worked on applications of these new materials, especially as membranes and ion exchangers. He is reviewer of Journal of the American Chemical Society; Inorganic Chemistry; Journal of Physical Chemistry; Chemistry Letters; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; AIChE Journal; Solid State Science; Journal of Hazardous Materials; Microporous and Mesoporous Materials; Materials Letters.

Scientific Interests

1> synthesis and structural characterization of novel microporous framework materials; 
2> hydrothermal synthesis of nanocrystal, membranes and films of microporous materials;
3> Mesoporous materials;
4> applications of the obtained materials. 

Present Research Group

Present
PhD:  Jonathan Simonace Cardoso 

Previous
PhD:  Simão Cardoso

Post-Doc:  Stanislav Ferdov;  Chunfang Zhou;  Zhengying Wu, Xiaowei Li, Rupam Sen, Dasarath Mal

Master:   Andreia Machado, Rita Craveiro, Bruno Figueiredo, Cristiano Ramos, Sebastiao Costa

Main present collaborators

Jesús Santamaría, Joaquín Coronas, Carlos Téllez and Reyes Mallada (University of Zaragoza, Spain) 
YiNing Huang (University of Western Ontario, Canada) 
JinXiang Dong (Taiyuan University of Technology, China) 
Stanislav Ferdov (University of Minho)
João Rocha, Luís Carlos, Anabela Valente, Filipe Paz, Rute Sá Ferreira (University of Aveiro)

 

Present projects

Selected Publications

Projects

Controlling the length scale through "Chimie Douce": from inorganic functional materials to organic-inorganic hybrids (POCTI/CTM/46780/2002)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Functional Inorganic Materials Chimie Douce Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Luminescence

Developing Novel Microporous Powder and Membranes (PTDC/CTM/73643/2006)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Membrane Microporous New structure preparation

Development of a Fixed Site Carrier Ceramic Ultramicroporous Membrane and Catalytic Membrane Reactor for Olefins Separation/Purification (POCI/EQU/59344/2004)

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Olefin separation Catalytic membrane reactor Facilitated transport Ceramic ultramicroporous membranes

Development of a Fixed Site Carrier Ceramic Ultramicroporous Membrane Reactor for the Selective Separation and Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide to Carbon Dioxide (POCI/EQU/59345/2004)

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
CO separation/removal Catalytic membrane reactor Facilitated transport Ceramic ultramicroporous membranas

Immobilized photosensitizers as new materials in water treatment (POCI/CTM/58183/2004)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Photosensitizers Silica based material Immobilization Microorganisms inactivation

Nanostructured Photoluminescent rare-earth nanotubes and microporous silicates (PTDC/CTM/73243/2006)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Nanotubes Microporous Rare Earth Photoluminescence

Síntese de Peneiros Moleculares com Volume Grande do Poro e suas Propriedades como Armazenadores de Hidrogénio (Transnational cooperation Portugal-China - 2010-2012)

CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Synthesis and characterization of new microporous niobium silicate and titanosilicate membranes and their application to the separation of hydrogen-containing mixtures (PTDC/EQU-EQU/100476/2008)

PartnerFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Hydrogen Separation Membranes Titanosilicates Niobium silicates

Use of Membrane Reactors in the Water-Gas Shift Reaction (PTDC/EQU-ERQ/66045/2006)

Local CoordinatorFundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Membrane reactor Water gas shift reaction Polymeric and inorganic membranes Reactor configuration

Publications

Effect of pH on cadmium (II) removal from aqueous solution using titanosilicate ETS-4

Barreira, LD; Lito, PF; Antunes, BM; Otero, M; Lin, Z; Rocha, J; Pereira, E; Duarte, AC; Silva, CM
2009, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL, 155, 3, 728-735.

Priority pollutants (Hg2+ and Cd2+) removal from water by ETS-4 titanosilicate

Otero, M; Lopes, CB; Coimbra, J; Ferreira, TR; Silva, CM; Lin, Z; Rocha, J; Pereira, E; Duarte, AC
2009, DESALINATION, 249, 2, 742-747.

Preparation of stable MCM-48 tubular membranes

Pedernera, M; de la Iglesia, O; Mallada, R; Lin, Z; Rocha, J; Coronas, J; Santamaria, J
2009, JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE, 326, 1, 137-144.

Optical properties and local structure of Eu3+-doped synthetic analogue of the microporous titanosilicate mineral sitinakite

Ferdov, S; Ferreira, RAS; Lin, Z
2008, JOURNAL OF LUMINESCENCE, 128, 7, 1108-1112.

Hydrothermal synthesis, structural, and spectroscopic studies of vanadium substituted ETS-4

Ferdov, S; Lin, Z; Ferreira, RAS; Correia, MR
2008, MICROPOROUS AND MESOPOROUS MATERIALS, 110, 2-3, 436-441.

Hydrothermal Synthesis, Crystal Structure, and Magnetic Properties of a New Inorganic Vanadium(III) Phosphate with a Chain Structure

Ferdov, S; Reis, MS; Lin, Z; Ferreira, RAS
2008, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 47, 21, 10062-10066.

Syntheses of mesoporous and microporous materials via 2-methylpentamethylenediamine

Ferdov, S; Lin, Z; Ferreira, RAS
2008, CHEMISTRY LETTERS, 37, 1, 100-101.

The influence of ethylene glycol on the preparation of K(2)SnSi(3)O(9)center dot H(2)O

Lin, Z
2008, ZEOLITES AND RELATED MATERIALS: TRENDS, TARGETS AND CHALLENGES, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL FEZA CONFERENCE, 174, 301-304.
ISBN: 978-0-444-53297-8

(91)Zr and (25)Mg solid-state NMR characterization of the local environments of the metal centers in microporous materials

Zhu, JF; Lin, Z; Yan, ZM; Huang, YN
2008, CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS, 461, 4-6, 260-265.

Photoluminescence of Eu3+-doped nanosized microporous titanosilicate - A structural analogue of the mineral pharmacosiderite

Ferdov, S; Ferreira, RAS; Lin, Z
2008, JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS, 451, 1-2, 125-127.

Patents

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