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

PhD:  Jonathan Simonace Cardoso 

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

Ongoing Supervisions


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


Nanomagnet-photosensitizer hybrid materials for the degradation of 17 beta-estradiol in batch and flow modes

Fernandez, L; Borzecka, W; Lin, Z; Schneider, RJ; Huvaere, K; Esteves, VI; Cunha, A; Tome, JPC
2017, DYES AND PIGMENTS, 142, 535-543.
ISBN: 1873-3743

Four new zinc(II) diphosphonates obtained via an ionothermal route: crystal structures and phase transformation behaviour

Zhang, L; Li, SY; Liu, L; Dong, JX; Lin, Z
2017, CRYSTENGCOMM, 19, 18, 2500-2508.

Experimental measurement and modeling of ion exchange equilibrium and kinetics of cadmium(II) solutions over microporous stannosilicate AV-6

Cardoso, SP; Azenha, IS; Lin, Z; Portugal, I; Rodrigues, AE; Silva, CM

Photoluminescent porous and layered lanthanide silicates: A review

Figueiredo, BR; Valente, AA; Lin, Z; Silva, CM

Visible-Light Excited Luminescent Thermometer Based on Single Lanthanide Organic Frameworks

Li, L; Zhu, YL; Zhou, XH; Brites, CDS; Ananias, D; Lin, Z; Paz, FAA; Rocha, J; Huang, W; Carlos, LD
2016, ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS, 26, 47, 8677-8684.

Single Crystal to Single Crystal (SC-to-SC) Transformation from a Nonporous to Porous Metal-Organic Framework and Its Application Potential in Gas Adsorption and Suzuki Coupling Reaction through Postmodification

Sen, R; Saha, D; Koner, S; Brandao, P; Lin, Z
2015, CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL, 21, 15, 5962-5971.

Alkenes oligomerization with resin catalysts

Antunes, BM; Rodrigues, AE; Lin, Z; Portugal, I; Silva, CM

pH-Tuned Modulation of 1D Chain to 3D Metal-Organic Framework: Synthesis, Structure and Their Useful Application in the Heterogeneous Claisen-Schmidt Reaction

Sen, R; Saha, D; Koner, S; Mal, D; Brandao, P; Lin, Z
2015, CHEMPLUSCHEM, 80, 3, 591-598.

Guest-induced reversible structural transitions and concomitant on/off luminescence switching of an Eu(III) metal-organic framework and its application in detecting picric acid

Li, A; Li, L; Lin, Z; Song, L; Wang, ZH; Chen, Q; Yang, T; Zhou, XH; Xiao, HP; Yin, XJ
2015, NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 39, 3, 2289-2295.

A new insight on nanomagnet-porphyrin hybrids for photodynamic inactivation of microorganisms

Alves, E; Rodrigues, JMM; Faustino, MAF; Neves, MGPMS; Cavaleiro, JAS; Lin, Z; Cunha, A; Nadais, MH; Tome, JPC; Almeida, A
2014, DYES AND PIGMENTS, 110, 80-88.


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