Huang Research Group 2019
Research Theme-Dr Yi Huang (5)
The King's Buildings
The Old Medical School
School of Engineering
University of Edinburgh Noreen and K

Welcome to the Huang Functional & Smart Materials Research Group 

Nanostructure Engineering of Nanoporous Materials for

Energy-Efficient Separation and Catalysis

Our Research Laboratory is housed in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, UK. We aim to develop innovative methodologies for functional porous materials fabrication based on a thorough understanding of their nanostructures and growth mechanisms. We use advanced fabrication techniques and nanotechnologies to investigate and engineer their nanostructures, compositions and surface properties to address challenging issues in many industrial processes. More specifically, our team specialises in the synthesis and functionalization of porous 2D & 3D materials (e.g., zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, graphene-based materials, MXenes) for energy-efficient membrane separation, advanced gas storage, carbon capture and water desalination and purification. Our research is strengthened by substantial industrial interactions.

Dr Yi (Harvey) Huang

Assistant Professor/Lecturer

Chemical Engineering

School of Engineering
Institute for Materials & Processes
The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh EH9 3FB, UK


Tel: +44 (0)131-650-7793

Jun 15, 2021

We are working with Michael Chen's team to develop an industrial project (~£0.4m) on anti-cancer nanomedicines for safe, fast and effective cancer treatment. This project is under contract with one of our industrial partners. Congratulations!


Feb 22, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Huang Laboratory has been successful in winning a ~£1.2 million Pound Sterling funding support from an industrial partner on the research and commercialization of smart membranes for liquid separations. Congratulations!


Aug 22, 2019

Ms Nurul Ain Binti Mazlan has been awarded Excellent Student Scholarships (Sponsored by Malaysia). She will join us on 1st Oct. Many Congratulations!