Yanan Liu

Yanan Liu

Email: Yanan.liu@ucl.ac.uk

Education

PhD Chemical  Engineering and Technology,  Tianjin  University,   (2013-2019)

B.S. Chemical Engineering and Technology (Fine Chemicals), Dalian university of technology, (2009-2013)

Research

Yanan obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering and Technology, Professor Zhongyi Jiang's group, at Tianjin University (Tianjin, China) on bioinspired membranes and membrane processes for water treatment. She fabricated high performance membrane with high flux and excellent antifouling properties.

She joined the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering from July, 2019. Her projects focus on functionalized membrane materials with high selectivity, high permeability and excellent anti-fouling for bio-separation and water purification.

Publication:

 

  1. Khan N, Yuan J, Wu H, Cao L, Zhang R, Liu Y et al. Mixed Nanosheet Membranes Assembled from Chemically Grafted Graphene Oxide and Covalent Organic Frameworks for Ultra-high Water Flux. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2019;11(32):28978-28986.
  2. Wang F, He M, Gao K, Su Y, Zhang R, Liu Y et al. Constructing membrane surface with synergistic passive antifouling and active antibacterial strategies through organic-inorganic composite modifier. Journal of Membrane Science. 2019;576:150-160.
  3. Bi, R, Zhang, R, Shen J, Liu, Y, He, M, You, X, Su, Y, Jiang, Z. Graphene Quantum Dots Engineered Nanofiltration Membrane for Ultrafast Molecular Separation . Journal of Membrane Science, 2019, 572, 504-511.
  4. He M, Zhang R, Zhang K, Liu Y, Su Y, Jiang Z. Reduced graphene oxide aerogel membranes fabricated through hydrogen bond mediation for highly efficient oil/water separation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2019;7(18):11468-11477.
  5. He, M.; Su, Y.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, S.; Jiang, Z. In-situ construction of antifouling separation layer via a reaction enhanced surface segregation method. Chemical Engineering Science 2018, 190, 89-97.
  6.  Zhang, R.; He, M.; Gao, D.; Liu, Y.; Wu, M.; Jiao, Z.; Su, Y.; Jiang, Z., Polyphenol-assisted in-situ assembly for antifouling thin-film composite nanofiltration membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 2018, 566, 258-267.
  7. Cao, J.; Su, Y.; Liu, Y.; Guan, J.; He, M.; Zhang, R.; Jiang, Z, Self-assembled MOF membranes with underwater superoleophobicity for oil/water separation, Journal of Membrane Science, 2018, 566, 268-277.
  8.  Liu Y, Su Y, Guan J, Cao J, Zhang R, He M et al. Asymmetric Aerogel Membranes with Ultrafast Water Permeation for the Separation of Oil-in-Water Emulsion. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2018;10(31):26546-26554.
  9. Hu, X, Han, J, XU, L, Qian, S, Guo, T,Wu, S, Liu, Y, Jiang, Z, Effect of Surfactants in Aqueous Solutions on Oil-Resisting Performance of Membrane Surfaces with Charges by Atomic Force Microscopy, Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering, 2018, 1, 9-15.
  10. He, M.; Zhang, S.; Su, Y.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Jiang, Z. Manipulating membrane surface porosity and pore size by in-situ assembly of Pluronic F127 and tannin. Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 556, 285-292.
  11. Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; He, M.; Wu, M.; Jiao, Z.; Su, Y.; Jiang, Z.; Zhang, P.; Cao, X. Mussel-inspired construction of organic-inorganic interfacial nanochannels for ion/organic molecule selective permeation. Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 555, 337-347.
  12. Zhao, X.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; He, M.; Su, Y.; Gao, C.; Jiang, Z. Antifouling membrane surface construction: Chemistry plays a critical role. Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 551, 145-171.
  13. Liu, Y.; Su, Y.; Guan, J.; Cao, J.; Zhang, R.; He, M.; Gao, K.; Zhou, L.; Jiang, Z. 2D Heterostructure Membranes with Sunlight-Driven Self-Cleaning Ability for Highly Efficient Oil-Water Separation. Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 28, 1706545.
  14. Gao, K.; Su, Y.; Zhou, L.; He, M.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Jiang, Z. Creation of active-passive integrated mechanisms on membrane surfaces for superior antifouling and antibacterial properties. Journal of Membrane Science 2018, 548, 621-631.
  15. Liu, Y.; Su, Y.; Cao, J.; Guan, J.; Zhang, R.; He, M.; Fan, L.; Zhang, Q.; Jiang, Z. Antifouling, high-flux oil/water separation carbon nanotube membranes by polymer-mediated surface charging and hydrophilization. Journal of Membrane Science 2017, 542, 254-263.
  16. Han, J.; Xu, L.; Qian, S.; Hu, X.; Guo, T.; Wu, S.; Liu, Y.; Jiang, Z. Two types of oil modified tips as force sensors to detect adhesion forces between oil and membrane surfaces in fluid. Sensors and Actuators a-Physical 2017, 267, 127-134. 
  17. He, M.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Fan, L.; Zhang, Q.; Su, Y.; Jiang, Z. Achieving persistent high-flux membranes via kinetic and thermodynamic synergistic manipulation of surface segregation process. Journal of Membrane Science 2017, 540, 333-343.
  18. Zhang, Q.; Fan, L.; Yang, Z.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; He, M.; Su, Y.; Jiang, Z. Loose nanofiltration membrane for dye/salt separation through interfacial polymerization with in-situ generated TiO2 nanoparticles. Applied Surface Science  2017, 410, 494-504.
  19. Liu, Y.; Su, Y.; Cao, J.; Guan, J.; Xu, L.; Zhang, R.; He, M.; Zhang, Q.; Fan, L.; Jiang, Z. Synergy of the mechanical, antifouling and permeation properties of a carbon nanotube nanohybrid membrane for efficient oil/water separation. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 7508-7518.
  20. Fan, L.; Zhang, Q.; Yang, Z.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; He, M.; Jiang, Z.; Su, Y. Improving Permeation and Antifouling Performance of Polyamide Nanofiltration Membranes through the Incorporation of Arginine. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2017, 9, 13577-13586.
  21. He, M.; Fan, X.; Yang, Z.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Fan, L.; Zhang, Q.; Su, Y.; Jiang, Z. Antifouling high-flux membranes via surface segregation and phase separation controlled by the synergy of hydrophobic and hydrogen bond interactions. Journal of Membrane Science 2016, 520, 814-822. 
  22. Ma, T.; Su, Y.; Li, Y.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; He, M.; Li, Y.; Dong, N.; Wu, H.; Jiang, Z. Fabrication of electro-neutral nanofiltration membranes at neutral pH with antifouling surface via interfacial polymerization from a novel zwitterionic amine monomer. Journal of Membrane Science 2016, 503, 101-109.
  23. Zhao, X.; Su, Y.; Liu, Y.; Lip, Y.; Jiang, Z. Free-Standing Graphene Oxide-Palygorskite Nanohybrid Membrane for Oil/Water Separation. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8, 8247-8256.
  24. Fan, X.; Su, Y.; Zhao, X.; Li, Y.; Zhang, R.; Ma, T.; Liu, Y.; Jiang, Z. Manipulating the segregation behavior of polyethylene glycol by hydrogen bonding interaction to endow ultrafiltration membranes with enhanced antifouling performance. Journal of Membrane Science 2016, 499, 56-64.
  25. Liu, Y.; Su, Y.; Zhao, X.; Zhang, R.; Ma, T.; He, M.; Jiang, Z. Enhanced membrane antifouling and separation performance by manipulating phase separation and surface segregation behaviors through incorporating versatile modifier. Journal of Membrane Science 2016, 499, 406-417. 
  26. Zhang, R.; Su, Y.; Zhou, L.; Zhou, T.; Zhao, X.; Li, Y.; Liu, Y.; Jiang, Z. Manipulating the multifunctionalities of polydopamine to prepare high-flux anti-biofouling composite nanofiltration membranes. Rsc Advances 2016, 6, 32863-32873.
  27. Zhang, R.; Li, Y.; Su, Y.; Zhao, X.; Liu, Y.; Fan, X.; Ma, T.; Jiang, Z. Engineering amphiphilic nanofiltration membrane surfaces with a multi-defense mechanism for improved antifouling performances. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016, 4, 7892-7902.
  28. Zhang, Q.; Liu, Y.; Su, Y.; Zhang, R.; Fan, L.; Liu, Y.; Ma, T.; Jiang, Z. Fabrication and characterization of antifouling carbon nanotube/polyethersulfone ultrafiltration membranes. Rsc Advances 2016, 6, 35532-35538.
  29. Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; He, M.; Su, Y.; Zhao, X.; Elimelech, M.; Jiang, Z. Antifouling membranes for sustainable water purification: strategies and mechanisms. Chemical Society Reviews  2016, 45, 5888-5924.
  30. Zhao, X.; Su, Y.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, R.; Jiang, Z. Multiple antifouling capacities of hybrid membranes derived from multifunctional titania nanoparticles. Journal of Membrane Science 2015, 495, 226-234.
  31. Li, Y.; Su, Y.; Zhao, X.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Fan, X.; Zhu, J.; Ma, Y.; Liu, Y.; Jiang, Z. Preparation of Antifouling Nanofiltration Membrane via Interfacial Polymerization of Fluorinated Polyamine and Trimesoyl Chloride. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2015, 54, 8302-8310.
  32. Liu, Y.; Su, Y.; Zhao, X.; Li, Y.; Zhang, R.; Jiang, Z. Improved antifouling properties of polyethersulfone membrane by blending the amphiphilic surface modifier with crosslinked hydrophobic segments. Journal of Membrane Science 2015, 486, 195-206.
  33. Fan, L.; Ma, Y.; Su, Y.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Jiang, Z. Green coating by coordination of tannic acid and iron ions for antioxidant nanofiltration membranes. Rsc Advances 2015, 5, 107777-107784. 
  34. Zhao, X.; Su, Y.; Cao, J.; Li, Y.; Zhang, R.; Liu, Y.; Jiang, Z. Fabrication of antifouling polymer-inorganic hybrid membranes through the synergy of biomimetic mineralization and nonsolvent induced phase separation. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3, 7287-7295.
Yanan Liu