Novel membrane materials for CO₂ capture from flue gas and syngas; antifouling membranes for water purification; understanding of polymer structure/property correlations in thin films
Dr. Haiqing Lin received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin in 2005. His academic work targeted the development of poly(ethylene oxide) based materials for membrane CO₂ removal from mixtures with H₂. He joined Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR) as a Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader of the Gas Separations Group. Dr. Lin led projects on natural gas clean-up and CO₂/H₂ separation membranes, including commercial development of MTR’s Polaris™ membranes. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University at Buffalo (UB). His current research is focused on advanced membranes for gas separation and water purification. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER award in 2016, and the Early Career Researcher of the Year at School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at UB in 2016.