Dr. Huacheng Zhang

Dr. Huacheng Zhang

Research Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Room 219/Desk 11, Green Chemistry Future, Clayton Campus

Work Experinece:

ARC-DECRA Fellow (Level B), Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 01/2017 to present.

Research Fellow (Level A), Supervisor: Prof. Huanting Wang, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 07/2015-12/2016.

Assistant Professor, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (TIPCCAS), Beijing, China, 07/2014-07/2015.

 

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree of Applied Chemistry, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2009
  • PhD. degree of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences , 2014

Expertise

Bio-inspired ion channels

Creating artificial smart ion channel materials to mimic the ion selectivity, rectification, and gating properties of biological ion channels

Metal-organic framework membranes

Fabricating high-quality MOF membranes for separation of small molecules and ions

Chiral separation

Fabricating homochiral memebranes for separation of chiral molecules

Drug dilivery

Developing switchable nanofluidic devices for on-demand delivery

Bio-inspired ion pumps

Creating artificial ion pumps to achieve active ion transport

Awards:

  1. ARC-DECRA fellowship (2017)
  2. 2019 Advancing Women’s Research Success Grant
  3. 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research

Research Interests

Huacheng’s research interest includes the following areas,

  • Bioinspired ion channels
  • Nanochannel/nanopore materials.
  • Nanofluidic devices.
  • Smat ionic transport.
  • Metal organic framework membranes.
  • Molecular separation.
  • Ion sieving.
  • Ion selectivity.
  • Chiral separation.

Research Projects

Current projects

Creating Self-Gating Nanochannels for Nanofluidic Applications

Chief Invistigator: Dr. Huacheng Zhang

ARC-DECRA (DE170100006, $360,000)

Abstract: The Project aims to develop an innovative platform strategy for fabricating self-gating nanochannels that undergo autonomous opening-closing changes without any on-off switching of external stimuli. These nanochannels mimic the unique structures and smart functions of biological protein channels, and thus are expected to bring new functions and high-efficiency to applications such as in smart membrane separation, energy conversion, biosensing, and nanofluidic devices. The proposed research has great potential to result in new knowledge of biomimetic design of nanochannels and directly benefit manufacturing industry for Australia.

Engineered Ion Channels for Selective and Switchable Ion Conduction

Chief Invistigator: Dr. Huacheng Zhang

Partner Investigators: Prof. Xinyi Zhang, Dr. Aaron W. Thornton, Prof. Benny D. Freeman

ARC-Discovery Projects (DP180100298, $423,102)

Abstract: This project aims to develop an innovative bioinspired approach for fabricating ion-channel membranes with specific ion selectivity, high ion conductivity and efficient gating function comparable to biological ion channels. Engineering of artificial channels with ion-channel-like shapes, ion selectivity filters and functional gates is expected to bring high-efficiency technologies to applications such as membrane separation and energy conversion. The proposed research has great potential to result in new knowledge of biomimetic design of artificial ion-channel membranes and directly benefit manufacturing industry for Australia.

Research articles, papers & publications

See Huacheng’s research contributions through published book chapters, articles, journal papers and in the media.

  1. Xingya Li#, Huacheng Zhang#,*, Peiyao Wang, Jue Hou, Jun Lu, Christopher D. Eaton, Xiwang Zhang, Matthew R. Hill, Aaron W. Thornton, Jefferson Zhe Liu*, Benny D. Freeman, Anita J. Hill, Lei Jiang, Huanting Wang*, Fast and Selective Fluoride Ion Conduction in Sub-1-Nanometer Metal-Organic Framework Channels, Nature Communications 2019, 10, 2490. IF: 11.878.
  2. Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang*, George P. Simon, Huanting Wang*, Polycrystalline Advanced Microporous Framework Membranes for Efficient Separation of Small Molecules and Ions, Advanced Materials 2019, accepted. IF: 25.809.
  3. Chen Zhao, Jun Lu, Jue Hou, Xingya Li, Jian Wang, Lei Jiang, Huanting Wang*, Huacheng Zhang*, Bio-inspired Self-Gating Nanofluidic Devices for Autonomous and Periodic Ion Transport and Cargo Release, Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 29, 1806416. IF: 15.621.
  4. Seungju Kim, Ranwen Ou, Yaoxin Hu, Huacheng Zhang, George P. Simon, Hongjuan Hou, Huanting Wang*, Fouling and cleaning of polymer-entwined graphene oxide nanocomposite membrane for forward osmosis process, Separation Science and Technology. 2019, 54 (8), 1376-1386. IF: 1.354.
  5. Huacheng Zhang*, Jue Hou, Yaoxin Hu, Peiyao Wang, Ranwen Ou, Lei Jiang, Jefferson Zhe Liu, Benny D. Freeman, Anita J. Hill, Huanting Wang*, Ultrafast Selective Transport of Alkali Metal Ions in Metal Organic Frameworks with Subnanometer Pores, Science Advances 2018, 4, eaaq0066. Impact factor (IF): 12.804. Citations: 27.
  6. Jun Yong Chan, Huacheng Zhang*, Yada Nolvachai, Yaoxin Hu, Haijin Zhu, Maria Forsyth, Qinfen Gu, David E Hoke, Xiwang Zhang, Philip Marriot and Huanting Wang*, Incorporation of Homochirality into Zeolitic Imidazole Framework Membrane for Efficient Chiral Separation, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2018, 57, 17130-17134. IF: 12.257. Citations: 2.
  7. Jian Wang, Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang*, Ye Tian, Lei Jiang, Single Nanochannel-Aptamer-Based Biosensor for Ultrasensitive and Selective Cocaine Detection, ACS Applied Material & Interfaces. 2018, 10, 2033-2039. IF: 8.456. Citations: 15.
  8. Ranwen Ou, Huacheng Zhang*, Jing Wei, Seungju Kim, Li Wan, Nhi Sa Nguyen, Yaoxin Hu, Xiwang Zhang, George P. Simon, Huanting Wang*, Thermoresponsive Amphoteric Metal Organic Frameworks for Efficient and Reversible Adsorption of Multiple Salts from Water, Advanced Materials 2018, 30, 1802767. IF: 25.809. Citations: 1.
  9. Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Yaoxin Hu, Xingya Li, Xiaofang Chen, Seungju Kim, Yuqi Wang, George P. Simon, Huanting Wang*, Carbon Nanotube Networks as Nano-Scaffolds for Fabricating Ultrathin Carbon Molecular Sieve Membranes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2018, 10, 20182-20188. IF: 8.456. Citations: 4.
  10. Yuqi Wang, Ze-Xian Low, Seungju Kim, Huacheng Zhang, Xiaofang Chen, Jue Hou, Young Moo Lee, George P. Simon, Chris H.J. Davies, and Huanting Wang*, Functionalized Boron Nitride Nanosheet-Thermally Rearranged Polymer Nanocomposite Membrane for Hydrogen Separation, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2018, 57, 16056. IF: 12.257. Citations: 4.
  11. Guanglei Hou, Dianyu Wang, Kai Xiao, Huacheng Zhang, Shuang Zheng, Pei Li, Ye Tian*, Lei Jiang, Magnetic Gated Biomimetic Artificial Nanochannels for Controllable Ion Transportation Inspired by Homing Pigeon, Small. 2018, 14 (18), 1703369. IF: 10.856.
  12. Seungju Kim, Ranwen Ou, Yaoxin Hu, Xingya Li, Huacheng Zhang, George P. Simon, Huanting Wang*, Non-swelling graphene oxide-polymer nanocomposite membrane for reverse osmosis desalination, Journal of Membrane Science. 2018, 562, 47-55. IF: 7.015. Citations: 6.
  13. Jian Wang, Ruochen Fang, Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang*, Ye Tian*, Huanting Wang, Lei Jiang, Oscillatory Reaction Induced Periodic C-Quadruplex DNA Gating of Artificial Ion Channels, ACS Nano 2017, 11, 3022-3029. IF: 13.903. Citations: 22.
  14. Huacheng Zhang*, Jue Hou, Ranwen Ou, Yaoxin Hu, Huanting Wang*, Lei Jiang, Periodic Oscillation of Ion Conduction of Nanofluidic Diodes Using A Chemical Oscillator, Nanoscale. 2017, 9, 7297-7304. IF: 6.970. Citations: 3.
  15. Ranwen Ou, Huacheng Zhang, Seungju Kim, George P. Simon, Hongjuan Hou, Huanting Wang*, Improvement of the Swelling Properties of Ionic Hydrogels by the Incorporation of Hydrophobic, Elastic Microfibers for Forward Osmosis Applications, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2017, 56, 505-512. IF: 3.375. Citations: 4.
  16. Jue Hou*, Minshu Liu, Huacheng Zhang, Yanlin Song, Xuchuan Jiang, Aibing Yu, Lei Jiang, Bin Su*, Healable Green Hydrogen Bonded Networks for Circuit Repair, Wearable Sensor and Flexible Electronic Devices, Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2017, 5, 13138-13144. IF: 10.733. Citations: 22.
  17. Ranwen Ou, Yaqin Wang, Huacheng Zhang, Huanting Wang*, Tongwen Xu*, Preparation of High-Flux Ultrafiltration Membranes by Blending Strongly Charged Polymer, Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2017, 134, 44570. IF: 2.188. Citations: 2.
  18. Huacheng Zhang, Ye Tian, Lei Jiang*, Fundamental Studies and Practical Applications of Bio-Inspired Smart Solid-State Nanopores and Nanochannels, Nano Today 2016, 11, 61-81. IF: 16.582. Citations: 89.
  19. Ruochen Fang#, Huacheng Zhang#, Liulin Yang, Huanting Wang, Ye Tian*, Xi Zhang*, Lei Jiang*, Supramolecular Self-Assembly Induced Adjustable Multiple Gating States of Nanofluidic Diodes, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 16372-16379. IF: 14.695. Citations: 26.
  20. Yaoxin Hu, Jing Wei, Yan Liang, Huacheng Zhang, Xiwang Zhang, Wei Shen, Huanting Wang*, Zeolitic Imidazolate Framework/Graphene Oxide Hybrid Nanosheets as Seeds for Growth of Ultrathin Molecular Sieving Membranes, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2016, 55, 2048-2052. IF: 12.257. Citations: 131.
  21. Zhen Zhang, Xiangyu Kong, Kai Xiao, Ganhua Xie, Qian Liu, Ye Tian, Huacheng Zhang, Jie Ma, Liping Wen*, Lei Jiang*, A Bioinspired Multifunctional Heterogeneous Membrane with Ultrahigh Ionic Rectification and Highly Efficient Selective Ionic Gating, Advanced Materials. 2016, 28, 144-150. IF: 25.809. Citations: 70.
  22. Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Bu Su, Mingzhu Li*, Qiang Yang, Lei Jiang, Yanlin Song*, Four-Dimensional Screening Anti-Counterfeiting Pattern by Inkjet Printed Photonic Crystals, Chemistry – An Asian Journal 2016, 11, 2680-2685. IF: 3.698. Citations: 27.
  23. Ranwen Ou, Huchang Zhang, Geoge P. Simon, Huanting Wang*, Microfiber-polymer hydrogel monolith as forward osmosis draw agent, Journal of Membrane Science 2016, 510, 426-436. IF: 7.015. Citations: 8.
  24. Huacheng Zhang, Xu Hou, Zhe Yang, Dadong Yan, Lin Li, Ye Tian*, Huanting Wang, Lei Jiang*, Bio-inspired Smart Single Asymmetric Hourglass Nanochannels for Continuous Shape and Ion Transport Control, Small. 2015, 11, 786-791. IF: 10.856. Citations: 36.
  25. Huacheng Zhang*, Ye Tian, Jue Hou, Xu Hou, Guanglei Hou, Ranwen Ou, Huanting Wang, Lei Jiang*, Bioinspired Smart Gate-Location-Controllable Single Nanochannels: Experiment and Theoretical Simulation, ACS Nano 2015, 9, 12264-12273. IF: 13.903. Citations: 45.
  26. Huacheng Zhang, Xu Hou, Jue Hou, Lu Zeng, Ye Tian, Lin Li*, Lei Jiang*, Synthetic Asymmetric-Shaped Nanodevices with Symmetric pH-Gating Characteristics, Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25, 1102-1110. IF: 15.621. Citations: 45.
  27. Linlin Wang, Huacheng Zhang*, Zhe Yang, Jianjun zhou*, Liping Wen, Lin Li, Lei Jiang, Fabrication of Hydrogel-Coated Single Conical Nanochannels Exhibiting Controllable Ion Rectification Characteristics, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2015, 17, 6367-6373. IF: 3.906. Citations: 9.
  28. Meiying Liu, Huacheng Zhang, Kan Li, Liping Heng, Shutao Wang, Ye Tian*, Lei Jiang*, A Bio-inspired Potassium and pH Responsive Double-gated Nanochannel, Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25, 421-426. IF: 15.621. Citations: 41.
  29. Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Qiang Yang, Mingzhu Li*, Lei Jiang, Yanlin Song*, Hydrophilic–Hydrophobic Patterned Molecularly Imprinted Photonic Crystal Sensors for High-Sensitive Colorimetric Detection of Tetracycline, Small. 2015, 11, 2738-2742. IF: 10.856. Citations: 96.
  30. Lu Zeng#, Zhe Yang#, Huacheng Zhang#, Xu Hou, Ye Tian, Fu Yang, Jianjun Zhou, Lin Li*, and Lei Jiang*, Tunable Ionic Transport Control inside a Bio-Inspired Constructive Bi-Channel Nanofluidic Device, Small 2014, 10, 793-801. IF: 10.856. Citations: 27.
  31. Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Qiang Yang, Mingzhu Li*, Yanlin Song*, Lei Jiang, Bio-Inspired Photonic-Crystal Microchip for Fluorescent Ultratrace Detection, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2014, 53, 5791-5795. IF: 12.257. Citations: 167.
  32. Guanglei Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Ganghua Xie, Kai Xiao, Liping Wen, Shuhong Li*, Ye Tian*, Lei Jiang, Ultratrace Detection of Glucose with Enzyme-Functionalized Single Nanochannels, Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2014, 2, 19131-19135. IF: 10.733. Citations: 18.
  33. Huacheng Zhang#, Xu Hou#, Lu Zeng, Fu Yang, Lin Li, Dadong Yan, Ye Tian*, Lei Jiang*, Bioinspired Artificial Single Ion Pump, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135, 16102-16110. IF: 14.695. Citations: 136.
  34. Huacheng Zhang, Ye Tian*, Lei Jiang*, From Symmetric to Asymmetric Design of Bio-Inspired Smart Single Nanochannels, Chemical Communications 2013, 49, 10048-10063. IF: 6.164. Citations: 47.
  35. Jing Wu, Nü Wang, Huacheng Zhang, Li Wang, Hua Dong, Yong Zhao*, Lei Jiang, Acrylic Acid Grafted Porous Polycarbonate Membrane with Smart Hydrostatic Pressure Response to pH, Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2013, 1, 4642-4646. IF: 10.733. Citations: 11.
  36. Guanglei Hou, Zhijian Peng*, Ye Tian*, Huacheng Zhang, Lei Jiang, Applications of Polymer Single Nanochannels in Biosensors, Chinese Science Bulletin. 2013, 58, 1473-1482. IF: 1.649. Citations: 8.
  37. Xu Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Lei Jiang*, Building Bio-inspired Artificial Functional Nanochannels: From Symmetric to Asymmetric Modification, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 2012, 51, 5296-5307. IF: 12.257. Citations: 173.
  38. Cuiping Han, Xu Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Wei Guo, Haibing Li*, Lei Jiang*, Enantioselective Recognition in Biomimetic Single Artificial Nanochannels, Journal of the American Chemical Society. 2011, 133, 7644-7647. IF: 14.695. Citations: 163.
  1. ARC-DECRA (DE170100006, $360,000)
  2. DECRA-Sup-Chem. Eng. ($60,000)
  3. ARC-Discovery Project (DP180100298, $423,102)
  4. 2019 Advancing Women’s Research Success Grant ($10,836)
  5. 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research ($5000)

Supervision

Research fellow

Xingya Li
Engineered Ion Channels for Selective and Switchable Ion Conduction
2019 to 2020

Staff

Yan Liang
Creating Self-Gating Nanochannels for Nanofluidic Applications
2018 to 2018

Chen Zhao
Creating Self-Gating Nanochannels for Nanofluidic Applications
2019 to 2020

PHD

Jun Lu
Engineered Ion Channels for Selective and Switchable Ion Conduction
2017 to 2020

Yizhihao Lu
Engineered Ion Channels for Selective and Switchable Ion Conduction
2018 to 2021

Tianyue Qian
Engineered Ion Channels for Selective and Switchable Ion Conduction
2018 to 2021

Teaching Commitments

  • CHE4180 - Chemical engineering project
Last modified: 13/08/2019