Zhijie Chen

PhD Students

​PhD Student​


Research Interests

● Synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks for gas storage and separation
● Synthesis of thin films and membranes for specific applications

Selected Publications

  • A supermolecular building layer approach for gas separation and storage applications: the eea and rtl MOF platforms for CO2 capture and hydrocarbon separation
    Z. Chen, K. Adil, L.J. Weselinski, Y. Belmabkhout and M. Eddaoudi
    J. Mater. Chem. A, 3 (12), 6276-6281, (2015)
  • Quest for highly-connected MOF Platforms: rare-earth polynuclear clusters versatility meets net topology needs
    D. Alezi, A.M.P. Peedikakkal, Ł.J. Weseliński, V. Guillerm, Y. Belmabkhout, A.J. Cairns, Z. Chen, Ł. Wojtas and M. Eddaoudi
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 137(16), 5421-5430, (2015)
  • Made-to-order metal-organic frameworks for trace carbon dioxide removal and air capture
    O. Shekhah, Y. Belmabkhout, Z. Chen, V. Guillerm, A. Cairns, K. Adil and M. Eddaoudi
    Nat. Commun., 5, 4228-4234, (2014)
  • Microporous heptazine functionalized (3, 24)-connected rht-metal–organic framework: synthesis, structure, and gas sorption analysis
    R. Luebke, Ł.J. Weseliński, Y. Belmabkhout, Z. Chen, Ł. Wojtas and M. Eddaoudi
    Cryst. Growth Des., 14 (2), 414-418, (2014)

  • A chiral porous metallosalan-organic framework containing titanium-oxo clusters for enantioselective catalytic sulfoxidation
    W. Xuan, C. Ye, M. Zhang, Z. Chen and Y. Cui
    Chem. Sci, 4 (8), 3154-3159 , (2013)
  • A chiral quadruple-stranded helicate cage for enantioselective recognition and separation
    W. Xuan, M. Zhang, Y. Liu, Z. Chen and Y. Cui
    J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134 (16), 6904-6907, (2012)


  • ​ B.Sc., Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China , 2012


  • Outstanding Graduate Student of Shanghai, 2012
  • National Scholarship (China), 2011
  • National Scholarship (China), 2010

KAUST Affiliations

Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center (AMPM)
Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Metal Organic Frameworks Thin films Membranes Gas separations CO2 capture MOF synthesis MOF characterization