Biographical sketch

Gang Han is a professor in the College of Environmental Science and Engineering of Nankai University, China. His research focuses on the molecular-level design, synthesis, and characterization of multi-scale pore/channel materials and engineering advanced devices for applications in molecular separations and environmental applications. Those efforts are promising for membrane and adsorption-based separations. Dr. Han is a co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed papers and has been recognized with several awards, including the NAMS Student Fellowship and the Singapore Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award presented by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). He was also selected as the 100 Young Academic Leader Program of Nankai University. Dr. Han earned his bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry from the Dalian University of Technology and his PhD in chemical engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the supervision of Prof. Neal Tai-Shung Chung. While at NUS, he developed structure-property relationships for water permeation through polymeric membranes driven by the osmotic pressure gradient. His postdoctoral training in Prof. Zachary Smith’s lab at MIT examined the design of metal-organic frameworks for selective membrane and adsorption-based separations.

Current appointments and affiliations


College of Environmental Science and Engineering

Tianjin Key Laboratory of Environmental Remediation and Pollution Control

Nankai University, China

Professional experience

2021–present      Professor

                             Nankai University, College of Environmental Science and Engineering

2018–2021           Research Associate

                             MIT, Department of Chemical Engineering

2014–2018           Research Fellow

                             NUS, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Education background

2009–2014           Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

                             National University of Singapore, Singapore

2004–2008           B.S. in Applied Chemistry

                             Dalian University of Technology, China