Yue-Biao Zhang


Yue-Biao Zhang

Principal Investigator
Yue-Biao Zhang   Assistant Professor | PI 


Courses: Solid-State Chemistry, Crystal Chemistry, Fundamentals of Materials Science I

Address: 5F, Building 2, SPST, No. 393 Huaxia Middle Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai

Research Interest: Reticular Chemistry of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs), Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs), and Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks (ZIFs)

Sustainable Technologies (Carbon Capture and Conversion, Natural Gas Storage and Separation, Water Harvesting and Purification)

Biography: Prof. Yue-Biao Zhang received his B.S. degree (2006) and Ph.D. degree (2011) from Sun Yat-Sen University (Guangzhou, China). He has been working as a post-doctoral researcher successively at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, 2011-2012), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL, 2012-2013), and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB, 2013-2015). He joined the School of Physical Science and Technology at the ShanghaiTech University as an Assistant Professor, PI in February 2015.

Research Interests


Group photo in July 2017

Group photo in March 2018

Group photo in May 2018

Omar Yaghi from UC Berkeley at ShanghaiTech in 2018

Autumn Tour in October 2018

Group photo in January 2019

Group photo in February 2019

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang and his students at 2019 School on Reticular Chemistry description and design of framework materials

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang at the 2019 National Polymer Academic Paper Report Meeting

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang gave a Lecture at the 11th National Conference on Organic Chemistry

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang gave a Lecture on the Key Laboratory of Medicinal Resources Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Molecular Engineering

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang at the Key Laboratory of Medicinal Resources Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Molecular Engineering

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang visited School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Shaanxi Normal University

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang gave an invited report at the 2019 National Polymer Academic Paper Report

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang was invited to attend the MOF2019 conference and gave a speech

Prof. Yuebiao Zhang gave a speech at MOF 2019


Total citation: 6230; average citation 124.6; h-index: 27; ESI highly cited paper: 9; Hot paper: 1 (updated on 2020/03/01)

Selected Papers:

1.  Robust Metal–Triazolate Frameworks for CO2 Capture from Flue Gas, Zhaolin Shi, Yu Tao, Jiasheng Wu, Cuizheng Zhang, Hailong He, Liuliu Long, Yongjin Lee, Tao Li, and Yue-Biao Zhang,*J. Am. Chem. Soc.2020, 142, 2750?2754. (Highlighted by JACS Editorial)

2.  Atomic-Level Characterization of Dynamics of a 3D Covalent Organic Framework by Cryo-Electron Diffraction Tomography, Tu Sun,# Lei Wei,# Yichong Chen, Yanhang Ma* and Yue-Biao Zhang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 10962–10966.

3.   Guest-Dependent Dynamics in a 3D Covalent Organic Framework, Yichong Chen,# Zhaolin Shi,# Lei Wei,# Beibei Zhou, Jing Tan, Hao-Long Zhou,* and Yue-Biao Zhang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 3298?3303.

4.   Cooperative Capture of Uranyl Ion by a Carbonyl-Bearing Hierarchical-Porous Cu-Organic Framework, Xiao-Feng Wang,* Yangyang Chen, Li-Ping Song, Zhen Fang, Jian Zhang, Fanian Shi, YinWu Lin,* Yunkai Sun, Yue-Biao Zhang,* and Jo?o Rocha,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 18808?18812.

5.  An Allosteric Metal‐Organic Framework Exhibits Multiple Pore Configurations for the Optimization of Hydrocarbon Separation, Beibei Zhou, Tengwu Zeng, Zhaolin Shi, Gen Zhang, Satoshi Horike, Yue-Biao Zhang,* Chem. Asian J. 2019, 14, 3552–3556.

6.   Charge-switchable Metal-organic Framework for Size/Charge-selective Molecular Inclusions, Bei-Bei Yuan, Bei-Bei Zhou, and Yue-Biao Zhang,* and Jian-Lin Shi, J. Inorg. Mater. 2018, 33, 352.

7.  Secondary-Amine-Functionalized Isoreticular Metal–Organic Frameworks for Controllable and Selective Dye Capture, Jing Tan#, Beibei Zhou#, Congcong Liang, Hannah Zinky, Hao-Long Zhou, and Yue-Biao Zhang,* Mater. Chem. Front. 2018, 2, 129–135. (Emerging Investigators themed collection)

8.   Engineering of Pore Geometry for Ultrahigh Capacity Methane Storage in Mesoporous Metal–Organic Frameworks, Cong-Cong Liang,# Zhao-Lin Shi,# Chun-Ting He,# Jing Tan, Hu-Die Zhou, Hao-Long Zhou, Yongjin Lee, and Yue-Biao Zhang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 13300–13303.

9.   A Dynamic Three-Dimensional Covalent Organic Framework, Yun-Xiang Ma,# Zhi-Jun Li,# Lei Wei, San-Yuan Ding, Yue-Biao Zhang,* and Wei Wang,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 4995–4998.


1.   Unravelling Crystal Structures of Covalent Organic Frameworks by Electron Diffraction Tomography, Tu Sun, Lei Wei, Yanhang Ma*, and Yue-Biao Zhang,*Chin. J. Chem. 2020, in press. DOI: 10.1002/cjoc.202000120 (Invited review)

2. Renaissance of the Methane Adsorbents, Zhaolin Shi and Yue-Biao Zhang,* Isr. J. Chem. 2018, 58, 985–994. (Invited review)

2.   Crystallization of Covalent Organic Frameworks for Gas Storage Applications, Lijuan Zhu and Yue-Biao Zhang,* Molecules 2017, 22, 1149–1178. (Invited review)

Contributed papers:

1.   Water-Soluble Flexible Organic Frameworks That Include and Deliver Proteins, Jia-Le Lin, Ze-Kun Wang, Zi-Yue Xu, Lei Wei, Yun-Chang Zhang,* Hui Wang, Dan-Wei Zhang, Wei Zhou, Yue-Biao Zhang, Yi Liu,* and Zhan-Ting Li*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 3577–3582.

2.   Water-Soluble 3D Covalent Organic Framework that Displays an Enhanced Enrichment Effect of Photosensitizers and Catalysts for the Reduction of Protons to H2, Zhong-Zheng Gao, Ze-Kun Wang, Lei Wei, Guangqiang Yin, Jia Tian, Chuan-Zhi Liu, Hui Wang, Dan-Wei Zhang, Yue-Biao Zhang, Xiaopeng Li, Yi Liu,* and Zhan-Ting Li,* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 1404–1411.

3.  Modulator-Induced Zr-MOFs Diversification and Investigation of Their Properties in Gas Sorption and Fe3+ Ion Sensing, Jun-Hao Wang,* Meng-Na Li, Shu Yan, Ying Zhang, Cong-Cong Liang, Xian-Ming Zhang,* and Yue-Biao Zhang, Inorg. Chem. 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b03316

4.  Isotherms of individual pores by gas adsorption crystallography, Hae Sung Cho,# Jingjing Yang,# Xuan Gong,#Yue-Biao Zhang, Koichi Momma, Bert M Weckhuysen, Hexiang Deng,* Jeung Ku Kang, Omar M Yaghi,* and Osamu Terasaki*, Nat. Chem.2019, 11, 562?570.

5.  Robust Ethane-Trapping Metal?Organic Framework with High Capacity for Ethylene Purification, Omid T. Qazvini, Ravichandar Babarao, Zhao-Lin Shi, Yue-Biao Zhang, and Shane G. Telfer,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5014–5020.

6.  Harnessing Bottom-up Self-Assembly to Position Five Distinct Components in an Ordered Porous Framework. Binbin Tu, Lisa Diestel, Zhao-Lin Shi, W. R. L. Nisansala Bandara, Yi Chen, Weimin Lin, Yue-Biao Zhang, Shane G. Telfer,* and Qiaowei Li,* Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 5348–5353.

7.  (003)-Facet-Exposed Ni3S2 Nanoporous Thin Films on Nickel Foil for Efficient Water Splitting, Jing Dong, Fu-Qiang Zhang, Yang Yang, Yue-Biao Zhang, Hailong He, Xiaofeng Huang, Xiujun Fan,* and Xian-Ming Zhang,* Appl. Catal. B: Environ. 2019, 243, 694–703.

8.  Forward osmosis concentration of a vanadium leaching solution, Pengjia Dou, Shuwei Zhao, Jianfeng Song, Hailong He, Qianhong She,* Xue-Mei Li, Yue-biao Zhang, Tao He,* J. Membr. Sci. 2019, 582, 167–171.

9.   Slippery for scaling resistance in membrane distillation: A novel porous micropillared superhydrophobic surface, Zechun Xiao, Rui Zheng, Yongjie Liu, Hailong He, Xiaofei Yuan, Yunhui Jie, Dongdong Li, Huabing Yin, Yue-biao Zhang, Xue-Mei Li, Tao He,* Water Res. 2019, 155, 152-161.

10. 3-[[3-(Triethoxysilyl)-propyl] amino] propane-1-sulfonic acid zwitterion grafted polyvinylidene fluoride antifouling membranes for concentrating greywater in direct contact membrane distillation, Jin Wang, Hailong He, Mengliang Wang, Zechun Xiao, Ying Chen, Yanqiang Wang, Jianfeng Song, Xue-Mei Li, Yue-biao Zhang, Tao He*, Desalination 2019, 455, 71–78.

11. Organic-Inorganic Layered and Hollow Tin Bromide Perovskite with Tunable Broadband Emission, Pengfei Fu, Menglin Huang, Yuequn Shang, Na Yu, Hao-Long Zhou, Yue-Biao Zhang, Shiyou Chen,* Jinkang Gong, and Zhijun Ning,* ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 34363–34369

12. Principles of Designing Extra-Large Pore Openings and Cages in Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks, Jingjing Yang,#Yue-Biao Zhang,# Qi Liu, Christopher A. Trickett, Enrique Gutiérrez-Puebla, M. ?ngeles Monge, Hengjiang Cong, Abdulrahman Aldossary, Hexiang Deng,* and Omar M. Yaghi,* J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139(18), 6448–6455.

13. High Methane Storage Working Capacity in Metal-Organic Frameworks with Acrylate Links, Juncong Jiang, Hiroyasu Furukawa, Yue-Biao Zhang, Omar M. Yaghi*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138(32), 10244–10251.

14. Characterization of Adsorption Enthalpy of Novel Water-Stable Zeolites and Metal-Organic Frameworks, Hyunho Kim, H. Jeremy Cho, Shankar Narayanan, Sungwoo Yang, Hiroyasu Furukawa, Scott Schiffres, Xiansen Li, Yue-Biao Zhang, Juncong Jiang, Omar M. Yaghi, and Evelyn N. Wang*, Sci. Rep. 2016, 1, 19097.

15. Covalent Organic Frameworks Comprising Cobalt Porphyrins for Catalytic CO2 Reduction in Water. Song Lin,# Christian S. Diercks,#Yue-Biao Zhang,# Nikolay Kornienko, Eva M. Nichols, Yingbo Zhao, Aubrey R. Paris, Dohyung Kim, Peidong Yang, Omar M. Yaghi,* and Christopher J. Chang,* Science 2015, 349, 1208?1213.

16. Supramolecular-jack-like Guest in Ultramicroporous Crystal for Exceptional Thermal Expansion Behavior. Hao-Long Zhou, Yue-Biao Zhang, Jie-Peng Zhang,* and Xiao-Ming Chen. Nature Commun. 2015, 6, 6917.

17. Introduction of Functionality, Selection of Topology, and Enhancement of Gas Adsorption in Multivariate Metal–Organic Framework-177, Yue-Biao Zhang, Hiroyasu Furukawa, Nakeun Ko, Weixuan Nie, Hye Jeong Park, Satoshi Okajima, Kyle E Cordova, Hexiang Deng,* Jaheon Kim,* and Omar M Yaghi,* J. Am. Chem. Soc.2015, 137, 2641?2650. 

(#These authors contributed equally; *Corresponding author.)

More information:

Patent Application
1. Functionalized and Multivariate BTB-based Metal-Organic Frameworks. Omar M. Yaghi, Yuebiao Zhang, Hexiang Deng: WO 2015157239 A1
2. Acid, Solvent, and Thermal Resistant Metal-Organic Frameworks. Omar M. Yaghi, Seungkyu Lee, Juncong Jiang, Yuebiao Zhang: EP15707499.8/US15116186
3. Zelitic Imidazolate Frameworks. Omar M. Yaghi, Jingjing Yang, Yuebiao Zhang: PCT/US2016/063685

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Group Members

Xiaofeng Huang    

Assistant researcher


Hometown: Shanghai

Pd.D.: Tongji University

Zhaolin Shi     

Post Doctor


Hometown: Xiding, Gansu

B.Sc.: Lanzhou University Ph.D.:ShanghaiTech University

Lei Wei    

Post Doctor


Hometown: Weinan, Shanxi

B.Sc.: Northwestern University Ph.D.:ShanghaiTech University

Congcong Liang   

2017 Ph.D. Candidate zenmejiuchanameyidian wojuede


Hometown: Linfen, Shanxi

B.Sc.: Tianjin Polytechnic University

Hailong He    

2018 Ph.D. Candidate


Hometown: Dazhou, Sichuan

B.Sc.: Northeastern University

Yu Tao    

2019 Ph.D. Candidate


Hometown: Tongcheng, Anhui

B.Sc.: Anhui Normal University

Tengwu Zeng    

2020 Ph.D. Candidate


Hometown: Ganzhou, Jiangxi

B.Sc.: Zhengzhou University

Siyu Zhou    

2020 Ph.D. Candidate


Hometown: Chengdu, Sichuan

B.Sc.: ShanghaiTech University

Shan Liu    

2020 Ph.D. Candidate


Hometown: Liaocheng, Shandong

B.Sc.: Zhejiang University of Technology

Yangyang Xu    

2018 Master candidate 


Hometown: Chifeng, Neimenggu

B.Sc.: Donghua University

Xuan Yao    

2019 Master candidate


Hometown: Datong, Shanxi

B.Sc.: Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Tongtong Xu    

2019 Master candidate


Hometown: Linyi, Shandong

B.Sc.: Zhejiang Sci-Tech University

Xinhao Li

2019 Master candidate


Hometown: Shanghai

B.Sc.: Sichuan University

Wentao Jiang

2020 Master candidate


Hometown: Huan'an, Jiangsu

B.Sc.: ShanghaiTech University

Hao Chen

2020 Master candidate


Hometown: Nanpin, Fujian

B.Sc.: Zhengzhou University

Xiangyi Cha

2020 Master candidate


Hometown: Changzhou, Jiangsu

B.Sc.: ShanghaiTech University

Jing Tan    

Research Assistant


Hometown: Fuyang, Anhui

B.Sc.: Shanghai Normal University M.Sc.: ShanghaiTech University

Wengang Huang    

Research Assistant


Hometown: Wuhan, Hubei

B.Sc.: Wuhan University of Science and Technology M.Sc.: Wuhan University

Yu Qiu    

Research Assistant


Hometown: Nantong,Jiangsu

B.Sc.: ShanghaiTech University


Postdoctoral Fellows:

Hao-Long Zhou (Ph.D.: Sun Yat-Sen University,2017.9-2019.6;Initiative Postdocs Supporting Program)

Xiaofeng Huang (Ph.D.: Tongji University,2015.10-2017.9)

Lijuan Zhu (Ph.D.: Shanghai Jiao Tong University,2015.5-2017.5)

Ph.D. Students:

2020 Session: Zhaolin Shi (2014.9-2020.6)

2020 Session: Lei Wei (2015.9-2020.6)

M.Sc. Students:

2019 Session: Beibei Zhou (2016.9-2019.6)

2017 Session: Beibei Yuan (2014.9-2017.6)

B.Sc. Thesis:

2020 Session: Handing Zhang, Xiangyi Cha, Sicheng Li

2019 Session: Yichong Chen, Yiwei Wu, Wentao Jiang, Hudie Zhou, Xuhao Xu

2018 Session: Siyu Zhou, Ziqing Chen, Tengwu Zeng (Zhengzhou University)

2017 Session: Jing Tan (Shanghai Normal University)

2016 Session: Beibei Zhou (Nanchang University)

Research Practice:

2016: Qingyuan Shi, Handing Zhang, Xiangyi Cha, Sicheng Li

2015: Yiwei Wu, Yichong Chen, Wentao Jiang, Hudie Zhou, Xuanhao Xu

2014: Siyu Zhou, Ziqing Chen, Zhehao Qiu, Liang Zhu, Ruopin Qiao

Visiting Scholar: 

Zheng Ying (Associate Professor, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology)

Domestic Visiting Students: 

Beibei Zhou (Nanchang University), Jing Tan (Shanghai Normal University), Tengwu Zeng (Zhengzhou University), Tongton Xu (Zhejiang Sci-Tech University), Xiaoli Wan (Northwestern University), Shuang Wan (Hubei University), Ju Wen (Hubei University), Junjie Wang (Fujian Institute of Material Structure), Yan Chen (Fujian Institute of Material Structure) , Shaoshuai Zhao (Fujian Institute of Material Structure) , Xiaoyu Gao (Fujian Institute of Material Structure)

International Visiting Students: 

Hannah Zinky (The University of Chicago), Abdulhadi Alzahrani (King Fand University OF Petrolum and Minerals (KFUPM)), Jiarui Chen (Universiteit Twente)