Welcome to Professor Jiang’s group——Biomimetic and Bioinspired Membranes & Membrane Processes! Our group primarily focus on addressing the issues closely relevant to energy and environmental issues through membrane technologies. It is well known that membrane fouling and the tradeoff relation between membrane permeability and selectivity constitute two bottlenecks to govern application efficiency of membranes. Acquiring simultaneous enhancement of permeability, selectivity and stability is a critical scientific issue. In nature, organism can synthesize materials with delicate structure and transport property under mild conditions through manipulating the multiple interactions and the hierarchical structures. Inspired by composition, structure, formation and function of biomaterials, our group introduced biomimeticism and bioinspiration strategy into membranes and membrane processes, proposed novel membrane preparation methods, elucidated the theories of selective molecules and ions transport, and finally realized the significant progresses in suppressing membrane fouling and overcoming tradeoff effect.
The main research branches include:l Membranes for Ion Exchange (Transport)