Dr. Miao Yu joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in August 2017 as an Associate Professor. Before joining RPI, he was an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (USC) from 2012 to 2017. He was an Assistant Research Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU-Boulder) from 2010 to 2012. He obtained B.S. (1998) and M.S. (2002) degrees from Tianjin University, China. He earned his Ph.D. degree from CU-Boulder in 2007, and subsequently worked in the same department as a postdoctoral researcher from 2007 to 2010.
Dr. Yu’s current research is focused on precisely distinguishing size/shape differences of molecules by rationally designing and fabricating nanoporous coatings and membranes, and exploring their applications on energy and environment. Current active research directions include CO2 capture from flue gas, natural gas purification, H2 production from NH3 production, dimethyl ether (DME) production from renewable sources, crude oil separation using microporous ceramic membranes, ultrathin graphene-based membranes for water purification, and zeolite composites for adsorptive separation and catalysis.
Ph.D. 2007, CU-Boulder
M.S. 2002, Tianjin University
B.S. 1998, Tianjin University