Membranes separations are playing increasingly important roles in providing clean water to people and industry, environment protection and remedy, and energy conversion and storage, etc. The separation performances are dictated by the size, size distribution, geometry, and chemistry of membrane pores.

Our research is focused on the design, fabrication, upscaling, and applications of homoporous membranes (HOMEs). HOMEs are defined as membranes with monodispersed and through pores (the pores do not necessarily need to be cylindrical in shape), which are expected to exhibit selectivity, permeability, and fouling resistance.


Conventional membranes: 

Tortuous pores

Wide pore size distribution



Homoporous membranes:

Through pores

Monodispersed pores

Block copolymers (BCPs) and atomic layer deposition (ALD) are our main tools to build HOMEs. 


For more information, please read:

Nondestructive creation of ordered nanopores by selective swelling of block copolymers: Toward homoporous membranes, Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 1401-1408. [pdf]

Precise pore size tuning and surface modifications of polymeric membranes using the atomic layer deposition technique, J. Membr. Sci. 2011, 385-386, 1-9. [pdf]

Membranes with highly ordered straight nanopores by selective swelling of fast perpendicularly aligned block copolymers, ACS Nano 2013, 7(11), 9961-9974. [pdf

Or contact

Prof. Yong WANG


Tel: 8625-8317 2247; Fax: 8625-8317 2292.

Address: A5 Floor, MCE Building, 30 Puzhu South Str., Nanjing, 211816, Jiangsu, China

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