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College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Miao Yu

Title: Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing
Website: Research Group
Phone: 803-777-5207
Fax: 803-777-8265

Swearingen Engineering Center
Room 3C19
301 Main Street
Columbia, SC  29208

Professor Yu

CV of Dr. Yu


Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007

M.S., Tianjin University, China, 2002

B.S., Tianjin University, China, 1998


The Yu research group interests are focused on rationally designing or assembling nano-materials into advanced functional structures, characterizing nanostructures, understanding functioning mechanisms, and exploring applications ranging from solar energy conversion, gas storage for vehicle applications, to chemical separations.  Current active research directions include proton-conducting graphene membranes for Hseparation, natural gas storage for light vehicles, photocatalytic solar CO2 capture.  Our goal is to improve energy efficiency for fuel production from renewable sources for separation processes for environmental pollution reduction.

Selected Publications

  • Yu, M., Noble, R.D., Falconer, J.L. "Zeolite Membranes: Microstructure Characterization and Permeation Mechanisms", Accounts of Chemical Research, 44, 1196 - 1206, 2011.
  • Yu, M., Funke, H.H., Noble, R.D., Falconer, J.L., "H2 Separation Using Defect-free, Inorganic Composite Membranes", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 133, 1748 - 1750, 2011.
  • Yu, M., Funke, H.H., Falconer, J.L., Nobler, R.D., "High-Density, Vertically-Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes", Nano Letters, 9, 225 - 229, 2009.
  • Yu, M., Amundsen, T.J., Hong, M., Falconer, J.L., Noble, R.D., "A Controllable Nanometer-sized Valve", Advanced Materials ,19, 3032 - 3036, 2007.
  • Yu, M., Falconer, J.L., Noble, R.D., "Adsorption of Liquid Mixtures on Silicalite-1 Zeolite: a Density-Bottle Method", Langmuir21, 7390 - 7397, 2005.