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As part of the Materials Simulation & Modelling group of Sofia Calero, Xiucheng’s work lies in molecular simulation for energy-related applications. His studies focus on making use of computational techniques to develop ultrathin water stable and narrow pore eco-friendly membranes based on robust metal-organic framework (MOF) nanosheets for hydrogen extraction. His goal is to tune MOF-based nanosheets to improve the selective hydrogen transport conferring the membrane breakthrough separation properties. The new membrane architecture envisaged during his project will prolong its influence as platforms for organic solvent nanofiltration and gas separation. These are emerging membrane fields strongly linked to a hydrogen-based economy in the context of climate change remediation, energy crisis, and air pollution.


"The ‘paradox’ is only a conflict between reality and your feeling of what reality ‘ought to be’."

Academic background

Xiucheng Huang obtained his Bachelor's degree in Energy Engineering at the Wuhan University of Technology (China) and Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Technology at the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2019. His diploma thesis focused on surface redox reactions on semiconductor particles for water splitting. After graduation, he joined the HyET Hydrogen group as an R&D engineer in Arnhem. He started his PhD in November 2020 with Materials Simulation & Modeling group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Materials technology, Master, University of Twente

1 Sep 201719 Jun 2019

Award Date: 19 Jun 2019

Technology, Bachelor, Wuhan University of Technology

1 Sep 201130 Jun 2016

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

External positions

R&D Engineer, HyET Hydrogen B.V.

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