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Associate Professor

Brief CV

  • BSc, Department of Applied Chemistry, South China University of Technology, 2007.8-2011.7

  • MEng, Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 2011.8-2014.6

  • Ph.D, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, 2014.6-2017.8

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, 2017.5-2019.9

  • Associate professor, College of the Environmental & Ecology, Xiamen University, 2019.10-now

Research Interests

  • Forward osmosis process for wastewater concentration and desalination

  • Development of light/thermal regenerable adsorbents and their applications in desalination and resources recovery

Selected Publications

  • Ou R.W., Zhang H.C., Truong V.X., Zhang L.A., Hegab H.M., Han L., Hou J., Zhang X.W., Deletic A., Jiang L., Simon G.P., Wang H.T. * 2020. A sunlight-responsive metal–organic framework system for sustainable water desalination. Nature Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0590-x

  • Ou R.W., Zhang H.C., Wei J., Kim S.J., Wan L., Nguyen N.S., Zhang X.W., Simon G.P., Wang H.T.* 2018. Thermoresponsive amphoteric metal organic frameworks for efficient and reversible adsorption of multiple salts from water. Advanced Materials 30(34): 201802767

  • Ou R.W., Wei J., Jiang L., Simon G.P., Wang H.T.* 2016. Robust thermoresponsive polymer composite membrane with switchable superhydrophilicity and superhydrophobicity for efficient oil-water separation. Environmental Science & Technology 50: 906-914

  • Ou R.W., Zhang H.C., Simon G.P., Wang H.T.* 2016 Microfiber-polymer hydrogel monolith as forward osmosis draw agent. Journal of Membrane Science 510: 426-436

  • Ou R.W., Wang Y.Q., Wang H.T.*, Xu T.W.* 2013 Thermo-sensitive polyelectrolytes as draw solutions in forward osmosis process. Desalination 318: 48-55

  • Ou R.W., Zhang H.C., Kim S.J., Simon G.P., Hou H.J., Wang H.T.* 2017 Improvement of the swelling properties of ionic hydrogels by the incorporation of hydrophobic, elastic microfibers for forward osmosis applications. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56 (2): 505-512

  • Ou R.W., Wei J., Zhao C., Gu Q.F., Zhu H.J., Li X.Y., Nguyen N.S., Wan L., Forsyth M., Wang H.T.* 2019 Monovalent cation-phenolic crystals with pH-driven reversible crystal transformation. Chemistry-A European Journal doi:10.1002/chem.201902756

  • Ou R.W., Wang Y.Q., Zhang H.C., Wang H.T. *, Xu T.W. * 2017 Preparation of high-flux ultrafiltration membranes by blending strongly charged polymer. Journal of Applied Polymer Science doi:10.1002/APP.44570

  • Ou R.W., Simon G.P., Wang H.T. 2019 Thermo-responsive membranes with switchable superhydrophilicity and superhydrophobicity for oil water separation. Smart membranes, book chapter 13: 362-388.

Teaching Experience

  • Environmental Functional Materials

  • English Seminar