Dr. Hubiao Huang

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Engineering

The University of Tokyo



Hubiao Huang


09/2017–Present: Project Researcher (Advisor: Prof. Takuzo Aida, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

10/2014–09/2017: PhD, JSPS Research Fellow (Advisor: Prof. Takuzo Aida, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo, Japan)

04/2014–09/2014: Visiting Researcher (Advisor: Prof. Takuzo Aida, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan)

08/2011–03/2014: Master (Advisor: Prof. Xinsheng Peng, Material Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China)

Research Funding

2019–2021: UTokyo-Tsinghua Collaborative Research Fund

4,000,000 yen for two years

2015–2018: JSPS Young Scientist Fellowship

KAKENHI-PROJECT-15J10616, 2,800,000 yen for three years

2014: Academic Rising Star Award Grant from Zhejiang University

Awarded $3,000 grant-in-aid for conference traveling and research


2019: Travel Grant GRC on Crystal Growth and Assembly

2018: CEMS Rising Star Award (CMESupra 2018, Tokyo, Japan)

2018: Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Student Abroad

2017: RIKEN Prize (GRC on Self-Assembly & Supramolecular Chemistry, Switerland)

2016: BASF Rising Star Award Finalist

2015: JSPS Research Fellow

2014: SEUT Fellowship (The University of Tokyo)

2014: Academic Rising Star Award (10 Awardees per Year in Zhejiang University)

2014: Outstanding Graduate Student (Zhejiang University)

2013: National Scholarship (Chinese Ministry of Education)

2013: 3M Campus Innovation Award

2007: First-Class Scholarship

2007: Merit Student

2006: National Motivation Scholarship (Chinese Ministry of Education)

2006: Merit Student


1.     Hubiao Huang* and Takuzo Aida*. Towards Molecular Motors in Unison. Nat. Nanotechnol. 2019, 14, 407 (corresponding author).

2.     Vonika Ka-Man Au, Kazuki Nakayashiki, Hubiao Huang, Shun Suginome, Hiroshi Sato*, Takuzo Aida*. Stepwise Expansion of Layered Metal–Organic Frameworks for Nonstochastic Exfoliation into Porous Nanosheets. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 53–57.

3.     Hubiao Huang, Hiroshi Sato* and Takuzo Aida*. Crystalline nanopores with pendant azobenzene groups: Steric or polar effects on gas adsorption and diffusion. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 8784–8787.

4.     Luwei Sun, Hubiao Huang, Xinsheng Peng*. Ultrafast molecule separation through layered WS2 nanosheet membranes. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 6304–6311 (Highlighted by Nanowerk).

5.     Hubiao Huang, Yiyin Mao, Yulong Ying, Yu Liu, Luwei Sun and Xinsheng Peng*. Salt concentration, pH and pressure controlled separation of small molecules through lamellar graphene oxide membranes. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 5963–5965.

6.     Hubiao Huang, Zhigong Song, Li Shi, Yiyin Mao, Yulong Ying, Luwei Sun, Zhiping Xu and Xinsheng Peng*. Ultrafast Viscous Water Flow through Nanostrand-Channeled Graphene Oxide Membranes. Nature Commun. 2013, 4, 2979 (Highlighted by Membrane Technology and Reported by Membrane Industry Association of China).

7.     Hubiao Huang, Yulong Ying and Xinsheng Peng*. Graphene oxide nanosheet: an emerging star material for novel separation membranes. J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2, 13772–13782.

8.     Luwei Sun, Hubiao Huang, Xinsheng Peng*. Laminar MoS2 membrane for molecule separation. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 10718–10720.

9.     Yiyin Mao, Li Shi, Hubiao Huang, Wei Cao, Junwei Li, Luwei Sun, Xianda Jin and Xinsheng Peng*. Room temperature synthesis of free-standing HKUST-1 membranes from copper hydroxide nanostrands for gas separation. Chem. Commun. 2013, 49, 5666–5668

10.     Li Shi, Qing Yu, Yiyin Mao, Hubiao Huang, Hongwen Huang, Zhizhen Ye and Xinsheng Peng*. High catalytic performance of gold nanoparticle-gelatin mesoporous composite thin films. J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 21117–21124.

11.     Yiyin Mao, Hubiao Huang, Yu Liu, Li Shi, Wei Cao, Junwei Li, Luwei Sun and Xinsheng Peng*. Hetero-metal hydroxide nanostrand assisted synthesis of MIL-110 nanorod arrays on porous substrate. CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 5591–5593

12.     Li Shi, Hubiao Huang, Luwei Sun, Yanping Lu, Binyang Du, Yiyin Mao, Junwei Li, Zhizhen Ye and Xinsheng Peng*. [Fe(CN)6]4− decorated mesoporous gelatin thin films for colorimetric detection and as sorbents of heavy metal ions. Dalton Trans. 2013, 42, 13265–13272.

13.     Yiyin Mao, Li Shi, Hubiao Huang, Qing Yu, Zhizhen Ye and Xinsheng Peng*. Mesoporous separation membranes of {[Cu(BTC–H2)2·(H2O)2]·3H2O} nanobelts synthesized by ultrasonication at room temperature. CrystEngComm 2013, 15, 265–270.

14.     Li Shi, Qing Yu, Hubiao Huang, Yiyin Mao, Jiahuan Lei, Zhizhen Ye and Xinsheng Peng*. Superior separation performance of ultrathin gelatin films. J. Mater. Chem. A 2013, 1, 1899–1906.

15.     Li Shi, Ting Yu, Hubiao Huang, Xiaodong Pi* and Xinsheng Peng*. Facile synthesis of highly fluorescent gelatin/Si nanocrystals composite thin film for optical detection of amines from water. J. Mater Chem. C 2013, 49, 5963–5965.

16.     Yu Liu, Wei Wang, Hubiao Huang, Lin Gu, Yewu Wang, Xinsheng Peng*. The highly enhanced performance of lamellar WS2 nanosheet electrodes upon intercalation of single-walled carbon nanotubes for supercapacitors and lithium ions batteries. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 4485–4488.