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Dr Ben Yin

Dr Ben Yin

Associate Investigator

Towards Zero Carbon - Catalytic Architectures

Robinson Research Institute
Victoria University of Wellington
Gracefield Research Centre
69 Gracefield Road
Lower Hutt 5010
New Zealand


Ben started his research career at the National University of Singapore, and obtained his PhD of chemical and process engineering from the University of Canterbury. Afterwards, he undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and led an industrial product R&D project in China. He returned to New Zealand with funding from the MacDiarmid Institute and worked at Massey University. He then worked as a research scientist at the New Zealand Institute for Minerals to Materials Research, until his current appointment at Victoria University of Wellington.

Research interests

Ben's research interests span the creation of inorganic and organic materials and their applications in the environmental and energy industries. To be specific, Ben’s work includes 1) membrane separation process, 2) fabrication and applications of porous materials, e.g., metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), zeolite and advanced carbon materials, 3) hydrogen production and applications.

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New Associate Investigators 2021

May 5, 2022

Meet our new Associate Investigators that joined the MacDiarmid Institute whānau in 2021.

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