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.
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.
Excellence in work comes from diligence, and scientific breakthroughs are realized through deep contemplation.Dr Ben Yin
July 13, 2023
Deputy Director Māori, Dr Pauline Harris, sets out below some of the research of the MacDiarmid Institute that relates to the values of Matariki.
April 19, 2023
Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2022. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.