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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.

Excellence in work comes from diligence, and scientific breakthroughs are realized through deep contemplation.

Dr Ben Yin

In the news

News Article

Celebrating Matariki values in our research

June 27, 2024

Deputy Director Māori, Associate Professor Pauline Harris, explores some of our research that relates to the values of Matariki.

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Annual Report

Patenting - Annual Report 2023

April 14, 2024

Patent activity undertaken by our researchers in partnership with their respective Technology Transfer Offices.

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Annual Report

Funding successes - Annual Report 2022

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.

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Annual Report

New Associate Investigators 2021

May 5, 2022

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

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