Dr Rijia Lin's research focuses on membrane gas separation, metal-organic frameworks, porous glass materials.

Dr Rijia Lin is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland. Dr Lin obtained his B. S. and M. S. degrees from Sun Yat-sen University (China) in 2010 and 2012, respectively, and his PhD from the University of Queensland in 2016. His main research interests include metal-organic frameworks, membrane gas separation, and porous glass materials.


Baosteel-Australia Joint Research and Development (2024–2026, lead-CI, AUD 200K) Membrane CO2 capture processes for iron and steel industry

Australia’s Economic Accelerator (AEA) Seed Grants (2024, co-CI, AUD 197K) Converting raw mineral materials to highly efficient lighting and display devices

ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2023–2026, AUD 437K) Glassy metal-organic framework membranes for CO2 separation and conversion

AINSE Early Career Research Grant (2021–2022, sole-CI, AUD 10K) Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) Crystal-Glass Composite Membranes for Gas Separation

Key Publications

R. Lin, X. Li, A. Krajnc, Z. Li, M. Li, W. Wang, L. Zhuang, S. Smart, Z. Zhu, D. Appadoo, J. R. Harmer, Z. Wang, A. G. Buzanich, et al., Mechanochemically Synthesised Flexible Electrodes Based on Bimetallic Metal-Organic Framework Glasses for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202112880.

R. Lin, M. Chai, Y. Zhou, V. Chen, T. D. Bennett, J. Hou, Metal-Organic Framework Glass Composites. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2023, 52, 4149.

R. Lin, Y. Yao, M. Y. B. Zulkifli, X. Li, S. Gao, W. Huang, S. Smart, M. Lyu, L. Wang, V. Chen and J. Hou, Binder-free mechanochemical metal-organic framework nanocrystal coatings. Nanoscale, 2022, 14, 2221-2229.

R. Lin, J. Hou, M. Li, Z. Wang, L. Ge, S. Li, S. Smart, Z. Zhu, T. D. Bennett and V. Chen, Interfacial engineering of a polymer-MOF composite by in situ vitrification. Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 3609-3612.

R. Lin, L. Ge, H. Diao, V. Rudolph and Z. Zhu, Propylene/propane selective mixed matrix membranes with grape-branched MOF/CNT filler. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 6084-6090.