2016 – 2024

 Professor Smith’s Google Scholar Profile



Role of Grafting Density and Nitrile Functionalization on Gas Transport in Polymers with Side-Chain Porosity, Storme K.R, Lin S., Wu Y.M., Qian S.X., Swager T.M., Smith Z.P., Macromolecules, 2024

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Elucidating the role of micropore generating-backbone motifs and amine functionality H2S, CO2, CH4, and N2 sorption, Dean P.A., Rodriguez K.M., Guo S., Roy N., Swager T.M., Smith Z.P., J. Membr. Sci., 2024

Elucidating the role of micropore generating-backbone motifs and amine functionality on membrane separation performance in complex mixtures, Rodriguez K.M., Dean P.A., Guo S., Roy N., Swager T.M., Smith Z.P., J. Membr. Sci., 2024

Better standards are needed for membrane materials, Lee T.H., Smith Z.P., Nat. Mater., 2024

Penetrant-induced plasticization in microporous polymer membranes, Rodriguez K.M., Lin S., Wu. A. X., Storme K.R., Joo T., Grosz A.F., Roy N., Syar N., Benedetti F.M., Smith Z.P., Chem. Soc. Rev., 2024



A Microporous Poly(Arylene Ether) Platform for Membrane-Based Gas Separation, Guo S., Yeo, J.Y., Benedetti F.M., Syar D., Swager T.M., Smith Z.P., Angewandte Chemie, 2023

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PolyMOF nanoparticles constructed from intrinsically microporous polymer ligand towards scalable composite membranes for CO2 separations, Lee T.H., Lee B.K., Yoo S.Y., Lee H., Wu W.W., Smith Z.P., Park H.B., Nat. Commun., 2023

Engineering the polymer-MOF interface in microporous composites to address complex mixture separations, Wu W., Rodriguez K.M., Roy N., Teesdale J.J., Han G., Liu A., Smith Z.P., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2023

The role of free volume, hydrogen bonds, and crosslinks on physical aging in polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIM), Joo T., Rodriguez K.M., Lee H., Acharya D., Doherty C.M., Smith Z.P., J. Mater. Chem. A., 2023

Role of side-chain length on gas transport of CO2/CH4 mixtures in polymers with side chain porosity, Lin S., Storme K.R., Wu Y.M., Benedetti F.M., Swager T.M., Smith Z.P., J. Membr. Sci., 2023

Post-synthetic modification of MOFs to enhance interfacial compatibility and selectivity of thin film nanocomposite (TFN) membranes for water purification, Han G., Studer R.M., Lee M., Rodriguez K.M., Teesdale J.J., Smith Z.P., J. Membr. Sci., 2023



Uncertainty in Composite Membranes: From Defect Engineering to Film Processing , Teesdale J.J., Lee M., Lu R., Smith Z.P., J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2022.


Network-Nanostructured ZIF-8 to Enable Percolation for Enhanced Gas Transport, Lee H., Won S.C., Lee M., Zhang K., Edhaim F., Rodriquez K.M., DeWitt S.J.A., Smith Z.P., Adv. Funct. Mater., 2002, 2207775.


Side chain length and dispersity in ROMP polymers with pore-generating side chains for gas separations, Benedetti F.M., Wu Y.M., Lin S., He Y., Flear E., Storme K.R., Liu C., Zhao Y., Swager T.M., Smith Z.P., J Am Chem Soc Au., 2022

Multi-lab study on the pure-gas permeation of commercial polysulfone (PSf) membranes: Measurement standards and best practices, Rodriguez K.M., Wu, W., Smith Z.P., J. Memb. Sci., 2022, 120746.
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Hydrocarbon ladder polymers with ultrahighpermselectivity for membrane gas separations, H Lai, H. W., Benedetti, F. M., Myun Ahn, J., Robinson, A. M., Wang, Y., Pinnau, I., Smith, Z. P., & Xia, Y, Science, 2022, 375, 1390–1392




Sorption-enhanced mixed-gas transport in amine functionalized polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMs), Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Benedetti F.M.,Roy N.,Wu A.X., Smith Z.P., J. Mater. Chem. A, 2021,9, 23631-23642.

Low-Temperature H2S/CO2/CH4 Separation in Mixed-Matrix Membranes Containing MFU-4, Qian Q., Wright A.M., Lee H., Dincă M., Smith Z.P., ACS Chem. Mater. 2021, 33, 17, 6825–683.

Non-equilibrium Lattice Fluid Modeling of Gas Sorption for Fluorinated Poly(ether imide)s, Wu A.X., Drayton J.A., Ren X., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Grosz A.F., Lee J., Smith Z.P., ACS Macromolecules 2021, 54, 14, 6628–6638.


Revisiting group contribution theory for estimating fractional free volume of microporous polymer membranes, Wu A.X., Lin S., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Benedetti F.M., Joo T., Grosz A.F., Storme K.R., Roy N., Syar D., Smith Z.P., Journal of Membrane Science, 2021.



Elucidating the Role of Fluorine Content on Gas Sorption Properties of Fluorinated Polyimides, Wu A.X., Drayton J.A., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Benedetti F.M., Qian Q., Lin S., Smith Z.P., Macromolecules, 2020.

Leveraging free volume manipulation to improve membrane separation performance of amine‐functionalized PIM‐1, Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Lin S., Wu A.X., Han G., Teesdale J.J., Doherty C.M., Smith Z.P., Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020.

Tuning Selectivities in Gas Separation Membranes Based on Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles, Bilchak C.R., Jhalaria M., Huang Y., Abbas Z., Midya J., Benedetti F.M., Parisi D., Egger W., Dickmann M., Minelli M., Doghieri F., Nikoubashman A., Durning C.J., Vlassopoulos D., Jestin J., Smith Z.P., Benicewicz B.C., Rubinstein M., Leibler L., Kumar S.K., ACS Nano, 2020.

Free volume manipulation of a 6FDA-HAB polyimide using a solid-state protection/deprotection strategy, Lin S., Joo T., Benedetti F.M., Chen L.C., Wu A.X., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Qian Q., Doherty C.M., Smith Z.P., Polymer, 2020, 10, 123121.

Acid-Modulated Synthesis of High Surface Area Amine-Functionalized MIL-101(Cr) Nanoparticles for CO2 Separations, Han G., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Qian Q., Smith Z.P., ACS Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2020, 59, 40, 18139–18150.

Facile and Time-Efficient Carboxylic Acid Functionalization of PIM-1: Effect on Molecular Packing and Gas Separation Performance, Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Wu A.X., Qian Q., Han G., Lin S., Benedetti F.M., Lee H., Chi W.S., Doherty C.M., Smith Z.P., Macromolecules, 2020, 53, 15, 6220–6234.

MOF-Based Membranes for Gas Separations, Qian Q., Asinger P.A., Lee M.J., Han G., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Lin S., Benedetti F.M., Wu A.X., Chi W.S., Smith Z.P., Chemical Reviews, 2020, 120, 16, 8161–8266.

Influence of Aliphatic and Aromatic Fluorine Groups on Gas Permeability and Morphology of Fluorinated Polyimide Films, Wu A.X., Drayton J.A., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Qian Q., Lin S., Smith Z.P., Macromolecules, 2020.

Hydrothermal Synthesis of Sub-20 nm Amine-Functionalized MIL-101(Cr) Nanoparticles with High Surface Area and Enhanced CO2 Uptake, Han G., Qian Q., Mizrahi Rodriguez K., Smith Z.P., ACS Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2020. 59 (16), 7888-7900.



Impact of post-synthetic modification routes on filler structure and performance in metal-organic framework based mixed-matrix membranes, Qian Q., Chi W.S., Han G., Smith Z.P., ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 2019. 59 (12), 5432-5438.

Tuning the molecular weights, chain packing, and gas-transport properties of CANAL ladder polymers by short alkyl substitutions, Lai H.W.H., Benedetti F.M., Jin Z., Teo Y.C., Wu A.X., De Angelis M.G., Smith Z.P., Xia Y., Macromolecules, 2019. 52 (16), 6294-6302.

Mixed-matrix membranes formed from imide-functionalized UiO-66-NH2 for improved interfacial compatibility, Qian Q., Wu A.X., Chi W.S., Asinger P.A., Lin S., Hypsher A.J., Smith Z.P., ACS Applied Materials and Interface, 2019. 11 (34), 31257-31269.

The Perfluoropolymer Upper Bound, Wu A.X., Drayton J.A., Smith Z.P., AIChE Journal, 2019. 65 (12),  1-12.

Polymers with side chain porosity for ultrapermeable and plasticization resistant materials for gas separations, He, Y., Benedetti F.M.,Lin S.,Liu C.,Zhao Y., Ye H.-Z., van Voorhis T., De Angelis M.G. , Swager T.M., Smith Z.P., Advanced Materials, 2019. 31 (21), 1807871.

Mixed‐matrix membranes formed from multi‐dimensional metal‐organic frameworks for enhanced gas transport and plasticization resistance, Chi, W.S. B. Sundell, K. Zhang, D. Harrigan, S. Hayden, Z.P. Smith, ChemSusChem, 2019. 12 (11), 2355-2360.



Increasing M2(dobdc) Loading in Selective Mixed-Matrix Membranes: A Rubber Toughening Approach, Smith, Z.P., J.E. Bachman, T. Li, B. Gludovatz, V.A. Kusuma, T. Xu, , D.P. Hopkinson, R.O. Ritchie, J.R. Long, Chemistry of Materials, 2018. 30, 1484−1495.

Engineered Transport in Microporous Materials and Membranes for Clean Energy Technologies, Li, C., S.M. Meckler, Z.P. Smith, J.E. Bachman, L. Maserati, J.R. Long, B.A. Helms, Advanced Materials, 2018. 30, 1704953.

On the Direct Synthesis of Cu(BDC) MOF Nanosheets and Their Performance in Mixed Matrix Membranes, Shete, M., P. Kumar, J.E. Bachman, X. Ma, Z.P. Smith, K.A. Mkhoyan, J.R. Long, M. Tsapatsis, Journal of Membrane Science, 2018. 549, 312-320.



50th anniversary perspective: Polymers and mixed matrix membranes for gas and vapor separation: A review and prospective opportunities, Galizia, M., W.S. Chi, Z.P. Smith, T.C. Merkel, R.W. Baker, B.D. Freeman, Macromolecules, 2017. 50, 7809-7843.

Influence of temperature on gas solubility in thermally rearranged (TR) polymers, Stevens, K.A., Z.P. Smith, K.L. Gleason, M. Galizia, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Journal of Membrane Science, 2017. 533, 75-83.



Enhanced ethylene separation and plasticization resistance in polymer membranes incorporating metal-organic framework nanocrystals, Bachman, J.E., Z.P. Smith, T. Li, T. Xu, and J.R. Long, Nature Materials, 2016. 15, 845-849.

Nonequilibrium lattice fluid modeling of gas solubility in HAB-6FDA polyimide and its thermally rearranged analogues, Galizia, M., K.A. Stevens, Z.P. Smith, D.R. Paul, and B.D Freeman, Macromolecules, 2016. 49, 8768-8779.