Publications

2019

2019

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.


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.


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.


The Perfluoropolymer Upper Bound, Wu A.X., Drayton J.A., Smith Z.P., AIChE Journal, 2019.


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, 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, 2355-2360.

2018

2018

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.

2017

2017

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.

2016

2016

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.

2015

2015

Predictive calculation of hydrogen and helium solubility in glassy and rubbery polymers, Galizia, M., Z.P. Smith, G.C. Sarti, B.D. Freeman, and D.R. Paul, Journal of Membrane Science, 2015. 475, 110-121.

Pure- and mixed-gas permeation of CO2 and CH4 in thermally rearranged polymers based on 3,3′-dihydroxy-4,4′-diamino-biphenyl (HAB) and 2,2′-bis-(3,4-dicarboxyphenyl) hexafluoropropane dianhydride (6FDA), Gleason, K.L., Z.P. Smith, Q. Liu, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Journal of Membrane Science, 2015. 475, 204-214.

Preparation and properties of polybenzoxazole-based gas separation membranes: A comparative study between thermal rearrangement (TR) of poly(hydroxyimide) and thermal cyclodehydration of poly(hydroxyamide), Kushwaha, A., M.E. Dose, Z.P. Smith, S. Luo, B.D. Freeman, and R. Guo, Polymer, 2015. 78, 81-93.

Effect of polymer structure on gas transport properties of selected aromatic polyimides, polyamides and TR polymers, Smith, Z.P., G. Hernández, K.L. Gleason, A. Anand, C.M. Doherty, K. Konstas, C. Alvarez, A.J. Hill, A.E. Lozano, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman Journal of Membrane Science, 2015. 493, 766-781.

Size-dependent permeability deviations from Maxwell’s Model in hybrid cross-linked poly(ethylene glycol)/silica nanoparticle membranes, Su, N.C., Z.P. Smith, B.D. Freeman, and J.J. Urban Chemistry of Materials, 2015. 27(7), 2421-2429.

Gas permeation in thin films of “high free-volume” glassy perfluoropolymers: Part II. CO2 plasticization and sorption, Tiwari, R.R., Z.P. Smith, H. Lin, B. Freeman, and D. Paul, Polymer, 2015. 61, 1-14.

2014

2014

Contributions of diffusion and solubility selectivity to the upper bound analysis for glassy gas separation membranes, Robeson, L.M., Z.P. Smith, B.D. Freeman, and D.R. Paul, Journal of Membrane Science, 2014. 453, 71-83.

Influence of polyimide precursor synthesis route and ortho-position functional group on thermally rearranged (TR) polymer properties: Conversion and free volume, Sanders, D.F., R. Guo, Z.P. Smith, Q. Liu, K.A. Stevens, J.E. McGrath, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Polymer, 2014. 55(7), 1636-1647.

Influence of diffusivity and sorption on helium and hydrogen separations in hydrocarbon, silicon, and fluorocarbon-based polymers, Smith, Z.P., R.R. Tiwari, M.E. Dose, K.L. Gleason, T.M. Murphy, D.F. Sanders, G. Gunawan, L.M. Robeson, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Macromolecules, 2014. 47(9), 3170-3184.

Investigation of the chemical and morphological structure of thermally rearranged polymers, Smith, Z.P., K. Czenkusch, S. Wi, K.L. Gleason, G. Hernández, C.M. Doherty, K. Konstas, T.J. Bastow, C. Álvarez, A.J. Hill, A.E. Lozano, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Polymer, 2014. 55(26), 6649-6657.

Graphene oxide: A new platform for high-performance gas- and liquid-separation membranes, Smith, Z.P. and B.D. Freeman, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014. 53(39), 10286-10288.

Gas permeation in thin films of “high free-volume” glassy perfluoropolymers: Part I. Physical aging, Tiwari, R.R., Z.P. Smith, H. Lin, B. Freeman, and D. Paul, Polymer, 2014. 55(22), 5788-5800.

Synthesis and characterization of triptycene-based polyimides with tunable high fractional free volume for gas separation membranes, Wiegand, J.R., Z.P. Smith, Q. Liu, C.T. Patterson, B.D. Freeman, and R. Guo, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014. 2(33), 13309-13320.

2013

2013

Synthesis and characterization of thermally rearranged (TR) polymers: Influence of ortho-positioned functional groups of polyimide precursors on TR process and gas transport properties, Guo, R., D.F. Sanders, Z.P. Smith, B.D. Freeman, D.R. Paul, and J.E. McGrath, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013. 1(2), 262-272.

Synthesis and characterization of thermally rearranged (TR) polymers: Effect of glass transition temperature of aromatic poly(hydroxyimide) precursors on TR process and gas permeation properties, Guo, R., D.F. Sanders, Z.P. Smith, B.D. Freeman, D.R. Paul, and J.E. McGrath, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013. 1(19), 6063-6072.

Energy-efficient polymeric gas separation membranes for a sustainable future: A review, Sanders, D.F., Z.P. Smith, R. Guo, L.M. Robeson, J.E. McGrath, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Polymer, 2013. 54(18), 4729-4761.

Hydrogen sorption in polymers for membrane applications, Smith, Z.P., R.R. Tiwari, T.M. Murphy, D.F. Sanders, K.L. Gleason, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Polymer, 2013. 54(12), 3026-3037.

2012

2012

Gas permeability, diffusivity, and free volume of thermally rearranged polymers based on 3,3′-dihydroxy-4,4′-diamino-biphenyl (HAB) and 2,2′-bis-(3,4-dicarboxyphenyl) hexafluoropropane dianhydride (6FDA), Sanders, D.F., Z.P. Smith, C.P. Ribeiro, R.L. Guo, J.E. McGrath, D.R. Paul, and B.D. Freeman, Journal of Membrane Science, 2012. 409, 232-241.

Gas sorption and characterization of thermally rearranged polyimides based on 3,3′-dihydroxy-4,4′-diamino-biphenyl (HAB) and 2,2′-bis-(3,4-dicarboxyphenyl) hexafluoropropane dianhydride (6FDA), Smith, Z.P., D.F. Sanders, C.P. Ribeiro Jr, R. Guo, B.D. Freeman, D.R. Paul, J.E. McGrath, and S. Swinnea, Journal of Membrane Science, 2012. 416, 558-567.

2011

2011

Cavity size, sorption and transport characteristics of thermally rearranged (TR) polymers, Jiang, Y., F.T. Willmore, D.F. Sanders, Z.P. Smith, C.P. Ribeiro, C.M. Doherty, A. Thornton, A.J. Hill, B.D. Freeman, and I.C. Sanchez, Polymer, 2011. 52(10), 2244-2254.

2010

2010

Gas permeability of cross-linked poly(ethylene-oxide) based on poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate and a miscible siloxane co-monomer, Kusuma, V.A., G. Gunawan, Z.P. Smith, and B.D. Freeman, Polymer, 2010. 51(24), 5734-5743.

2009

2009

Growth of human pancreatic cancer is inhibited by down-regulation of gastrin gene expression, Matters, G.L., J.F. Harms, C.O. McGovern, C. Jayakumar, K. Crepin, Z.P. Smith, M.C. Nelson, H. Stock, C.W. Fenn, J. Kaiser, M. Kester, and J.P. Smith, Pancreas, 2009. 38(5), E151-E161.