An Quanfu

Personal profile

Name:AN Quan-Fu




Current Professional Societies

  1. Editorial Committee of Technology of Water Treatment;

  2. Editorial Committee of Membrane Science and Technology

Research Areas

Membrane Science and Technology


1. Zhejiang Province Natural Science Award (First Class, 2015, 2rd)

2. Importation and Development of High-Caliber Talents Project of Beijing Municipal Institutions (2017)

3. Young and Middle-aged Expert of Chinese Membrane Technology with Outstanding Contributions (2019)


  1. H.W. Peng, W.H. Zhang, W.S Hung, N.X. Wang, J. Sun, K.R. Lee, Q.F. An*, C.M. Liu, Q. Zhao*, Phosphonium Modification leads to ultra-permeable antibacterial polyamide composite membranes with unreduced thickness, Adv. Mater., 2020, DOI:10.1002/adma.202001383.

  2. P. Y. Zheng, W. H. Zhang, C. Li, N. X. Wang, J. Li, Z. P. Qin, Q. F. An*, Efficient bio-ethanol recovery by non-contact vapor permeation process using membranes with tailored pore size and hydrophobicity, Chem. Eng. Sci., 2019, 207, 448-455.

  3. Y. S. Guo, X. D. Weng, B. Wu, Y. F. Mi, B. K. Zhu, Y. L. Ji, Q. F. An*, C. J. Gao, Construction of nonfouling nanofiltration membrane via introducing uniformly tunable zwitterionic layer, J. Membr. Sci., 2019, 583, 152-162.

  4. J. K. Wu, C. C. Ye, W. H. Zhang, N. X. Wang, K. R. Li, Q. F. An*, Construction of well-arranged graphene oxide/polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles membranes for pervaporation ethylene glycol dehydration, J. Membr. Sci., 2019, 577, 104-112.

  5. X. Q. Li, P. Y. Zheng, J. K. Wu, N. X. Wang, S. L. Ji, Z. H. Yu, Q. F. An*, Facial build-up of acid-resistance skin for high-stability zeolite NaA membrane, J. Membr. Sci., 2019, 573, 55-63.

  6. C. C. Ye, Q. F. An*, J. K. Wu, F. Y. Zhao, P. Y. Zheng, N. X. Wang, Nanofiltration membranes consisting of quaternized polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles for heavy metal removal, Chem. Eng. J., 2019, 359, 994-1005.

  7. J. K. Wu, N. X. Wang, W.S. Hung, Q. Zhao, K.R. Lee, Q. F. An*, Self-assembled soft nanoparticle membranes with programmed free volume hierarchy, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018 6.45, 22925-22930

  8. P. Y. Zheng, X. Q. Li, J. K. Wu, N. X. Wang, J. Ji, Q. F. An*, Enhanced butanol selectivity of pervaporation membrane with fluorinated monolayer on polydimethylsiloxane surface, J. Membr. Sci., 2018, 548, 215-222.

  9. K. F. Chen, P. Y. Zheng, J. K. Ku, N. X. Wang, Q. F. An*, K. Lee, Polyelectrolyte complexes/silica hybrid hollow fiber membrane for fusel oils pervaporation dehydration processes, J. Membr. Sci., 2018, 545, 284-291.

  10. R. Ma, Y. J. Li, Y. S. Shen, Y. F. Mi, Q. F. An*, C. J. Gao, Fabrication of antifouling reverse osmosis membranes by incorporating zwitterionic colloids nanoparticles for brackish water desalination, Desalination, 2017, 416, 35-44.

  11. Y.L. Ji, Q.F. An*, Y.S. Guo, W.H. Hung, K.R. Lee, C.J. Gao, Bio-inspired fabrication of high perm-selectivity and anti-fouling membranes based on zwitterionic polyelectrolyte nanoparticles, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2016, 4, 4224–4231.

  12. X.D. Weng, Y.L. Ji, R. Ma, F.Y. Zhao, Q.F. An*, C.J. Gao, Superhydrophilic and antibacterial zwitterionic polyamide nanofiltration membranes for antibiotics separation, J. Membr. Sci., 2016, 510, 122-130.

  13. F.Y. Zhao, Y.L. Ji, X.D. Weng, Y.F. Mi, C.C. Ye, Q.F. An*, C.J. Gao, High-flux positively charged nanocomposite nanofiltration membranes filled with poly(dopamine) modified multiwall carbon nanotubes, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 6693−6700.

  14. X.S. Wang, Y.L. Ji, P.Y. Zheng, Q.F. An*, Q. Zhao, K.R. Lee, J.W. Qian, C.J. Gao, Engineering novel polyelectrolyte complex membranes with improved mechanical properties and separation performance, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 7296-7303.

  15. Y.F. Mi, Q. Zhao, Y.L. Ji, Q.F. An*, C.J. Gao, A novel route for surface zwitterionic functionalization of polyamide nanofiltration membranes with improved performance, J. Membr. Sci., 2015, 490,311-320.

Personal statement

An Quan-Fu, professor and doctoral supervisor, got his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University (ZJU) in 2005. He then worked as a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at ZJU from Mar. 2005 to Aug. 2007, and was promoted to associate professor in Jul. 2007 and professor in Dec. 2014, respectively. As a visiting research professor, he worked one year (from Apr. 2011 to Apr. 2012) at Center for Membrane and Technology in Chung Yuan Christian University. He moved to Beijing University of Technology in Jan. 2017.

Until now, he has presided five National Natural Science Foundation of China projects and published more than 160 SCI papers on international journals (3300 citations from others, H-index 36) and 42 issued patents. His research focuses on membrane science and technology. He has coined up a core concept of “ion pair” and applied for membrane fabrication, realizing high-performance membranes after a series of studies on membrane design, preparation, and separation mechanism. Moreover, he has established novel methods for preparing membranes embedded with ion pair structures, leading to molecular-scale water channels for rapid and selective transport of water molecules.