Linjiang was awarded his PhD in molecular modelling from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. His thesis was advised by Dr Tina Düren and concerned improving the modelling of gas adsorption in metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) with coordinatively unsaturated metal sites and flexible MOFs.
From 2013 to 2017, Linjiang was a postdoctoral research associate with Prof Andy Cooper at the University of Liverpool, followed by a research fellow/theme lead position in the Leverhulme Research Centre for Functional Materials Design, until February 2022. While at Liverpool, Linjiang’s research focused on computational studies of porous materials—molecular crystals, covalent organic frameworks (COFs), polymers, and MOFs—for gas adsorption and separation and computational studies of visible-light-driven organic catalysts—small molecules, COFs, and polymers—for water splitting, carbon dioxide reduction, and asymmetric chemical synthesis.
In March 2022, Linjiang joined the School of Chemistry. From November 2022, he is holding a joint appointment between the Schools of Chemistry and Computer Science, as Assistant Professor of Digital Chemistry.