Prof. Yu Cong was born in 1969 in Heilongjiang Province of China. She received her BSc and MSc Degree in Chemical Process from Dalian University of Technology in 1992 and 1995 respectively. She graduated in 1999 and obtained her PhD Degree in Physical Chemistry from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She was promoted to full professor in 2007. She ever made short-term academic visits to City University of Hong Kong, Cardiff University, and Poitiers University. Professor Cong’s main research interests involve the synthesis of high performance hydrocarbon fuels and their catalytic applications in aerospace field. She is the author or coauthor of over 60 research papers in peer-reviewed journals and 80 patents.
☆ Synthesis of hydrocarbon fuels and fuel additives, including high energy fuel, high thermally stable fuel, etc.
☆ Catalytic cracking and catalytic reforming of hydrocarbon fuels.
☆ Catalytic production of hydrogen via the WGS reaction.
1. Nanfang Tang, Yu Cong*, Qinghao Shang, Chuntian Wu, Guoliang Xu, and Xiaodong Wang. Coordinatively Unsaturated Al3+ Sites Anchored Subnanometric Ruthenium Catalyst for Hydrogenation of Aromatics, ACS Catal., 7(2017), 5987−5991.
2. Xueru Sheng, Guangyi Li, Wentao Wang, Yu Cong, Xiaodong Wang, George W. Huber, Ning Li, Aiqin Wang, Tao Zhang. Dual-bed catalyst system for the direct synthesis of high density aviation fuel with cyclopentanone from lignocellulose. AIChE Journal, 62(2016), 2754–2761.
3. Wentao Wang, Yu Cong*, Shuai Chen, Caixia Sun, Xiaodong Wang, Tao Zhang. One-Pot Catalytic Transformation of Dicyclopentadiene to High Energy Density Fuel Exo-tetrahydrotricyclopentadiene. Topics in Catalysis, 58(4-6), 350-358, 2015.
4. Shuang Liu, Yu Cong, Yanqiang Huang, Xiangyun Zhao, Tao Zhang, TiO2 Promoted Ir/Al2O3 Catalysts for Direct Decomposition of N2O. Catal. Today, 175(2011), 264-270.
5. Xiangyun Zhao, Yu Cong, Fei Lv, Lin Li, Xiaodong Wang, Tao Zhang. Mullite-Supported Rh Catalyst: a Promising Catalyst for the Decomposition of N2O Propellant. Chem. Commun., 46(2010), 3028–3030.