1986-1990: study in Dalian University of Technology and received BS degree in 1990;
1990-1993: study in Dalian University of Technology and received Master degree in 1993;
1997-2001: study in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and received PhD degree in 2001.
1993-1997: Research assistant of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics;
2001-2003: Assistant professor of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics;
2003-2005: Postdoc of Taiwan University;
2005-2008: Associate professor of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics;
2009-: Professor of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics.
☆ Catalytic conversion of Biomass
Declining fossil fuel reserves and the global climate change associated with the consumption of fossil fuel have stimulated intensive interest in developing renewable energy sources. Biomass, as the only renewable organic carbon source on earth, is being considered as a promising substitute for fossil resources. Heterogeneous catalysis is a green and effective way for the transformation of biomass into fuels and valuable chemicals. Our interest in this area covers the hydrolysis of cellulose, hydrogenolysis of cellulose into polyols, and the hydrogenolysis of glycerol.
Supported noble metals are among the most important catalysts currently used in industry related to energy and environment. These heterogeneous catalysts are generally composed of nanoparticles of 1-10 nm which are highly dispersed on oxide support. The size, morphology, and chemical composition of the nanoparticles are the key factors affecting the catalytic performance. Our interest in this area includes the synthesis and catalysis of bi-metallic nanoparticles with controllable size, morphology, and chemical composition. These nanocatalysts are extensively employed in environmental catalysis such as deNOx and low-temperature CO oxidation.
☆ Synthesis and application of mesoporous materials
Ordered mesoporous materials have wide applications in adsorption, separation, and catalysis. Our interest in this area is focused on the synthesis and catalysis of ordered mesoporous carbons and ordered mesoporous carbon-oxide composites.
Publications: over 100
Selection of recent publications:
1. Qiao Botao, Wang Aiqin, Yang Xiaofeng, Allard Lawrence F., Jiang Zheng, Cui Yitao, Liu Jingyue, Li Jun, Zhang Tao, Single-atom catalysis of CO oxidation using Pt1/FeOx. Nature Chem., 2011, 3, 634-641.
2. Qiao Botao, Wang Aiqin, Lin Jian, Li Lin, Su Dangsheng, Zhang Tao, Highly effective CuO/Fe(OH)x catalysts for selective oxidation of CO in H2-rich stream. Appl. Catal. B, 2011, 105, 103-110.
3. Pang Jifeng, Zheng Mingyuan, Wang Aiqin, Zhang Tao, Catalytic hydrogenation of corn stalk to ethylene glycol and 1,2-propylene glycol. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2011, 50, 6601-6608.
4. Liu Xiaoyan, Wang Aiqin, Li Lin, Zhang Tao, Mou Chung-Yuan, Lee Jyh-Fu, Structural changes of Au-Cu bimetallic catalysts in CO oxidation: In situ XRD, EPR, XANES, and FT-IR characterizations. J. Catal., 2011, 278, 288-296.
5. Liu Kuo, Wang Aiqin, Zhang Wansheng, Wang Junhu, Huang Yanqiang, Wang Xiaodong, Shen Jianyi, Zhang Tao, Microkinetic Study of CO Oxidation and PROX on Ir-Fe Catalyst. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2011, 50, 758-766.
6. Xu Jinming, Wang Aiqin, Wang Xiaodong, Su Dangsheng, Zhang Tao, Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Application of Highly Ordered Mesoporous Alumina-Carbon Nanocomposites. Nano Res., 2011, 4, 50-60.
7. Zhao Xiaochen, Wang Aiqin, Yan Jingwang, Sun Gongquan, Sun Lixian, Zhang Tao. Synthesis and electrochemical performance of heteroatom-incorporated ordered mesoporous carbons. Chem. Mater., 2010, 22, 5463-5473.
8. Pang Jifeng, Wang Aiqin, Zheng Mingyuan and Zhang Tao, Hydrolysis of cellulose into glucose over carbons sulfonated at elevated temperatures. Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 6935-6937.
9. Ding Lining, Wang Aiqin, Zheng Mingyuan, Zhang Tao, Selective Transformation of Cellulose into Sorbitol by Using a Bifunctional Nickel Phosphide Catalyst. ChemSusChem, 2010, 3, 818-821.
10. Liu Kuo, Wang Aiqin, Zhang Wansheng, Wang Junhu, Huang Yanqiang, Shen Jianyi, Zhang Tao, Quasi In Situ 57Fe Mössbauer Spectroscopic Study: Quantitative Correlation between Fe2+ and H2 Concentration for PROX over Ir−Fe/SiO2 Catalyst. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114, 8533-8541.