Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Industrial Chemistry

Prof. Yongdan Li leads the Research Group of Industrial Chemistry. Our group focuses on teaching and research related to chemical reaction engineering and reactor design.
Research topics Industrial Chemistry made by Yingnan Zhao

Research Focus:

The group of Industrial Chemistry focuses on the principles of chemical convertors and those of the processes based on chemical convertors.

The group is active with two categories of projects:

  1. Improving the performance of existing commercial chemical convertors and the understanding on the governing factors, e.g. the mechanical strength of solid catalyst and the mechanical reliability of the catalytic convertors; improvement of the performance of DeNOx, three-way and hydrogen production catalysts and convertors.
  2. Promoting the commercialization of promising new reactions through revealing the limiting factors, e.g. lignocellulose fractionation and transformation to chemicals and fuels; photo-catalytic water splitting; advanced batteries; solid oxide fuel cells with direct carbon and hydrocarbon fuels; methane catalytic decomposition to hydrogen and nano-carbons and NO direct decomposition.

Teaching tasks:

  • CHEM-E7150 - Reaction Engineering
  • CHEM-E7135 - Reactor Design

Vacancies in the Industrial Chemistry group

Two open vacancies in the Industrial Chemistry group at the moment.

Upcoming Lectures and Events

General Reactor Design Practice in Industry-- Guest lecture given by Dr Lin Li

General Reactor Design Practice in Industry—a lecture related to the design of a reactor in industry.

News

Call for Papers at ACS 2022 Spring Meeting

Call for Papers ── Catalytic Solvolysis of Lignocellulose and its Derivatives ── 263rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition: March 20-March 24, 2022 | San Diego, CA

Call for Papers ── Catalytic Solvolysis of Lignocellulose and its Derivatives at 263rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

This is a call for papers related to Catalytic Solvolysis of Lignocellulose and its Derivatives at 263rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition: March 20-March 24, 2022 | San Diego, CA

Events

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Industrial Chemistry Group at the 2021 Fall ACS Meeting

Here are the presentations from Industrial Chemistry Group at the 2021 Fall ACS Meeting.

Renewable fuel made from biorefinery residues

Lignin-based automotive and aviation fuels are one step closer to market as a new EU-funded project aims to develop new production methods for lignin-based transport fuels.

Biorefinery and fuels

Workshop on Catalytic Reactions with Ion Transfer through Interfaces

Welcome to Workshop on Catalytic Reactions with Ion Transfer through Interfaces (ITICAT2019), organized in August 15 - 17, 2019, as a pre-conference of EuropaCat2019. 

ITICAT2019 logo/Yingnan Zhao

Team members:

Ligen Cha

Doctoral Researcher

Hanzhang Gong

Visiting Doctoral Researcher

Running Kang

Visiting Doctoral candidate

Gen Li

Research assistant (preparing for doctoral thesis work)

Xiang Li

Visiting Doctoral Researcher

Xiang Li

Doctoral Researcher

Jilan Long

Postdoctoral Researcher

Jiaqi Wang

Visiting Doctoral Researcher

Tianyang Wen

Research assistant (preparing for doctoral thesis work)

Mingze Yang

Doctoral Researcher

Penghui Yao

Doctoral researcher

Yuxing Zhang

Visiting Doctoral Researcher

Latest publications from the Industrial Chemistry group

The latest publications from the Industrial Chemistry research group.

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Latest publications:

Possible use as biofuels of monoaromatic oxygenates produced by lignin catalytic conversion: A review

F. Battin-Leclerc, N. Delort, I. Meziane, O. Herbinet, Y. Sang, Y. Li 2023 Catalysis Today

Catalytic valorization of lignocellulose and its derived feedstocks into fuels and chemicals

Zhaofu Fei, De Chen, Emiel J.M. Hensen, Yongdan Li, Rajenahally V. Jagadeesh 2023 Catalysis Today

SI:Lignocellulose fuels

Zhaofu Fei, De Chen, Emiel J.M. Hensen, Yongdan Li, Rajenahally V. Jagadeesh 2023 Catalysis Today

The effects of potential and solar input on Z-scheme C3N4-TiO2 nanotubes @ Ti electrode in a broad potential window

Xuelan Hou, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li 2023 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Catalytic conversion of Kraft lignin into platform chemicals in supercritical ethanol over a Mo(OCH2CH3)x/NaCl catalyst

Qingfeng Liu, Yushuai Sang, Yunfei Bai, Kai Wu, Zewei Ma, Mengmeng Chen, Yiming Ma, Hong Chen, Yongdan Li 2023 Catalysis Today

Selective production of 2-(tert-butyl)-3-methylphenol from depolymerization of enzymatic hydrolysis lignin with MoS2 catalyst

Yiming Ma, Yushuai Sang, Kai Wu, Qingfeng Liu, Hong Chen, Yongdan Li 2023 Catalysis Today

A 98.2% energy efficiency Li-O2 battery using a LaNi-0.5Co0.5O3 perovskite cathode with extremely fast oxygen reduction and evolution kinetics

Qianyuan Qiu, Zheng-Ze Pan, Penghui Yao, Jiashu Yuan, Chun Xia, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li 2023 Chemical Engineering Journal

Catalysis and chemistry of lignin depolymerization in alcohol solvents - A review

Yushuai Sang, Hong Chen, Mohamad Khalifeh, Yongdan Li 2023 Catalysis Today

Catalytic roles of Mo-based sites on MoS2 for ethanolysis of enzymatic hydrolysis lignin into aromatic monomers

Kai Wu, Yushuai Sang, Saravanan Kasipandi, Yiming Ma, Hairui Jiao, Qingfeng Liu, Hong Chen, Yongdan Li 2023 Catalysis Today
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