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

Chemkin initiation-- Guest lecture given by Professor Olivier Herbinet

This lecture includes how to start your work with Chemkin software and three useful case study. This lecture is a part of the E7135 Reactor Design.

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Combustion kinetics-- Guest lecture given by Professor Olivier Herbinet

This lecture includes three parts: 1) Phenomena Observed in the Combustion of Hydrocarbons, 2) Generalities about Gas-Phase Kinetics, 3) Modeling of the oxidation of Fuels.

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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.

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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

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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

Xiang Li

Visiting Doctoral researcher

Jiaqi Wang

Visiting Doctoral researcher

Mingze Yang

Doctoral researcher

Penghui Yao

Doctoral candidate

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 2022 Catalysis Today

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

Yushuai Sang, Hong Chen, Mohamad Khalifeh, Yongdan Li 2022 Catalysis Today

Hydroxyapatite Supported Manganese Oxide as a Heterogeneous Catalyst for the Synthesis of 2, 5-Diformylfuran

Hong Chen, Yingying Li, Linhao Yu, Sen Wang, Xueli Ma, Can Wang, Yongdan Li 2022 Catalysis Letters

Highly selective metal-organic framework-based (MOF-5) separator for non-aqueous redox flow battery

Jiashu Yuan, Cuijuan Zhang, Qianyuan Qiu, Zhengze Pan, Lijun Fan, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li 2022 Chemical Engineering Journal

N-Doped carbon nanotube encapsulated cobalt for efficient oxidative esterification of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural

Linhao Yu, Saravanan Kasipandi, Hong Chen, Yingying Li, Xueli Ma, Zhe Wen, Yongdan Li 2022 Reaction Chemistry & Engineering

Molecular engineering the naphthalimide compounds as High-Capacity anolyte for nonaqueous redox flow batteries

Donghan Xu, Cuijuan Zhang, Yongdan Li 2022 Chemical Engineering Journal

Molecular engineering redox-active organic materials for nonaqueous redox flow battery

Donghan Xu, Cuijuan Zhang, Yongdan Li 2022 Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering

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 2022 Catalysis Today
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