Zhen Zhao

China University of Petroleum
Zhen Zhao

Dr. Zhen Zhao is currently, a Cheung Kong Scholar Professor, the group leader of Environmental Catalysis at China University of Petroleum–Beijing. Besides, he has another position in Shenyang Normal University as a specially-appointed professor. He is the dean of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, the director of Institute of Catalysis for Energy and Environment and the director of Key Platform for the Science and Technology in Liaonng Province’s Universities. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS in 1996. After AIST postdoctoral study at National Institute for Resources and Environment in 1997 and NEDO fellowship study at Osaka National Research Institute, Japan from 1998 to 1999, he moved to USA and undertook a postdoctoral study at Lehigh University from 2000 to 2002.  He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher associate at the Research Center of Akzo Nobel Chemical Inc. New York, USA, for 4 months in 2002. He joined China University of Petroleum–Beijing as a full professor at the end of 2002. His research is mainly focused on environmental catalysis, catalytic new materials, rare earth catalysis, petrochemical industry catalysis and solid state surface chemistry. He is the author or co-author of more than 360 peer-reviewed scientific publications with over 8000 citations and 32 patents.

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