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Prof. Zhendong Liu
Prof. Zhendong Liu is an assistant professor in Department of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, both in Chemical Engineering, from Shandong University in 2005 and from Tsinghua University in 2012, respectively. He then moved to The University of Tokyo to pursue his doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Tatsuya Okubo and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 2015. His thesis focused on developing ultrafast and continuous-flow methods for the synthesis of zeolites. Thereafter, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in The University of Tokyo (with Prof. Tatsuya Okubo) and in University of Minnesota at Twin Cities (with Prof. Michael Tsapatsis and Prof. Andreas Stein). He joined Department of Chemical System Engineering at The University of Tokyo as an assistant professor in 2017. Prof. Zhendong Liu moved to Tsinghua University and started his research group in June 2021.
Dr. Qing Liu
Qing received her master degree in Chemical Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, where she studied structural identification and supercritical ethanolysis of oil shale into small molecular compounds. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry from Yokohama National University in 2021. Her doctoral thesis with Prof. Yoshihiro Kubota focused on the synthesis and modifications of YNU-5 zeolite to enhance its performance as a cracking catalyst. She joined the Liu lab as a postdoctoral researcher in November 2021. Her current research focuses on developing zeolite-based catalyst for upcycling polyolefin plastic waste into high-value-added chemicals under mild conditions.
Dr. Mingyuan Shao
Mingyuan received his bachelor degree in Applied Chemistry from Sun Yat-sen University in 2015, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science, in 2021. His doctoral thesis with Profs. Qingshan Zhu and Chaoquan Hu focused on developing heterogeneous catalysts for hydrogenation of butadiene and dehydrogenation of butane. He joined the Liu lab as a postdoctoral researcher in January 2022. His current research focuses on investigating sintering-resistant behavior of the metal-nanocluster-encapsulated zeolites in high-temperature environments.
Dr. Zhaoning Song
Zhaoning Song received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from China University of Petroleum (East China) in 2022. During her Ph.D., she studied the regulation of TS-1 microstructure and its catalytic performance in direct propene epoxidation reaction under the guidance of Prof. Chaohe Yang and Prof. Xiang Feng. Zhaoning joined the Liu group as a postdoc researcher in August 2022. Her current research focuses on developing high-temperature and high-pressure continuous-flow systems for PET depolymerization.
Tao received his bachelor degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2019 and then was enrolled in Department of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University. He joined the Liu lab as a jointly-supervised Ph.D. student in November 2021 (co-supervised with Profs. Jianhong Xu and Yundong Wang). His current research focuses on developing nanostructured adsorbents for deep H2S removal.
Jing received her B.S. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 2022. She stayed in the Liu lab as a visiting student for her bachelor’s thesis from December 2021 to June 2022, during which she worked on ultrafast methods for encapsulating metal nanoclusters into small-pore zeolites. Jing was enrolled as a Ph.D. student in Department of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University in fall 2022. Her current research focuses on computer-aided design and synthesis of porous materials.
Zixin received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Central South University in 2022, where she studied the synthesis and evaluation of silver-nanoparticle-loaded MXene composite catalyst under the guidance of Prof. Hui Liu. Zixin was enrolled as a Ph.D. student in Department of Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University in fall 2022. Her current research focuses on the fabrication of two-dimensional zeolites via CVD and ALD methods.