Dr. Hongbo Zhang (张洪波)/ hbzhang@nankai.edu.cn
Research Scientist at Nankai University
323 School of Materials Science and Engineering Building, Nankai University, Haihe Education Park, Jinnan District, Tianjin, China, 300350

    Research Chemist in heterogeneous catalysis with expertise in catalyst formulation, characterization, and catalytic testing of both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts. Expertise in improving catalyst performance by understanding reaction mechanisms using in-situ and operando characterization techniques and spectroscopies (such as XAFS, IR, Raman, XPS, XRD and solid NMR etc.); good at reaction kinetics study and synthesis of novel nano-materials.

Group Leader

Dr. Hongbo Zhang (张洪波博士)

2002-2006   Chemistry Department of Nankai University,Bachelor degree

2006-2012   Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics,PhD(Supervisor: Prof. Xinhe Bao and Prof. Xiulian Pan)

2013-2017   Argonne National Laboratory/ Penn State/ UIUC,Postdoc

2018-now    Research Scientist in School of Materials Science and Engineering of Nankai Univeristy

戴菁菁 2018 Ph.D Candidate

   Jingjing Dai received her Master of Engineering degree from Shaanxi University of Science & Technology, Xi’an, in 2018. Now, she is a PhD student in Prof. Hongbo Zhang’s group . Her research interests are focused on platform molecule catalytic transformation based on C-C bond formation and correlation between the Lewis acid strength as well as the pore structure of metal organic frameworks and C-C bond formation.

[1]  Dai Jingjing, Li Kaipeng, Feng Zongjing, Xu Jun, Chen Yao*, Zhang Hongbo*, Zhang Zhenjie.  2020, Journal of Catalysis. Submitted

[2]  Dai Jingjing, Zhang Hongbo*. Science China Materials. 2019, 62: 1642-1654.

[3]  Lin Y., Dai J., Yang H., et al. Chem. Eng. J. 334, 2018, 1740-1748.

[4]  Yang H., Dai J., Wang L., et al. Sci. Rep. 7, 2017, 768.

王秀夷 2019 Ph.D Candidate
     Xiuyi Wang graduated from Jilin University, School of Chemistry, with a Bachelor degree and got her Master degree from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. After that, she joined Prof. Hongbo Zhang's group in Nankai University as a PhD candidate in 2019. She is familiar with high-pressure reaction system and in-situ FTIR characterization. Her current research topic is the kinetic studies on CO2 activation and selective methanol formation over Cu/Zn/AlOx catalyst.
袁晋 2019 Ph.D Candidate

   Jin Yuan received her master degree from Nankai University, Tianjin, in 2019. Now, She is a PhD student in Prof. Hongbo Zhangs group. Her research interests are focused on visible-light catalysis and photo-thermal catalysis of CO2 reduction.

[1] Yuan Jin, Du yaping*, Zhang Hongbo*. 2020, APL materials. (under review)

[2] Yuan Jin, Yuan mingjian*. 2019, Science China Chemistry, 2019, 62(5): 629-636.

[3] Jiang yuanzhi#, Yuan Jin#, Yuan Mingjian* and Chen Jun. Joule, 2018, 2(7): 1356-1368. (#: these authors contribute equally)

郭金秋 2019 M.S. Candidate

    Jinqiu Guo was born in Hebei province, China. She received her B.S.in Composite Materials and Engineering from Jiangsu University. She is pursuing a Master degree in Zhang's group with research project of "Selective generation of aromatics from ethanol over layered rare-earth metal hydroxides".

[1] Jinqiu Guo, Yaping Du* and Hongbo Zhang*, “Research Progress on the Application of Rare Earth (RE) Materials in Heterogeneous Catalysis” Submitted