自由容器
      Interface properties are key factors dominating in heterogeneous catalysis system. People have been devoted efforts to this specific area for a long time while conclusive summarization only exist in limited topics. That is why more and more research scientists jumping into this specific area and trying to find the ultimate solution of catalysis based on there own research. Our group is a team of passionate research chemists led by Dr. Hongbo Zhang at Nankai University. The group is designed to   address energy and environmental challenges from a fundamental perspective via combination studies with nano-fabrication, kinetic analysis and in-situ/operando characterizations to achieve strong structure and performance correlations, especially on the interface structure. Specifically, we are interested in C-H bond activation, C-C bond coupling, selective hydrogenation/ dehydrogenation of small platform moleculars, such as CH4, ethanol, furfural and CO2 etc to generate value added chemicals and even gasolines/diesels. The in-situ and operando characterization techniques and spectroscopy include XAFS, FTIR, Raman, XPS, XRD and solid-state NMR etc. Our research efforts include but not limited to:
1. Mechanistic assessment with combination of kinetic studies and in-situ characterizations (such as FTIR, NMR, XAS and SSITKA etc.)
2. Atomic layer deposition in catalytic system fabrication and application
3. Bio-platform molecule (such as ethanol, furfural etc.) upgrading
4. C1 molecule (such as CH4, CO2 and CO etc.) activation
5. Zintl catalysis
6. Photo-thermal catalysis


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