【环境讲坛52期】Advanced Nanocatalytic Materials for Energy Production and Environment Protection
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报告题目：Advanced Nanocatalytic Materials for Energy Production and Environment Protection
报告内容：Nowadays, we face new challenges in creating alternate fuels, cleaning the environment, dealing with the causes of global warming, and keeping us safe from toxic substances and infectious agents. The synthesis of functional nanomaterials offers a unique opportunity to make the breakthrough discoveries and truly revolutionary developments to meet these challenges. Catalytic material is the heart of the petroleum, chemical, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Over 90% of the industry processes involve catalytic reactions. Nanocatalytic materials attract much more attention due to their high surface areas and quantum effect. In this talk, I will briefly cover several different series of functional nanocatalytic materials developed successfully in our group for energy production and environmental protection. A fundamental understanding of structure-function relationships for catalysts is vital for the design of new catalytic materials; and it is tremendously valuable to fundamentally understand the nanomaterials in reactive environments. To accomplish this, new and efficient methods of in situ time-resolved characterization and rapid throughput testing of catalytic properties are crucial. In this talk, I will also briefly discuss a couple of synchrotron-based in situ characterization tools and their applications in the catalysis field.
报告人简介：Dr. Xianqin Wang is an associate professor in Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering (CBPE) Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), where she joined in the fall of 2007. She obtained her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech (VT) in 2002. Her research efforts focus on two major categories: developing advanced functional nanomaterials for sustainable energy production and environmental protection, and investigating the structure and reactivity of catalytic systems under operation conditions including high pressure and temperature.
She has published over 70 refereed papers and book chapters in both national and international journals and presented over ~120 national and international conference and seminar talks. Her work has over 3800 total citations with h-index =32 (i10-index=48). She has been awarded Emerging Researcher Award of the Energy & Fuels Division (2017), Excellence in Teaching Award (2016), The Best Paper Award (2015), Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) (2007), and Excellence Certificate (2004) and numerous scholarships and financial supports during her professional preparation. She has been actively taking part in the synergistic activities, like proposal reviewer and journal reviewer, session chair for national meetings and guest editors for international journals. She has organized and chaired 22 symposia for ACS national meetings since 2010 and served as the ACS Energy and Fuel Division Program Co-Chair in 2015 and Program Chair in 2016. She is also serving on the Editorial Board of Nature Scientific Reports.