Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Liang Nano Research Group

Principle Investigator

Dr. Xinhua Liang

Linda and Bipin Doshi Associate Professor
Linda and Bipin Doshi Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
210-A Bertelsmeyer Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-7632
Google Scholar Profile

2008 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
2003 M.S. Chemical Engineering, Tianjin University, China
2001 B.S. Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, China

Professional Experience
09/2017 - present  Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
01/2012 - 08/2017  Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology
01/2009 - 12/2011 Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder
08/2003 - 06/2004 Director of R&D Department, Neo-Dankong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, China

Awards and Honors
Faculty Research Award, Missouri S&T, 2021
Linda and Bipin Doshi Endowed Professorship, 2021
Faculty Research Award, Missouri S&T, 2019
Research Exergy Award, College of Engineering and Computing, Missouri S&T, May 2019
Faculty Excellence Award, Missouri S&T, 2018
Dean's Scholar Title, College of Engineering and Computing, Missouri S&T, 2016-2018
Faculty Research Award, Missouri S&T, 2015
ACS-PRF DNI Award, 2015

Research Areas
Gas-phase synthesis, Surface science and catalysis, Nanostructured films and devices, Energy and environmental applications

Representative Publications
Xiaofeng Wang, Baitang Jin, Ye Jin, Tianpin Wu, Lu Ma, and Xinhua Liang*, Supported single Fe atoms prepared via atomic layer deposition for catalytic reactions, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3, 3, 2867-2874, 2020

Shoujie Ren, Xiao Fan, Zeyu Shang, Weston R. Shoemaker, Lu Ma, Tianpin Wu, Shiguang Li, Naomi Klinghoffer, Miao Yu, and Xinhua Liang*, Enhanced catalytic performance of Zr modified CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst for methanol and DME synthesis via CO2 hydrogenation, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 36, 82-95, 2020

Ye Jin, Han Yu, and Xinhua Liang*, Simple approach: Heat treatment to improve the electrochemical performance of commonly used anode electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12 (27), 41368–41380, 2020

Yan Gao, Michael Walsh, and Xinhua Liang*, Atomic layer deposited conformal ceramic coatings for anti-corrosion of Ag nanoparticles, Applied Surface Science, 532, article No. 147374, 2020

Xiaofeng Wang, Yuzi Liu, and Xinhua Liang*, Hydrogenolysis of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural to 2,5-dimethylfuran over supported Pt-Co bimetallic catalysts under mild conditions, Green Chemistry, 20, 2894-2902, 2018

Xiaofeng Wang, Ye Jin, and Xinhua Liang*, Significant photocatalytic performance enhancement of TiO2 by CeO2 atomic layer deposition, Nanotechnology, 28 (50), article No. 505709, 2017

Zeyu Shang, Shiguang Li, Ling Li, Guozhu Liu, and Xinhua Liang*, Highly active alumina supported nickel nanoparticle catalysts for dry reforming of methane, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 201, 302-309, 2017

Zeyu Shang, and Xinhua Liang*, "Core-Shell" nanostructured supported size-selective catalysts with high catalytic activity, Nano Letters, 17 (1), 104-109, 2017

Rajankumar L. Patel, Ying-Bing Jiang, Amitava Choudhury, and Xinhua Liang*, Employing synergetic effect of doping and thin film coating to boost the performance of lithium-ion battery cathode particles, Scientific Reports, 6, article No. 25293, DOI: 10.1038/srep25293, 2016

Chengjun Jiang1, Zeyu Shang1, and Xinhua Liang*, Chemoselective transfer hydrogenation of nitroarenes catalyzed by highly dispersed, supported nickel nanoparticles, ACS Catalysis, 5 (8) 4814-4818, 2015 (1 Both authors contributed equally to this work)

Rajankumar L. Patel, Hui Xie, Jonghyun Park, Hooman Yaghoobnejad Asl, Amitava Choudhury, and Xinhua Liang*, Significant capacity and cycle-life improvement of lithium-ion batteries through ultrathin conductive film stabilized cathode particles, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2 (8) 1500046, 2015 (featured article)

Zeyu Shang1, Rajankumar L. Patel1, Brian W. Evanko, and Xinhua Liang*, Encapsulation of supported metal nanoparticles with an ultra-thin porous shell for size-selective reactions, Chemical Communications, 49 (86), 10067-10069, 2013 (1 Both authors contributed equally to this work)

* indicates the corresponding author.

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