Background and activities
Prof. De Chen has engaged into four research lines: 1) industrial catalysis, in particular for natural gas conversion, 2) DFT and microkinetic modeling of surface reactions and multiscale modeling, 3) catalysis for new technologies including CO2 capture and conversion, hydrogen technology and biomass conversion and 4) synthesis and applications of carbon nanomaterials in catalysis and energy storage. He participated more than 20 research projects, and coordinated more than 15 projects supported by KOSK, CLIMIT, RENERGI, Energix, GASSMAK, NANOMAT programs in Norwegian Research Council, national innovation centers, VISTA, and industries with a founding more than 88 000 000 kr in last 10 years. Currently he supervises 10 PhD students and 2 postdoc fellows in different projects within these four research areas.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Tandem hydrodeoxygenation catalyst system for hydrocarbons production from simulated bio-oil: Effect of C-C coupling catalysts. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. vol. 60 (5).
- (2021) Engineering the efficient three-dimension hollow cubic carbon from vacuum residuum with enhanced mass transfer ability towards H<inf>2</inf>O<inf>2</inf> production. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering.
- (2021) Autothermal Gas-Phase Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane to Ethylene at Atmospheric Pressure. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. vol. 60 (18).
- (2021) On the redox mechanism of low-temperature NH3-SCR over Cu-CHA: A combined experimental and theoretical study of the reduction half cycle. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. vol. 60 (13).
- (2021) Boost oxygen reduction reaction performance by tuning the active sites in Fe-N-P-C catalysts. Journal of Energy Chemistry. vol. 55.
- (2021) Reversing Titanium Oligomer Formation towards High-Efficiency and Green Synthesis of Titanium-Containing Molecular Sieves. Angewandte Chemie International Edition. vol. 60 (7).
- (2021) Insights of the Dynamic Copper Active Sites in Ethylene Oxychlorination Studied by the Multivariate UV–vis–NIR Resolution Kinetic Approach. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. vol. 60.
- (2021) Support effects of Cs/Al2O3 catalyzed aldol condensation of methyl acetate with formaldehyde. Catalysis Today. vol. 365.
- (2021) Microscopic Insight to Nonlinear Voltage Dependence of Charge in Carbon-Ionic Liquid Supercapacitors. Energy Material Advances.
- (2021) Unraveling Enhanced Activity, Selectivity, and Coke Resistance of Pt–Ni Bimetallic Clusters in Dry Reforming. ACS Catalysis. vol. 11 (4).
- (2021) C–H bond activation in light alkanes: a theoretical perspective. Chemical Society Reviews.
- (2021) Engineering Pt-Mn2O3 interface to boost selective oxidation of ethylene glycol to glycolic acid. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. vol. 284.
- (2021) Insight into the basic strength-dependent catalytic performance in aqueous phase oxidation of glycerol to glyceric acid. Chemical Engineering Science (CES). vol. 230.
- (2021) Tailoring catalytic properties of V2O3 to propane dehydrogenation through single-atom doping: A DFT study. Catalysis Today. vol. 368.
- (2020) Comparison of novel olivine supported catalysts for high purity hydrogen production by CO2 sorption enhanced steam reforming. Journal of CO2 Utilization. vol. 42.
- (2020) On the effect of biogas composition on the H2 production by sorption enhanced steam reforming (SESR). Renewable Energy. vol. 160.
- (2020) Effects of oxygen mobility in La-Fe-based perovskites on the catalytic zctivity and selectivity of methane oxidation. ACS Catalysis. vol. 10 (6).
- (2020) Dual-function catalysis in propane dehydrogenation over Pt1-Ga2O3 catalyst: Insights from a microkinetic analysis. AIChE Journal. vol. 66 (7).
- (2020) Development of Polyethylenimine (PEI)-impregnated mesoporous carbon spheres for low-concentration CO2 capture. Catalysis Today.
- (2020) On the nature of Pt-carbon interactions for enhanced hydrogen generation. Journal of Catalysis. vol. 389.