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
- (2018) Decoding atomic-level structures of the interface between Pt sub-nanocrystals and nanostructured carbon. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. vol. 122 (13).
- (2017) On the effects of K and La co-promotion on CuCl2/γ-Al2O3 catalysts for the oxychlorination of ethylene. Catalysis Today. vol. 299 (C).
- (2017) Nitrogen-doped Carbon Nanofibers for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction: Importance of the Iron Growth Catalyst Phase. ChemCatChem. vol. 9 (9).
- (2017) Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene over Pd-In/Al2O3 Catalyst: Promotional Effect of Indium and Composition-Dependent Performance. ACS Catalysis. vol. 7 (11).
- (2017) Potassium adsorption behavior on hcp cobalt as model systems for the Fischer–Tropsch synthesis: a density functional theory study. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. vol. 19 (19).
- (2017) Mechanistic and kinetic insights into the Pt-Ru synergy during hydrogen generation from ammonia borane over PtRu/CNT nanocatalysts. Journal of Catalysis. vol. 356.
- (2017) Reaction mechanism and kinetics for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane on a Pt/CNT catalyst. AIChE Journal. vol. 63 (1).
- (2017) Simultaneously Enhanced Stability and Selectivity for Propene Epoxidation with H2 and O2 on Au Catalysts Supported on Nano-Crystalline Mesoporous TS-1. ACS Catalysis. vol. 7 (4).
- (2017) Porous carbon with small mesoporesas an ultra-high capacity adsorption medium. Applied Surface Science. vol. 420.
- (2017) Investigation of metal dusting corrosion process over UNS N08800 alloy. International Corrosion Conference Series. vol. 4.
- (2017) Tuning the Electronic Properties of Single-Atom Pt Catalysts by Functionalization of the Carbon Support Material. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. vol. 121 (38).
- (2017) Adsorption energy-driven carbon number-dependent olefin to paraffin ratio in cobalt-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Journal of Catalysis. vol. 349.
- (2017) Understanding of potassium promoter effects on oxychlorination of ethylene by operando spatial-time resolved UV–vis–NIR spectrometry. Journal of Catalysis. vol. 352.
- (2017) Novel Fe/MnK-CNTs nanocomposites as catalysts for direct production of lower olefins from syngas. AIChE Journal. vol. 63 (1).
- (2017) Steam methane reforming on a Ni-based bimetallic catalyst: Density functional theory and experimental studies of the catalytic consequence of surface alloying of Ni with Ag. Catalysis science & technology. vol. 7 (8).
- (2017) Enhancing capacitance of supercapacitor with both organic electrolyte and ionic liquid electrolyte on a biomass-derived carbon. RSC Advances. vol. 7 (38).
- (2017) Selective Charging Behavior in an Ionic Mixture Electrolyte- Supercapacitor System for Higher Energy and Power. Journal of the American Chemical Society. vol. 139 (51).
- (2017) Decoding structural complexity in conical carbon nanofibers. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. vol. 19 (22).
- (2016) Nitrogen-doped carbon nanofibers on expanded graphite as oxygen reduction electrocatalysts. Carbon. vol. 101.
- (2016) On the superior activity and selectivity of PtCo/Nb2O5 Fischer Tropsch catalysts. Journal of Catalysis. vol. 340.