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
- (2020) Electrochemical syngas production from CO2 and water with CNT supported ZnO catalysts. Catalysis Today.
- (2020) Hydrogen dependence of the reaction mechanism and kinetics of water gas shift reaction on Ni catalyst: Experimental and DFT study. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. vol. 264.
- (2020) The effect of co-feeding ethene on Fischer-Tropsch synthesis to olefins over Co-based catalysts. Applied Catalysis A : General.
- (2020) Direct conversion of syngas to aromatics: A review of recent studies. Cuihuà xuébào. vol. 41 (4).
- (2019) Kinetics Insights and Active Sites Discrimination of Pd-Catalyzed Selective Hydrogenation of Acetylene. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. vol. 58 (5).
- (2019) Tuning Adsorption and Catalytic Properties of α-Cr2O3 and ZnO in Propane Dehydrogenation by Creating Oxygen Vacancy and Doping Single Pt Atom: A Comparative First-Principles Study. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. vol. 58 (24).
- (2019) Methane activation on bimetallic catalysts: properties and functions of surface Ni-Ag alloy. ChemCatChem. vol. 11 (15).
- (2019) Kinetics-assisted discrimination of active sites in Ru catalyzed hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. vol. 4 (2).
- (2019) Electrochemical reduction of CO2 to synthesis gas on CNT supported CuxZn1-x O catalysts. Catalysis Today.
- (2019) Insights into Hydrogen Transport Behavior on Perovskite Surfaces: Transition from the Grotthuss Mechanism to the Vehicle Mechanism. Langmuir. vol. 35 (30).
- (2019) Atomically dispersed Fe-N-P-C complex electrocatalysts for superior oxygen reduction. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. vol. 249.
- (2019) Origin of Chemisorption Energy Scaling Relations over Perovskite Surfaces. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. vol. 123 (46).
- (2019) Surface phase diagrams of La-based perovskites towards the O-rich limit from first principles. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. vol. 21 (24).
- (2019) BEEF-vdW+U method applied to perovskites: thermodynamic, structural, electronic, and magnetic properties. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. vol. 31 (14).
- (2019) Reaction mechanism and kinetics for Pt/CNTs catalyzed base-free oxidation of glycerol. Chemical Engineering Science (CES). vol. 203.
- (2019) Active sites of Pt/CNTs nanocatalysts for aerobic base-free oxidation of glycerol. Green Energy & Environment.
- (2019) Promotional effect of in-situ generated hydroxyl on olefin selectivity of Co-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. Physical Chemistry, Chemical Physics - PCCP. vol. 21 (44).
- (2019) Investigation of C1+C1 Coupling Reactions in Cobalt-Catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis by Combined DFT and Kinetic Isotope Study. Catalysts. vol. 9 (6).
- (2019) Highly selective CO removal by sorption enhanced Boudouard reaction for hydrogen production. Catalysis science & technology. vol. 9 (15).
- (2019) Cost-efficient core-shell TS-1/silicalite-1 supported Au catalysts: Towards enhanced stability for propene epoxidation with H2 and O2. Chemical Engineering Journal. vol. 377.